Andrea Dovizioso wins 2017 British MotoGP: Rossi finishes third behind Vinales

Meanwhile, former championship leader Marc Marquez finishes in a cloud of smoke.

By: | Published: August 27, 2017 10:04 PM

It was a shocking end to a gripping race as Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso won the British Moto GP at Silverstone, and took Marc Marquez’s position in the rider’s championship. Meanwhile, the former championship leader ended the race with a mechanical problem. Dovi snatched the lead from Valentino Rossi with three laps to go, to win his second race on the trot after Austrian Moto GP. Rossi finished in third place behind his team-mate Maverick Vinales. The win puts Dovizioso nine points clear of the former championship leader Marc Marquez. “I pushed 100 per cent the last two laps but I put my bike in the right position and was able to win the battle with Maverick” Dovizioso quoted to BT Sport. Marquez who dropped out of the race on lap 13 in a cloud of smoke, trying to make a pass on Vinales. Meanwhile, Dovizioso and Vinales initially tousled between each other for a stab at Rossi’s lead. Again it was the Ducati’s massive straight line speed that prevailed pushing the Yamaha out of the way. And once he had his sights set on Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha it was just a matter of time for him before the Ducati’s superior straight-line speed would prevail putting him in the lead. Rossi then lost his position to Vinales taking up the cudgel in third place. Vinales took a few stab at Dovizioso’s position, but once the Ducati is out of traffic it’s a losing bet for the Yamaha’s.

 

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap

 

1 25 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 173.7 40'45.496
2 20 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 173.6 +0.114
3 16 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 173.6 +0.749
4 13 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda Honda 173.5 +1.679
5 11 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Ducati Team Ducati 173.4 +3.508
6 10 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 173.2 +7.001
7 9 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 172.9 +10.944
8 8 45 Scott REDDING GBR OCTO Pramac Racing Ducati 172.7 +13.627
9 7 42 Alex RINS SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 172.6 +15.661
10 6 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 171.9 +25.279