Steve and Gordo sat down on Sunday morning before the sprint race in Thailand to discuss the events of Saturday, and look ahead to the races on Sunday. It was, as ever, an enlightening conversation, covering a vast range of subjects around the WorldSBK paddock.
Steve and Gordo kick off with some insight into the events of race 1, and how Alvaro Bautista dominated Jonathan Rea. They talk about how the first two rounds of WorldSBK can be deceptive, because of the unusual nature and circumstances of the Phillip Island and Buriram circuits, and ponder what happens once the circus returns to Europe. And consequently, whether Alvaro Bautista can continue his domination of the series, at Aragon and Assen.
The boys then turn their attention to Chaz Davies, and why he is struggling while his teammate is ripping up the series on the Ducati Panigale V4R. They talk about the BMW, and the difficulties of getting a brand new bike up to speed thousands of miles from the office. They discuss the Yamahas, and how well the four YZF-R1Ms are doing this year. And they debate whether the arrival of Alvaro Bautista is forcing the other teams and riders to up their games again, as was the case in the past when MotoGP riders moved to the WorldSBK series.
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