Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 215: Rinaldi Rules The Roost At Misano

With World Superbikes back at Misano, Gordon Ritchie and Steven English get together to discuss one of Steve's favorite weekends of the year. They kick off with a discussion of how well the Ducati Panigale V4R worked at Misano, specifically for Michael Ruben Rinaldi, and what makes the Ducati so difficult to get right at every track. They compare Rinaldi's fortunes to those of Scott Redding, and especially Chaz Davies.

Steve and Gordo discuss the role of the Pirelli tires, and the very different philosophy for Pirelli in WorldSBK compared to other spec tire suppliers. They discuss Toprak Razgatlioglu's impressive start to the season, and how he is emerging as the main challenger to Jonathan Rea, and then they examine how Rea has changed his training and approach, and how that has made him even more competitive.

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Gordo needs a better microphone. He sounds a little muffled while Steven is crystal clear. Regardless, a great discussion with good insights for distant viewers like myself.