Episode 143 of the Paddock Pass Podcast is out, and this one takes us on another trip down memory lane, as we look at the 2015 MotoGP Championship.
Of note, this is our second part, to this two-part series on the 2015 season, and it focuses on the latter half of the championship schedule. You can catch Part 1 of the series, here.
We start off discussing how the momentum of the season swayed back and forth between Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, with Lorenzo drawing level on points after the race in Brno, before Rossi took back the lead with an outstanding win in the wet at Silverstone.
We then dive into the bizarre and dramatic dry-wet-dry race at Misano, which saw surprise podiums for Bradley Smith and Scott Redding, and also saw Jorge Lorenzo make a mistake that could have cost him the championship.
From there, we discuss how Lorenzo withstood the pressure to bounce back and dominate at Aragon, before heading to the flyaways.
Then we get into the events which would lead to the infamous clash between Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez at Sepang. We look at Motegi, and how much that took out of Valentino Rossi.
We also discuss Marc Marquez’s outstanding victory at Phillip Island, in what would become one of the greatest MotoGP races of all time. Then we discuss the events of Sepang and Valencia, which cast a pall over the 2015 MotoGP season.
Of course, we revisit our opinions of who was to blame at Sepang, and how the race in Valencia played out. And we finish up taking a look at the legacy of the 2015 season, and what it meant for the futures of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, and for the profile of MotoGP as a whole.
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