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.
British Grand Prix - Race Results
|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|
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|
|Longest straight||0.770 kilometres / 0.478 miles|
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)|