Steve Day swaps MotoGP for BSB commentary, replaces Jack Burnicle

Former MotoGP commentator Steve Day joins the commentator line-up for the 2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) in place of Jack Burnicle

Steve Day

Eurosport has announced it will shake up its commentary team ahead of the 2022 British Superbike Championship season with Steve Day replacing long-time lead commentator Jack Burnicle.

Day’s voice has become very familiar with regards to motorcycle racing having commentated on Eurosport’s coverage for WorldSBK before joining Dorna to spend six seasons commentating on the MotoGP World Championship.

After leaving MotoGP at the end of the 2021 MotoGP season, Day will now join forces with Eurosport once more to preside over BSB, which kicks off on 16-17 April with the opening round at Silverstone.

“I was 12 when I attended my first British Superbike race at Donington Park in 1996 and my love for the sport started there," Day said.

"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.”

Day takes over from Burnicle, who skipped the latter rounds of the 2021 BSB season, to be replaced by Keith Heuwen.

On the ground, Matt Roberts will anchor the coverage, with Rachel Stringer providing pit-lane reporting, while six-time BSB champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne, James Whitham, Niall Mackenzie and James Haydon will continue in their roles as expert pundits. Greg Haines will lead commentary for the BSB support classes.

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