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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 301: WorldSBK At Portimão And A Jake Gagne Interview

The Paddock Pass Podcast WorldSBK crew look back at the Portimão round and discuss an eventful weekend and the last round on European soil before heading for the flyaways. Steve English, Gordo Ritchie, and Charlie Hiscott start off with an analysis of the sad news of Victor Steeman, although the podcast was recorded before the sad news of Steeman's death. They discuss the WorldSSP300 class, and the risk of motorcycle racing.

They then move on to examine the events of the weekend. Portimão was the place where Alvaro Bautista pulled out a lead, and the crew discuss the ramifications of the Ducati's performance. They discuss how the rules affect the different riders, and especially the extra revs which the Kawasaki was not allowed this year. And they discuss the difficulties of having three races on a weekend. And to finish off, Steve talks to MotoAmerica Superbike champion Jake Gagne, who raced in Portugal.

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: 
9
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 300: Where The Future Of WorldSBK Lies, And An Interview With Toprak Razgatlioglu

The Paddock Pass Podcast hits another milestone, so to celebrate the 300th episode of the show, we have 2021 WorldSBK champion Toprak Razgatlioglu on the show. First, the PPP WorldSBK crew gather ahead of the Portimão round to take a look at the current state of the series. Steve English, Gordon Ritchie and Charlie Hiscott discuss where WorldSBK stands right now, and it's attractiveness as a destination for Moto2 riders.

They then take a long and philosophical look at how WorldSBK relates to BSB as it is now, and compare it to how that has been historically. They debate the role the various Talent Cup series are having in changing the face of motorcycle racing, and debate what effect that will have in the future. And they ask if all these changes will make WorldSBK less of a British-dominated series in the future.

Finally, Steve talks to Toprak Razgatlioglu about his season as champion.

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: 
9
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 299: How A Soaking Wet Buriram Shook Up The Title Chase

The Grand Prix of Thailand changed the face of the 2022 MotoGP championship, with rain throwing a spanner in the works for Fabio Quartararo. Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett chew over the results, and examine how it played out. We start, of course, with what went wrong for Quartararo, and how tire pressure impacted his race. We go through the compromises teams have to make when setting up bikes for the wet, and the guesses they have to make about the weather.

Then we move on to the 2023 MotoGP calendar, and how it came about. We discuss the impact it will have on the paddock, and Neil reminisces about the end of the 2020 season, without any fondness for the compact schedule. We take a look at the shocking video which emerged of a mechanic physically assaulting Tom Booth-Amos back in 2019, and what it means for the series. And we finish off, 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: 
17
year: 
2022

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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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