Ricky Carmichael, Ryan Villopoto debut Title 24 podcast
NBC Sports debuted the Title 24 Podcast, featuring 15-time SuperMotocross champion Ricky Carmichael and nine-time champion Ryan Villopoto. Added together, the pair of legends have 24 titles in the Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series and that total contributed to the podcast name.
The podcast can be found on most major podcast clients, the Motorsports on NBC You Tube page, NBCSports.com, on demand at Peacock.tv and on the Title 24 simplecast page, which includes episode note for easy navigation.
Some of the topics from the inaugural episode include their reaction to last week’s announcement that Eli Tomac signed a contract extension to race the full Motocross and inaugural SuperMotocross championships, recaps of the previous week’s racing action and previews of the following round.
The two legends also discuss other topics of interest. In Episode 1, they analyze Supercross Futures up-and-comer Daxton Bennick following back-to-back wins in the first two series races.
“The gnarly thing to me is the confidence Bennick has in himself and his riding,” Carmichael said at the 19-minute mark in the video above. “I think he had a legit deal from KTM, a long-time commitment, and he walked away from what is probably known as the best 250 program in the paddock for several years now and basically bet on himself with no deal, from what I understand, and he’s been laying it down in the Futures.”
Ryan Villopoto broke down Cooper Webb’s current momentum and how it impacts his title hopes.
“I think it’s going to take Coop two or three race wins in a row to get that fire really lit underneath them,” Villopoto said. “Not that it’s not lit. We just watched him win the Triple Crown in Dallas. … Daytona’s coming up. The odds of beating Eli there, I’m going to go with slim to none if Eli rides a good race, gets a good start, puts himself in a great position, the odds of beating him are going to be very hard.
“So I think after Daytona, that’s where Coop’s got to look at trying to put himself in a position, string off a couple of wins and get that pendulum to swing.”
Webb has finished first or second in the most three rounds of the Supercross season.
Bookmark any of the pages listed above because Carmichael and Villopoto are among the savviest commentators in the sport.
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