The latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast is out. In episode #70, Neil Morrison, Steve English, and David Emmett join a conversation across three countries and two continents to discuss a chaotic and controversial Argentinian round of MotoGP.
There was an awful lot to talk about, but the boys tried to break it down into three different talking points, and cover the ground that way. First up is Valentino Rossi's accusation that Marc Marquez was "destroying the sport". Is Marquez really destroying MotoGP, and just how many rules did the Spaniard break on Sunday in Argentina? And how did his misdemeanors compare with that of Johann Zarco, who ran Dani Pedrosa wide, the Repsol Honda finally crashing and breaking his wrist.
Next, they turn their attention to Race Direction, and consider whether the start was handled correctly. After 23 riders abandoned the grid, was having those 23 all line up six rows behind a lonely Jack Miller on pole the best possible solution? What happened with Marc Marquez and his bump start? And was a ride through penalty sufficient punishment.
Finally, we talk about Cal Crutchlow's comment at the start of the press conference, that "the headlines are here". Is Crutchlow right to say that the media should be covering what turned into a great race, or is the drama on and off track also worthy of the headlines? And taking our cue from Crutchlow, we discuss the battle at the front, and how that turned out.
We wrap up the podcast as ever with our winners and losers, Steve, Neil, and David all giving their opinions on who came out of Argentina looking best, and who is in trouble. Enjoy the show!
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