All good things, come to end. The 2013 MotoGP World Championship comes to a close next weekend with Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo fighting for the crown. But so too does BBC Sport’s and Eurosport’s coverage of the championship. From next year, the series (along with Moto2 and Moto3) will be broadcast exclusively live on BT Sport. Whatever you, or I, think of BBC’s current coverage, the fact of the matter is that as of 2014, MotoGP will no longer be attracting the masses across the airwaves. I’m definitely looking forward to see BT Sport’s coverage of MotoGP, but at the moment, the previous sentence remains true.
Nevertheless, the show must go on, and with that in mind, here is a special schedule piece for Valencia, as the curtain comes down on MotoGP’s current coverage, as BT Sport ushers in a new era, from 2014.
Friday 8th November 2013
12:05 to 15:00 – Practice (British Eurosport 2)
Saturday 9th November 2013
11:20 to 13:00 – Moto2 and Moto3: Qualifying (BBC Red Button)
11:30 to 15:00 – Qualifying (British Eurosport 2)
13:00 to 14:00 – MotoGP: Qualifying (BBC Two)
Sunday 10th November 2013
09:15 to 09:45 – MotoGP: Warm Up (British Eurosport 2)
09:45 to 12:25 – Moto2 and Moto3: Race (British Eurosport 2)
09:45 to 12:30 – Moto2 and Moto3: Race (BBC Red Button)
12:30 to 14:00 – MotoGP: Race (BBC Two)
14:00 to 14:30 – MotoGP: Extra (BBC Red Button)
14:00 to 15:30 – MotoGP: Race (British Eurosport 2)
I will update this blog post if any of the scheduling details change.