Podcasts

Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 259: Gazing Into The 2022 Crystal Ball

In the latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, Adam Wheeler, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett discuss what they see happening in the 2022 MotoGP season. After Neil's Big Reveal - he has made the excellent decision to try to obtain a motorcycle license - the crew sink their teeth into some of the big questions of the coming year.

They kick off with what to make of Marc Marquez' recovery from diplopia, and just how competitive he will be this season. They discuss how he will fit on the new Honda, and whether he starts the 2022 season as favorite. They then turn to Ducati, and whether Pecco Bagnaia is the man to beat in 2022. Is the Ducati superior enough, and has Bagnaia made the kind of progress which would render him unbeatable.

Finally, they take a look at Yamaha. How will Fabio Quartararo's title defence go, and will Yamaha find the speed to compete with the Hondas and Ducatis? And what does this mean for the MotoGP silly season?

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

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2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 258: Mat Oxley Looks Back At Valentino Rossi's Career

The Paddock Pass Podcast are joined by a special guest in this week's episode. Veteran journalist, TT winner, and prolific author Mat Oxley takes a look back at Valentino Rossi's long career with regulars Steve English, Adam Wheeler, Neil Morrison, and  David Emmett.

The reason for the conversation is Oxley's encyclopedic new book on Rossi's career, Valentino Rossi: All His Races, covering all of Rossi's motorcycle races, from the European 250cc championship through 125, 250, 500 and MotoGP, as well as his outings at Suzuka. Together with the crew, Oxley discusses what makes Valentino Rossi special, how his outward persona differs (or not) from the Rossi behind closed doors, what made Rossi special, and how he changed the sport.

Oxley touches briefly on interviews he did with the people around Rossi, including legendary and colorful manager Carlo Pernat, crew chief Jeremy Burgess, mechanic Alex Briggs, and 125 rival Lucio Cecchinello. We talk about how Rossi fixed the Yamaha M1 - the book reveals the full details of that - and we debate his best races, and what happens to MotoGP now that Rossi is gone.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

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year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 257: Fabio Quaratararo Interview And Season Review

The latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast is a close look at the 2021 MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo. Adam Wheeler sits down for an interview with the Frenchman, and Neil Morrison, Steve English, and David Emmett discuss the interview with Adam and review Quartararo's season. We each give our assessment of the Frenchman, we take a look at the factors which helped him win the title, discuss whether he can successfully defend the title, and pick out some of the highlights of his season.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

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2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 256: Neil Hodgson Looks Back At 2021 And More

The latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast features a special guest, with 2003 World Superbike champion and current BT Sport MotoGP commentator Neil Hodgson joining Steve English at the Motorcycle Live exhbition at the NEC in Birmingham in the UK. Steve spoke to Hodgy for nearly half an hour, in which the BSB and WorldSBK champ covered a lot of ground, on being a commentator, racing in World Superbike, the need to compete, and the current state of the MotoGP and WorldSBK paddocks.

Before the interview, Steve is joined by Adam Wheeler, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett to get their thoughts on what Hodson said. After The Big Reveal of David's new bike, Neil Morrison drops another bombshell on his desire to get a bike license, which prompts a quick discussion on the state of roadgoing motorcycles at the moment. Then we get into the Hodgson interview, and pick out some of our highlights from it, and give our view.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 255: WorldSBK Review - The Crew Look Back At A Banner Year in World Superbikes

This week's episode is something of a crossover, and one of epic proportions. In this show, brought to you by Fly Racing and Renthal Street, part of the MotoGP side of the Paddock Pass Podcast crew joined the WorldSBK regulars to take a look back at the outstanding 2021 WorldSBK season, bring a fresh perspective, and ask the questions they genuinely wanted to know. Neil Morrison and David Emmett join Steve English and Gordon Ritchie to take a long, hard look at the year in Superbikes.

After a quick recap of The Saga of David's Hat, the group turn their attention to the World Superbike season. They ask what the difference was this year for Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea, and how the Pata Yamaha rider managed to come out on top. They discuss the hard and intense battles which took place all year long between Razgatlioglu, Rea, and Scott Redding, and what that means for the series. They look at where Razgatlioglu had the advantage, and how the revs Kawasaki had taken away affected the outcome of the season.

They talk about the tracks which WorldSBK go to which gave it a real separate identity this year, and what that means for the future. They ask whether there is a changing of the guard in WorldSBK, and whether World Supersport or Moto2 is the new breeding ground for talent in WorldSBK. They discuss this year's crop of rookies, and ask whether BMW and Honda can make a step forward for next year. Steve and Gordo answer a few reader questions - including whether WorldSBK will return to Imola, and whether Kawasaki will get more revs for the 2022 season - as well as questions from Neil and David, including whether Toprak Razgatlioglu really will go to MotoGP.

