Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 241: Previewing Austin MotoGP, And Making Racing Safer

In this episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast presented by Fly Racing and Renthal Street, Adam Wheeler and David Emmett get together to look ahead to the Grand Prix of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Adam and David discuss what it is like for MotoGP to be heading overseas again after two years of Qatar being the only race held outside of Europe.

We discuss the track, and what we expect of it. We talk about how the track's 20 corners and many bumps make it one of the most demanding circuits on the calendar. And we ask which bike it might suit, and what effect this race weekend could have on the championship.

We also address the concerns around safety after last weekend's death of Dean Berta Viñales in the WorldSSP300 race at Jerez. We discuss how this could be fixed, and Adam gives an insight into how the junior classes in motocross bring young riders into the sport with less risk.

Finally, we finish up with our predictions for the race, and whether Marc Marquez will manage to win another race in the US.

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Could you please pronounce it "KOE-tah"? The way everyone else pronounces it? Please? I kept hearing Qatar for the first 15 minutes. I've never heard it pronounced 'cotta' before. Extra confusion not necessary.