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.
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.
Josh Herrin 01:04:19
Joe Roberts 01:18:45
Garrett Gerloff 01:29:45
Wayne Rainey 01:42:27
A dramatic weekend in Argentina saw some big championship moments across all three classes. The racing style of Moto3 is undergoing a dramatic shift whilst a World Champion struggles in Moto2. MotoGP saw highs and lows a plenty for Suzuki, Marquez and Rossi. A mixed start to the year sees Marquez way down the order, but he's confident he can fight back. Could his confidence be his undoing in 2015? And just how is it that an old goat is able to beat a Spartan fitter than ever, join Harry Lloyd and find out!
Martin Darlington and Harry Lloyd team up to chat about Round 2 of MotoGP at Austin. It was a bit of a wild affair with track conditions, track personal and a track pet all playing havoc with the schedule over the weekend. Despite that it led to three interesting races and a lot to talk about. Aragon was also home to Round 3 of the WSBK championship that saw the British continue to dominate, all in all it was a very British weekend in the sun and not so sunny Austin. Racing is fully underway for the year!
Harry Lloyd flies solo this week as we welcome the BSB riders back to racing. It was a hectic weekend at Donny with some close races in all classes. The new R1 impressed on its debut, but there's still work to do as it adapts to the Spec ECU in BSB and works on engine development. There's also a brief look ahead at MotoGP and WSBK as it is a busy weekend of racing ahead.
MotoGP 2015 gets underway in Qatar and Martin Darlington was there on the ground to soak it all in. It was an action filled start to the season with big drama in each of the three classes that certain produced three surprising winners. Martin hands his Lorenzo fan club card in favour of a Viñales one and Harry Lloyd pretends he has a psychology degree. The weekend was tarnished by some unfortunate news for one front runner at the end of the race that sent social media into a spin. Best season ever? Could be…