The latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast is out, and it should be no surprise that the second seat at Yamaha is the main topic of conversation. Neil Morrison, Jensen Beeler of Asphalt & Rubber, and David Emmett discuss the stories that emerged around the second Yamaha seat in some depth.
At the time of recording, there were strong and viable reports that Dani Pedrosa would take the seat instead of Maverick Viñales, though it now looks like it will be Viñales who gets the seat after all. We delve into the background of the news, and speculate on where it may have come from and why it got reported the way it did, and talk a little about the role of the media.
Of course, there were also three races at Le Mans, and we discuss them at some length. We wonder about tires, and what effect they had on the number of crashes. We muse on the effect that Marc Marquez' crash had on the championship. And we marvel at Danilo Petrucci's great ride to finish the race, despite a hand the shape of a tennis ball.
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