2022 British MotoGP

Pecco Bagnaia atoned for his Ibizan sins at sun-baked Silverstone on Sunday with a perfectly judged ride to victory, following his runaway win at Assen, before MotoGP went on its five-week mid-season holiday.

At the same time world championship leader Fabio Quartararo’s title defence faltered for the first time, due to a long-lap penalty incurred at Assen (for punting title-rival Aleix Espargaro into the gravel) and a very rare incorrect tyre choice.

Silverstone was even worse for Espargaro. The Aprilia rider started what he had called “the most important three months of my career” with a terrifying 120mph highside during Saturday’s FP4 session, which brought back memories of the good old days/bad old days of 500cc two-strokes.

Race Results

Qualifying

Circuit - Silverstone

Country

Britain

Location

Silverstone, Northamptonshire

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.666 (Miles)

Record

Max Verstappen (Red Bull RB16-Honda), 1m27.097, 151.528 mph, F1, 2020

First Race

1948 RAC Grand Prix

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