A rain effected round 14 at Motorland Aragon in Spain produced the most unexpected MotoGP podium of the year! Winner Jorge Lorenzo and Team Yamaha's strategy saw a late but decisive call to change bikes (tyres) when the rain fell late in the race, while Open class Yamaha runner Aleix Epargaro was first to recognise an early pit stop could secure second place from late charging Cal Crutchlow on his overlooked Ducati. Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez & Dani Pedrosa all fell in the tricky conditions. In Moto2, rookie Maverick Vinales took his second win (from his first Pole) with Tito Rabat second and Johann Zarco third. Romano Fenati sliced through the pack from the fifth row of the grid to win his fourth Moto3 GP of the year from new series leader Alex Marquez and Danny Kent. Previous series leader Jack Miller crashed in a clash with Marquez early in the race.
Valentino Rossi thrilled the world with his first MotoGP win for 15 months (and since Misano 2009 on home soil in Italy) in a spectacular display just a few miles from his home town of Tevullia. Championship leader Marc Marquez tried so hard to stay with the flying 'Doctor' that he fell, (remounting to score a point), leaving Jorge Lorenzo to complete Yamaha's domination. Dani Pedrosa was 3rd. Tito Rabat again beat pole man team mate Mika Kallio for Moto2 honours. Johann Zarco was 3rd. And in Moto3 it was Alex Rins beating Estrella Gallicia team mate Alex Marquez again, from series leader Jack Miller in third.
Marc Marquez overcame a determined effort by Jorge Lorenzo to take his 11th MotoGP win of the year at the British Grand Prix. Valentino Rossi was 3rd. The best race of the Moto2 season saw Tito Rabat overcome his practice struggles to race from behind to beat his team mate Mika Kallio and Maverick Vinales. The last race of the day was Moto3, and it was another cracker. Alex Rins saved his celebration till the chequered flag this time, beating his team mate Alex Marquez by a tyres width. Third was sensational 16 year old Enea Bastianini.
Dorna Sports and Circuit of Wales have signed a historic agreement to relocate the British Grand Prix to the yet to be built track in South Wales. The 2015 MotoGP will be run at a British track still to be announced, but only two are capable, the present franchise at Silverstone or fans favourite Donington Park. Watch this space!