Full Report and Results Below:
Jorge Lorenzo has taken a famous victory at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The Yamaha rider got a lightning start off the line and it was only Marc Marquez who could keep up with his countryman in the early running. Lorenzo and Marquez streaked away from the rest of the field until Dani Pedrosa, who made an uncharacteristically poor start, had cleared Rossi, Bautista and Bradl ahead of him. He began to close the two and a half second gap to Lorenzo and Marquez, breaking the circuit lap record several times in the process. Having latched onto the back of the leading duo he was unable to find a way through and would find himself as something of a spectator to the drama that would unfold in the latter stages.
A memorable last lap stoush exploded between Lorenzo and Marquez with positions swapping several times in the final corners and the reigning champion coming out on top. Lorenzo's resilience sent a strong message to the young pretender to his throne and it also means that he claws back five valuable points in the chase for the 2013 championship crown.
Dani Pedrosa rode home in third place over a second behind the leaders but some eleven seconds ahead of Valentino Rossi and Alvaro Bautista. The two were involved in a familiar race long scrap for fourth, while Stefan Bradl, Cal Crutchlow, Nicky Hayden, Bradley Smith and Aleix Espargaro rounded out the top ten.
There were crashes for Lukas Pesek and Andrea Dovizioso, thankfully both riders were unhurt.
|14||5||Colin EDWARDS||FTR Kawasaki||+1'01.843|
|16||14||Randy DE PUNIET||ART||+1'09.063|
|17||71||Claudio CORTI||FTR Kawasaki||+1'16.474|
|21||67||Bryan STARING||FTR Honda||+2'00.635|
|4||Andrea Dovizioso||Ducati||2 Laps|
|52||Lukas Pesek||Ioda-Suter||19 Laps|