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.
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