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Episode 753: Qatar Special #2: Riders


In part 2 of the Qatar MotoGP special recorded back in November, Rich speaks to a whole host of riders from the 3 classes. The chats involve all manner of topics, ranging from aspects of their careers, performances in the 2023 championship, penalties and of course a look forward to 2024, particularly for those moving up a class. The teams and riders were incredibly generous with their time and a pleasure to meet so thanks to all involved and thanks again to Dorna Sports for their valuable assistance in providing MotoPod with access to the Lusail International Circuit paddock. It’s a long show! In order of sequence, we have: (0:35) Iker Lecuona, (11:44) Taka Nakagami, (23:18) Jake Dixon, (33:11) Fermin Aldeguer, (39:05) Sam Lowes, (52:57) Alonso Lopez, (58:18) Joe Roberts, (01:07:08) Sergio Garcia, (01:14:16) Collin Veijer, (01:21:54) Ajumu Sasaki, (01:29:00) Deniz Oncu, (01:42:52) Josh Whatley & (01:49:33) Scott Ogden. Phew!! Please subscribe and become a Patreon if you can. Thanks to all of our loyal listeners and supporters and thanks also to show partner Roadskin. Zoom Zoom…….

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Episode 752: 2023 Superbike Interviews


For show 752 we catch up with a number of previously unreleased interviews captured during the 2023 season. First up (0:56) Jim speaks with Moto America’s Jake Gagne from the Pitt race in August. Next up are a selection of talks from Rich at the penultimate BSB round at Donington Park in September: (11:32) McAMS Yamaha boss Steve Rodgers, (14:09) Lucca Allen from Team FR89 and Team SBR Kawasaki rider Carl Harris, (27:47) Asher Durham of G&S Racing and (31:07) Oxford Products Racing Ducati’s British SuperSport champion Ben Currie. The show rounds out (33:45) with Rich speaking to Aruba.IT Racing Ducati rider coach and multiple WSBK race winner Chaz Davies at the Donington Park World Superbike round back in June. Please subscribe and become a Patreon if you can. Thanks to all of our loyal listeners and supporters and thanks also to show partner Roadskin. Zoom Zoom…….

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Episode 751: Qatar Special #1: Hervé Poncharal


As we start MotoPod’s off-season specials, we are pleased to bring you the first of several interviews from the penultimate round of the MotoGP World Championship at Lusail International Circuit. This episode brings us the irrepressible Hervé Poncharal, boss of Red Bull KTM Tech3. It’s a while since Hervé was last on the pod (see Episode 330) so there was much to cover. So much so in fact that he and Rich spoke on Saturday and Sunday! Hervé was extremely generous with his time, so a huge thanks to him for this long overdue chat with MotoPod. Please like and subscribe and become a Patreon if you can. These Qatar specials were made possible with the generous assistance of Dorna Sports, for which we are extremely grateful. Thanks also to show partner Roadskin. Enjoy……Zoom Zoom…….

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Episode 750: The Final Weekend


What could be longer than 22 weekends and 44 races? How about a two hour podcast to wrap up the 2023 season? Jim and Rich go crazy covering the last racing weekend and the MotoGp test. The Moto3 race was lackluster but Sasaki finally got a win. In Moto2 Aldeguer showed why he is the next hot MotoGp property by winning his fourth straight race. The MotoGP races were great theater with plenty of action and drama to talk about. From the Marc Marquez incidents to Brad Binder and his cheeky drop one place penalty to tire pressure fouls this race had it all. The guys then discuss the high points of the test on Tuesday and the off track news of the new MotoGP team. Grab a beer and settle in. This a long one!

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Episode 749: Lusail Delivers, On & Off Track


Jim catches up with Rich (in Qatar) to discuss the penultimate round of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship after a thrilling weekend of racing, full of action and controversy. Rich gives the lowdown on his first experience in the MGP paddock while the two discuss questionable racing tactics, fisticuffs in the desert and dodgy rear tyres (or maybe not). Please like and subscribe and become a Patreon if you can. Thanks as always to show partner Roadskin. Zoom Zoom…….

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Episode 748: The Beast Returns in the East!


Rich and Jim come together to discuss the racing action from Malaysia. With two dull races you would think the show would be shorter than usual but that is not the case. The guys go through some great listener feed concerning the 105% rule and automatic clutches. Many thanks to Chris and Scott for sending in the emails. Next up was a bit of news rumors that have Martin and Bastianini swapping rides? Plus the rumor that Marini will replace Marc Marquez at HRC. Fun stuff! Finally on to the racing action! The Moto3 race was a fantastic race with a first time winner and potential World Champ next year. The Moto2 race was dreary with the only action being a scary crash at turn two on the first lap. The Moto2 Championship was clinched by Pedro Acosta with an excellent podium finish. Lastly the guys talked about the boring MotoGP race and decides that that they finally have to talk about the stupid minimum air pressure rule.

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Episode 747: Thailand Title Chess


Ahead of the final MotoGP triple header starting at Sepang this weekend, Jim and Rich team up to discuss the previous round in Thailand. The championship fights remain super close in MotoGP and Moto3 so all to play for there as we wind ourselves towards Valencia later this month. The races in Thailand didn’t disappoint so grab a beverage and listen to the musings. Please like and subscribe and become a Patreon if you can. Thanks as always to show partner Roadskin. Zoom Zoom…….

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Episode 746: Wind and Rain at the Island


Jim rides solo on this quick update show. Rich was traveling home from Canada and the racing from the island was go good that Jim could not contain himself and just had to tell you all about it. As always the racing at the Island was fantastic but the weather was not. Weather concerns for Sunday meant that the 27 lap MotoGP race as run on Saturday. Everyone crossed their fingers and hoped that we would get the Moto3 race, Moto2 Race and the Sprint completed on Sunday before the weather turned bad. Surprise! We did not get all the racing completed before the wind blew us off the island. The Moto3 race was a last lap barn burner and the Moto2 race was red flagged before 2/3 distance was completed. The Motogp Sprint was canceled completely. Remember to check out RoadSkin for your riding apparel needs!

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Episode 745: Momentum Swings!


Rich and Jim talk through the second race of the first set of triple headers to end the 2023 season. It was all about momentum swings this weekend. In Moto3 they guys take about how riding with momentum in Moto3 is crucial when the pack is so close together. A first time winner emerged and and the championship leader maintained the momentum by increasing his points lead. In Moto2 momentum was all about having a race pace and Acosta and Canet had that most. With only 5 races left Acosta keeps gaining momentum. In MotoGP the momentum changed by the day, the hour and the minute as Martin and Pecco are locked in a fantastic battle for the world championship. Please remember to like and subscribe to the pod and check out for cool riding apparel.

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