MotoGP coverage in the UK has been behind paywalls since the 2014 season when BT Sport took over exclusive rights from the BBC.
From 2003 to the end of 2013, the BBC aired the entire Grand Prix weekend on the red button and main channel, and the series gained a strong audience during its tenure.
BT Sport will continue to broadcast MotoGP until 2024, but the exposure of the series to mainstream viewers has declined over the years since the transition to subscription services.
ITV4 is currently highlighting each Grand Prix weekend on Monday after the race, but next weekend it will be free to watch the French Grand Prix.
ITV and Dorna Sports haven’t commented yet, but Autosport can check the news.
On the next weekend’s television show, ITV4 will air Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP races starting Sunday, May 16th at 9:45 am UK time, set to use Dorna’s World Feed Coverage.
Maverick Viñales, Yamaha Factory Racing
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The list says: “French Grand Prix. All actions in the Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP races of the fifth round of the season at Le Mans.
“Jack Miller had an arm pump problem while Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo was leading the race, and after finishing in 13th place, he won the last MotoGP race at the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez.
“Miller’s Ducati teammate Francesco Bagnaia took second place, which was enough to overtake Quartararo at the top of the championship rankings.
“Comments from Steve Day and Mattbert and a pit lane report by Simon Crafar.”
It’s still unclear if this will be a one-off event or if ITV will continue to broadcast the remaining Grand Prix on the remaining Sundays of the 2021 season.
The ITV4 motorsport roster boasts live coverage of the British Touring Car Championship and comprehensive coverage of the Isle of Man TT.
The news comes just a few weeks after it’s revealed MotoGP is working with Amazon A unique version of Netflix’s hit F1 documentary “Drive to Survive”.
MotoGP French GP live on ITV4
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