Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) took win number four at the British GP, taking back the Championship lead from Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and now nine points clear at the top. Staying in contention throughout and then perfectly choosing his moment to strike, ‘DesmoDovi’ pushed to the maximum on the final lap, just able to stay out the clutches of Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) – by a tenth.
"Every race can change everything – look at Marc. Six races is a lot of points and we have to think race by race. I wasn’t thinking about the Championship, I was comfortable in the race and when you’re comfortable you can play. When I saw Marquez on the pitboard it didn’t change my strategy, because I was comfortable. It was a fun race. For me it was difficult to understand what was happening through the race with the others, I saw Marc out on one lap but I didn’t know there were four riders. I saw Valentino drop a bit and thought I had to take the opportunity, and then pushed to the maximum on the last lap.”