Starting from the third row Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) hauled his way up to the lead before the half way mark by passing early leader Xavi Fores (Barni Racing Team Ducati) and taking a record tenth WorldSBK race win in a row. Despite feeling sick earlier in the day, he overcame his physical condition to win his incredible fifth double in succession.
His 16th race win of the season takes him to just one race from equalling the all-time record for victories in a single season, currently held by Doug Polen with 17.
With Fores second, and now the Independent Rider’s Champion as well, Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) took his second podium of the weekend, in third place.
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was fourth, and a recovering Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) back up to fifth after he had been ninth early on.
Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK) was sixth.
Toprak Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was in third for some time, getting clear of some outstanding battles in the podium places behind Fores in the first half of the race. He was to slow and finish seventh.
Eventual lone Aprilia rider Lorenzo Savadori (Milwaukee Aprilia) placed eighth. Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK) and Jake Gagne (Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team) completed the top ten.
Loris Baz (GULF ALTHEA BMW Racing Team) won a sometimes harsh fight with local rider Leandro Mercado (Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki) for 11th.
Eugene Laverty (Milwaukee Aprilia) crashed out in a race with only 14 finishers. Leon Camier (Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team) was also a non-finisher today.
In the points, Rea has 520, Davies 348, Van der Mark 324 and Sykes 294.