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MotoGP podcast: Honda and Yamaha start off on wrong foot for 2023

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
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Official MotoGP track action signed off for 2022 with a single post-season test day in Valencia, with Japanese giants Honda and Yamaha both failing to impress.

Honda’s lead rider Marc Marquez saw insufficient progress from his RC213V bike, while Yamaha’s hoped-for and expected engine gains were suddenly nowhere to be seen.

Toby Moody is joined by Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy to discuss the feedback from the test along with how riders getting their first taste of new machinery fared.

They find themselves particularly impressed with Miguel Oliveira’s Aprilia debut and discuss what looked like a pair of low-key Honda baptisms for Joan Mir and Alex Rins.

Finally, they tackle the question of whether or not champion Pecco Bagnaia should switch to number one next year.

If you’d like to submit a question for an upcoming show, send a voicenote or sound file to podcasts@the-race.com and we might answer it on the podcast!

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