MotoPod, The Motorcycle Roadracing Podcast, is an internet radio show dedicated to MotoGP and motorcycle racing news, interviews, commentary, opinion and rumor! MotoPod's primary focus is MotoGP, the premier class of the FIM World Championship Motorcycle Grand Prix Road Racing Series, but we’ll have occasional sidetrips into the world of FIM SBK World Superbike, Supersport and many other forms of two wheeled motorsport. Find out what’s going on in the sport that is the pinnacle of motorsports, Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racing! New episodes every week.
Martin Darlington and Jules Cisek answer listener feedback and then go through the wild and crazy racing from Valencia as the season comes to a close. We talk a bit about the washed out testing. Meanwhile after 6 months of back and forth TXTs, Jim Race finally nabs Brett McCormick again ;)
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.
00:40:18 Ben Spies
00:42:23 Dr. Martin Raines
01:28:52 Geoff Maloney
02:05:35 Steve Rapp
02:08:44 Stefan Bradl
02:11:07 Lucio Cecchinello
02:23:05 Dr. Martin Raines (part 2)
Jim Race and Jules Cisek return from the Indianapolis GP with interviews, rumours, news, and all sorts of Good Stuff™. We also answer some very interesting listener feedback and completely fail to mention the awesome meetup we had on Saturday in front of the IMS Pagoda. Thanks to everyone who came out!
Interviews from Ben Spies of Factory Yamaha Racing, Dr. Martin Raines, the official MotoGP statistician, Geoff Maloney of GP Tech, a wildcard CRT at Indy, Steve Rapp, of Attack Performance and the other wildcard at Indy, and Stefan Bradl and Lucio Cecchinello of LCR Honda. Plus don't forget to listen to the end of the show. Lots of fun clips from this year's Riders for Health auction.
Post call errata: Casey Stoner hurt his *right* foot, not his left.
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."
Jules Cisek and Martin Darlington cover the entertaining (for many reasons) MotoGP weekend in Le Mans but not before some listener feedback and a lot of conjecture around the retirement announcement of Casey Stoner (and no, dammit, we are not bashing the guy!). Some sobering news as well with the death of Mark Buckley at the NW200 with perspective from Mark Miller who talked with Jim Race about that and more.
Jim Race and Jules Cisek discuss the dramatic WSBK races at Donington (wow) and this includes interviews with James Whitham and Leon Haslam. We also answer some excellent listener email, including one audio one! A bit on MotoGP LeMans and a spliced in segment on our first reaction to Casey Stoner's retirement announcement.
* 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.
* James Whitham
* John Hopkins
* Mark Miller
* Michael Hannas
Jules Cisek and Jim Race review Monza and bits of news here and there. Fantastic interviews with Eurosport commentator James Whitham, Crescent Suzuki's John Hopkins, TT bound Mark Miller, and TTXGP/AMA racer Michael Hannas.
Many thanks to the entire MotoPod community for making our kickstarter project successful! Jim is going to the IOMTT!
Finally, a special treat, a song written by Mark Miller and performed and produced by Jon Wadley.
Jim Race and Jules Cisek completely ruin the show with mindless banter, only to be saved by some excellent on-the-ground reporting once again by Gonçalo Silva at the Estoril MotoGP round with awesome talks with Cal, Eskil and Kenny. Plus remember, if you can, please help get MotoPod to the IOMTT. We've got no backup plan. You, are It.