The Race MotoGP Podcast

Everything you need to know from the fascinating world of MotoGP racing, with host Toby Moody, The-Race.com's MotoGP correspondent Simon Patterson, plus special guests. We'll be talking about all the races, the big storylines, and taking the occasional trip back into the sport's rich history as well. Join us for the ride!

Sports
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Bastianini's Le Mans win heightens Ducati dilemma
The MotoGP action from France reviewed
63 min
2
Mir and Rins - where next for the Suzuki duo?
With Japanese manufacturer leaving, where will their riders go?
39 min
3
EMERGENCY POD: Reaction as Suzuki pull out of M...
What does the news mean for the riders, the team and the sport?
22 min
4
Will Quartararo and Bagnaia share centre stage ...
Review of the Spanish GP at Jerez
58 min
5
What Quartararo's Portimao walkover means for h...
Reviewing all the action from the Algarve
62 min
6
The winners and losers of the MotoGP season so far
Who has shone and who needs to raise their game?
58 min
7
Will Ducati back Bastianini's title push? - Mot...
Is the Italian star the real deal?
58 min
8
How Aprilia went from MotoGP minnow to race winner
Victory at last for Aleix Espargaro
42 min
9
Does injured Marquez need a new approach?
Honda superstar back on the sidelines
49 min
10
Oliveira's masterclass and Marquez's horror shu...
MotoGP's eventful return to Indonesia
53 min
11
MotoGP's brilliant Amazon series stumbles off t...
Discussing the debut of MotoGP's 'Unlimited' series on Amazon Prime, and how the first race of 2022 has shaken up expectations for the year ahead
57 min
12
A fairytale start to 2022 - Qatar MotoGP review
Ducati came into the 2022 MotoGP season as strong favourite and duly won the Qatar Grand Prix opener. But that victory came with its old-spec bike, Enea Bastianini and Gresini Racing, as the factory Ducatis had an absolutely horrible time. Host...
57 min
13
A vulnerable champion? MotoGP 2022 season preview
Toby Moody, Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy examine the hopes and fortunes of every manufacturer on the MotoGP grid ahead of the 2022 season kicking off in Qatar this weekend.
75 min
14
Your MotoGP 2022 questions answered
As the excitement builds for the new MotoGP season, and with testing complete, Matt Beer, Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy answer questions from our audience about the upcoming season - and beyond.
64 min
15
How real is Quartararo's Yamaha frustration?
MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo's annoyance at the bike Yamaha has provided him with for his title defence got even louder at the final pre-season test in Mandalika. Is it just a negotiating tactic for a pay rise or a longer contract? Or...
59 min
16
Behind the headline times of MotoGP's first 202...
With an Aprilia 1-2 on day one and an older-spec Ducati run by an independent team fastest on day two, MotoGP's first 2022 pre-season test wasn't short on surprises. Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy join host Matt Beer to go beneath the...
52 min
17
What to look out for in MotoGP's first pre-seas...
After two years of restricted development amid the pandemic, this winter MotoGP teams have finally had chance to properly get stuck in on tackling problems that in some cases they've been grappling with since the end of 2019. So as the field hits...
68 min
18
Danilo Petrucci's Dakar adventure
The Race MotoGP podcast welcomes special guest Danilo Petrucci in its latest edition, as the Italian discusses his first attempt at the Dakar Rally. Petrucci, a two-time race winner in grand prix racing's premier class, left MotoGP at the end of...
52 min
19
Marc Marquez's revealing update on his injury b...
Marc Marquez was a last-minute addition to a Honda media event last week, and during his time answering questions on his recovery from his latest injuries, he opened up a great deal. Guest host Matt Beer discusses what Marquez told us with Simon...
58 min
20
Piecing together the 2023 MotoGP rider market
For our first episode of 2022 we're switching our attention to 2023... in line with the series' tendency to finalise rider contracts a year in advance. Host Matt Beer - filling in for Toby Moody, away on Dakar Rally duties - is joined by Simon...
