Articles tagged Mat Oxley

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All arms and elbows

Marc Márquez rewrote the rules of MotoGP technique last season and, in so doing, became the youngest premier-class champ in the sport’s history. What drives Spain’s latest bike-racing phenomenon?Writer Mat Oxley You are at the circus to witness the world’s greatest high-wire artists do their thing. You can barely see the wire, one hundred feet above you, and there’s no safety net. The lights go...

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Matters of Moment

Spot the real motor race: first, there's a Grand Prix in Shanghai, in which we hear a driver ask his team on the radio whether he should defend against a closing rival, or let him go without a fight in the long-term interests of tyre preservation. Later that day, there's a six-hour sports car race at Silverstone, the opening round of an FIA world championship with the word 'endurance' in its...

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When your time is up...

On June 3 the FIA General Assembly will meet in Paris to decide by ‘secret vote’ whether its president Max Mosley is fit to hold office following revelations in a British tabloid newspaper concerning the 68-year-old’s private life. Mosley himself called the ‘extraordinary meeting’, in the usual interests of fairness and transparency espoused by motor sport’s governing body. All very correct and...

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Ken Tyrrell with a cup of tea, listening to a Test match... That was one unlikely memory stirred in Nigel Roebuck's mind in Texas! Nigel loves US racing and while there are places he would happily never return to, he's always pleased to be heading west, whether to Daytona, Indy or Montreal. Now he's fallen for the liberal atmosphere of Austin too; but will we ever crowbar him on to a plane bound...

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A deal we can believe in

Copse, Maggotts, Becketts, Hangar Straight, Stowe, Club, Abbey, Woodcote. Flat, fast and brutal (but I always preferred Brands when Grand Prix time came around). The old Silverstone represents simpler times. It can never be the same again, much like Christmas when you grow up, Thursday nights without Top of the Pops – and, come to think of it, this magazine. But even though some of us will...

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High-speed art movement

Sir, I’d like to offer my huge thanks to Mat Oxley for his article on Futurism and the role it played in pre-World War II Italy (December issue). Reading about a movement that had passed me by at school has led to a firing of interest in the subject, and indeed a better understanding of why the Italians are like they are. More from Mat, please! Adam Bennett, Auckland, New Zealand


January 2020
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