Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 348: Silverstone Preview With Moto3 Rider Scott Ogden

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With race week upon us, Adam Wheeler, Neil Morrison, and David Emmett gather to look ahead at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. After first going through the ramifications of the news that tyre pressures will be enforced from this weekend, they give their thoughts on Silverstone as a circuit and an event.

Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 347: How To Put Together A MotoGP Calendar, With Carlos Ezpeleta

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In this episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, we take a look at the MotoGP calendar. In an interview with David Emmett, Dorna's Chief Sporting Officer explains the process of putting together a MotoGP calendar, with all of the political and logistical hurdles Dorna have to clear along the way.

Before the Ezpeleta interview, Adam Wheeler, Neil Morrison, and David give their thoughts on the calendar. They debate which tracks they would like to see on the MotoGP schedule, and which tracks they would choose to make way for those races.

Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 346: Looking Back At Imola WorldSBK

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Last week, after the WorldSBK paddock made a happy return to the magnificent Imola circuit, Steve English and Gordon Ritchie got together to discuss the events of the weekend. Gordo and Steve cover a lot of ground as usual, including how the different character of Imola made some riders feel more at home.

Steve and Gordo discuss Jonathan Rea's future, Toprak Razgatlioglu's joy at winning a main race, what Scott Redding will be doing next, who will be alongside Alvaro Bautista, and how the nature of Imola may have helped Bradley Ray to have a stronger weekend.

Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 345: Joan Mir And Marco Bezzecchi Interviews, And Answering Listener Questions

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A couple of special interviews in this episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast. Neil Morrison interviews Marco Bezzecchi about life in the VR46 project, and how that makes him so competitive. Meanwhile, David Emmett interviews Joan Mir about how hard his first six months in the Repsol Honda squad have been, and the mental strength required to keep pushing despite crashing.

Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 344: Dorna CCO Dan Rossomondo On Expanding The Reach Of MotoGP

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In this episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, Neil Morrison and Adam Wheeler have a long interview with Dorna's new Chief Commercial Officer Dan Rossomondo. Rossomondo joins Dorna after a long period with the NBA, and has as his mission to expand the reach and popularity of MotoGP around the world. He tells Adam and Neil about his first few months at Dorna, what he has learned so far, and the opportunities he sees for growing MotoGP across the world.

Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 343: Alvaro Bautista Interview And Reviewing Donington

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After the British round of World Superbikes at Donington Park, Steve English and Gordon Ritchie gathered to figure out what we learned from Donington. The big news was Ducati's Alvaro Bautista winning the two main races, and Bautista joins Steve and Gordo for a long interview, looking at his MotoGP test, his form on the Ducati, and what changed from last year to this for him to go from just being strong to utterly dominating.

Then Steve and Gordo take a deep dive into the lessons learned at Donington. They ask why Ducati don't put Nicolo Bulega onto a WorldSBK bike, with him having such a vise-like grip on the World Supersport class. They talk BMW, and what Scott Redding's strong showing this weekend means, and a dive into the Honda situation.

Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 342: Europe vs Japan, Ducati's Stranglehold, And Making Room For Pedro

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The Dutch TT at Assen was a scorcher. Certainly in terms of temperature, less so when it came to overtaking, but it left the Paddock Pass Podcast crew with plenty to talk about. Steve English, David Emmett, Neil Morrison, and Adam Wheeler take a long look back at a hot and humid weekend at Assen.

There was plenty to talk about. After a brief excursion to look at track limits, Moto3 mayhem, and the miserable end to Marc Marquez' triple-header, the crew dig into Pecco Bagnaia's stunning victory on Sunday, flipping the script on Marco Bezzecchi after the Mooney VR46 rider won the sprint race. Can Ducati be stopped, and is Bagnaia on course to successfully defend his MotoGP crown?

Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 341: Bologna Rules The Sachsenring, Honda's Misery, And Ayumu Sasaki Interview

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Once upon time, a Ducati win at the Sachsenring was merely the hallucination of a fevered imagination. But those dark days for Ducati are long past, and with the Italian manufacturer locking out the top five at the tight and twisty German circuit, the Paddock Pass Podcast crew dig into what happened to turn it around.

In addition to diving into Ducati, Neil Morrison, David Emmett, and Adam Wheeler take a long look at Marc Marquez' and Honda's miserable weekend at the Sachsenring, with 5 crashes for Marquez and just 1 Honda on the grid on Sunday. They ask whether this is the end for Marquez and the Repsol Honda team, and what his options are if it is. And we discuss what KTM is going to do about Pedro Acosta now that he keeps winning.

RNF Unlocked Episode 5: Crew chiefs Noé Herrera and Giovanni Mattarollo on relationships with riders and their journeys to MotoGP

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The men behind the clipboards: Crew Chiefs Noé Herrera and Giovanni Mattarollo talk about the challenges they face as crew chiefs. They talk about how they work together despite being rivals, how they manage the relationship with their riders, and their journeys that brought them to MotoGP.