The world’s premier motorcycle road racing championship, MotoGP, will return to FOX SPORTS this season after an agreement was reached with the Ten Network to sublicense MotoGP.
Under the new agreement, FOX SPORTS will simulcast all MotoGP category races in the 2014 season LIVE with the Ten Network.
FOX SPORTS will also broadcast all races from the Moto2 & Moto3 categories and all practice, and qualifying practices from all 18 Grands Prix in the MotoGP World Championship LIVE. This coverage will be EXCLUSIVE to FOX SPORTS for all Grands Prix outside of Australia.
FOX SPORTS CEO, Patrick Delany, said: “Following the recent announcement of our V8 Supercars coverage which commences in 2015, this is another enormous coup for motorsport fans."
“In 2014 there will be more coverage of MotoGP than there has ever been on Australian television on FOX SPORTS."
“MotoGP is the world’s most popular two-wheels racing championship and beginning with this weekend’s opening round in Qatar, fans will see every race from every round, including all championship races, support categories, practice, and qualifying events LIVE with no interruptions during the action.
“FOX SPORTS has every motorsport fan covered. The best local product in V8 Supercars from 2015 and the best from around the world now including MotoGP, NASCAR, Indycar and the Superbike World Championship, all LIVE in High Definition,” said Delany.
FOX SPORTS previously broadcasted MotoGP from 1997 through 2009. The Ten Network has carried the championship since 2004 and exclusively on Australian television since 2010.
The 2014 MotoGP season got underway this morning (AEDT) with the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar. All eyes will be on Aussie Broc Parkes as he makes his MotoGP debut against the likes of current champion Marc Marquez (Spain) and multiple world champions Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) and Valentino Rossi (Italy).
FOX SPORTS coverage of MotoGP is available in High Definition for Foxtel sports subscribers. All MotoGP coverage is also available on Foxtel Go.
FOX SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE
LIVE ON SPEED HD & SPEED (Foxtel Channel 512)
SATURDAY 22nd March
1.50am MOTOGP FREE PRACTICE 2014 GP of Qatar, Free Practice 2
2.55am MOTO3 FREE PRACTICE 2014 GP of Qatar, Free Practice 3
3.45am MOTO2 FREE PRACTICE 2014 GP of Qatar, Free Practice 3
4.45am MOTOGP FREE PRACTICE 2014 GP of Qatar, Free Practice 3
SUNDAY 23rd March
1.50am MOTO3 QUALIFYING 2014 GP of Qatar
2.45am MOTO2 QUALIFYING 2014 GP of Qatar
3.45am MOTOGP QUALIFYING 2014 GP of Qatar
MONDAY 24th March
12.45am MOTO3 WARM UP 2014 GP of Qatar
1.15am MOTO2 WARM UP 2014 GP of Qatar
1.50am MOTOGP WARM UP 2014 GP of Qatar
2.45am MOTO3 2014 GP of Qatar
4.05am MOTO2 2014 GP of Qatar
5.30am MOTOGP 2014 GP of Qatar
*All times AEDT