It's a busy time for racing, with WorldSBK back in Europe and MotoGP in the Americas. In this episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, Steve English and Gordon Ritchie get together to discuss the Aragon round of WorldSBK.
They start off with a discussion of how close the race for second has become, given that Alvaro Bautista is, for the moment at least, uncatchable. Steve and Gordo talk about the progress BMW have made with the new bike, and the updates being brought to Aragon, and how BMW are using the WorldSBK series as a development platform for the S1000RR.
Steve and Gordo then take a look at the situation in Yamaha, comparing how Michael van der Mark is stacking up with his teammate Alex Lowes. They also go into the effect which Marco Melandri has had on the Yamaha setup, with the GRT Yamaha now joining the Pata Yamaha team in WorldSBK. They also evaluate how the Ten Kate team and Loris Baz might do on the Yamaha R1 when they join the series. Gordo goes into some depth on the history of Ten Kate, and how they have impacted the WorldSBK championship in the past.
After a quick discussion on Jonathan Rea, the podcast wraps up with an interview with Pata Yamaha rider Michael van der Mark.
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