Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 214: Moto3 & Moto2 From Barcelona - How To Stop The Madness

In the Paddock Pass Podcast Follow Up Show Fueled By Elf Marc VDS Racing, Steve English, Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett ponder the Moto3 madness and Moto2 badness at Barcelona. The first subject to address were the terrifying scenes during the Moto3 race, with a bunched up field which nobody wanted to lead create some extraordinarlly dangerous situations, and the Moto3 paddock dodged a veritable hail of bullets. We discuss how to fix it, whether it needs fixing, and whether the FIM Stewards need to get involved.

We also take a look at Moto2, discuss Remy Gardner's victory and just how maturely he approached it. We also find praise for Augusto Fernandez and Xavi Vierge, and highlight the result of Bo Bendsneyder in conditions which have traditionally been bad for him

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Completely agree with John McPhee's thought, give the bikes some more power. Go to 350-400cc to change the balance between power, weight and aero drag.

How about twins? It fits the development for "half of your 4cyl" as do a lot of production bikes up and coming. 399cc

Singles though, it is the dirt bike tech. Huge market. 

This Moto3 to Moto2 model is producing some great racing and racers. But it errs on the side of wee horse jockeys. 

I don't think the engine configuation matters that much, the bikes just need ~30% more power. However that happens is fine. 

Right now aero drag is too dominant, the power/weight part needs to be beefed up. Go to 350cc, increase minimum weight a little (5-7kg maybe?) and a faster rider will have a chance to make a break.