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Old 2017-08-12 , 19:09
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Can anyone at MC explain how come coverage of the MotoGP race weekends includes the supporting GP3 and GP2 races live but on Formula1 race days there is no live coverage coverage of the supporting races ? These races are shown later in the week, but not live. Fans of both sports like to see how the youngsters move up through the ranks. We've all enjoyed watching our own Brad Binder move up from MotoGP3 to GP2 but have no idea who idea where Lance Stroll came from in Formula1
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Can anyone at MC explain how come coverage of the MotoGP race weekends includes the supporting GP3 and GP2 races live but on Formula1 race days there is no live coverage coverage of the supporting races ? These races are shown later in the week, but not live. Fans of both sports like to see how the youngsters move up through the ranks. We've all enjoyed watching our own Brad Binder move up from MotoGP3 to GP2 but have no idea who idea where Lance Stroll came from in Formula1
Instead we get wall to wall coverage of the F1 weekend itself. Practice sessions, qualifying, in depth analysis by people who actually know things about F1. You can't have it all.

And unlike MotoGP where the junior formulas always feature on the same race day card, in many instances the feeder series don't always appear on the same weekend. There is also no one feeder series. Yes, a lot of the youngsters do come from F2 (formerly GP2), but not always. Lance Stroll for example, came straight up from F3, having won the Championship in the Euro F3 series. Some guys have even come through from DTM...

Point being that getting to F1 has more roads than getting to MotoGP, where you seem to start in Moto3, into Moto2, and then into MotoGP...or else you don't make it at all!
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Thanks Orangell, very valid points. I was just thinking that with the bike races you feel more part of the whole race day experience, whereas with Formula1 you're just seeing the tip of the iceberg. I guess I should be happy Supersport gives us the coverage they do unlike the old days of SABC when thy used to break to commercials.
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