Episode 292: No mention of radiation


* Ducati's Matteo Flamigni, José Manuel Cazeaux, and Vittoriano Guareschi

Jim Race sounds like a radio as he joins Jules Cisek via skype mobile. Listener email is followed by really nice interviews with Matteo Flamigni, José Manuel Cazeaux, and Vittoriano Guareschi of the Ducati Squad courtesy of our friends at Edelman UK and PUMA. We then go over the recently released calendars for both MotoGP and WSBK and then the racing at Imola all the while checking on progress over at Motegi.

Links this episode:
* Future WSS Champion wanted:
* Len Padilla on twitter:


Episode 291: Battlefield Aragon


* Michael Bartholemy and Andrea Oleari of marc vds
* Nicky Hayden
* Dennis Noyes

Martin Darlington and Jules Cisek discuss Aragon from almost the same time zone for once. Listener email is followed by a discussion of the 125, Moto2, and MotoGP races interspersed with interviews with Michael Bartholemy, Andrea Oleari, Nicky Hayden, and Dennis Noyes plus some atmospheric audio recorded at the Motorland circuit.

This episode was recorded on the Spanish Mediterranean coast in an internet café during an FC Barcelona Valencia match so it'll sound a little different than usual and please excuse the bar noise as well as the minor dropouts as the internet signal was a bit of a rollercoaster.

* Jules' photos from Aragon:
* Toby Moody's article:


Episode 290: Jim Race Flying Solo


* Exclusive Nicky Hayden interview from PUMA Motorsport & Edelman UK
* Quick review of Donington BSB
* Looking forward to Aragon MotoGP

Jim Race gathers together the quiet-ish week sans wingman. A quick show to keep you MotoPod-lings happy. Looking forward to Aragon MotoGP and back to Donington BSB.

Meetup with Jules at Aragon this Saturday @4:30pm at the tunnel leading out of the paddock to the grandstand!

+ MotoPod Meetup eMail:


Episode 289: Armchair Physics and Zarcolepsy


* Misano: 125s, Moto2, MotoGP
* Nürbergring: WSBK, WSS

Jules Cisek and Martin Darlington go through listener email, various news bits, Jules' armchair theory of the leg dangle followed by a passionate appraisal of the bizarre 125 race, the once again extremely satisfying Moto2 race, and the mostly clinical and processional MotoGP race saved by a brilliant ride from SuperSic. We wrap up with Nürbergring action with the incredible variety of racing between WSBK Race1, WSS, and the deluge of WSBK Race 2.

Links this episode:
* the excellent "Ducati in crisis" article:
* Jules' Casey Stoner leg dangle @ indy image:


Episode 288: The Tale of The Wombat and The Tooth Beaver


* Elena Meyers
* Andrea Oleari (MarcVDS)
* Toby Moody
* Shelina Moreda

Martin Darlington anchors Jules Cisek who has just returned from Indianapolis and the GP round there. From Indy we've got Elena Meyers who, at 17 years old, got to ride Alvaro Bautista's GSV-R800, Andrea Oleari who's the Marc VDS data technician for Scott Redding and Mika Kallio, and an old friend of the show. Toby Moody speaks his mind on everything MotoGP. Martin and Jules cover all three races and try to make sense of the unusually quiet silly season and finally Jules catches up with the versatile and very fast Shelina Moreda.

Links this episode:
* Jules' photos from Indianapolis:
* Sequence of photos of BS11's start of the race (start - T3):


Episode 287: Not about Rome


* teleconference w/Nicky Hayden & Colin Edwards
* Indy preview

Jules Cisek and Martin Darlington answer listener email, do an Indy preview, and prattle on about this and that. Jim Race attended the Indianapolis Motor Speedway teleconference with Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards so we have that - it's a good listen. A wee bit about WSBK @ Nürbergring and BSB @ Cadwell Park as well.

Links this episode:
* Indy Meetup:


Episode 286: Brilliant Brno


* 125/Moto2/MotoGP Races at Brno
* plus Testing + BSB Showdown

Martin Darlington is back and joins Jules Cisek for a wrapup of the excellent racing from Brno in the Czech Republic. We start off with some listener emails and back of the envelope physics and then run down the 125, Moto2, and Motogp races before talking a bit about the Monday test and Martin explaining the whole BSB Showdown business we didn't get to in last week's show.

* Andrew Wheeler's photo of Casey Stoner:
* History of Rome: 

Episode 285: Electronics and Electrics


* BSB and traction control
* Laguna ePower
* Mark Miller

Jules Cisek and Jim Race are back and we do a wrapup of Laguna Seca with the ePower/TTX race but not before answering listener email in a very long winded way. Mark Miller makes fun of Jim's hair and then we do a quick wrapup of WSBK/WSS at Silverstone and a bit on the Suzuka 8 hour.

* RIP Gary Nixon #9

Links this episode:
Jules Cisek's photos from Laguna:
David Emmett on the GP11[.1] :
Mike Edwards on BSB costs:


Episode 284: Live-ish from Laguna


* Nick Harris, Livio Suppo, Cal Crutchlow, Lucio Cecchinello, Hiroshi Aoyama, Toni Elias, Valentino Rossi, Gavin Emmett, Paul Denning, Tom Tremayne, Nicky Hayden, Dennis Noyes

Bleary eyed Jules Cisek and purple haired Jim Race glue together all the bits we took off our recorders from Laguna Seca. First, MotoGP commentator Nick Harris weighs in on the 2011 season and we follow with quick chats with HRC's Livio Suppo, Tech 3 rider Cal Crutchlow, LCR boss Lucio Cecchinello, Gresini rider Hiroshi Aoyama, and LCR rider Toni Elias. Valentino Rossi talks about QP and season prospects and Gavin Emmett makes race picks. Special guest host Mark Miller then interviews Jim Race while Paul Denning of Suzuki Racing, Tom Tremayne from Bridgestone, and Ducati's Nicky Hayden give post race impressions. Finally a fantastic wrapup with Dennis Noyes. Man what a weekend!


Episode 283: Der Sachsenring Delivers


* Sachsenring review

Jim Race and Jules Cisek discuss the best racing of the season from last weekend's Sachsenring round and weigh in on news and the upcoming weekend at Laguna.

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Martin Darlington:
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Simon Robert's gig:
Visordown article on Simoncelli to Ducati for 2012:

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