The MotoGP race in Barcelona shook the tree of the 2020 championship, allowing a couple of riders to ascend and others to tumble to the ground. That gave Steve English, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett plenty to discuss on the latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast.
At a track notoriously tough on tires, the weather conditions played an outsized role, and we start off with a look at the decision which led to riders being caught between the soft and medium fronts. The conditions also caused a few crashes, including by Valentino Rossi, and we debate whether this could have been Rossi's last chance of a win in MotoGP.
We then go over a host of topics thrown up by the race, answering listener questions along the way. Fabio Quartararo's victory, Franco Morbidelli's lack of speed, and just how strong the Suzukis are now. We examine the mixed fortunes for Ducati, and take a deep dive into the enigma that is Maverick Viñales: winner at Misano, invisible in Barcelona. We give our theories as to why he got such a bad start, and how come he can't bounce back. And we wrap up as usual with our winners and losers from the weekend.
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