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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.

Pedrosa Relieved by Sachsenring Win

Monday, July 9, 2012
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa finds relief in his Sachsenring MotoGP win, the Spaniard breaking his long-running victory drought.

Rossi Satisfied with Sachsenring Sixth

Monday, July 9, 2012
Amidst rumors of his future with Ducati, Valentino Rossi claims to be satisfied with its best dry result of the year at Sachsenring – a sixth-place finish.

Lorenzo’s Fortunes Improve at German GP

Monday, July 9, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo’s title fortunes improved at Sachsenring, despite tire troubles that kept him from fighting for the win. Meanwhile, tire woes continue to dog teammate Ben Spies.

Change of Machinery Possible for Edwards

Monday, July 9, 2012
Although finishing once again in the points, for the first time since Qatar, Colin Edwards arrived at Germany with rumors of a machinery switch for the Forward Racing CRT project.

Bridgestone Explains Assen Tire Issues

Monday, July 9, 2012
Tire wear has proven a critical factor in MotoGP races this year, including issues at Assen. Bridgestone has revealed results of its analysis of those Assen tire troubles.

Nicky Hayden Uncertain of Ducati future

Monday, July 2, 2012
One rider that appears out of the MotoGP loop right now is American Nicky Hayden, with the 2006 MotoGP champ still looking for a 2013 ride.

Spies Rues Tire Problem that Cost Podium

Monday, July 2, 2012
Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi weren’t the only riders griping about their Bridgestones at Assen, with Ben Spies losing a podium spot owing to chunking of his rear in the closing laps.

Tire Woes Hamper Rossi at Assen TT

Monday, July 2, 2012
Tire woes spoiled Valentino Rossi’s race at the Dutch TT, but the misfortune at Assen doesn’t remedy the Ducati’s troubles – with The Doctor demanding a clear development plan from Ducati.

Crutchlow on Assen TT & His GP Future

Monday, July 2, 2012
Caught up in the first-corner melee at Assen, Cal Crutchlow is left to wonder on what might have been – a podium finish at the Dutch TT. The British rider also sounds off on his 2013 plans.

Lorenzo and Bautista on Assen TT Collision

Monday, July 2, 2012
The first corner incident involving Alvaro Bautista and Jorge Lorenzo has momentous championship implications, with Lorenzo losing not only his 25-point lead, but a new engine as well. The riders respond.

Assen MotoGP: Stoner Leads Repsol 1-2

Monday, July 2, 2012
Casey Stoner led the victory 1-2 Repsol Honda charge, as the Australian outlasted teammate Dani Pedrosa for the win. But our Insider reports the reigning champ’s weekend was far from easy.

Mixed Emotions for Tech 3 at Silverstone

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Tech 3 team boss Herve Poncharal reflects on his rider Cal Crutchlow’s noteworthy performance at Silverstone.

Honda’s Silverstone Pace Worries Stoner

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The MotoGP momentum has turned from Casey Stoner to his rival Jorge Lorenzo, with three consecutive defeats the Repsol Honda rider is worried over the RC213V’s pace.

More Ducati Disappointment at Silverstone

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Valentino Rossi had another disappointing MotoGP result at Silverstone, with the nine-time world champion remaining coy about his 2013 plans.

Heroic British GP for Cal Crutchlow

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo may have won the British GP at Silverstone, but the standing ovation from fans was for the heroic performance from Englishman Cal Crutchlow, who charged from last to sixth despite a broken ankle.

Lorenzo Wins, Spies Mystified at Silverstone

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo claims MotoGP victory 21 at Silverstone, while tire woes keep Ben Spies’ season stumbling. Our MotoGP Insider reports from the British GP.

Crutchlow Not Afraid of a Ducati Offer

Monday, June 4, 2012
Current Tech 3 Yamaha rider Cal Crutchlow claims he would have no fears about accepting an offer from Ducati to race the fickle Desmosedici.

Rossi Back to Reality at Dry Catalunya

Monday, June 4, 2012
Valentino Rossi couldn’t repeat his wet-weather Le Mans results at the dry Catalunya GP, with the Ducati rider finishing seventh at the Spanish circuit.

Tech 3 Seizes Catalunya Podium

Monday, June 4, 2012
Andrea Dovizioso claimed his first MotoGP podium with Yamaha, as the Tech 3 satellite team tallies its best result of 2012 at Catalunya.

Pedrosa Frustrated with Catalunya Second

Monday, June 4, 2012
Dani Pedrosa remains winless in 2012, with the Spaniard frustrated at his home Catalunya GP by rival Jorge Lorenzo.