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2014
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The Prodigy’s Hotride is the theme to BT Sport’s MotoGP™ coverage

 

The song Hotride by The Prodigy will be the soundtrack to BT Sport’s extensive TV coverage of the 2014 season of motorcycle racing’s premier contest, the FIM MotoGP World Championship. BT Sport will use various mixes of the track to open and close MotoGP programmes and before and after breaks.

Grant Best, senior channel executive producer BT Sport, said: “It’s a fantastic track from an iconic British band and delivers a variety of powerful hooks and riffs that marries perfectly with the fresh approach to MotoGP coverage we’re planning.”

Hotride was The Prodigy’s 15th single and the second single released from the band’s fourth studio album, 2004’s Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned. The track features vocals by actress Juliette Lewis and borrows lyrics from Jimmy Webb's Up, Up and Away (In My Beautiful Balloon). The Prodigy are perhaps best known to the general public for their 1996 number 1 Firestarter.

Keith Flint, lead singer of The Prodigy and owner of newly launched British Supersport ‘Team Traction Control’ will also make an appearance on BT Sport’s MotoGP Tonight programme.

BT Sport’s comprehensive coverage of MotoGP launches this week from Qatar starting at 3pm on Thursday March 20.

Race weekends on BT Sport will be presented by Melanie Sykes alongside former British and World Superbike Champions, Neil Hodgson and James Toseland. The commentators will be Julian Ryder, Keith Huewen and
Matt Birt. Gavin Emmett will be BT Sport’s MotoGP reporter.

For each of the 18 race meetings in 2014, BT Sport will show the free practice and qualifying sessions live, full coverage of the Moto2™ and Moto3™ races and the elite MotoGP race across Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The new hour-long programme, MotoGP Tonight, at 8pm on Tuesdays, after every Grand Prix weekend, will be presented by BT Sport’s Craig Doyle and former Olympian and biker, Iwan Thomas.

BT Sport is creating an exciting second screen MotoGP experience as part of the BT Sport app. Users can watch the main coverage and choose from seven other camera views, including four fitted to bikes hitting more than 200mph, a helicopter view and live timing and tracking screens. Full races, highlights, interviews and features will also be available on the app.

In August last year, BT Sport announced it had signed up leading British MotoGP riders, Cal Crutchlow, Bradley Smith and Scott Redding as BT Ambassadors.

Other motorsport on BT Sport includes exclusively live coverage of the 26 stages of the FIA World Rally Championships (WRC) widely regarded as the most challenging motorsport competition in the world and NASCAR and Indy Car on ESPN.

For more information, visit www.btplc.com.