In an exhilarating finish, Spain’s Aleix Espargaro claimed the British Grand Prix title, besting the reigning MotoGP champion, Francesco Bagnaia, on the last lap at Silverstone.
Espargaro, the Aprilia rider, savored his first victory of the season, with Ducati’s Bagnaia finishing as the runner-up, having led from the second lap onwards.
Bagnaia, an Italian rider, expanded his lead in the championship to 41 points, following Marco Bezzecchi’s crash.
Brad Binder of South Africa, representing KTM, rounded out the podium finishers.
Six-time world champion Marc Marquez experienced a crash after a collision with Ducati rider Enea Bastianini, with only five laps left to go.
The Spanish rider from Honda has been absent from five out of nine races this season and hasn’t finished a race since the Malaysian GP last October.
The Austrian GP in Spielberg is scheduled for 20 August.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about MotoGP British Grand Prix
Who won the MotoGP British Grand Prix?
Aleix Espargaro of Spain, riding for Aprilia, won the MotoGP British Grand Prix.
How did Francesco Bagnaia perform in the British Grand Prix?
Francesco Bagnaia, the defending MotoGP champion from Italy, led the race from the second lap but ultimately finished second to Aleix Espargaro.
Who completed the podium at the British Grand Prix?
South Africa’s Brad Binder, riding for KTM, completed the podium at the British Grand Prix.
What happened to Marc Marquez during the British Grand Prix?
Six-time champion Marc Marquez crashed out after colliding with Ducati rider Enea Bastianini with only five laps remaining. This crash led to discussions about his possible retirement.
When is the next race after the British Grand Prix?
The Austrian GP in Spielberg is the next race, scheduled for 20 August.