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BT Sport has signed a three-year deal with BSI Speedway to show exclusive live coverage of the FIM Speedway World Championships in the UK and Ireland.

Under the terms of the deal, fans will be able to watch Britain’s current World Champion, Tai Woffinden, defend his title on BT Sport from next season, with the channel broadcasting both the FIM Speedway Grand Prix and the Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup through to 2018.

Torben Olsen, managing director of BSI Speedway, said: “We’re delighted that BT Sport has signed-up to broadcast the FIM World Championships presented by Monster Energy in the UK and Ireland for the next three years. The channel is already popular with motorsports fans and we are excited at the prospect of working with them to grow the Championships’ audience.”

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “BT Sport is delighted to expand its motorsports portfolio, which already includes Moto GP, IndyCar, World Rally Championship and Formula E. Speedway fans can expect some of the best action in the sport on BT Sport from 2016. Along with FIM GP Speedway and BT Sport’s exclusive rights for all Moto GP races, BT Sport is set to be the channel of choice for fans of everything on two wheels.’’