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June 30, 2022 Episode #374: 2022 MotoGP German Grand Prix Report

Episode #374: 2022 MotoGP German Grand Prix Report

Not going to lie to you folks, this was not a classic. Round 10 of the MotoGP 2022 World Championship brought the sport to Germany for the German GP at the Sachsenring and Fabio Quartararo broke the one man who could beat him over his knee. Francesco Bagnaia had the pole and the fastest ever lap of the track, but lost the lead at Turn 1, and by Lap 3, was in the gravel. We break it down and ask if his Championship is over? (Probably)

We talk about why Germany was such a difficult race to watch. A combination of the sports technological problems dulling the product like ride-height devices (Ignoring the fact that two of them failed mid-race), the front tyre pressures playing a hand in the Aleix Espargaro/Jack Miller fight as passes were at a premium, and asking whether the sport is a bit too fast for its own good.

We also talk about an all-time bad weekend for Honda Racing Corporation. For the first time in FORTY years, they left a MotoGP round without a point, and it’s only that recent because that round they boycotted. Alex Marquez had a ride-height failure, Taka Nakagami crashed again, and Pol Espargaro had to withdraw because a rib injury suffered in a crash in FP1 meant he couldn’t breathe properly while racing in 35 degree heat. Stefan Bradl was their only finisher, last, and with a burnt foot because the bike reached over 100 degrees celsius. So hot, water would evaporate on it.

Sounds like a healthy team right? So we have a look at everything that’s led to Honda being at arguably their lowest ever point as a MotoGP brand.

All that on Motorsport101!

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June 24, 2022 Canada You Feel The Love Tonight

Canada You Feel The Love Tonight

The rain promised non-stop action at the Canadian Grand Prix, and sure, qualifying was fun, but then the race was… well, it was fine. Verstappen won, Sainz couldn’t get past him and Leclerc was at the back. Are Mercedes good now? Answering that question is guest host Jake Yorath, who joins Phill and Terry to talk about racist drivers, terrible pitstops and all the usual nonsense. Jake also brings a really rather excellent Teams song.

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June 23, 2022 Episode #373: 2022 IndyCar GP of Road America Report

Episode #373: 2022 IndyCar GP of Road America Report

What better incentive to win again for Josef Newgarden than a million dollar bonus on one of his favourite tracks? Because that’s what the man did at Road America, the half way point of the 2022 IndyCar Series!

He didn’t have it easy, pushed nearly all the way by a back-in-form Alexander Rossi who used every trick in the book to close the gap, from undercuts to late cautions, but Josef held on to get back within a race of the Astor Cup standings, and bag a sweet $500k bonus for the IndyCar Triple Crown. Amazing when you consider, he’s won 3 races and no-one else has won more than once this season. We break it all down!

This was also a race of title implications. Will Power was put in the wall by Devlin DeFrancesco who completely misjudged his angle of attack. Power actually retaliated towards the end of the race too. The Rinus Veekay got hipchecked into the grass again. And Marcus Ericsson collided with Alex Palou that put the Spaniard in the gravel. Are the driving standards in the season something to question?

And is the Sneaky Swede now a contender for the cup? That was a very quiet but very solid 2nd place by the time it was all said and done? With a 27 point lead in the standings, can it be done for the #8? All that and more on Motorsport101!

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June 21, 2022 Episode #372: 2022 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Report

Episode #372: 2022 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Report

So, just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for the Scuderia, how about a double DNF around a castle while they were winning?

Yes, F1’s travelling circus headed to Baku for the Azerbaijan GP, and in it, Ferrari had another golden chance to stop the bleeding, only for Carlos Sainz Jr’s hydraulics to fail, and then Charles Leclerc’s engine to suffer a spectacular engine blowout to gift wrap Max Verstappen the easiest of wins! We break it down and we roast Ferrari over an open fire over it!

We also talk porpoising and a new low for the series and its cars with Lewis Hamilton struggling to get out of his car after the back pain he experienced on the streets were so great his arse went numb. We discuss the difficult political decisions we could get as a result of a potential FIA intervention and the secret that the teams may or may not have turned down a minimum height rule last year. Whoops.

