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You’ve seen the races. You know the bikes, the riders and the results. Now it’s time to learn the how and why of it all – and have a bit of a laugh doing it. Welcome to the Oxley Bom MotoGP Podcast, where Mat Oxley and Peter Bom give you your weekly update on all things racing. So grab a beer, turn up the volume and enjoy. Cheers!
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If it ain't big, it ain't American - and there's nothing bigger than Texas, baby! So of course this is the track that has the most turns of them all. We asked Peter to describe each and every one of them, to give us a feel of what a lone rider might experience over there. This week, we're keeping Austin weird... As always, don't forget to pull up a…
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The average brain weighs between 1.3 and 1.4 kg. Those 3 pounds of fleshy mass contain every memory, thought or feeling you'll ever experience. It would be a real shame if something were to happen to that, right? Well, things do happen to it - nasty, painful things that can cause weird and unseen damage. One moment you're making good speed, the nex…
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For Sale: MotoGP World Championship. Comes complete with licensing and broadcasting rights. Interested buyers should contact Dorna. Only one left in stock, so call quickly! After more than three decades, it seems Dorna is interested in selling the rights to MotoGP. But who's going to buy? Recent rumors are pointing at Liberty Media, owners of Formu…
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Stay out of the water - and stay out ofPedro Acosta’s way while your at it, because the Shark is taking zero prisoners at Portemao! This week, Mat and Peter are in Portugal and they’re broadcasting to you straight from the paddock. And they really, really liked what they saw today. So come for the race, and stay to find out why some riders have no …
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Fancy a ride on the Rollercoaster? Then you've come to the right place! Take a ride on the Algarve International Circuit, as Peter talks you through all cuts and corners of Portimao and sees the front take flight in frightening ways... As always, don't forget to pull up a map of the circuit! Want more? Visit our website or support us on Patreon. Wi…
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No new race this week, but we've got plenty to talk about as we gear up for Portugal. Mat says his goodbyes to the late Gary Taylor, former Suzuki team manager, and Peter explains why not all lessons learned at Qatar are applicable to the rest of the season. That said, one thing that probably will carry over to the next race are the ambitions of Pe…
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It's on! The first race of the MotoGP Championship 2024 has finished in Qatar, and Bagnaia bagged his first win. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, Yamaha and Honda struggle to keep up with Aprilla, KTM and Ducati. Can they keep up with this Italian competition? Or has the gap already become so big that this season will bring us two champions - one worl…
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Welcome to Qatar, where the straights are long, the turns are tricky and the curbs are welcoming! This week, we're giving you a little extra treat as Peter talks you through all the little tricks and turns of the Losail International Circuit. Oh, and don't forget to pull up a map of the circuit! Want more? Visit our website or support us on Patreon…
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The end is nigh! Yes, dear people, this is the end - the end of the long winter, and the return of a brand new season of MotoGP! But before we take you to the deserts of Qatar, Mat and Peter set out into the wastelands of social media to answer your most burning questions. Who's the most underrated rider? Will Disney buy MotoGP? And who serves the …
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He grew up near turn 1. When it comes to raw top speed, he holds the record. Last year, he finished second in the championship. And yeah, he can hang like it's nobody's business. This week, Mat gets out his taperecorder as he goes to have a little chat with Jorge Martín about tattoos, girlfriends, Conor McGregor and motorbikes. What are his expecta…
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Oh boy, it's a big one this week with a very special guest! He's won the World Championship Supersport, rode in front of the pack in MotoGP, is fast as lightning when test riding for Yamaha and has drunk beer with our hosts since way back in the day. That's right, we're having a chat with the one and only Cal Crutchlow! But that's not all, because …
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It's time for the greatest test of the year, and the last one before the next MotoGP series starts! If you want to know what this season will look like, you need to be at Sepang. The bikes are new, the riders are ready and our hosts are right in the middle of it... Oh yes, we've send Mat and Peter to Malaysia, and they've been very busy gathering e…
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The future is almost here, and it's going to be weird. We've got machines designing machines, biofuels and even something called the "banana effect". Want to know more? Then join Mat and Peter as they take a look at what to expect from the tests in Sepang. Also this episode, we pay homage to the late but always great Garry Taylor. Mat pays his resp…
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Imagine one moment of perfect calm. You feel the air move around you, free from gravity. In the blink of an eye, everything becomes clear as water. It would be beautiful – if only you weren’t in the midst of a violent highside. Racing means crashing, something Mat and Peter are all too familiar with. But what happens when a rider loses control? Wha…
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If you want to go fast, you hit the gas. But what actually happens when a rider goes full throttle? The answer, as you might expect of a cutting edge million dollar speed machine, is a little complex. Luckily, we’ve got our very own engineering expert! Join us as Mat asks Peter everything you’ve ever wanted to know about what happens when you turn …
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This week we give a royal welcome to our guest, the legendary Kenny Robers. ‘King Kenny’ not only won the world title three times, but he also changed the face of MotoGP forever through his legendary battle with the FIM over riders’ rights, than started his own world titles winning raceteam and even became a racebike manufacturer. And that’s not ev…
