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Thursday 3rd September 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

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

122 seconds in the life of Marc Márquez

Was Márquez’s Austin pole lap the greatest ever?

Rossi: The Movie

Valentino’s career is so far out that even Hollywood would struggle with it

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