Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 20 - Reviewing the Qatar Test and Looking Forward to 2016

Episode 20 of the Paddock Pass Podcast has just hit the internet, just in time for the start of the 2016 season. As usual, there is plenty to talk about, and David Emmett and Tony Goldsmith grill Neil Morrison, who was at both the Qatar and Phillip Island MotoGP tests, and Steve English, who was at Phillip Island, about the progress made by the MotoGP teams in their preparations for the 2016 season.

We take a look at how Honda are faring, how Suzuki have done, and of course how come Ducati has done so well. We also discuss the role which Casey Stoner is playing inside of Ducati, and how he is helping to move the bike forward. We also discuss how we feel the Marquez-Rossi rivalry might play out, a relevant subject in light of recent interviews by both Valentino Rossi, with the Gazzetta dello Sport, and Marc Marquez, with the website.

With just a couple of days to go before the start of the 2016 MotoGP season, this is compulsory listening to get you ready for the upcoming year.

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Here's one for you... When, if ever, have there been more than two riders contending for the premier class championship title at the final round? Prediction on the odds of that happening this year? It seems if there was going to be a year that it could happen, it would be this one. The field looks like it's as close to level as it ever has been with any number of competitors that could be contenders if not spoilers.

i disabled my ad blocker just for ... since you dont even have annoying ads, no harm done and since i cant donate its the least i can do :)

I find the new Aprilia to be BEAUTIFUL. The Piaggio bit on the side looks like a space holder. Imagine a nice big MOTUL there or the like. The Suzuki is the one that I want to get a cosmetic make over, and that has been the case for ALL of theirs save the Rizla designed by Roland Sands. Kawasaki green and their bland aesthetics needn't a comment yet until they announce their return in a year or two, but BLECH. The Aprilia? Nice looking bike!

To each their own?