Marc Marquez lost to Alex Rince in a duel at Silverstone

Marc Marquez lost to Alex Rince in a duel at Silverstone

August 25, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Suzuki racer Alex Rince in the last corner won the British Grand Prix MotoGP, 0.013 seconds ahead of championship leader Mark Marquez.

Marc Marquez started off the pole and took the lead, and perhaps the key event of the season happened behind him: Fabio Cuartararo lost his motorcycle on unheated tires and sent Andrea Dovizioso in flight, who, like on a springboard, flew up an opponent on Yamaha and flew out saddles, unpleasantly falling from a two-meter height, while the Italian bike caught fire.

Both riders were immediately sent to the medical center. The official broadcast showed Quartararo in the pits after the finish – the Frenchman limped, but it seems that there were no fractures. But Davy, according to official Twitter Ducati, was sent to Coventry Hospital for a more thorough examination – a strong blow to the head even led to a short-term memory loss.

In the race, Rins quickly passed Valentino Rossi and rushed in pursuit of Marquez, who did not have time to create a big gap. On lap nine, Alex managed to take the lead in the Maggotts turn for a short while, but on the direct Hangar Straight, the Suzuki engine could not oppose Honda, and Marquez regained the lead.

The situation was repeated two laps to the end, and at the final turn on the highway there was a denouement. Realizing that nothing shines on him, Rince prepared an attack in the last bunch of turns – these are slow Brooklands and Luffield – and brilliantly realized the advantage of Suzuki, following Marquez along the inner path.

The podium was supplemented by Maverick Vinales, on the seventh lap ahead of Valentino Rossi and almost able to get involved in the fight for the victory – Yamaha rider lost to Rince at the finish of only six tenths. The battle for fifth place was fought by Franco Morbidelli and Cal Kratchlow, and the British still lost. Danilo Petrucci and Jack Miller, starting from the first row, closed the top 8.

Joan Zarko, who left KTM at the end of the season, managed to face the sister team driver Miguel Oliveira, and Jorge Lorenzo, who returned to the ranks, finished only 14th.

The next stage of MotoGP, the Grand Prix of San Marino, will be held in Italian Misano September 14-15.