Episode 497: Not Quite Mugiallo

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Martin Darlington and Harry Lloyd chat about Mugello, a roll coaster of a weekend full of ups and downs for a number of riders. There were engine blow ups, sore necks, crashes and titanic battles across the field. All three classes produced some of the best racing we’ve seen in a good long while and a special third host joins us towards the end to help us wrap it all up. The BSB chat is a bit brief as neither Harry nor Martin had a chance, nor knew how to, watch it. We’re into the midst of the race season and there’s no sign of it slowing down!
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Episode 496: The Hard Swings of Racing

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Dave Neal and Harry Lloyd are back at it to guide you through the latest developments in silly season. The predictable has happened but 2017 is already shaping up to be a dramatic little year. With silly season now more or less out of the way we can finally get back to focusing on 2016! WSBK were out in Sepang and as always had a bit of a mixed weekend with rain adding a bit more excitement. The North West 200 also caused Harry’s eyes to cross with the mind bending speeds achieved by the Superbikes but the event was unfortunately brought to a premature end by some truly tragic news. All of Motopod’s wishes go out to the family of Malachi Mitchell-Thomas who tragically lost his life chasing the dream.
A bit close at the NW200 - https://twitter.com/dmac011188/status/732170949718577152
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/motorcycling/northwest-200/north...
http://www.bbc.com/sport/northern-ireland/36296469
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Episode 495: The French Connection

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Martin Darlington is back with Lloyd to talk about the weekend of racing in France. The results might not have been the most earth shaking but the premier class is certainly building towards a tight title battle. Martin talks about helicopter and motorcycle dynamics while Harry scratches his head as winglets continue to be a major talking point. Be sure to remember Alexis Masbou for the end of the show as well…
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Episode 494: Wet or Dry Superbikes Fly

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Dave Neal and Harry Lloyd are right down to it in this week’s show as they have some spicy silly season sausage fresh from the factory. Dani Pedrosa to Movistar Yamaha? Cal Critchlow to Repsol Honda? You’re having a laugh! Or are you? It’s all very interesting as silly season enters the silliest stages in a good long while. Of course there was also a plethora of SBK across the weekend of both the World and British varieties. Imola saw one rider rise above the rest to make it a bit of a boring weekend while in Oulton Park the weather made sure no one had any clue what to do.
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Episode 493: Life In The Old Goat Yet

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Harry Lloyd and Dave Neal are back together again to talk about the Spanish GP. The worst thing you can do in racing is rule Valentino Rossi out and Jerez is proof of exactly why. It might not have been a nail biting race, but it was statistically Rossi’s most dominant race, he out Lorenzo-ed Lorenzo in his own backyard. But it was a group of much younger riders, and one South African one in particular, who caught the attention of everyone over the weekend. We also catch up with Scott Bolton as he gives us his view on MotoAmerica and how it is progressing in its second year.
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Episode 492: Apparently I Should Go

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Valentin Debise 01:12:18
Dakota Mamola 01:22:20
Tonia Elias 01:34:31
Claudio Corti 01:51:47
Draik Beauchamp 02:04:33
Well who would have guessed that? Jorge Lorenzo will be riding a Ducati for the next two years as once again the MotoGP paddock struggles to keep a secret. There’s a lot of talk about 2017 already but of course there’s still plenty of racing to be had. Not only did Jorge Lorenzo reveal his plans, but Jonathan Rea also showed how he plans to become a double WSBK champion as he dominated in Assen. Rea may have done the double both all the races were stunning and have given Harry one or two ideas about how to make the best series ever. We also have a number of former World Championship riders chatting to Scott Bolton about the hope that MotoAmerica has given them.
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Episode 491: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

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Martin Darlington and Dave Neal eventually get to talking about motorbike racing after a bit of an off-topic start to the show. We had another dramatic weekend in Austin where the unsurprising happened as Marc Marquez cleared off at the front, but behind a number of interesting things happened behind. The smallest man in the premier class came out of the weekend standing tall above everyone else. Unfortunately it came at the cost of the MotoGP’s unluckiest man, Andrea Dovizioso. BSB was also back on track for the first race of the season with a number of curious results but there’s still a long way to go, and the showdown system which always drag the season out just a little more.
Oxley Article - http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/race/motogp-race/why-motogp-is-going-b...
Weaving’s Tyre - https://twitter.com/JordanWeaving34/status/719216676752007169
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Episode 490: I’m a Maniac, Maniac on the Last Corner

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Harry Lloyd and Martin Darlington are back for a big one. Three races in Argentina and the WSBK round in Aragon has us almost struggle to fit it all in. Argentina once again produced some interesting results after another weather and tyres weaved a bit of chaos into Sunday. It caused some new stars to light up while others maybe shined a little too bright. Of course we also continue to look ahead to 2017 because silly season is really what it’s all about, right? While chaos ruled in South America, WSBK had a distinctly familiar feel to it. Racing is now well and truly back as as MotoAmerica and BSB are just about to starting spinning wheels in anger.
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Episode 489: Drama in the Desert

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Martin Darlington is sort of joined by Harry Lloyd to talk about the start of the 2016 MotoGP World Championship! The three races produced some predictable winners and one or two surprises as the start of Moto2 had everyone flicking through their rule book. Many thought the Michelins would see slower races but that worry was thrown at the window as they went seven seconds face
http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2016/03/23/mike-webb-discusses-moto2-start...
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Episode 488: As Green As Ever

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Harry Lloyd does it solo to catch you all up on the WorldSBK racing from Thailand. The racing may have been great in all three championships but once again a clear favourite is emerging for the title and he happens to be an Irish rider on a green bike. There’s still a long way to go till the end of the season so maybe Harry is counting his chickens before they’ve even laid the eggs… There’s also some Moto2 and Moto3 testing to catch up on from Qatar with a couple of surprises. Harry also rounds off the show with some no doubt wildly wrong predictions the year.

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