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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.

MotoGP Insider Catalunya 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo extended his points lead with another victory on his home soil, the Factory Yamaha rider besting fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa.

Pair of Crashes Spoil Tech 3 Home GP

Monday, May 21, 2012
A pair of crashes spoiled potential podium runs by the Tech 3 Yamaha team at its home Grand Prix with Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso still able to score top 10 results.

Rossi’ MotoGP Plans & Le Mans Podium

Monday, May 21, 2012
The rain at Le Mans allowed Valentino Rossi to mark his best-ever result with Ducati, The Doctor also alleviating worries of his early departure from MotoGP by committing to race through the 2014 season.

Tire Temps Slow Stoner at Le Mans

Monday, May 21, 2012
Stoner dropped a bombshell on the MotoGP paddock with news of his retirement, but the weather surprised the Aussie and his Repsol Honda setup at Le Mans.

Le Mans Insider: Stoner Shocks Paddock

Monday, May 21, 2012
Our MotoGP Insider reports on the stunning news conference that announced Casey Stoner’s planned retirement from racing – and the subsequent reaction in the MotoGP paddock.

MotoGP Jerez Insider 2012 - Ducati

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi continue to have problems with their Ducati's power delievery systems.

MotoGP Jerez Insider 2012 - Tech 3 Yamaha

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Cal Crutchlow nearly became the first British rider to secure a premier class podium in over ten years with his performance at Jerez.

MotoGP Jerez Insider 2012 - Honda

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Casey Stoner and the Repsol team are looking to solve chatter issues and Dani Pedrosa laments his caution in Jerez.

MotoGP Jerez Insider 2012 - Yamaha

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Lorenzo took a second place finish despite a poor tire choice and Spies has bike issues to address before the next round of MotoGP.

MotoGP Qatar Insider 2012 - Tech 3 Yamaha

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Cal Crutchlow draws praise from Yamaha management and Tech 3 Yamaha shows they have come to compete in 2012.

MotoGP Qatar Insider 2012 - Ducati

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Plagued by understeer issues, the Desmosedici GP12 gets another critique from Valentino Rossi during the opening round of 2012 – The Doctor requesting smoother power delivery.

MotoGP Qatar Insider 2012 - Honda

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Arm pump spoiled Casey Stoner’s usually stellar record at Qatar. The Aussie talks about Round 1 and the Honda’s chatter issues at the Losail circuit.

MotoGP Qatar Insider 2012 - Yamaha

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
It was a tale of two Yamahas at the Qatar opener, with Jorge Lorenzo shining on the Factory M1 while teammate Ben Spies struggled. Our MotoGP insider reports.

Dovizioso Optimistic Over Switch to Yamaha

Monday, November 7, 2011
Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso looks forward to his transition with Tech 3 Yamaha in 2012 after securing his best-ever finish in MotoGP.

Marquez’s Forfeit Gives Bradl Moto2 Title

Monday, November 7, 2011
After struggling with his vision Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol's Marc Marquez hands victory to Stefan Bradl in the Moto2 Championship.

Nicky Hayden Sidelined in First Turn Pileup

Monday, November 7, 2011
Ducati's Nicky Hayden has his hopes of a rostrum finish dashed in the opening lap at Valencia GP following an ugly first turn pileup.

Ben Spies Takes Defeat in Photo Finish

Monday, November 7, 2011
After being shaken up over the death of fellow MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli, Ben Spies returns from doubt and injury with an impressive final ride in 2011.

Casey Stoner Wins Drag Race to Finish

Monday, November 7, 2011
Casey Stoner begins and ends the 800cc MotoGP era with a win over factory Yamaha following a tense stand-off with Ben Spies at the finish line.

Rossi Talks About Simoncelli Crash

Monday, November 7, 2011
Ducati's Valentino Rossi recounts the details of the fatal crash that claimed the life of Italian Marco Simoncelli at the Malaysian GP.

MotoGP Paddock Pays Tribute to Simoncelli

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The news of Marco Simoncelli’s death shocked the MotoGP paddock, as riders, managers and teams pay tribute to the rising star.