The British MotoGP round saw yet another win from Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP rider and current championship leader, Fabio Quartararo, took home his fifth victory on the season in Silverstone yesterday. Although it was a textbook Yamaha win, the battle between manufacturers was arguably the closest one yet in the modern MotoGP era.
The race started out with a battle between the two Espargaro brothers, Pol and Aleix. For the first time in a while, we saw the front being helmed by a Repsol Honda bike followed by another first, an Aprilia fighting for the lead. Quartararo wasn't too far behind before making his move on both brothers on his Yamaha M1.
Once the chequered flag was waved, the top six spots were concluded with six different manufacturers - Yamaha, Suzuki, Aprilia, Ducati, Honda, and KTM. Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) finished second, whereas Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) gifted Aprilia its first podium finish.
The rest was followed by Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) who also gifted us with an Italian manufacturer battle in the very last lap with Aprilia's Aleix Espargaro, Pol Espargaro (Repsol Honda), and Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) finishing in fourth, fifth, and sixth respectively.
Fabio Quartaro now leads the championship with 206 points, followed by defending world champion, Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar), with 141 points, and Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati) with 137 points. The next round will take place in Aragon, Spain, from 10-12 September 2021.