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.

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Round Number: 
6
year: 
2022

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Comments

A) Thanks SO much as always, love these things.

B) How many pints did you all have before picking your winners and losers? Almost like you are willy nilly after so many weeks without Steve? As usual, Neil speaks for me. Whatever he says resonates. 

In the bass range. Thank you for another Pod.

Surprised you got flak for picking Fabio as the winner of the weekend. Yeah, Bagnaia won at Jerez. Big deal. It's the first manufacturer points he's scored for Ducati, and he's not even factoring in the championship, currently. Also Bags only gained 5 points on Fabs. Fabs has two podiums on the bounce and 45 points in 2 rounds heading into his home grand prix. He also kept Espargaro in the rear view.

It's so strange listening to this now that the Suzuki news has dropped. Things can turn on their head so quickly hey.

Great listen as always, thanks guys.