58 min
21
Valentino Rossi: The moments that defined a Mot...
It's fitting to end the year by saying goodbye and thank you to Valentino Rossi with our final episode of 2021. Toby Moody, Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy reflect on the great Italian's journey through grand prix racing, from his early...
63 min
22
Why KTM has made a key poach from Ducati's seco...
A key move behind the scenes in MotoGP this winter is KTM's decision to replace longstanding team manager Mike Leitner with Pramac Ducati's Francesco Guidotti, after a disappointing season for the Austrian manufacturer, which failed to build on the...
45 min
23
Debating the top 10 MotoGP riders of 2021
Ranking the top 10 riders of the 2021 season is the mission in our latest episode. But with panel Toby Moody, Simon Patterson, Valentin Khorounzhiy and Matt Beer having all put forward their own individual top 10s to create our definitive rating,...
76 min
24
What we learned from MotoGP's first 2022 test
Every MotoGP manufacturer was in action at Jerez last week for the traditional post-season test, which serves as a starting point for preparations for the new season. Toby Moody, Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy cover all the major talking...
39 min
25
MotoGP Valencia: Goodbye Rossi and more Ducati ...
Valentino Rossi's farewell and Ducati's ominous performance at the Valencian GP are discussed in our latest episode. Host Toby Moody is joined by Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy to discuss the MotoGP sign-offs enjoyed by Rossi and compatriot...
65 min
26
Algarve GP: Is Ducati already MotoGP title favo...
After another victory for Pecco Bagnaia and Ducati, in a race with five Ducatis in the top nine positions, Toby Moody, Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy look at what this could mean for the Italian marque's title prospects in 2022. We also...
65 min
27
Quartararo's sudden coronation steals spotlight...
The post-Emilia Romagna Grand Prix edition of The Race MotoGP podcast discusses Fabio Quartararo's day of glory at Misano and the riders who are best poised to challenge him in 2022. Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy join host Toby Moody for a...
62 min
28
How much to read into Marquez's second win of 2021
The post-Grand Prix of the Americas edition of The Race MotoGP podcast delves into the controversies that dominated the COTA weekend, along with analysing Marc Marquez's second win of the season. While the 20-lap MotoGP showdown on Sunday proved...
53 min
29
Misano MotoGP: Brilliant Bagnaia - too little t...
The post-San Marino Grand Prix edition of The Race MotoGP podcast centres on the battle between Francesco Bagnaia and Fabio Quartararo. Jack Miller's role in helping Bagnaia win the Misano battle is flagged up, even if the Italian remains unlikely to...
57 min
30
Aragon MotoGP: Has Ducati's next star arrived?
After the stunning battle for victory between Pecco Bagnaia and Marc Marquez at Aragon, Toby Moody, Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy look at what the outcome told us about both riders and how the hierarchy of talent at Ducati is shifting....
58 min
31
What was Marc Marquez thinking? British GP review
Is the 2021 MotoGP title race now over? Toby Moody, Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy reflect on a commanding victory for Fabio Quartararo and discuss all the other major talking points from the Silverstone weekend, including Aprilia's first...
53 min
32
Austrian GP's dramatic finish and more Vinales ...
The Austrian Grand Prix was decided in a tense and at times terrifying final couple of laps, as riders who had switched to wet-weather tyres hunted down those who stayed out on slicks - and could barely keep their bikes upright - when the rain hit....
48 min
33
Why Yamaha has suspended Vinales
A major shock ran through the MotoGP paddock in Austria on Thursday when it was revealed Yamaha had suspended its rider Maverick Vinales due to “unexplained irregular operation of the motorcycle by the rider during last weekend” in the Styrian GP....
18 min
34
Styrian GP: The incredible comeback story of Mo...
MotoGP returned from its summer break with the first of two back-to-back races at the Red Bull Ring. Toby Moody, Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy discuss all the major talking points from a busy weekend on and off track, including the rise of...
