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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 206: Flag-To-Flag Fun At Le Mans

It was inevitable that the weather would have the last word at Le Mans, and when conditions produced the first flag-to-flag MotoGP race since Brno 2017, there was plenty of drama up and down the field. So it is unsurprising that the Paddock Pass Podcast crew had plenty to discuss after the weekend. Steve English, Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett gather to analyze just what went on at Le Mans.

The crew kick off with a debate on the merits of the flag-to-flag races, whether there is a better system to handle rain races, and the problems in trying to avoid flag-to-flag races. We discuss the move by Marc Marquez on Fabio Quartararo while entering pit lane, the legality and why he did it. We talk about Marc Marquez' first crash in the race, and what that indicates about where Honda is in terms of development. And we praise Jack Miller's remarkable win at Le Mans, his second win in a row.

We ask whether Alex Rins is throwing a championship away by crashing too much, we debate the outstanding race by Fabio Quartararo, in his first flag-to-flag race, and his strength compared to the other Yamahas. And we discuss who did well in the mixed conditions, and how the race was won. Then we finish up with our winners and losers.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
5
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 205: WorldSBK Preview - Scott Redding Interview

On the eve of the WorldSBK season opener at the Motorland Aragon circuit, the Superbike division of the Paddock Pass Podcast sit down with one of the main contenders for the 2021 championship. Steve English and Gordo Ritchie kick off the show with a discussion of Scott Redding's first year in WorldSBK on board the factory Aruba.it Ducati Panigale V4R, and how he fared after winning the title on the bike in British Superbikes.

Then, Steve has an extended interview with Redding, in which Redding looks back at last year and talks about his hopes for 2021. And then Gordo and Steve return to examine what Redding had to say, and debate what he needs to do to defeat reigning WorldSBK champion Jonathan Rea.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
0
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 204: Waiting For A Wet Le Mans

On the eve of a Le Mans that looks like being affected by its usual fickle weather conditions, the Paddock Pass Podcast crew look ahead to the weekend to come. Steve English, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett are subjected to Adam Wheeler's fiendish GP quiz, while the foursome make comparisons, favorable and unfavorable, of the race with the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and what the race will be like without fans.

They discuss whether having no fans will relieve some of the pressure on the French favorites, Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco, and whether that means they can win there. We discuss why the track seems to favor the Honda and the Yamaha, and why two such diverse bikes should go so well, and we ask whether Ducati can disrupt their streak again this year. And they pick out who they think really has to win this weekend, to get their championship back on track.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
5
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 203: Moto2 & Moto3 At Jerez

The Paddock Pass Podcast follow up show, fueled by Elf Marc VDS Racing, is back for a review of the Moto2 and Moto3 classes at Jerez. In the show, Steve English, Neil Morrison, and Adam Wheeler take a deep dive into what went down in the support classes at Jerez. They start off with Moto2, and debate whether Fabio Di Giannantonio's first win in Moto2 is a sign of an Italian revival in the class, with Marco Bezzecchi taking second place and Sam Lowes finishing third. They explain why you never hear about tires in Moto2 or Moto3, and what that says about the classes.

They can't avoid the Pedro Acosta question in Moto3, and what his win means for the championship. They discuss the Deniz Öncü incident in the final corner, and whether the young Turk can control himself enough to start to fulfill his potential. And finally, fresh from the Aragon WorldSBK and Moto2 test, Steve English gives a very rapid update on the state of play in the World Superbike series.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
4
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 202: Breaking Down A Fascinating Weekend At Jerez

The Jerez MotoGP round turned up more than its fair share of surprises, with Jack Miller taking a long-expected win and Fabio Quartararo running into an arm-pump-induced brick wall. In the latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, Steve English, Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett gather to take an in-depth look at the events of the weekend.

Adam Wheeler talks about being at a race for a change, and what a shame it is that fans were not at the track. Neil Morrison praises Jack Miller's race, and the emotion that the race unleashed for the Australian, and how revealing that is of the pressure Miller has been under. David Emmett discusses arm pump, where it comes from and how to fix it, and Adam pitches in with his experience in MXGP. The crew look at concussion, and how MotoGP handles the condition.

That leads on to a discussion of track safety, with so many riders crashing at Turn 7. The crew ask how to make racing safer, and if that is even possible. They also answer some listener questions, and talk a little bit about the test, before finishing up with the traditional winners and losers.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
4
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 201: Looking Ahead To Jerez

With MotoGP headed back to Jerez, and at its normal slot in the calendar at the end of April/beginning of May, the Paddock Pass Podcast crew gather to take a look ahead at the Spanish Grand Prix. Steve English, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett ponder what to expect at the first race from which it might be able to draw some actual conclusions about the 2021 season.

