Thomas Luthi made the perfect comeback, after missing Brno due to injury, by taking his first victory of the season in Sunday's British Moto2 Grand Prix at Silverstone.

But the main talking point was a controversial collision between title leader Johann Zarco and championship rival Sam Lowes, which left the Englishman on the ground at his home event while Zarco received a 30-second penalty.

The pair clashed over second place, just behind Luthi, when Zarco launched his Ajo machine up the inside of Lowes under braking for Brooklands. The Frenchman stayed upright and rejoined in sixth place, but was demoted to 22nd - one place ahead of Lowes - by the post-race penalty.

That allowed third title contender Alex Rins to make unlikely ground, the Pons rider claiming seventh with his healing collarbone injury and is now 10 points from Zarco.

The Lowes/Zarco incident promoted Franco Morbidelli and Takaaki Nakagami to the final podium places. In with the frontrunners for much of the race, Morbidelli took Nakagami in the final stages to hold onto P2 and impress once again.

Hafizh Syahrin made good on his early promise to take fourth, ahead of early leader Jonas Folger. Lorenzo Baldassari was sixth, ahead of Rins.

Simone Corsi had a solid ride to eighth for Speed Up with Mattia Pasini and Axel Pons completing the top ten.

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