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, whilst Valentino Rossi joined 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 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 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 (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) was chased hard for third by the experienced pair of Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team).
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 (Monster Yamaha Tech3) won a battle for sixth place as his impressive rookie campaign continued. Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP), Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing), Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) and top British finisher Scott Redding (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) completed the top ten.
Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team) was down in 12th, whilst Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3) was 22nd after experiencing a rear end problem.
Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) crashed out towards the end of the race, ruining his quest for a top ten finish.
Race Result: Silverstone, Sunday, August 31, 2014
Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 173.2 40'51.8352 20 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 173.2 +0.7323 16 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 172.6 +8.5194 13 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 172.6 +8.6945 11 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 172.6 +9.2386 10 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 171.5 +24.7467 9 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 171.3 +26.7178 8 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 171.3 +26.9109 7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 170.9 +33.45510 6 45 Scott REDDING GBR GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 170.5 +39.09411 5 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 170.4 +40.25512 4 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Ducati Team Ducati 170.2 +43.02713 3 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Honda 169.6 +52.24514 2 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Drive M7 Aspar Honda 169.1 +58.98115 1 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 169.1 +59.16416 2 Leon CAMIER GBR Drive M7 Aspar Honda 168.7 +1'05.68017 70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 168.3 +1'10.93918 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Octo IodaRacing Team ART 167.9 +1'16.83419 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Avintia 167.9 +1'16.90420 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 166.7 +1'34.93921 23 Broc PARKES AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 166.5 +1'38.44222 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 157.6 1 Lap
Not Classified19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 171.4 2 Laps