Podcasts

Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 11 - Testing At Valencia, Stoner's Return, And Listener Questions

The Paddock Pass Podcast is back. Neil Morrison of Crash.net and Roadracing World, and David Emmett of MotoMatters.com got together to discuss the testing which went on at Valencia. We talk about how the Michelin tires fared, and how the brand new spec electronics held up, and how we expect those situations to develop.

The other news that emerged at Valencia was that Casey Stoner is to return to Ducati in a testing role. Neil and David talk about the background to the switch, and why Stoner left Honda to return to Ducati. Finally, we also answer some listener questions, and refuse to divulge the secret back ways into various circuits which save us so much time.

Enjoy the show! 

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 iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoy the show!

year: 
2016

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 10 - Reviewing The Showdown Drama

If we thought the events at the MotoGP race of Sepang could get no more dramatic, we were very wrong indeed. The final MotoGP race of the season turned into a drama of epic proportions, on track especially after the track. 

On Monday, MotoMatters.com's David Emmett, Roadracing World reporter Neil Morrison and top Asphalt & Rubber photographer Tony Goldsmith sat down to discuss the events leading up to the race, the Grand Prix itself and the fractious aftermath. We give our opinion on the actions of Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo, and talk about what the protagonists all told us. We also look back at a mammoth season, featuring some of the most astounding race MotoGP has seen

Finally, and on a much cheerier note, we take a quick look at the Moto3 season decider, how Danny Kent finally won the title he had been chasing all year, and how Miguel Oliveira's heroic chases left him coming up short, but still with his dignity.

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 iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoy the show!

As always, the last minutes of the show feature outtakes which are not suitable for sensitive ears or a working environment.

Round Number: 
18
year: 
2016

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 9 - Flyaway Madness: A Look At Phillip Island And Sepang

The Paddock Pass Podcast is back again, this time with a bumper episode looking back at the Phillip Island and Sepang races. MotoMatters.com's own David Emmett is joined by Neil Morrison and Tony Goldsmith, both of whom were present at two of the most significant races in recent history. They bring their tales of what went on there, and a discussion of the atmosphere before and after the race.

The usual trio is joined by Jensen Beeler, editor in chief of Asphalt and Rubber, who gives his unique perspective on the events at Sepang, and, as a trained lawyer, gives us a rundown of the legal aspects of Valentino Rossi's appeal to the CAS.

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 iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoy the show!

Enjoy!

Round Number: 
17
year: 
2015

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 8 - Silly Season Updates, Motegi Preview, And More Listener Questions

Although neither David Emmett nor Neil Morrison are at Motegi this weekend, that hasn't stopped us putting out another episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast. Recorded after Aragon, we took a brief look ahead to the Japanese Grand Prix, and ran through the various rumors and reshuffling of riders in all three Grand Prix classes. Despite being recorded in advance, we still managed to get just about everything right so far, except for the lack of announcements. And finally, we turn our attention to listener questions, including such items as why there is no safety car in MotoGP, why MotoGP does not have a combined rider/bike minimum weight, and who will adapt to the Michelin and spec electronics best.

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 iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoy the show!

Once again, if you are listening in a sensitive environment, you may wish to skip the last 30 seconds or so, as it contains some very NSFW language. Thankfully, the main podcast is entirely safe for public consumption.

Round Number: 
15
year: 
2016

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 7 - A Look Back At Aragon

On the Monday after an intriguing MotoGP race at Aragon, David Emmett, Neil Morrison, and Tony Goldsmith all sat down to review the events of the weekend. We took a long look at how Jorge Lorenzo made sure of victory, we discussed how Dani Pedrosa outraced Valentino Rossi, something which does not happen very often. We also compared the differences between the performances of the two Ducati men, Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso, and ponder why that should be. We then repeated the process for Suzuki riders Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales. And we also talk about Marc Marquez' crash, and why the Honda remains so difficult to ride.

