The 2023 MotoGP world championship battle flipped yet again during the Indonesian Grand Prix weekend, as Jorge Martin crashed out of a commanding GP race lead the day after his sprint race win had moved him to the head of the championship standings for the first time.
That allowed Pecco Bagnaia to take the race win and retake the points lead.
But should he feel triumphant given he did that from 13th on the grid, or just relieved to have received a gift given how much of a mess his weekend had looked up to that point across his Q1 exit and lack of sprint progress?
That's one of the many debates Simon Patterson, Valentin Khorounzhiy and Matt Beer have on the Mandalika episode of The Race MotoGP Podcast.
The latest element of the Marc Marquez 2024 move fallout is also discussed in depth, and this time the focus is on the curveball Honda's thrown by seemingly pursuing current Aprilia riders just when it looked like its solution to filling its Marquez gap was already under its nose. There's not a lot of agreement among our panellists on the wisdom of what seems to be unfolding there.
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