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Thread: MotoGP 2016: Maverick Vinales wins British MotoGP for Suzuki

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    Default MotoGP 2016: Maverick Vinales wins British MotoGP for Suzuki

    Maverick Vinales has claimed his first MotoGP victory at the British MotoGP round at Silverstone Circuit riding for Suzuki. This was Suzukiís 1st MotoGP win after its comeback in the premier class, as it has not won a race since Chris Vermeulen at Le Mans in 2007.

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    The race was restarted as it was red flagged after the first lap crash of Pol Espargaro, Yamaha Tech 3 and Loris Baz, Ducati. The Spanish rider got the front row start and didnít look back, pulling away to win by more than 3 second lead.

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    The British rider Cal Crutchlow finished second on the home ground, 3.5s from Vinales and just 0.583secs ahead of Valentino Rossi. After a fierce battle with Rossi and Crutchlow, Marc Marquez ran wide while trying to overtake Crutchlowís bike and ran wide enough to lose two positions. He ended up crossing the finish line in 4th.

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    Overall, the Silverstone race was probably the best race of the season for a variety of reasons. A new winner in Maverick Vinales, a confident Cal Crutchlow taking 2nd in his home Grand Prix and Valentino Rossi coming in 3rd after a fierce battle with Marc Marquez.

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    We have had 7 different winners in the premier class so far, who would have thought of this at the beginning of the year!

    British GP standings:

    1. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Suzuki 39 minutes 3.559 seconds

    2. Cal Crutchlow (GB) Honda +3.480

    3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha +4.063

    4. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda +5.992

    5. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda +6.381

    6. Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati +12.303

    7. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Suzuki +16.672

    8. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha +19.432

    9. Danilo Petrucci (Ita) Ducati +25.618

    10. Alvaro Bautista (Spa) Aprilia +32.084

    MotoGP standings:

    1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 210 points

    2. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 160

    3. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 146

    4. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Suzuki 125

    5. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda 120

    6. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati 96

    7. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 89

    8. Cal Crutchlow (GB) Honda 86

    9. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha 81

    10. Hector Barbera (Spa) Ducati 78

    News Source: MotoGP Race Report - MotoGP Great Britain: Maverick Vinales, Suzuki win British MotoGP!
    Last edited by NewsReaper; 09-05-2016 at 03:14 PM.

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