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 and deputy editor Valentin Khorounzhiy, 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!

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We rank the Top 10 riders of the 2022 MotoGP se...
61 min
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MotoGP rider Luca Marini on VR46 realities, Ros...
51 min
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2023 first look: Honda and Yamaha splutter out ...
48 min
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Bagnaia holds his nerve to end Ducati's MotoGP ...
52 min
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Can Quartararo do the unthinkable or is Bagnaia...
45 min
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Bagnaia and Ducati on brink of 2022 title - but...
All the big talking points from Malaysia
69 min
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Has Quartararo's Australia collapse handed the ...
57 min
8
MotoGP's aero war: Has it hurt racing and is it...
65 min
9
Who is favourite to win the 2022 MotoGP title a...
61 min
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Bagnaia error gives Quartararo breathing room
All the big talking points from Motegi
55 min
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Will Ducati regret team orders decision after Q...
Discussing all the action from Aragon
48 min
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Marquez returns to action as Yamaha makes big step
Unpicking the big talking points from the mid-season Misano test
62 min
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Quartararo squirming as Bagnaia takes fourth wi...
All the big talking points from Misano
66 min
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Ducati picks Bastianini - so what now for Martin?
The latest on the MotoGP silly season
62 min
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What the Austrian GP did to the MotoGP title race
60 min
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EMERGENCY POD: The shock MotoGP sprint race pla...
32 min
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Martin vs Bastianini: Who will get the vacant D...
65 min
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Is Bagnaia back in the title hunt after Silvers...
73 min
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Is the 2022 MotoGP grid the deepest ever? + How...
64 min
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Retro special: We answer your questions on the ...
Talking Rossi, Gibernau, Stoner, Kato, Hayden, Capirossi and more!
69 min
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Reaction to Rins’ LCR Honda deal + Chatting to ...
Discussing the big news from the world of MotoGP
78 min
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Bagnaia's road accident fallout and other liste...
We answer YOUR MotoGP questions
77 min
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Remy Gardner on life in MotoGP - and the shocki...
The Australian opens up on life at and away from the track
64 min
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Espargaro's ride for the ages + Was Quartararo'...
Rounding up all the big talking points from the Dutch MotoGP
62 min
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Honda hits rock bottom as Quartararo soars yet ...
All the reaction to the German GP at Sachsenring
65 min
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We answer YOUR questions on Marquez's future, T...
Answering listener questions on the big topics in MotoGP
77 min
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What Nakagami's crash says about MotoGP stewarding
All the reaction from the Catalan GP
64 min
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Bagnaia's Mugello win reviewed + reaction to Ma...
All the big talking points from Mugello discussed
69 min
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We answer your MotoGP questions
Listener questions special
63 min
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Bastianini's Le Mans win heightens Ducati dilemma
The MotoGP action from France reviewed
63 min
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Mir and Rins - where next for the Suzuki duo?
With Japanese manufacturer leaving, where will their riders go?
39 min
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EMERGENCY POD: Reaction as Suzuki pull out of M...
What does the news mean for the riders, the team and the sport?
22 min
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Will Quartararo and Bagnaia share centre stage ...
Review of the Spanish GP at Jerez
58 min
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What Quartararo's Portimao walkover means for h...
Reviewing all the action from the Algarve
62 min
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The winners and losers of the MotoGP season so far
Who has shone and who needs to raise their game?
58 min
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Will Ducati back Bastianini's title push? - Mot...
Is the Italian star the real deal?
58 min
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How Aprilia went from MotoGP minnow to race winner
Victory at last for Aleix Espargaro
42 min
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Does injured Marquez need a new approach?
Honda superstar back on the sidelines
49 min
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Oliveira's masterclass and Marquez's horror shu...
MotoGP's eventful return to Indonesia
53 min
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
80
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
81
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
82
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
83
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
84
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
85
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
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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
87
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
88
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
89
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
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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
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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
92
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
93
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
94
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
95
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
96
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
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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
98
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
99
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
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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