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.
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).
00:18:17 Gavin Emmett (Dorna-contracted commentator)
01:00:54 James Whitham & Carl Fogarty (at the pub)
01:38:52 Brett McCormick (Effenbert Liberty WSBK, rehabbing in Canada after Assen crash)
02:08:50 Michael Czysz (of MotoCzysz and Mark Miller boss)
Martin Darlington and Jim Race team up to review the miserable conditions yet amazing racing from the Jerez round of MotoGP, and look ahead to the very busy weekend ahead in MotoGP, WSBK, BSB and the AMA. Four (and a half) interviews round out another excellent show. Listen in!
00:52:33 Kenny Noyes (PL Racing team of Madrid - Moto 2 Buckler CEV Spanish National Series)
01:01:41 Tommy Aquino (Fogi Racing - Moto 2 Buckler CEV Spanish National Series)
Jules Cisek and Jim Race try (mostly in vain) to make sense of what was a brilliant yet chaotic weekend of WSBK racing in Assen. "Three" SBK races sort of overshadowed a brilliant WSS race. Meanwhile, Len Padilla managed to get you all a couple of excellent interviews from the ultra-competitive Spanish CEV National series. Jerez MotoGP is coming up, and we know that will be special. Join us, will you?
00:31:52 Richard Stanboli (Attack Performance, leading the CRT effort for the US)
00:46:49 Pj Jacobsen (replacement rider for Pawel Szkopek on the Bogdangka PTR for Assen)
Jim Race and Martin Darlington muddy the racing waters, but manage to tidy things up with some great banter about BSB, WSBK, MotoGP and AMA. Two cool interviews also fit in well. Kickstarter campaign for the IoMTT round starting shortly. Stay tuned and Listen in!
0:40:45 Steve Rapp (AMA racer and soon to be CRT wildcard in the USA rounds)
1:23:58 Chris Walker (BSB racer and every other series as well, Race School owner)
2:07:47 Mark Miller (Yeah, him again ;)
Martin Darlington joins Jim Race to analyze opening round of MotoGP from Qatar with its fantastic racing in all three classes and one of the best opening GP rounds in many years. Steve Rapp fills us in on his CRT plans, "The Stalker" talks the Brands Indy opener with us as well as much, much more, and BFF of the show Mark Miller catches us up on life, love and his IoMTT plans. It's a monster show, folks. Enjoy!
0:35:15 Dennis Noyes
1:35:09 Mark Bracks
2:05:14 James Whitham
2:30:00 Brett McCormick
Jules Cisek and Martin Darlington answer listener email and review the WSBK weekend at Imola plus a quick preview the MotoGP Qatar weekend. Meanwhile Jim Race has been busy getting excellent interviews with Dennis Noyes, Mark Bracks, James Whitham, and Brett McCormick covering MotoGP, WSBK, BSB, and more.
0:45:53 Sylvain Guintoli - (Liberty Effenbert Ducati WSBK rider)
1:12:11 Elena Myers - (AMA Supersport racer and winner at Daytona for the SuzukiScoopFans Squad)
Jim Race and Martin Darlington walk through the minefield of the IRTA MotoGP Jerez test, and are privileged to have Sylvain Guintoli of WSBK and Elena Myers of AMA Supersport join us for a chat. Imola is on us and Qatar is not far off. A very pleasant version of racing hell is about to break loose. Bring it!