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Road Racing News Podcast Series 2 - Episode 4 - Same Thrills, Different Perspectives

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

What's changed, what's got better, more complicated, more expensive over the past ten years in pure road racing.

We cover how different the sport is compared to in the early 2010's, TV coverage, instant access, etc.

All the latest news is covered including the recent Greymouth Street Races, Thundersport GB action at Cadwell Park and next month's Motorcycle Live Online.

Road Racing News merch is given another plug! Plus there's another intriguing bamboozoler quiz question.

Everyone, welcome back to the other resting US podcast. Madame Stevie, allies of other resting us, that curdy, okay, and, as always, BEEN TRYING TO BABA DAM Steve Row. Hello everybody. Right, well, for this week's podcast. Willfore we talk our perissons changed over the past ten years, the aspects we feel which you have changed greatly, the aspects which haven't changed as much, and so we got that particular with the really the commercial aspects. Yeah, it's totally it's totally change at the end the last ten years. It was already changing before then. So where you add the just with loads of little sponsors and things, which is still get a lot of the Irish gens, which is fantastic because it just shows the you know, the backings there. But for the big events now you use it's really really commercial and executive. You know, if you'll pay the money you get you get to see everything and be in the right places and stuff, which is fantastic if you've got the money. But if you just saw rdinary, let's see, you would road racing fan and he turning up, it's he's getting a bit segregated now a flets noticed that cable park when it was the base b what you moved? I can't member help up the moved all the teams down to the staff in his lab and there he don't get to see the other adders and it's segregated and that's happening all over the place. That's my opinion, but I've Seen Davis out of it when everybody was all together easy. But that's progress and things evolved. The one thing that hasn't changed, or as well as road racing goes, pure road racing is the fantastic entertainment the scene. The rads that are taking pair racing on the roads put on a fantastic show for the fans, and that's that hasn't changed at all. That still as good as it ever was in those regarding the commercial,...

...that's real TV coverages. It happens for the sports of the North Wall and actually twice its solvers kept cable TV in it. Really, and because everybody's got one of these blooming phones that does everything but whistle and and it's all. It's so, it's so. It's so immediate into it, but slow it's like you'll know yourself doings reporting. It's just out there instantly. If you are on the instantly, you know, I mean till the somebody wins a race, no matter where it is, it's out there in millie seconds into it. So that's changed. That's that's this Progressin't it? That's to so it is. The thing that has changed, massively, though, is the the the end stream put on. The organ has has and the councils and the landowners, as wegards, they gislation and insurance, because the local authorities have to be heavily involved with it, NHS, the police, the fire brigade, and people tend to forget all that whole has to be in place before these lass especially now it's looking you think, actually all yes, but there's a lot more, the heck of a lot more to any and it's proved the point with their scarborough. You know, there was no going back a bit, I suppose, but that that had to change and and from one thing and another it didn't change. But it has now, but as it has restrictions and everything. So you know, the a CEO, they have to a bad bad what the government states and legislation and it's old. It's just a different involvement of of course, of their road racing also the other thing you say, what we tend to forget as well, is that the bikes are getting a lot more powerful and a lot more fast there and the human brain can only text so much when you know as reaction times. Don't get me wrong, the rids of risk. I don't know how to do it. I still don't know do it, but things change in...

...the get some that has to change, you know, they have to reduce power output and see, see on certain say it's because that's just how it is. For maybe one of the main aspects to James has been in a supposed in particular in the look at the TAT paracle. I remember in two thousand and thirteen it was it was easy to could pop up to the easily to the you know, he still can't really to the factory under all they or you know, teams things like that. Once you get close, if you could easily interview let's say, the leave races and big nowadays, I'd say. So you can still go around the teams, around the paddles, but it's it's a lot hard enough from my opinion as a journalist. Might be different for other yeah, yeah, but my opinions, like an how to speak to Pacific ground as. Let's yeah, that's well. Oh, yes, definitely take to bog the same whatever in facial means. Couldn't. If your bills, I feel the same. Yeah, all right, if you wanted the one of the top top ones. Yeah, if you know, you just go in and do it, you know, to every late. But were glads everybody else. It's so restricted in it, and I mean up that was a gaspect of it's at part of changed in from two thousand and seventeen, where what used to be pad of are with packs now in was put by. Yeah, well, that was all to deal with their fire regulation. Yeah, so so I did get. Oh Yeah, there's supposed to be so many meters apart. Well, but it change thee the field that. Oh Yeah, yeah, definitely, definitely. But but the put the the proof is in the pudding when they're t t not last year, the year before there was a great fire. Yes, so you know, the proof was in the pulling. There was that. That was there. Don't be yeah, but if they're have all been really close together in the middle of the lie. Yeah, and that got on fire,...

