Episode 51: Qatar GP Preview Marc Vandament/ProMoto Interview

- This episode sponsored by Komodo at komodogear.com -

* Reader E-Mail
* Losail Onboard Lap
* Qatari GP Race Preview
* Marc Vandament Interview

An audio lap of the Losail circuit, then we talk a little bit about last years race at Qatar and some comments and thoughts about this year plus a phone conversation with Marc Vandament form ProMoto about tire warmers and some more of the technology of tires, the black gold of racing.

Links this episode:
Komodo Website at http://www.motopodcast.com/redirect/komodo.php
Superbike Planet article about height & weight at http://superbikeplanet.com/2006/Mar/060331vc.htm
CycleCynch.com, home of ProMoto at http://www.cyclecynch.com
Podzinger Podcast Search at http://www.podzinger.com/results.jsp?s=PZSID_pods_pod3_6_1_0002
Still more Rossi Jerez crash pics at Motorradrennen.com at http://www.motorradrennen.com
Red Bull US GP Weekly Dispatch at http://redbullusgrandprix.com
MotoGP Schedule Converter at http://stevejones.cc/motogp/motogp_2006_race_schedule.xls

Episode 50: The Golden Anniversary Edition

* Listener E-Mail
* Analyze Rossi Crash
* Racing2SaveLives.org Interview
* Contest Winner Announced!!

Got some good stuff this weekend, starting with several listener e-mails, then an analysis of Rossis lap one turn one crash, followed by an interview with Sharon Foxworthy of Racin2SaveLives.org and their upcoming event weekend. And well finish up by announcing the winner of the Komodo Gear leathers contest!

Links this episode:
Randy Norian's RS250 at http://homepage.mac.com/rg500delta/PhotoAlbum201.html
20th Anniversary of the RG500 at http://homepage.mac.com/rg500delta/autobahn2005/PhotoAlbum250.html
Rossi's Bad Day photos at SuperbikePlanet.com at http://www.superbikeplanet.com/image/2006/mgp/jerez/3/index.htm
Photo of Rossi's Right Side During Jerez Race at http://www.motopodcast.com/photos/2006-03-26_Jerez_Rossi_Damage/2006-03-...
Racing2SaveLives.org at http://www.motopodcast.com/redirect/racing2savelives.php
Komodo Contest Winner! at http://www.motopodcast.com/redirect/komodo.php

Episode 48: Jerez Season Opener (Yay!) Preview and Chuck Aksland Interview

* Reader E-Mail
* Jerez Onboard Lap
* Spanish GP Race Preview
* Chuck Aksland Interview

An audio lap of the Jerez circuit, followed by a recap of last year's race and some comments and thoughts about this year, and after that we have a call with Chuck Aksland, manager of Team Roberts, who took time out of his extremely busy schedule during the week before the first race of the season to have a little chat with me.

Links this episode:
Komodo Gear website at http://www.motopodcast.com/redirect/komodo.php
RideOnTwo.com at http://www.rideontwo.com
Motorcycle Podcast Group at http://www.motorcyclepodcastgroup.com
Motorcycle Podcast Group Forum at http://forum.motorcyclepodcastgroup.com
MotoGP Schedule Converter at http://stevejones.cc/motogp/motogp_2006_race_schedule.xls
Road Racerhead v.2 #11 at http://www.roadracerx.com/roadracerhead_2-11_2006_0317.html

Episode 47: Jerez IRTA Official Test, Komodo Interview, and Liam Update-Plus, WIN Free Stuff!!

* Jerez Test Report
* Interview with Wayne Wilder of Komodo Gear
* Liam Shubert Update!

A report on the second Official IRTA test at Jerez, a call with Wayne Wilder of Komodo Gear, manufacturer of motorcycle safety gear for street and track. Wayne was nice enough to spend some time on the phone talking about some of the current technology that's going into protective gear, both from Komodo and the industry as a whole. At the end of that interview, we've got a great surprise, so listen for that. I'm not going to spoil it, but I think you'll like it. After that, another conversation with Liam Shubert in Spain, to get some of his thoughts and opinions on what's going on in MotoGP this last week or two before the season starts.

