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In the Fast Lane

The official podcast of the Australian Grand Prix

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.

The podcast is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts.

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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).


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