2021 MotoGP™ recap: British Grand Prix

by | Jan 2, 2022 | Aprilia, Ducati, Honda, motoGP News, Suzuki, Yamaha

2021 MotoGP™ recap: British Grand Prix

Round 12 of the 2021 Championship was a breakthrough weekend for one family as Silverstone welcomed MotoGP™ back

For the first time in two years, Silverstone hosted the British Grand Prix as Round 12 of the 2021 MotoGP™ Championship proved a memorable affair. A bumper crowd of 67,000 fans were in attendance to witness the eagerly anticipated return of MotoGP™.

It was a breakthrough weekend for one family, with Pol Espargaro ending a horrid run of form in his debut year with Repsol Honda to take his first pole position with his new team and third in the premier class overall. That sensational one lap pace didn’t carry over to podium success on Sunday, with the number 44 dropping behind eventual race winner Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) to a P5 finish.

However, all was not lost for the Espargaro family as elder brother and Aprilia Racing Team Gresini’s Aleix occupied P3. History beckoned for the Noale factory, but they had to contend with some last lap fireworks, Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) doing everything in his power to deny them a maiden premier class podium. Despite the late attack, Espargaro held his nerve to power over the line in third, sparking wild celebrations as he delivered the goods for Aprilia.


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