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‘A’ is for ‘aero’ Of which some get two ‘B’ is for ‘braking’ Later than you ‘C’ is for ‘concessions’, Which next season needs ‘D’ is for ‘dunces’ Who have little speed This week, we’re putting the MotoGP rule book on the chopping block as we discuss the new concession system. Can you keep MotoGP exciting and fair at the same time? And what does 'fa…
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Earth has finished another lap around the sun, again not breaking it’s record of 365 days. But while the Big Blue Marble isn’t going to change speed any time soon, the same can’t be said for the bikes in MotoGP. So today, at very edge between 2023 and 2024, Mat and Peter dust off their crystal balls to take a peak at what the future holds for all o…
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The holidays are here, so we've invited a special guest to join us around the fire. Say hello to Paul Trevathan, an industry veteran and MotoGP crew chief for KTM. You might know Paul from his work with riders like Mika Kallio, Miguel Oliveira and Pol Espargaro. Well, this week he's sitting down for a long chat with Mat and Peter...and they've got …
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He’s a legend. He’s changed the face of MotoGP. One of our hosts wrote a book about him. This week, Peter and Mat share some of their favourite memories of self-proclaimed ‘Poet of the Line’ Valentino Rossi! From the time Mat saw a twelve year old Valentino riding mini bikes to the day Peter discovered why ‘Il Dottore’ always carried a rubber band,…
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We all love racing bikes - so why aren't more people watching? The answer involves money, something our hosts are terrible with. That's why we asked someone else to explain it for us... Yes, this episode we welcome our first guest in our very first interview! Dario de Wit is a financial expert and investor who specializes in motorsports. He's here …
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MotoGP might be taking a break, but we're not going anywhere! Testing has begun at Valencia, and Marquez is bloody fast again. Meanwhile, Mat takes a close look at the new concession system and Peter has a sneaking suspicion he's seen Honda's new bike somewhere before... For all this and more, tune in to our new episode! With big thanks as always t…
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It's over. The final race has been held, a new champion has been crowned and the teams, bikes and drivers retreat back to their homes to train for next year. But we're not done with MotoGP yet, as we take a look at this last hurrah and reflect on what has been a wild, wild season. So pour yourself a cold one, get comfortable, and let Mat and Peter …
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Mat and Peter are angry - no, furious! - as any chance for a spectacular finale evaporates like rubber from a bad rear tyre. What caused Martin's rotten luck, and could it have been prevented? And what's it like to be within the paddock in these last few races, as the pressure is building and there is no place to rest? Grab a beer and let Mat and P…
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Bastianini unleashes the beast upon Sepang, but what's his secret? Peter thinks the answer might hide in Enea's thumb, and explains why that's incredible. Meanwhile, Mat explores the tactical applications of tyre pressure warnings, and tells why that tactic might lead to some very interesting final races this tournament. So join us as we skirt arou…
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This week we're trying out something new, as Mat and Peter transport you to Sepang International Circuit! Where are the curves and straights that can make or break a race? Which corners are a rider's delight, and which are their worst nightmare? So join us as we take Sepang apart, corner by corner, and take a look at what makes or breaks both bike …
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What happens when a man with nothing to lose faces down two riders fighting for the championship title? You get absolute bloody fireworks, as Binder, Martin and Bagnaia fight tooth and nail over every inch of asphalt. But was Bagnaia's briliant manouvre a calculated attack, a happy accident, or both? And how are the tyres involved? Mat and Peter di…
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Jorge Martin has gone soft in the tyres - but has he gone mad as well? Peter and Mat are divided over a choice of tyres, discover that there is a very fine line between bravery and stupidity and consider which riders might want to take a holiday. Welcome to Philip Island, where crazy things are happening and our Wi-Fi can't be trusted. Now come joi…
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This week we’re pushing it to the absolute limit in Indonesia as we look at the aftermath of the race at Mandalika. What limits, you ask? All of them! We’ve got such sights to show you! They said it couldn’t be done...but they did it anyway! See a rider who’s bike handles like a chopper! Witness a man with only one good leg, fighting for the podium…
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Take a long, deep breath and enjoy the silence while it lasts, because chaos is around the corner. It's a mad dash from here to November, taking riders all across the world and through hell and back in a grand final fight for the title. But there is another contest going on behind the screens: the battle between the red shirts and the purple shirts…
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The best of the best are getting wet and wild at Japan as MotoGP goes to Motegi. This week, Peter is deeply impressed (and scared!) when Jorge Martín takes it to the absolute limit and Mat wants to cry for Johann Zarco. Also: all the reasons why Ducati's go fast when the track gets drenched and why you really don't want a steamy helmet... With big …
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"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." Whoever first said that clearly never visited Buddh International Circuit, where the bikes are overheating and the riders are cooking in their leathers. The heat leads Mat and Peter to strange questions, such as: why would Fabio Quartararo do a good job as the world's fastest alarm clock, and w…
