The first World Supersport race in Thailand was Film Wilairot's home round and it was clear, like with Kenan Sofuoglu in Turkey, that he was the man the packed grandstands really came to see race seventeen laps of the Chang International circuit.
Kenan Sofuoglu, from pole position, led into the first turn followed by Kyle Smith and Jules Cluzel. PJ Jacobsen took third place from Kyle Smith at the end of the second lap. Putting in the fastest lap of the race, Wilairot charged through to fourth place, putting himself into the mix.
Cluzel took the lead from Sofuoglu and a lap later, Jacobsen passed Sofuoglu and Wilairot followed him a few turns later. With the local rider in a potential podium place, the crowd started making a lot of noise, slapping Yamaha-branded thundersticks together for the Honda rider.
On the sixth lap, Wilairot passed Jacobsen for second place and set his sights on Cluzel, but Cluzel was increasing the gap by a tenth of a second a lap. Lorenzo Zanetti crashed out on lap eight, followed by Smith on the ninth lap, leaving the front four of Cluzel, Wilairot, Jacobsen and Sofuoglu to race to the end of the race.
On the thirteenth lap, Jules Cluzel suffered from a technical problem, forcing him angrily out of the race, giving the lead to Film Wilairot, who had a one second gap over PJ Jacobsen and Kenan Sofuoglu.
As the remaining laps were sliced away, Wilairot kept increasing his lead to almost two seconds ahead of the battle behind him.
As Wilairot took his maiden win to thunderous applause, Sofuoglu passed Jacobsen on the last corner of the last lap to secure second place.
A home victory gives Wilairot the lead in the championship and gave the fans the result they dreamed of.
|1||9||R. WILAIROT||Honda CBR600RR||1'37.981||262,1|
|2||54||K. SOFUOGLU||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1.828||1'38.285||261,5|
|3||99||P. JACOBSEN||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1.860||1'38.190||267,3|
|4||14||L. MAHIAS||Kawasaki ZX-6R||8.664||1'38.462||266,0|
|5||59||R. WILAIROT||Honda CBR600RR||12.110||1'38.844||266,0|
|6||44||R. ROLFO||Honda CBR600RR||13.599||1'38.718||265,4|
|7||5||M. FACCANI||Kawasaki ZX-6R||14.025||1'38.764||264,1|
|8||36||M. CARDENAS||Honda CBR600RR||14.857||1'38.905||263,4|
|9||25||A. BALDOLINI||MV Agusta F3 675||21.690||1'38.934||267,3|
|10||4||G. REA||Honda CBR600RR||30.238||1'38.485||263,4|
|11||30||D. KRAISART||Yamaha YZF R6||30.639||1'40.021||259,6|
|12||19||K. WAHR||Honda CBR600RR||36.167||1'40.083||259,6|
|13||11||C. GAMARINO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||36.337||1'39.545||264,1|
|14||68||G. SCOTT||Honda CBR600RR||36.670||1'40.205||262,8|
|15||6||D. SCHMITTER||Kawasaki ZX-6R||37.587||1'39.767||265,4|
|16||27||T. WAROKORN||Honda CBR600RR||38.746||1'40.193||260,2|