59 min
35
Valentino Rossi's MotoGP retirement
The day has finally come: Valentino Rossi announced ahead of the Styrian Grand Prix that he will call time on his MotoGP career at the end of the 2021 season. Toby Moody, Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy discuss the Italian's decision, look...
20 min
36
MotoGP is back! What to expect from the rest of...
MotoGP returns from its summer break with a double head in Austria. Toby Moody is joined by Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy to look ahead to the rest of the season, working out if anyone can challenge Fabio Quartararo for the title, who we...
48 min
37
What's gone wrong with Suzuki's MotoGP title de...
Suzuki won its first title at the top level in MotoGP for two decades last year, as Joan Mir was the man to capitalise on Marc Marquez's absence to take his first championship. This year Marquez is back and not at his dominant best, but another Suzuki...
41 min
38
Livio Suppo: How to win MotoGP titles with Duca...
Livio Suppo has the remarkable achievement on his CV as a MotoGP team boss of tasting championship glory with two manufacturers. The Italian was the man in charge of Ducati when it decided to enter grand prix racing for 2003, and he took the red bikes...
81 min
39
Why Vinales is ditching Yamaha for Aprilia
Maverick Vinales' sensational exit from Yamaha and expected confirmation at Aprilia is the big topic of the post-Dutch TT edition of The Race MotoGP Podcast. While Fabio Quartararo's imperious, points lead-extending performance is touched upon, host...
49 min
40
Ducati's latest MotoGP aero tricks explained
MotoGP technology expert Neil Spalding returns to The Race MotoGP Podcast for an in-depth look into the latest tricks being used by Ducati in the Italian manufacturer's quest to improve the aerodynamic performance of its bike - and how it appears to...
33 min
41
Magic from Marquez and misery for Vinales in Ge...
Marc Marquez's sensational German GP victory is the main topic of conversation for Toby Moody, Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy, while at the other end of the field, questions are asked about the disastrous turn Maverick Vinales' season has...
52 min
42
Catalunya GP: KTM's turnaround and the Quartara...
The big talking points from MotoGP's Catalunya Grand Prix are all covered in detail by Toby Moody, Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy, from KTM's incredible turnaround after a terrible start to 2021, to Fabio Quartararo's unzipped leathers and...
60 min
43
MotoGP Italian Grand Prix review
We look back on all the major talking points from a sombre weekend in the MotoGP paddock, and remember Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier, who lost his life following an accident in qualifying.
50 min
44
Is it time for Valentino Rossi to retire from M...
Valentino Rossi heads to the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello in the worst form of his MotoGP career. Toby Moody, Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy discuss what should be next for the sport's biggest star of the last two decades, and how the...
42 min
45
Joy for Miller, frustration for Marquez, despai...
Jack Miller made it back to back MotoGP wins in the crazy conditions of Le Mans, so does that prove he's the real deal in 2021 after all the doubts from the early races? Glenn Freeman stands in for Toby Moody as host this week to look back on the...
53 min
46
Ducati's MotoGP title hopes come alive
Toby Moody, Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy look back on all the MotoGP action from the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez. They explain how Ducati landed a 1-2 at a track where it has traditionally struggled, what Fabio Quartararo's arm pump...
49 min
47
Is Yamaha the real deal in MotoGP 2021?
Toby Moody, Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy discuss if Fabio Quartararo and Yamaha have found the magic formula for 2021 following another victory in the Portuguese GP. We also try to work out what's going wrong for Maverick Vinales on the...
53 min
48
What to expect from Marc Marquez's MotoGP comeback
Following the news that Marc Marquez has finally been cleared to return to racing in MotoGP, Toby Moody is joined by Simon Patterson and Val Khorounzhiy to discuss how fast he can be on his return, and debate whether MotoGP - and his opposition - has...
23 min
49
Did Miller v Mir go too far in the Doha GP?
MotoGP's second race in Qatar produced an action-packed Doha GP, but should the race officials should have intervened when Jack Miller and Joan Mir started swapping paint? Toby Moody, Simon Patterson and Val Khorounzhiy discuss how far is too far in...
