Episode 481: Little Week, Big News</p>


With the first Sepang Test just a week away, riders and teams are frantically packing, training and revealing new liveries in preparation. Harry Lloyd and Dave Neal are back once again to talk about how bikes have or haven’t changed from 2015 and how headlights impact deign. With racing still over a month away there’s already some big news happening as injuries are already happening and one racing’s best known names takes a year off…

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Episode 480: C-C-C-Changes Dave Neal and Harry Lloyd bring MotoPod into 2016 with a smattering of news from a quiet off season. Luckily it’s not all MotoGP fashion updates as we also go over the 2016 rules which should make everything a lot easier to understand. The days of CRTs versus aliens and Open bikes are gone as MotoGP looks to continue to build on a strong 2015.

Episode 479: Up Close and Dirty</p>


Harry Lloyd and Len Padilla have just about managed to get themselves cleaned up after a lovely little outing to the Superprestigio in Barcelona. There was racing, crashing, screaming teenage girls and anything else you could want in a race weekend. It might be pitched as a bit of fun at the end of the year but when the visor drops all of them are pushing to the limit. Even with a line of people waiting for Marquez there’s something very down to earth and real about flat tracking.

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Episode 478: Little Clicks and Big Clicks</p>


Josh Hayes and Taylor Knapp 00:18:41
Mat Mladin 00:28:11

Jim Race and Harry Lloyd quickly link up to run over the testing times from Jerez. Ducati are looking strong yet again but could Honda still be struggling? Everything is getting wrapped up for the winter as the two month testing ban has officially begun, fear not there will of course be MotoPod throughout to keep your ears filled with bike chat. There’s still the Superprestigio in Barcelona to go as a final bike racing send off for 2015.

Episode 477: Going Local


Anthony West 01:13:05
Stevie Bonsey 01:24:17
Roger Lee Hayden 01:29:16
Toni Elias 01:31:27

Harry Lloyd and Scott Bolton relive some of the world's domestic series from 2016 including MotoAmerica, Japanese SBK and CEV in Spain. Most series had a new Yamaha R1 running away at the front, but there are still a few news in the smaller capacity classes to keep an eye on in the coming years. As well as a quick run down of the 'local' racing, Jim Race headed out to Vegas for the Superprestigio of the Americas and to talking with one or two ex-MotoGP riders. There might not be any racing on this weekend, but hopefully you'll be tempted to go back and catch up on some old ones as we settle into the off season.

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Episode 476: Michelin Man Rolls Up


It's the first show of 2016! Or the last of 2015, depends how you look at it really. Harry Lloyd sits down with a nice iced coffee to bring everyone a quick run down of who is going where in 2016 and what everyone did in testing. The Michelin tyres made a strong debut at the Valencia circuit as riders were able to match or improve their race times. It wasn't just MotoGP out preparing for 2016 as Moto2, Moto3 and WSBK all had private tests although with unofficial timing. The winter testing ban may be coming up soon but there's no stopping MotoPod.

Jack Miller had said you need to ride the Michelins like a 250, clearly Miller has never ridden one: https://twitter.com/GP_Xtra/status/664528176719228929

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Episode 475: The Fastest Man Won


David Emmett 00:02:38
MotoGP Race at T8 towards end (Note how far the first three are from Rossi) 00:43:46
Maverick Viñales 00:44:44
MotoGP Podium 00:47:05

Jules Cisek and Martin Darlington bring you the final in season show of the year! The two had a grand adventure in Valencia and this show is a collection of their journey. MotoGP journalist ace and fellow podcaster David 'MotoMatters' Emmet joins the two for a run down of the season as the dust settles. Some of the transitions are a bit longer than usual this week to help soak in the incredible atmosphere of Valencia. The polemics continued after the race, but that's for another show, right now it's all about celebrating the World Champions: the three fastest men on motorcycles in the world. 2015 was the best season ever, but judging by testing 2016 could be even better…

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Episode 474: Race of Their Lives


True Heroes Racing 00:24:34

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.

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Episode 473: The Incident


Charlie Hiscott 01:35:50
Jonathan Rea 02:15:44

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.

The only thing longer than MotoPod, Motomatter's excellent article on The Incident: https://motomatters.com/analysis/2015/10/27/2015_sepang_motogp_round_up_...

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Episode 472: Race of the Decade


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?


Then in true 'Back to the Future 2' style, it all became a reality!


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