Misano 2 threw up many surprises, starting with the weather and ending with the crowning of Fabio Quartararo as 2021 MotoGP champion one race ahead of schedule. In this episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast Presented by Fly Racing and Renthal Street, Neil Morrison, David Emmett, and Steve English discuss what went down at the second visit to Misano.
We start off with our moments of the weekend, and an analysis of how Fabio Quartararo worked on his weaknesses in 2020 to become an almost unstoppable force in 2021. Neil grabs a few moments with Yamaha MD Lin Jarvis, who talks about how impressed he has been with Quartararo's attitude. We take a look at Quartararo's season, and his weaknesses, and ask whether he can repeat his championship, or whether a healthier Marc Marquez will be an unstoppable obstacle.
We also take a look at Ducati's decision to run the hard front tire, why they went in that direction and why it cost them the race. We discuss Enea Bastianini's astonishing charge through the pack. And we give our winners and losers for the weekend.
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