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.
Wayne Gardner 00:21:33
John Boote 01:09:42
Lewis McEwen and Craig Hemsworth 01:24:05
Jed Metcher 01:39:07
Motorcycles are back to going around in circles as quickly as they as the world returns to its natural state: with the sound of 1000cc engines filling the air. Harry Lloyd and Dave Neal are back once again to talk news, gossip and intrigue as several teams shift between the MotoGP and WSBK paddock as the start of 2016 draws ever closer. WSBK completed a test at Jerez so we finally have some times to compare, but as Jim always says ‘it’s just testing’. There has also been some racing on down in Australia as Phil Hall brings us the first of his beloved Phillip Island Classic interviews, more to come in the following weeks. Now it’s all eyes on Sepang…
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…
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. If doing a podcast every week and trying to keep track of three major racing series wasn’t enough, Harry has also set himself a rather ominous task to answer the age old question…
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.
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.
Harry Lloyd and Len Padilla come together to make MotoPod probably the most Spanish it has ever been, ever if one of them wasn't in Spain. It a Superbike packed episode with WSBK in Misano and BSB at Snetterton to talk about. In both series the Kawasaki seems to be the bike to have in both series, unless it's bursting into flames! There's also the second half of Scott Bolton's interviews from MotoAmerica and these are certainly some names to watch in the future.
00:15:17 Cal Cruthlow
00:34:03 Gavin Emmett & Nick Harris
00:45:49 Nick Grice
00:57:15 Colin Edwards
01:03:23 Lucio Cecchinello
01:09:17 Hervé Poncharal
01:33:45 Michael Barnes
Jules Cisek and Jim Race return from Laguna and bring you the goods. Wacky weather, strange crashes, major announcements, silly silly season rumours, and more contributed to a very interesting weekend. Plus we talked with Cal Crutchlow of Tech 3 Yamaha, MotoGP commentators Gavin Emmett and Nick Harris, AMA Supersport rider (and our host) Nick Grice, Colin Edwards II of the NGM Mobile CRT,LCR Honda boss Lucio Cecchinello, Tech 3 Yamaha boss and IRTA president Hervé Poncharal, and Lightning Electric rider Michael Barnes.
* Michael Bartholemy and Andrea Oleari of marc vds
* Nicky Hayden
* Dennis Noyes
Martin Darlington and Jules Cisek discuss Aragon from almost the same time zone for once. Listener email is followed by a discussion of the 125, Moto2, and MotoGP races interspersed with interviews with Michael Bartholemy, Andrea Oleari, Nicky Hayden, and Dennis Noyes plus some atmospheric audio recorded at the Motorland circuit.
This episode was recorded on the Spanish Mediterranean coast in an internet café during an FC Barcelona Valencia match so it'll sound a little different than usual and please excuse the bar noise as well as the minor dropouts as the internet signal was a bit of a rollercoaster.