God knows what could have happened. So that's why they're separate now. Yeah, from where where the where the bikes arend the you know, the the big wagons and all the bikes and stuff. So I don't get that. So we're saying is and but it can still walk around the majority of so, yeah, but the don't Pratt about they always have to move everything about every year and change stop all the time. I don't know how that all that. If you have noticed this for a lot of funds, when you see walking around, is the same things that seeing the patter. It's all closed up to the funds will see the walk come. Honestly, the bikes that are magicis working on it all did. Yeah, I get that, but but it was a bit like it's enclosing from yeah, I think it's the TT whyte the same as all the motorcycle risking events, the marketing events as well at this yeah, you know, because a lot of the rats are sponsored bag manufacturers, you know, people who do all sorts of kit and stuff like that. That so it's it's a big marking place in it. And also our experiences in the press office the first time when it was in two thousand and thirteen and really did the that's a press office is road race wise haven't really changed too much. I'll do deal field things, though. Well, look, well, no, but but you is the years and years ago addictive, just to be lots and lots of hospitality. Yesterday mentioned that there was, I think there's a film on your show called risk of the power bikes. And then I think it's Dave Croxford and Ye, Pete Williams. Yeah, and John Play along and one of the Jad's Hum topos in that I think, like John Brown are. John Brownie was motorcycle racing magazine, shamless, think it was. It neared this. Yeah, but mega journalists. And he shows you back under way. The journals would really a class, massive classes of Champagne. And then there's buffing, you...

...know. Yeah, obviously now days that's a lot different. Now, if you always, if you look in you quick enough, you can get it free its try frank not amaze. Some monks from free to will be looking to a few. Some use other maybe get a bag of Christs. Actually. Yeah, yeah, happy days. And are also we got to Ben up and safety as of things and for a lastly, Oh yeah, yeah, the days a straw bills on the side of the roll that rectors all. I have used to think that when he was Tomashas I think, bloody, I want it in one of these. But but the sat the out and ill this rector cell and it's massively expensive. But boys where everything. It's where every penny. Yeah, I think the spent of hundred grandm on their rectoricellar and scarborough. Yeah, yeah, it's a lot better. Also, got to mention marshaling's got better. You're Maslin definitely improved. It's more there's more training and their cult communications, BA bet. Mean when you look at the radio systems that they've got now in place, you know it's like medium taking now it is so clear and everything and old linked up is really good. Yeah, wells. We got to mention traveling, as I think's was one of the aspects which hasn't really change, because it's the savers same as ever. Just put the only did done. The only differences it costume are and there's more and more traffic. That's but there's there's one thing that hasn't changed and it's the pure, pure wrist on the roads, still as exciting as it's ever ever been. So in a tech me out after all them guys will really yeah, seems, and sponsors will put them on the track. The past decade has been more positives and negatives for the spot. Obviously it's something big. I could have better. I think most people will...

...complain and have never been to a road race and then everybody's inside to the point of view, but usually your faan that the most people will complain about. We have never buving been so to erase me. So they don't know what they're on about. I wanted the news. Was it fun to stop gving the Cadwal final fund the spot GB round, the two thousand and twenty great an evil six races card. Well, yeah, ready for GPS ON SPORTSMAN LADE races for yesterday was substitute. This is against some good lads as well, unless this but from to win all them races. I mean CAD Walley said it's a long track. It's a what? It's a root. In my opinion it's a pure road race track. Reli this is there intended a paper spilt, secular. It's yeah, but it's the no thing to a road race. It's pure road racing, secting because it's narrow as well. He say, thats thea did really, really good. He's a local and a when he immingham from him in the hum so I didn't have that fat to travel. Is Local tracking too, races living that year on the roads. Generation next think creates this Fakei bad trade and he was just for a living. So that's an electric shave did going with due character tryouts and stuff as well, we should point out. Yeah, some good day as he's with their John Mc Been A. Yeah, so John Back in the found around a crust and he's had a bend won it. Yeah, I see it's a picture on twitter. Yeah, because looking to get away with that, but he said that himself and there. Yeah, it was on pro good result there, although was John Wanning, I should mention with John macause I think it's sticking. Good for him to race with Ballack. I was actually that. She obviously providing everything goes ahead. Yeah, yeah, it's good to see him. It's a kid is bay round out scab. Yeah, also fun to watch. That's it. Dan Forbes, tops and finish. You you seven sure? Gold Cup, Scarborough. He's a claim...

...the GP one spotsman title. Yeah, well, he's he's a he's a man on the mission. They couldn't tell me was ouping sill the monks from Pretty Shit, right. So, and if it goes there next year it'll be here. Yeah, should do. God, it done to watch one also from the spot. G Cabell, Joe Thompson the versive top. You finish. He's getting the looking quicker on the HALS. And Yeah, dumb free is an action. Jim Are and Richard Childson. Colin Ward made his rous and CC racing debut. Yeah, it did well. He did well, didn't yeah, it's a big jumping it from a sixty to a problem. I believe. I think Don Gilbert was the action as well. Oh, dom, he's getting quick, quick, up scares is there. He's done. He's always got a smell sell on this. Yes, it's done. Also got, when I was dumb, a bomb. IRBOT said the race is so good tween the races, after having big engine problems with yeah's gear box destroyed itself, apparently. So they had a big budgeon that late night. Were doing the bikes of From and took Col did well to get that back together and eventually old all come good on the Sunday Indian dominant winds. Yeah, yeah, also, we've had the greenhouse street race is Seth Devil Rum. Happens when pronounce it? Yeah, and said Neils Eland and saying it was even one. Five races. Vince Brelo was open to compete. A cups down. surprised. It's obviously what's going on. And then the brace Crimson race wins, as you do, fellow us, even road specialist Johnny Lewis, Drew Rudd and overall very good being and again massive patterns of the back to the organizers there for running the event. The good see over addrest a place this year? Yeah, definitely not see. Even the local town mayor supported event, which is good to say. You know it's a councilor back in it. And was if I'm going to work, can we up on the seven Shaker races and boxing there? That's not that's not...

