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Normality resumes at Silverstone as Marquez wins British GP

Marc Marquez ensured that the Czech GP was just a one off as he took victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The championship leader took his 11th win out of 12 races after getting the better of Jorge Lorenzo in an intense race-long battle.

The 21-year-old put in the race winning move with just three laps remaining as he sat Lorenzo up to take the lead.

Marquez and Lorenzo had a great fight for the lead

Marquez and Lorenzo had a great fight for the lead

Behind the top two riders there was a great battle for the final step of the podium, with Valentino Rossi getting the better of Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso.

Todays race was Rossi’s 246th in the premier class which surpasses the old record set by Alex Barros.

It was a mixed race for the British riders, with Bradley Smith suffering from a mechanical issue with 10 laps remaining when he was up in sixth position.

Scott Redding completed a great weekend by finishing in 10th position on his open class Gresini Honda but Cal Crutchlow struggled on his Ducati yet again and finished down in 12th.

It was Lorenzo who had the best start as he took the lead going into the first corner by overtaking both Dovizioso and Marquez.

A.Espargaro also made a good start and was battling with Rossi and Dovizioso in the early stages of the race.

He would eventually lose out of the factory bikes and fall back down sixth place as Rossi managed to get the better of Dovizioso for third position.

At the front, Lorenzo was trying his best to extend his lead but Marquez was having none of it and was staying put with the Yamaha,  biding his time as he has done in most races this season.

Pedrosa soon realised that he needed to make his move if he was to have any chance of challenging Lorenzo and Marquez. He did exactly that with 12 laps remaining as he overtook Rossi for third place.

Rossi finished on the podium in his record-breaking race-start

Rossi finished on the podium in his record-breaking race-start

The race winner last time out in Brno was unable to make progress though and was actually caught a re-passed by Rossi four laps later, with Dovizioso also seeing an opening and pushing Pedrosa down to fifth in the process.

A lap later Marquez made his move at the front and appeared to gap Lorenzo instantly. Many viewers at home would have been worried at this point as this was vintage Marquez… Waiting for the right moment and then riding off into the distance.

This was not be the case though as Marquez went wide with five laps remaining, allowing Lorenzo to re-take the lead of the race.

Battle commenced a couple of laps later as Marquez tried to make his move yet again. The pair nearly touched as Lorenzo refused to allow the champion past him.

Marquez had his way at the next corner though with a harsh move down the inside which sat Lorenzo up out of his seat.

Marquez would not be foiled this time and he quickly opened up a gap and took the chequered flag once again in 2014.

Moto GP British GP Results

1. Marquez
2. Lorenzo
3. Rossi
4. Pedrosa
5. Dovizioso
8. Ianonne 
9. A.Espargaro 
10. Redding 

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