Cormac Shoots Silverstone: A Cold And Glorious Weekend At The British Grand Prix

Cometh the hour, cometh the man: Silverstone was Fabio Quartararo's weekend

Fast and flowing is what makes Silverstone so glorious

Aleix Espargaro was stronger than anyone expected...

... eventually grabbing Aprilia's first podium in the four-stroke MotoGP era. A remarkable revival for the Noale factory

Aleix' podium followed hot on the heels of brother Pol's pole from the day before. A good weekend for the Espargaro siblings

Life at speed, KTM style

Crashes in Silverstone tend to be fast. This one put an end to Enea Bastianini's attempt to get through to Q2

The MotoGP equivalent of the walk of shame: the sprint to the service road in search of a photographer with a scooter for a ride back to the pits

Iker Lecuona is just starting to get into his stride at Tech3. Sadly for the Spaniard, it is too late for him to save his seat in MotoGP

While Alex Rins fought it out for the podium ...

Suzuki Ecstar teammate Joan Mir struggled to ninth, getting passed by Brad Binder, Alex Marquez, and Iker Lecuona

Complex formalities: Jorge Martin knew he cut the inside of Turn 8 on his fast lap, and so wasn't on pole, but then had to be told to go to Parc Fermé anyway as fastest independent rider

In light of his severe bowel problems, Takaaki Nakagami did well to finish thirteenth

Job done

Pecco Bagnaia still had hope on the grid, until his rear Michelin failed him

Bagnaia's race was a lot of this: trying to hold other riders off, and failing, eventually finishing fourteenth

Substitute: Cal Crutchlow took Maverick Viñales' place in the factory Yamaha team at his home race

Ramon Aurin performs the delicate balancing act between crew chief and umbrella holder for Pol Espargaro

Jack Miller needed a good race at Silverstone. Jack Miller had a good race at Silverstone

Fast By Fabio

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While the Aragon race is a good place to see what Vinales in Black does (place being 10?), it is the following event at Misano to watch for. Right?

The Mav/Aleix rivalry will be cool. Same for Mav and Yamaha. He is basically racing against himself in Blue. Not just outright speed, but consistency and enjoyment/resiliency. 

Still seeing a good thing, and looking fwd to more. And then of course we have how many other compelling story lines? LOTS!


Go Fabio! And Martin. And Mir. And...

... should be interesting, for sure. But honestly, the best racing I've seen this year is World Supersport, with the 300 Supersport close behind! Moto 3 without the stupidity, in the latter case.