Marc Márquez took the holeshot at the British Grand Prix after starting from pole position and led the way on every lap, but was overtaken on the final corner of the last lap.
The reigning MotoGP World Champion extends his lead of the 2019 standings from 58 to 78 points over his nearest rival.
Repsol Honda teammate Jorge Lorenzo made a fightback during the race from 21st on the grid, eventually finishing 14th.
Great Britain GP race 2019 - Riders statements
I am happy with the result for the championship but not the result for the race as to lose out in the final moment after leading is not the best feeling. Spending the whole race in front is difficult here because you use more of everything. I tried to go slow for one lap to see if Rins would lead, but he didn’t and I knew Viñales was behind us so I kept pushing.
My target wasn’t the race, it was the championship and if the Yamaha riders arrived maybe we could have finished lower. In the last turn I had a moment on the front and had to close the gas which let Rins through but we are happy because we leave with 78 points over second but I hope Dovi is OK after a big crash like that, I hope he can recover well and return because it is always better when you earn the points fighting.
Today went better than expected. Coming into this race I knew it would be difficult and I was thinking that maybe I will finish one minute or more behind the winner because all weekend I have been about three seconds slower than the fastest time. To finish within one minute of the winner and to take away two points is a good reward for a demanding race. I was able to learn more about how to conserve the tyres as well as testing my fitness so I am pleased. Right now I am sore, but I will be stronger for the Misano test and then again in a better physical position for the Misano race.