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Articles By Scott Matthews - Contributing Editor

Scott Mathews
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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.

Injuries Stymie Hopkins and Spies at Sepang

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The 18-round MotoGP series continues to grind down the paddock with injury, as Ben Spies and wild card entry John Hopkins are forced to withdraw at Sepang.

Marc Marquez to stay in Moto2 in 2012

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Repsol rider and rising Moto2 star Marc Marquez opts to delay his MotoGP promotion until the 2013 season.

Edwards and Barbera Sort CRT Sagas

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Colin Edwards’ Forward Racing CRT details change and Hector Barbera says no thanks to CRT plans at Aspar.

Stoner and Rossi Critical of Marquez Incident

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
MotoGP’s most decorated active riders, Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner, weigh in on the actions of rising Moto2 star, Marc Marquez, and his alarming qualifying collision at Phillip Island.

Lorenzo and Spies Roughed Up at the Island

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The Factory Yamaha MotoGP squad had a brutal time Down Under, with Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies both unable to start the race due to injury.

Simoncelli and Dovizioso Battle at Phillip Island

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Knocking on the door of “alien” status, Honda riders Marco Simoncelli and Andrea Dovizioso continue their rivalry at Phillip Island – the two Italians fighting over second.

More Frustration for Rossi at Phillip Island

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Phillip Island sees Rossi once again befuddled by a front end crash. Meanwhile, Hayden is optimistic about his aluminum frame debut and Aspar confirms its split with Ducati.

Casey Stoner Reflects on 2011 MotoGP Title

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Our MotoGP Insider gets the word from Casey Stoner on the challenges of his title-winning victory at Phillip Island and bookending the 800cc era as GP champion.

Motegi MotoGP Insider: Suzuki

Monday, October 3, 2011
Riding fourth at Motegi, Alvaro Bautista crashed out of his best result of the season. Now the Spaniard needs to know if Suzuki’s MotoGP plans will crash as well.

Motegi MotoGP Insider: Ducati

Monday, October 3, 2011
It’s more bad news for Ducati out of Motegi, with Rossi collecting a first-lap DNF. The factory Ducati duo of Hayden and Rossi continue to search for answers this year and heading into next.

Motegi MotoGP Insider: Yamaha

Monday, October 3, 2011
Jorge Lorenzo gains ground, but not enough. Meanwhile teammate Ben Spies fights back from a troubling start to claim another top-six at Motegi.

Motegi MotoGP Insider: Honda

Monday, October 3, 2011
Casey Stoner nabs podium number 13 despite a trip to the Motegi gravel. Get the inside word from the Honda GP camp, including Andrea Dovizioso’s 2012 plans and possible promotion of Moto2’s Marc Marquez.

Rossi Criticizes MotoGP Test Restriction

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Valentino Rossi has come out against recent testing restrictions in the MotoGP series which have drastically reduced the number of winter tests.

Dovizioso & Laverty Rumored at Yamaha Tech 3

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Andrea Dovizioso and Eugene Laverty have become leading candidates to join Cal Crutchlow at Yamaha Tech 3 in 2012.

Aragon MotoGP Insider: Ducati

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Valentino Rossi's new aluminum chassis fails to spark results in the Ducati garage as teammate Nicky Hayden remains determined to succeed.

Aragon MotoGP Insider: Yamaha

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Yamaha's Ben Spies recounts his trouble with grip at Aragon as Jorge Lorenzo begins to doubt his title defense in the 2011 MotoGP Championship.

Aragon MotoGP Insider: Honda

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Casey Stoner praises the skill of his Repsol Honda teammate while Dani Pedrosa responds to criticism of his clash with Marco Simoncelli which took him out of championship contention.

Rossi at Misano: 'Seventh Best I Can Do’

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Valentino Rossi’s rocky debut season with Ducati continues at Misano, with The Doctor unable to pull out any miracles in front of his home crowd.

Misano MotoGP: Lorenzo Enjoys Victory

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Jorge Lorenzo breathed new life into his 2011 MotoGP World Championship challenge in Misano with a stunning surge to his third victory of the season.

Misano MotoGP: Stoner Suffers from Fatigue

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Casey Stoner blames chronic fatigue for preventing him from challenging for his eighth victory in the 2011 MotoGP Championship during the Misano race.