First immediate crazy twist already at turn 1 after the start, when Fabio Quartararo and Andrea Dovizioso had to say goodbye to the race in an incident that involved both of them. The French lost grip maybe due to a little mistake from Alex Rins who managed to stay up but Petronas Yamaha rider had to make a strong brake to avoid a contact ending on crashing with Dovizioso who could not do anything to avoid his bike and crashed too. A big crash for both of them, with the Italian who hit the asphalt really hard and left the track on a stretcher; luckily, Andrea went up really soon and was immediately taken to the medical center.
Marc Marquez tried so to create a gap since the first lap, with Valentino Rossi and Alex Rins who were behind him, with Suzuki rider who made a move on the Italian in the second lap to follow reigning World Champion and engage a battle for the victory against him. Nine-time World Champion gave everything to stay with the duo fighting for the first position but did not have enough pace and ended even on getting overtaken by his teammate Maverick Vinales.
Rins stayed for a lot behind Marquez with a little moment in the middle part of the race where Suzuki rider attacked Honda one but we had an immediate counter attack from reigning World Champion, with the two who were so engaged on a battle until last lap for the victory of the British GP, while Maverick Vinales tried to close the gap thanks to his consistent and fast second part of the race, but he was not able to do it.
It was a crazy and heartbreaking last lap with Marquez who closed every door on Rins with early brakes and tried to break Alex’s mentality, but Suzuki rider stayed focused until the last meters despite Maverick Vinales was really close at the end but never able to even make a move. Reigning World Champion seemed to have the victory in his hands with Honda rider who made everything nearly to perfection but Rins snatched him off the victory thanks to a superb last corner exit with a thrilling fotofinish ending that gave to Alex the win.
Maverick Vinales ended in 3rd ahead of his teammate Valentino Rossi, with Franco Morbidelli 5th being the best independent bike after the chequered flag. Cal Crutchlow ended in 6th ahead of Danilo Petrucci and Jack Miller. Despite the bad ending for him, Marquez could be happy overall for the Championship as long as his leadership is now even more considering that Dovizioso made a really unlucky 0 in Silverstone.