There is plenty to talk about. First there's the weather, and whether any lessons can be learned from last year. Then there's the new allocation of front tires, with an asymmetric hard front being introduced into the mix. After last year's podium for Andrea Dovizioso, and Pecco Bagnaia on course for another podium, we wonder whether Ducati's curse at Jerez has finally been broken. We discuss what will happen to Marc Marquez, and how he will fare at a track he loves, whether Fabio Quartararo can continue his astounding form, both from Portimao and from last year, and then we round up with our predictions for the race.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
4
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 200: Rookies On The Rise In Moto2 And Moto3

With the Moto2 and Moto3 classes producing great racing and fascinating championships this season, the Paddock Pass Podcast introduces a new show, dedicated to the junior Grand Prix classes. Steve English, Adam Wheeler, and Neil Morrison dive into the Moto2 and Moto3 action from the Portimão circuit.

They kick off with Moto2, and cover the rather dramatic incident at Turn 1, which saw erstwhile championship leader get boxed in and crash out. They go on to talk about the incredible debut Raul Fernandez is making, the rookie going on to win the Portuguese race, and the fierce battle between Aron Canet and Remy Gardner for second and third. They take a look at the Americans, with Joe Roberts finishing a strong fourth and Cameron Beaubier making solid progress to finish in ninth.

They then turn to the Moto3 class, and the phenomenal start Pedro Acosta has made to his Grand Prix career. They discuss the way the 16-year-old Spaniard took a convincing victory at Portimão, and what that means for the championship. They ask whether Acosta is that good, or whether the departure of the strongest riders from both the Moto3 and Moto2 classes has made it easier for the rookies to make their mark.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
3
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 199: Quartararo Doubles Up, Marquez Returns

There were plenty of open questions going into the Portimao round of MotoGP, and the race on the Algarve answered a few, and raised a few more. So Steve English, Adam Wheeler and Neil Morrison gathered afterward to discuss what happened in Portugal on the latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast.

They kick off with arguably the biggest story of the weekend, the return of Marc Marquez. Was it the old Marc who was back, or was he below par? Then they talk about Fabio Quartararo's superb win at the Portimao circuit, the Frenchman taking back to back wins for the first time since Jerez last year. Then they talk about the penalties, including Pecco Bagnaia and Maverick Viñales having their fast laps in qualifying taken away from them. They also discuss the relative merits of qualifying, and solving the problems it poses, with Steve and Ad bringing their experience in WorldSBK and MXGP respectively.

They go through the other points from the weekend, including Alex Rins strong race before crashing out, Jack Miller's crash, and what they expect of how the championship will play out with Marc Marquez back on the grid. And they finish up as ever with their winners and losers.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
3
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 198: Portimao Preview, And Marc Marquez' Return

MotoGP is back in action this weekend, as the paddock changes from the desert in Qatar to the lush greenery of Portugal's Algarve coast. The Paddock Pass Podcast crew look ahead to the Portimao round of MotoGP, including of course the return of Marc Marquez after missing almost all of 2020 with injury.

What Marquez will do on his return takes up some of the podcast, but there is so much more to talk about. Steve English, Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett kick off with a little bit of talk about Andrea Dovizioso's test on the Aprilia, then turn their gaze toward Portimao. They each share what they are looking forward to, including seeing bikes on a track which isn't Losail for the first time in 2021, how the Yamahas might fare at Portimao, whether Joan Mir and Jack Miller can reboot their respective seasons, whether KTM will once again reign supreme in Portugal, and what to expect from Honda.

With no race, we can't give our winners and losers, so instead, we try to predict who we think will win this weekend.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
3
year: 
2021

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 197: The Madness That Was Qatar 2 - Desert Nights

The latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast was a bumper edition, with so much to discuss after three remarkable races. Steve English, Adam Wheeler, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett take an hour and a half to cover all of the races and much more.

Of course we talk about Jorge Martin's astonishing pole and incredible race, finishing on the podium in just his second MotoGP outing. We talk about Johann Zarco, and whether being in a satellite team can have benefits in terms of pressure. We talk about Fabio Quartararo's incredible victory, and how the Yamaha matched up against the Ducati. And we ask whether we can really draw any conclusions from spending 11 days riding in such unique and unusual conditions.

We discuss the clash between Jack Miller and Joan Mir, and get the expert opinion of BT Sport commentator and ex-MotoGP racer Michael Laverty about who was to blame, and whether a penalty should have been issued. We discuss the state of the championship, and what Marc Marquez must be thinking when he looks at the standings. And we discuss what happened to Valentino Rossi and Franco Morbidelli, as well as the remarkable turnaround for the KTM riders.

We spend some time on Moto2 and Moto3 as well, and have words of praise for the rookies in both classes. We debate the meaning of Pedro Acosta's win as a rookie, and after starting from pit lane. And we have a long and interesting debate on the step from Red Bull Rookies and the FIM CEV Moto3 Junior World Championship and the Moto3 class at the Grand Prix level. And we finish off with our winners and losers.

If you don't want to miss out on these episodes as they are released, make sure you follow The Paddock Pass Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Soundcloud. We even have an RSS feed for you. If you do use Apple Podcasts, please rate the show and leave a review, as this helps other MotoGP fans find it.

Make sure to like and suscribe to the Paddock Pass Podcast YouTube channel, where we will be posting various specials such as rider interviews.

We now also have a Patreon, where you can support the show financially, and get access to exclusive content, such as rider interviews, debriefs, and more. Enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
2
year: 
2021

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