The latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast looks ahead to the challenges of 2021. Steve English, Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett discuss who has the most to prove in 2021, and what they have to do to live up to expectations.
There are plenty of candidates to choose from. In the light of the news that Brno would not be hosting MotoGP or WorldSBK, the crew discuss the challenges faced by the circuits, the promoters, and by Dorna, and how they will balance their interests to still put on a season of racing. They discuss whether Jack Miller or Fabio Quartararo has the most to prove in moving to a factory team, they talk about what Yamaha, and especially Lin Jarvis, have to prove, after years of not winning a championship.
The crew also take a look at Maverick Viñales, and what to expect from him, and then debate whether expectations are heavier on the Aruba Ducati team in WorldSBK, or on lead rider Scott Redding. And no discussion of WorldSBK is complete without a look at what to expect of Jonathan Rea.
They go on to answer a few questions from Paddock Pass Podcast patrons, including which manufacturer they believe belongs in MotoGP, which team or rider doesn't belong in MotoGP (or doesn't deserve to any more), and whether motorcycle racing needs a women-only series like the W Series in car racing.
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