Poll Results: Do you plan on following MotoGP in 2014?

A few weeks ago, I asked blog readers a simple question, baring in mind the broadcasting changes in the UK from 2014: “Do you plan on following MotoGP in 2014?”

Almost 200 people responded, thanks to each and every one of you. There are a few headlines in there, but here are the poll results:

– Yes, I do not have access to BT Sport but will continue to follow MotoGP via other means: 30.2% (57 votes)
– No, I won’t be following MotoGP in 2014: 30.2% (57 votes)
– Yes, I will continue to follow MotoGP via BT Sport: 26.5% (50 votes)
– No, I don’t currently follow MotoGP and have no interest in doing so: 8.5% (16 votes)
– Undecided: 2.6% (5 votes)
– Poll does not apply to me: 2.0% (4 votes)

Ignoring the people who don’t currently follow MotoGP, and those that the poll does not apply to brings the amount of respondents down by twenty. Hence, the percentages, and probably more accurate percentages are as follows:

– Yes, I do not have access to BT Sport but will continue to follow MotoGP via other means: 33.7% (57 votes)
– No, I won’t be following MotoGP in 2014: 33.7% (57 votes)
– Yes, I will continue to follow MotoGP via BT Sport: 29.6% (50 votes)
– Undecided: 3.0% (5 votes)

I always post disclaimers whenever doing polls that, because of the nature of this site, polls are clearly not reflecting of the general public. But hey, they are interesting to look at and analyse and also generate some good discussion.

The interesting thing is that a lot of people have decided already whether or not they are going to follow MotoGP in 2014, only three percent is undecided which is very low. If you are not a fan of football, then the question is whether you are willing to add an extra few pounds to your existing package, or whether you can miss MotoGP and get yourself out of the habit.

I do have Sky, but am unwilling to fork out an extra £12 for just MotoGP and a few Premiership games I’m not interested in. If they added NASCAR and Formula E to their coverage I would be interested though! – @deanolatino

30 percent say that they will continue to follow MotoGP on BT Sport. That number probably is not too far off what will really happen, in reality though it would be nearer 20 percent. I hate to think that viewing figures could average under 200,000, but we will only get a real indicator come Qatar.

I moved to BT Broadband from Sky last March after their broadband team proved to be completely inept when it came to customer service – I’m really happy with the TV station so far, so look forward to the MotoGP! – TMLS

There is a fairly even split too between BT Sport and ‘other means’ although ‘other means’ was deliberately such a huge parameter to see how many want to keep in touch with MotoGP, but just don’t want to switch to BT Sport.

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3 thoughts on “Poll Results: Do you plan on following MotoGP in 2014?

  1. what bt are doing amounts to extortion. They are sticking two fingers up at british motogp fans.
    you wanna watch…then you pay us.
    well i will certainly be watching by other means. dont like bt. never have never will. so from me to the bt bosses i give u my two fingers.

  2. I still can’t believe that BT have taken Moto GP away from Eurosport. Eurosport’s coverage of the sport has been great over the past 20 years, especially the commentary. It looks like I will be searching the web to find links to each race at this rate, unless my landlord at decides to upgrade his sky box!

  3. I won’t be paying for BT sport, £15 a month for the HD is daylight robbery considering there are some months where there’s no motogp races at all and some months where there’s only one or two races …and that’s all I’d want the channel for…I’m not interested in the football or rugby coverage and frankly I find Jake Humphries to be an annoying tit. I will be watching motogp but I won’t be paying for it, I’ll watch it anyway I can that doesn’t cost me anything. This is what BT is forcing motogp fans into…if they weren’t so greedy people would watch it legally but as it stands they’ve given us no choice but to use other methods to see our favourite Motorsport.

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