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British Eurosport to show classic MotoGP races

British Eurosport is giving nostalgic MotoGP fans the chance to re-live some of the classic races by televising them again in 2011.
To celebrate the start of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship, broadcasters British Eurosport has announced it will televise a series of classic races ahead of this year's events.

As before, British Eurosport will offer live coverage of all practice and qualifying sessions for the three classes, as well as show the Moto2 and 125cc races live.

But now in the hour-long delay before the MotoGP race is aired on the channel you can watch some of the best on-track battles from the last 25 years, as chosen by commentators Toby Moody and Julian Ryder. British Eurosport will then televise the delayed MotoGP race as planned.

With Valentino Rossi's much anticipated debut with Ducati approaching, the first classic race to be shown will, appropriately enough, be the 2004 South African GP in Welkom when the Italian last ventured into the unknown with Yamaha following his switch from Honda.

The full list of classic races to be shown on British Eurosport:

March 20th - Qatar GP - 2004 Welkom GP, South Africa
April 24th - Japan GP - 2006 Istanbul GP, Turkey
May 1st - Portuguese GP - 2006 Estoril GP, Portugal
June 5th - Catalunya GP - 2009 Catalunya GP, Spain
June 25th - Dutch GP - 1991 Assen GP, Netherlands
July 24th - United States GP - 2008 Laguna Seca GP, US
August 14th - Czech GP - 2005 Donington Park GP, UK
July 28th - Indianapolis GP - 2006 Sachsenring, Germany
September 18th - Aragon GP - 2005 Jerez GP, Spain
October 16th - Australian GP - 1989 Phillip Island GP, Australia
October 23rd - Malaysian GP – 2006 Sepang GP, Malaysia
November 6th - Valencia GP - 2006 Valencia GP, Spain

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Doughnuts Anyone

March 09, 2011 11:47 AM

I love the idea and think it will be good to re-live some of the good old day. As for the BBC you just got to LOL at them coz they do it for F1 plus lots more over the race weekend but when it come to Motogp it's like forget it. That why I think their sh.t coz they don't give a sh.t about Motogp.


March 09, 2011 12:04 PM

@ Doughnuts Anyone Right with you on that one man . I prefer to go cold turkey and wait for the Eurosport broadcast than watch the BBC . I cannot possibly describe how much i detest the BBC stealing my money every year and giving me a bucket of S... in return. I hope Eurosport continue to do what they have always done which is to bring bike sport to the bike fans.

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