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

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistAugust 31, 2014

CAPTION CORRECTS THE DATE - Spain's Marc Marquez of Repsol Honda celebrates on the podium after winning the MotoGP British Grand Prix, at Silverstone, England, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
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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
1Marc MarquezHondaSPA288
2Dani PedrosaHondaSPA199
3Valentino RossiYamahaITA189
4Jorge LorenzoYamahaSPA157
5Andrea DoviziosoDucatiITA129
6Aleix EspargaroForward YamahaSPA92
7Pol EspargaroYamahaSPA88
8Andrea IannoneDucatiITA81
9Stefan BradlHondaGER74
10Bradley SmithYamahaGBR65
11Alvaro BautistaHondaSPA56
12Scott ReddingHondaGBR51
13Cal CrutchlowDucatiGBR40
14Hiroshi AoyamaHondaJPN39
15Yonny HernandezDucatiCOL32
16Nicky HaydenHondaUSA29
17Karel AbrahamHondaCZE28
18Colin EdwardsForward YamahaUSA11
19Michele PirroDucatiITA11
20Broc ParkesPBMAUS7
21Mike Di MeglioAvintiaFRA4
22Danilo PetrucciARTITA4
23Michael LavertyPBMGBR2
24Hector BarberaAvintiaSPA2
25Alex De AngelisForward YamahaRSM1
26Leon CamierHondaGBR1

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.