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Friday 24th October 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

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?

Why the fans love Goodwood

What MotoGP could learn from the Festival of Speed

Homage to Catalunya

Why do so many of MotoGP’s greats hail from the same region?

Putting the brakes on

The plan to reduce speed, but not weight, in MotoGP

Mugello: Holy of Holies

Examining the psyches of Rossi, Lorenzo and Márquez before the Italian GP

Round, black and…

Why a change of tyres might change everything

Who’s cheating now?

Mat Oxley talks WSB frame cheats and Doohan-style domination

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