The latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast comes to you from the balcony of a Tuscan villa overlooking the city of Florence, and comes complete with an acoustic backdrop of birds, motorcycles, and rather fittingly for Mugello, a chainsaw being fired up. Gathered around the table to discuss the events and fallout of the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello were Neil Morrison, David Emmett, and special guest Adam Wheeler, editor of the excellent On Track Off Road.
We start off with a discussion of Jorge Lorenzo's stunning victory at Mugello, and how it came about. We talk about his new fuel tank, and the tension in the Ducati squad, and how the situation affected Andrea Dovizioso. We then go on to talk about Marc Marquez, and what his crash did to the championship. We have a quick discussion about the booing of Marquez, and its place in MotoGP.
The discussion of Marquez leads us onto the state of the track, and how riders struggled with the grip. Only Jorge Lorenzo managed the grip, while others all complained of problems with the front. We then go on to discuss the Yamahas, and especially Valentino Rossi's podium at Mugello.
We follow all this up with a discusson of MotoGP Silly Season, a discussion which was quickly overtaken by events when it turned out Jorge Lorenzo had signed with Repsol Honda. But a lot of the other things we discussed are still on the cards, and worth a listen. We finally wrap the show up with our winners and losers, before being interrupted at the end by a chainsaw. Fittingly, as anyone who has been to the race knows that chainsaws are the soundtrack to the whole weekend.
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