Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 420: David Alonso Interview, And What Exactly Makes Riders Special?

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With Neil and Adam interviewing Moto3 star David Alonso, it prompted the question, exactly what makes a special rider? We look at some riders who exceeded expectations, some who fell short, and some we could see were always going to be something exceptional. Was Dani Pedrosa disappointment or did he do better than he had any right to expect? Was Pecco Bagnaia better than expected judging by Moto2 and Moto3? Who do Adam, Neil, and David think were disappointments, and who did far better than they thought?

Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 419: Patreon Questions - Is MotoGP A Ducati Cup? And Are You Tired Of Tyres?

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Fresh back from the Sachsenring (or in the case of David, on his way back), Adam, Neil, Steve and David answer Patreon questions after the German GP. Can Marc Marquez win on the GP23 vs the GP24s? Is MotoGP turning into a Ducati cup? Will the tyre pressure misery ever go away? Why did Maverick Viñales and Enea Bastianini join KTM, and what can we expect from them? Plus, Neil speaks to Joe Roberts after the race on Sunday.

Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 418: Riding The Emotional Rollercoaster At The Sachsenring

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Sunday night after a wild and surprising Sachsenring, and Adam, Neil, and David sit down to discuss the surprises and consequences of the German GP. What do we make of Jorge Martin's crashing out of the lead again, handing the momentum back to a victorious Pecco Bagnaia? How did Marc Marquez turn a disastrous weekend into triumph, and did his Friday crash deprive him of victory? And what of KTM, Aprilia, and the Japanese manufacturers? Plus a few words from American Moto2 rider Joe Roberts.

Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 417: Maverick Viñales Interview And Answering Patreon Questions

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From three hotels in three different countries, and one apartment room in Barcelona, Steve, Neil, Adam and David answer questions from our Patreon backers. Is Toprak Razgatlioglu going to MotoGP or not? What are the differences between the GP23 and the GP24? What is going on with tyre pressures? If you had a time machine, which race would you go back to see? Plus, Adam speaks to Maverick Viñales in his first public interview since signing for KTM.

Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 416: The King Of Assen, And The Trouble With Tires

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Assen is done and dusted, and Pecco Bagnaia has established himself as the king of the Dutch circuit. After the race, Adam, David, and Neil sat down to discuss what makes Pecco Bagnaia and Jorge Martin so much better than the rest at Assen, how Michelin's new rear tire is affecting the racing, why Marc Marquez was handed a 16-second penalty, and how Collin Veijer came with two corners of making history in Moto3.

Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 415: Collin Veijer Interview And A Look Ahead To Assen

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Neil, Adam and David are delighted to be joined by Moto3 superstar Collin Veijer on this week's episode. The Dutchman looks ahead to his home round - a track where he hasn't ridden very often, ironically - and tells us the secret to success in Moto3. We also take a quick look at the state of the rider market, and ask who to look out for at the Assen round of MotoGP.

Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 414 - Toprak Takes The Treble On Ducati Home Turf

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Another WorldSBK round, another WorldSBK podcast. This time it is Steve English and Gordo Ritchie, with Ivo Schützbach away on Speedweek duties, and they have a lot to talk about. There's the future of Toprak Razgatlioglu, and whether he is now the champion elect. What does the future hold for Alvaro Bautista? Will someone step up and replace the Bonovo team and take on a BMW privateer team role? Can Jonathan Rea's woes be solved? And an in-depth look at the new WCR women's world championship.

Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 412: Silly Season's Potential Losers, And Corrado Cecchinelli Explains The 2027 Regulations

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Never a dull moment in MotoGP rider negotiations at the moment. So much so that the Paddock Pass Podcast is at risk of being overtaken by events as we discuss the potential losers of MotoGP silly season, and who stands to lose their job. Adam, David, Neil, and Steve talk what will happen to Jack Miller, Augusto Fernandez, Raul Fernandez, Joan Mir, and Alex Rins for next season, and where they might end up.

Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 410: Martin, Marquez and the repercussions for MotoGP

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The Paddock Pass Podcast hit the jackpot this week. Adam and David were at the Mugello test when the news that Jorge Martin had signed for Aprilia broke, and were able to cover it in the Monday night Paddock Notes show. Then on Wednesday morning, as we were getting ready to record the midweek show, Ducati announced that Marc Marquez would be in the factory team for 2025 and 2026.