We also discuss some great midfield performances as Sebastian vettel rebuilt the Church of Dre with a stonking P6, behind Pierre Gasly in 5th! Oh, and Ferrari’s broke down. A lot. Did we mention that? All that on Motorsport101!

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June 19, 2022 Episode #371: 2022 Formula E Jakarta ePrix Report

Episode #371: 2022 Formula E Jakarta ePrix Report

Formula E headed off to a brand new round as their 2022 season continued, as Jakarta became a well-liked and enjoyable round on the calendar.

We talk MITCCCCCCCCCH BRAAAAAAAAAAAH as he claimed a narrow, but frenetic third win of the season over Jean-Eric Vergne and Edo Mortara with just under a second covering the trio over the line. We break down how he won, and how dramatic it was.

We also get into an interesting debate over the track itself, and how it… wasn’t really a “Street Circuit” compared to most on the Formula E calendar. There’s no doubt Indonesia was well received by drivers like Nyck De Vries, Stoffel Vandoorne and others, but we the hosts got into a debate about whether its a good thing the series is turning away from its roots.

We also talk Nyck De Vries probably being out of title contention after a puncture ended his race at the hands of Andre Lotterer (again). Should Mercs be telling Nyck to step aside to support Stoffel’s campaign? We discuss that and more on Motorsport101!

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June 17, 2022 Valtteri Bottas | My big break

Valtteri Bottas | My big break

If a young Valtteri Bottas and his dad hadn’t spotted the sign for a go-kart race in Finland, then the Alfa Romeo driver may never have got on track, let alone partnered Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes.

In the latest podcast from our My big break series, Bottas joins Chris Medland to reveal the make-or-break moments that brought him to Formula 1. He explains the key role that porridge power played ahead of his go kart debut, the local sponsors that bankrolled his fresh tyres, and the tests that took him from the Finnish go-karting championship to an F1 seat with Williams — via a rocky GP3 season.

When Nico Rosberg retired from F1, Bottas moved from to Mercedes — and he suggests that he used his own money to buy out the Williams contract — only to be handed the Herculean task of being team-mate to Hamilton. Bottas describes how it took its toll, and reveals that he was on the brink of quitting at the end of the 2018 season before a restorative walk in a Finnish forest saw him change his mind.

Now at Alfa Romeo, Bottas talks of the hope that he can win again with the team. “I don’t see a limit,” he says. “I’m absolutely loving F1.”

June 16, 2022 Episode #370: 2022 MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix Report

Episode #370: 2022 MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix Report

And just like that, the Championship got a lot less exciting. Fabio Quartararo absolutely dominates the Catalunya weekend, but the real stories here happened right at the start and at the very end of the weekend.

Turn 1 had Championship implications written all over it – Taka Nakagami completely botching his entry point, tucking the front and SMASHING HIS HEAD INTO PECCO BAGNAIA’S BIKE. Somehow, largely fine. But he took himself, Pecco and Alex Rins out of the race, the lattermost breaking his wrist in the process. Alex Rins was absolutely seething when the stewards decided not to punish Taka for his role in the incident and said the sport’s stewards aren’t fit for MotoGP. Is he right? We debate the sport’s directionless stewarding at large.

We also discuss Aleix Espargaro’s title hopes, which took a serious blow when he FORGOT HOW MANY LAPS WERE LEFT. No seriously, from 2nd place on track, he celebrated a lap too soon and dropped to 5th place after looking at the timing tower instead of his pitboard. extra points giftwrapped to his only title rival left in Fabio Quartararo. We discuss one of the greatest sporting bloopers of modern times.

We also talk a little more silly season as Jack Miller was virtually confirmed to be heading to KTM for the 2023 season with Miguel Oliveira being pushed out the back door. We discuss the fallout in KTM, their rider treatment and whether this move has the impact KTM thinks its does.

All that and more on Motorsport101!

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June 15, 2022 Baby Got Baku

Baby Got Baku

Phill, Terry and guest host Alex Goy are back up in your earholes to discuss the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, where Ferrari self-destructed and Max Verstappen won his first legitimate world title.

The gang talks about that, whether Max will fire his Dad, and Hamilton’s broken back, and then meander off to ruminate on musical roads, Le Mans and whether young Red Bull drivers are actually drug mules.

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