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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 238: Misano MotoGP - Discussing Bagnaia's Win And The Merits Of MotoE Innovation,

The Paddock Pass Podcast crew take a look back at a fascinating Misano round of MotoGP in the latest episode. Steve English, Adam Wheeler, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett run through the highlights of the first round to take place at the Italian circuit. We kick off the show with a debate on the state of the MotoE class, with Adam making an impassioned plea for innovation, which the rest of the crew shoot down.

We talk Bagnaia's remarkable win, Marc Marquez' fourth place at a circuit which goes the wrong way, how Fabio Quartararo is one step closer to the title, and whether 21 races in 2022 are too much of a good thing. And we wrap up the show 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 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: 
14
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 237: Aragon Moto2 & Moto3 - Fernandez Delivers, Acosta Gets Away With It

In this week's Paddock Pass Podcast Follow Up Show Fueled By Elf Marc VDS Racing, Adam Wheeler, Neil Morrison and David Emmett look back at the racing in the Moto2 and Moto3 classes at Aragon. We start off with the moments which really stood out for all three of us - Pedro Acosta's reaction to Sergio Garcia's crash, Raul Fernandez in Parc Ferme, and Deniz Öncü's words in the Moto3 Parc Ferme.

They then take a look at the Moto3 race, and what it all meant. Where Dennis Foggia found his extra speed from, Deniz Öncü getting another second place, and the championship ramifications of crashes by Pedro Acosta and Sergio Garcia. We talk about the implosion of the Petronas team in Moto3, what happens to the team in MotoGP, and the inter-team ructions in the Aspar squad where Izan Guevara and Sergio Garcia came together. And we discuss how the championship might play out.

Then we talk about Moto2. Starting off with a look at the Moto2 championship, we then move on to discuss Augusto Fernandez' move to the Ajo Moto2 team, and Sam Lowes extending with the Elf Marc VDS Racing Team. We talked about the old surface at Aragon, and whether it is to blame for the crashes in Moto2.  We talk about Raul Fernandez' win, and whether we think Raul Fernandez or Remy Gardner will come out on top next year, when the pair move up into the Tech3 KTM MotoGP squad.

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: 
13
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 236: Aragon MotoGP - Perfect Pecco Withstands Mighty Marquez

The Aragon MotoGP race turned into a duel for the ages in the last three laps, with Pecco Bagnaia effortlessly withstanding a mountain of pressure from Marc Marquez. In this episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast presented by Fly Racing and Renthal Street, Steve English tries to keep Adam Wheeler, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett in order, before Adam flies off to Rome to present motocross legend Toni Cairoli's retirement press conference.

We start off with our moments of the weekend, the images and sounds which captured our imaginations at the Motorland Aragon circuit. We then take a dive into the race, discussing how Pecco Bagnaia held off Marc Marquez, and what that means for Bagnaia, Marquez, and for Honda. We take a look at how Fabio Quartararo managed to salvage his weekend despite tire woes, and is still leading the championship by a comfortable 53 points.

We also discuss F1's new helmet cam, whether that is something we could see in MotoGP, and what it might mean for safety. And we finish off, as usual, with our winners and losers of the weekend.

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: 
13
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 235: Magny-Cours WorldSBK - Toprak Razgatlioglu And The Track Limits Controversy

The Magny-Cours round of World Superbikes generated plenty of controversy, along with some outstanding racing. Gordon Ritchie and Steve English look back at a fascinating weekend of racing in France.

They kick off with a discussion of the progress made by Toprak Razgatlioglu, and how the rivalry with former mentor Jonathan Rea is playing out. Steve and Gordo contrast Toprak's 2021 WorldSBK campaign with Alvaro Bautista's and Scott Reddings in 2019 and 2020 respectively, and ask if the Pata Yamaha rider has the consistency to finally defeat Rea for the championship.

They also take a long look at the track limits controversy, which saw Toprak lose out on his first clean sweep of wins on a weekend. How did the penalty come about, and is it a good idea?

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: 
8
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 233: Silverstone MotoGP - Quartararo's Championship Chances, Michelin's Tire Troubles, Aprilia's Great Leap Forward

Fabio Quartararo took a big step towards clinching the 2021 MotoGP title at Silverstone. It was a comfortable win, but plenty happened along the way to the Monster Energy Yamaha rider's victory, giving plenty to chew over for the Paddock Pass Podcast crew. Adam Wheeler, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett discuss the big stories to emerge from the British Grand Prix.

We kick off with a discussion of Quartararo's win, and whether it means he has the 2022 title in the bag, or whether a crash like he had in FP2 could still stop him in his tracks. That leads on to a discussion of the Michelin tire issues at Silverstone, and a debate over whether the problem is quality control or the complexities of getting the Michelin tires to work. We also have a quick interview with Ducati Lenovo Team rider Jack Miller, on the ergonomics of riding.

