Inside TNT Sports’ MotoGP commentary field as new season begins in Qatar

It’s moments earlier than the ultimate Moto3 race of the season and the nervous power is aplenty.

Sure, the 26 riders are feeling the warmth forward of their final race of a gruelling marketing campaign. But the strain is simply as excessive within the TNT Sports commentary field.

Situated a couple of yards from the ultimate straight in Valencia, former Superbike world champion Neil Hodgson is cracking some last-minute jokes. Gavin Emmett is learning his notes one final time.

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The commentary field the pair sit in is amongst tens of different portacabins the world media name dwelling for the weekend. In fact, it might be anyplace on the planet.

But being on web site and so near the motion permits the TNT Sports crew to get a really feel of the environment. And Emmett and Hodgson do an outstanding job of bringing that feeling again to the watching public.

While round 150,000 spectators squeeze into the tight Valencia monitor, hundreds extra are watching on TV screens within the UK.

TNT Sports commentators Gavin Emmett and Neil Hodgson hard at work
TNT Sports commentators Gavin Emmett and Neil Hodgson onerous at work

Inside TNT Sports commentary box
The duo have loads of screens to control

And when the race begins, Emmett and Hodgson’s years of expertise come to the forefront.

With loads of screens in entrance of them, it’s simple to be suckered into one specific battle on the monitor. But the duo, led by Emmett, are supreme in choosing out the data that actually must be heard.

Matching up info and figures with the motion coming although the world feed definitely isn’t simple, however these two make it appear so.

Every minute or so, a booming roar could be heard because the bikes rattle spherical for one more lap, simply the opposite aspect of a wire fence, however the focus by no means lapses.

Inside TNT Sports commentary box
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“I am locked in for pretty much the entire weekend, this is my home,” Emmett informed Daily Star Sport. “I’ve got all my paperwork, all my stats I need. I’ve got a lot of it in my head as well.

“We’ve bought a variety of totally different views and from this we will inform the story to individuals at dwelling. We can see timing screens that individuals do not get at dwelling, that is our management centre, our Houston.

“We are here, counting down to takeoff before the race.”

Neil Hodgson
Former MotoGP rider Neil Hodgson is now a pundit for TNT Sports

As the race finishes, the human emotion comes via as Ayumu Sasaki wins his first race of the 12 months, Hodgson elevating a fist in congratulations as he crosses the end line.

Fellow TNT Sports pundits Michael Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli watch on, having fun with the race as a lot as any.

And it’s not lengthy earlier than the Moto2 race begins and the nervous power and anticipation is again.

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