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The Monster Energy Grand Prix of Britain has come and gone, with Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) becoming the seventh different winner in seven visits to Silverstone. It was a huge result for the runaway Championship leader as his main title rivals fell by the wayside, but how has it affected things in MotoGP™ Fantasy?
There is little in the way of surprise here as Quartararo was the weekend’s highest-scoring rider. A combination of a front row start, setting the race’s fastest lap and victory helped him to a very healthy 42-point haul. At $4.5 million, the factory Yamaha rider will take a big chunk out of your budget, but he remains an absolute must-have.
While it wasn’t to be a repeat of his dramatic 2018 victory at Silverstone, Alex Rins earned a first podium of the year with a P2 finish. It’s a result that will come as a huge confidence boost for the Team Suzuki Ecstar rider, having started 10th on the grid. Advancing his grid position by eight places saw the Spaniard help himself to a tidy sum of 41 points, making him the other gold rider from the British GP’s Dream Team.
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For the second GP running, Iker Lecuona (Red Bull KTM Tech 3) makes it onto a Dream Team as a silver rider. Starting 18th on the grid, the Tech 3 rider rose to seventh by the time he took the chequered flag and helped himself to 31 points. Valued at just $1.9 million, and having taken 70 points from his last three GPs, could the Spaniard prove a shrewd differential addition to your team next time out?
It was a historic day for Aprilia as Aleix Espargaro led them to their first ever podium in the MotoGP™ era, and as a further reward, he makes our MotoGP™ Fantasy Dream Team as well! Collecting five points for his qualifying performance, six points for advancing his grid position and 16 points for a P3 finish, it means the number 41 bagged 27 points for efforts at Silverstone.
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It was a close run contest in the constructors choice battle, with Aprilia coming out on top with 27 points. Benefitting from their sole rider on track finishing on the podium, the Noale factory edged out KTM by just 0.5 points to top spot. With six different manufacturers in the top six at Silverstone, it means that only four points separated the top five constructors from the weekend.
The British GP Dream Team collected an impressive 181 points between them and cost just $12.2 million.
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3106 gamers applied one of their three Motul 300V Boosts available to them. The highest score in MotoGP™ Fantasy from the weekend was 168 points, with the gamer in question also using one of his boosts.
We don’t have to wait long before MotoGP™ is back in action, with the Aragon GP underway from September 10th. As always there will be plenty of great prizes up for grabs each week, including tickets to a 2022 Grand Prix and VideoPass subscriptions, while those in it for the long haul will have their eye on a signed 2020 replica Joan Mir helmet at the end of the season among other great prizes.
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