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.
Harry Lloyd and Dave Neal cover just a little show as Martin and Jules get comfortable in a Fiat 500. There's just one major race of the year left and after the world almost exploded from Sepang, it's been a somewhat quiet week. The CAS Decision on Rossi's stay of execution has come down and The Doctor will need the race of his life to claim this title. But it won't be easy for Lorenzo either, with all the talking done it's time to get back to racing. Dave also chats to True Heroes Racing, the race team of injured veterans.
The race that got everyone talking, Sepang. 'Rossi' was the number one trending topic on Twitter for hours, news sites struggled to hold the surge of traffic in the wake of the #SepangClash. Now Martin and Jules take on the infamous, perhaps even career defining incident. Could the season get more dramatic? Of course there was also Moto2 and Moto3 action over the weekend, the latter being especially interesting with Danny Kent once more letting the title slip to the next race. It's all down to the wire in both classes so get ready for a big one in Valencia.
Pull up a chair and settle in, it's going to be a long one. Harry and Martin take the first stint of this mammoth episode and talk about MotoGP and WSBK. Martin especially makes some very interesting points which Rossi himself will echo just two days later. Luckily Harry and Dave around around to pick up the baton for round 2 of this episode and again talk MotoGP and also some BSB. Everything from silly season to the incredible Phillip Island race is up for discussion and of course we managed to catch the shots Rossi fired at Marquez. Could the build up to Sepang be any better?
Harry Lloyd and Martin Darlington talk about the excitement from Motegi. A two hour delay on Sunday morning let everyone waking up early have an extra two hours in bed but luckily the racing was just as good. A reduced Moto3 and Moto2 race saw a champion produce one of his best rides and a champion elect play it safe. As the rounds tick down the fight between Rossi and Lorenzo is getting tighter and tighter but is Lorenzo letting it slip away? Alex De Angelis suffered a nasty crash but fortunately looks as though he'll pull through. It's the biggest weekend of the year coming up for bike racing so get ready for a long hard day on the couch.
Once again it's Martin Darlington and Harry Lloyd chatting about WSBK and BSB. Both championships have followed a surprisingly similar course over the year with one rider emerging as a clear title favorite. Once again solid racing in both with drama until the cool down lap in the case of BSB. The end of the year is, unfortunately, getting very close but luckily there's still four action packed MotoGP rounds to look forward to. Also Nicky Hayden will move to Honda in WSBK next year, but of course this came after the show was recorded.
Len Padilla and Martin Darlington pair up to talk about a thrilling Aragon GP. Great racing across all classes saw titles delayed till the next round, Championship leads left the same and the return of an Alien in MotoGP. With just a handful of races left silly season has stepped up a notch and more and more bums are finding seats. It's been a tough year for Marc Marquez and just ahead of this week's show it got a whole lot tougher for the double world Champ. In classic MotoPod style, the Rabat news was confirmed as the show was being edited.
It's Harry Lloyd and Martin Darlington once again as they cover a super superbike episode with news and races from the WSBK paddock in Jerez to the first of the BSB Showdown rounds in the very British town of Assen. Silly season is starting to heat up in WSBK and in classic MotoPod style, Yamaha announced that they would be joining forces with Crescent running Lowes and Guintoli in 2016 after the show was finished recording! Tyre problems across the board in Jerez resulted in mixed race results while Assen and BSB did their best MotoGP weather impression. Please no more cheese jokes...
Martin Darlington and Harry Lloyd wax lyrically about the San Marino GP where we saw the unthinkable, rain in Misano! It was certainly a dramatic race and could prove to be a championship decider. While most of the focus was on the MotoGP race there was of course action in all classes; Moto2 saw an impressive rookie take his brain out on two occasions. In Moto3 a young boy finally became a man and celebrated with a haircut worthy of his heroes. Moto2 silly season has also kicked off as mid-season-musical-chairs gets underway.
Harry Lloyd and Dave Neal chat BSB, Hitting the Apex and of course, the Showdown system. It wasn't the most exciting week for news, but things are slowly bubbling along. With thens end of 2015 in sight, the BSB showdown has been decided and the triple-header set up nicely for the following rounds in what looks to be a hard-fought battle for first, and seventh. With fans around the world finally getting their hands on Hitting the Apex, Dave and Harry take the chance to give their views on the latest MotoGP movie.
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Martin Darlington and Harry Lloyd talk about an exciting weekend of racing from the British GP. There was action and drama in all three classes thanks to Mother Nature. A Moto3 race where almost no one even wanted to stay on the bike, but luckily the diehard British fans had something to cheer about. Moto2 saw wet tryes getting thrashed around on a drying track and MotoGP saw falls and fogged visors end the days for many. Once again Martin has gotten the excel sheet open and has some interesting insights for us.