Episode 224: The Vulcanism Mind Meld

* Some chat about both BSB at Thruxton and AMA at Road Atlanta
* Interview with Jimmy Vanderhaar (WERA and IOMTT racer)
* The Volcano that Hates Racing
* TwitGP (What ?!?)

In this weeks episode Jim Race and Martin Darlington wander through the basalt flows to bring you news from the racing world on multiple continents. With Motegi being canceled due to the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and subsequent ash cloud that essentially shut down European air travel, the racing scene has come under fire. An interesting show, with some new viewpoints. Listen in!

Iceland Volcano link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyjafjallaj%C3%B6kull
Jimmy's 2009 TT blog: http://jimmyvtt2009.blogspot.com/
Jimmy and Brandon Cretu: http://www.prestigeworldwideracing.net/
TwitGP on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TwitGP

Alternative download link (RSS): http://feeds.feedburner.com/motogpod

Also available on iTunes!

Episode 223: Finally, 2010 has well and truly launched

* Review of MotoGP, Moto2 and GP125 from Qatar
* Interview with Chaz Davies
* Review Of WSBK and WSS from Valencia

First off, Martin Darlington and Jim Race would like to send a massive thanks to all the fans who threw some coins into the pot to help keep MotoGPod running. But wow. What a weekend. Eight plus hours of racing with both series in one weekend. Surprises? Yes. We had several. Moto2 was amazing even if it just hints at things to come. Lorenzo surprised us all. This weekend really made us look ahead to what an astounding season this may be in many classes.

Links this episode:

MotoGPod on Facebook:  http://bit.ly/MotoGPod_FB
MotoGPod on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MotoGPod
Ben Spies Interview on OTT Live:http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/6157802

Episode 222: Let's do the double...

* Interview with Barry Gilsenen of Celtic Racing
* Interview with David Emmett of motomatters.com
* Interview with Liam Shubert of MotoLiam.com and OnTheThrottle.com

This week, Jim Race and Martin Darlington are deer in the headlights as we'll be experiencing the first double-packed weekend with WSBK running at Valencia and the MotoGP season opener at the Losail circuit in Qatar. The guests this week give us a behind the scenes look at what it takes to put the races together. Enjoy!

Links this episode:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEt7W_Ay_GE Brett McCormick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BssVTAM-s7k Barry on how to pour a pint of Guinness
http://www.MotoLiam.com
http://onthethrottle.com/
http://www.MotoMatters.com

Episode 220: The Atmosphere is Electric...

* Looking ahead to Portimao WSBK and WSS
* Interview with Azhar Hussain, CEO of the TTXGP Racing Series
* Review of Qatar tests

Martin Darlington and Jim Race are on the case again this week. Speculation on the Portimao races this weekend, a look back at the Qatar test and a fascinating interview with Azhar Hussain. Not to be missed!

Links this episode:

Ben Spies and Colin Edwards Team Texas Road Trip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MIAy66veDs
OTT and Motoliam's "All things MotoGP: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/onthethrottlelive
TTXGP: http://www.egrandprix.com/

Episode 219: Party down with Mr. Ryder

* Deep interview with Julian Ryder
* Review of same, and a look ahead at the Qatar MotoGP Test

Martin Darlington and Jim Race walk through a bit of pre-season news. This is where we get a bit nervous. What are we missing, is something we often wonder about. A fantastic interview with British Eurosport commentator Julian Ryder. Once again we head into uncharted pre-season territory, but that's what happens. Still working on sound quality...

Links:
* http://trust.egrandprix.org/index.php
* http://www.motomatters.com/news/2010/03/17/fb_corse_bike_not_yet_ready_t...
* Ben and Eddie:
Part One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGmECSnFDkk
Part Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6feHAi_9bhM
Part Three: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vw_xRy-u-g

Episode 218: More interviews than you can imagine.....

* Interview with Chaz Davies
* Interview with Andrew Pitt
* Sensational feedback from corner marshal Leon McDonald
* Interview with Melissa Paris
* Interview with Andrew Wheeler, snapper extraordinaire.....

Jim and Martin are back with a plethora of babble and a mass of five interviews, though occasionally we make sense. Some additional BSB coverage. Pretty much all over  and I expect that will continue. We have focus issues. ;)

* MCN shows Donington in all its demise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDvULbnz_lk (all it needs is money and a decent management structure. I know. Tall order..)
* Donington could always make a bid to host a motocross event. It looks pretty ready for that!
* http://www.motoczysz.com/club/?p=453 (The dust-up over dustbins)
* http://www.roadracerx.com/features/road-racerhead/honda-road-racerhead-1...
* http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2010/A+guide+to+Rossis+M1+with+Davide+Brivio
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvmnSiVpoH8

Episode 217: Jim, James and Martin talk at agonizing length

* Review of PI WSBK/WSS results
* In depth interview with James Whitham

Very pleased this week, with an extenxsive interview with James Whitham, Eurosport 2 race commentor in GP500, WSBK, BSB and WSS. A seriously fascinating interview. If you miss this, you will regret it. Following on that, Martin and Jim dissect the WSBK/WSS season opener and pretty make up topics we go along.

Links for this episode:
"What a Good Do" (James Whitham autobio): http://www.amazon.co.uk/James-Whitham-What-Good-Do/dp/1844254925

Episode 216: OMG! It's time to Race again!

* Leon Haslam Interview
* Ron Haslam Interview
* Review of Sepang Test One
* Latest info from Phillip Island WSBK qualifying

Guy Anderson ( czar of motogpnews forum) joins Jim Race to guest host this weeks show. Great interviews with both Leon and Ron Haslam! An in-depth review running through alll the info Leon and Ron passed on to the show, plus some mild divergence in BSB. Tons of data, and some general tomfoolery. Enjoy!

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