MotoAmerica Joins MotoGP And World Superbike On beIN SPORTS
COSTA MESA, CA – April 9, 2016 – MotoAmerica has announced that it will join the MotoGP™ World Championship and World Superbike Championship on beIN SPORTS after signing an exclusive multi-year contract with the network to air its races live, beginning with the opening round of the 2016 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, April 8-10. This places all three of the major road racing championships in the world on one network – beIN SPORTS – for fans in the U.S.
Fans can access exclusive content every race on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS CONNECT, the network’s streaming service, beginning on Saturday mornings (Friday at the Utah Motorsports Campus round) and throughout the weekend for coverage of qualifying and racing in all scheduled classes. Depending on the venue, this includes Superbike, Supersport, Superstock 600 and the KTM RC Cup. The races will also be archived for on-demand viewing.
“We’ve been working on this for a long time,” MotoAmerica President and three-time 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey said. “Our fans, teams, riders and the motorcycle industry have wanted live television and we’ve been able to put this deal together with beIN SPORTS. The commitment beIN SPORTS is bringing to the MotoAmerica Series will be second to none. The production values will be unlike anything the series has seen before and we are really looking forward to the start of our season now that the missing ingredient has been finalized. Now our fans will be able to watch our series on beIN and we’re confident that they are going to like what they see. We’d like to thank Dorna for their cooperation in helping make this happen. It’s perfect for our fans that we are on the same network as both MotoGP and World Superbike.”
“We are very happy to be the broadcast partner for MotoAmerica, USA’s top motorcycle racing competition. With the acquisition of MotoAmerica, and the recent addition of MotoGP™ plus the renewal of WorldSBK, we own the top three road racing motorcycle events in the world and we couldn’t be more ecstatic to bring the best of the sport to all the motorsports enthusiasts in the U.S.,” said Yousef Al-Obaidly, CEO beIN Media Group.
“Dorna Sports is delighted to have cooperated with MotoAmerica in its agreement along with beIN SPORTS,” said Manel Arroyo, Managing Director, TV & Media Area, Dorna Sports. “We understand that it will help them to promote and increase the high level of passion and popularity the sport had in the past. It’s great news for the fans that they will be able to follow through beIN SPORTS all the most important road racing competitions.”
MotoAmerica Superbike Championship of Texas
- beIN SPORTS (All times EST)
- April 9: 6 p.m Superbike Race 1 (Live)
- April 10: 11 a.m. Supersport (Delayed)
- April 10: 4:30 p.m. Superbike Race 2 (Live)
- beIN SPORTS CONNECT (All times EST)
- April 9: 6 p.m. Superbike Race 1 (Live)
- April 10: 11 a.m. Supersport Race (Delayed)
- April 10: 4:30 p.m. Superbike Race 2 (Live)
For more information and the schedules on BeIN SPORTS, visit www.beinsports.com/us/motorsports
MotoAmerica is the new North American road racing series created in 2014. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com. Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About beIN SPORTS USA
Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS is the fastest growing international sports network in the U.S. and is offered on nine of the largest 10 cable/satellite TV providers in the U.S., as well as other systems across the country. beIN SPORTS offers viewers premium sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV channels beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español and live streaming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, which includes live matches from La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and CONMEBOL/ CONCACAF/CAF World Cup Qualifiers, as well as news and in-depth analysis of all the top leagues from around the world. With beIN SPORTS CONNECT, authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all the exciting action from the two networks and stream live overflow matches offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smart phone. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven to fans of motorsports, tennis, rugby, volleyball and boxing, among others.