Links this episode:
Komodo - motorcycle gear, apparel & accessories at http://www.motopodcast.com/redirect/komodo.php
Liam's Wild Ride on BARF at http://www.motopodcast.com/redirect/liamwildride.php

Episode 46: Barcelona IRTA Official Test and Laguna Seca Interview

* News Tidbits
* Barcelona Test Report
* Review of "What If I Hadn't Tried It", by Jules Cisek
* Interview with Laguna Seca PR Guys

Another gigantor show today, loads of good stuff. There's a few news items I want to pass on about MotoGP, World Superbike and AMA. Then, we'll do a real quick and hasty Barcelona IRTA test report, followed by a review of Valentino Rossi's autobiographical book "What If I Had Never Tried It", recorded by Jules Cisek, aka popmonkey from RideOnTwo.com. After that, we've got a way cool interview with Reece White and Andrew Leisner, of none other than Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Reece and Andy spent some time on the phone with me talking about the improvements that are happening at Laguna Seca and the plans that are being put in place for this year's Red Bull US Grand Prix in July.

Links this episode:
Kneedraggin' Motorcycle Podcast at http://kneedraggin.libsyn.com
Daytona Superbike Qualifying Press Conference Transcript on SuperBikePlanet.com at http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2006/Mar/060309ai.htm
What If I Had Never Tried It Review on RideOnTwo.com at http://www.rideontwo.com/news/review-what-if-i-had-never-tried-it/
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca at http://www.laguna-seca.com
Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau at http://www.montereyinfo.org

Episode 45: Qatar WSBK From Both Sides and a Conversation with Dreb

* Qatar Superbike Eyewitness Report
* Chat with Liam About Working in Qatar
* Conversation with Dreb About AMA

A great lineup of guests on the show again this week! It is another long one, but chock full of entertaining good stuff. First off, we have an eyewitness account of what it's like to attend a race at Losail in Qatar, written by MotoGPod listener Jody Vogel. After that, we talk with Liam Shubert in Spain about his weekend, which was also spent in Qatar. So, we've got views of the World Superbike opener from both the grandstands and the pit garage! We wrap up the show today with a phone call to Speed TV's very own Brian Drebber about AMA and the general state of racing in 2006.

Links this episode:
Jody Vogel's Qatar photos at http://homepage.mac.com/macgeek2112/WSBK/
"What If He Hadn't Tried It?" on RideOnTwo at http://www.rideontwo.com/news/what-if-he-never-tried-it-ro2-has-answers/
Liam's Wild Ride on BARF at http://www.motopodcast.com/redirect/liamwildride.php

Episode 44: MotoGP/WSBK Comparo, SportVue, WSBK Qatar Quali

* World Superbike Qatar Qualifying Session 1 Report
* MotoGP/World Superbike comparo with Ross Flewell-Smith
* Dominic Dobson/SportVue interview

The good stuff just keeps on coming for MotoGPod lately, so just like the last few shows, we have a lot of cool stuff. MotoGPod listener Ross Flewell-Smith helps out with a research into lap times and other comparisons of MotoGP to World Superbike, so we have a conversation about that. We've also got an interview with Dominic Dobson, President and CEO of Motion Research Corporation, manufacturers of the SportVue, a really cool device designed for riders that gives you a helmet mounted display for speed, rpm, and gear. Also, World Superbike starts the season with Round 1 in Qatar and we have a qualifying report.

Links this episode:
E-mail Paul Henshaw/MotoNostalgia at mailto:paul.henshaw64@virgin.net
RideOnTwo.com at http://www.rideontwo.com
Sometimes it sucks to live in a small town... post in Ro2 forum at http://www.rideontwo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=346
TT Tourist Trophy at http://www.playstation.jp/scej/title/tt/ (Japanese site. Click on "Bikes" and "Courses")
Official World Superbike site at http://www.worldsbk.com
Ross Flewell-Smith MotoGP/WSBK Comparo Excel spreadsheet at http://www.motopodcast.com/downloads/bike-comparo.xls.zip
SportVue Wireless Heads Up Display at http://www.sportvue.com

Episode 43: Back to Sepang

* Liam Shubert update
* Report on Sepang Test #3
* Interview with racer Kenny Noyes

We start off today's episode with a phone call to Liam Shubert in Spain, just to touch base with him and see what's new. After that, there's a report on the MotoGP test sessions that just took place in Sepang, some fairly intriguing results going on and a few observations, and then we'll wrap the show up with a cool interview with racer Kenny Noyes.

Links this episode:
Motorcycle Podcast Group at http://www.motorcyclepodcastgroup.com
Liam's Wild Ride at http://www.motopodcast.com/redirect/liamwildride.php
Kenny Noyes' website at http://www.kennynoyes.com