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Articles By Scott Matthews - Contributing Editor

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There are few people worthy of getting an audience with Mathews but he makes himself available on occasion to the racers of the Grand Prix paddock. If they’re lucky, he might even mention their name. He’s Scott Mathews, and he’s bringing you the inside scoop on MotoGP.

Stoner Tires During Motegi Return

Monday, October 15, 2012
Reigning MotoGP champ Casey Stoner marked his return from injury with a fifth-place result at Motegi, but lacked the strength to challenge the leaders.

Schwantz Plays Down 2014 Suzuki GP Rumors

Monday, October 1, 2012
1993 world champion Kevin Schwantz played down rumors that he will spearhead Suzuki's return to MotoGP in 2014.

Crutchlow Misses Aragon Podium on Final Lap

Monday, October 1, 2012
Cal Crutchlow narrowly missed the chance to add another podium finish to his 2012 MotoGP season, falling short of teammate Andrea Dovizioso by a slim margin.

Team Bosses Happy Spies Staying in GP

Monday, October 1, 2012
Two men that are happy to see American Ben Spies sticking with MotoGP are his current and former Yamaha bosses, Massimo Meregalli and Herve Poncharal.

Valentino Rossi Rues First Lap Error at Aragon

Monday, October 1, 2012
Valentino Rossi’s Ducati disappointment continues, with The Doctor’s chances at Aragon spoiled by a first-lap mistake that forced him to climb back from dead last.

Lorenzo Content with Second at Aragon

Monday, October 1, 2012
Title front-runner Jorge Lorenzo was content to settle for second at Aragon, looking to keep his points lead intact for the home stretch.

Victorious Pedrosa Not Counting on Support

Monday, October 1, 2012
Victorious at Aragon, Dani Pedrosa is not counting on support from his Repsol Honda teammate Casey Stoner during the closing rounds of the 2012 MotoGP title fight.

Rossi and Bautista Remember Simoncelli

Monday, September 17, 2012
Valentino Rossi and Alvaro Bautista dedicated their brilliant podium finishes in the Misano Grand Prix to late Italian star Marco Simoncelli.

Cal Crutchlow Blows Golden Podium Chance

Monday, September 17, 2012
Cal Crutchlow blew a great chance to claim a second successive MotoGP rostrum after he crashed out of contention on Lap 5 in Misano.

Jonathan Rea Encouraged by HRC Debut

Monday, September 17, 2012
Jonathan Rea took heart from an encouraging debut MotoGP weekend in Misano after he qualified and finished inside the top 10 on Casey Stoner’s factory Honda RC213V.

Lorenzo and Pedrosa Reflect on Title Twist

Monday, September 17, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo took a giant step towards claiming a second MotoGP world title in Misano after main rival Dani Pedrosa’s championship hopes suffered a huge blow.

Crutchlow Elated with Maiden Podium at Brno

Monday, August 27, 2012
Cal Crutchlow broke a 12-year MotoGP podium drought for British riders, the Englishman claiming his maiden rostrum at Brno.

Lorenzo Remains Favorite, Says Rossi

Monday, August 27, 2012
Despite losing ground to Dani Pedrosa, Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo remains the title favorite – at least by the reckoning of nine-time world champion and Lorenzo’s one and future factory teammate Valentino Rossi.

Lorenzo Reflects on Thrilling Brno Race

Monday, August 27, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo reflects on his last lap defeat at Brno, and the 2010 champion talks about teammates, current and future.

Pedrosa Jubilant, Stoner Frustrated at Brno

Monday, August 27, 2012
HRC riders found wildly different fates at Brno, with Dani Pedrosa taking a critical victory and closing the title gap, while reigning champion Casey Stoner has to concede his title hopes due to injury.

MotoGP Aliens on Marquez’ MotoGP Future

Monday, July 16, 2012
Marc Marquez is officially headed to MotoGP for 2013 on the factory Repsol Honda, and three of the four aliens comment on the rookies chances in the premier class.

After Mugello, Crutchlow Still Awaits Ducati

Monday, July 16, 2012
Running to another top six finish with Tech 3 Yamaha at Mugello, Cal Crutchlow still waits for Ducati on his official contract for 2013.

Rossi on Mugello Result and Ducati Future

Monday, July 16, 2012
Valentino Rossi recorded one of his more impressive results with Ducati with a fifth-place finish at Mugello, but The Doctor’s future is far from certain.

Stoner Loses Ground in Italy, Critiques CRT

Monday, July 16, 2012
Casey Stoner lost more ground in his title defense at Mugello, with the Australian also sounding off on the CRT performance disparities after an incident in practice.

Lorenzo Tightens Title Grip at Mugello

Monday, July 16, 2012
It was another tale of two Factory Yamahas at Mugello, with Jorge Lorenzo tightening his grip on the 2012 crown while Ben Spies suffered another setback.