Fabio Quartararo returns from the Summer break looking to re-assert his dominance at the top of the MotoGP championship as the series heads to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix!
Quartararo has been the man on top during the first half of 2022, but uncharacteristically crashed out in MotoGP’s last race at Assen at the end of June. Can the Frenchman bounce back and extend his 21-point lead over Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro?
The race airs live on free-to-air television in the UK for the second year running, with coverage airing across both ITV and BT Sport in an attempt to boost interest in MotoGP.
Last year’s coverage peaked with 472,000 viewers on ITV (excluding BT Sport), a number Dorna will be hoping to better this year.
The deal is part of a wider package, with a second race (this year the German MotoGP round in June) also airing live on ITV. Both MotoGP and Moto2 air live on the main channel on Sunday, with Moto3 airing on ITV4.
The Silverstone round moves from late August, a slot it has held since 2013, to earlier in August, thus avoiding most other motor racing championships.
While moving away from F1 should provide a benefit, the lack of Valentino Rossi following his retirement and Marc Marquez through injury may hurt viewing figures with no big star attraction to lure prospective fans in.
ITV’s coverage consists of a mix of their own talent, supplemented by the World Feed offering.
Eurosport’s Superbikes presenter and former MotoGP host Matt Roberts leads ITV’s bespoke offering, alongside two-time World Superbike champion James Toseland and ex-MotoGP racer Bradley Smith.
The commentary feed will be provided to ITV by MotoGP’s in-house broadcast offering. Matt Birt and Louis Suddaby are on hand to provide commentary, with Amy Reynolds and Simon Crafar in pit lane.
Full coverage of the weekend, including practice and qualifying, airs live on BT Sport 2, with Suzi Perry presenting alongside a team that includes Natalie Quirk, Neil Hodgson and Gavin Emmett.
Friday 5th AugustFull scheduling details for the 2022 British MotoGP. Scheduling details correct as of Sunday 31st July and are subject to change.
09:00 to 16:00 – Practice (BT Sport 2)
=> 09:00 – Moto3: Practice 1
=> 09:55 – MotoGP: Practice 1
=> 10:55 – Moto2: Practice 1
=> 13:15 – Moto3: Practice 2
=> 14:10 – MotoGP: Practice 2
=> 15:10 – Moto2: Practice 2
Saturday 6th August
09:00 to 16:00 – Practice and Qualifying (BT Sport 2)
=> 09:00 – Moto3: Practice 3
=> 09:55 – MotoGP: Practice 3
=> 10:55 – Moto2: Practice 3
=> 12:35 – Moto3: Qualifying
=> 13:30 – MotoGP: Practice 4
=> 14:10 – MotoGP: Qualifying
=> 15:10 – Moto2: Qualifying
Sunday 7th August
09:15 to 16:30 – Races (BT Sport 2)
=> 09:15 – Warm Ups
=> 10:30 – Moto3: Race
=> 12:30 – MotoGP: Race
=> 14:15 – Moto2: Race
=> 15:30 – Chequered Flag
10:45 to 12:30 – Moto3: Race (ITV4)
12:25 to 15:45 – MotoGP and Moto2: Races (ITV)
Monday 8th August
20:00 to 21:00 – Highlights (ITV4)
Elsewhere during the weekend, the IndyCar Series returns to Nashville for the second time, with all the action airing live on Sky Sports F1.
Further east, the World Touring Car Cup races round Alsace, and the World Rally Championship heads to Finland for round 8 of its season. The touring car action airs across Discovery’s outlets, with the rallying available via BT Sport and WRC’s over-the-top platform.
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