Episode 164 of the Paddock Pass Podcast is out as our second podcast this week, and this one sees Steve English and Gordon Ritchie on the mics talking about WorldSBK’s return to the Catalunya race track in Spain.
The show starts off with a look at the events of the weekend and the state of the championship, with an extra emphasis on the juggernaut that is Jonathan Rea.
A lot goes into being a champion, and so they guys examine how Rea fits in his team, and how Rea and his Provec squad manage to keep perhaps the oldest of the Superbikes winning week in, week out.
The show then goes in for a look at Ducati, where Scott Redding stands, where he is falling short, and what Ducati should do with Chaz Davies now he has found his way back to winning ways.
After that, the lens is put on Yamaha, and especially at Garrett Gerloff, who scored his first podium in the series.
Then there a discussion of the Honda CBR1000RR-R, and whether it is a competive machine – despite the bad luck that seems to best HRC in almost every class they enter at the moment.
And finally, Steve and Gordo discuss the controversial end to the World Supersport race, with Andy Verdoia winning his first race, while Andrea Locatelli clinches perhaps the most convincing title win in the history of the class.
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