Reigning MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday ahead of Spanish compatriots Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa.
Honda's Marquez, who hurt his shoulder in the morning warm-up and had to be taken by ambulance to the circuit's medical centre, maintained his lead at the top of the overall standings.
The 20-year-old MotoGP debutant had won the previous four Grand Prix and leads Honda teammate Pedrosa by 30 points, with Yamaha's Lorenzo a further nine points adrift with six races left in the 18-race season.
Fourth-placed Italian Valentino Rossi, a seven-time world champion, is a distant 77 points off the leader having also finished fourth on Sunday.
THE POINTS GAME
Marquez was penalised two points for a dangerous move during the warm-up but still increased his championship lead.
“Given the circumstances, it's gone well for me where the standings are concerned,” said Marquez.
The lead at Silverstone changed hands regularly between pole-sitter Marquez and Lorenzo, who only made the final decisive move a few turns from the finish.
Pedrosa was largely a spectator in the leaders' battle, following closely in third, but not closely enough to make a pass.
“I really deserved this victory,” said Lorenzo. “I fought like I'd rarely done before in order to get it.
“This success has relaunched me for the season run-in. Even though Marc is in the best position, many things can still happen.”
Lorenzo had not won a Grand Prix since the middle of June at Catalonia.
The British fans, out of luck in the main division, had something to cheer about when home hope Scott Redding won the Moto2 Grand Prix.
The Kalex rider and came in just over one second clear of Japan's Takaaki Nakagami with German Thomas Luthi in third.
Spain's Luis Salom of the KTM team won the Moto3 race, the championship leader finishing ahead of compatriots Alex Rins and Alex Marquez. -Sapa-AFP
1. Jorge Lorenzo (ESP/Yamaha) 40:52.515
2. Marc Marquez (ESP/Honda) at 0.081
3. Dani Pedrosa (ESP/Honda) 1.551
4. Valentino Rossi (ITA/Yamaha) 13.233
5. Alvaro Bautista (ESP/Honda) 13.298
6. Stefan Bradl (GER/Honda) 20.227
7. Cal Crutchlow (GBR/Yamaha) 26.299
8. Nicky Hayden (USA/Ducati) 35.993
9. Bradley Smith (GBR/Yamaha) 36.119
10. Aleix Espargaro (ESP/ART) 53.196
1. Marc Marquez (ESP/Honda) 233 points
2. Dani Pedrosa (ESP/Honda) 203
3. Jorge Lorenzo(ESP/Yamaha) 194,
4. Valentino Rossi (ITA/Yamaha) 156
5. Cal Crutchlow (GBR/Yamaha) 136
6. Stefan Bradl (GER/Honda LCR) 113
7. Alvaro Bautista (ESP/Honda) 103
8. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA/Ducati) 96
9. Nicky Hayden (USA/Ducati) 88
10. Aleix Espargaro (ESP/ART) 68
MOTO 2 RESULTS
1. Scott Redding (GBR/Kalex) en 38:22.897
2. Takaaki Nakagami (JPN/Kalex) at 1.066
3. Thomas Luthi (SUI/Suter) 1.170
4. Esteve Rabat (ESP/Kalex) 1.427
5. Dominique Aegerter (SUI/Suter) 2.226
6. Mika Kallio (FIN/Kalex) 8.142
7. Johann Zarco (FRA/Suter) 12.146
8. Pol Espargaro (ESP/Kalex) 13.228
9. Simone Corsi (ITA/Speed Up) 15.162
10. Mattia Pasini (ITA/Speed Up) 15.225.
MOTO 3 RESULTS
1. Luis Salom (ESP/KTM) 38:17.291
2. Alex Rins (ESP/KTM) 0.049
3. Alex Marquez (ESP/KTM) 0.698
4. Maverick Vinales (ESP/KTM) 0.849
5. Miguel Oliveira (POR/Mahindra) 20.561
6. Jonas Folger (GER/Kalex KTM) 20.625
7. Jack Miller (AUS/FTR Honda) 20.631
8. Alexis Masbou (FRA/FTR Honda) 20.882
9. Jakub Kornfeil (CZE/Kalex KTM) 24.970
10. Efren Vazquez (ESP/Mahindra) 25.288