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Silverstone MotoGP Results

Alex Rins (Suzuki) engaged in a close battle with Marc Marquez (Honda) much of the race earlier today at Silverstone. Rins ultimately passed Marquez in the final corner to win the race by less than a wheel length (see photo). Maverick Vinales (Yamaha) was the fastest rider on the track over the final few laps, and closed the gap to the two leaders, but ultimately finished third.

Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) high-sided in the very first corner of the race causing Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) to hit his bike and crash spectacularly. Dovizioso was taken to the hospital for observation with Ducati posting the following on Twitter:

After the big crash on lap 1 @AndreaDovizioso has nothing broken but has been transferred to Coventry Hospital for further checks due to a severe blow to the head that caused a momentary loss of memory.

Marquez stretches his already sizeable points lead in the championship. Follow this link to full race results. For additional details and points, visit the official MotoGP site.


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19 Comments

  1. Neil says:

    Nicely done Rins! The Zook is faster with Rins riding. Smoooth. Fabio was a fool. Should be suspended for taking out Dovi.

  2. joe b says:

    I too thought Lorenzo, would be more comfortable on the Honda when he changed from Ducati. I realize now, how good the Ducati is, or how difficult the Honda is. Anxious for him to get healthy and comfortable on the Honda. It took a while when he went to Ducati.

  3. fred says:

    I’m still content imagining a Honda team with Marquez and a healthy Lorenzo. Still the dream team.

  4. Provologna says:

    For multiple reasons I just love that photo. One the one hand, Rins wins, and it’s always interesting when someone not named Marquez wins a MotoGP race. OTOH, it seems like Rins may have risked losing by unnecessarily increasing wind drag with his “peak” at MM, but he just could not stand the suspense of waiting to learn the outcome.

  5. Hot Dog says:

    The new track surface is superb as everyone was singing accolades and praising it. When Silverstone identified their track surface problem, they jumped on it right away. Meanwhile back at the ranch(COTA), their response to an undulating irregular surface is defecating. Apparently ignoring the problem will make it go away and that’ll probably be the race itself.

  6. mickey says:

    Not exactly low horsepower but more of a curvy good handling thru the corners track which benefits Yamahas and Suzukis. Ducatis are slow mid corners, and the Hondas are also a handful mid corner but Marquez manhandlles his Honda, where Crutclow, Nakagami, and Lorenzo are not as good at it.

  7. Dave says:

    Is Silverstone regarded as a “low horsepower” track? The finishing order is top heavy with Yamahas and a Suzuki. To read the commentary, both are said to be fatally under-powered.

  8. fred says:

    It was a good race. Apparently Fabio had a concussion, and perhaps Dovi as well. Hopefully they will recover fully. Concussions can have long-term effects, especially if repeated.

    Was glad to see Lorenzo made it through the race without incident, and was improving his pace.

    My opinion that Rossi will not win another MotoGP race is still intact, but he is still doing better than most of the field. Part of his problem is expectations. After so many years of winning, just being a consistent top-5 finisher seems like failure.

    Marquez has the same issue. Even though the season is only 2/3 complete, his points-per-race average (20.83) is higher than any season average for the last 20 years, except for Lorenzo’s average in 2010 (21.28). Of the 5 races that he has come in 2nd this year, 4 were by less than 1/4 of a second, and 3 were less than a tenth. When he wins, he wins big, when he comes in second, he loses small.

    Rins did a great job. Vinales, again, did great at the end, but still lost a bit to much in the early part of the race.

    The last third of the season may not be a nail-biter as far as the championship goes, but there should be quite a few good races left.

  9. Jeremy says:

    Great finish! Rins’s coner speed out of the final turn was amazing. He was going to cross the line first or crash trying. Good on him.

    Yeah, Mickey, the Suzuki seems like it would fit both Lorenzo and Zarco like a glove, at least from the perspective of we casual observers. Both are down and out, so it probably wouldn’t be too hard to scoop up Zarco for a one-bike satellite for 2020. Ducati is at least interested in Lorenzo (and I suspect Yamaha will bee too,) so he might be a tougher grab.

    That would be pretty funny if it played out though. Suzuki would have a three-time premier class champ and a two-time Moto2 champ, both of whom have proven themselves to be very fast on a GP bike just last year… on their satellite team.

  10. Hot Dog says:

    Rins was brilliant by squaring up the corner to get drive. Mark tried to block Alex’s line by holding a tight line on the inside of the corner but drifted wide. Great fun!

  11. Pedro says:

    I like the cut of your jib.

  12. mickey says:

    Imagine a satellite Suzuki team with Lorenzo and Zarco

  13. xLaYN says:

    So nice to see both Suzuki and Rins on that point where they can have the opportunity to fight and win!

  14. TRINI66 says:

    I think Zarco is mentally drained ,after that attempt to move up the inside of Oliveira where there was zero chance of making a safe pass indicates he is not thinking clearly , maybe he needs to quit now before he gets seriuosly hurt or hurts someone else.Once again Marquez does the hard work and then someone else gets the glory ,great finish makes it more interesting

  15. mickey says:

    What a move by Rins. Great ride by Vinales. More points for Marquez.

    Hope Dovi and quartaro are not badly hurt. Heck of a crash especially for Dovi

    Funniest comment by the commentators after Zarco takes out Olivera.. “What are they going to do, fire him?”

  16. DucDynasty says:

    What a finish!