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Melanie Sykes To Front BT Sport's MotoGP Coverage

14/02/2014 11:23 GMT | Updated 14/02/2014 11:59 GMT
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Melanie Sykes will front BT Sport's coverage of the MotoGP.

Sykes will present race weekends alongside alongside MotoGP experts, former British and World Superbike Champions, Neil Hodgson and James Toseland.

BT Sport will also be reuniting commentators Ryder and Huewen. Julian Ryder, previously Eurosport's MotoGP commentator of more than 14 years will be joined by former British Champion and motorsport commentator, Keith Huewen, along with Motorcycle News chief grand prix correspondent, Matt Birt.

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MotoGP commentator and presenter Gavin Emmett will be BT Sport’s MotoGP reporter.

The channel’s comprehensive coverage of MotoGP launches on 18 March with a special preview show, featuring interviews with all the top riders and action from the key official pre-season tests.

For each of the 19 race meetings in 2014, BT Sport will show the free practice and qualifying sessions live, full coverage of the Moto2 and Moto3 races and the elite MotoGP race across Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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It will be hosted on-site at each event with additional studio coverage from BT Sport’s state of the art facilities at the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Award winning production company North One Television will produce BT Sport’s coverage.

A new hour-long programme, MotoGP Tonight, will be broadcast at 8pm on Tuesdays, after every Grand Prix weekend. This will be presented by BT Sport’s Craig Doyle and former Olympian and European and Commonwealth games 400 metres champion and biker, Iwan Thomas. The pair will be joined by an array of guests from the motorbike world.