At one point as low as tenth, a late crash for Xavier Simeon and an overtake on Mattia Pasini lead him to salvage a few extra points as he moved into eighth.
Reflecting on his troubles, Espargaro said: "This has been a difficult weekend. I arrived at Silverstone with sickness and fever, which hampered my work the first day...we have not got a perfect setting”.
He also described how his fall affected him and his spirit, pointing out: “Having fallen I am not told if the changes were successful or not, so we've gone out to race blindly. The decline has lost me a bit of confidence”.
Espargaro added that “This has made it impossible to follow the leading group and they escaped.”
A second success in front of a British crowd after his career first victory in the 2008 125GP at Donington Park, aged just 15, is a career highlight but Redding still sees the championship as a long game, wisely pointing out that “It's never over until Valencia” .