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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 284: Quartararo Rules The Ring - But Is Yamaha's Approach More Dangerous Than Ducati's?

In the latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, Adam Wheeler, David Emmett, and from a hotel room in Amsterdam, Neil Morrison discuss what happened at a scorching Sachsenring. Fabio Quartararo's victory raised a lot of questions after the German Grand Prix. Not least, whether Yamaha's approach, of putting all their eggs in one basket, is better than Ducati's, which involves making a bike which lots of riders can ride, and hoping you have a rider which can bring it home.

That leads to a wide-ranging discussion of what is going wrong with Ducati's approach, and with Quartararo's rivals. Why do they keep making mistakes, where he doesn't? Is there something wrong with Ducati's rider choice? And which of their riders could mount a serious challenge from the start of the season to the end.

The Sachsenring was another race where we saw a full house, the circuit sold out and packed grandstands. We discuss why crowds were huge in Germany but the grandstands were empty in Mugello, and what it takes to put on a MotoGP event right now. And naturally, we finish off with our winners and losers.

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 subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
10
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 283: Will We See Another Factory In MotoGP, And Sachsenring Without The King

The latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast sees Steve English take the chair to lead a discussion of the state of MotoGP with Adam Wheeler, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett. We kick off with the news that Jack Miller is to move to the factory KTM team, to partner Brad Binder. We ponder why he had to move, and what it means for KTM. We also ask what it means for Miguel Oliveira, and where he might end up, and take a wider look at Silly Season and the rest of the rider market.

We also saw rumors of BMW as a possible new factory in MotoGP, taking the place of Suzuki, and we did deep into why that will or won't happen. We discuss why factories go racing in MotoGP in the first place, and the money it takes to compete. We then get into a discussion of overtaking, comparing what's going on in MotoGP and in WorldSBK, where passing seems to be much easier. And we finish up with a quick preview of the Sachsenring, and a wild stab at who might win with Marc Marquez absent.

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 subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
10
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 282: Bizarre Barcelona - Fabio's Fabulous Win On A Weird Weekend

After an eventful, in every possible meaning of that word, weekend at Montmelo, Adam Wheeler and David Emmett sit around Neil Morrison's dinner table in his apartment in Barcelona to look back at a race which was full of surprises. There was plenty to talk about. We discuss Fabio Quartararo's win, and how he seems to be unbeatable at the moment, even when his rivals aren't taken out. We discuss Aleix Espargaro's mistake, thinking the race was over a lap earlier than it actually was, and Neil gives us a history lesson on the many times it has happened before. And we ask the question, how do riders even know when the race is over?

We also talk about the first corner crash, in which Takaaki Nakagami lost the front and took down Pecco Bagnaia and Alex Rins. We debate the standard of stewarding, and whether there should be more accountability. We have an excellent Renthal Street Session interview with American Racing Moto2 rider Cameron Beaubier. And we finish off with our winners and losers.

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 subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
9
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 281: Mugello Review - Where The Crowds Went, Yamaha's Struggles, Marc Marquez' Surgery, And More

Mugello proved to be as spectacular as ever, despite the relative lack of crowds turning up. On Tuesday morning, Neil Morrison, David Emmett, and Adam Wheeler gathered to discuss the events of what turned out to be a surprising weekend. We talk about the crowds, why they might have stayed away and what they missed, and the difference between MotoGP and F1 in terms of support. We talk about Fabio Quartararo's phenomenal ride to second on a track where top speed records get broken, and ask why the other Yamahas were nowhere.

We examine why Quartararo chose the hard front tire when Yamaha historically preferred the softer option. We talk about why it is possible to overtake at Mugello, while it was almost impossible at Jerez and Le Mans. Naturally, we explain what Marc Marquez' surgery entails, and examine what his absence means for the sport and whether he will return. And we finish off with our winners and losers for the weekend.

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 subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
8
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 280: Mugello Preview, And KTM Crew Chief Paul Trevathan Explains The Overtaking Issue

The MotoGP side of the Paddock Pass Podcast gets its own special guest this weekend. Adam Wheeler, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett were joined by Red Bull KTM Racing's Paul Trevathan, crew chief to Miguel Oliveira this week, to discuss just why it has become so difficult to overtake in MotoGP. Trevathan is a fantastic guest, explaining in depth where KTM are at the moment, why you can't just change a front tire in MotoGP, and how the lack of testing time is slowing up development on Michelin's new front.

Before and after we were joined by Paul Trevathan, the crew discuss what makes Mugello so special, why we are not fans of retiring numbers, whether we will see any contracts announced this weekend, and who we expect to do well at Mugello.

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 subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
8
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 279: Estoril WorldSBK Review - Will Toprak Razgatlioglu Go To MotoGP Or Stay In WorldSBK?

