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Maverick vs Marc and talking to lions

Episode 38 is up and roaring: Phillip Island, Marquez’ Viñales hunt, the Lion Whisperer and more is this weeks' agenda

Tags MotoGP, 2019

The Island’s incredible Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) vs Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) fight, the Lion Whisperer Kevin Richardson and Karel Abraham (Reale Avintia Racing): a jam-packed agenda awaits you on Episode 38 of the MotoGP™ Podcast ahead of the Shell Malaysian Grand Prix.

In addition, expert analysis comes your way from John Hopkins as the former MotoGP™ star gets his teeth stuck into the Australian Grand Prix: “Maverick Viñales finally going head to head with Marc Marquez and what a race that was. It’s one of the first times this season where Maverick Viñales has had the pace right from the get-go, made his way to the front right there at the beginning of the race and Marc knew that Viñales had that pace.

“He did everything he could to get right onto Viñales’ wheel and he basically tailed him that entire race. He knew every one of Maverick’s strengths and weaknesses and he calculated and executed that race perfectly and did it in Marc Marquez fashion. He made that last lap pass and he never looked back.”

Hear plenty more of the American by listening to the Podcast RIGHT HERE! And, below, you can see five key things to take away from this weeks’ MotoGP™ Podcast:

- “Sometimes it’s good to get back on the bike and ride!” – Kevin Richardson makes comparisons between riders crashing and having sketchy moments with lions. Getting stuck back in straight away is the best medicine.
- “There is no substitute for experience” – Kevin chats about getting wiser with age and limiting the risk – the same for MotoGP™ riders?
- “The first time I rode a bike I was nine or 10” – Abraham discusses his first time riding motorcycles, which is later than a lot of other riders he’s racing with.
- “We used to ride the minibike, even if it was snowing!” – Abraham talks about riding his first bike, even when the conditions didn’t exactly suit riding.
- “I had a lump in my throat for Jack” – Simon Crafar talking about just how special it is to stand on the podium at your home GP, particularly at Phillip Island because motogp.com’s pitlane reporter chats about the track invasion at the end and seeing so many people cheering for you.

Enjoy the episode and remember to get in touch with the team by using #MotoGPPodcast on Twitter!

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