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MotoGP gets bigger on the BBC

Category: Sport

Date: 31.03.2005
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BBC Sport today announced that Gavin Emmett will join the BBC MotoGP team for the 2005 MotoGP Championship.


Emmett, who has previously worked on the world feed of MotoGP coverage, will join presenter Suzi Perry, and the commentary team of Steve Parrish and Charlie Cox, for BBC coverage of all 17 rounds in 2005.


Also, for 2005, the BBC can announce increased coverage of MotoGP on BBC Television.


In addition to full coverage of every race on BBC TWO, additional time has been allocated in the schedules to allow for increased build-up and features around the races themselves.


For the first two races of the season, at Jerez and Estoril, the BBC will also have extended coverage and pre-race build-up on BBCi - the BBC's interactive service available to digital viewers.


Speaking about the 2005 season, Philip Bernie, Executive Editor, Grandstand says: "We're pleased that in our third year of broadcasting the MotoGP we're able to once again build on the previous year's success.


"The addition of Gavin Emmett in the pit-lane and the additional features will help us further in communicating the thrill, excitement and expertise of MotoGP to BBC viewers."


BBC coverage begins with a MotoGP preview on Sunday Grandstand (3 April, BBC TWO, 1.35pm), followed by live coverage of the first round at Jerez on 10 April (BBC TWO, 12.35pm).


Notes to Editors


Coverage times for the 2005 MotoGP Championship


All races will be broadcast on BBC TWO.


Details correct as at 31 March 2005 and may be subject to change.


Sunday 10 April
1225-1400, live
Sunday 17 April
1715-1830, delayed
Sunday 1 May
1335-1500, build-up & race, delayed
Le Mans
Sunday 15 May
1235-1400, live
Sunday 5 June
1235-1400, live
Sunday 12 June
1235-1400, live
Sunday 26 June
1235-1330, delayed from Sat
Lauguna Seca
Sunday 10 July
2230-2330, delayed (race start 2200)
Sunday 24 July
1500-1630, live
Sunday 31 July
1100-1230, live
Sunday 28 August
1235-1400, live
Sunday 18 September
1320-1420, delayed
Sunday 25 September
1305-1410, delayed
Saturday 1 October
1252-1410, live
Philip Island
Sunday 16 October
1230-1345, delayed
Sunday 23 October
1230-1400, live
Sunday 6 November
1230-1400, live




Category: Sport

Date: 31.03.2005
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