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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 305: MotoGP Finale At Valencia - How A Championship Was Won

The final MotoGP race is in the books, and so the Paddock Pass Podcast crew have one last race to look back at. David Emmett, Neil Morrison, and Adam Wheeler review the Valencia MotoGP race, and how Pecco Bagnaia came to be champion.

We examine Bagnaia's title campaign, and ask whether he was a worthy champion. We review Suzuki's decision to pull out, in light of Alex Rins winning two of the last three MotoGP races. We discuss the promotion of MotoGP and its events, with a view to the introduction of sprint races next year. And we discuss Aprilia's bad year, Honda's issues, and more. And we finish up as usual with our winners and losers of 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: 
20
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 304: Argentina WorldSBK Review And Pondering Weight Limits

After Alvaro Bautista put one hand on the WorldSBK title in Argentina, Steve English, Charlie Hiscott, and Gordon Ritchie look back at the racing from San Juan Villicum, and have a very long debate over the merits and disadvantages of introducing minimum combined rider/bike weights. Steve, Charlie, and Gordo dive into whether a weight limit will fix this, finding other ways to penalize racers, and compare WorldSBK with Touring Car championships. They also ask how to make WorldSBK's other riders more competitive.

Then, Steve sits down with Aruba.it Ducati's Michael Ruben Rinaldi for a Renthal Street Session interview.

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 303: From Disaster To Triumph - Bagnaia And Quartararo Redeemed Themselves At Sepang

With the penultimate round of MotoGP in the bag, the Paddock Pass Podcast crew look bag at a tense Sepang race and its effect on the 2022 MotoGP championship. Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett kick off the show with the question of whether Enea Bastianini did the right thing in pushing Pecco Bagnaia so hard, given they are both in the pay of Ducati, and will be teammates next year. That leads into a discussion of team orders, and whether they were needed.

We also ask whether 2022 has been a good championship or not, and compare the points tally with previous years. Is the level of talent very high, or the points scored so low? We then dive into Ducati's season, and David asks if Pecco Bagnaia could have wrapped the championship up earlier if Ducati hadn't spent to much of the off-season and practice at Qatar testing.

Other topics for discussion are John McPhee's outstanding pass in the Moto3 race, Pecco Bagnaia's superlative start, and whether the battle between Augusto Fernandez and Jake Dixon resembled the Rossi/Marquez battle in 2015. And we wrap up as always 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: 
19
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 302: Is Phillip Island The Greatest Track In The World?

After a barnstorming race at Phillip Island, the Paddock Pass Podcast crew got together to discuss whether Phillip Island truly is the greatest race track on the planet. After the usual pleasantries, Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett dive into what makes Phillip Island such a magnificent circuit, despite its many shortcomings. We talk wildlife, circuit layout, negating the effects of aerodynamics and ride-height devices, Alex Rins' victory, and how Marc Marquez made the soft tire work.

We then ask whether the 2022 MotoGP title is already in the bag for Pecco Bagnaia, and whether Fabio Quartararo can do anything to call a halt to the factory Ducati rider's seemingly unstoppable progress. We all make our predictions for who is going to win the title (thereby guaranteeing they are cursed), before wrapping 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: 
18
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 301: WorldSBK At Portimão And A Jake Gagne Interview

The Paddock Pass Podcast WorldSBK crew look back at the Portimão round and discuss an eventful weekend and the last round on European soil before heading for the flyaways. Steve English, Gordo Ritchie, and Charlie Hiscott start off with an analysis of the sad news of Victor Steeman, although the podcast was recorded before the sad news of Steeman's death. They discuss the WorldSSP300 class, and the risk of motorcycle racing.

They then move on to examine the events of the weekend. Portimão was the place where Alvaro Bautista pulled out a lead, and the crew discuss the ramifications of the Ducati's performance. They discuss how the rules affect the different riders, and especially the extra revs which the Kawasaki was not allowed this year. And they discuss the difficulties of having three races on a weekend. And to finish off, Steve talks to MotoAmerica Superbike champion Jake Gagne, who raced in Portugal.

