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MotoGP podcast: Is Bagnaia finally filling Italy's Rossi void?

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Pecco Bagnaia's double win at Mugello was a huge boost to his 2024 MotoGP championship bid.

And as Simon Patterson reports from the scene as he joins Valentin Khorounzhiy and Matt Beer for The Race MotoGP Podcast, it was greeted by a more passionate crowd than the Italian Grand Prix has enjoyed in Mugello's barren years since home idol Valentino Rossi retired.

So as well as discussing the impact of Bagnaia's win on his title bid, we also delve into what it all means for Italy, MotoGP and Rossi's legacy.

Meanwhile, was Jorge Martin's combination of crash and last-lap position loss a sign of him returning to old bad habits - or was his weekend proof he can actually calmly sustain a title bid even when a bit off the pace?

Plus, how big an equipment disadvantage is Marc Marquez up against - and is he holding Ducati to ransom over 2025 or just innocently focusing on what's best for him?

We debate those topics, compare Pedro Acosta to Thanos from the Marvel movies and Val wrecks his house while discussing stewarding and penalties - but his rage isn't the for the reason you might expect.

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