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.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap

 

1254Andrea DOVIZIOSOITADucati TeamDucati173.740'45.496
22025Maverick VIÑALESSPAMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYamaha173.6+0.114
31646Valentino ROSSIITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYamaha173.6+0.749
41335Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRLCR HondaHonda173.5+1.679
51199Jorge LORENZOSPADucati TeamDucati173.4+3.508
6105Johann ZARCOFRAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha173.2+7.001
7926Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda172.9+10.944
8845Scott REDDINGGBROCTO Pramac RacingDucati172.7+13.627
9742Alex RINSSPATeam SUZUKI ECSTARSuzuki172.6+15.661
10619Alvaro BAUTISTASPAPull&Bear Aspar TeamDucati171.9+25.279

 

 

 

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