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NBC Sports Group and MAVTV Combine For More Than 60 Hours of Television Coverage for 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship



NBC Sports Group and MAVTV Combine For More Than 60 Hours of Television Coverage for 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

Nearly 40 Hours of LIVE Coverage on Tap with Three Rounds Airing on NBC

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (May 18, 2016) - With the days counting down towards the start of the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, MX Sports Pro Racing and NBC Sports Group unveiled the impressive summer television schedule for the upcoming season of the world''s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing championship. More than 60 hours of coverage will be featured on NBC, NBCSN, and MAVTV throughout the 12 round championship, highlighted by nearly 40 hours of LIVE coverage and three hour-long showcases on network television via NBC.

The premiere broadcast of the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship from the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, California, will kick off with LIVE coverage on MAVTV, beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. PT.

In addition to the extensive broadcast schedule, ProMotocross.com will stream all 12 rounds of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and provide exclusive coverage of practices and a Live Pre-Race Show "The Starting Gate" (all only available on digital) that provides behind the scenes access to the races. All content will be streamed LIVE on ProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Live Extra (available at iTunes App Store and Android App Store). Fans across the country can watch the action unfold in all 24 motos of the championship as it happens through the convenience of a cell phone, tablet, laptop, computer, or streaming device (Apple TV, Roku).

For the eighth consecutive season, NBC will carry three rounds of the championship LIVE, bringing the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship into millions of homes. The Red Bull High Point National (June 18), Red Bull Tennessee National (June 25), and the anticipated return of the Red Bull Southwick National (July 9) will each feature an hour-long LIVE broadcast of the final 450 Class moto.

MAVTV will serve as the home of the opening motos for both the 450 Class and 250 Class all season long, showcasing a LIVE two-hour block of coverage to kick off each round of the championship. NBCSN will carry coverage of the second motos for the 450 Class, and will serve as the permanent home of second moto coverage of the 250 Class throughout the season. NBCSN will feature 10 hours of LIVE coverage as well as highlight shows for each round of the championship. Additionally, a special midseason recap show and season-ending recap shows for both the 450 Class and 250 Class results in a total of 36 hours of coverage on NBCSN of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.

The broadcast team for the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will once again feature Jason Weigandt as host, handling play-by-play duties during the races, with former Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston serving as the color analyst alongside Weigandt in the booth. Trackside correspondent Georgia Lindsay returns as well, bringing viewers inside information and the latest breaking news from the pits.

The 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will kick off on Saturday, May 21, with the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic from Prairie City SVRA in Sacramento, California. The fastest riders on the planet and the world''s most prestigious off-road motorcycle championship will continue its 44th season by visiting the country''s most iconic facilities before crowning a pair of champions from Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana, on August 27.



2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Broadcast Schedule
GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic
May 21 4:00 p.m. ET (LIVE) MAVTV 1st Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
May 21 7:00 p.m. ET NBCSN 2nd Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
May 25 2:00 a.m. ET NBCSN Highlight Show

FMF Glen Helen National
May 28 4:00 p.m. ET (LIVE) MAVTV 1st Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
May 28 6:00 p.m. ET (LIVE) NBCSN 2nd Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
June 3 2:00 a.m. ET NBCSN Highlight Show

True Value Thunder Valley National
June 4 2:00 p.m. ET (LIVE) MAVTV 1st Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
June 4 4:00 p.m. ET (LIVE) NBCSN 2nd Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
June 9 2:00 a.m. ET NBCSN Highlight Show

Red Bull High Point National
June 18 1:00 p.m. ET (LIVE) MAVTV 1st Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
June 18 3:00 p.m. ET (LIVE) NBC 2nd Moto (450 Class)
June 18 4:00 p.m. ET (LIVE) NBCSN 2nd Moto (250 Class)
June 24 2:00 a.m. ET NBCSN Highlight Show

Red Bull Tennessee National
June 25 1:00 p.m. ET (LIVE) MAVTV 1st Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
June 25 3:30 p.m. ET (LIVE) NBC 2nd Moto (450 Class)
June 25 4:30 p.m. ET (LIVE) NBCSN 2nd Moto (250 Class)
July 1 2:00 a.m. ET NBCSN Highlight Show

RedBud National
July 2 1:00 p.m. ET (LIVE) MAVTV 1st Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
July 2 3:00 p.m. ET (LIVE) NBCSN 2nd Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
July 6 11:00 p.m. ET NBCSN Highlight Show

2016 Midseason Recap Show
July 7 12:00 p.m. ET NBCSN

Red Bull Southwick National
July 9 1:00 p.m. ET (LIVE) MAVTV 1st Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
July 9 3:30 p.m. ET (LIVE) NBC 2nd Moto (450 Class)
July 9 12:30 a.m. ET NBCSN 2nd Moto (250 Class)
July 14 11:00 p.m. ET NBCSN Highlight Show

La Crescent Wine & Spirits Spring Creek National
July 16 2:00 p.m. ET (LIVE) MAVTV 1st Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
July 16 7:00 p.m. ET NBCSN 2nd Moto (450 Class)
July 16 11:00 p.m. ET NBCSN 2nd Moto (250 Class)
July 22 2:00 a.m. ET NBCSN Highlight Show

Washougal National
July 23 4:00 p.m. ET (LIVE) MAVTV 1st Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
July 23 6:30 p.m. ET (LIVE) NBCSN 2nd Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
July 29 2:00 a.m. ET NBCSN Highlight Show

Unadilla National
August 13 1:00 p.m. ET (LIVE) MAVTV 1st Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
August 14 12:00 a.m. ET NBCSN 2nd Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
August 25 2:00 a.m. ET NBCSN Highlight Show

GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National
August 20 1:00 p.m. ET (LIVE) MAVTV 1st Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
August 21 7:00 p.m. ET NBCSN 2nd Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
August 26 2:00 a.m. ET NBCSN Highlight Show

Ironman National
August 27 1:00 p.m. ET (LIVE) MAVTV 1st Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
August 27 6:00 p.m. ET NBCSN 2nd Motos (450 Class & 250 Class)
September 1 2:00 a.m. ET NBCSN Highlight Show

2016 Season Recap Show - 250 Class
September 15 12:00 a.m. ET NBCSN

2016 Season Recap Show - 450 Class
September 23 2:00 a.m. ET NBCSN

*All times are Eastern.
**All times subject to change.
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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, features the world''s fastest outdoor motocross racers, racing aboard the best bikes each factory offers, on the roughest, toughest tracks in the world. The 12-rounds series begins at Hangtown in May and ends at Indiana''s Ironman Raceway in August. It includes stops at the premier motocross racing facilities in America, with events in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington, New York and Indiana. The pro riders race on Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is managed by MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road power sports event production. The series is televised on NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. Series partners include Lucas Oil (series title sponsor), Red Bull, GoPro, WPS, Fly Racing, GEICO Motorcycle, Kawasaki, Motorcycle Superstore, FRAM, KTM, Oakley, FMF, Deltran Battery Tender, Pirelli, Suzuki, Husqvarna, Pivot Works, Vertex, ProGrip, EBC Brakes, KMC Wheels, MotionPro, VP Racing Fuels, Acerbis and Racer X. More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.