Paddock Pass Podcast #188 – Petronas SRT MotoGP Launch

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Episode 188 of the Paddock Pass Podcast is out, and this one covers the launch of the Petronas Sepang Racing Team and the dynamic between the squad’s two riders: Franco Morbidelli and Valentino Rossi.

On the mics, we have Steve English, David Emmett, and Adam Wheeler, along with some audio from Franco Morbidelli’s media scrum from the Petronas Yamaha launch event.

Topics include the likelihood of Petronas remaining a Yamaha satellite squad, and what the arrival of a VR46 team in MotoGP would mean.

There is also a discussion about the frictions between Petronas and Yamaha, and whether they have been resolved. Lastly, we spend some time wondering who is the #1 rider in Petronas, and whether the notion of a #1 rider even makes any sense in MotoGP nowadays.

Finishing up, we hear from Franco Morbidelli and his hopes for 2021, and we discuss what to expect from Jake Dixon and Xavi Vierge in Moto2, and John McPhee and Darryn Binder in Moto3.  

Lastly, we answer some listener questions, as Adam explains how riding the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 means he can’t lift his arms any more, and David denies he is about to pursue a career on TikTok.

All-in-all, it is a lively show and one that is sure to cause some conversations with the Paddock Pass Podcast community. Give it a listen and enjoy!

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