Marc fought for the podium until the penultimate lap.
The British Grand Prix provided a thrilling spectacle with the MotoGP race, in which Marc Márquez fought for the podium until the penultimate lap. A group consisting of Cal Crutchlow, Valentino Rossi, Andrea Iannone, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa battled for second place during the race, behind eventual maiden racewinner Maverick Viñales. In an attempt to pass Crutchlow for second, two laps from the chequered flag, Marquez ran wide and lost places to Rossi and Pedrosa. The World Championship leader managed to overtake his teammate on the final lap, as both finished just one second off the podium. With two-thirds of the season completed, Marquez still leads the series with 210 points, 50 ahead of his nearest rival.
Marc Márquez: “Today was one of those difficult Sundays because there were many ways of approaching the race, with many options for both the front and rear tyres. Perhaps we got it wrong with the front, because we chose the soft tyre, but that was what we thought was best before the race. I realised the mistake once the race was underway, and from there I decided to make the most of the situation. It’s a pity that I went wide under braking when fighting for second place, but in the end we rectified the situation quite well. We finished fourth and only lost three points from our overall advantage, which is what matters to us.”