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.
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…
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.
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...
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
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.
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.
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…