Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 148: MotoGP Silly Season Kicks Off In Earnest

Two weeks after the Paddock Pass Podcast crew dipped their toes into the rider market in MotoGP and WorldSBK, they are back to discuss MotoGP Silly Season, after the bombshell news that Pol Espargaro is heading to Repsol Honda from KTM.

In this episode, Neil Morrison, Steve English, and David Emmett gather round a virtual table to discuss the implications of Espargaro's move. What does it mean for Honda? What happens to Alex Marquez? Why Pol Espargaro? And what happens at LCR?

The move has ramifications elsewhere as well. Who could take Espargaro's place in the factory KTM team? What will Andrea Dovizioso do? What about the riders in Moto2? Who could move up? And of course, when can we expect more moves for the 2021 MotoGP season.

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Thanks as usual folks!
Liked it, but not per usual primarily in claridying my disagreement with oddly much of it.

SO apprecuative that we have racing scheduled now. A normal is arriving, and it includes GP racing.

Always enjoy the banter between the motojournalists "in the know." Or at least those with there ears tuned towards the root of rumor. Regardless, it was an interesting discussion. Good humor. Dry wit. Gracias.

Something that no one seems to consider is that maybe Honda made it clear already when signing Alex that they would replace him at the end of 2020 (possibly by moving him to LCR?). This is the only thing that makes sense to me to be honest. I am surprised that I have not seen anyone presenting this theory?