Same here in the Netherlands. Actually, there are some pay-for-view channels and there's the occasional BBC live broadcast. But I've chosen to just get a video pass at MotoGP.com. HD, live, lots of extra features, costs less than €5 per MotoGP race, let alone if you factor in the lower classes.
Anyone watch the Superbikes race 2 from Donington?
blinking good race with a rather unfortunate incident right at the end...
Awesome races, the pair of them, and the latter was... Well, awesome!
I would personally put the "blame" for what was a race incident in Superbikes terms at Melandri's feet. He should know better, as a BMW factory rider, than to torpedo his team mate twice in succession, possibly costing BMW a win and a podium. Unsettling both himself and Leon left the door wide open for either Biaggi or Rea to jump in there, which is exactly what happened.
Rea went over to Haslam's to apologize, the two of them ended up having a beer. Yay twitter.
Today's bombshell: Casey Stoner, two times MotoGP world champion, the only man to win multiple races and the championship with the Ducati, has announced he will retire at the old age of 26. After his second season with Repsol Honda, the team he's won his second championship with last year, he's calling it a day.
On the one hand I'm sad to see the racer in him gone, especially as I'd have loved to see what'd happen if Lorenzo started troubling him. But on the other hand, I've never liked Casey as a person in the paddock, so I'm looking forward to other riders taking the reigns of what's now his Honda.
There's a rumour he's returning to live in Aussie and will drive in the Aussie V8's !
Seems many bike racers make very good drivers, perhaps because it was crucial that they could read and respond to the track conditions and they can transfer that ability?