61 min
50
Did Ducati throw away the MotoGP season opener?
The 2021 MotoGP season kicked off with the first of two back to back races in Qatar, and Yamaha's Maverick Vinales came through against a clutch of Ducati's to take the first win of the season. Toby Moody, Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy...
53 min
51
2021 MotoGP season preview - another wide open ...
Ahead of the 2021 MotoGP season kicking off in Qatar, Toby Moody, Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy try to work out what to expect this year. Are we in for another wide-open title fight, where will Marquez fit in, and how much can we read into...
57 min
52
What to expect from Valentino Rossi in MotoGP 2021
Valentino Rossi has been unveiled at his new home for the 2021 MotoGP season, moving from the factory Yamaha team to the satellite Petronas squad. Toby Moody, Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy discuss how Rossi came across in his media...
32 min
53
Paying tribute to Fausto Gresini
Following the death of MotoGP team boss Fausto Gresini, Toby Moody and Simon Patterson reflect on his legacy in motorcycle racing. They also recall their favourite moments from Gresini's riders and bikes over the years, how the team dealt with two...
19 min
54
MotoGP's first bike launches of 2021
Toby Moody and Simon Patterson reflect on the 2021 MotoGP launches from Ducati, KTM and Yamaha, and how the championship's tech freeze for this year will affect each manufacturer on the grid. They also round up the latest news in the world of grand...
36 min
55
How good will Marquez be when he returns to Mot...
We look ahead to the 2021 MotoGP season with Toby Moody and Simon Patterson revealing their wishlist for the new campaign. Find out what we want to see from MotoGP this year, from a Marc Marquez return, Suzuki's life after Davide Brivio's departure to...
52 min
56
What each MotoGP manufacturer needs to improve ...
Our first episode of 2021 is a tech special, with Neil Spalding joining Toby Moody to look at the challenges facing every manufacturer as they bid to improve their machinery for the new season. Toby and Neil cover what's left for Suzuki to find, why...
66 min
57
Your MotoGP 2020 questions answered
For our final episode of 2020, Toby Moody and Simon Patterson take your questions on all things MotoGP: from 2020 discussion points, rider market moves, some historical chat and even if it's possible to buy your own ex-factory MotoGP bike! Thanks...
66 min
58
MotoGP's mad year: 2020 season review
It's time to look back on an unforgettable year in MotoGP. Toby Moody and Simon Patterson explain how all the major storylines shaped the season, from Joan Mir giving Suzuki its first championship in 20 years, a dream turning into a nightmare for...
57 min
59
Another operation for Marquez - will he be read...
Following the news that Marc Marquez has had a third, eight-hour operation on his injured arm, Toby Moody and Simon Patterson discuss the potential fall-out and the impact it could have on the 2021 MotoGP season.
16 min
60
How Oliveira smashed the field in the MotoGP fi...
The final round of MotoGP's crazy 2020 season was all about one man: local hero Miguel Oliveira, who dominated the race from pole position at the Algarve circuit. Toby Moody and Simon Patterson reflect on the last round of the season, and look at why...
40 min
61
Valencia 2: Why Mir and Suzuki conquered MotoGP...
MotoGP has a new world champion: Suzuki's Joan Mir. Toby Moody and Simon Patterson reflect on the second race weekend at Valencia, where Mir was crowned for 2020. Simon explains why he was backing Mir much earlier in the season, and what Suzuki got...
47 min
62
European GP: The decisive blow in the 2020 Moto...
The craziest season in MotoGP's modern era now appears set to crown a champion before the final race of the year. Toby Moody and Simon Patterson get together after the first of Valencia's double header races to discuss how Suzuki and Joan Mir took...
35 min
63
Yamaha's controversial MotoGP engine penalty ex...
The first weekend of MotoGP's Valencia double header has been marred by the row over the penalty Yamaha has picked up for an infringement surrounding its engines. In this special episode of The Race MotoGP Podcast, Toby Moody is joined by Simon...
