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Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - The problem at Ducati

MotoMatters.com is delighted to feature the work of iconic MotoGP writer Mat Oxley. Oxley is a former racer, TT winner and highly respected author of biographies of world champions Mick Doohan and Valentino Rossi, and currently writes for Motor Sport Magazine, where he is MotoGP correspondent. We are featuring sections from Oxley's blogs, which are posted in full on the Motor Sport Magazine website.


The problem at Ducati

2011 Valencia MotoGP Sunday Round Up - The Very Many Goodbyes Of 2011, And Hello To 2012

The last race of the year is always one for farewells, but we had an awful lot of goodbyes on Sunday at Valencia. The last ever race for the 800cc MotoGP bikes, the last ever race of Loris Capirossi's very long and highly colorful career (some paddock wags suggesting that the first win of his career came against a rider called Maximus Decimus Meridius), the end of the two-stroke Grand Prix era, with the 125cc bikes making way for the Moto3 machines.

2011 Valencia MotoGP Sunday Post-Race Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after Sunday's final race of the season at Valencia:


Stunning victory snatched at the finish line in Spain

Round 18: Valencia GP – Race

Valencia, Sunday 6 November 2011

Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Soft, Medium. Rear (asymmetric): Medium, Hard

2011 Valencia MotoGP Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after qualifying on Saturday at Valencia:


Crutchlow and Hayes ready for season finale

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider Cal Crutchlow will start his quest to win the coveted MotoGP Rookie of the Year title in tomorrow's GP Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana from 11th position on the grid.

2011 Valencia MotoGP Friday Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the first day of practice at Valencia:


Stoner leads the way as Bridgestone's wets get first workout since August

Round 18: Valencia GP – Free Practice One & Two

Valencia, Friday 4 November 2011

Bridgestone wet compounds available: Front: Soft. Rear: Soft

The first wet MotoGP sessions since Free Practice three for the Czech Republic Grand Prix on 13 August provided some interesting running today on the opening day of the season finale in Valencia.

2011 Valencia MotoGP Thursday Round Up - Remembering Marco Simoncelli

It's a good thing that we're going to go racing again. Marco Simoncelli's tragic death at Sepang has cast a very heavy and very dark pall over the MotoGP paddock, and two weeks of inaction - the one thing that motorcycle racers cannot bear, along with just about everyone else in the paddock - meeting again at Valencia with the purpose of racing has given some direction again.

2011 Valencia MotoGP Round Season Finale Previews

Press release previews from the MotoGP teams ahead of the final race of the season at Valencia:


Bridgestone MotoGP Preview - Round 18: Valencia

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Soft, Medium. Rear (asymmetric): Medium, Hard

The Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia plays host to the final round of the season on 6 November and the MotoGP community travels there to honour and pay tribute to the memory of Marco Simoncelli.

2011 Sepang MotoGP Class Press Releases - Mourning The Death Of Marco Simoncelli

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after Sunday's tragic events at Sepang. All short, all to the point, all mourning the death of a much-loved figure in the paddock, Marco Simoncelli:


Gresini Racing Press Office

GP of MALAYSIA - Race - 23/10/2011

CIAO "SUPER SIC"

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CIAO MARCO!

Toni Elias, Lucio Cecchinello and the whole LCR Honda MotoGP Team thoughts go to Marco Simoncelli's family, friends and the whole Gresini Racing Team in this tragic moment.

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