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Thursday 26th November 2015


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

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?

Will Yamaha choose its champion?

Could Yamaha favour one rider over the other? History suggests it might

Rossi and the silver screen

The new MotoGP film that adds yet more drama to Rossi’s career

Remembering the past at Brno

Why the weekend’s most important anniversary still matters

When no-one knew who Honda was

Honda achieved its 700th GP win at Indy; a far cry from the company’s humble debut 56 years ago

How tyres could decide the 2015 MotoGP title

Even with Bridgestone’s control tyres, there are still enough variables to throw a spanner in the works

Welcome to MotoGP’s controlled electronics era

Is MotoGP’s controlled ECU the way forward or “the biggest bullshit that’s ever happened in the paddock”?

Blue on blue

The 2015 title battle is now strictly an in-house duel, with Lorenzo’s momentum a real worry for Rossi’s side of the garage

Into the Lorenzo zone

How the MotoGP season’s changed at one-third distance

Planes, trains, autocycles…

You’ll never forgive yourself if you aren’t at Mugello next week – get there any way you can

Roll on 2016!

This season may turn out to be a vintage year but Mat’s already looking forward to 2016

Márquez vs Rossi: the best tight fight ever?

A contest of talent, intelligence, aggression and high technology