Ten has extended its agreement with Dorna Sports to broadcast the premier motorcycle racing FIM World Championship, MotoGP™, in 2017 and 2018.
With the 2016 MotoGP Championship season nearing its end, the extension of the broadcast deal is a coup for Australian motorsport viewers.
The extended deal guarantees that all MotoGP races will be available live and free on ONE for the next two years. It also guarantees that the Australian round of the MotoGP World Championship, including qualifying and the race, held at Victoria’s Phillip Island will be broadcast live and free.
In addition, ONE will again feature a pre-race and post-race MotoGP show. Hosted by Mark Howard and expert commentator Daryl Beattie, the pre-race show which will provide a detailed review and expert analysis from the qualifying race, as well as a comprehensive preview of the race.
A thorough post-race review and analysis will also be provided at the end of all 18 races, which cover 14 countries and four continents.
Network Ten Sport Manager, Adam Cush, said: “We are delighted to extend our broadcast deal with Dorna Sports to ensure that Australian motorsport fans can watch all MotoGP races live and free. This deal further demonstrates Network Ten’s commitment to premium motorsport.
“Network Ten has a long history of broadcasting MotoGP and we are pleased that their expert commentary and presenter team will continue to bring this high-profile World Championship to all the Australian fans.”
Manel Arroyo, Dorna Sports Managing Director, Media & TV Area said: “We’re thrilled that Network Ten are on-board with MotoGP™ once again.
“It is fantastic news for Australian fans of motorcycle racing to see such incredible coverage of the Championship for two more seasons. With a new Australian race winner on the MotoGP™ grid and the future of MotoGP™ at Phillip Island confirmed, these renewals are the perfect final piece in the puzzle as passion for motorcycle racing continues to reach new heights in Australia.”