Paddock Pass Podcast #132 – WorldSBK Phillip Island Preview

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Episode 132 of the Paddock Pass Podcast is out, and this one comes to us from the WorldSBK paddock, as Steve English and Gordon Ritchie join us from Phillip Island, just ahead of the season-opening round.

As you would expect, the duo catches us up on the pre-season happenings in the production class, and give us a preview of things to come from the Australian round.

Highlights of conversation from the show include talking about Scott Redding’s move from BSB to WorldSBK; Alex Lowes making the jump from Yamaha to Kawasaki; and Toprak Razgatlioglu making the opposite journey, from Kawasaki to Yamaha.

There is also considerable mentioning of the Honda CBR1000RR-R superbike, and the new racing effort from HRC that sees Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam in the race garage. The guys also discuss the BMW effort with Tom Sykes and Eugene Laverty, as well as Michael van der Mark chances trying to vie for the WorldSBK title.

And of course, there is Jonathan Rea, currently top of the pile and about to defend his WorldSBK title again, and aiming to make it six in a row. Rea talks to Steve at the end of the show to look ahead at his season.

The show ends with Steve interviewing world champion Jonathan Rea, which is a conversation you won’t want to miss.

It is an interesting show, full of good World Superbike insights, you won’t want to miss it. Be sure to look for new episodes of the Paddock Pass Podcast every Thursday morning from your favorite podcasting platform.

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