The latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast is a special edition focusing on Moto2. Moto2 commentator Neil Morrison is joined by WorldSBK commentator Steve English and On Track Off Road's Adam Wheeler to discuss the state of the Moto2 championship, and the effect the switch to Triumph engines has had on the series.
After a few thoughts on the series, Neil Morrison interviews Triumph's Chief Product Officer Steve Sargent about their involvement in Moto2. Sargent talks about why Triumph got involved, the pressure they were under in terms of reliability, and the sales and marketing benefits they have seen from their involvement. Sargent also explains some of the logic behind Dorna's remit to Triumph in creating the 765 Moto2 engine, including allowing for an expanded role for electronics, to help prepare engineers and crew chiefs for MotoGP, as well as riders.
Then, Neil, Steve, and Adam debate the state of Moto2. Who they see as rising stars, the impact Triumph engines have had, and the effect KTM's withdrawal has had on the state of the class.
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