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 300: Where The Future Of WorldSBK Lies, And An Interview With Toprak Razgatlioglu

The Paddock Pass Podcast hits another milestone, so to celebrate the 300th episode of the show, we have 2021 WorldSBK champion Toprak Razgatlioglu on the show. First, the PPP WorldSBK crew gather ahead of the Portimão round to take a look at the current state of the series. Steve English, Gordon Ritchie and Charlie Hiscott discuss where WorldSBK stands right now, and it's attractiveness as a destination for Moto2 riders.

They then take a long and philosophical look at how WorldSBK relates to BSB as it is now, and compare it to how that has been historically. They debate the role the various Talent Cup series are having in changing the face of motorcycle racing, and debate what effect that will have in the future. And they ask if all these changes will make WorldSBK less of a British-dominated series in the future.

Finally, Steve talks to Toprak Razgatlioglu about his season as champion.

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 299: How A Soaking Wet Buriram Shook Up The Title Chase

The Grand Prix of Thailand changed the face of the 2022 MotoGP championship, with rain throwing a spanner in the works for Fabio Quartararo. Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett chew over the results, and examine how it played out. We start, of course, with what went wrong for Quartararo, and how tire pressure impacted his race. We go through the compromises teams have to make when setting up bikes for the wet, and the guesses they have to make about the weather.

Then we move on to the 2023 MotoGP calendar, and how it came about. We discuss the impact it will have on the paddock, and Neil reminisces about the end of the 2020 season, without any fondness for the compact schedule. We take a look at the shocking video which emerged of a mechanic physically assaulting Tom Booth-Amos back in 2019, and what it means for the series. And we finish off, as always, 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: 
17
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 298: Motegi Review - Magnificent Miller, Bagnaia's Mistake, and Aron Canet's Bowtie

After a magnificent display of riding by Jack Miller at Motegi, the Paddock Pass Podcast crew chew over the aftermath of the Japanese grand prix. Steve English, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett join the pod, while Adam Wheeler phones in his thoughts on his road trip to the US for the MX of Nations. We cover a lot of ground, starting off with the strange circumstances of the weekend, and the effect a lack of track time had on results.

Part of that was Jack Miller's impressive win at Motegi, and we discuss why Ducati are seemingly incapable of winning a rider's championship. We discuss Pecco Bagnaia's mistake - and Aleix Espargaro's engine map misery - and how that gave Fabio Quartararo a chance to extend his championship lead. Then we talk about Aron Canet, how he revealed to Spanish media the secret behind his podium bowtie, and why he is dropping that custom. We ask whether he would be better off in the WorldSBK paddock where his tattoos would be less of a hindrance, after he claimed teams in the MotoGP paddock turned him down because of them.

Naturally, we discuss Marc Marquez' return to fitness and his fourth-place finish. We give our winners and losers, and then a quick look ahead to this weekend's race at Buriram in Thailand.

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: 
16
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 297: Aragon Review - Debating The Merits Of Team Orders, And The First-Lap Mayhem

The return of Marc Marquez left us all a lot to talk about on the latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, and on Tuesday, Steve English, Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett took a long look back at the first-lap mayhem which unfolded. But before we got to the incidents between Marquez, Fabio Quartararo, and Takaaki Nakagami, we had a long and heated discussion about team orders. Should Ducati tell Enea Bastianini to stand aside for Pecco Bagnaia? And should Bastianini take a blind bit of notice if they did?

We also discuss Izan Guevara's win in Moto3, Pedro Acosta's victory in Moto2, and what was behind the Sterilgarda Max mechanics stopping Adrian Fernandez from leaving the pits in Moto3. We finish off as usual with winners and losers, and take a brief look ahead to Motegi.

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: 
15
year: 
2022

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 296: Listener Questions, Misano Test Review, And Who Will Win At Aragon?

The MotoGP crew gathered to discuss the outcome of the Misano MotoGP test, and much more. But the first thing that Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett did is answer a bunch of listener questions. Will there be a new manufacturer in MotoGP in 2024? What do Kalex know about aluminum swingarms that HRC don't? Why does Pol Espargaro keep landing factory rides?

Then the team take a look at the highlights from the Misano test, who was testing what and what we can expect, including Yamaha's new engine and the new Honda swingarm. We discuss Marc Marquez' return to MotoGP, and we take a quick look ahead at the Aragon MotoGP round. Can Pecco Bagnaia continue, or will he be usurped?

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: 
15
year: 
2022

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