From there, we go on to discuss Aprilia's progress, the key decisions that helped Aleix Espargaro score the Italian factory's first podium in the four-stroke era. Naturally enough, that brings us round to Maverick Viñales' first test on the RS-GP, and what he can bring to the bike. We also answer a few listener questions, discuss Marc Marquez' crash with Jorge Martin, and give our winners and losers for the weekend.

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: 
12
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 232: Silverstone Preview, Plus Thoughts On Viñales At Aprilia, And The Future Of Petronas SRT

With MotoGP ready to return to Silverstone for the first time in two years, Steve English and David Emmett look ahead to the British Grand Prix on this episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast. But we start the podcast off with a look at Maverick Viñales and Aprilia. We look ahead to what the plan might be for Viñales, and what to expect going forward. We discuss what happens so the SRT team now that Petronas is gone, and who might end up on the bikes there.

Then we take a look at what to expect from Silverstone. On paper, it's a Yamaha and Suzuki track, so will we see a Quartararo vs Mir battle? We discuss the prospects of the Ducatis too, and who their number 1 rider is at the moment. And we discuss what Marc Marquez and the Hondas might do in Silverstone.

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: 
12
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 231: WorldSBK Silly Season Goes Wild In Navarra

With the WorldSBK championship heading into its final intense stretch of races, with six rounds in nine weeks, the Silly Season is hotting up as well. In the past week, we have had announcements that Scott Redding is heading to BMW for 2022, and Alvaro Bautista is moving back to Ducati, leaving a seat at Honda, and speculation of more rider movements. So after the Navarra round of WorldSBK, Steve English and Gordon Ritchie got together to discuss where the rider market stands.

There was a huge amount to get through, and so Steve and Gordo take a long time to talk it all over, from every angle. Why did Redding leave? Why did Ducati choose Bautista again? What do Honda do? They talk about the race too, and how Kawasaki seem to be struggling, with Toprak Razgatlioglu drawing level on points with Jonathan Rea.

We finish off with Renthal Streets Sessions interview with Alex Lowes, who talks through his second season with the KRT Kawasaki team.

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: 
7
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 230: Moto2 And Moto3 In Austria

On this episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast Follow Up Show Fueled By Marc VDS Racing, Adam Wheeler, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett take a look back at Moto2 and Moto3 in Austria. We talk about Raul Fernandez' turnaround from a week earlier, and how he was fueled by the abuse he got on social media after his poor showing the previous race weekend. We discuss Ai Ogura's first Moto2 podium, and ask whether he is destined for great things. We debate whether Moto3 is a good preparation for Moto2.

We take a look at Moto3 as well, discussing Sergio Garcia's excellent race, why the Red Bull Ring seems to produce a more realistic measure of talent in Moto3 rather than at other tracks, and we ask whether Pedro Acosta can start to pencil his name on the Moto3 championship trophy. And as ever, we have Michael Laverty giving his views on the Moto2 and Moto3 races of the weekend.

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: 
11
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 229: MotoGP In Austria - Binder's Rain Ballet, Quartararo Exends His Lead, And The Viñales Situation

After the madness of the dramatic last few laps in the rain at the Red Bull Ring, the Paddock Pass Podcast crew gather to discuss the aftermath. Steve English, Adam Wheeler, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett talk through what turned into a race of many parts, and the drama which happened off track as well as on.

We start off with our moments of the weekend, before getting into Brad Binder's remarkable victory, riding slicks on a soaking track. Neil Morrison talks all things KTM, and his visit to the factory, and what impressed him most. We then discuss the race at the Red Bull Ring, how we finally had a race without any red flags, though with plenty of drama.

We discuss the return of Marc Marquez, and what that means going forward. How impressive he was in the dry, and how unusual that he was the first into the pits when it started to rain. We look at how Fabio Quartararo has once again managed to come out of a MotoGP race having extended his lead in the championship, and how Joan Mir is trying to start the mind games as the title draws closer.

Naturally, we discuss Maverick Viñales - a subject we dive into in much greater depth in the Paddock Pass Extra episode for Patreon supporters - and what happens next. And finally, we give our winners and losers for the weekend.

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: 
11
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 228: WorldSBK At Most - A New Track, A Turn In The Championship, And A Jonathan Rea Interview

The WorldSBK championship visited a new track last time out, with the production-based series alighting in Most, in Czechia. In this episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, Gordon Ritchie and Steve English give their assessment of the track near the German border, and discuss what was good about the circuit and where it really needs to be improved. Gordo and Steve then discuss the importance of the WorldSBK series having different tracks to MotoGP, and which classic tracks could make a return.

They then go on to take a look at the races, and how it turned into a battle between Scott Redding and Toprak Razgatlioglu, with Jonathan Rea unable to make an impact. The discuss the improvements made at Yamaha, who could be racing the Ducati next year, how the BMW is improving, and the deep hole which Honda still finds itself in, despite the direct involvement of HRC.

Finally, Steve English and David Emmett sit down for a special Renthal Street Sessions interview with WorldSBK Jonathan Rea. Rea talks how his position on the bike has changed, and why, his view on racing in MotoGP, and being a motocross dad.

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: 
6
year: 
2021

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