MXGP TV coverage for European-based fans is about to get a whole lot better with Youthstream and longtime television partner Eurosport announcing today that the pan-European TV channel has renewed, and more importantly, expanded their live TV and digital rights for the 2018 and 2019 seasons of the FIM Motocross World Championship.

The renewed agreement expands the exposure of both MXGP and MX2 with four races, two MXGP and two MX2, which will be broadcast every Sunday on Eurosport 2.

This is particularly welcome news for viewers in the UK who have been left with no option on many race weekends to watch less than ideal picture quality on a competing sports network.


And the good news keeps on coming with Youthstream confirming that Eurosport coverage also includes the Monster Energy FIM MXoN, which this year takes place in RedBud, USA.

“Youthstream is proud to announce the extension and increase of our partnership with Eurosport for the next two seasons, 2018 and 2019,” said Youthstream Vice President David Luongo in a press release. “The European fans of the most prestigious off-road series in the world, the MXGP World Championship, will have the opportunity to watch the large majority of MXGP and MX2 live! Eurosport will broadcast all the MXGP and MX2 races live or slightly delayed on the same day, this is a major step forward for the media coverage and the notoriety of our sport. We want to thank Eurosport, the leader of Sport Broadcasting in Europe, for believing in the potential of the FIM Motocross World Championship.”

Sebastian Tiffert, Head of Production for motorsport at Eurosport, comment: “We are delighted to partner with MXGP for the next two years, giving fans another reason to watch their favourite motorsport series live on Eurosport throughout the season. Reaching an agreement to broadcast the FIM Motocross World Championship adds to our impressive portfolio of motorsport rights which already includes exclusive coverage of MotoGP in multiple European markets as well as pan-European coverage of Formula E and the iconic Le Mans 24 hour race.”

The 2018 MXGP season is set to start on March 4 at the MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina in Neuquen and will conclude on September 30 at the MXGP of Italy in Imola.

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