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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 298: Motegi Review - Magnificent Miller, Bagnaia's Mistake, and Aron Canet's Bowtie

After a magnificent display of riding by Jack Miller at Motegi, the Paddock Pass Podcast crew chew over the aftermath of the Japanese grand prix. Steve English, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett join the pod, while Adam Wheeler phones in his thoughts on his road trip to the US for the MX of Nations. We cover a lot of ground, starting off with the strange circumstances of the weekend, and the effect a lack of track time had on results.

Part of that was Jack Miller's impressive win at Motegi, and we discuss why Ducati are seemingly incapable of winning a rider's championship. We discuss Pecco Bagnaia's mistake - and Aleix Espargaro's engine map misery - and how that gave Fabio Quartararo a chance to extend his championship lead. Then we talk about Aron Canet, how he revealed to Spanish media the secret behind his podium bowtie, and why he is dropping that custom. We ask whether he would be better off in the WorldSBK paddock where his tattoos would be less of a hindrance, after he claimed teams in the MotoGP paddock turned him down because of them.

Naturally, we discuss Marc Marquez' return to fitness and his fourth-place finish. We give our winners and losers, and then a quick look ahead to this weekend's race at Buriram in Thailand.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
16
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 297: Aragon Review - Debating The Merits Of Team Orders, And The First-Lap Mayhem

The return of Marc Marquez left us all a lot to talk about on the latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, and on Tuesday, Steve English, Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett took a long look back at the first-lap mayhem which unfolded. But before we got to the incidents between Marquez, Fabio Quartararo, and Takaaki Nakagami, we had a long and heated discussion about team orders. Should Ducati tell Enea Bastianini to stand aside for Pecco Bagnaia? And should Bastianini take a blind bit of notice if they did?

We also discuss Izan Guevara's win in Moto3, Pedro Acosta's victory in Moto2, and what was behind the Sterilgarda Max mechanics stopping Adrian Fernandez from leaving the pits in Moto3. We finish off as usual with winners and losers, and take a brief look ahead to Motegi.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
15
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 296: Listener Questions, Misano Test Review, And Who Will Win At Aragon?

The MotoGP crew gathered to discuss the outcome of the Misano MotoGP test, and much more. But the first thing that Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett did is answer a bunch of listener questions. Will there be a new manufacturer in MotoGP in 2024? What do Kalex know about aluminum swingarms that HRC don't? Why does Pol Espargaro keep landing factory rides?

Then the team take a look at the highlights from the Misano test, who was testing what and what we can expect, including Yamaha's new engine and the new Honda swingarm. We discuss Marc Marquez' return to MotoGP, and we take a quick look ahead at the Aragon MotoGP round. Can Pecco Bagnaia continue, or will he be usurped?

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
15
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 295: Magny-Cours WorldSBK - Did Jonathan Rea Get Off Lightly?

The WorldSBK round at Magny-Cours managed to both stir up plenty of controversy and tighten up the championship. Plenty for the Paddock Pass Podcast WorldSBK Division to get there teeth into, and Steve English, Gordon Ritchie, and Charlie Hiscott dive straight in. Obviously the biggest controversy revolved around the incident between Jonathan Rea and Alvaro Bautista, and the crew ask if Rea got off lightly with just a Long Lap penalty.

There's plenty of discussion about Ducati as well, especially about what the Aruba.it team should do for a second rider. Keep Michael Ruben Rinaldi or swap him for Axel Bassani. That leads on to an update on the latest silly season gossip, including speculation as to where Remy Gardner might end up, and what it might mean. And Steve sits down for a Renthal Street Session interview with Michael van der Mark, who returned to action after injury in France.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
7
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 294: Misano MotoGP - Bagnaia vs Bastianini, Yamaha At The Limit, And The State Of MotoGP

After the tense thriller of a MotoGP race at Misano, the Paddock Pass Podcast crew got together to mull over events. Steve English, Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett sat down to discuss Andrea Dovizioso's retirement, Pecco Bagnaia's fourth win in a row, and the state of MotoGP as it is.

We kicked off with a discussion of just how strong Pecco Bagnaia's performance was at Misano. We ask if his momentum has become unstoppable now that he has won four races in a row, and what this means for the championship. We discuss Marc Marquez, what it means that he will be testing at Misano, and whether a return to racing is on the cards sooner rather than later.

In the light of Bagnaia's win, we ask if Fabio Quartararo can hang onto his championship lead until Valencia, especially given that MotoGP returns to the overseas rounds in Thailand, Japan, Australia, and Malaysia after Aragon. And we take a dive into the state of MotoGP, with its fan survey, and what that means for the sport, Pecco Bagnaia's choice of Dennis Rodman as a sporting hero for his helmet, and what the attendance at Misano has to say. And we finish up as always with our winners and losers.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
14
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 293: Misano MotoGP Preview - Silly Season Bonanza

The week before MotoGP heads to Misano has seen a torrent of official rider announcements for Ducati, Aprilia, and Honda. Plenty for the Paddock Pass Podcast crew to chew over, and Steve English, Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett take a deep dive into what they know and what they expect.