19 min
64
What's gone wrong for Ducati in MotoGP 2020
MotoGP technology guru Neil Spalding joins Toby Moody to discuss the the big talking points under the skin of the 2020 MotoGP bikes so far this year. We start off with an in-depth look at Ducati, which went from being the only credible rival to Marc...
59 min
65
MotoGP Aragon 2: Title contenders start to fall...
The second MotoGP race in as many weeks at Aragon threw up just as many surprises as every other race this year. But, as Toby Moody and Simon Patterson explain, a clearer picture is starting to emerge in the championship fight, with some of the...
47 min
66
Aragon MotoGP: The tipping point in this crazy ...
Can you win a MotoGP championship without winning a race? Toby Moody and Simon Patterson discuss everything going on in MotoGP from a busy first weekend at Aragon, which started with Valentino Rossi testing positive for COVID-19, and ended with what...
46 min
67
French GP: Title contenders overshadowed in ano...
The French Grand Prix at Le Mans was the first wet MotoGP race since 2018, and it threw up a shock result that was eye-catching even by 2020's standards. Toby Moody and Simon Patterson look back on all the talking points from the weekend, including...
28 min
68
Why MotoGP is heading for a teams shake-up in 2022
With no MotoGP race to look back on this week, Toby Moody and Simon Patterson look to the future to explain what is likely to happen when MotoGP's next round of contracts with its teams are up for renewal. The process will almost certainly result in a...
35 min
69
Rossi's ecstasy and agony at MotoGP's Catalan GP
Valentino Rossi was even more of a centre of attention than usual at MotoGP's Catalan Grand Prix - his 2021 Petronas SRT Yamaha deal finally done, his best form of the year so far, but then a crash as he chased victory. Toby Moody and Simon Patterson...
31 min
70
Why Quartararo needs to reset his 2020 title ch...
MotoGP's second race at Misano was by no means a clone of the first from a week before. Toby Moody and Simon Patterson discuss all the big talking points from the second leg of the Italian double-header: - Did Pecco Bagnaia have the strangest reason...
41 min
71
How Rossi helped MotoGP's latest fairytale winner
Toby Moody and Simon Patterson look back at all the MotoGP action from the first weekend of the Misano double-header. There's talk about another fairytale win in MotoGP, and why Valentino Rossi will be pleased about it even if his own race drifted...
30 min
72
Rossi's Petronas deal: What's the hold up? Your...
Toby Moody and Simon Patterson tackle your questions about all things old and new in MotoGP, with a guest appearance from Neil Spalding to answer the most technical of them. Perhaps most importantly, Neil explains why his MotoGP Technology book...
54 min
73
Yamaha's MotoGP engine crisis explained
Yamaha started the 2020 MotoGP season in commanding fashion with Fabio Quatararo at Jerez, but now engine woes threaten to derail its hopes of winning the championship in Marc Marquez's absense. MotoGP technical expert Neil Spalding joins Toby Moody...
45 min
74
'Anyone can win this MotoGP title' - Styrian GP...
Toby Moody and Simon Patterson try to catch their breath after another phenomenal 2020 MotoGP race, and they attempt to work out what's coming next in this most crazy of seasons. They look at the big talking points from the second race in Austria,...
36 min
75
MotoGP's lucky escape - Austrian GP review
Toby Moody and Simon Patterson reflect on a weekend that will forever be remembered as a lucky one for MotoGP. They look at the accident in the premier class where Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales narrowly avoided disaster, while there was also...
45 min
76
Answering the big tech questions of MotoGP 2020...
With three races in the books for MotoGP 2020, Toby Moody is joined by technical guru Neil Spalding to look at what we've learned about the secrets of the machines on the grid so far this season. That means a big chat about how Honda has got itself...
52 min
77
How KTM stunned MotoGP's big guns: Czech GP review
Toby Moody and Simon Patterson are back to discuss a wild weekend at Brno for MotoGP. They look at how everything came together for Brad Binder to take KTM's first victory in the premier class, and ask if the result would have been any different if a...
