After the WorldSBK extravaganza podcast with Steve English and Jensen Beeler, the Paddock Pass Podcast turns its attention back to MotoGP. After the epic race at Assen, and then another intriguing round at the Sachsenring in Germany, Neil Morrison and David Emmett get together to discuss where MotoGP stands as the 2018 season reaches its halfway point.
We start off with a discussion of where the Assen race ranks in the list of all time great MotoGP/500cc races, which turns into a debate over what criteria to use in judging whether a race is great or not. Is it all about how close the finish is? Does it have to be decided on the last lap? Does the significance of a race in the championship matter?
After a quick rundown of the Assen and Sachsenring races, we go on to talk about where all of the MotoGP manufacturers stand so far this season. We discuss how good the Honda really is, whether the Ducati is actually the best bike on the grid, and how much of a handicap Yamaha's electronics deficit really is. We talk about how much progress KTM and Aprilia have made, and how good the Suzuki really is. Finally, we round it off with our traditional choosing of winners and losers.
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