After the initial Practice sessions on Friday, Maverick Vinales had said how Suzuki Ecstar is almost always 'the champion of the Friday', and you could see why he said it\: the GSX-RR, which is fast out of the box, is generally outdone by the other factory bikes as the weekend progresses. Moreover, Sunday is usually either too hot or too wet, both of which are a problem for the Suzuki.Conditions on Sunday, however, were just right\: there was no rain from the ominous-looking clouds that hung around the circuit, and track temperatures were just right for the Suzuki to take the game to the RC213Vs and the M1s. Even before the race, Suzuki team manager Davide Brivio sounded quietly confident about Vinales' chances. He mentioned a podium finish was a possibility, but deep down, he must have known today was Maverick's day.In the first race start, Vinales wasted no time in grabbing the lead, and had just about started to get away when Loris Baz and Pol Espargaro had a horrendous crash coming into Turn 3. That caused the red flags to come out, and all riders went back to the pits. Riders carried off the track and the debris cleared, the race was restarted, and this time, Valentino Rossi and Cal Crutchlow left Vinales behind, but the young Spaniard would have none of it\: he made a couple of impressive passes on both, and led the race at the end of Lap 1.From that moment on, Vinales was in a race of his own. In the matter of a few laps, he had built a gap big enough to fit an entire week into, and his ride was almost Lorenzo-esque in a way\: take the lead, build an unassailable advantage, win. He rode a lonely race, holding a four-and-a-half second lead to pick up Suzuki's first win since 2007, and the manufacturer's first win in the dry since Sete Gibernau won in 2001 -- riding a 500cc two-stroke. So dominant was Vinales' display, you could almost accuse Top Gun Mack of trying to dull the British GP.But the riders behind him would not let Vinales' clinical performance put viewers to sleep. Pole-sitter Cal Crutchlow, fresh from his victory at Brno, was having to fight Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez and Andrea Iannone for second place, with Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa right behind the group to capitalise on the smallest of mistakes. Second and third place changed hands several times, and Iannone cut through the field to move up into second, but hampered by arm pump issues, he crashed out.Rossi and Marquez took us all back to 2015 with their scrap towards the end. Memories of Sepang came rushing back as the duo elbowed each other out of a podium spot. Finishing right behind Rossi would not hurt Marquez much in terms of championship points, but something had gotten into MM93. He rode a little too aggressively, risking crashing out of the race, which would have played into Rossi's hands. There was some properly hard passes, and Marquez won that battle. And just when you thought he'd be okay with third place, he pushed himself too hard to pass Crutchlow, made contact with him at high speed, missed his braking point and ran off-track. He rejoined the race, but could only finish fourth behind Rossi.Marquez took a lot of unnecessary risks, something he admitted in the post-race press con.'I was trying to manage the race with Valentino, because he is my main opponent for the championship and then I started to attack. Maybe I attacked too much, I took too many risks, but I believed I was able to finish second. For that reason I pushed, but with two laps remaining I made a mistake with Cal and then I lost many positions.'Meanwhile, Jorge Lorenzo, who has all but relinquished his crown, started the race in ninth place, and finished it in eighth. There was no rain at Silverstone, and yet, something seemed to have slowed the Mallorcan down. He later attributed his struggles to a wrong setting on the bike.'We tried a different setting in the race that we couldn't test in the warm-up, so we gambled a bit on the setting and it didn't work. I could see the second group there in front of me but I couldn't catch them. All of a sudden I felt the bike was vibrating a lot, so I had to close the throttle and relieve the pace and I couldn't keep up the pace I had at the start of the race.'This result means nothing for the championship standings, as The Doctor still trails Marquez by 50 points. As Rossi said, '50 points with one race less is worse than 53 points with one race more'. But he will take heart from Marquez's win-it-or-bin-it approach today, for Marquez could easily have hurt his title chances riding the way he was.On we go to Misano.