Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 284: Quartararo Rules The Ring - But Is Yamaha's Approach More Dangerous Than Ducati's?

In the latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, Adam Wheeler, David Emmett, and from a hotel room in Amsterdam, Neil Morrison discuss what happened at a scorching Sachsenring. Fabio Quartararo's victory raised a lot of questions after the German Grand Prix. Not least, whether Yamaha's approach, of putting all their eggs in one basket, is better than Ducati's, which involves making a bike which lots of riders can ride, and hoping you have a rider which can bring it home.

That leads to a wide-ranging discussion of what is going wrong with Ducati's approach, and with Quartararo's rivals. Why do they keep making mistakes, where he doesn't? Is there something wrong with Ducati's rider choice? And which of their riders could mount a serious challenge from the start of the season to the end.

The Sachsenring was another race where we saw a full house, the circuit sold out and packed grandstands. We discuss why crowds were huge in Germany but the grandstands were empty in Mugello, and what it takes to put on a MotoGP event right now. And naturally, we finish off with our winners and losers.

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Round Number: 
10
year: 
2022

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