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.

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And absolutely no problem whatsoever understanding Gordo👍👍 so the new audio equipment did wonders.