The boys kick off with the news that Ducati have chosen to elevate Enea Bastianini into the factory squad. Was he a better choice than Jorge Martin? Will he play nicely with Pecco Bagnaia? And does he improve Ducati's chances of finally winning that coveted MotoGP riders' title?

Next we turn to Repsol Honda's signing of Joan Mir. Will the soon-to-be-ex-Suzuki rider fare better inside the factory Honda squad than his predecessors, Pol Espargaro, Alex Marquez, or Jorge Lorenzo? Will his riding style suit the difficult Honda RC213V? How will he handle the fact that Repsol Honda is basically Marc Marquez' team? And what does it mean for the future development direction of the Honda?

We move on to talk about RNF Aprilia's rider line up, unreleased at the time of recording, but an open secret that it would be Miguel Oliveira and Raul Fernandez. We ask whether Oliveira will do better on an Aprilia than he has done on the KTM. And we ask whether the real Raul Fernandez is the rider who nearly won the Moto2 crown as a rookie, or the rider who has struggled to score a point in MotoGP, and been outclassed by his teammate?

Finally, we have a brief guess at who will do well at this weekend's race at Misano, whether there will be a Ducati or a Yamaha on the top of the podium, and a few words on the final MotoE round of 2022, and the final round with Energica, before Ducati takes over in 2023.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
14
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 292: Austria MotoGP - Sprint Race Bonanza, Yamaha's Gamble, And Silly Season Moves

On the Monday after the Austria MotoGP race, Neil Morrison, David Emmett, and Adam Wheeler gathered in Neil and Adam's hotel to discuss the aftermath of the Austrian round of MotoGP.

Naturally, we kick off with the big news of the weekend: that from 2023, MotoGP is to have sprint races on Saturday, half-distance races at every round of MotoGP. We discuss the ramifications of that decision, and what it means for the teams and riders. We then go on to discuss Ducati's dominance at the Red Bull Ring, Fabio Quartararo's remarkable ride, and KTM's curious policy of hiring champions and disposing of them after just one year, as well as other odds and ends from Silly Season.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
13
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 290: Silverstone MotoGP - Dissecting Bagnaia's Win

In the latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett look back at the British Grand Prix. There was plenty to discuss, from Pecco Bagnaia's victory, Aleix Espargaro's attempt to hurl himself into next week, and Fabio Quartararo's Long Lap penalty.

We kick off with Adam asking why attendance at Silverstone was so low, and if we can draw any conclusions from it. We discuss why the Japanese factories are struggling against the European manufacturers, and what they need to do to fix it. We ask whether Maverick Viñales is the real deal now, or still somehow flawed, and how he came to find his feet again. And we talk about how tire choice proved crucial in determining the outcome of the race. Naturally enough, we finish off with our winners and losers.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
12
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 288: WorldSBK At Donington - Yamaha's Rider Conundrum And Jonathan Rea Interview

In the latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, Steve English, Gordon Ritchie, and Charlie Hiscott look back at the Donington round of WorldSBK, and dive into the problem of finding and promoting talent. The Superbike Squad ask what Yamaha should do next, both at GRT and in the Pata Yamaha team, especially given the interest coming from the MotoGP paddock. Should Yamaha be looking at Tarran Mackenzie or other riders from BSB? Should they be looking at World Supersport? Should they keep Andrea Locatelli and Garret Gerloff, or be looking at MotoAmerica? And should Jake Gagne get another shot at WorldSBK?

Steve also speaks to Jonathan Rea for a Renthal Street Session interview, and Steve, Gordo, and Charlie discuss Rea's decision to sign on with Kawasaki for two more years. And the crew wrap up with their highlights of the Donington weekend.

Make sure to like and subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
5
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 287: What Does Ducati's MotoE Bike Mean For The Future Of Motorcycling

In this week's episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, David Emmett discusses Ducati's MotoE project with Jensen Beeler. Fresh back from Bologna, where he attended the launch of the electric bike Ducati has designed for the MotoE championship from 2023 onward, David tells Jensen what he learned at the launch, and what makes the bike unique.

As one of the motorcycle industry's leading experts on electric bikes, and as someone who has ridden pretty much every electric bike on the market, including the current MotoE machine, the Energica Ego Corsa, Jensen puts Ducati's MotoE bike into perspective. What does it mean for a future production bike by Ducati? And what should we read into Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali's enthusiasm for hydrogen machines?

This episode was more than just a discussion of MotoE, and Ducati's new bike. Jensen and David try to put the whole project into a wider perspective, of what it means for motorcycle racing and what it means for road machines.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
0
year: 
2022

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