With rain pouring from the sky, the umbrellas were put to their proper use. Along with wet-weather tyres, everyone softened their springs, reduced their damping, put on the double-wide knee sliders and slotted clear visors in their helmets. The race was reduced to eighteen laps and everyone got wet.
Jonathan Rea led Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies into turn one with Marco Melandri and Sylvain Guintoli behind them. Rea made use of the clear, spray-free track to gain a second a lap for the first few laps as Sykes built a lead from Davies, but Davies would be passed by Guintoli and Melandri as the Aprilias made a formation charge to catch Sykes.
On lap eight, Marco Melandri, having passed Sylvain Guintoli earlier, caught and passed Tom Sykes and Guintoli would waste no time despatching him as well, followed shortly after by Davide Giugliano. Sykes struggled to keep pace with the three men ahead of him, as Melandri closed in on Rea, cutting his lead from over four seconds to nothing in five laps.
On the thirteenth lap, Jonathan Rea, Marco Melandri and Sylvain Guintoli were together, over eight seconds ahead of Davide Giugliano, with the Aprilias determined to pass Rea's Honda as they were a second a lap faster and carrying the pace with them. Guintoli closed the gap to Melandri and tried to make a pass when Melandri left enough of a gap for Guintoli, with his eyes on the win and the title chase, to slide a wet bike into a tight gap, but Melandri just kept his line and leaned on his teammate, which put both bikes down. Guintoli's move separated both riders from their bikes and handed Rea a comfortable eight second lead with five laps to manage it to the flag.
In second place, Davide Giugliano saw the action unfold ahead of him and matched Jonathan Rea's rhythm while Leon Haslam and Tom Sykes duked it out to give him some breathing room behind. Tom Sykes dropped back through the field as he hit his limits, letting riders pass him, including Sylvain Guintoli taking seventh off him at the end of the race, in spite of having to pick his bike up from the tarmac earlier.
With the top two places secured, the third step was all that needed settling, and that was decided from a scrap between Chas Davies, Alex Lowes and Leon Haslam, with Davies taking the spoils after deciding that it was "podium or bin it" on the last lap.
Tom Sykes lost a point to Sylvain Guintoli, reducing his lead to forty-three points, but Jonathan Rea's victory put him within six points of Guintoli in second place and one point of Loris Baz in third.
Sylvain Barrier took the Evo victory, in spite of finishing three places behind Ayrton Badovini, still suffering from a lack of Homologation.
|1||65||J. REA||Honda CBR1000RR||1'55.703||275,5|
|2||34||D. GIUGLIANO||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||6.817||1'55.131||267,3|
|3||7||C. DAVIES||Ducati 1199 Panigale R||8.676||1'54.118||278,4|
|4||22||A. LOWES||Suzuki GSX-R1000||9.740||1'54.766||276,2|
|5||91||L. HASLAM||Honda CBR1000RR||11.289||1'55.468||264,1|
|6||76||L. BAZ||Kawasaki ZX-10R||11.808||1'55.244||281,3|
|7||50||S. GUINTOLI||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||14.169||1'54.303||272,7|
|8||1||T. SYKES||Kawasaki ZX-10R||17.164||1'56.412||275,5|
|9||58||E. LAVERTY||Suzuki GSX-R1000||26.406||1'54.950||264,7|
|10||24||T. ELIAS||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||30.168||1'55.764||274,1|
|11||52||S. BARRIER||BMW S1000 RR EVO||41.820||1'56.143||274,8|
|12||32||S. MORAIS||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||47.434||1'56.255||260,2|
|13||11||J. GUARNONI||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||50.045||1'56.233||261,5|
|14||67||B. STARING||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'17.436||1'58.951||253,5|
|15||48||R. RUSSO||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'24.500||1'57.558||260,9|
|16||21||A. ANDREOZZI||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'30.563||1'57.458||268,7|
|17||44||D. SALOM||Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO||1'34.242||1'58.875||250,6|
|18||59||N. CANEPA||Ducati 1199 Panigale R EVO||1'34.647||1'58.605||255,3|
|19||16||G. RIZMAYER||BMW S1000 RR||1'47.422||1'58.737||264,7|
|RET||33||M. MELANDRI||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||6 Laps||1'54.514||267,3|
|RET||99||G. MAY||EBR 1190 RX||12 Laps||2'04.121||235,8|
|STH||86||A. BADOVINI||Bimota BB3 EVO||26.263||1'55.505||267,3|
|STH||2||C. IDDON||Bimota BB3 EVO||33.831||1'56.000||279,1|