Episode 196: The week in 13 minutes

* MotoGP Silly Season checkin
* News and Reader Email

Jules Cisek does the show alone and it's a super short one. Not much in the news and it's been a strange week (this episode was recorded at a bus station in San Francisco o.O). Jules goes over where we're at in the Silly Season for 2010. Is Stoner returning? Simoncelli riding for Aprilia at WSBK Imola?

Links this week:
FB Corsa bike: http://www.motocorse.com/news/motomondiale/25197_I_dettagli_del_progetto...
Marco Simoncelli on the RSV4: http://dueruoteinmoto.blogspot.com/2008/11/sbk-test-aprilia-rsv4-superbi...

Episode 195: No Racing? No Problem

* Listener email: is Moto2 going to thin WSBK ranks?
* AFM at Infineon this weekend
* Laguna Seca trackday review
* What's Yamaha SBK going to do without Ben Spies?
* Adam Silver talks about Donington and Day of Champions

Jules Cisek and Jim Race host the episode and find plenty to discuss despite the lack of racing. We answer an interesting listener email, discuss Aleix Esparagaro vs. Nicola Canepa, AFM at Infineon, Jules' trackday at Laguna Seca, and what happens if Ben Spies does come to MotoGP next year. We wrap up with Jules talking with Adam Silver about Adam's trip to the Donington MotoGP round and Day of Champions.

Links this episode:
* Riders of Health: http://riders.org
* Adam's Donington videos: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=0CFB6691D63539B4
* Jules' Laguna Seca video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e-cd0rogUo

Episode 194: The Storm before The Calm

* Review of GP racing at Misano
* Review of WSBK at Nürbergring

Jules Cisek and Jim Race review all the drama filled GP action at Misano as well as WSBK at Nürbergring. Plus some news, shout outs to some folks we forgot to shout out to in Episode 193, and general chit chat.

Links this episode:
* The Spies Method: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiVCbMlXxNM
* MotoGP.com now has a Moto2 section: http://www.motogp.com/en/Moto2
* Hayden interview post-race: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvTF9lagRz0
* Casey Stoner: gone fishin' http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2009/09/08/82571_ntnews.html
* Spies on the 'Ring races: http://www.onthethrottle.com/content/view/329/1/

Episode 193: Indianapolis Wrapup

* The Indy Mile
* MotoGP, 250s, 125s
* Interviews with Gabor Talmacsi, Aleix Espargaro, and Herve Poncheral
* A chat with a fan about the psychology of ego
* Misano GP and Nürbergring WSBK mini-previews
* A message from Bob!

Jules Cisek and Jim Race debrief after Indy. Jim schools Jules on dirt track racing stuff. We discuss the weather and the racing at the Indianapolis GP. Jules interviews Gabor Talmacsi, Aleix Espargaro, and Herve Poncheral as well as a fan at a Pole Position dinner who has a very interesting take on the psychology of ego and emotional intelligence and how it applies to modern riders. We then do a mini preview of the Misano round of MotoGP and WSBK is back at the Nürbergring. And finally a message from Bob Hayes.

Links this week:
* A sampling of photos Jules took over the weekend: http://www.flickr.com/photos/popmonkey/sets/72157622049052203/
* The complete photo thread at rideontwo: http://www.rideontwo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2411
* Lorenzo's Captain America shield auction on Ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1903324327...
* Indy Mile video by Jules: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uesfZUjMbVw
* GPWeek #61: http://www.gpweek.com/PDF/GP061.pdf

Episode 192: The Silliest Season

* Final pre-Indy GP show
* Who goes where for 2010 scenarios

Jules Cisek and Jim Race host the final pre-indy show and we spend most of the time talking about who's going to be where next year which has been tied directly to where Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner end up. We explore the remaining scenarios and where the jigsaw puzzle pieces may fall.

Going to Indianapolis? MotoGPod and MotoGPMatters are having a joint meet'n'greet at the Pagoda on the yard of bricks on Saturday, August 29 at noon. Hope to see you there!

No links this episode

Episode 191: Wonderful Chaos with Jim and Liam

* Brno wrapup
* Catching up with Motoliam
* Interview with Michael Laverty
* Indy meetup - minor time change

Jules Cisek and Jim Race are joined by guest host Liam Schubert to talk about Brno. Jim Race interviews Michael Laverty. But first we wrench on a Honda with Liam. We squeeze some opinions on the Silly Season. We make fun of Bautista. Jim and Liam make fun of Jules. It's all over the place chaos but it's great stuff. Big long show. Hope you enjoy.

Indy meetup rescheduled for 15 minutes earlier: Saturday at noon still on the yard of bricks in front of the Pagoda. See you there!

WARNING: a little bit of cussing in this show...

This show is being posted way late. Sorry about that. A pickle with Jules' motorcycle Thursday night meant no time to do the final edit.

Links this episode:
* Bautista flipee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKWfi5imcSw (might not be available in some areas due to copyright)

Episode 190: Dazed and Confused

* Stoner to miss 3 rounds
* Brno Preview

Jules Cisek and Jim Race co-host and we talk about Casey Stoner's withdrawal from MotoGP for the next 3 rounds. We then attempt to talk about other stuff, like the upcoming racing at Brno and Silly Season which is now in full swing.

Sorry about the echo on Jules' side - the usual microphone wasn't working so he had to use the crappy one in his laptop.

Livio Suppo squashes Stoner rumours: http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/sport/sportresults/MotoGP/2009/August/...
GPWeek: http://www.gpweek.com - Issue 58: http://www.gpweek.com/PDF/GP058.pdf
motoGPmatters.com interview with Herve Poncheral:
part 1: http://www.motogpmatters.com/news/2009/08/09/herve_poncharal_marathon_in...
part 2: http://www.motogpmatters.com/interview/2009/08/10/herve_poncharal_marath...
part 3: http://www.motogpmatters.com/interview/2009/08/11/herve_poncharal_marath...
part 4: http://www.motogpmatters.com/interview/2009/08/12/herve_poncharal_marath...

Episode 189: Here comes Silly Season

* Eugene Laverty interview
* Jorge Lorenzo staying at Yamaha (?)
* Mat Mladin retires

No races this past weekend so Jules Cisek and Jim Race talk about the state of The Silly Season but not before Jim chats with Eugene Laverty as the Supersport season winds down. We also discuss Mat Mladin's retirement and go off on a few tangents as usual.

Links this episode:
Eugene Laverty online: http://eugenelaverty.com/
Andrew Wheeler's photo tribute to Mat Mladin: http://automotophoto-andrew-wheeler.blogspot.com/2009/07/mat-mladin-is-r...
GPWeek: http://gpweek.com
Peter Lenz video podcast: http://peterlenz.com/podcasts/
Chris Vermuelen on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/chrisvermeulen82