Finally, the crew wrap it up with what we are looking forward to in 2022 and beyond.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
13
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 254: Wrapping Up Mandalika, 2021, And Why Toprak Razgatlioglu Made The Right Choice To Stay In WorldSBK

With the WorldSBK finale finished and the title wrapped up, Steve English and Gordon Ritchie sit down to review the last round of World Superbikes and look back at the season on the latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast sponsored by Fly Racing and Renthal Street. They kick off with a review of the Mandalika International Street Circuit, the brand new track on the island of Lombok in Indonesia, and what it was like to take a long haul flight to a race again. They discuss how the track changed, how the rain affected the circuit, and how Toprak Razgatlioglu's training methods gave him an advantage on a green track.

With Razgatlioglu having tied up the title, Steve and Gordo discuss just how tight the championship was, and how any one of Jonathan Rea, Toprak Razgatlioglu, or Scott Redding could have won the title had things played out only slightly differently. They debate Razgatlioglu's strengths, and make a very strong case for why he would be better off staying in WorldSBK rather than going to MotoGP.

Then they turn to Jonathan Rea, and look at why things didn't go his way this year. And they discuss how the season played out for the other title rivals, and how things might change in 2022.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
13
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 253: Moto2 And Moto3 From Valencia

The Paddock Pass Podcast Follow Up Show Fueled by Elf Marc VDS Racing sees Neil Morrison and Adam Wheeler sit in a cafe in Barcelona and discuss the final Moto2 and Moto3 races of 2021. They go through the Moto2 finale which saw Remy Gardner finally clinch the title ahead of Raul Fernandez, and the last clash between Moto3 champion Pedro Acosta and the man he beat to the title, Dennis Foggia. They go through the extraordinarily imaginative conspiracy theories of the Leopard Racing team, and the conspiratorial interview given by Raul Fernandez on why he lost Moto2. And then they look ahead to the 2022 season in both Moto2 and Moto3, and what to expect.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
18
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 252: A Time For Farewells

The Paddock Pass Podcast, backed by Fly Racing USA and Renthal Street, comes live from the back garden of a house near Valencia for the final round of MotoGP, and the final race for both Valentino Rossi and Danilo Petrucci. Adam Wheeler and Neil Morrison chat to David Emmett, before Adam and Neil had to rush off to catch trains back to Barcelona.

There was plenty to talk about, of course. Whether the attention lavished on Valentino Rossi's retirement was too much, not enough, or right in the Goldilocks zone. Why the Ducatis are so very, very good now. How Takaaki Nakagami ended up second in the Sunday Morning Warm Up championship, and the worrying predicament Honda currently find themselves in.

We also pay homage to Danilo Petrucci, and ask how much MotoGP will suffer as a result of losing the biggest name in the sport in Valentino Rossi and one of the true characters of MotoGP in Danilo Petrucci. And we discuss how Remy Gardner brought home the Moto2 title at last, broken ribs and all. Naturally, we finish up with our winners and losers for the day.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
18
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 251: A Champion Is Crowned At Portimão In Moto3, And Nearly In Moto2

Although we talked about the Moto2 and Moto3 races from in Episode 250, there was still plenty left to discuss in the Paddock Pass Podcast Follow Up Show Fueled By Elf MarcVDS Racing. Neil Morrison and David Emmett rake over the coals of a dramatic Moto3 race, and a fascinating Moto2 race.

Of course we revisit the Moto3 race again, and the last lap incident between Darryn Binder and Dennis Foggia. We discuss Pedro Acosta's championship, and how he won the title, and what it means for Moto2. We also talk about Remy Gardner's remarkable race in Moto2, making the right tire choice to cruise through the field once the harder rear tire came into its own. We evaluate Raul Fernandez' tire choice, and how the pair will do in Moto2.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
17
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 250: Drama And Dismay In Moto3 At Portimão, Ducati Triumph, Yamaha Struggle In MotoGP

As the Paddock Pass Podcast passes the milestone of 250 episodes, Adam Wheeler, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett gather to discuss what happened at the Algarve Grand Prix in Portimão. With Pecco Bagnaia's outstanding performance turning the MotoGP race into an uneventful affair, we start the show off with a look at the dramatic end of the Moto3 race. We discuss Darryn Binder's move on Sergio Garcia, which took out Dennis Foggia and handed Pedro Acosta the Moto3 title, and whether it was a simple mistake or worthy of a far greater penalty than just disqualification. We also consider Pedro Acosta's Moto3 title, and what winning the championship in his rookie year means for the future.

Then we turn our attention to MotoGP. We discuss whether the Yamaha is a one-rider bike, with Fabio Quartararo the only person capable of winning on the bike, or whether it was a wider failure of the riders. We look at Pecco Bagnaia's flawless weekend, and discuss Ducati's dominance in MotoGP now they have wrapped up the constructor's championship. And we discuss Dorna's latest innovation, the shouldercam, a small camera embedded on the shoulder of Alex Rins' leathers, and what we thought of it and what it means for the future.

We finish up with our winners and losers, but not before a brief discussion of Marc Marquez and the mystery of his absence at Portimão, though the show was recorded before the press release announcing that Marquez had suffered problems with his vision was published this morning.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
17
year: 
2021

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