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.

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