Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 217: Marc Marquez' Triumphant Return At The Sachsenring

We have two special guests on the latest edition of the Paddock Pass Podcast. With the race at Assen, David Emmett was able to link up with Neil Morrison in person, and sit down with photographers Cormac Ryan Meenan of CormacGP and Rob Gray of Polarity Photo to discuss a historic race at the Sachsenring. As official photographers for the teams which finished in first and second place respectively, Cormac and Rob are in a unique position to talk about how Repsol Honda and Red Bull KTM saw Marc Marquez' win and Miguel Oliveira's second place.

Naturally, we discuss those topics first. How Marc Marquez won the race at the Sachsenring, and how the unique nature of the track played into that, and how KTM's improvement in the last few races has combined with the progress of Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder to see Oliveira emerge as a genuine title candidate. But we also go on to discuss the incomprehensible situation in Yamaha, where Fabio Quartararo ended on the podium, and his factory Yamaha teammate crossed the line dead last, with Valentino Rossi the only other Yamaha rider to score points, in fourteenth position.

We talk about Suzuki, and Cormac and Rob talk about what they have seen from watching trackside at every race. We discuss Aprilia, and what Aleix Espargaro's front row start means. And we finish off the podcast with our winners and losers, as usual.

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Disappointed in Neil Morrison hitting on Franko Morbidelli.. Obviously he has not had an ACL knee injury
that he has ridden as well as he has over last couple of months with unstable knee is astounding..