Episode 159: MotoGP Meltdown!

* Jules and Bob chat about the latest shocking MotoGP news!
* Dakar, South America, calendars, other stuff!

We're back from our holiday hiatus, and we put off our MotoGP 2008 Season Review so that we can talk about some very interesting news or non-news that happened in the last part of December and first part of January. Is Kawasaki gonna race in 2009 or what? Listen to the show and find out the latest happenings on that, along with several other interesting tidbits that came along!

Links this episode:

Matthew Thorn and Inna Shmelyova's Southern Exposure blog at http://chronotonic.com/southernexposure/
Dakar 2009 coverage at http://www.sbs.com.au/dakar2009/
Dakar Rally website at http://www.dakar.com/

Episode 158: Honda Bails on AMA, Rossi Duel in the Desert, Other Stuff!!

* Contest Winners Announced!
* Call with Darren Carpenter About News

Some interesting news this week in MotoGP, World Supers and AMA. Darren and Bob talk about the latest happenings and the future of MotoGP and all kinds of other stuff! Even some track day info!

Links this episode:
Buy the 2009 MotoGPMatters Racing Calendar at http://www.motogpmatters.com/news/2008/11/18/the_motogpmatterscom_motorc...
An Hour With Carmelo Ezpeleta by Dennis Noyes at http://moto-racing.speedtv.com/article/motogp-an-hour-with-carmelo-ezpel...
Honda Pulls Out of AMA at http://moto-racing.speedtv.com/article/ama-sbk-american-honda-withdraws-...
Bayliss Accepts Rossi Challenge for the "Duel In The Desert" at http://moto-racing.speedtv.com/article/wsbk-bayliss-accepts-rossi-challe...

Episode 157: New News, Old News

* 600cc Rules
* Honda F1 and What It Means for MotoGP
* Liam Chat After China (Repeat)
* MotoGPMatters 2009 Calendar Contest!

- A super long show today! For the second week in a row, the call with Jules didn't work out, but we had some stuff ready. We have a repeat (yay) of a FANTASTIC call with Liam Shubert from earlier this year, but before we get to that we cover some news and commentary about MotoGP, the new 600cc class, World Superbikes and even Honda leaving Formula 1! We're all over the place on this one! But it's a good show and you should download it and take a listen. Also, don't forget the way cool contest to win 1 of 5 2009 MotoGPMatters.com Racing Calendars! Just send an e-mail to contest156@motopodcast.com to enter!

- Links this episode:
Buy the 2009 MotoGPMatters Racing Calendar at http://www.motogpmatters.com/news/2008/11/18/the_motogpmatterscom_motorc...
Enter the Contest to Win One of Five MotoGPMatters.com 2009 Racing Calendars by sending e-mail to mailto:contest156@motopodcast.com
Honda Quits Formula 1 at http://www.crash.net/motorsport/f1/news/172388-0/honda_set_to_quit_f1.html
Cycle News Online at http://www.cyclenews.com
2001 600cc Regulations at http://www.fim.ch/sec/documents/f_6127.pdf
MotoLiam is Coming Home at http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4513953#post45... (part way down the page)

Episode 156: Don't You Hate Re-Runs?

* Race Commentary Pepsi Challenges from Laguna Seca 2007 & 2008
* Calendar Contest! w00t!

- Real life is intruding this week and plans for a call fell apart at the last minute. So, in order to have something besides aimless drunken solo rambling, we now present a rerun of two very popular segments, the Pepsi Challenges of Race Commentary from the 2007 and 2008 US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca! Plus some odds and ends of news and a way cool contest to win one of five great 2009 MotoGPMatter Racing Calendars! Details at the end of the show. Ha! You have to listen to the whole thing.

Links this episode:
But the 2009 MotoGPMatters Racing Calendar at http://www.motogpmatters.com/news/2008/11/18/the_motogpmatterscom_motorc...

Episode 155: Laverty and MotoLiam

* Jim Race interviews Eugene Laverty
* Jules Cisek interviews Lian Shubert

Jules Cisek hosts episode 155 featuring an interview Jim Race did with Eugene Laverty followed by the long awaited return of Liam Shubert to the podcast. Tune in, this is definitely one.

NOTE: this show was originally posted on the 28th but due to human error (read: Jules f'ed up) the feed wasn't updated. Sorry about the delay folks!

Episode 154: It's All About Nothing

* Kawasakis Don't Suck
* Shameless Pluggery
* Chat with Darren Carpenter

Well, this show is a little bit all over the map today, but good stuff!! We've got some reader e-mail and we do a call with Darren Carpenter about all sorts of interesting stuff. Track days, race bikes, the state of AMA, a little bit of everything. The call was fun to do and I think it will be fun to listen to as well, so download this episode and see what you think!

Links this episode:
MotoGPMatters.com Motorcycle Racing Calendar at http://www.motogpmatters.com/news/2008/11/18/the_motogpmatterscom_motorc...
Formula 1 R/C at http://www.formula1-rc.com

Episode 153: World Superbikes Season Finale at Portimao

* Semi-Technical Stuff About MotoGP Electronics and Wrist Injuries
* Bob and Jules Chat About World Supers at Portimao
* Fast Ass Laps at Thunder Hill
* Odds and Ends

This show is a little bit all over the map, but good stuff to listen to! We start off with a really big shout out for Fergus Caldicott, then we do some reader e-mail about fast laps at Thunder Hill, Casey Stoner's scaphoid injury, and what is going on with MotoGP electronics. After that, we move on to a cool chat with Bob and Jules going on about World Superbikes at Portimao and all sorts of other stuff. Also, some details on how you can help injured motorcycle racer Aaron Clark.

Links this episode:
Help Aaron Clark website at http://www.getwellclarkie.com
Adam Silver ripping around Thunder Hill in HD-ish video at http://www.vimeo.com/2229551
Brief article on Motogp electronics on Crash.net at http://www.crash.net/motorsport/motogp/news/171505-0/motogp_electronics_...
EE Times articles on MotoGP electronics discussing the electronics on the Suzuki, Kawisaki and Yamaha MotoGP bikes at http://www.eetimes.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=211601082
Two other articles about the Kawasaki's electronics at http://www.eetimes.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=202101943
and at http://www.techonline.com/product/underthehood/201801296

Episode 152: Valencia Review and MotoGP Season Wrapup Sorta

* On the Two Seater with Randy * Liam in Sepang
* There was a race in Valencia! * MotoGP 2008 is in the books
* World Supers at Portimao

A lot of varied stuff this week. We start off with some great material recorded at Sepang by Peter Vincent, aka Dirt Bloke. After that, Jules and Bob talk about the fairly boring Valencia race, the MotoGP 2008 Season, testing at Valencia and a little bit about World Superbikes last round of the season at the new Portimao circuit in Portugal. Good call, lots of fun, download it and take a listen!

Links this episode:
Peter's Wild Malaysian Holiday at http://www.rideontwo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=31310
Superbike Planet about Hayden's Last Moments in Garage 16 at http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2008/Oct/081027b.htm

Episode 150: Sepang Preview

* Talking About Sepang for the Malaysian Grand Prix
* Talking About Some Other Stuff
* Boston Globe Pictorial

- Jules and Bob chat about the Malaysian Grand Prix and how the end is nigh for the 2008 MotoGP Season. Sadness, but we have 2009 to look forward to! The show is good, little bit shorter this week. Download it and take a listen!