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Episode #233: The Marquez Initiative (2020 MotoGP Season Preview)

Ever get the bad feeling we recorded this one early? Sadly, the bulk of this was taped BEFORE the news struck about Qatar’s cancellation and Thailand’s postponement, but hey, it’s a fun time as we catch up with the news, remind you all we’re BACK TO WEEKLY SHOWS, and preview the runners and riders for the 2020 MotoGP Season? Can Marquez make it 5 in a row?

Introductions, plugs, etc
– IndyCar Preview next week
– F1 Preview too? Or in two weeks? Who knows

EXPRESS NEWS
– Oh christ here’s more COVID-19 worries
– F1 Testing: Mercedes drops the DAS bomb
– IndyCar: NANDO BACC ITS OUR FUCKIN YEAR BAYBEE Alonso joins Arrow McLaren SP for Indy 500
– Jr. Formulas: Daruvala (Carlin), M. Sato (Trident) fill final F2 seats; Flörsch steps to F3 with Campos
– WEC: Are y’all happy, Toyota detractors? Is this what you wanted all this time?

MOTOGP SEASON PREVIEW TIME

HONDA (incl. LCR) – Can they once again overcome poor health and bike problems?
#93 – Marc Marquez
#73 – Alex Marquez
#30 – Takaaki Nakagami
#35 – Cal Crutchlow

YAMAHA (incl. SRT) – A factory in flux, is this their year to leapfrog a vulnerable Honda?
#46 – Valentino Rossi
#12 – Maverick Viñales
#20 – Fabio Quartararo
#21 – Franco Morbidelli

DUCATI (incl. Pramac & Avintia) – NOW WITH MORE RIDE HEIGHT DEVICES – Can all this engineering put them over the top?
#04 – Andrea Dovizioso
#9 – Danilo Petrucci
#43 – Jack Miller
#63 – Pecco Bagnaia
#5 – Johann Zarco
#53 – Tito Rabat

SUZUKI – The potential new contender?
#42 – Alex Rins
#36 – Joan Mir

KTM (incl. Tech3) – Are KTM…good?
#44 – Pol Espargaro
#33 – Brad Binder :beginner:
#88 – Miguel Oliveira
#27 – Iker Lecuona :beginner:

APRILIA – Everything is fine
#41 – Aleix Espargaro
#29 – Andrea Iannone #38 – Bradley Smith

20 good minutes with Motos 2 & 3

BOLD PREDICTIONS

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March 3, 2020 New Show! The Launch of National Racing Podcast

New Show! The Launch of National Racing Podcast

National Motorsport in the UK has always been a focus for Autosport magazine, which of course is celebrating 70 years in 2020. It’s sometimes overshadowed by how much Formula 1 gets talked about, but our readers have been telling us they want more from National racing, so we’ve launched a new supplment to hear. And in audio form, here is a new podcast from the team. On the show today join Stephen Lickorish, Autosport Editor Kevin Turner, and your host of the national podcasts Stefan Mackley.

 

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