Tag: British GP

MotoGP Silverstone: Rins steals it from Marquez

Suzuki rider Alex Rins scored a brilliant victory against Reigning Champion Marc Marquez at Round 12 MotoGP in Silverstone.The margin of win was just 0.013 seconds. Maverick Vinales completed the British GP podium with a third place finish.

Marquez made a perfect start aboard from pole and escaped an incident involving Andrea Dovizioso and Fabio Quartararo, who both crashed out of the race, With the two contenders out, it was an all out fight between Marquez and Rins from that point. Rins had jumped from fifth to third after the contenders crashed out. By the end of the first lap, Rins had put in a pass on Valentino Rossi to take 2nd place, then proceeded to set several fastest laps.

With 12 laps left to go, Rins executed a move on Marquez and the pair exchanged positions back and forth. As Marquez attempted to pull away, Rins stayed on his tail. Even a small moment at Turn 9 with 4 laps to go was not enough to distract Rins from his goal. As the laps ticked down, he looked for every opportunity to overtake his rival, finally pulling off a fantastic move in the final corner to take his second win of the season. The result enabled him to regain 3rd place in the Riders standings.

Vinales finished third as the best rider for Yamaha, having battled Franco Morbidelli and eventually beating his factory team mate for third. The Yamaha rider was less than 3 seconds from the race leaders and had cut the gap to half a second by the final laps. He would end up 0.620s from first.

Rossi hung in there for fourth overall as he wasn‘t able to match the pace of the front-runners due to a lack of grip. He managed his race pace and ended up fourth behind his team mate.

Best Ducati finisher was Danilo Petrucci who topped Jack Miller but behind Cal Crutchlow for seventh.

With second place, Marquez’s 88th podium has equaled Giacomo Agostini’s premier class podium record. The result moves Honda to 45 points clear of Ducati in the constructor and brings the Repsol Honda Team to within 36 points of Ducati in the teams.

The teams now move to the Misano Circuit for a two-day test. Racing resumes at the San Marino GP from 13 – 15 September there.

2019 MotoGP Silverstone results
1        Alex Rins    Suzuki         ESP    40’12.799
2        Marc Marquez     Honda         ESP           00’00.013
3        Maverick Viñales Yamaha      ESP           00’00.620
4        Valentino Rossi   Yamaha      ITA           00’11.439
5        Franco Morbidelli          Yamaha      ITA           00’13.109
6        Cal Crutchlow      Honda         GBR           00’19.169
7        Danilo Petrucci    Ducati         ITA           00’19.682
8        Jack Miller  Honda         AUS   00’20.318
9        Pol Espargaro       KTM  ESP    00’21.079
10      Andrea Iannone  Aprilia         ITA           00’25.144

Riders Standings

1        Marc Marquez     Honda         ESP    250
2        Andrea Dovizioso          Ducati         ITA           172
3        Alex Rins    Suzuki         ESP    149
4        Danilo Petrucci    Ducati         ITA     145
5        Maverick Viñales Yamaha      ESP    118
6        Valentino Rossi   Yamaha      ITA     116
7        Jack Miller  Honda         AUS   94
8        Fabio Quartararo Yamaha      FRA   92
9        Cal Crutchlow      Honda         GBR   88
10      Franco Morbidelli          Yamaha      ITA           69




Hamilton surpasses Mansell to go 2nd on F1 British GP all-time win list


2016 F1 British Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton podium The Formula 1 World Championships at Silverstone marked near the half-way of the current season. Mercedes AMG F1 Team have been the force to be reckoned with in the first ten races, with only Red Bull Racing and Ferrari able to keep up with the most dominant team in F1. Lewis Hamilton confirmed that notion with another victory at the British Grand Prix, his fourth of the season. Team mate and Drivers’ standings leader Nico Rosberg took up second spot for a perfect Mercedes 1 – 2 finish.

Read more

Hamilton races to third F1 British GP win

 2015 F1 British GP Lewis Hamilton The Formula One F1 British GP saw hometown driver Lewis Hamilton capture his third win at Silverstone; his fifth of the season. It was also Hamilton’s 38th career victory. As always, Nico Rosberg played second fiddle in the race on route to his 35th career podium. Ferrari obtained a podium finish courtesy of 4-time Champion Sebastien Vettel, with the Williams of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas in fourth and fifth.

Read more

MotoGP crews face stern Silverstone round

  The MotoGP (Motorcycle Grand Prix Championship) heads for Round 12 at Silverstone, following two consecutive race weekends. The scenario in the championship depicts that Reigning Champion Marc Marquez pretty much has things in the bag for a repeat title after 10 straight wins.

Read more

Hamilton takes fifth win of the season at 2014 F1 British GP

  Lewis Hamilton captured his fifth victory of the season following an emphatic win at Silverstone. Hamilton’s finish at his home GP was one thing, but no one could have predicted who were the other podium finishers; they were Williams’ Valtteri Bottas in second and the second Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo third. Pole sitter and Drivers’ standings leader Nico Rosberg was forced to retire on lap 29 from a gearbox issue.

Read more

F1 British GP: Rosberg obtains fourth pole at Silverstone

  Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg secured his fourth pole position of the season during qualifying for the British Grand Prix, Round 9 of the Formula One World Championships. Despite changing conditions at Silverstone, Rosberg weathered the tough session to score his third pole in the last four Grands Prix and Mercedes’ eighth in the nine GPs thus far.

Read more

MotoGP Silverstone: Marquez tops qualifying after exciting duel with Lorenzo

 2013 British MotoGP Marc Marquez tops qualifying and track record There’s just no stopping Marc Marquez at the moment, following his fourth consecutive win at the previous outing. At Silverstone, he carried on the momentum and conquered the practice sessions right from the word go.

Read more

Nico Rosberg grabs 2nd victory of season at British F1 GP, Silverstone

 2013 British F1 GP Nico Rosberg takes 2nd win of season at Silverstone The Formula One British Grand Prix, the eighth race of the season, saw Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg capture his second victory of the season at the Silverstone Circuit. Rosberg has obtained his third career victory and helped secured the 12th win for Mercedes.

Read more

Lewis Hamilton secures pole in front of home crowd at British F1 GP, Silverstone

 2013 British F1 GP Lewis Hamilton tops qualifying The British Grand Prix, Round 8 of the Formula One World Championships, qualifying saw the two Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg occupy the front row of the grid, following their 1st and 2nd fastest times at the Silverstone Circuit.

Read more