The MotoGP British Grand Prix was held this Sunday, which corresponded to the 12th date of the calendar, and the leader of the championship is still the Frenchman Fabio Quartaro (Yamaha) with 180 points ahead of the Spanish Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia), who has 158 units, and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati), who won the race and reached 131.
In the British GP, Quartaro, the last champion and defending champion, finished eighth and scored eight points. Bagnaia (Ducati) took 25 for the victory he got escorted by Maverick Viñales (Aprilia) and the Australian Jack Miller (Ducati). The Spanish obtained 20 units and the Australian, 16.
Bagnaia won his eighth race since participating in MotoGP and the fourth of the season because he previously won in Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. “The team did an amazing job. I consider this win at Silverstone the best of my career. It is never easy to win and today we suffer more. It wasn’t easy, because all weekend we had adhesion problems on the rear tire, we had to continue”, said the Italian after winning.
- Along with Quartaro, who is the most regular in the tournament and won three competitions (Portugal, Barcelona and Germany), the victories were shared in the last five dates and in seven of the last eight.
- Enea Bastianini (Ducati) also won three races in the season: in Qatar, the United States and Le Mans (France).
- The Portuguese Miguel Oliveira (KTM) won in Indonesia and Espargaró in Termas de Río Hondo, the date that Argentina has on the calendar.
The next date will be August 21 in Austria. Then there will be another six days in San Marino, Aragon (Spain), Japan, Thailand, Australia, Malaysia and again in Spain.
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