British Grand Prix Race Results
1. Maverick VIÑALES (25) Team Suzuki Ecstar SUZUKI
2. Cal CRUTCHLOW (35) LCR Honda HONDA
3. Valentino ROSSI (46) Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA
4. Marc MARQUEZ (93), Repsol Honda Team HONDA
5. Dani PEDROSA (26) Repsol Honda Team HONDA
6. Andrea DOVIZIOSO (4) Ducati Team DUCATI
7. Aleix ESPARGARO (41) Team Suzuki Ecstar SUZUKI
8. Jorge LORENZO (99) Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA
9. Danilo PETRUCCI (9) OCTO Pramac Yakhnich DUCATI
10. Alvaro BAUTISTA (19) Aprilia Racing Team Gresini APRILIA
11. Yonny HERNANDEZ (68) Aspar Team MotoGP DUCATI
12. Eugene LAVERTY (50) Aspar Team MotoGP DUCATI
13. Alex LOWES (22) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
14. Hector BARBERA (8) Avintia Racing DUCATI
15. Tito RABAT (53) Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS HONDA
16. Jack MILLER (43) Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS HONDA
17. Scott REDDING (45) OCTO Pramac Yakhnich DUCATI

DNF: Andrea IANNONE (29) Ducati Team DUCATI
DNF: Stefan BRADL (6) Aprilia Racing Team Gresini APRILIA
DNF: Loris BAZ (76) Avintia Racing DUCATI
DNF: Pol ESPARGARO (44) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA

Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) has taken a historic first win for Suzuki since their return to the championship, as the 2013 Moto3 world champion was in a class of his own at the Octo British Grand Prix to become the seventh winner so far in 2016. Viñales, who got his first podium in Le Mans in the French GP, got a front row start and simply pulled away once away in the lead - putting in an incredible performance to cross the line 3.4 seconds clear. After an almighty battle behind, it was home hero and pole sitter Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who completed the podium. It was a fitting race for Rossi's 20th start in the premier class, as he became the first rider to hit the milestone.

Maverick Viñales, Team Suzuki Ecstar
Maverick Viñales, Team Suzuki Ecstar©Motorcyclist

There was Lap 1 drama as the Octo British Grand Prix got underway, with rain threatening the grid and bike swaps practiced in morning Warm Up. With the initial lights out, it was Viñales at the front, before an incident between Loris Baz (Avintia Racing) and Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha tech 3) brought out the red flag and the two riders went to the medical center. On the restart, the front row of the grid of Crutchlow, Rossi and Viñales fought for the lead, with Crutchlow taking the position early before Viñales got through to pull away.

Silverstone restart.
Silverstone restart after first-lap incident involving Loris Baz and Pol Espargaro.©Motorcyclist

With Viñales away at the front, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) led a five-bike train of Rossi, Crutchlow, Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) and Marquez' teammate Dani Pedrosa in the chase, with reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) having a difficult race as he circulated in P8 despite his stunning record at the British venue. With Rossi then taking over in P2, Viñales was still over two seconds clear and the chase was on.

Andrea Iannone, Ducati Team, and Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda.
Andrea Iannone, Ducati Team, and Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda.©Motorcyclist
P2 finish for Cal Crutchlow before his hometown crowd.
P2 finish for Cal Crutchlow before his hometown crowd.©Motorcyclist

Iannone, after making his way to the front of the chasing group, then lost his Ducati with six laps to go and suffered a DNF, leaving Crutchlow in P2 and Rossi and Marquez to duel it out. With the Italian and the Spaniard the two men at the top of the championship - although Marquez 53 points clear - it was a battle royal for points, pride and supremacy as the two fought. With characteristic hard racing and some incredible moves from each, Marquez eventually broke away from his Italian title rival to close on Crutchlow - before running deep and dropping back behind teammate Pedrosa into P5, into another battle that he just won to come home P4. Pedrosa had a calmer ride than his teammate to the top five, but looked to have made an incredible leap forward in the setup of his Repsol Honda as he got back to running in the front group at the British GP.

Rivals Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez battling for third position.
Rivals Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez battling for third position.©Motorcyclist
Aleix Espargaro on the second Team Suzuki Ecstar GSX-RR finishing in P7.
Aleix Espargaro on the second Team Suzuki Ecstar GSX-RR finishing in P7.©Motorcyclist

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) came home P6 in a solid ride despite having twisted his knee in a testing crash ahead of the event, with Aleix Espargaro on the second Team Suzuki Ecstar similarly riding after a recent hand injury to come home P7. 5-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo crossed the line eighth after struggling for grip, with Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Yakhnich) and Alvaro Bautista (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) completing the top ten. Home hero Scott Redding (Octo Pramac Yakhnich) was the last to cross the line after a crash, with compatriot and replacement rider Alex Lowes coming home in P13 on the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 in a solid first MotoGP performance.   The grid now heads for Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for the next race on September 9-11, with Marquez still 50 points clear at the front, despite Rossi taking a small amount of points back from the Spaniard's lead in the battle of Britain.

Silverstone Moto2 podium
On the Moto2 podium, Tom Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) has taken the win in the intermediate class at the British GP. Franco Morbidelli is in P2 and Takaaki Nakagami in P3.©Motorcyclist
Brad Binder wins the Moto3 battle of Britain.
Brad Binder (41) wins the Moto3 battle of Britain.©Motorcyclist