There's another episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast out, and this one is a corker. WorldSBK commentator and Paddock Pass Podcast regular Steve English sat down with Jensen Beeler of Asphalt & Rubber to go over the state of WorldSBk at the US round of World Superbikes at Laguna Seca.
In a fascinating and wide-ranging conversation, Steve and Jensen cover the present state of the World Superbike series, and where it is going in the future. They start off in Phillip Island, and the expectations of the season at the opening round of the year, then go on to discuss how all that has changed over the course of the first half of the season.
There is plenty to talk about - Jonathan Rea's domination of the series, how Chaz Davies has come up short this year, how the rule changes have helped the middle of the field close up, but haven't stopped Rea from winning pretty much at will.
After going over all this, Steve and Jensen turn their attention to WorldSBK's Silly Season, which is still only in its early stages with a lot of teams and riders still to decide on what to do next year. There's discussion of the Ducati Panigale V4 bike, and how it will affect the 2019 season, and which teams could end up running the bike. There is a look at how the teams could turn out next season, and which riders could end up where.
Finally, Steve and Jensen round it all off with a round of predictions for the future, for next season and beyond.
Enjoy the show!
If you enjoyed this show, you shouldn't have to wait very long to hear the next one. After failing to record an Assen show due to a clash of schedules, Neil Morrison and David Emmett will be recording a round up of Assen and the Sachsenring this week, for release very soon.
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