2014 Silverstone MotoGP Race Result: Pulsating Head-To-Head Contest
Full Recap and Results Below:
Marc Marquez has taken his eleventh victory out of twelve races this season following an enthralling race-long dice with Jorge Lorenzo at Silverstone. Under cloudy sunshine Lorenzo and Marquez managed to build a lead of over a second by lap six and the two Spaniards exchanged blows and extended their advantage as the laps wound on, lapping with equal consistency and pace. As the race entered it's closing stages the pair remained locked nose to tail, Marquez stalking Lorenzo relentlessly. The Championship leader took the lead with seven laps remaining and looked to break away instantly.
Marquez wasn't to have it all his own way as Lorenzo responded and reclaimed the lead two laps later following a rare error from the #93. Marquez recovered instantly however to barge past Lorenzo and take over at the front heading onto the final two laps. Despite one huge scare halfway through the penultimate lap, Marquez held on to take victory by a relatively comfortable seven tenths of a second. Given the way his weekend started Lorenzo could take consolation in his ability to match Marquez's pace for the entirety of the race and earn a deserved second place.
Valentino Rossi, Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso were apart of the leading group of six riders in the early stages but were eventually left to scrap it out for the final podium place. 'The Doctor' came out on top to beat both Pedrosa and his compatriot Dovizioso across the line in his record-breaking 246th Grand Prix start. Pol Espargaro finished in sixth place almost 20 seconds behind Dovizioso, he was a further two seconds clear of Stefan Bradl and Andrea Iannone who had a close fight in the final laps. Open class riders Aleix Espargaro and home town hero Scott Redding rounded out the top ten placings.
|9||7||41||Aleix ESPARGARO||Forward Yamaha||33.455|
|15||1||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||Forward Yamaha||59.164|
|20||63||Mike DI MEGLIO||Avintia||+1'34.939|
|22||38||Bradley SMITH||Yamaha||1 Lap|
|19||Alvaro BAUTISTA||Honda||2 Laps|