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British Grand Prix: Maverick Viñales soars to victory at Silverstone

British Grand Prix: Maverick Viñales soars to victory at Silverstone
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Hello and welcome to Speed. In MotoGP, Marc Márquez has been dominating the overall standings but on the track we’ve had plenty of excitement, with six different winners from the last six Grand Prix.

Will we have a seventh at Silverstone? Let’s find out.

The start saw Maverick Viñales at the front, but an accident between Loris Baz and Pol Espargaro brought out the red flag.

The restart saw the 21-year-old Spaniard go to the fore again.

The real race was the battle for second and perhaps the chance to reel in Viñales.

Home favourite Cal Crutchlow battled hard in the chasing pack with Valentino Rossi and Andrea Iannone.

But Iannone lost control of his Ducati with six laps remaining.

Viñales’ win made it seven different winner from the past seventh race.

The Spaniard notched up a first win for Suzuki since their return to the championship.

The victory was too much for his fiancee who refused to watch the final lap.

Britain’s Crutchlow took second place with Valentino Rossi was third.

The 1977 British Grand Prix marked a new chapter for the race.

Silverstone was chosen ahead of The Isle of Man TT, which was boycotted by many riders for being to dangerous. Let’s take a look at the first race.

The Isle of Man TT was steeped in history but dogged with controversy. And Silverstone took up the baton.

The partially wet track posed problems for some riders.


Britain’s Barry Sheen desperately wanted to win in front of a home crowd but a mechanical put paid to his ambitions.

Twenty eight laps and 81 miles later it would be the American Pat Heenen who emerged winner.

In Formula One, the story appears to be the same for every race, the ongoing duel between team mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.

Just like last week in Belgium, it was the German who came out on top.


Nico Rosberg’s win at Monza cuts team mate Lewis Hamilton’s Formula One world championship lead to two points with seven races remaining.

Triple world champion Hamilton, who had been on pole position as favourite to take his 50th career victory and third in a row at Monza, finished second after a slow start handed Rosberg the race.

Rosberg’s first victory at the historic circuit outside Milan was his seventh of the season, one more than Hamilton.

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen finished third and fourth at the team’s home race with Australian Daniel Ricciardo fifth for Red Bull.


The Santa Cruz Rally, in Bolivia, never makes international headlines… until this year.

A video of the competition quickly became viral and it was all due to one lucky dog.

Speed returns next Sunday.

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