Keith Huewen has announced that the 2020 season was his last as part of BT Sport's MotoGP commentary team.

The former grand prix rider and British champion has been a lead commentator for BT since it acquired the exclusive live UK MotoGP broadcasting rights in 2014, where he was reunited with Julian Ryder, who covered World Superbikes alongside Huewen at Sky Sports.

Ryder stepped back from MotoGP commentary in 2017 and Huewen - who has also previously presented F1, IndyCar and NASCAR - has now decided the time is right to do the same, albeit making clear he is also "not retiring".

In a statement on social media (below) Huewen cited the "unexpected positive effect of the pandemic restrictions - spending more time with my family" as being behind his decision to step back, but adds "it's my intention to be trackside again soon."

"I'll now do what we all do – shout at the TV and tell anyone in the room the things the commentators have missed. It's easy when you're sat at home on the sofa!"

BT Sport is yet to announce it's revised MotoGP commentary line-up for 2021, who would you like to see inherit Huewen's place?

Provisional 2021 MotoGP Calendar

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

28 March

Qatar

Losail

2

11 April

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo

3

18 April

Americas

COTA

4

2 May

Spain

Jerez

5

16 May

France

Le Mans

6

30 May

Italy

Mugello

7

6 June

Catalunya

Barcelona

8

20 June

Netherlands

Assen

9

27 June

Germany

Sachsenring

10

11 July

Finland*

KymiRing

11

 

To Be Decided

 

12

15 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

13

29 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

14

12 September

Aragon

Aragon

15

19 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

16

3 October

Japan

Motegi

17

10 October

Thailand

Buriram

18

24 October

Australia

Phillip Island

19

31 October

Malaysia

Sepang

20

14 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo