Rossi Regains Lead at British GP
This weekend the MotoGP championship hit Silverstone, and the British stereotype of grey skies and rain did not disappoint as motorsport fans worldwide tuned in to watch the British GP.
The very wet race began, and it was Jorge Lorenzo who made the strongest start, followed by Marquez and Rossi. However Rossi looked calm and collected in the rain and took on the Repsol rider in the following lap. The Italian quickly closed the gap on his team-mate, Lorenzo, and overtook on the inside on the second lap.
It was a miserable race for Cal Crutchlow, after an incredibly promising start and eventually making his way up to third, his team-mate Jack Miller went into a corner too hot and crashed out, taking Cal out in the process. Having got back on his bike and swapping to his other machine and subsequently crashing again, the LCR man was forced to retire from his home Grand Prix.
Rossi and Marquez broke from the pack and achieved a three second advantage over the chasing riders, Rossi always looked in control, however Marquez stayed close to his back wheel, eager to bag the vital championship points. The Spaniard pushed too hard at Copse Corner however and crashed out, leaving Rossi with a sizeable lead over the chasing pack.
It was clear to see Rossi relaxed slightly after Marquez's crash, losing three seconds in the following lap. It was a surprise to see Danilo Petrucci able to hold off fellow Ducati rider Dovizioso and hunt his childhood hero Rossi down.
Rossi took the win much to the elation of the British crowd, he was followed by Petrucci who took his first ever podium in the championship. It was to be a completely Italian podium with Dovizioso completing the celebrations.
Jorge Lorenzo apparently had trouble with his visor misting and he said it heavily affected his race, at one point dropping as low as sixth position, but overall finishing in fourth.
Rossi now has a twelve-point advantage over his teammate, and with the sizeable gap between them and Marquez, something pretty spectacular would have to happen to make this anything but a two horse race.
30.08.2015 - MCE Insurance