On Tuesday after the Brno round of MotoGP, and after the test on Monday, Neil Morrison and David Emmett sat down to record another episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast. Marc Marquez extended his lead with a dominant performance at Brno, building on a win at Sachsenring to take an advantage of 63 points in the championship. In fact, Marquez has extended his lead after every race since taking the championship lead at Jerez.
Taking all this in consideration, we take a long look at the state of the MotoGP championship, and ask whether Marc Marquez is making the racing boring. Is there anyone who can challenge Marquez, and if not, why not? We discuss what has changed after last year's scintillating races, and how the 2019 Honda allowed Marquez to change his approach and dominate from start to finish.
After that, we have a long chat about the state Yamaha, and what needs to be done to make the M1 competitive. We take a look at testing, who was testing what, and the response of the Yamaha riders to their first taste of the 2020 M1 prototype at the Brno test.
We then take a look at the situation in Moto2, and the wild rumors which are emerging there. Neil explains Alex Marquez' amazing turnaround in the 2019 season. Could Alex Marquez really leave Marc VDS? Could he end up in MotoGP in 2021? Who will take his place in Marc VDS? And what is going on with the VR46 Riders Academy, after Dennis Foggia, Lorenzo Baldassarri, and Nicolo Bulega all leave the academy.
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