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Friday 25th April 2014


Mat Oxley



As a racer, Mat is an Isle of Man TT winner and lap record holder. As a scribbler, he’s been at it since the late 1980s and has written acclaimed biographies of Valentino Rossi and Mick Doohan – plus he’s an award-winning commentator too.

Most recent

Marc Márquez: “He’s playing”

Mat Oxley explains just what sets Marc Márquez’s riding style apart from his rivals’

MotoGP’s young guns and old dogs

After Márquez and Rossi’s Qatar duel, Mat Oxley looks back at some of history’s other old vs young battles

Moving MotoGP’s goal posts

Mat Oxley on the last-minute rule changes introduced the week of the MotoGP opener in Qatar

Why the door was left Open for Ducati

Mat Oxley explains how the factory Ducati team has been able to exploit the new Open rules to close the gap to its rivals

The death of bike racing in the US?

Mat Oxley explains the decline of US Superbikes, which has fed GP racing with top riders for decades

Open season on the factory teams

Mat Oxley looks at why the Open class rules are good for MotoGP and governing body Dorna

MotoGP: Silly season or stupid season?

With rumours of Jorge Lorenzo’s defection to Ducati doing the rounds, Mat Oxley looks back to a simpler time

Inside the mind of Casey Stoner

Mat Oxley explains why Casey Stoner endured a frosty relationship with the media and some fans

Mat Oxley’s highlight of 2013

Mat Oxley’s highlight of the year: the Isle of Man Classic TT

2013 MotoGP season review (Part 2)

The second and final part of Mat Oxley’s MotoGP review. This one’s on the big losers in 2013.

2013 MotoGP season review (Part 1)

Mat Oxley review the 2013 MotoGP season and looks at how Marc Márquez has changed the sport in only 12 months

A changing of the guard in MotoGP

Mat Oxley speaks to Jeremy Burgess after the announcement that he and Valentino Rossi will part ways

What might happen in MotoGP at Valencia

Mat Oxley breaks down the possible scenarios for MotoGP’s final round in Spain

A grand farce at Phillip Island

Mat Oxley on the incompetence displayed in MotoGP at Phillip Island

Lorenzo vs Márquez

Was Jorge Lorenzo right to criticise Marc Márquez for his rough riding style? Mat Oxley thinks not.

Márquez and Pedrosa clash at Aragon

“I didn’t see the touch, but I think Marc should be penalised for two or three seasons!” That was Valentino …

Rossi’s wooden spoon

Valentino Rossi had his best race weekend in almost three years at Misano. For the first time since the last …

The best news from MotoGP Silverstone

It was very nearly all good news at Silverstone… A properly thrilling MotoGP race, reminiscent of the glory days of …

Ducati’s winning secret

It’s going to be a weird weekend for Cal Crutchlow. He will be contesting the Indianapolis GP for Monster Yamaha …

Collarbone injuries in MotoGP

They say that the only certainties in life are death and taxes. If you’re a motorcycle racer, you need to …