This week's episode of the Crash.net MotoGP podcast featuring Keith Huewen begins with a tribute to good friend Paul Smart, a racer in the 1960s-1970s, brother-in-law to Barry Sheene and father to former racer and current WorldSBK technical director Scott Smart.

Attention then turns to some of the recent off-track stories in MotoGP, including the formation of the new RNF Yamaha team, rumours of Davide Brivio's return to Suzuki and the announcement that Ducati will supply machinery for the MotoE World Cup from 2023.

After answering viewer questions - including rider respect and a harsh 'who doesn't deserve their seat for next season?' - Huewen, Crash.net MotoGP editor Peter McLaren and Podcast host harry Benjamin make their predictions for this weekend's penultimate round in Portimao.

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