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 iTunes or Soundcloud. Enjoy the show!

A word of warning for those listening in a sensitive environment, the last minute or so of the show, after the initial outro, contains a blooper reel of our attempts to make that outro. Consequently, it contains some rather NSFW language...

Round Number: 
14
year: 
2015

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 6 - Reviewing Misano, And Answering Listener Questions

The latest edition of the Paddock Pass Podcast is out! In this edition, David Emmett, Neil Morrison and Tony Goldsmith discuss the incident-packed MotoGP race at Misano. We talk pit strategy, good and bad decision making, and the effect of the race on the championship. We also take a look further down the road and try to guess just how pivotal this race will be.

We also got around to answering a few of your questions, which you sent to the Paddock Pass Podcast Twitter account. We are still working on a dedicated website, RSS feed and iTunes, but that should be in place very soon. For the moment, you can download the show from the show's Soundcloud page. We hope you enjoy the show!

Round Number: 
13
year: 
2015

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 5 - Silverstone Preview And Silly Season Review

On the eve of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, David Emmett, Neil Morrison and Tony Goldsmith gathered in a hotel room in Towcester (pronounced 'Toaster') to talk over the developments in MotoGP's silly season between Brno and Silverstone, and look ahead to Silverstone. We discuss the options for Danny Kent, Scott Redding and Sam Lowes, the new contracts for Bradley Smith and Cal Crutchlow, and ponder the predominance of British riders in the premier class. We then all give our predictions for the three races on Sunday, always a perilous task ahead of practice.

You can listen to the podcast below, or download it as an MP3 file. The podcast is still under development, with room for improvement, but we hope you enjoy what we have so far. 

Round Number: 
12
year: 
2015

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 4 - A Look Back At Brno, With David Emmett And Neil Morrison

The latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast is out. This time, we are looking back at a race, instead of ahead, as MotoMatters.com's David Emmett and Neil Morrison of Roadracing World and Crash.net look back at Brno and go over the latest silly season rumors.

The podcast is still very much in development, which means that the sound quality isn't always great, and there is still no RSS or iTunes feed. We are continuing to work on this, and hope to have a more complete set up in place soon. Enjoy!

Round Number: 
11
year: 
2015

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The Paddock Pass Podcast, Episode 3: The Assen Pass, And Sachsenring Predictions

The Paddock Pass Podcast is back after a brief hiatus, this time coming to you from the Sachsenring. On the show are David Emmett, editor of MotoMatters.com, and two top photographers: Scott Jones of Photo.GP and MotoMatters.com, and Tony Goldsmith, chief shooter for Asphalt & Rubber

In a little under half an hour, we cover a lot of ground. Of course we talk about the Assen pass, between Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez, but we also look ahead to the Sachsenring. There's plenty to talk and think about, and the two photogs offer a unique perspective from seeing events up close.

Listen to the podcast here, or download it from Soundcloud. An iTunes and RSS feed is under construction, and should be coming soon.

Round Number: 
9
year: 
2015

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Introducing The Paddock Pass Podcast - Episode 2, Barcelona

MotoMatters.com is proud to announce that we have been collaborating on a new project with Jensen Beeler and Tony Goldsmith of Asphalt & Rubber and Steve English, MotoGP reporter for MCN. Called The Paddock Pass Podcast, it is a half an hour or more of discussion and banter about MotoGP, featuring MotoMatters.com founder David Emmett, Tony Goldsmith and, if we can get them, selected guests.

After an early tryout, the first official episode looks ahead to the Barcelona round of MotoGP. We take a look at Honda's problems, who can beat Jorge Lorenzo, what Valentino Rossi needs to do, the prospect of more horsepower at Suzuki, and much more. 

We hope you enjoy the podcast, and leave any feedback you have - positive or negative - below. Audio quality is an aspect we will be working on in future episodes, but we hope this is good enough to start off with.

Round Number: 
7
year: 
2015

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