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Friday 12th February 2016


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

The Easy Rider in Valentino Rossi

The other side of Valentino Rossi: making sacrifices to grow stronger in body and mind

Why Honda never take the easy road

Honda struggled in Sepang, but it doesn’t have a history of doing things the way everyone else does…

MotoGP’s big change

MotoGP riders have enjoyed a front tyre that was better than the rear; now they have a rear that’s better than the front

Rossi and Lorenzo: into 2016

Yamaha has launched its 2016 factory team and hostilities between Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo are already fizzing

Hutchy’s journey to hell and back

Multiple Isle of Man TT winner Ian Hutchinson picks up the Torrens Trophy at Pall Mall’s RAC

“One of the last great tuners”

The late, great Warren Willing – the man who helped take riders to five world titles

The three greatest ‘bikers of all time

Valentino Rossi, Mike Hailwood and ‘King’ Kenny Roberts are on Mat’s list. Here’s why…

Blessed by nature?

Mat Oxley makes the case for Freddie Spencer, Kevin Schwantz and Casey Stoner

Why did MotoGP get nasty?

Should we blame the riders for the bad blood over the last few months, or should we blame MotoGP itself?

Lawson, Rainey and Doohan: giants of their era

Our second spotlight on Hall of Fame contenders falls upon three riders who dominated the 1980s and 1990s

Analysing MotoGP’s crash stats

Looking at the annual crash statistics and wondering if Dorna’s unified software will mean more pain and suffering in 2016

Duke, Sheene and Dunlop: three great British bikers

The first of four Hall of Fame motorcycle features looks at three very different racers and three different human beings

MotoGP’s big 2016 change

The 2016 Michelin tyres and the difference they could make to MotoGP’s current running order

What really happened in MotoGP’s 2015 finale

The danger of being a fan of one rider over another and whether Marquez really could have overtaken Lorenzo

The Sepang incident

The Malaysian Grand Prix was MotoGP’s weirdest weekend and will be talked about for years to come. Here’s what we think…

Inside the Rossi/Lorenzo garage

What is the title fight like between the crews of Rossi and Lorenzo? Pistols at dawn?

Motegi mysteries

Two have been solved, but the most important one remains unanswered

Rossi needs ‘stuff’ to happen

Rossi struggles to beat Lorenzo on sheer speed, so what can save him at the few final races?