Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 85, The New Tracks Edition: Thailand MotoGP and Argentina WorldSBK

A little later than planned, but the latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast is out. Steve English, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett get together to discuss the last couple of weeks in World Championship motorcycle racing. Neil returns from the inaugural Thai round of MotoGP in Buriram, while Steve was just off a plane from Argentina, after the first ever WorldSBK round in that country, and at the San Juan Villicum circuit.

We kick off discussion with the MotoGP race in Thailand. Naturally, we have plenty to say about the battle between Marc Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso, which Marquez finally settled in his favor at the last corner. We talk about Jorge Lorenzo's run of bad luck, and the seriousness of his injury, before turning to Yamaha, and whether their strong showing in Thailand is sign of an upturn, or just a fluke.

Then we talk about Argentina, and the first ever WorldSBK race held there. Though the winner was entirely predictable, there was still plenty to talk about. We take a deep dive into the Silly Season in WorldSBK, and why there are still so many seats left open, before discussing what effect the new Ducati V4 will have.

In the final part of the show, we have our MotoGP Monologues, in which each of us defend a proposition for a minute. Steve discusses whether Jonathan Rea is really the greatest Superbike rider of all time, Neil asks whether Dovizioso vs Marquez is the new Rainey vs Schwantz, and David ponders whether Ana Carrasco's WorldSSP300 championship heralds a new era for women in motorcycle racing. We finish up, as ever, with our winners and losers.

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