BBC Radio 5 Live have announced their scheduling plans for the British round of the MotoGP World Championship. The station, which normally does not cover the championship, will be covering the weekend’s events.
As revealed in May, Jennie Gow will be presenting the coverage alongside Tommy Hill, whilst Harry Stafford will be alongside Gow on the Friday. On the TV side of things, there will be an extra half an hour of build-up and an extra half an hour of reaction on race day. Disappointingly though, only qualifying will be live on BBC One (as it has been for the majority of the year), the race coverage is still on BBC Two. It would have been nice to have given it the BBC One Sunday slot, in my view.
Here are their coverage plans:
Thursday 29th August
20:30 to 21:30 – Preview (BBC Radio 5 Live)
Friday 30th August
09:00 to 12:15 – Practice (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
Sunday 1st September
13:00 to 14:00 – MotoGP Race (BBC Radio 5 Live)
I don’t know if BBC Radio covering it is a precursor to potentially covering the series next year when TV coverage moves to BT Sport next year, but time will tell.