Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 54: Dovizioso's Ducati Double

The Paddock Pass Podcast is back, and this time, Neil Morrison and David Emmett have a double dose of Ducati domination to discuss. With Mugello and Barcelona being run back to back, the Paddock Pass Podcast boys compare and contrast the fortunes of the championship contenders in the two latest MotoGP races.

First of all, we lavish praise on Andrea Dovizioso and Ducati, for two excellent races capped with victories at home and away. We look into just how Dovizioso did it, and how he managed to defeat the Hondas and Yamahas at two different tracks. We also discuss the varying fortunes of the factory Honda and Yamaha teams at Mugello and Barcelona, with Yamaha up at Mugello and down at Barcelona, with the Repsol Honda team suffering the opposite fate.

We have a discussion about grip, and the state of the Barcelona track, and what effect that had on the outcome of the race, as well as debating what effect the tires had. We also have a few words to say about the Monday test at Barcelona, especially the different feedback from Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales on the chassis Yamaha brought to the track. There are a few words on Marc Marquez' preference for symmetric tires in hot conditions, over asymmentric fronts.

We then move on to take a look at the Moto2 and Moto3 championship, and the events at both Barcelona and Mugello. And finally, we wrap up with our winners and losers of the past couple of weekends.

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