MOTO GP – British GP – Race
A cloudy, windy and dry day saw the riders getting ready for the 2021 British GP at Silverstone. A Respol honda of Pol Espargaro was leading the group from pole position, with championship contenders on top spots of the grid.
As the lights were off, Pol Espargaro hold the lead at the start, with Bagnaia closing the lap at 2nd and his brother Aleix Espargaro on 3rd, followed by Quartararo, Miller and Rossi respectively. Both Spaniards Jorge Martin and Marquez couldn’t finish the first lap of the race.
Both Espargaro brothers were leading the race after the 2nd lap, but Fabio Quartararo eventually passed Bagnaia and Aleix to only be behind the race leader. Eventually Quartararo made a move on Pol Espargaro and started to escape from the rest of the riders.
With Fabio far away on the lead, the interest on track went to both Alex Rins and Joan Mir, as both riders were slowly climbing for positions. Overtaking both Bagnaia and Miller and on the hunt of both Espargaro brothers at front. Rins eventually made a move on Aleix Espargaro and was 2nd with +3 seconds behind Quartararo. Eventually Joan Mir lost some pace and fell behind on the group.
The final battle was between Rins, Aleix and Miller. After Pol made a mistake and went wide on lap 16th. With a fierce battle and intense chase, all 3 riders manage to keep their respective positions at the finish line.
1. Fabio Quartararo /// 2. Alex Rins /// 3. Aleix Espagaro
4. Jack Miller /// 5. Pol Espargaro /// 6. Brad Binder
7. Iker Lecuona /// 8. Alex Marquez /// 9. Joan Mir
10. Danilo Petrucci /// 11. Johann Zarco /// 12. Enea Bastianini
13. Takaaki Nakagami /// 14. Francesco Bagnaia /// 15. Luca Marini
16. Miguel Oliveira /// 17. Cal Crutchlow ///18. Valentino Rossi
19. Jake Dixon
DNF: Marc Marquez, Jorge Martin
Another big result for Quartararo and Yamaha who massively extends their championship lead. Great result for Alex as Suzuki returns to the podium and a historic result for Aleix Espargaro, as an Aprilia rider steps in the podium for the first time. Prize of great hardwork and bike development.
We’ll be back on Spain for the 3rd time for the Aragon GP on 2 weeks.