British MotoGP: Quartararo wins, Espargaro earns Aprilia historic podium - Motor Informed

British MotoGP: Quartararo wins, Espargaro earns Aprilia historic podium

Quartararo took the lead on lap 5 of 20 and eased away from the remainder of the sphere to open up a spot of 65 factors within the championship over reigning world champion Joan Mir, who was ninth within the race.

Honda’s Pol Espargaro transformed his first pole for the Japanese marque into the holeshot at first with Quartararo and Aleix Espargaro on the Aprilia slotting in behind.

After a sluggish launch, Francesco Bagnaia threw his Ducati up the within of Quartararo and Aleix Espargaro take briefly take second from them, whereas drama unfolded behind.

After a near-miss at Stowe between Pramac’s Jorge Martin and Marc Marquez, the Honda rider made contact with Martin at Membership nook and took each out of the race.

Aleix Espargaro took second away from Bagnaia at Brooklands on the finish of the primary lap to make it an Espargaro 1-2 because the leaders roared onto the second tour.

The highest 4 of Pol and Aleix Espargaro, Bagnaia and Quartararo already had six tenths between themselves and the pack behind on the second lap.

Alex Rins, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Alex Rins, Group Suzuki MotoGP

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Quartararo demoted Bagnaia on the next tour earlier than passing Aleix Espargaro moments later to guide the chase on the Honda-mounted Pol Espargaro.

On lap 5 Quartararo scythed up the within of Pol Espargaro on the quick Farm left kink to take the lead, with the Yamaha rider instantly shifting six tenths out of attain now in clear air.

Aleix Espargaro discovered his approach by way of on Pol on the Vale on lap six, however Quartararo was easing away on the entrance and would rapidly discover himself over three seconds clear.

In a position to handle his tyres on the entrance of the sphere, Quartararo eased to his fifth win of a 2021 marketing campaign he’s quick taking management of.

Suzuki’s Alex Rins had labored his approach as much as second at simply over mid-distance and stage-managed his race from that time to maintain a maintain of the runner up spot.

Jack Miller placed on a late cost for the rostrum on his manufacturing facility Ducati and piled the strain on Aleix Espargaro within the closing levels.

Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing Group Gresini

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

The Australian launched a raid on third into the Village nook on the ultimate lap, however Espargaro drew alongside on the skin and reduce beneath Miller on the Loop to retake the place.

Operating a line of defense by way of Brooklands and Membership, Espargaro fended Miller off by zero.149 seconds to safe the first-ever podium for Aprilia within the trendy MotoGP period – and Espargaro’s first within the premier class since Aragon 2014.

Pol Espargaro accomplished the highest 5 for his finest results of his debut Honda season, with Brad Binder making a late cost for sixth on the manufacturing facility KTM.

Iker Lecuona trailed Binder house in seventh on the Tech3 KTM to safe his best-ever dry MotoGP end result, whereas Alex Marquez (LCR Honda) headed Mir and the sister Tech3 KTM of Danilo Petrucci.

Johann Zarco had a troublesome afternoon in 11th on the Pramac Ducati, with Avintia’s Enea Bastianini and LCR’s Takaaki Nakagami shuffling Bagnaia again to a mystifying 14th.

The ultimate level went to the sister Avintia Ducati of Luca Marini, whereas KTM’s Miguel Oliveira, Yamaha’s Cal Crutchlow and Petronas SRT duo Valentino Rossi and Jake Dixon rounded out the 19 categorised finishers.

British MotoGP race outcomes – 20 laps 



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