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00:18:38 James Whitham
01:21:01 Simon Pavey
02:05:35 Temples of Speed I (Salzburgring) by Steve Brookes
02:24:35 Josh Hayes
Martin Darlington, Jim Race, and Jules Cisek wrap up the year with another monster show. We go through more excellent listener feedback, talk about the Circuit of Wales. But the best bits are a fantastic WSBK season end review with James Whitham, interview with Simon Pavey who's off to his 9th Dakaar (with his son Llewelyn), and of course Josh Hayes answering your questions. Plus episode 1 of Temples of Speed (Salzburgring) from Steve Brookes. Bits of news, a stack attack, and boom, off we go. We shall return in January of 2013 so until then, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year and ciao, lates, and ta-ta.
Jules Cisek and Martin Darlington noodle on some listener feedback and interesting news here and there prior to the upcoming last round of the world championship racing season. Meanwhile Jim Race has an amazing (and long) conversation with Josh Hayes. Sit back and enjoy, it's awesome.
Jim Race and Jules Cisek return from Utah and Miller Motorsports Park and the WSBK/AMA races there. Intriguing races have lead to unusual results with the, by far, winningest rider now just 5th in the WC! But first we go through tons of listener email (and not all of it about Casey Stoner) and Jim had a couple chats at the track as well.
From the show via D.Edmiston:
"In case you're curious about the whole bore/stroke/piston speed calculations.
stroke = displacement / (pi/4 x bore^2 x number of cylinders)
rpm = piston speed in fpm x 6 / stroke in inches
Normal materials somewhat dictate a mean piston speed of 25.4 m/s max (5000fpm), but pushing 26.5m/s isn't too crazy to think they [ducati] can get away with from R&D and still last the 1200km or so the engines need to."
00:38:28 & 00:53:45 Tony Carter
00:48:41 & 01:07:23 James Whitham/Jack Burnicle
01:10:21 Charlie Hiscott
01:27:23 James Rispoli, Josh Hayes, Jason DiSalvo, Mat Mladin, Blake Young
Martin Darlington and Jules Cisek corral the ridiculous amount of racing from the past weekend: MotoGP @ Estoril, WSBK @ Monza, BSB @ Oulton Park, and AMA @Infineon.
Martin attended BSB while Jules&Jim were at the AMA event at Infineon.
Many interviews: Tony Carter (Eurosport Presenter), James Whitham/Jack Burnicle (Eurosport Presenters), Charlie Hiscott (Eurosport Producer), James Rispoli (2011 AMA Supersport Champion), Josh Hayes (2011 AMA Superbike Champion), Jason DiSalvo (2011 AMA Daytono 200 Winner), Mat Mladin (5 time AMA Superbike Champion), Blake Young (2011 AMA Superbike runner-up), Alistair Seeley (BSB), Alex Lowes (BSB).
* 00:11:25 Simon Crafar
* 01:28:15 Josh Hayes
* 02:21:40 Andrew Wheeler
Jim Race and Jules Cisek draw our GoPro HD2 winner and put in the glue between 3 fantastic interviews with former GP/WSBK rider Simon Crafar, AMA superbike champion Josh Hayes, and MotoGP photographer Andrew Wheeler.
A massive end of the year 4 way call with Bob Hayes, Jim Race, Martin Darlington and Jules Cisek. We go through lots of interesting listener email. Then two multi part interviews with director of Fastest, Mark Neale, and then with Mark Miller. Finally the calendar contest winners are announced. Mega show, enjoy in easy to swallow portions - we're off again for a few weeks. We'll be back in January of 2012!
* Le Mans review
* Konversation with Kropotkin
* Josh Hayes at Infineon
* Kickstarter shoutouts!
Jim Race and Jules Cisek are rejoined by Martin Darlington this week. The Kickstarter shoutouts go out and we listen to a great conversation Jim had with David Emmett of Motomatters.com. Jim then splits leaving Jules and Martin to deal with Stonergate and Limoncelligate… Last but certainly not least a quick chat Jim did with AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes.