Silverstone. Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) took his second ever Moto2™ win in the British GP, making a good start from fourth on the grid to chase down Championship leader Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) and take over at the front. Mattia Pasini (Italtrans Racing Team) was also able to charge past his compatriot to take second, with Morbidelli completing the podium in third.
Tom Lüthi (CarXpert Interwetten) – another recently-announced addition to the MotoGP™ grid - took fourth and made a considerable move up from his P9 on the grid, and crucially crossed the line only one place behind key title rival Morbidelli. Top rookie Francesco Bagnaia (Sky Racing Team VR46) completed the top five and was another to gain big after a more difficult Saturday, ahead of compatriot Simone Corsi (Speed Up Racing) in sixth. Stefano Manzi (Sky Racing Team VR46) had an incredible race for his best result yet in the intermediate class, taking seventh; he beat Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Ajo) over the line by only 0.061, with second Red Bull KTM rider Brad Binder another few tenths back to take another rookie top ten in P9. Dominique Aegerter (Kiefer Racing) completed the top ten as fastest Suter, after also going quickest in FP1 in a solid weekend.
Simone Corsi: 6th
“I’m happy with the result and how the race went. We did not start well, infact we lost two positions. Recovering positions was not easy and straightforward, it took a few laps before starting to overtake. I managed to stay with the group struggling for the 6th place, succeeding at the end of the race to reach the goal. It was a good comeback and I want to thank the whole team for the great work they did. Let’s go that way!."
Andrea Locatelli: 23rd
“Unfortunately during the weekend we were unable to close the gap and today it was not an easy race. I’ve overtaken few positions but starting from the ninth tow I was unable to do better than P23 at the end. Now there is a one week break and than Misano, a track that I know better and where I hope to find a better feeling."
Augusto Fernandez: 26th
“A difficult weekend when we did not find the setup for the race. We worked a lot, making various changes to the bike to try to improve the pace, but it did not work much. I’m sorry for the team that always supports me, we will definitely go back to the Misano Grand Prix.”