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Let the Eurosport team take you through all the thrills, spills and controversies of the World Superbikes and BSB weekends as well as give you the inside track on the championships and riders. Oh, and check out some exclusive interviews too…

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This week, Greg Haines is chatting with MCN Sports Editor Michael Guy about BSB, World Superbike, MotoGP and road racing. Calendars are changing and contracts are being signed…while Covid-19 still lingers over the sport. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
James Whitham and Tarran Mackenzie drop us a line to speak with Greg Haines.Full Throttle celebrates Eurosport’s new TV deal to show the Bennetts British Superbike Championship live and exclusive until 2027.There’s also plenty to discuss on the new BSB calendar – 6 rounds with 3 races per weekend – and how the smartest riders will come out on top from a season featuring no Showdown.Every point counts! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Finally! Live racing has returned to Eurosport in the form of MotoAmerica. Join Greg Haines and Michael Hill as they discuss who to look out for in The States this season. Plus just how important the behind-closed-doors event was at Road America in terms of bike racing overall in 2020. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Great news! Live racing is back on Eurosport! Don't miss MotoAmerica live this Saturday. Meanwhile, celebrate our bumper 80th episode by sitting back for an hour of BSB anecdotes with pit lane reporter Larry Carter, this year celebrating his 21st season in the paddock. Working alongside legendary commentator Fred Clarke since the turn of the millennium, Larry has been involved in motorsport all his life. Now we hear what it’s like to be visited by Shakey Byrne at 3am plus that infamous occasion when he was hit by James Ellison… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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This week we’re joined by the straight-talking Simon Buckmaster, who’s talking sense about World Supersport. Will we get a season in 2020? How long will it be? Where will it happen? The Dynavolt Honda team boss discusses all of this, the fact Dorna is providing financial support and plenty more as he chats with Greg Haines. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Seven-time Isle of Man TT winner Mick Grant joins Greg Haines for a good old spot of reminiscing! The Huddersfield rider looks back over a glittering career including memories of the late Tony Rutter, racing a variety of bikes in a single season, the safety aspect and how he narrowly escaped being part of the dreadful accident which infamously claimed the lives of Jarno Saarinen and Renzo Pasolini in 1973. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
From one motor racing great to another. Joining Greg Haines on this week’s show is the inimitable Mario Andretti – the only driver to win the Indy 500, Daytona 500 and F1 World Title. There is conversation on Mario’s own racing career and life philosophy as well as memories of the late, great Sir Stirling Moss and how the Englishman played such a role in Mario’s own racing success. Sit back and enjoy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
If you could give a podcast a colour, this week it’s blue! Greg Haines chats with Pata Yamaha’s Michael van der Mark about Philip Island, Yamaha R1 improvements, lockdown and, erm, hens with male Spanish names. There’s also a conversation with his team boss, Paul Denning, about how the 2020 season could develop. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Whether it’s cars, bikes, planes or boats, Barry Nutley’s done it all. The Eurosport commentator used to collaborate with the likes of Murray Walker, Des Lynam and Steve Rider in the Grandstand days – and who could forget that theme tune? In the 75th Full Throttle podcast, ‘Bazza’ chats with Greg Haines to recall some of those memorable moments. What is it that makes a good commentator? Let’s find out… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Three weeks after Loris Baz chatted with Greg Haines, Mick Shanley is on the show to discuss how he’s attempting to steer the legendary Ten Kate team back to success in the World Superbike Championship. He also explains how he avoided a heart attack when his rider suffered two frightening off-track moments in Australia. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Greg Haines has an in-depth interview with World Superbike championship leader Alex Lowes following his superb win in Australia. The Englishman discusses maturing as a person, his move to Kawasaki, being team-mates with a five-time World Champion, his special friendship with Michael van der Mark and much more. There’s also a catch-up with Lowes’ crew chief Marcel Duinker to get an exclusive viewpoint from inside the Kawasaki garage. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Did you know BSB riders watch Loose Women? Neither did we. Jason ‘O’Show’ O’Halloran is our guest on this week’s episode, chatting with Greg Haines. The McAMS Yamaha rider has recently tested in Spain and talks about the improvements to the 2020 Yamaha R1 as well as taking a trip down memory lane and recalling the Mick Doohan days. He’s back to full fitness and ready to race! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
World Superbike rider Loris Baz is on the line following his impressive start to the season in Australia, which included a stint in the lead and two terrifying off-track moments!Also: Greg Haines brings us the latest on how Coronavirus restrictions are affecting the world of motorcycle racing, plus there’s a review of the opening Moto2 and Moto3 Grands Prix of the season in Qatar. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Greg Haines and commentary pal James Whitham look back at the amazing World Superbike opener in Australia, which produced three winners from as many races.How are things shaping up for Qatar?We also check-in with MCN’s Josh Close, who shares his opinions on BSB following his trip to the Monteblanco test. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Eurosport commentator Greg Haines kick-starts a new bike racing decade with the first Full Throttle Podcast of 2020!With World Superbikes just around the corner, there's fact and opinion on Jonathan Rea's consistency and the grand entrances of Scott Redding and HRC.What about a lack of rule changes, possibilities for the privateers and slick tyres in World Supersport? There's also updates from the Phillip Island test. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the final Full Throttle of 2019, Greg Haines is joined by Eurosport co-commentator James Whitham and pit lane reporter Charlie Hiscott in the Losail paddock. Did Kawasaki win the title - or Ducati lose it? And just how is Whit so intelligent when he wants to be?!      See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the final episode of The Shakey Show this season, British Superbikes legend Shane Byrne joins Eurosport commentator Greg Haines to reflect on the brilliant Scott Redding taking the 2019 BSB title.After a thrilling Showdown finale with a triple-header at Brands Hatch, the guys react to all the action and give all due credit to Josh Brookes' final-round heroics in ending up a close second in the season standings. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Eurosport commentator Greg Haines is joined by James Whitham after an action-packed Argentinian round of WorldSBK dominated by the state of the Circuito San Juan Villicum track.Plus, the guys give their reaction after Randy Krummenacher called out his team in a shocking post-race rant. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the latest episode of The Shakey Show, British Superbikes legend Shane Byrne joins Eurosport commentator Greg Haines to reflect on another Scott Redding masterclass.The guys also discuss the relative lack of British talent coming through and wonder where the next British world champion will come from?   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the latest episode of The Shakey Show, British Superbikes legend Shane Byrne joins Eurosport commentator Greg Haines to recap the latest round of World Superbikes in France.Jonathan Rea wrapped up an unprecedented fifth title in a row and the boys discuss the legacy of the Northern Irishman. Rea will go down as one of the greats but is there something he could do to even further how he will be remembered? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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