A special guest on this week's WorldSBK podcast brings superb insight. Charlie Hiscott, TV producer extraordinaire, has worked in both the WorldSBK and MotoGP paddocks for years, and has been alternating between the two series for the past couple of seasons. So he brings his remarkable knowledge to the already highly informed chat between Steve English and WorldSBK guru Gordon Ritchie, to take a deep dive into the future of Toprak Razgatlioglu.

Charlie adds the view from the MotoGP paddock to the trio's knowledge of where Toprak sits in WorldSBK, to discuss whether the Pata Yamaha rider will make the jump from WorldSBK to MotoGP. They examine the offers he may have, and his reasons for both going to MotoGP and staying in WorldSBK. They also discuss the current state of WorldSBK, the rivalry between Jonathan Rea and Razgatlioglu, what Alvaro Bautista brings to Ducati, why the second seat at Kawasaki is not performing as well as Rea's side of the garage, and what is happening with Honda.

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 subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
3
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 278: Le Mans GP - Ducati's Dilemma, Why It's Hard To Pass, And Which Team Ends Up Replacing Suzuki?

After an intriguing French Grand Prix at Le Mans, the Paddock Pass Podcast crew take a look at how Fabio Quartararo's home race shook out, and why we didn't see a famous French victory at the track. There was plenty for Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett to talk about, however, and they start off with what Enea Bastianini's win means for Ducati. Then we discuss which team might replace Suzuki, and if that slot might be left empty, which then leads to a discussion of who from Moto2 could move up to MotoGP.

After that, we talk overtaking, and why passing is becoming something of a lost art in MotoGP. How will that affect the sport just as it loses its biggest star? We also explain how that affected Fabio Quartararo, and how he ended up in a modest fourth place at home, and why Aleix Espargaro is now a serious threat for the title. And of course as always, we end up with our winners and losers.

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 subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
7
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 277: Examining The Suzuki Saga With Top Japanese Journo Akira Nishimura

After waiting for a long time for official word from Suzuki, we could wait no more. So on Wednesday, we finally recorded our episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast taking an in depth look at Suzuki's shock decision to pull out of MotoGP at the end of the season. To help guide us, and make it more than worth the wait, top Japanese MotoGP journalist Akira Nishimura joins Adam Wheeler, David Emmett, and Neil Morrison to give us a Japanese perspective on the decision.

We start off with a deep dive into the Suzuki decision, the reasons for it, the implications of it for the rest of the MotoGP grid. We discuss what effect it will have on the rider market, and who might take Suzuki's spot on the grid. And we discuss whether we will see a repeat of the Kawasaki situation in 2009.

We then move on to talk about tire pressures and the news that some teams are exceeding the minimum pressures allowed. And we give a brief preview of the French Grand Prix at Le Mans.

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 subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
0
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 276: Assen WorldSBK - Rea vs Razgatlioglu, Racing Incident Or Bad Mistake?

The latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast sees Steve English and Gordon Ritchie discuss an eventful Assen round of WorldSBK. They naturally kick off with a debate over who, if anyone, was to blame in the clash between Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu which blew Race 2 wide open. They talk about how Alvaro Bautista has taken charge of the championship, in part thanks to his penalty in the Superpole race and the win in Race 2.

They go on to discuss where the rest of the field stand after Assen, starting with Honda. Steve and Gordo discuss how well Iker Lecuona has made the transformation from the MotoGP paddock to WorldSBK, they look at how Yamaha are faring, and they discuss the situation at BMW. Then they go on to take a look ahead at the Estoril round, coming up on the weekend of May 22nd.

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 subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
2
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 275: Jerez MotoGP - The Return Of Pecco Bagnaia, And Why Is Overtaking So Hard?

In this week's episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett sit down on Monday morning after Jerez to discuss how the Spanish GP played out. We discuss how it felt to have a proper, almost normal grand prix for a change, and the special atmosphere at Jerez making a very welcome return. We discuss Pecco Bagnaia's outstanding victory, and what it means for the championship. We discuss how technology, and especially braking performance thanks to ride-height devices and aerodynamics, is making passing exceptionally difficult. And we talk about the epic battle for third, as well as a quick look at Moto2 and Moto3. We finish up with our winners and losers.

We did not discuss the fallout of the news that Suzuki will be withdrawing from MotoGP, as that broke several hours after we recorded the podcast. There will be a special version of the podcast once we get an official announcement from Suzuki on the news.

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 subscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where each post-MotoGP show will be posted as a video, for those who like moving images to accompany their podcasts.

Thanks to Fly Racing and Renthal Street for their support for the show.

We also have a Patreon. Paddock Pass Podcast Patreon supporters get exclusive content, including the Paddock Notes show, where we discuss what happened at the end of every day of a MotoGP weekend, and interviews with riders, team managers, and important figures in the sport. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
6
year: 
2022

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