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Everything you need to know from the fascinating world of MotoGP racing, with host Matt Beer, The-Race.com's MotoGP correspondent Simon Patterson and MotoGP editor Valentin Khorounzhiy, plus special guests. We'll be talking about all the races, the big storylines, and taking the occasional trip back into the sport's rich history as well. Join us for the ride!

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Everything you need to know from the fascinating world of MotoGP racing, with host Matt Beer, The-Race.com's MotoGP correspondent Simon Patterson and MotoGP editor Valentin Khorounzhiy, plus special guests. We'll be talking about all the races, the big storylines, and taking the occasional trip back into the sport's rich history as well. Join us for the ride!

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    Has KTM created a superteam or a headache?

    Has KTM created a superteam or a headache?

    It was KTM's turn to rock the MotoGP rider market this week as it announced current Ducati and Aprilia factory riders Enea Bastianini and Maverick Vinales would join its satellite team Tech3 Gas Gas for 2025.
    With Pedro Acosta and Brad Binder already set for the works squad, that gives KTM an extremely strong line-up to take on Ducati with next year.
    Or does it? Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy have very different views on how Vinales in particular will fare at KTM as they join Matt Beer to discuss it all on The Race MotoGP Podcast.
    What happens next for ousted KTM pair Jack Miller and Augusto Fernandez, and who Aprilia signs to replace Vinales are also hot topics.
    And we delve into everything that's happening around the rest of the Ducati line-up too, where it's not just riders moving around but teams too.
    Joan Mir's efforts to escape Honda and top Moto2 riders' hopes of reaching MotoGP for 2025 are assessed as well, and we also reveal what we'll be up to in the new MotoGP section on The Race Members' Club, which is now available on Patreon too.

    Want extra MotoGP podcast content? Join The Race Members' Club on Patreon where we have an exclusive two-wheeled Riders tier. Head to Patreon.com/therace

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    MotoGP Extra: Why we're split on the Isle of Man TT

    MotoGP Extra: Why we're split on the Isle of Man TT

    Here it is: The very first episode of MotoGP Extra, exclusively for members. And we thought we’d kick things off with something a bit different…

    Simon Patterson grew up in the motorcycle road racing world and hasn't missed an Isle of Man TT in years. Val Khorounzhiy just can't get into the TT and isn't sure he really wants to given its safety record.

    So with Simon fresh from attending the 2024 event, we brought the two of them together to debate their polarised views on the TT - and it certainly wasn't a straightforward conversation.

    We hope you enjoy the episode. Leave us your thoughts below!

    Marquez to factory Ducati, Martin to Aprilia: How these bombshell moves happened

    Marquez to factory Ducati, Martin to Aprilia: How these bombshell moves happened

    Just when it seemed Ducati's 2025 MotoGP factory line-up plan was set, it was abruptly turned inside out. Now Marc Marquez is heading for a works seat and championship leader Jorge Martin is heading into the arms of Aprilia.
    Simon Patterson, Valentin Khorounzhiy and Matt Beer gather for an emergency extra episode of The Race MotoGP Podcast to explain what changed and why it happened so quickly, with Simon reliving how the news spread through the paddock at Mugello testing and just how fast Aprilia moved to get its man once it knew it had chance.
    We share your takes on what's happened and questions about the repercussions of it, covering everything from how Marquez and Pecco Bagnaia will work together (or not) in the factory Ducati team to whether Aprilia is going to live up to Martin's demands and expectations, plus all the other repercussions around Pramac, Enea Bastianini and Maverick Vinales' futures.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Has Bagnaia now filled Italy's Rossi gap?

    Has Bagnaia now filled Italy's Rossi gap?

    Pecco Bagnaia's double win at Mugello was a huge boost to his 2024 MotoGP championship bid. And as Simon Patterson reports from the scene as he joins Valentin Khorounzhiy and Matt Beer for The Race MotoGP Podcast, it was greeted by a more passionate crowd than the Italian Grand Prix has enjoyed in Mugello's barren years since home idol Valentino Rossi retired.
    So as well as discussing the impact of Bagnaia's win on his title bid, we also delve into what it all means for Italy, MotoGP and Rossi's legacy.
    Was Jorge Martin's combination of crash and last-lap position loss a sign of him returning to old bad habits or proof he can actually calmly sustain a title bid even on a bad weekend?
    And how big an equipment disadvantage is Marc Marquez up against and is he holding Ducati to ransom over 2025 or just innocently focusing on what's best for him?
    We debate those topics, compare Pedro Acosta to Thanos from the Marvel movies and Val wrecks his house while discussing stewarding and penalties - but his rage isn't the for the reason you might expect.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Bagnaia saves his title bid

    Bagnaia saves his title bid

    Pecco Bagnaia went from a bizarre final lap crash while leading MotoGP's Catalan Grand Prix sprint to pulling off a very intelligent Sunday race win that keeps things poised in the title fight.
    But he was just one of three riders to crash from the sprint lead - all for different reasons. And with Bagnaia, championship leader Jorge Martin and Marc Marquez finding ways to all take nearly identical points hauls from Barcelona despite having wildly contrasting weekends, this strange event gives Simon Patterson, Valentin Khorounzhiy and Matt Beer plenty to delve into on The Race MotoGP Podcast.
    That includes the latest round of 2025 rider market talk, with Aleix Espargaro's retirement announcement - and surprise likely next move - kicking things off, new talk of how Ducati might resolve its Martin/Marquez factory seat debate emerging and some very leftfield moves appearing in paddock speculation.
    Throw in Enea Bastianini protesting the stewards by ignoring their penalties and Val and Simon having a passionate argument over Yamaha's form, and there's plenty packed into the episode.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    What YOU'D change about MotoGP

    What YOU'D change about MotoGP

    We debate YOUR suggestions for what to change about MotoGP in the latest episode of The Race MotoGP Podcast.
    And we've never had such a huge influx of listener input when we've done a callout for questions or suggestions.
    With the 2027 rules freshly announced and plenty in the paddock making suggestions for what they think could be better about MotoGP regulations, organisation, officiating or promotion, your ideas covered everything from rules preventing riders remounting after crashes to MotoGP test chances for Moto2 stars to race format rejigs and electronic active suspension.
    All that, and much more, is debated by Simon Patterson, Valentin Khorounzhiy and Matt Beer.

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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Claireymac ,

More succinct please

I really want to listen to you guys, but geez you waffle way too much. One hour could be condensed to 30 minutes.

ab33azzablade ,

Best moto poddy

Look forward to this podcast every week, it’s easily the best MotoGP podcast.

N1M1Mike ,

Pretty Good

Toby is solid , Val is ok ,Patterson is like listening to someone scratching fingernails on a chalk board…I miss the tech talks .

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