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SPEEDTV Will Broadcast MotoGP Live & in HD – Signs 3 Year Deal with Dorna Sports

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The MotoGP season is kicking off this weekend at Qatar. The oddity of the night race is good news for us Americans, as the race will hit the airwaves at a semi-decent hours. Accordingly, SPEEDTV will kick-off the season with a 1PM PST (4PM EST) live broadcast of the Qatar round.

“In addition to the international feed shared by all partners, SPEED will produce SPEED-specific features, interviews and graphic enhancements,” said Rick Miner, SPEED SVP of Production & Network Operations. “We are really stepping up the presentation for the American audience.”

Commentary will come from Greg Creamer as the in-studio host for SPEED, and Nick Harris will handle the play-by-play for the international feed. Providing analysis is Ian Wheel, with Gavin Emmett reporting from the pits. For 90% of race enthusiasts this means simply the absence of Greg White. Time and schedule of races after the jump.

Schedule and Times for MotoGP on SPEED (subject to change):
Grand Prix of Qatar – April 11 (4 p.m. ET, Live)
Japan – April 25 (Late night Saturday, April 24, 2 a.m. ET, Live)
Spanish Grand Prix – May 2 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
French Grand Prix – May 25 (2 p.m. ET, taped)
Italian Grand Prix – June 6 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
British Grand Prix – June 20 (9:30 a.m. ET, Live)
Dutch Grand Prix – June 26 (9:30 a.m. ET, SDD)
Catalonian Grand Prix – July 4 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
German Grand Prix – July 18 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
U.S. Grand Prix – July 25 (TBD)
Czech Grand Prix – August 15 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
Indianapolis Grand Prix – August 29 (TBD)
San Marino – September 5 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
Hungary – September 19 (9 a.m. ET, Live)
Malaysian Grand Prix – October 10 (6 p.m. ET, SDD)
Australian Grand Prix – October 17 (Late night Saturday, October 16, 1 a.m. ET, Live)
Portugal – October 31 (5 p.m. ET, SDD)
Valencia Grand Prix – November 7 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
*Note: French Grand Prix is taped event due to schedule conflicts

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