The Grand Prix of Catalonia in Barcelona may not have been a classic race, it did throw up plenty of talking points, and in the latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, Neil Morrison and David Emmett discuss what went on at the race at Montmeló. We obviously have to start with Jorge Lorenzo's win on the Ducati, his second in a row and reminiscent of his years at Yamaha. We take a look at what changed for Lorenzo, and how he went from struggling so badly at Buriram to winning back-to-back races at Mugello and Barcelona.
Does Lorenzo's win put him back in the title race? We go through the list of candidates, and how much chance they stand of disrupting Marc Marquez' seemingly unstoppable march towards another championship. We also go over the tale of how Jorge Lorenzo ended up as Marc Marquez' teammate for 2019, and ponder whether he will be competitive on the Honda or not.
We also spend some time on the situation at Yamaha, and examine how they ended up on a losing streak of seventeen races. That discussion leads us on to talk about the test at Barcelona, and who brought what there, with one of the big talking points being the fact that Yamaha had almost nothing to test. Finally, we go over our traditional winners and losers of the weekend.
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