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Tuesday 31st March 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

Motorcycle racing’s dwindling classics

Daytona and Suzuka once played host to core events. Both could do with rejuvenating

Rubber and robbery

Theft, espionage and how a return to Michelin could mean more feel for the riders

Where does the British Grand Prix belong?

At Silverstone, Donington or the Circuit of Wales?

On your marks, get set, test!

How teams go testing in the modern age – no more private solo runs

Racism in the paddock

Confronting the problem of underlying intolerance that pervades the racing world

Andorra-gate will make Márquez faster

How the MotoGP champion’s tax haven controversy will strengthen his resolve

Márquez vs Hailwood – the percentages

Hailwood, Márquez, Surtees, Agostini… who’s statistically the greatest motorbike rider of all time?

MotoGP shakes up the rules

The future will be decided in Madrid two weeks from now

Hunting the Honda

How are the rest planning to catch the RC213V next season?

Miller and Márquez, mountains and molehills

Why the reaction to Jack Miller’s
riding in Sepang is over the top

Márquez and Hailwood: different times

Comparing dominant riders from two very different eras

“The difference between idiot and hero is very small”

Making the calls that mean the difference between victory and defeat

A new way of riding, a new way of crashing

How Valentino Rossi and Marc Márquez are doing things differently

Scott Redding’s future

A £9.6 million quest for the Holy Grail – a factory Honda RC213V

Failed records and new rules

And why our MotoGP correspondent has lost all respect for those in charge

MotoGP’s tyre-gate

Why did the MSMA vote against the Open bikes?

The problem at Ducati

Egos, as well as nuts and bolts, are getting in the way of the team’s success

Can racing ever be too safe?

Re-profiling corners: a positive step or ruining great tracks?