Steve Day joins Eurosport as lead commentator for Bennetts British Superbike Championship

Steve Day joins Eurosport as lead commentator for Bennetts British Superbike Championship

04 April 2022

Discovery Eurosport today announced Steve Day as the new lead commentator for the upcoming Bennetts British Superbike Championship season, broadcast LIVE across Eurosport, discovery+, plus FIVE LIVE RACEDAYS and highlights from every round on Quest.

Highlights from all 11 rounds will for the first time also be available on Discovery Turbo - Sky (Channels 161/188), Virgin UK & Ireland (Channels 256/156) BT TV (Channel 377).

Having previously covered the FIM Superbike World Championship earlier in his career for Eurosport, Day will mark his return on 15 April for the season’s first round at Silverstone.

Day is one of the leading voices in motorcycle racing with a career that spans nearly fifteen years. He is best known for his most recent role commentating on the MotoGP World Championship, which he left in November 2021 after six years.

Day said: “I was 12 when I attended my first British Superbike race at Donington Park in 1996 and my love for the sport started there. This is an exciting moment for me to be a part of a great show as the championship has been thoroughly entertaining to watch as a fan during the past few decades. I’m delighted to be working with the great team at Eurosport again too. I can’t wait to get started.”

Jamie Steward, Senior Director Production & Broadcast, Discovery Sports UK, said: “Steve is one of the most respected commentators in motorsport so we’re delighted to welcome him back to the Eurosport team.

“His wealth of knowledge will help expertly deliver all the twists and turns for which I’m sure will once again be a hugely exciting season.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Jack Burnicle for his contribution and service to Eurosport’s British Superbike coverage over the years - without doubt he has helped make it what it is today. We’re delighted to have him part of our Motocross GP and World Endurance Championship programming this year.”

Greg Haines will lead the commentary for the Support Class races with Matt Roberts anchoring the coverage and Rachel Stringer reporting from the pitlane. Six-time championship winner Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne, two-time champion James Whitham and former MotoGP, World Superbike and British Superbike rider James Haydon will again line-up, with three-time winner Niall Mackenzie also part of the presentation team offering expert analysis and punditry.

Watch 2022 Bennetts BSB in the UK:

Eurosport 1: Sky (Channel 410/868), Virgin UK & Ireland (521/413), BT TV (Channel 412).

Eurosport 2: Sky (Channels 411/869), Virgin UK & Ireland (Channel 522/414) BT TV (Channel 413).

Quest: Freeview (Channel 12/114), Sky (Channels 144/834), Virgin UK & Ireland (Channels 169/162) BT TV (Channel 114).

Quest +1: Freeview (Channel 70), Sky (Channel 244), Virgin UK & Ireland (Channel 213) BT TV (Channel 70).

Discovery Turbo: Sky (Channels 161/188), Virgin UK & Ireland (Channels 256/156) BT TV (Channel 377).