The Hertz British Grand Prix saw a great battle between Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo won by Marquez as he made an immediate return to winning ways, with Valentino Rossi joining them on the podium.
Lorenzo took the initiative to pull out in front in the early stages but Marquez stayed with the front group and took the fight to his rival. Marquez had the pace to catch Lorenzo, but made two slight errors, giving Lorenzo the opportunity to retake the lead twice.
The pair battled right to the last lap, even touching at one stage and with Repsol Honda’s Marquez eventually crossing the line 0.732s ahead of Lorenzo. The result sees Marquez become the first rider since Valentino Rossi in 2005 to win 11 MotoGP races in a single season and also sees him return to victory after his fourth place at Brno.
Nine-time World Champion Rossi was chased hard for third by the experienced pair of Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso.
Rossi made it onto the rostrum but was trailed by just 0.175s by Pedrosa and 0.544s by Dovizioso. ‘The Doctor’ set a new outright record of 246 starts in the premier class of Grand Prix racing in the Silverstone contest.
Pol Espargaro won a battle for sixth place as his impressive rookie campaign continued. Stefan Bradl, Andrea Iannone, Aleix Espargaro and top British finisher Scott Redding completed the top ten.
Cal Crutchlow was down in 12th, whilst Bradley Smith was 22nd after sustaining a cracked wheel.
Alvaro Bautista crashed out towards the end of the race, ruining his quest for a top ten finish.