2014 British MotoGP (2014) Live

31 August, 2014 - 15:40

I hope you've enjoyed today's action as much as we did. We'll be back with coverage of the Misano Grand Prix in 2 weeks time. Check out Crash.net throughout the afternoon for reaction to all of today's action. It's been fantastic. Thanks for your company, bye!

31 August, 2014 - 15:39

I think I need a long lie down after that one - a stunning end to a truly fantastic day of racing. With good results for Redding, Lowes, Kent and McPhee, and three splendid races, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone never fails to disappoint.

31 August, 2014 - 15:37

Also, fair play to Zulfahni Khairuddin - his Honda stopped on the warm-up lap but he did make the race start. He came home 18th overall.

31 August, 2014 - 15:36

I think we owe young Kornfeil a 'well-done' for a surprise 5th. That was his best result since the second round at Texas.

31 August, 2014 - 15:33

I'm going to stick my neck out and say Fenati's championship chances ended today. A lousy qualifying followed by another sedated race. All is not well in the Sky VR46 garage. Such a shame as he and team-mate Bagnaia looked so strong in the 1st half of the year.

31 August, 2014 - 15:32

Here's McPhee: "We went up the inside of 6 people of the first lap. I said I was looking forward to a good battle and that's what I got. On the last lap I ran into the right hander. Someone ran in hot, pushed me wide and 3/4 of them came through."

31 August, 2014 - 15:31

The championship then: Miller's (179) lead is cut to 13 points. Marquez on 166 will be happy with his day's work. Rins (150) climbs to 3rd, 5 points clear of Vazquez. Fenati is losing touch in 5th, 44 back of the leader.

31 August, 2014 - 15:29

As the riders climb the podium it's worth pointing out that Bastianini is still recovering from that cracked heel, sustained at Brno. 2 consecutive podiums on the back of that? The kid is a future star.

31 August, 2014 - 15:51

Another incredible Moto3 race. We really have been spoiled this year with racing of the absolute highest quality. Just 1 tenth covered the top 4.

31 August, 2014 - 15:26

Just a recap of the final 1/2 lap. Marquez led onto the Wellington Straight. Bastianini drafted by on the straight but Rins went to the absolute inside, let his brakes off and hit the front. Marquez tried into Luffield, got in his team-mate's draft and was so close to drafting by on the exit to Woodcote. Rins' winning advantage was just 0.011s! Bastianini wasn't far away either, 0.072s back of Rins!

31 August, 2014 - 15:25

Danny Kent speaking in pit lane: "It was a little too late. The engine was really hot and the bike was quite slow, we need to look into that. I felt good in the corners but I got swamped down the straight. At the end of the back straight 3 of them passed me. It was like Brno, we needed to be in the right place at the right time."

31 August, 2014 - 15:20

Brilliant from Rins. He's not the most emotional of characters but you can see he's lost for words and who would deny him that win after the events at Brno. He held up his hands, admitted it was an honest mistake, and has kick-started his championship challenge. Remember how he grew into the series last year? Rins is certainly back in the title hunt with that ride.

31 August, 2014 - 15:18

Rins: "This was a very difficult race, we can't follow a strategy. It's better like this, with 4 riders. Finally I finish very happy. Thanks to my team, to Honda, to all the people that give me their support."

31 August, 2014 - 15:17

Here's Marquez: "I don't have a plan. We saw what happens, in Moto3 it's like this. I didn't know that the group was with 4 riders at the end. I'm happy for the result to catch more points on Miller. We'll continue like this and keep going."

31 August, 2014 - 15:16

So many talking points! Danny Kent salvaged 9th, McPhee 11th. Considering they were less than a second behind Kornfeil in 5th, that's a commendable pair of results from the pair.

31 August, 2014 - 15:15

The final results. Just 6 seconds separated all 15 point scorers! Rins, Marquez, Bastianini, Oliveira, Kornfeil, Miller, Antonelli, Masbou, Kent, Ajo, McPhee, Hanika, Vinales, Binder and Fenati.

31 August, 2014 - 15:13

And Bastianini has crashed on the slow down lap! He came over the line in 3rd, ahead of Oliveira! Bastianini went to shake Rins' hand on the entry to Maggots, Hanika coming from behind wasn't looking ahead and clattered the Italian from behind! Luckily Bastianini is up and walking, that could have been a horrible incident. I'd have to point the finger of blame in Hanika's direction for that one, I'm afraid.

31 August, 2014 - 15:11

And Rins takes his 1st win of 2014 by the smallest of margins! He beats his team-mate by thousandths of a second! What a perfectly judged ride!

31 August, 2014 - 15:10

17/17: Rins leads into Brooklands, he and Marquez are side by side at Luffield!

31 August, 2014 - 15:10

17/17: The Hondas lead, Bastianini goes 2nd at Farm messing up Rins in the process. Marquez leads onto Wellington!