It is a rather somber edition of the Paddock Pass Podcast this week, as Neil Morrison, Adam Wheeler, and David Emmett sit down to discuss the tragic events at Mugello, which led to the death of Jason Dupasquier at the end of Moto3 Q2 on Saturday. We discuss how the crash happened, whether it could be avoided, and how it was handled by the TV producers. Adam gives his perspective of accidents in MXGP, and Neil talks about how danger is viewed in the road racing scene, where it is much harder to ignore.
We discuss how the riders viewed the incident, and how they view danger in general. We discuss the cultural issues involved in how different TV broadcasters approach tragedy, and how hard it is to handle tragedies like Dupasquier's death in a paddock which houses a wide range of nationalities and backgrounds.
We do also talk about the race, it being an important part of the weekend. We discuss Fabio Quartararo's outstanding victory, whether Pecco Bagnaia suffered as a result of racing so shortly after holding a minute of silence for Jason Dupasquier, and how much progress KTM have made at Mugello. And we finish off, as ever, with our winners and losers.
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