MotoGP Grand Prix of Great Britain 2014 Results: Winner, Standings and Reaction

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MotoGP Grand Prix of Great Britain 2014 Results: Winner, Standings and Reaction
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It was only a temporary blip that Marc Marquez spent away from the top of the MotoGP podium after firing back at Silverstone on Sunday with his 11th victory of the 2014 season. 

The Czech Grand Prix earlier this month was the first of the year that Honda's starlet had failed to win, but British settings provided the means for a resurgent return to the throne, per the official MotoGP Twitter account:

Sunday's triumph didn't come without its share of tests as Jorge Lorenzo pushed his compatriot close to the wire at times, but Marquez was forced to show grit, improving on the second place taken at this track last year.

Lorenzo ultimately settled for second place and remains stuck in fourth, with Valentino Rossi taking third place for the third race in succession:

That was the order of things for the great majority of the battle in Northamptonshire, but there were several occasions where the head-to-head duel between Marquez and Lorenzo got particularly feisty.

Coming into the closing stages of this weekend's fixture, the pair came together as Lorenzo skipped past the younger rider only to be put back in his place, unable to make those small advantages count in the end:

Lower down the order, Dani Pedrosa continued his switching with Marquez, finishing fourth after halting the reigning champion's winning streak in Brno.

The veteran remains second behind his countryman in the riders' standings, but Marquez's lead once again stands at 89 points as a result of Sunday's outcome:

2014 MotoGP Riders' Standings
Position Rider Team Nation Points
1 Marc Marquez Honda SPA 288
2 Dani Pedrosa Honda SPA 199
3 Valentino Rossi Yamaha ITA 189
4 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha SPA 157
5 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati ITA 129
6 Aleix Espargaro Forward Yamaha SPA 92
7 Pol Espargaro Yamaha SPA 88
8 Andrea Iannone Ducati ITA 81
9 Stefan Bradl Honda GER 74
10 Bradley Smith Yamaha GBR 65
11 Alvaro Bautista Honda SPA 56
12 Scott Redding Honda GBR 51
13 Cal Crutchlow Ducati GBR 40
14 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda JPN 39
15 Yonny Hernandez Ducati COL 32
16 Nicky Hayden Honda USA 29
17 Karel Abraham Honda CZE 28
18 Colin Edwards Forward Yamaha USA 11
19 Michele Pirro Ducati ITA 11
20 Broc Parkes PBM AUS 7
21 Mike Di Meglio Avintia FRA 4
22 Danilo Petrucci ART ITA 4
23 Michael Laverty PBM GBR 2
24 Hector Barbera Avintia SPA 2
25 Alex De Angelis Forward Yamaha RSM 1
26 Leon Camier Honda GBR 1

Scott Redding was the highest finisher of any Briton running, clinching 10th while Cal Crutchlow came in at 12th.

Having taken an impressive run of top-10 places earlier in the year, Bradley Smith will be disappointed with his outing, as he was forced to retire, per Silverstone's official Twitter:

With Marquez now firmly back in the winning hot seat, attentions turn to San Marino in a fortnight's time, where he'll strive to emulate this performance and re-establish the streak that would see him lift two world titles in as many seasons.

The budding icon's start to life in MotoGP has been a whirlwind journey so far, and Sunday's win showed there's a lot of substance to his style, producing the goods when his back was against the wall and impressing in front of a British crowd.

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