Episode 488: As Green As Ever

Harry Lloyd does it solo to catch you all up on the WorldSBK racing from Thailand. The racing may have been great in all three championships but once again a clear favourite is emerging for the title and he happens to be an Irish rider on a green bike. There’s still a long way to go till the end of the season so maybe Harry is counting his chickens before they’ve even laid the eggs… There’s also some Moto2 and Moto3 testing to catch up on from Qatar with a couple of surprises. Harry also rounds off the show with some no doubt wildly wrong predictions the year.

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Episode 487: Desert Flying

Lucio Cecchinello 00:55:24

Davide Brivio 01:10:59

Maverick Viñales 01:18:53

Scott Redding 01:25:51

Loris Baz 01:35:31

John Laverty 01:46:48

Neil Morrison 02:03:01

Martin Darlington makes his triumphant return to the show having been on the ground in Qatar for the final MotoGP test. He caught up with some of his favourite riders and got a couple of new voices to jump aboard the MotoPod bus. Harry Lloyd joins Martin to talk about what went on under the floodlights as well as answer an ever increasing amount of listener emails. It’s a bit of a longer one this week, but what better way to prepare for the start of the best season ever?

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Episode 486: Spicy Start

Just like racing, Harry Lloyd and Dave Neal are back for this week’s show. There isn’t too much in terms of news, but who cares when there are motorcycles back racing? Phillip Island once again got the WorldSBK season off to an exciting start with three great races. The question still remains over the two day format with fan opinion as divided as the racing! Jonathan Rea is back to his best despite the bike only being at 85%. Most importantly, the MCN Fantasy League is underway as well so be sure to join up before it’s too late. Unless you have more points than the hosts….

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Episode 485: Almost Free

It’s finally almost here, WSBK have done all their testing and the first World Championship round of the year is just days away. Phillip Island was under heavy use as both MotoGP and WSBK performed tests there with one or two surprising results, and a couple of crashes. It’s not just the big bikes that have been out as Moto2 have also gotten their testing season underway in a number of private tests. All that and the usual news and gossip on the show.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSh3Jw_cRrE - Hillier talks about his TT Supersport bike

https://twitter.com/Motor_Lu/status/700740534642454528/photo/1 - Colour coded lap times

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Episode 484: Ready For Action

Stu Avant 00:25:57

Nick Lenatsch 00:58:16

Graemee Crosby 01:33:37

Gary Kerr 02:03:14

Harry Lloyd sits down to talk about the Sepang test and some news odds and ends. Jorge Lorenzo looks to be the many to beat again in 2015 but it’s early days and Phillip Island should give us a better idea of who is where. A certain Australian may have impressed in Sepang, but he won’t be back on track at his home circuit. There may only be one regular host this week, but the final few Phil Hall interviews from the PI Classic are some of the best. Not long now…


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Episode 483: More Or Less Than Meets The Eye?

Harris Brothers 00:51:20

Connor Cummins 01:26:18

Pat Mooney 01:38:18

Martin Darlington chats to new WSBK commentator Steve English about WSBK and MotoGP testing, both of which are now fully underway as the racing season is just WEEKS away. Surprises continued in Sepang as Jorge Lorenzo made his intentions clear, blitzing the field. It’s not just testing talk as we bring you part two of three of Phil Hall’s PI Classic interviews. There’s plenty to talk about in the coming weeks so buckle in and get ready for some wild predictions.

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Episode 482: Circles, Fast Ones

Wayne Gardner 00:21:33

John Boote 01:09:42

Lewis McEwen and Craig Hemsworth 01:24:05

Jed Metcher 01:39:07

Motorcycles are back to going around in circles as quickly as they as the world returns to its natural state: with the sound of 1000cc engines filling the air. Harry Lloyd and Dave Neal are back once again to talk news, gossip and intrigue as several teams shift between the MotoGP and WSBK paddock as the start of 2016 draws ever closer. WSBK completed a test at Jerez so we finally have some times to compare, but as Jim always says ‘it’s just testing’. There has also been some racing on down in Australia as Phil Hall brings us the first of his beloved Phillip Island Classic interviews, more to come in the following weeks. Now it’s all eyes on Sepang…

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Episode 481: Little Week, Big News

With the first Sepang Test just a week away, riders and teams are frantically packing, training and revealing new liveries in preparation. Harry Lloyd and Dave Neal are back once again to talk about how bikes have or haven’t changed from 2015 and how headlights impact deign. With racing still over a month away there’s already some big news happening as injuries are already happening and one racing’s best known names takes a year off…

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Episode 480: C-C-C-Changes Dave Neal and Harry Lloyd bring MotoPod into 2016 with a smattering of news from a quiet off season. Luckily it’s not all MotoGP fashion updates as we also go over the 2016 rules which should make everything a lot easier to understand. The days of CRTs versus aliens and Open bikes are gone as MotoGP looks to continue to build on a strong 2015.

Episode 479: Up Close and Dirty

Harry Lloyd and Len Padilla have just about managed to get themselves cleaned up after a lovely little outing to the Superprestigio in Barcelona. There was racing, crashing, screaming teenage girls and anything else you could want in a race weekend. It might be pitched as a bit of fun at the end of the year but when the visor drops all of them are pushing to the limit. Even with a line of people waiting for Marquez there’s something very down to earth and real about flat tracking.

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