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Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and
Dorna Sports today announced an agreement to make SiriusXM the exclusive North American radio broadcaster of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP), marking the national U.S. radio debut of the world's premier motorcycle racing series.
SiriusXM's coverage will begin this weekend with the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix at the world renowned Indianapolis Motor Speedway (August 16-18). Subscribers will hear the live turn-by-turn broadcast of the MotoGP race, from start to finish, on
Sunday, August 18 (
2:00 pm ET).
Each Grand Prix broadcast throughout the remainder of the 2013 season will air on Sirius channel 93, XM channel 209, and on channel 966 on the
SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at
"MotoGP showcases some of the most thrilling racing on wheels. It is a terrific addition to the SiriusXM sports lineup and enhances our robust offering of international sports," said
Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "We're excited to give our subscribers live access to these exciting events, allowing them to experience the extraordinary skill of these riders as they compete here and around the globe."
Dorna Sports' Managing Director said, "We're very pleased to be entering into a new partnership with SiriusXM so that listeners in
North America can follow live the rest of the 2013 MotoGP season. With the second half of the season about to get underway this weekend in
Indianapolis, on home soil for our U.S. fans, it's a great moment to start our collaboration with SiriusXM."
MotoGP™ is the premier motorcycle racing World Championship, an 18-race series visiting 13 countries that features the world's most skilled riders and cutting-edge motorcycle technology. Competitors race on multi-turn tracks and reach speeds exceeding 200 miles per hour riding prototype machines that are fielded by three manufacturers - Ducati, Yamaha and Honda.