In the Fast Lane is the official podcast of the Australian Grand Prix.
Dedicated to MotoGP™ and Formula 1®, host Matt Clayton is joined by Chris Vermeulen (MotoGP™) and Michael Lamonato (F1®) to interview some of the biggest names in world motorsport and update you on all the latest racing news and talking points.
In the Fast Lane Season 3
Episode 121: Remy Gardner
Tech3 KTM Factory Racing MotoGP™ team rider Remy Gardner joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to talk about his progress in his maiden premier-class season (03:05), the biggest adjustments he's had to make since graduating as Moto2™ champion last year (04:15), KTM's developments throughout 2022 (06:15), his relationship with teammate and former Moto2™ title rival Raul Fernandez (10:41), uncertainty in the MotoGP™ rider market (12:44) and the return to Phillip Island for the Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in October (17:13).
Episode 118: Jack Miller
Ducati Lenovo Team MotoGP™ rider Jack Miller joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to talk about getting back to his roots with some motocross in Queensland in the mid-season break (01:30), his 2022 season so far (04:15), the differences between the 2022 and 2021 Ducatis (05:40), the return of MotoGP™ to Phillip Island this October (08:28), leaving Ducati after five seasons (14:30), joining good friend Brad Binder at KTM (21:10), having the contract stability he's always wanted (26:05) and how fellow Aussies Remy Gardner and Joel Kelso are faring this season (28:15).
Episode 117: MotoGP™ Mid-Season Mailbag
With the 2022 MotoGP™ season at its halfway point, it's time for you to ask the questions! Hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen discuss a wide range of topics and talking points with questions from our listeners, including which classic circuit would be a welcome addition to the calendar (02:43), which European championships offer the best path to MotoGP™ (05:36), the training and diet required to be a MotoGP™ rider (12:37), the prospects of a fully-fledged Marc Marquez return and his legacy (18:07), how riders develop their signature riding styles (23:26) and become experts in the wet (27:00), Suzuki's departure from the series at the end of the year (32:20), how MotoGP™ bikes have changed over the past decade (35:06) and whether Chris still keeps a supply of his signature bucket hats! (42:22).
Episode 112: Enea Bastianini
Second-year MotoGP™ sensation Enea Bastianini from the Gresini Racing Team joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to talk about his three victories to date in 2022 (02:14), the emotions of his first win in Qatar after the death of team founder Fausto Gresini (03:12), his adjusted goals for the rest of the season (06:16), why the Red Bull Rookies Cup was make or break for his career in 2013 (08:45) and the return of MotoGP™ to Phillip Island in October (13:12), while we wrap up a dominant display by Fabio Quartararo in Sunday's Grand Prix of Catalunya (15:00).
Episode 111: Alex Briggs
After last weekend's Italian Motorcycle Grand Prix where Valentino Rossi's famous number 46 was retired, long-time Rossi mechanic Alex Briggs joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to talk about the contrasting approaches Rossi and Mick Doohan used to win world titles (04:47), who impresses him from the current MotoGP™ grid (08:12), the increased importance of aerodynamics in MotoGP™ (11:14) and what he misses most from three decades in the world championship (15:20), while we wrap up Sunday’s race at Mugello won by Ducati’s Pecco Bagnaia (24:37).
Episode 109: Simon Crafar
Grand Prix winner turned MotoGP™ pit lane reporter Simon Crafar joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to discuss whether this is the year Ducati snaps a title drought that dates back to Casey Stoner in 2007 (04:04), Jack Miller's future (07:02), how Fabio Quartararo is keeping Yamaha in the game (09:30), why Aprilia have gone from feel-good story to championship contender (16:40), Marc Marquez's limitations at Honda (20:28) and the fallout from Suzuki's shock decision to depart MotoGP™ at the end of the 2022 season (23:45).
Episode 107: Lucio Cecchinello
LCR Honda team principal Lucio Cecchinello joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to explain why MotoGP™ is more competitive than ever in 2022 (03:18), reminisce about his early days as a rider and team boss in the 125cc World Championship (05:30), reveal why Casey Stoner was so fast as a MotoGP™ rookie riding for him in 2006 (12:35) and remember Cal Crutchlow taking the first MotoGP™ wins for LCR Honda in 2016 (18:00), while we look back at last Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix won by Ducati's Pecco Bagnaia (22:55).
Episode 106: Joel Kelso
Australia's Moto3™ rookie Joel Kelso joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to assess the early part of his first full world championship season (01:55), talk about racing outside of Europe for the first time (02:45), outlines his goals for the 2022 campaign (07:35) and look ahead to his maiden Grand Prix at Phillip Island in October (14:00), while we wrap up last Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix won by reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo (15:10).
Episode 102: Arthur Sissis
Australian Superbike racer and Moto3™ Phillip Island podium finisher Arthur Sissis joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to reflect on his early days racing in Europe (03:30), remember his remarkable 2012 podium in Australia (07:45), discuss walking away from the world championship at age 19 (10:15) and talk about his peers who have gone on to MotoGP™ success (13:55).
Episode 99: Matt Birt
MotoGP™ TV commentator and long-time paddock insider Matt Birt joins hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to make sense of pre-season testing (03:05), ponder Jack Miller's future beyond 2022 (07:40), assess Remy Gardner's prospects in his rookie MotoGP™ season (11:20) and predict who will be this year's World Champion (27:40).