beIN SPORTS has become a one stop shop for all of your two-wheeled racing needs. On Friday, MotoAmerica announced that it’ll have its brand of racing aired on the same network that the MotoGP World Championship and World Superbike Championship.MotoAmerica has just inked a multi-year deal that will see its races broadcasted live. This announcement arrived in time for the 2016 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship that began Friday at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
This new TV venture is exactly what American Road Racing has desperately needed; one of the biggest complaints for racing fans was the lack of live broadcasts. In the past, we saw delayed broadcasts of races but some would argue that it isn’t enough to keep people interested. With live broadcasts underway, we hope to see renewed interest from sponsors allowing more money and factory involvement into MotoAmerica.According to MotoAmerica, coverage will be dependent on the venue and its limitations but those who have access to beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS CONNECT will be able to live stream all of the action throughout the weekend. That includes: qualifying, Superbike, Supersport, Superstock 600 and the KTM RC Cup. Here is the part we were all wondering about: Races will 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.”Those are the facts, folks. If you want to support US based road racing, contact your TV provider about beIN SPORTS access or use a streaming service like fubo.tv or Klowdtv.com.MotoAmerica Superbike Championship of Texas Broadcast Schedule:beIN SPORTS (All times EST)
April 10: 11 a.m. Supersport (Delayed)
April 10: 4:30 p.m. Superbike Race 2 (Live)
beIN SPORTS CONNECT (All times EST)
April 10: 11 a.m. Supersport Race (Delayed)
April 10: 4:30 p.m. Superbike Race 2 (Live)
For more information and the schedules, visit beIN SPORTS.
Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.