The track dried out enough for slick tyres and the fog had lifted enough for the slightly delayed twenty-lap race to start.
Danny Kent got the better start and led Jack Miller through the first few corners and the pair were joined by Alex Rins and Alex Marquez. Five laps in, Jack Miller and Alex Marquez duelled for the lead and Miller made a pass around the outside, but, with Marquez on the inside, the dry line ran out and Miller tagged Marquez, and Miller as the outside rider, not conceding the line, took the worst of it and crashed out.
With Jack Miller pulling into the pits to get his bike duct taped up, returning three laps down, Alex Rins and Alex Marquez took to the front and took turns to lead as teammates determined to give their bosses something to smile about. At the halfway mark, Rins went wide, dropping a few places, and left Marquez, John McPhee and Jakub Kornfeil fighting for the lead. A few laps on, Romano Fenati joined the fray and, in the jostling, Marquez dropped two places into the path of McPhee, and McPhee took to the damp to avoid Marquez and lost grip and crashed out.
Romano Fenati and Alex Marquez quickly dropped off Jakub Kornfeil who was then passed by a resurgent Danny Kent. As the laps ticked down, Kent recorded fastest lap after fastest lap after fastest lap to get within sniffing distance of the slipstream of the front two and, after Fenati had a wobble, Kent was able to enter the fight for the win, passing Fenati for second place.
Roman Fenati showed the lack of self-preservation required of a winner as he rode exceedingly close to Kent, passing him confidently as all three riders then hit the back straight. Marquez took to the left of the track so he couldn't be slipstreamed, but Fenati didn't need it and he entered the last corner first, with Marquez and Kent in his tow.
Fenati held off Marquez for the win, with Kent in third while Alex Rins, eleven seconds behind, took fourth. Alex Marquez now leads the championship, eleven points ahead of Jack Miller.
|21||4||Gabriel RAMOS||Kalex KTM||+1'25.242|
|22||22||Ana CARRASCO||Kalex KTM||+1'35.044|
|24||21||Francesco BAGNAIA||KTM||1 Lap|
|25||31||Niklas AJO||Husqvarna||1 Lap|
|26||43||Luca GRÜNWALD||Kalex KTM||2 Laps|
|27||8||Jack MILLER||KTM||3 Laps|
|17||John MCPHEE||Honda||8 Laps|
|16||Andrea MIGNO||Mahindra||11 Laps|
|65||Philipp OETTL||Kalex KTM||12 Laps|
|99||Jorge NAVARRO||Kalex KTM||15 Laps|
|19||Alessandro TONUCCI||Mahindra||15 Laps|
|58||Juanfran GUEVARA||Kalex KTM||17 Laps|
|9||Scott DEROUE||Kalex KTM||18 Laps|
|3||Matteo FERRARI||Mahindra||0 Lap|