MotoPod, The Motorcycle Roadracing Podcast, is an internet radio show dedicated to MotoGP and motorcycle racing news, interviews, commentary, opinion and rumour! Our primary focus is MotoGP, the premier class of the FIM World Championship Motorcycle Grand Prix Road Racing Series but we often have occasional sidetrips into the world of the FIM SBK World Superbike, Supersport and many other forms of two wheeled motorsport including Real Roads racing. Find out what’s going on in the sports that is the pinnacle of motorsports, Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racing! New episodes every week.
It all comes full circle. Ten years on and MotoPod celebrates ten years on podcasting with the same race it all started with; Assen. What a weekend it was, three highly dramatic races and yet again the final chicane brought up even more drama. Whole families have been torn apart by Rossi v Marquez and that's why it takes Martin Darlington and the long awaited Jules Cisek over two hours to talk about it all. Settle in and celebrate turning ten in the best way possible; talking about top class motorcycle racing.
Harry Lloyd and Len Padilla come together to make MotoPod probably the most Spanish it has ever been, ever if one of them wasn't in Spain. It a Superbike packed episode with WSBK in Misano and BSB at Snetterton to talk about. In both series the Kawasaki seems to be the bike to have in both series, unless it's bursting into flames! There's also the second half of Scott Bolton's interviews from MotoAmerica and these are certainly some names to watch in the future.
Colin Edwards 00:55:28
Brandon Cretu 00:59:50
THE Mark Miller 01:25:44
Josh Hayes 02:09:28
A double delirious dose of Jim Race and Martin Darlington as the two battle too much, and too lithe, sleep. They solider on to bring you a recap of the TT and MotoGP in Barcelona. Jim also brings the first of his post-TT catch ups with the MotoPod regulardsWe also have the first of Scott Bolton's interviews from MotoAmerica, he got so many we couldn't fit them all in one show!
James Whitham 01:05:12
Michael Lock 01:08:53
Stevie Bonsey 01:36:58
Brad Baker 01:40:24
Martin Darlington and Dave Neal come together for the first time in an age to talk about another WSBK weekend that was distinctly green once again. Portimao continues to be one of the most exciting tracks out there with multiple blind corners, but unfortunately once again the stands looked vacant. Once again Martin continues on as the MotoPod fact checker as he makes his own alterations to a Mat Oxley article from last week. It's not only motorbikes on the show this week as we dive into sub cultures within Spain.
Dave Neal returns from the wilds to host MotoPod once more and kicks it off with a whole song and dance! He's joined by Harry Lloyd to talk news and MotoGP, and there's a lot of it. Team and riders are starting to swap around as the sea on passes and the third mark. Some riders are making swaps after just two days of practice, such is the wild world of road racing. Mugello is a magical and maybe some of that magic rubbed off on a very lucky Italian rider. Harry also has a very special announcement to make at the end.
World Superbike took a trip England to race in front of a host of home fans at Donnington. It was as British an affair as anyone would expect in WSBK as of late with green yet again being the colour of the day. Jim Race and Martin Darlington chat Mugello as well as WSBK. It may have been a triumphant performance on track from the Brits at home, but the home fans didn't quite come out to match the action on track. Martin manages to prove he's maybe the best number cruncher of the MotoPod hosts with some incredible stats about the current riders.
Jim Race is joined by Harry Lloyd to talk about the weekend that was at Le Mans. Lorenzo once again proved that when he's good he's really good whilst Marquez attempted to hide the Honda's problems. It was a good weekend overall for the Italians, setting the stage perfectly for a battle at Mugello. We also bring you news including how we could be saying bye bye Brno as early as this year.
Martin Darlington and Harry Lloyd chat Imola and the decisive WSBK races we saw there this weekend. A race one restart gave us an exciting six lap dash at the end and race two proved that tweaks between outings can turn struggles to domination. Johnny Rea has already placed one hand on the WSBK crown, can he cement it further? Love him or hate him, Kenan Sofuoglu put in a brave ride with serious difficulties at home.
Jim Race makes his triumphant return to MotoPod alongside Martin Darlington as the two have a good old catch up before getting down to the business at hand. It was an interesting weekend at Jerez for all three classes, Turn 13 was once again the seen of a couple of 'ambitious' moves in the lower classes. Lorenzo found his mojo and was back on top of his game, claiming Jerez as his once again. It wasn't all happy smiles after record breaking victories tho, as Juanfran Guevara found out after Karel Hanika got a little carried away.
Lucio Cecchinello 00:45:03
Bobby Fong 01:24:57
Taylor Knapp 01:30:41
Joshua Day 01:41:05
Jake Gagne 01:51:20
Jake Lewis 02:03:42
James Whitham 02:12:15
Len Padilla saves Harry Lloyd from himself as the two catch up on the biggest weekend of racing in 2015 so far. It's a Superbike focused episode as they talk World and British, both championships starting to look very green. Despite this it was a local rider that impressed the most at Assen, but where do his loyalties rest in the long term? We also look ahead to Jerez as the title battle has a spanner thrown in the works with a training injury.