A grueling weekend in the UK concluded with just two points for the Repsol Honda Team as Pol Espargaro and Stefan Bradl endure another difficult race.

Near perfect conditions continued to grace Silverstone on Sunday as race day dawned. A fast crash at Turn 4 during Warm Up for Pol Espargaro made for a busy midday for the Repsol Honda Team mechanics. Impeccable teamwork saw the #44 head into the race with both bikes prepared. Unfortunately, a slow start to the race saw Espargaro immediately drop out of contention for any major points, his pace improving dramatically in the second half of the race. Crossing the line in 14th, his race time was some five seconds faster than the previous year.

Stefan Bradl was left to rue yet more bad luck. Starting from 21st instead of 18th due to a penalty made for a complicated start to the race for the German. Then, during the race, he was handed a long lap penalty for a shortcut. The German was able to take the chequered flag in 19th position and gain more race experience.

In Japan, Team HRC celebrated a dominant victory at the Iconic Suzuka 8 Hours with Tetsuta Nagashima, Iker Lecuona and Takumi Takahashi at the helm of the Honda CBR1000RR-R. This returns Honda to the top step of the podium for the first time since 2014.

Pol Espargaro


“The summary is that we have had a complicated weekend. We really struggled in the first laps and that’s where we lost contact because at the end of the race our speed was not so bad. The pace was decent but I was 21st on the first lap and I made my way up into the points, you can’t expect much more when you start so far back. It was good to complete a race after missing two and the summer. In Austria I will be stronger and we will be aiming for a higher finish.”

Stefan Bradl


“We have been unlucky this whole weekend, we had the penalty yesterday which made the race difficult. I was fighting with Dovi and I had to take the shortcut as we were fighting, then I tried to overtake but there was a yellow flag. I got another penalty for the shortcut which dropped us back more. We made a bit of a risk with the tyre choice which I think could have helped us without the bad luck. The positive point is that we have shown speed during the weekend as my pace is improving, it’s motivating for the next race.”

MotoGP 2022
Race Round 12   Great Britain

British Grand Prix - Race Results

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bagnaia Francesco 62 ITA 25 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 40'10.260
2 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 20 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.426
3 Miller Jack 43 AUS 16 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.614
4 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA 13 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 1.651
5 Martin Jorge 89 SPA 11 Pramac Racing Ducati 1.750
6 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 10 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 2.727
7 Rins Alex 42 SPA 9 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 3.021
8 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 8 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 3.819
9 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 7 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 3.958
10 Bezzecchi Marco 73 ITA 6 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 6.646
11 Binder Brad 33 RSA 5 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 7.730
12 Marini Luca 10 ITA 4 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 13.439
13 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 3 LCR Honda Honda 13.706
14 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 2 Repsol Honda Team Honda 13.906
15 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 1 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 16.359
16 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 0 WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team Yamaha 20.805
17 Marquez Alex 73 SPA 0 LCR Honda Honda 21.099
18 Gardner Remy 87 AUS 0 Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 24.579
19 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda 28.773
20 Binder Darryn 40 RSA 0 WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team Yamaha 33.653
21 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA 0 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 35.601
22 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA 0 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 36.460
23 Mir Joan 36 SPA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki DNF
24 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 0 Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
Location Information

The Silverstone Circuit is long, fast and flowing, with a lot of fast changes of direction and a mixture of corners: the stadium section from Abbey through the Loop to Aintree is tight and technical, Woodcote and Copse are long and fast, the Maggotts/Becketts complex a bit of both. It… read more.

Length 5.900 kilometres / 3.666 miles
Width 17 metres
Left corners 8
Right corners 10
Longest straight 0.770 kilometres / 0.478 miles
Constructed 1948
Modified 2011

Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, United Kingdom - View in Google Maps



Pole Position 1m 57.767s (180.3 km/h) Johann Zarco (Ducati, 2022)
Race Lap 1m 59.346s (177.9 km/h) Alex Rins (Suzuki, 2022)
Race Time 40m 10.260s (176.2 km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)
2022 Race Winner Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)