Satellite radio  company Sirius XM has reached an agreement with Dorna Sports for the exclusive North American radio broadcast rights to the MotoGP World Championship. The new agreement, which runs at least through the end of the 2013 season, will mark the first time the Grand Prix world championship will be broadcast nationwide over the radio in the U.S.

Starting with this weekend’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, North American listeners can hear live racing coverage of the 2013 MotoGP season on Sirius channel 93, XM channel 209 and channel 966 on the Sirius XM Internet radio app and online at

“MotoGP showcases some of the most thrilling racing on wheels.  It is a terrific addition to the SiriusXM sports lineup and enhances our robust offering of international sports,” says Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer.  “We’re excited to give our subscribers live access to these exciting events, allowing them to experience the extraordinary skill of these riders as they compete here and around the globe.”

Sirius XM’s first MotoGP broadcast begins at 2 pm ET on Aug. 18 with live turn-by-turn coverage of the Indianapolis Grand Prix.

[Source: Sirius; Photo by GEPA pictures]