MotoGP » Ezpeleta: BBC to BT like 500cc to MotoGP

“500cc was fantastic for decades, but there is a moment when you need to move to other possibilities” - Carmelo Ezpeleta.

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May 11, 2013 12:15 PM

@alex every sport is the same, why rant like this about MotoGP as if it's any different? Did you spout this crap when other sports went subscription or PPV?

World Superbikes has been subsription only in the UK since way before Dorna got hold of it. Do you post similar nonsense about WSB or is it just that you're on the "Dorna are evil" bandwagon?

Sport is a business and as such is about making money. It's not about giving you free entertainment. That's the way the world has been for a very long time. Get over it. And yourself.

PETITION - Unregistered

May 11, 2013 12:22 PM


This is against the 2014 TV coverage for MotoGP going to BT and against Eurosport losing its delayed show.
Please sign and share as much as possible........


May 11, 2013 12:25 PM

All this talk about Spanish riders being favoured is nonsense. The sad fact is that the Spanish championships are the only real feeder of young talent into MotoGP. Most of the riders in the Spanish championship are (surprise, surprise) Spanish. Hence the domination of Spanish riders. If you want to succeed in MotoGP these days you have to move to Spain at a young age.

Time was there were other national and regional series that fed MotoGP, but they have either died out or gone superbike. In many cases they died a death after going superbike. Partly, I suspect, because running a superbike is much more expensive than running a race specific 125.

The UK like most of the rest of Europe is a stable market. If Dorna want to line their pockets then what they really want to do is encourage riders from their growing markets. For example the pacific rim. Unfortunately there just isn't the competitive coming from those markets at the moment.

The real issue here is that most countries are not s


May 11, 2013 12:27 PM

@PETTION and how does the petition suggest we achieve this? The answer is simple, it cannot.

All the fuss about Eurosport is a red herring anyway. BT Sport will be available in the UK in most, if not all, of the places where Eurosport can be found.


May 11, 2013 12:28 PM

(Oops missed a bit)

The real issue here is that most countries are not supporting the sport at the grass roots level, but expecting representation at the premier level. Unfortunately it seems that most countries have as useless a national body as we do in the ACU. Useless bunch of farts that they are.


May 11, 2013 12:36 PM

@PETITION even if Dorna wanted to change their minds they could not. The contracts are signed. Why do you think that contract law would allow the contracts to be torn up?

Anyhow if you watch on Sky, nothings changed. The only people who loose out really are freeview/freesat viewers with no broadband.

i like green - Unregistered

May 11, 2013 1:37 PM

My Sky package was the basic plus the news channels, as this includes Eurosport without the need to pay for the sports package. Yes BTsport will have channels on Sky but they will be an EXTRA £15 per month. Motogp at the moment is not worth that expediture on top of everything else, don,t forget you will still have to pay in the winter months when there is no Motogp. According to most of the 400 odd posts on here the broadband is garbage also, so i can only see a poor deal for the UK fans unless they are well heeled enough to pay the extra.

FANTICMAN240 - Unregistered

May 11, 2013 2:29 PM

This guy Ezpeleta cannot know anything about BT!What a shower they are.They cant even supply a phone to a new house my friend, who's waited for nearly 5 MONTHS.
How can this company who owns the line for all broadband get away with this robbery.They can stick their MOTO GP right up their fibre optic!!

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