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Podcast: Inside a messy MotoGP team split and a lost title

by Josh Suttill
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On this week’s episode of The Race MotoGP Podcast we have a feature-length interview with rider-turned-team manager Johan Stigefelt.

Speaking from his home in Sweden to hosts Toby Moody and Simon Patterson, ‘Stiggy’ – as he is popularly known in the paddock – opens up on a range of topics, including the transition from once racing against Valentino Rossi to being his team boss at Petronas Yamaha, to now being involved in running the VR46 outfit.

Stigefelt also discusses running teams at almost every level of racing, from World Supersport to MotoGP, and opens up about what it was like to work with Fabio Quartararo and why he feels Franco Morbidelli deserved the world title he was denied in 2020.

And finally, the Swede gives a forthright assessment of his ‘messy’ split with former Petronas Yamaha partner Razlan Razali, explaining why it almost caused him to lose his passion for the sport and walk away from MotoGP for good.

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