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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 269: Looking Ahead To Argentina, And What Now For Marc Marquez?

With Neil Morrison undertaking the mammoth trek to Termas de Rio Hondo and Steve English recovering from a bout of Covid, the Paddock Pass Podcast crew is halved, with just Adam Wheeler and David Emmett to preview the Argentina round of MotoGP.

We delve into the history of the race, and recall some of our favorite moments from the event, including the Andrea Iannone/Andrea Dovizioso Ducati-on-Ducati crash on the final lap of the 2016 race, Jack Miller's bizarre pole position on an empty grid after a drying sighting lap in 2018, followed by Marc Marquez' hyper-aggressive charge through the field, and Scott Redding's burst tire during practice. We talk about the challenges of the track, the state of the surface, and whether we can draw any conclusions from a race here.

We also discuss the Marc Marquez situation, how he is recovering after the monster crash at Mandalika, whether he will be back in Austin or not, and what that means for his season. And we make some bold and probably wildly inaccurate predictions for who might come out on top in Argentina.

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: 
3
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 268: Mandalika Madness - Tarmac, Rain, And Highsides

In this week's episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, we look back at the inaugural MotoGP race at the Mandalika International Street Circuit in Indonesia. Adam Wheeler, Steve English, David Emmett, and on a very poor connection from Jakarta airport, Neil Morrison review a drama-filled weekend at Mandalika.

We start off with a discussion of how the rain that came down saved the GP, and stopped the track from falling apart. We go on to talk about the rear tire which Michelin brought, which made life very difficult for some, and ask whether it contributed to Marc Marquez' crash. We examine that crash, and ask what effect it will have on the rest of the season - this was recorded before the announcement that Marquez had suffered another bout of diplopia as a result of the crash. And we talk about Miguel Oliveira's remarkable victory in Indonesia, before finishing up 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: 
2
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 267: The Stats Man - Martin Raines Talks MotoGP History In Numbers

The Paddock Pass Podcast has a very special guest this episode. The father of MotoGP statistics, Dr Martin Raines joins Adam Wheeler, David Emmett, and Steve English to talk about the history of grand prix motorcycle racing, crunching the numbers, and much more. He talks about how he started collecting race statistics, the challenges of digging up historical records of past races, and his own history in the sport.

Mart's historical knowledge of the sport gives us an opportunity to contrast racing in the past with where it is now. We talk about the Transatlantic Trophy, and the role of such races in establishing new names in the sport, and discuss why putting on similar events is so difficult now. We talk about the safety improvements over the years, and how racing has changed.

Finally, we finish up with a look ahead to the Mandalika Grand Prix in Indonesia, discuss the results from testing, and what we expect to see after the upsets and surprises of Qatar.

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: 
2
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 266: Qatar Sees A Surprise Winner And Surprise Losers

The first race is in the bag, and so the Paddock Pass Podcast crew gather to discuss the aftermath. Steve English, Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett take an in-depth look at what happened in Qatar.

We kick off with our moments of the weekend, including Enea Bastianini's win, Jack Miller's frustration, and Ayumi Sasaki throwing away a certain win. Then we go through the big topics to emerge from Qatar. We talk about the state of Ducati, with the old bike winning and the new bike struggling. We look at Yamaha, and how much trouble they are in. We discuss Honda, and the gains they've made. And we discuss how the impressions of testing failed to materialize during the race.

We also answer some rider questions, including explaining the difference and purpose of the ride-height devices and holeshot devices, and the process by which they might end up banned. and 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: 
1
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 265: Looking Ahead To 2022

With the 2022 MotoGP season just days from kicking off, Steve English, Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett gaze into their crystal balls to take a guess at what to expect this year. We take on a range of subject both serious and a lot less serious, and give our opinions on the ups and downs of 2022.

We start off with our predictions for who will win the 2022 championships in all three classes, with a surprising lack of support for the reigning champion. Then we discuss what or who we think will be our biggest surprise of the year, from riders to teams to manufacturers. We make our predictions for rookie of the year, before turning to a more lighter side of things. We give our opinions on the best and worst liveries of the 2022 season, and we predict what will the least surprising and most predictable development or pattern for this year.

