Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 79: Talking Brno, And What Happened With Maverick Viñales

MotoGP returned to another cracking race at Brno, and a tight finish between the top three. Neil Morrison and David Emmett sat down to talk about the race, and the fallout from it, on the latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast.

We first talk about how close the race was, and how the battle between the Ducatis of Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo, and the Honda of Marc Marquez unfolded. We debate what this means for Ducati, and what it means for Honda, and how that plays going forward. We also talk about what factors created the close racing, and whether the tires are interfering with what some people regard as pure racing.

We then turn our attention to the Strange Case Of Maverick Viñales, and the disruption in the Movistar Yamaha garage after the race. We examine exactly how the rift between Viñales and his crew chief Ramon Forcada came about, and debate who is to blame in the whole affair. We also debate Yamaha's handling of the affair.

We finally take a quick look at the state of the championship, run down some of the things which caught our attention at the test, and talk about a couple of news items, including the growing role of European test teams, who will be Yamaha's test rider, and whether Dani Pedrosa will test for Honda or KTM next season. We take a peek at the 2019 calendar, and discuss just exactly how dangerous the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City is for motorcycle racing. We finish up as usual with our winners and losers.

Enjoy the show!


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#79 title line fix my friend David.
While here, been meaning to check in - guessing others agree, I almost never want emails cluttering my inbox indicating someone else posted a response here, we can come check. Can we make the default an unclicked box instead? And, the save/preview button moved (during same update) to the bottom under the article, making us scroll ALL the way down and find it. Off putting on a wee phone screen etc. It used to be right below our text box, handy dandy.

Also, is there a place I can send Jared constructive feedback via email so as to not post it up for all to see? Thanks!

(Off to listen, looking fwd). That I have huge appreciation for everything you do here should be self evident after all these years, but again - THANK YOU! Alien journo. If on a deserted island, this would come before sun screen and after food on the must-have list. Who are the two twits that clicked One Star ratings on this article?! Come on. Compared to what? Sheesh.


Thanks for the comments. Got caught out by autocomplete in the text box. Changed the title now. 

I have also fixed comment notifications. The default state is not to receive them. Sorry about that, meant to do that.