Episode #236: Cancelled 2 – Cash Is King

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A very strange one. We recorded this episode nearly 3 weeks ago, and if anything, it hits even harder now. Here’s how the Australian GP got cancelled amongst the Coronavirus pandemic.

#CANCELLED II: THE SETLIST

CANCELLATIONS AND POSTPONEMENTS
– And the strange, strange saga of the Australian Grand Prix that wasn’t – McLaren’s withdrawal, positive tests in the paddock, would they or wouldn’t they try and race?

CATCHING UP ON MOTO2/3

https://resources.motogp.com/files/results/2020/QAT/Moto2/RAC/Session.pdf?v1_9f6831e1
– Moto2: Tetsuta Nagashima Does It For Shoya – powering through from 14th on the grid to first career M2 victory on KTM debut
– Baldassarri and Bastianini bash all race for 2nd – Lorenzo gets the edge
– MERICA HOURS ONLY JOE ROBERTS IS IN THIS

https://resources.motogp.com/files/results/2020/QAT/Moto3/RAC/Session.pdf?v5_f28bd064
– Moto3: It’s Albert Arenas – but only just – over 2nd place man McPhee
– Little Binder falls on last lap

ESPORTS EVENTS
[The All Star eRace Presented By The Rice]
– Qualifying races: Verstappen, Van Buren and Simoncic win the three qualifier races – as several big names hit trouble
– Main Event: Jernej (yer-nay) Simoncic wins biggest prize of eSports career in lights-to-flag victory
– McLaren Shadow’s Kevin Siggy 2nd, Van Buren 3rd
– IndyCar represent! Rosenqvist finishes 7th, best of the “real racers”, Herta 10th
– Verstappen, Leigh each involved in first-corner dramas

[Veloce eSports’ #NotTheAusGP]
– Techmological Differences and bogus DSQs in qualifying
– Dani Bereznay leads wire-to-wire
– Jarmo Opmeer 2nd, Tomek Poradzisz 3rd after holding off James Baldwin
– Lando Norris brings the entertainment – dueling with (Ben) Daly, nailing the dummy grid start
– Vandoorne and Deletraz – what is Deletraz doing?
– Thibault Courtois was in this?

[NASCAR’s Replacements 100]
– Penske Racing spotter Josh Williams proves our motto, beats Hendrick star William Byron after dueling all race
– Dale Jr, Bubba Wallace, Parker Kligerman salvage top tens despite wrecks

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