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Wednesday 7th October 2015



What it really takes to race at the Isle of Man

Are TT riders really insane? Or, deep down, are they just as intimidated as the rest of us would be?

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Motorcycle racing’s dwindling classics

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

Why the fans love Goodwood

What MotoGP could learn from the Festival of Speed

ROAD trailer

A film about two generations of the Dunlop family

The death of bike racing in the US?

Mat Oxley explains the decline of US Superbikes, which has fed GP racing with top riders for decades

Audio podcast with John McGuinness

20-time Isle of Man TT winner, and new inductee of the Hall of Fame, John McGuinness kicks off our podcasts for 2014

Parrish and McGuinness on tour

Two of bike racing’s biggest characters will be hitting the road in 2014, speaking about their careers

Mat Oxley’s highlight of 2013

Mat Oxley’s highlight of the year: the Isle of Man Classic TT

Marquez and Dunlop: on the same curve

Sunday was quite a day for motorcycle racing: MotoGP at Mugello, the world’s greatest purpose-built circuit, and the Superbike TT …

Honda’s Joey Dunlop celebration

Michael Dunlop has made a fantastic start to his 2013 Isle of Man TT week with three victories from the …

Valentino Rossi: MotoGP is boring

Valentino Rossi has told BBC Sport that MotoGP racing is boring and that he finds it hard to stay awake. …

Readers’ evening with John Surtees

On October 2 we hosted a special readers’ evening with John Surtees. After a three-course dinner editor-in-chief Nigel Roebuck and …

Bikers’ Classic: a step into the past

I didn’t attend last weekend’s Dutch TT at Assen. Instead I took a busman’s holiday a few hours south at …

The importance of cost-cutting

In the MotoGP paddock at Silverstone this week there was a great deal of talk about cost-cutting, about the pros …

June’s podcast with Cal Crutchlow

It was up to Silverstone for our latest podcast to see MotoGP Tech 3 Yamaha rider Cal Crutchlow. There were …

When modern technology goes bad

Personally, I hate all new technology, without exception. Well, except anything that allows me to be lazier than I already …

Ducati to pull out of MotoGP?

VW Audi ownership will change Ducati, as it did Lamborghini. And what might happen to the Italian factory’s racing interests? …

Stoner’s dreaded pump and chatter

Jorge Lorenzo had a perfect weekend in Qatar, his body and motorcycle in winning condition. Not so Casey Stoner… As …

Stoner wins MotoGP’s ‘phoney war’

So that’s that, then – the final shots of the ‘phoney war’ were fired at Jerez last weekend. Now, finally, …

Motorbikes photo galleries

Motor Sport on Motorbikes

Motor Sport has always covered both four wheels and two, and it is no different today. Whether it is his column in the magazine, the frequent road tests of the latest motorbikes, or his regular MotoGP features on the website Mat Oxley is well placed to write it. He is an Isle of Man TT winner and lap record holder, while as a scribbler he has written acclaimed biographies on Valentino Rossi and Mick Doohan.