BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation, or BBC, is currently the home of terrestrial coverage of both Formula One and MotoGP in Britain, with coverage on television, radio and online via the BBC.co.uk website.

The BBC had been the spiritual home of F1 with a dedicated show – Grand Prix – giving coverage of each event on the calendar. Murray Walker was the commentator on the show with former world champion James Hunt amongst the people to act as his right hand man. The show also featured one of the most iconic theme tunes in sport, with Fleetwood Mac's 'The Chain' becoming synonymous with Formula 1 racing.

Even after losing its television coverage however, BBC Sport retained a presence in the Grand Prix paddock with live coverage of races on its radio station Five Live and sister digital station Five Live Sports Extra.

For 2009, F1 returned to the BBC with extensive TV coverage, including coverage of all on-track action available on the 'red button' service. Jake Humphreys was given the role of presenter for F1's return, with David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan providing expert analysis. Martin Brundle moved over from ITV to act as part of the commentary team alongside Jonathan Legard. Former commentator Walker provides a video blog on the BBC website.

The BBC's deal to show coverage of MotoGP means the corporation currently has the two premier series' as part of its line-up.

The BBC was also the home to both the World Rally Championship and the BTCC before losing the rights to Channel 4 and ITV respectively and has also provided coverage of both British and World Superbikes in the past.

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