Motorcycle again in a conspicuous place. Canal+ group announced on Tuesday that the French Grand Prix Moto GP will be broadcast on C8 on Sunday 15 May. Last year, the contested race at Le Mans was already shown to a wider audience of subscribers to the encrypted channel. Broadcast on C8, the 2021 edition of the event drew a total of 1.8 million viewers, peaking at 2.24 on both channels to see Frenchmen Fabio Quartaro and Johann Zarco finish on the podium. Standard audience for discipline on Channel +.
The group intends to surf the good fans of motorsports on their antennas. This weekend, 967,000 people watched Quartararo win the Portuguese Grand Prix with Zarco taking second place. 1.25 million viewers watched the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, in Formula 1, which saw world champion Max Verstappen win.
Motorsport is a hit on Canal +
In 2021, the Moto GP attracted an average of 800,000 viewers per race, an increase of 92% since arriving on the channel in 2019. France has in its ranks the world champion, Fabio Quartaro, the co-pilot after his Portuguese success. Before heading to La Sarthe for the French Grand Prix, the drivers are in Spain this weekend.
Still on Canal+, F1 shows a 52% increase in audience in two years, with a historic record at the last Grand Prix of last season, in Abu Dhabi with 2.41 million viewers.