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BBC Sport will have exclusive rights to show MotoGP in the United Kingdom for the next five years after signing an extension to its current contract.

The deal until 2013 includes the rights to show all the races - 125cc, 250cc and MotoGP, plus qualifying sessions.

All MotoGP races will be shown live on BBC TV with the 125 and 250 races, and qualifying sessions shown live on interactive TV and online.

As well as added interactive coverage MotoGP races will be on BBC iPlayer.

"We are delighted to have secured, for the first time, fully exclusive rights to the world's premier, and most watched motorbike competition," said BBC Sport's director of sports rights Dominic Coles.

"Alongside our recent acquisition of Formula One, BBC Sport has become the home of motorsport in the UK; a one-stop shop for fans of the very best two wheel and four wheel, adrenalin-fuelled sport action across TV, radio and online services.

"With James Toseland making a very promising start to his MotoGP career, Bradley Smith shining in the 125s, and Scott Redding making history in that series recently at Donington Park, the future for British riders in MotoGP looks good, and the BBC will be there all the way to tell their story."

Manel Arroyo, managing director of the commercial rights holders Dorna, said "We are delighted to extend the collaboration with the BBC.

"Thanks to their prestige and their dedication to MotoGP, we are sure that the championship will continue to grow in the UK."

see also
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MotoGP on the BBC
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