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MotoGP Podcast: What made the iconic 500cc era so special

Jan 17 2023

The fourth episode in our special in-depth series takes us back in time to Grand Prix motorcycle racing’s much-loved 500cc era.

The Race MotoGP Podcast host Toby Moody and renowned MotoGP engineer Tom Jojic are in nostalgia heaven as they reminisce about the brutal elegance of the bikes and the bravery and skills of the riders.

There’s terrific technical insight from Tom on what made the bikes of the era so great, including a detailed explanation of the differences between big bang bikes and screamers. They also discuss how different the bikes were compared to the prototypes used today – and why they could so easily spit a rider off at a moment’s notice.

There are also some great anecdotes from Tom about his experiences at Team Roberts in the late 90s, including what it was like trying to keep up with the big manufacturers and how the paddock camaraderie differed from today’s.

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