Grand Prix comes to British Eurosport

Grand Prix comes to British Eurosport
By Eurosport

19/03/2013 at 00:54

British Eurosport has signed a three year deal to show live and exclusive high definition coverage of the Speedway Grand Prix and Speedway World Cup in the UK and Ireland.

The season starts with live coverage of the New Zealand FIM Speedway Grand Prix on Saturday March 23 at 3.00am GMT with repeats and highlights throughout the weekend.

British Eurosport will cover all 12 rounds that will decide who will become the 68th FIM Speedway world champion including the 2013 British FIM Speedway Grand Prix from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday June 1.

The deal also includes the right to broadcast the team world championship – the Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup – that takes place from July 13-20 across Europe.

Managing Director of British Eurosport David Kerr said: “We are really excited to add the FIM Speedway World Championships to our existing 45 round coverage of MotoGP, World and British Superbikes. Speedway will add a brand new discipline to our year round motorbike coverage and strengthens our position as the Home of Bikes.”

British Eurosport is part of the Eurosport Group, Europe's leading sports entertainment group. The channel is available on Sky and Virgin Media in the UK and in Ireland through Sky and UPC. Later this month the channel will also be available on BT Vision in the UK.

Viewers can also get access to the channel via the Eurosport Player, a subscription player service available on PC, iPhone, iPad and Android devices as well as some connected televisions.

2013 Speedway Grand Prix Calendar:

1 March 23: Auckland, New Zealand

2 April 20: Bydgoszcz, Poland

3 May 4: Gothenburg, Sweden

4 May 18: Prague, Czech Republic

5 June 1: Cardiff, Great Britain

6 June 15: Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland

7 June 29: Copenhagen, Denmark

8 August 3: Terenzano, Italy

9 August 17: Daugavpils, Latvia

10 September 7: Krško, Slovenia

11 September 21: Stockholm, Sweden

12 October 5: Toruń, Poland