beIN SPORTS is the New Home of MotoGP™ World Championship Adding to the Premier 2016 Motorsports Programming Lineup

Network to Exclusively Broadcast World-Renowned MotoGP™ Races and Feature Another Season of FIM WorldSBK

MIAMI--()--Adding to the network’s consolidated Motorsports roster currently including FIM WorldSBK and Rallycross, beIN SPORTS announces the addition of the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship to its premier lineup of global sporting events. The races, along with complementary original programming, will become available to U.S. viewers exclusively on beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS CONNECT this year.

“Sports fans demand the best of the best, and with the acquisition of the MotoGP™ World Championship and our renewal of FIM WorldSBK, we continue to provide exactly that.”

"We are thrilled to have acquired the exclusive US broadcast rights to the MotoGP™ World Championship, where the best racers line up on the most renowned tracks around the world; this is truly the pinnacle of motorcycle racing and beIN SPORTS is happy to be able to deliver this to our viewers in the US," said Yousef Al-Obaidly, Managing Director of beIN SPORTS. "Sports fans demand the best of the best, and with the acquisition of the MotoGP™ World Championship and our renewal of FIM WorldSBK, we continue to provide exactly that."

MotoGP™ is the world's premier motorcycling championship that begins its 2016 season of 18 Grands Prix events in March. Famous for featuring the world's top motorcycle manufacturers Honda, Yamaha, Ducati, Suzuki and Aprilia piloted by the most talented international riders, such as nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi, two-time world champion Marc Marquez, and reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo. The championship debuted in 1949 and is now contested in 15 countries annually.

 

FIM MotoGP™ 2016 Schedule

ROUND

 

DATES

 

GRAND PRIX

 

VENUE

 

COUNTRY

1   March 20   Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar   Losail International Circuit   Qatar
2   April 3   Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina   Termas de Río Hondo   Argentina
3   April 10   Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas   Circuit Of The Americas   US
4   April 24   Gran Premio Red Bull de España   Jerez de la Frontera   Spain
5   May 8   Monster Energy Grand Prix de France   Le Mans   France
6   May 22   Gran Premio d’Italia TIM   Mugello   Italy
7   June 5  

Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya

  Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya   Spain
8   June 26   Motul TT Assen   TT Assen   Netherlands
9   July 17  

GoPro Motorrad Gran Prix Deutschland

 

Sachsenring

 

Germany

10   August 14  

Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich

  Red Bull Ring   Austria
11   August 21  

Grand Prix Ceské Republiky

  Brno  

Czech Republic

12   September 4  

Octo British Grand Prix

 

Silverstone

 

Great Britain

13   September 11   Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini   Misano   Italy
14   September 25   Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón   MotorLand Aragon   Spain

15

  October 16   Motul Grand Prix of Japan   Twin Ring Motegi   Japan
16   October 23   Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix   Phillip Island   Australia

17

 

October 30

 

Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix

 

Sepang International Circuit

  Malaysia
18   November 13  

Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana

  Comunitat Valenciana - Ricardo Tormo   Spain

The 2016 WorldSBK competition will mark its 29th season and the fourth year that beIN SPORTS exclusively broadcasts the races in the U.S. Last year, Nicky Hayden, the last American to win the MotoGP™ World Championship in 2006, announced that he would be moving to the WorldSBK starting in 2016. Known as the “Kentucky Kid,” Nicky will join Ten Kate Racing alongside Michael Van Der Mark.

 

FIM WorldSBK 2016 Schedule

ROUND

 

DATES

 

GRAND PRIX

 

VENUE

 

COUNTRY

1   February 28   Yamaha Finance Australian Round   Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit   Australia
2   March 13   Motul Thai Round   Chang International Circuit   Thailand
3   April 3   Pirelli Aragón Round   MotorLand Aragón   Spain
4   April 17   Consorzio Prosecco DOC Dutch Round   TT Assen Circuit   Netherlands
5   May 1   Motul Italian Round   Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari   Italy
6   May 15   Fassi Malaysian Round   Sepang International Circuit   Malaysia
7   May 29   Acerbis UK Round   Donington Park Circuit   UK
8   June 19   Pirelli Riviera di Rimini Round   Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”   Italy
9   July 10   Geico US Round   Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca   US
10   July 24   Nilox Italian Round   Autodromo Nazionale Monza   Italy
11   September 18   Pirelli German Round   EuroSpeedway Lausitz   Germany
12   October 2   French Round   Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours   France
13   October 16   Spanish Round   Circuito de Jerez   Spain
14   October 30   Qatar Round   Losail International Circuit   Qatar

beIN SPORTS will feature original news, editorial analysis and multimedia elements throughout the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship, featuring the network’s top sports journalists. All programming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT is offered in HD and is available on PCs, tablets and smart phones.

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About beIN SPORTS USA

Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS is the fastest growing international sports network in the U.S. and is offered on 9 of the largest 10 cable/satellite TV providers in the U.S., as well as other systems across the country. beIN SPORTS offers viewers premium sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV channels beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español and live streaming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, which includes live matches from La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF/CAF World Cup Qualifiers, as well as news and in-depth analysis of all the top leagues from around the world. With beIN SPORTS CONNECT, authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all the exciting action from the two networks and stream live overflow matches offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smart phone. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven to fans of motorsports, tennis, rugby, volleyball and boxing, among others.

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or
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or
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ignaciosagnier@dorna.com

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