DAZN, the international subscription sports streaming platform, has retained exclusive rights in Spain to motorcycling’s MotoGP World Championship until 2027 through a deal with the series' organizer and promoter Dorna Sports announced today (October 11).

The renewal will continue what has been unbroken DAZN coverage of MotoGP action in Spain since the platform launched there in March 2019.

The will see DAZN continue to broadcast all practice, qualifying, and race sessions of MotoGP itself for the next five campaigns, as well as for the Moto2 and Moto3 categories. 

Across the last three years, viewership for MotoGP action on DAZN Spain has grown by 71.4%, the series has claimed. 

Spain is seen as one of the sport's traditional heartlands.

Bosco Aranguren, DAZN Spain’s general manager, said: “MotoGP is one of the most followed and established series among sports fans in Spain, and for DAZN it is a matter of great satisfaction to extend our agreement with Dorna Sports for five more seasons. The remarkable growth of DAZN’s audiences for the championship shows that we’re on the right track …”

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Other sports covered extensively by DAZN in Spain include soccer, golf, and basketball.

Manel Arroyo, chief commercial officer at Dorna Sports, added: “We will continue to work with DAZN to expand our fanbase further, who can already enjoy MotoGP in an easy, simple, and affordable way."

Aside from the live coverage until 2027, DAZN Spain will also continue to “offer a wide variety of content focused on motorcycle racing, including documentaries, interviews, reports, and special programs.”

At the end of September, it was announced that the 2023 MotoGP season will begin in Portugal in late March and come to a conclusion at the end of November in Spain.

Two new circuits will make their MotoGP debuts – in Kazakhstan and India.

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