Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 48: WorldSBK Edition - Reviewing Phillip Island & Thailand

The latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast takes a look back at the two opening rounds of the World Superbike championship. Steve English, WorldSBK commentator extraordinaire, talks to David Emmett about the Philllip Island and Thailand rounds of WorldSBK. 

Though Jonathan Rea is dominating the series so far, the competition is still looking pretty tough. Chaz Davies is doing his best on the Ducati to make Rea's life a misery. Once he got his head round the new grid formation for the second race, Tom Sykes put up a pretty stiff challenge to his teammate. And returnee Marco Melandri is banishing any idea that he may be washed up, holding his own at the front.

Steve and David discuss the effect of the revised grid format for the second race, and how riders have faced the dilemma between taking third and fourth place. They also go over how competitive the Yamaha is, and the long uphill battle facing Honda riders Nicky Hayden and Stefan Bradl.

They also take a quick look at the World Supersport championship, and how Kenan Sofuoglu has lost very little by sitting out the first two rounds of the series. And finally, we take a peek at the new World Supersport 300 championship, and how that might play out.

The next episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast will cover the MotoGP season opener at Qatar. We will be recording that show on Tuesday, and it should be online later this week.

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