Articles tagged Valentino Rossi

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Mat Oxley

300 GPs and counting Last month at Mugello Valentino Rossi contested his 300th Grand Prix. He didn’t win the race but wasn’t far off, finishing third just 2.6sec behind winner Marc Márquez. The triple-century milestone is quite something in a sport that isn’t always kind to its devotees – and it’s a convenient moment to consider his career. Rossi was a long-haired 16-year-old when he arrived in...

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Contributors

Nigel Roebuck Some racing drivers make unrewarding subjects for an interview, sticking resolutely to the party message. Robert Kubica, though, proved refreshingly frank when Nigel talked to him at Renault HQ in Oxfordshire. Apart from his droll line in repartee, you have to like a man who, when asked about the biggest perk of being an F1 pilot, replies “driving”. The interview begins on page 62...

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Mat Oxley

Angles of attack The new MotoGP season kicks off under Qatar’s entirely fatuous floodlights on March 23 and some people are already inscribing Marc Márquez’s name on the 2014 World Championship trophy. It’s easy to see why: if the youngster could beat everyone as a rookie, what will he do with a full season’s premier-class experience behind him? There is probably only one man capable of stopping...

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Web Spin

Gordon Murray on F1 changes and what he’d do if he was in charge. “I don’t really like the direction F1 is taking at the moment; I think it’s quite false in some areas. I can understand completely the desire to create overtaking, but there were much more simple ways that had a technical background and not an artificial one. I do see the reasoning, though. “In terms of the current direction and...

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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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The fast stuff

Twenty years of top bike racing tales from the world's maddest motorsportMat Oxley This collection of memories, interviews and experiences – first published in 2008 – is a feast of biking stories on characters such as Wayne Rainey and Valentino Rossi. Our columnist, who won the 250cc production TT in 1985, has been writing about bikes and bikers for over 20 years and has gathered together a...

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Around the houses

News from the main auction houses around the world GOODING AND COMPANY On August 18/19 the American auction house Gooding and Company is offering for sale two interesting racers in the shape of a 1964 Ford GT40 prototype and a single-seater Miller. The former is chassis number GT/104, which joined three other cars from the manufacturer for the '64 Le Mans 24 Hours. The car was then passed to...

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A magazine for all times

“Here’s to infuriating, prejudiced, opinionated, obstinate, out-of-date, idiosyncratic… irascible, outspoken, Blimpish, honest, incorruptible, cynical, naïve, occasionally amusing, and always fascinating Motor Sport…” So wrote the editor of our former sister title Motorcycle Sport back in 1975. I’d like to think a few of those adjectives no longer apply – but I have to admit, his description of...

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Mat Oxley – MotoGP

A nod to the Futurists If you’ve been lucky enough to receive an invitation to dine at Fiat Yamaha’s MotoGP hospitality unit this season (I’m still awaiting mine), you can’t have failed to notice the funky table mats (right). The mats feature the team’s riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, and celebrate the centenary of the Futurist Movement, 1909 to 2009. Futurism was a hugely influential...

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Newsfeed

MotoGP Kawasaki has reversed its decision to leave the series, announcing that it will run a single bike for ex-Ducati rider Marco Melandri. n British Eurosport has signed a deal with Dorna to continue screening Friday and Saturday practice, plus the 125cc and 250cc races. The BBC will continue to air races live. Casey Stoner led the Qatar test with a time of 1min 55.744sec. Yamaha’s Jorge...

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