MotoGP Grand Prix of Britain 2016 Results: Winner, Standings and Reaction

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistSeptember 4, 2016

Winner Team Suzuki ECSTAR Maverick Vinales celebrates on the podium after the MotoGP race at the motorcycling British Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, southern England, on September 4, 2016.   / AFP / OLI SCARFF        (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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Maverick Vinales produced a dominant display to grab his maiden win in MotoGP, mastering the track to triumph at the Silverstone Circuit for the Grand Prix of Britain on Sunday.  

Cal Crutchlow held off a late charge from two-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez to claim second, and Valentino Rossi grabbed third by the smallest of margins.

A crash affected the day's racing, as Loris Baz and Pol Espargaro were injured in a dramatic collision.

Here are the confirmed results and latest world standings:

MotoGP Grand Prix of Great Britain 2016 Result
Pos.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
1Maverick VINALESSPATeam SUZUKI ECSTARSuzuki172.139'03.559
2Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRLCR HondaHonda171.9+3.480
3Valentino ROSSIITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYamaha171.9+4.063
4Marc MARQUEZSPARepsol Honda TeamHonda171.7+5.992
5Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda171.7+6.381
6Andrea DOVIZIOSOITADucati TeamDucati171.3+12.303
7Aleix ESPARGAROSPATeam SUZUKI ECSTARSuzuki171.0+16.672
8Jorge LORENZOSPAMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYamaha170.7+19.432
9Danilo PETRUCCIITAOCTO Pramac YakhnichDucati170.3+25.618
10Alvaro BAUTISTASPAAprilia Racing Team GresiniAprilia169.8+32.084
11Yonny HERNANDEZCOLPull & Bear Aspar TeamDucati169.5+36.131
12Eugene LAVERTYIRLPull & Bear Aspar TeamDucati169.3+39.130
13Alex LOWESGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha169.2+40.143
14Hector BARBERASPAAvintia RacingDucati169.2+41.356
15Tito RABATSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDSHonda169.2+41.943
16Jack MILLERAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDSHonda168.7+47.610
17Scott REDDINGGBROCTO Pramac YakhnichDucati164.0+1'56.177
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MotoGP Rider Standings
Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Marc MARQUEZHondaSPA210
2Valentino ROSSIYamahaITA160
3Jorge LORENZOYamahaSPA146
4Maverick VINALESSuzukiSPA125
5Dani PEDROSAHondaSPA120
6Andrea IANNONEDucatiITA96
7Andrea DOVIZIOSODucatiITA89
8Cal CRUTCHLOWHondaGBR86
9Pol ESPARGAROYamahaSPA81
10Hector BARBERADucatiSPA78
11Eugene LAVERTYDucatiIRL67
12Aleix ESPARGAROSuzukiSPA60
13Scott REDDINGDucatiGBR54
14Danilo PETRUCCIDucatiITA45
15Jack MILLERHondaAUS42
16Bradley SMITHYamahaGBR42
17Alvaro BAUTISTAApriliaSPA41
18Stefan BRADLApriliaGER39
19Tito RABATHondaSPA27
20Loris BAZDucatiFRA24
21Michele PIRRODucatiITA23
22Yonny HERNANDEZDucatiCOL13
23Alex LOWESYamahaGBR3
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Recap

Team Suzuki ECSTAR Maverick Vinales celebrates winning the MotoGP race at the motorcycling British Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, southern England, on September 4, 2016.   / AFP / OLI SCARFF        (Photo credit should read OLI SCA
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Vinales gave the display of a veteran despite his young age (21), as he dominated at the Grand Prix of Britain.

The real action unfolded behind the winning rider, as current world championship leader Marquez battled for position with Crutchlow and Italian legend Rossi.

Rossi was quickest off the mark as he grabbed the lead, but a huge crash occurred on the opening bends. It produced a red flag, as the bikes of Baz and Espargaro flew through the air at Becketts.

Debris was strewn across the track, as medical staff attended to Baz and Espargaro after both men took sickening falls.

Both motorcycles were completely wrecked in the high-speed incident.

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Moto GP's official Twitter feed gave updates on the injured riders:

Marc VDS Racing Team's Australian rider Jack Miller (L) leads Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Spanish rider Pol Espargaro (C) and Team Suzuki Ecstar's Spanish rider Maverick Vinales through Vale Corner during the MotoGP Warm Up session at the motorcycling British
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The race restarted after a substantial delay, and Crutchlow took advantage, taking the initiative to head the field early on as Rossi chased him.

Marquez was 11th when the red flag was shown, and despite his more conservative and tactical displays of recent times, he produced his aggressive best once again to rise through the field.

Vinales caught Rossi as he made a play for the front, and he duelled with Crutchlow at the head of the race. The 21-year-old Spaniard was tactically supreme as he maintained a gap between himself and the English rider.

LCR Honda's British rider Cal Crutchlow (L) leads Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Italian rider  Valentino Rossi (R) through Luffield Corner during the MotoGP race at the motorcycling British Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, southern Englan
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As the young starlet edged away from Crutchlow, Marquez made his move and attacked with intent. Rossi refused to let the pair fight alone and punctured the standings.

Stefan Bradl crashed his Aprilia, causing more drama, and Scott Redding also soon hit the tarmac when he attempted to battle through from ninth place.

There was a further accident when Andrea Iannone pushed hard to take a podium place but crashed with five laps remaining.

Winner Team Suzuki ECSTAR Maverick Vinales (C), second-placed LCR Honda's British rider Cal Crutchlow (L) and third-placed Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Italian rider Valentino Rossi (R) pose on the podium after the MotoGP race at the motorcycling British Gran
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As the winner earned his procession to victory, Crutchlow held off seven-time champion Rossi and the irrepressible talent of Marquez.

The Brit reacted to his fine finish after the race, per BT Sport (h/t BBC Sport).

"It was a long race but good fun," said Crutchlow. "We deserved that result. The crowd deserved it. They've backed me for years. Pole and second I'll take that all day long. I expected to be in the top six."

The championship now belongs to Marquez, but the emergence of Vinales reinforces the competitive nature of MotoGP.

Rossi is still in tremendous form as he monitors the development of the wonderful young talent around him, but he is unlikely to lift another world title this season.