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We all know and love a good rivalry, from Achilles and Hector to Rossi and Biagi. Or from The Beatles and the Stones, to Rossi versus Marquez. Rivalries come in all different shapes and sizes, and some don't even involve Il Dottore! This week, we'll take a look at legendary rivalries and the races they made. Does every great rider need an equally g…
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Sad news this week as we say goodbye to Mike Trimby, a legend who helped make MotoGP into the sport we all know and love. Meanwhile, on the track, Mat and Peter see riders pull of some amazing stunts while fighting their own injuries and we even get a sneak peak at some of the interesting figures Mat has diner with... With big thanks as always to B…
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It's time for Aprilia's revenge at Catalunya, as Espargaro and Vinales take home the gold and silver. That's not just fantastic driving, but also some incredible engineering at work. Luckily, Mat and Peter sitting tight around their mikes underneath the Spanish sun and they're ready to tell you all about it. So get ready to learn about a bike that …
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When is a motorbike like an airplane? When Mat and Peter are discussing aero, of course! This week we dive into the field of applied physics that is changing the face of racing as we know it. It's a story of bizarre unintended effects, beginning with some simple tweaks and ending with riders whu use their own limbs as airbrakes and 'dirty air' as a…
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Coming to you straight from the Red Bull Ring in Austria, we've got a packed episode for you this week! Why did Bezzecchi struggle to overtake Jorge Martín? Can everything really be traced back to Viñales ? And what on earth was Mat trying to photograph before the officials send him away? Listen to find out the answers to this and much more, while …
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Imagine you are a rider, fighting for first. Your machine is the fastest thing on two wheels, asphalt flashes by at speeds over 300 km/h and there's no sound but the roaring winds and the scream of an engine tweaked to the peak of its abilities. It's the perfect moment. And then you hit the brakes, bleeding away all that hard-won speed and momentum…
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The wait is over! Yes, MotoGP is back – but more importantly, so are Mat and Peter! It's time to talk Silverstone and Peter's almost recovered from his adventures in Japan. Luckily for us, he’s ready to explain what really happened when Bagnaia seemingly took a little flight over the green. Meanwhile, Mat muses on what it means for modern bikes wit…
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Are you feeling the pressure? Mat and Peter are, as they dive head first into the show's first double feature. Double what, exactly? Double the subjects! We're kicking off the week with the end of our Tire Trilogy, which is totally a real thing which we planned in advance. In this grand finale, Mat takes a look at the Dorna's decision to implement …
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A big change is on the horizon. Pirelli has taken over Dunlop's exclusive contract in Moto3 and Moto2, and in a few years they might make a bid on MotoGP. Big deal, right? Well, clothes might make the man but Mat and Peter explain why it's tires that make the bike. From grip and top speed to balance and a million other little things, they all come …
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We're handing the reins over to you this episode, as Mat and Peter answer your most burning questions. Does Ducati deserve its domination? What really makes Rossi tick? Why doesn't Marquez just put wings on his 2020 bike and call it aero? And should we bring back the Tire Wars? Strap in and get ready - you demanded answers from us, and we're going …
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The sight of a Japanese bike at the front of the grid is starting to look more and more like a thing of the past. Honda and Yamaha are struggling, while Suzuki left the MotoGP entirely. What's going on, and what's going to happen? Join us this week as Peter shares a unique insight into the politics of racing, and Mat discovers that it is, of course…
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Need to get out of a corner, fast? Well, there's a little gizmo for that - and it is changing the way riders are engaging with the track in fundamental ways. This week, the boys give you the lowdown on that most mysterious piece of tech: the Ride Height Device. Banned by the Formula 1 but embraced by Ducati, this little miracle of engineering allow…
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It's time for some teutonic thrills as MotoGP does Sachsenring! The riders give it their all, but is a killer attitude enough when confronted with Ducati's mean machines? Join Mat and Peter as they discuss Italian technology, close calls and a certain rider who DNF'd with his head in his helmet and his helmet in his hands.…
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Mugello becomes the track of close calls this year, as both Marquez brothers take a tumble, Bagnaia takes home first place and Zarco shows some fantastic racing. But how many close calls are too many, and why does this season seem to ask so much of the riders? That's the question bothering Mat and Peter - and with Mat at the track, there's no bette…
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Welcome to Mugello, where the longest strait in MotoGP pushes bikes and riders to their absolute limit. Here, they compete for more than points: they fight for the honour of bringing home first place on perhaps the greatest track in the tournament. It is the shining jewel in MotoGP’s crown, the place where legends are made. But what makes this trac…
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The superbikes are revving up for the Isle of Man TT and Peter has questions. Luckily, Mat has more than enough personal experience to answer them. What are the technical challenges of maintaining a bike in this race? How dangerous is it really? And why do some riders say it's the best experience in the world? Join us as we dive deep into the the r…
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The aftermath of Le Mans has people talking about Bagnaia's comment that he wouldn't mind "a bigger gap between the factory and satellite bikes". But what does he mean, and what does it tell us about the current state of technology in MotoGP? Mat and Peter try to unpack the situation - but they only have thirty minutes before Peter's Ducati-alarm g…
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