...that far away, ever. Really well, speaking of oversees events, more races avot that will compete in at the Cowla cat announcements. Obviously can't see. He went ahead motorcycle and obviously, as we know, it doesn't. Is it really this year? But it's now this year. It's it's going to be my cyclive online. All right, hope. We're going to see what's in interviews and hopefully is an interested announcements and they'll manufacturers will be yet doing little videos and brand new models and yeah, so that should be good break up and the power winter. It's what I called out. I've got a good we've got a good yes, s yeah, and the the good. You've got any questions, are really quick to answer it obsolutely. For anybody in fits, you hopefully some as possible things that that's normal and even if you'sh the goes to about PSYCHIO. If you want to see heroes, I want to grab an autograph. or so it's racing your up to just read the Schedi your bit on that and it will tell you when the direct set and stand and yeah, well, what did what they'd a week? What it'll be there? Yeah, it don't. They are very well or going to a yeah, very well organ as very impressed every sound of being yeah, when bassage. Yeah, but as world risking, the rising japping really a pressure. Yeah, by WET TT role change, it's going to be machines look to seven hundred cc even to be allowed now. So that's going to bring into play the frills and the amsing models. That's with the beans. So we'll get some top raders on them. Then to Almus would have thought that the bed like a semiwextation. We should point our done. There is no official apprelio or young hour in SAS vers things. I'll be interested to see which rather as take them on board because again would form to be a bit of a be a bit of back in there. And Yeah, it's got to chance. Yeah, you give them a bike. Well, I don't think manufacturers of all. Yeah, that's what the one really...

...yeah, the cane road races going up to New Mexico. What's it run last year for the first time, one of the first best competitors with dear mass, some big door most finishing racing teachers. Yeah, you got invited this. Yeah, the day. Yeah, and there was some sort of difference cover folds covering the event. The youngs takes place, it seems, fifteen from November. Yeah, so pick goes ahead. It's looking God thanks against everybody's taken back mcly pay top six series. Yeah, doing great then, without all the guys are answering the questions. Like I we've always said, if you want to wear tech part it's not add oh yeah, it's, and you'll get your questions all put out onto on the website. But you know, promote she as well it don't it? Don't mean to say you've got to answer the questions if you've only done the last few years. It is any many time. The only you know, veterans from old did the manks many years ago. Anyone to answer the questions, which is quickly appreciate because it's it levels it all out them. It really as well. It's. Yeah, it's because a good cross section of competitions it down the decades. Twenty two cousin. Well, everybody's enjoying them. Yeah, well, yeah, thanks again and thank again. Yeah, and also Gott mentioned another shareless plug us a Christmas is coming soon. If you want a great saying process. Yeah, D resus website track. Yeah, go to the wood racing your shop. There's something there for everybody. Your books. Yeah, yeah, there's Steve's members of booked goose and should says here, says well, thanks your good for the car and comments. And Yeah, there's been Y. Yeah, some really, really nice emails coming from a messages, aren't they? Oh Yeah, with what you've done with both the content and there the writing that's in the in the new book. Well, and they've worn as well. It's still available. We still got some left.

So if you want to patch this one, just chop the wood. Racing us a message and will cele can do up where? Round to the BAMBOOS. Well, last week question was who's the first race from outside of Europe to take crease with it, and I R S affiliate me him. No idea showing the MARIDIS. All Right, sure, rising debut for a baby Bushire with the week poor racing team in corporates only bring up pens, coffee, steam with it. Oh Yeah, recapsames coffee. Yeah, let's as you sharing in a world super spot front runner, Resting World Silver Bakes, mother to well insurance front runner. I'm so good scene taking a pure addrest, making my shells a victorious pure restum should say it as well. And we've got the umbers were question this week is sixty years ago, the senior banks from free tables secure Barry. HMM, that's it. That's a thing for living. It Joy, we'll give it. It's a really, really well famous racer. Nice want it, so I might be given a big but it was it's like number one, number seven, was it? No, no, no, no, shure. Well, anyway, anyway, that that those that know well know. Those that don't know what there will they so the little biggle of googling it world. They well that to say as that night. Yeah, keep safe and we'll speak. So so seems that see you later, Peris you. This has been a road racing news podcast. Thanks and everybody for listening and well speak. So bye.

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