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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.

Assen MotoGP Insider: Ducati

Sunday, June 26, 2011
Valentino Rossi experiences a strong debut with his GP11.1 while Nicky Hayden becomes frustrated over not receiving Ducati's new design. All this and more in the Assen MotoGP insider.

Assen MotoGP Insider: Honda

Sunday, June 26, 2011
Casey Stoner satisfied with runner-up while Marco Simoncelli apologizes for the second time this season. All this and more in the Assen MotoGP insider.

Assen MotoGP Insider: Yamaha

Sunday, June 26, 2011
Yamaha's Ben Spies tastes victory for the first time in MotoGP while Jorge Lorenzo fumes over Marco Simoncelli's actions. All this and more in the Assen MotoGP insider.

Silverstone MotoGP Insider: Ducati

Monday, June 13, 2011
Catch the latest details from Round 6 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship at Silverstone, including Rossi's return to struggle with the GP11 and his improved shoulder fitness.

Silverstone MotoGP Insider: Yamaha

Monday, June 13, 2011
Catch the latest details from Round 6 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship at Silverstone, including Colin Edwards' podium finish and paddock talk about Cal Crutchlow's latest injury.

Silverstone MotoGP Insider: Honda

Monday, June 13, 2011
Catch the latest details from Round 6 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship at Silverstone, including Casey Stoner's fourth win of the season and Marco Simoncelli's reaction to his crash.

Decision Looming on Japanese Grand Prix

Monday, June 13, 2011
Catch the latest details from Round 6 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship at Silverstone, including recent talks about whether there should even be a Japanese Grand Prix.

Hopkins Passes on Honda & Yamaha GP Rides

Monday, June 6, 2011
A long time MotoGP rider and now British Superbike competitor, John Hopkins already has one GP wild card this season but the American has reputedly turned down wild card offers from Yamaha and Honda.

Riders Question Catalunya 125GP Penalty

Monday, June 6, 2011
With a heightened level of scrutiny in the Grand Prix paddock regarding aggressive tactics on the racetrack, our MotoGP Insider gauges rider reaction to a controversial penalty inflicted in the 125GP race at Catalunya.

Catalunya MotoGP Insider: Ducati

Monday, June 6, 2011
Our insider reveals all the details from Round 5 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship at Catalunya, including Valentino Rossi's top-five finish and Aspar Ducati's plans to expand its effort in the 2012 series.

Catalunya MotoGP Insider: Yamaha

Monday, June 6, 2011
Our insider reveals all the details from Round 5 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship at Catalunya, including Ben Spies' first podium of the season and Colin Edwards being denied medical clearance.

Catalunya MotoGP Insider: Honda

Monday, June 6, 2011
Our man on the inside of the MotoGP paddock reveals all the details from Round 5 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship at Catalunya, including Casey Stoner's win and Marco Simoncelli's talks with factory Honda.

GP Insider: Yamaha Falters at Le Mans

Monday, May 16, 2011
Le Mans was regarded as a Yamaha track prior to this year’s French Grand Prix. No longer as the M1 demonstrates its fallen behind the Honda. Our Insider records Lorenzo and Spies sounding off.

GP Insider: Rossi on Le Mans Podium

Monday, May 16, 2011
He may have been helped by the Simoncelli/Pedrosa incident at Le Mans, but Valentino Rossi revels in his first Ducati podium.

GP Insider: Simoncelli/Pedrosa Fallout

Monday, May 16, 2011
Marco Simoncelli’s disastrous overtake on Dani Pedrosa was condemned by virtually all the riders in the paddock – all except for Simoncelli that is. Our GP Insider delivers.

GP Insider: Stoner Dominates Le Mans

Monday, May 16, 2011
The Simoncelli/Pedrosa controversy dominates MotoGP news from Le Mans, but Casey Stoner had quite a weekend as well. Winning, punching riders and speaking his mind. Our Insider delivers.

Estoril Insider: Simoncelli & Lorenzo Feud

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo shares harsh words with San Carlo Honda's Marco Simoncelli following Round 3 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship. All this and more in the 2011 Estoril MotoGP insider.

Estoril GP Insider: Stoner Weighs In

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Following a proposal to introduce a combined bike and rider minimum weight limit in MotoGP, Casey Stoner defends his teammate, Dani Pedrosa. All this and more in the 2011 Estoril MotoGP insider.

Estoril MotoGP Insider 2011: Ducati

Monday, May 2, 2011
Valentino Rossi snags his first top-five finish of the 2011 MotoGP Championship as Ducati prepares for further tests with the new GP12. All this and more in the 2011 Estoril MotoGP insider.

Estoril MotoGP Insider 2011: Yamaha

Monday, May 2, 2011
Jorge Lorenzo loses his perfect record at Estoril while Ben Spies crashes and records his first DNF of the 2011 MotoGP Championship. All this and more in the 2011 Estoril MotoGP insider.