I am very proud to announce that my good friend and colleague David Emmett (check the reflection in Nicky’s sunglasses) has been named, not once, but twice in the 2013 Silverstone Media Awards for his coverage of the MotoGP Championship and for his website MotoMatters.

For the third year in a row, David has been named the Best MotoGP Blogger, something we already knew here at Asphalt & Rubber, which is why we feature his work, and this year marks David’s first time as the series’ top account on Twitter.

David is too humble to do anything other than announce his hat-trick of trophies, but I have no problems saying that his work is the definitive source for MotoGP commentary.

David’s true journalistic ethic and keen understanding of the internet as a medium of information has quickly distinguished him from his colleagues in the MotoGP paddock, and for all the hard work of his that we read on our computer screens, there is an iceberg of change underneath MotoGP’s murky waters that he has brought about.

Keep up the excellent work my good friend, I think I speak for all the Asphalt & Rubber readers when I say that Silverstone couldn’t have recognized a better man in MotoGP.

If you want to help support David’s site MotoMatters, you can take out a subscription; get one of the stunning MotoMatters.com 2014 Motorcycle Racing Calendars; buy a print from Scott Jones’ website; or simply make a donation.

Photo: © 2013 Scott Jones / Scott Jones Photography – All Rights Reserved

  • sunstroke

    Congrats to David. Epic Scott Jones photo as well

  • Gutterslob

    Congrats on the hat-trick Mr. Emmett.

  • Jw

    I have become a better enthusiast of the sport from reading his work.

    Thank you

  • Motobell

    Super fantabulously well deserved!

  • KSW


    Congratulations mate! I only hope that cash strapped Dorna recognizes your work enough to stop making you pay for the privilege of promoting there brand.

    Keep up the great work.


  • KSW


    Kudos to Scott as well for the images that go with those words. Who would be ‘watching’ if not for photos?

  • Well done!