Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 198: Portimao Preview, And Marc Marquez' Return

MotoGP is back in action this weekend, as the paddock changes from the desert in Qatar to the lush greenery of Portugal's Algarve coast. The Paddock Pass Podcast crew look ahead to the Portimao round of MotoGP, including of course the return of Marc Marquez after missing almost all of 2020 with injury.

What Marquez will do on his return takes up some of the podcast, but there is so much more to talk about. Steve English, Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett kick off with a little bit of talk about Andrea Dovizioso's test on the Aprilia, then turn their gaze toward Portimao. They each share what they are looking forward to, including seeing bikes on a track which isn't Losail for the first time in 2021, how the Yamahas might fare at Portimao, whether Joan Mir and Jack Miller can reboot their respective seasons, whether KTM will once again reign supreme in Portugal, and what to expect from Honda.

With no race, we can't give our winners and losers, so instead, we try to predict who we think will win this weekend.

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As usual, Neil spot on, Adam out in the marbles but colorful, David on it albeit sometimes overly zoomed in on a particular facet, and Steve smoothing the whole thing out with great humor. Loved it! Thank you.