The former grand prix rider and British champion has been a lead commentator for BT since it acquired the exclusive live UK MotoGP broadcasting rights in 2014, where he was reunited with Julian Ryder, who covered World Superbikes alongside Huewen at Sky Sports.
Ryder stepped back from MotoGP commentary in 2017 and Huewen – who has also previously presented F1, IndyCar and NASCAR – has now decided the time is right to do the same, albeit making clear he is also “not retiring”.
In a statement on social media (below) Huewen cited the “unexpected positive effect of the pandemic restrictions – spending more time with my family” as being behind his decision to step back, but adds “it’s my intention to be trackside again soon.”
“I’ll now do what we all do – shout at the TV and tell anyone in the room the things the commentators have missed. It’s easy when you’re sat at home on the sofa!”
BT Sport is yet to announce it’s revised MotoGP commentary line-up for 2021, who would you like to see inherit Huewen’s place?