A new deal has seen the MotoGP highlights move to Channel 5 after ITV lost the rights to the sport back in February.

The first round of the 2017 MotoGP championship gets underway in Qatar in a few weeks and now fans can watch the highlights from every race on Channel 5.

Dorna Sports, who own the rights to MotoGP coverage, have agreed a deal with the broadcaster to show highlights from each round on the Monday following the race.

Mark Sharman, from the channel, says they are keen to expand their motorsport profile:

“We are thrilled to bring viewers the very best of MotoGP and add another headline act to our motor racing portfolio with the world’s fastest motorcycle racing Championship.

“It will be a mind-blowing season - one for the books. Complementing our live coverage of Formula E and the World Rally Championship highlights, this further demonstrates our commitment to offer top class sport to our viewers”.

There were fears that after ITV’s drop out, MotoGP would have no coverage on terrestrial television (the races are broadcast on BT Sport).

But now British fans will get to see their homegrown talent emerging on the track, including Cal Crutchlow who won two races last season.

“With so much emphasis on British talent this year, we are delighted that highlights of every MotoGP round this coming season will be available for British audiences on Channel 5,” said Manel Arroyo, managing director at Dorna Sports.

“Our British riders in every category are in top form so it should be an exciting season for our British fans.

“We are looking forward to getting the 2017 FIM MotoGP World Championship underway in a couple of weeks’ time in Qatar."