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.
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.
* Mark Bracks guest hosts
* Gonx interviews Bautista and Lorenzo
* Longest outtake EVER
Mark Bracks joins Jim Race and Jules Cisek to talk about MotoGP @ Jerez and Estoril, BSB @ Brands and WSBK @ Monza. Gonçalo Silva talks with Alvaro Bautista and Jorge Lorenzo. Plus the longest outtake ever (so keep listening after we say ciao :D - Parental Guidance Suggested)
Jim Race and Jules Cisek dash through the Assen WSBK results scattered amongst talks with Mark Miller (currently at the Isle of Man for TT promotion), Ed Haazer, a "regular guy" AFM club racer as well as a quick bit from Eurosport 2's James Whitham. A chaotic show, just as we like them. The first round of BSB at Brands Hatch is coming up this weekend as well as Estoril MotoGP.. Enjoy!
* Interview: Dennis Noyes
* Interview: Ben Spies
* Interview: Mark Neale
Jules Cisek and Jim Race fill in bits in between some great interviews this week. We've got Dennis Noyes followed by Ben Spies followed by Mark Neale. Plus if that wasn't already kick ass enough, we're giving away a GoPro HD camera! Yep. But you have to listen to the show to find out how you can win one.