September 29, 2023

Italian Francesco Bagnaia
Bagnaia started from the second row of the grid

Italian Francesco Bagnaia made it back-to-back MotoGP wins by winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The Ducati rider, who is third in the world championship, won Dutch MotoGP Junethe last match before the five-week summer break.

Spain’s Maverick Vinales was second on an Aprilia and Australian Jack Miller on Ducati was third.

Championship leader Fabio Quartararo was eighth, but pole-sitter Johann Zarco crashed on lap five while leading.

“I think this is the best win I’ve ever had,” said Bagnaia, who now has four wins this season.

Quartararo, who had to serve a long-lap penalty during the race, managed to extend his championship lead over Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro, who finished one place behind him in ninth, to 22 points after 12 of 20 rounds.

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