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.
There was a trifecta of very entertaining races in Jerez last weekend and Martin Darlington, Jim Race, and Jules Cisek can't shut up about it. In addition we are joined this week by MotoPod's newest member, Gonçalo Silva, who was at Jerez in the flesh and brings to you his take on what he saw and smelled.
* Interview with Roberto (Roby) Rolfo
* Interview with Lucio Pedercini
* Interview with James Whitham
Jules Cisek and Jim Race cover the WSBK Donington round. Jules leaves spittle on his screen. Jim takes a sleep aid. Also interviews with WSBK Team Pedercini's #44: Roby Rolfo, the team boss, Lucio Pedercini, and a fantastic chat with James Whitham.
* Review of Qatar MotoGP Races
* Interview with photographer Scott Jones
* Preview of Donington WSBK races
We here at MotoPod are stil digesting the Qatar weekend, and all that the results may entail for the season ahead. Join Jim Race and Martin Darlington in a detailed and at times delusional jaunt through our personal interpretations of just what happened over the last week in the Desert. On top of that, Scott Jones of Motomatters gives us his "boots on the ground" perspective as only a photographer can. What's next? You tell us...
* Tantalizing talk with Dennis Noyes
* Review of the final MotoGP test from Qatar
Jim Race and Martin Darlington collectively lose their minds, but not before a bit of sanity in a talk Jim had with the ever eloquent Dennis Noyes. The time for talking is done. Now, it's all about performance. The MotoGP season is well and truly upon us now, and to be honest we couldn't be more happy. Bring it.
* Chat with Mark Bracks about his Phillip Island WSBK weekend.
* Interview with Ed Sorbo, jack of all trades.
Jules Cisek and Jim Race answer some listener email, riff on (butcher?) the "Ducati Pullout" article from Cycle News and sport two most excellent talks, first with Bracksy on the PI season opener and then a rockin' jaunt with Ed Sorbo who's been all around the US roadracing scene, both literally and figuratively.
Jules Cisek and Jim Race discuss the excellent jump start to the world championship road racing season with World Superbikes and World Supersport (wow) at Philip Island. It's just us, no guest this week, but you might still enjoy the show :)
* Interview with Heiti Kender (explanation within)
* Interview with Mark Bracks "live" from PI WSBK testing
Simultaneous testing in both WSBK and MotoGP delivers the most "yard-sale" of MotoPod shows ever. You'll cringe with delight, mock us from afar and eventually realize you've booked passage on the crazy boat as well. Welcome to the final show before the WSBK season opener at Phillip Island.
Martin Darlington and Jules Cisek celebrate Valentino Rossi's birthday together and catch up a bit more on testing and other news. We also spend probably too much time talking about fantasy leagues and tipping competitions…
* Interview with Mark Bracks
* Motomatters.com Calendar Contest
Jules Cisek and Jim Race recap all the testing we've had across both MotoGP and WSBK, split by a great chat with Mark Bracks.
A simple yet well-packaged show, devoid of fluff. If you act now, with no delay you may have a badass calendar in your future. :)
* Interview with 2011 Dakar finisher Simon Pavey
* Ramblings about the pre-season testing
Jules Cisek and Jim Race chat about the pre-season testing in progress now in Sepang. Extremely cool interview with Simon Pavey who has just completed his sixth Dakar in truly audacious style! Various other ramblings - something about the racing season only a few weeks away?