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2010 MotoGP Broadcast Live on SPEED

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Number 46 gets up to speed at Sepang.
MotoGP racing is back and SPEED will broadcast it live in 2010!
SPEED and Dorna Sports have reached a three-year broadcast agreement that, for the first time, will include live, high-definition race coverage of theĀ MotoGP World Championship, as well as enhanced production features, it was announced this week by the network.

"In addition to the international feed shared by all partners, SPEED will produce SPEED-specific features, interviews and graphic enhancements," said Rick Miner, SPEED SVP of Production & Network Operations. "We are really stepping up the presentation for the American audience."

Greg Creamer will be the SPEED in-studio host, with Nick Harris handling play-by-play for the international feed. Ian Wheeler will provide analysis and Gavin Emmett will report from the pits.

Coverage begins this weekend with the season-opening Grand Prix of Qatar on the 3.343-mile Losail International Circuit. The two U.S. rounds are scheduled for July 25 at Laguna Seca and August 29 at famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

SPEEDtv.com will offer full coverage of each event with photos and content from Moto Racing Editor Chris Martin and columnists Dennis Noyes, Evan Williams and Colin Young. In addition, SPEED has expanded video rights beginning this season, with 10 minutes of footage from each event available on SPEEDtv.com. For more information on the MotoGP World Championship, please visit www.MotoGP.com.

MotoGP on SPEED air date and times (subject to change):
* Grand Prix of Qatar - April 11 (4 p.m. ET, Live)
* Japan - April 25 (Late night Saturday, April 24, 2 a.m. ET, Live)
* Spanish Grand Prix - May 2 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
* French Grand Prix - May 25 (2 p.m. ET, taped)
* Italian Grand Prix - June 6 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
* British Grand Prix - June 20 (9:30 a.m. ET, Live)
* Dutch Grand Prix - June 26 (9:30 a.m. ET, SDD)
* Catalunyan Grand Prix - July 4 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
* German Grand Prix - July 18 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
* U.S. Grand Prix - July 25 (TBD)
* Czech Grand Prix - August 15 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
* Indianapolis Grand Prix - August 29 (TBD)
* San Marino - September 5 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
* Hungary - September 19 (9 a.m. ET, Live)
* Malaysian Grand Prix - October 10 (6 p.m. ET, SDD)
* Australian Grand Prix - October 17 (Late night Saturday, October 16, 1 a.m. ET, Live)
* Portugal - October 31 (5 p.m. ET, SDD)
* Valencia Grand Prix - November 7 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
*Note: French Grand Prix is taped event due to schedule conflicts

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crystal -texan  June 16, 2010 10:45 PM
Jonathan Green is nice.
crystal -texan  June 16, 2010 08:26 PM
u all must be asses, i am sure they know more than u do, get a life off ur computers
boodie -me  May 23, 2010 06:12 AM
yes, Nitro has got it half right. Both are hopeless commetators. Steve Martin is/was a great rider but should stick to the track where engine noise makes any speaking inaudible. Green is a clown and the combination of their idiot comments makes watching great bike racing almost unbearable. give the job to someone else.
Nitro Nori -Idiot Commentators  April 27, 2010 09:30 PM
"Jonathan Green and Steve Martin provide entertaining and insightful technical analysis of the race" - I'll agree that Steve Martin is insightful but to call Jonathan Green entertaining or insightful is ridiculous. The guy is an absolute nob. A packet of chips has more insight than him.

Get rid of him.



mxs -HD  April 9, 2010 09:21 AM
You forgot to say very important thing, it will be broadcasted in HD!
SilverStreak -World SBK vs MotoGP Race Coverage & Ben  April 8, 2010 05:36 PM
Dorna Sports should emulate FIM SuperBike coverage. Jonathan Green and Steve Martin provide entertaining and insightful technical analysis of the race. The audio is clear and not overwhelmed by the track noise. On the other hand, the MotoGP audio is so bad that I can't understand what they are saying most of the time, and the background noise drowns out the race coverage. And what is it with Rossi's onboard camera? Seeing his rear-end shift side-to-side tells me nothing! Put the camera in front of the bike so we can see what happening ahead, especially when passing. I hope SPEED can help us here.

By the way, Good Luck Ben! Don't worry about being a rookie here. Ride hard. Get out in front. Make those brilliant passes. That's your style.
AQA -Yesssss  April 8, 2010 04:46 PM
Perfect. Now we can watch the races and then get out and ride a bit without having to cut the day short. Yessss.
AQA -Yesssss  April 8, 2010 04:45 PM
Perfect. Now we can watch the races and then get out and ride a bit without having to cut the day short. Yessss.
rob -not good  April 8, 2010 04:10 PM
I don't wanna have to wake up at 8am or stay up till 1am. I liked the way they had it before. Every Sunday at 3pm or 6pm.
Mmm -Mmm  April 8, 2010 02:58 PM
I hope to hell that they don't give us idiot commentators and keep the international commentators that they've had for the past few years.
Steve-O -Amen  April 8, 2010 02:37 PM
It's about freaking time! Well done Speed - Finally...