Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 132: Previewing The 2020 WorldSBK Season, With Steve And Gordo

With the 2020 WorldSBK season kicking off this weekend at Phillip Island this season, Steve English and Gordon Ritchie sit down in the gap between the test and the race to look ahead at how the 2020 season might play out. There is plenty to look forward to: Scott Redding moving over to WorldSBK from BSB on the Ducati, Alex Lowes switching from Yamaha to Kawasaki, Toprak Razgatlioglu making the opposite journey, from Kawasaki to Yamaha, the brand new Honda CBR1000RR-R with Alvaro Bautista on it, better support from BMW for Tom Sykes and Eugene Laverty, and Michael van der Mark trying to step up to challenge the champion.

And of course, there is Jonathan Rea, currently top of the pile and about to defend his WorldSBK title again, and aiming to make it six in a row. Rea talks to Steve at the end of the show to look ahead at his season.

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Impressed with what we see re:
Duc and Yam rider lineups
Honda bike is GREAT.
What the Ducati can do, and now it is sorted w data.
Yamaha has brought the motor, although peaky, to their package.

Yet to be seen, very curious to know -
The BMW motor relative to the underwhelming 2019 one.
Can Beautista cull together consistency?
Finally we get to see Camier...is he as good as we think?
How much did the Kawasaki just improve in performance relative to several bikes closing on Rea?
What will organizers do w the rev ceilings, for whom? 500rpms would make a difference, and things there look...odd.

BIKES ARE ON TRACK AND THE RACING IS HERE
Thanks Steve and Co, cheers!