MotoGP: Silverstone Delivers Two Action Packed Races for the British Grand Prix.

Published on August 7, 2023
By Dawn Hammersley

Two races and two different race winners at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Marco Bezzecchi was on pole position, Australian KTM rider Jack Miller lined-up in second place, Alex Marquez qualified in third place. Conditions for the Sprint Race were far from ideal, the British weather was delivering very sketchy conditions.

Sprint Race
Lights out and it was Bezzecchi who got the holeshot, Jack Miller had solid start and launched himself into second place. Miller wasn’t happy with second place and took the lead, GASGAS rider Fernandez got into third place.

As the laps went down there was a seven bike freight train all in the hunt for the sprint victory! with seven laps to go Alex Marquez took the lead, the Spaniard was looking strong as he lead the field.

The rain began to fall again at the British circuit, Marquez was at the front from Bezzecchi, Aprilia rider Maverick Vinales started the race down in eighth place but made his way up to third place.

Alex held off the VR46 rider to take his first MotoGP Sprint Race victory, Marco was second with Vinales taking the final podium spot in third place.

Feature Race
The clouds were looming for the feature MotoGP race but it was a dry start to the race. Jack Miller again was hot off the line and lead the field into turn one, Bezzecchi was in second place until his fellow Italian Pecco Bagnaia made a move for the second place position.

Pecco made his way passed Miller to take control of the proceedings, Aleix Espargaro was the fastest man on circuit and got into third place. Bezzecchi tucked the front of his VR46 machinery at Stowe Corner, the Italian was devastated!

Espargaro was now in second place and KTM’s Brad Binder was in third place. Vinales joined the party and was battling with Binder for third place just as the rain flags came out around the circuit. Maverick backed off slightly due to the conditions but it didn’t put Binder off his pace.

Oliveira got in the mix in the latter stage of the race; dicing with Binder, but yet again the South African rider was just too confident in the tricky conditions!

On the final lap Espargaro blastest past Pecco at Copse Corner to lead the race, Pecco tried his best to retake first position but just couldn’t make the move, the championship leader had to settle for second place as the checkered flag was waved, Binder crossed the line in third place with Oliveira finishing in fourth place, Vinales had another solid race finishing in fifth place.

Featured Images: Olithephoto


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