Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 117: Misano MotoGP - Dawn Of A New Era?

On Monday morning after Misano, Neil Morrison and David Emmett sat down at a cafe in Borgo Panigale to discuss the events of the Misano round of MotoGP. As always, there was a lot to talk about. The big story was of course Fabio Quartararo and Marc Marquez, and the rekindling of the rivalry which has enlivened the 2019 season. So naturally, we had a lot to say on that subject.

There was plenty more to talk about, including the rekindling of a much older rivalry between Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi. There was the fact that Yamahas handled the extremely low grip conditions of Misano better than any of the other manufacturers, contrary to previous races. There was the Ducati riders making do with a miserable finish. And there was controvery on the last lap of the Moto2 race, and how Race Direction handled that.

We finish off as ever with our winners and losers, with a couple of surprise choices.

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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. 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: 
13
year: 
2019
Total votes: 3

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Thanks David and Neil, enjoyed it per usual.

Thanks for the good consideration of KTM. You worried me a bit by leaving it to the end, thought it wasn't coming.

Re losers, going to disagree on pegging Vinales there. I am finding his Sunday continuing to be interesting. And his potential as the Yamaha comes good.

Maverick has had a display of unusual excellence for his race win this year. He is not yet consistent, but he is improving on his race start weakness. He looks to be settling in to himself well relative to last year. And gelling with his team. He and the Yamaha bike are mirroring each other. Yes, I said this years ago about Iannone after he showed something similar, so will hedge the phrasing - Maverick is one of just a few riders that may be about to take a full step forward.

This race, the regular tv coverage didn't offer lots to see re Vinales, but additional footage shows him pushing his front all over the place. After the first handful of laps, when riders were settling in to push for pace, Maverick's front tire was pushing. Lots. Lap 5 through about the half race distance.

This looks like a setup issue. And, for a Yamaha that has just gotten renewed around drive grip for the rear end, one that makes a lot of sense.

Praise still to be heaped upon Quarty in Aqua. His bike feel and control all weekend was FANTASTIC. Continued praise for the Yamaha project revolution as well. Ditto statement for Pol and KTM.

Vinales the biggest loser? Nah. Maybe the Ducati bike. Or our friend Zarco and the Orange marraige dissolution (can be seen as a win as well really). Rossi and relatively tepid results. Rins and the Suzuki not coming to grips with the track and being beaten by P.Espargaro in Orange. Even Cal on his intractable Honda, having just decided to retire and take his family and a bicycle to California, dropping out of 12th. Maverick did better than ok.