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 we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

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

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
0
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 263: Reviewing The Mandalika MotoGP Test

With the preseason over, the Paddock Pass Podcast take a look back at the Mandalika MotoGP test and ponder what conclusions can be drawn. Steve English, David Emmett, Neil Morrison, and Adam Wheeler look back over an eventual three days at a track which turned out to be in a less than ideal state.

The problems with the surface are a big topic of discussion, and we dig into what went wrong and how it is going to be fixed. We ask whether the track will be ready in time, and what really needs doing. Then we move onto the remarkable revival of Honda, and ask what HRC have done to turn things around so quickly. How important was the absence of Marc Marquez, and what does this mean for Pol Espargaro?

We also talk about Fabio Quartararo, why he was so unhappy and what it all means for his future. Will he stay at Yamaha or go elsewhere? And what are his options? And of course we look at Ducati, Aprilia, KTM, and Suzuki, and how they fared in the Mandalika test. And then as ever, 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 we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

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

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
0
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 262: A Deep Dive Into The Sepang MotoGP Test

With one MotoGP test done and one more to go, the Paddock Pass Podcast crew take stock of what happened in Sepang. Steve English, Adam Wheeler, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett discuss the latest tech updates spotted at the Sepang circuit, and debate where the various factories stand.

After some discussion of how the quarantine restrictions and covid-19 complicated actually getting to the test, the crew move on to talk about whether any lessons can be learned from such a foreshortened two-day test, with a second test to be held at the unknown quantity of Mandalika. Then they go on to talk tech, with a look at Ducati's new front ride-height device, and what some of the other factories have been working on.

The crew then talk about what most caught their eye at the tests, and how they expect that to play out in 2022. And we finish up with our round of 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 we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

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

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
0
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 261: Fly Racing's Ex MX Star Jason Thomas On Training And Riding The VR46 Ranch

We have a special guest on the latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast. Ex AMA motocross and Supercross racer Jason Thomas, now working with Fly Racing, joins Steve English, Neil Morrison, David Emmett, and Adam Wheeler to talks MX and MotoGP. JT has some fascinating insights and experiences, both as an ex-racer working with trainers, and having a very keen interest in MotoGP. He is one of a select group of people who have ridden flat track at the VR46 Ranch, and was there in 2014, the infamous occasion when Marc Marquez was also a guest at the ranch.

JT discusses that incident, but also gives his insights into the benefits of motocross as a training discipline for MotoGP, and what it takes to succeed at the highest level. He gives his view of the current state of MotoGP, as well as a deep insight into training and preparing at the highest level of sport, and more. The regular crew also gives a quick rundown on the latest developments in the world of MotoGP.

Thanks as always to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for supporting the show.

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 we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
0
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 260: Danilo Petrucci On The Dakar, His Future, And Who He Wants To Win MotoGP

The latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast brought to you by Fly Racing and Renthal Street has a very special guest. Danilo Petrucci joins Adam Wheeler, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett to talk about his adventures racing in the Dakar Rally, his future plans, and how he sees MotoGP.

It was a lively and charming conversation, with Petrux talking to us from the back seat of his car as he drove home after a hectic media schedule, but he was as engaging as ever. He talked about the surprising levels of stress involved in racing the Dakar, how many times he thought about packing up and just going home, but deciding to keep on, and the tedium of the liaisons between stages. He also talked about his desire to go back and take a proper crack at the race, and why he will be racing in MotoAmerica next year.

Before Petrucci joined in, the regular crew run down the news from MotoGP, including the RNF WithU Yamaha launch, and more.

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 suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
0
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 259: Gazing Into The 2022 Crystal Ball

In the latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, Adam Wheeler, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett discuss what they see happening in the 2022 MotoGP season. After Neil's Big Reveal - he has made the excellent decision to try to obtain a motorcycle license - the crew sink their teeth into some of the big questions of the coming year.

They kick off with what to make of Marc Marquez' recovery from diplopia, and just how competitive he will be this season. They discuss how he will fit on the new Honda, and whether he starts the 2022 season as favorite. They then turn to Ducati, and whether Pecco Bagnaia is the man to beat in 2022. Is the Ducati superior enough, and has Bagnaia made the kind of progress which would render him unbeatable.

Finally, they take a look at Yamaha. How will Fabio Quartararo's title defence go, and will Yamaha find the speed to compete with the Hondas and Ducatis? And what does this mean for the MotoGP 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 suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
0
year: 
2022

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