38 min
78
Andalucian GP: Marquez’s failed gamble, worries...
MotoGP's second race in as many weeks at Jerez gave us plenty to talk about. Toby Moody and Simon Patterson look back on how wise it was for Marc Marquez to try to ride just days after surgery on his arm, Fabio Quartararo's position as runaway...
33 min
79
How bad is Marquez's injury? Jerez MotoGP review
The 2020 MotoGP season is finally up and running, but Fabio Quartararo's long-awaited first victory wasn't the biggest talking point of the weekend. Toby Moody and Simon Patterson discuss all the major stories from Jerez, where the destiny of the 2020...
28 min
80
MotoGP season preview take two, and what next f...
Toby Moody, Neil Spalding and Simon Patterson are back for a second crack at previewing the 2020 MotoGP season, which finally gets underway at Jerez. We look at the likely fortunes of all the manufacturers, including how Honda could have used the...
51 min
81
Dovizioso injury latest and more MotoGP musical...
Andrea Dovizioso's broken collarbone just weeks before the delayed start of the 2020 MotoGP season is the main topic of our latest podcast. Toby Moody and Simon Patterson discuss the latest on the situation of the man who has finished second in the...
31 min
82
Latest twists in the MotoGP 2021 rider market
MotoGP's 2021 rider market shows no signs of waiting for racing to get underway this year before it sorts itself out. Toby Moody and Simon Patterson bring you up to date with all the done deals and growing speculation around how the entire grid will...
66 min
83
Honda's rough 800cc journey to Stoner's final t...
Casey Stoner's second MotoGP title is our focus this week, with Toby Moody and Neil Spalding looking back at the long and difficult journey Honda went through to finally win a championship in the 800cc era. Neil explains why Honda struggled when the...
86 min
84
Inside the mind of Jorge Lorenzo
Jorge Lorenzo was a man reborn at the start of this year, free of the demons that plagued the end of his full-time MotoGP career, back in the Yamaha fold and looking forward to making a wildcard appearance at Barcelona. While those plans are now on...
38 min
85
MotoGP's incredible 2006 season
Toby Moody and Neil Spalding take themselves back to the remarkable 2006 MotoGP season, when Nicky Hayden and Honda defeated the seemingly unstoppable Valentino Rossi/Yamaha combination. They recall why Hayden was on a 'special' development Honda that...
67 min
86
Iannone's drugs ban: The fall of The Maniac
Andrea Iannone's 18-month ban for failing a drugs test is the subject of our latest MotoGP podcast, with Toby Moody and Simon Patterson discussing how a career that promised so much has come to what looks like an ignominious end. Simon details how...
18 min
87
How Rossi and Yamaha defied the odds in 2004
MotoGP technical guru Neil Spalding joins Toby Moody to revisit Valentino Rossi's dramatic switch from Honda to Yamaha for the 2004 MotoGP season. As well as recalling their personal memories of being in the paddock when Rossi announced he was leaving...
56 min
88
Valentino Rossi's future in MotoGP
The delayed start to the MotoGP season is likely to have an impact on one of the biggest storylines of 2020: What Valentino Rossi decides to do in his future. Toby Moody and Simon Patterson discuss if Rossi still has 'it' on a motorcycle, his...
30 min
89
Who or what can stop Marc Marquez in 2020?
Is the door open for someone to beat Marc Marquez and Honda to the 2020 MotoGP title after their troubled winter? For our first full episode, Toby Moody and Simon Patterson are joined by technical guru and author of MotoGP Technology Neil Spalding to...
58 min
90
Welcome to our new MotoGP podcast!
As an introduction to our brand new MotoGP podcast for the 2020 season, host Toby Moody and The-Race.com's MotoGP correspondent Simon Patterson are joined by technical guru Neil Spalding for a quick look at what they are excited about for the new...
5 min