Episode 444: British Brief


Mat Mladin 00:30:25

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.


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Episode 443: Year of the Goat


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…

Lorenzo's Helmet issue: https://twitter.com/BorjaGonzalezG/status/582302598566281216


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Episode 442: Kawasaki Express


Steve English 00:40:07
Freddie Spencer 01:25:40
Maria Costello 02:18:21
Cat MacLeod 02:54:39

Harry Lloyd and Martin Darlington reunite to talk about the first ever WSBK race in Thailand that once again had two all British podiums, the first two steps filled by some familiar faces again. The season hasn't even begun and sponsors are already starting to drop off and get into trouble, although hopefully everyone will still be able to line up on the grid. Martin and Harry also look ahead to the MotoGP Championship and what the year may bring. Phil Hall has been busy, getting two excellent interviews with Freddie Spencer and Maria Costello, settle in it's a bit of a longer one.

Daniel Humphries' Racing Stats:



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Episode 441: Cut Short


Davide Brivio 00:30:42
Maverick Viñales 00:39:12
Chris Pike 00:43:54
Scott Redding 00:53:32
Stefan Prein 01:00:54
Jack Miller 01:20:26
Lucio Cecchinello 01:26:35
Leon Haslam 01:37:26

MotoGP shows how it can bring rain to a country like no other sport in the world as the final day of pre-season testing is rained out at Qatar. Luckily this gave Martin Darlington time to have a chat with a variety of riders ahead of the season opener. It was an exciting test, especially if you're a fan of Italy, the color red and winglets. Join Harry Lloyd and Martin as they delve into times from testing. Enjoy the sound of a factory Honda being gently awoken from its sleep in the Redding interview...


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Episode 440: One Last Test


JD Beach 00:13:09
Sammy Halbert 00:22:32
James Whitham 00:28:28

We're doing it live! Well, we did. Harry Lloyd mixes things up and records a MotoPod live, something that will hopefully become more of a regular occurrence in the future. Harry goes over the tiniest bits of news in the calm before the roar of engines at Losail. Jim Race also makes his comeback to the show featuring a nice casual catch up with James Whitham



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Episode 439: Who Pays The Bill


Dave Neal is back on MotoPod with Harry Lloyd as they talk about the second Sepang test. But first they get a little sidetracked on who rides and watches motorcycles. We attempt to peer through the haze of mystery to gleam anything we can about the Michelin tryes which once again caused a crash or two. It's not long till MotoGP are back on track for Round 1 and WSBK goes to Thailand, with a certain Australian who wants another go.


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Episode 438: British Claim Australia


Racing is back as the World Superbike season kicks off Down Under. Much of the hype before the race may have been about the return of an Australian legend, but it was three British riders that dominated both races. There were impressive debuts for the reigning World Supersport champ as well as the Moto2 refugees in both classes. The WSS race had a run away victory, but the fight for third was physical while others struggled with tyre issues.


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Episode 437: The Return of A King, Briefly


Wayne Gardner 01:10:39
Michael Laverty 01:22:47
Taylor Mackenzie 01:28:58

Len Padilla and Dave Neal handle some of the most surprising news the WSBK grid has had in a long long time as a former champion dusts off his leathers. It was a big week for Ducati in both paddocks as the GP15 finally shows its revised face. We also go over WSBK, WSS, Moto2 and Moto3 Testing. Not long now until we're back racing. Be sure to listen right to the end…



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Episode 436: A Bit of British Bother


Matthew Roberts 00:29:53
Dave Crussell 00:43:50
David Hirsch 01:00:29
Graeme Crosby 01:07:31
Jim Scaysbrook 01:25:02
Levi Day 01:45:53
Rob Mesa 02:03:39

Harry Lloyd and Dave Neal cover the show over two days, first as usual over Skype and then briefly in person at the London bike show. It was a grand day out for MotoPod and we've got some excellent interviews to go alongside the final batch from the PI Classic. There were one or two changes to the WSS grid ahead of season opener in Australia in just a few weeks time, and we've had a late change of venue for the British Grand Prix later in the year.

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Episode 435: Turn The Sound Back On


Connor Cummins 00:43:50
Jon Munns 00:58:24
Peggy Hyde 01:10:10
Scout Fletcher 01:23:33
Wade Boyd and Christine Bluck 01:35:45

Len Padilla and Dave Neal are joined by a slightly late Harry Lloyd to talk about Sepang 1 as prototype motorcycles start to go around in circles again, some faster than ever! Dave has done his homework and has a solid comparison of 2014 vs 2015 times to look at for testing. All the factory bikes are looking quicker, but has Honda neglected the Open bike again? Now we just have to wait for Sepang 2...

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