The World Supersport race lasted four laps of a warm Donington Park until the red flag was brought out for a crashing Xavier Cardelus Garcia. The oil was cleaned up and the restart was thirteen laps after the now-familiar quick start procedure. PJ Jacobsen would be unable to make the restart, suffering from mechanical woes, leaving his place on the grid empty.
Kenan Sofuoglu hit turn one first with a hard-charging Luke Stapleford barging past the French pair of Jules Cluzel and Lucas Mahias for second place. Mahias passed Cluzel for third place, but Cluzel took his place back at the Foggy Esses before the hairpins. Stapleford's second place didn't last to the end of the second lap as Cluzel, on his way to setting the fastest lap of the race, forced his way past down the straight into the Esses while Mahias worked his way past at the last hairpin, Goddards.
The front four, Sofuoglu, Cluzel, Mahias and Stapleford, were joined by Jack Kennedy who had a gap of over a second to the battle for sixth place, but Sofuoglu was starting to break away from the French battle for second place. Stapleford fell back into the clutches of his teammate and Stapleford and Kennedy started an all-Triumph battle for fourth place that would last until the chequered flag.
Kenan Sofuoglu left everyone else behind, building up over two seconds of lead in the shortened race while Lucas Mahias and Jules Cluzel swapped places several times in an uninterrupted battle for second place. Jack Kennedy and Luke Stapleford also swapped places a few times, safe from interruptions from the sixth place battle several seconds behind them.
On the penultimate lap, as Sofuoglu was safely on his way to another victory, Jules Cluzel made several attempts at passing Lucas Mahias, taking wider sweeping lines exiting corners on the power, but nothing would get him past his fellow Frenchman. As they charged into the Foggy Esses, Cluzel tried on the brakes, then on the power but couldn't find a line. The last lap, Cluzel sat right in Mahias's wake and tried again to pass at every concievable corner, almost crashing at the Esses, and, as Sofuoglu looked back at the fight, Cluzel lined up a pass into the Melbourne Loop hairpin, shovelling his bike under Mahias's Yahama, only to see a blur of blue bike pass him right back exiting the corner on the faster line.
As Kenan Sofuoglu racked up another victory, the third in a row, Cluzel looked for a way past into Goddards but Mahias rode cleanly and defensively, powering out of the corner to take second ahead of Cluzel. Luke Stapleford won the battle for fourth place ahead of Jack Kennedy while Sheridan Morais held off Ant West and Kyle Smith to take sixth place.
On the slow-down lap, Jules Cluzel pleaded with the Melbourne Loop, gesticulating wildly at the corner as if remonstrating it for being so feisty, something many riders can sympathise with.
Lucas Mahias remains at the top of the championship, increasing his lead to thirty points ahead of Kenan Sofuoglu while Sheridan Morais drops down to third place. Jules Cluzel joins PJ Jacobsen in joint fourth place, thirteen points further back.
|1||1||K. SOFUOGLU||Kawasaki ZX-6R|
|2||144||L. MAHIAS||Yamaha YZF R6||2.450|
|3||16||J. CLUZEL||Honda CBR600RR||2.576|
|4||81||L. STAPLEFORD||Triumph Daytona 675||5.954|
|5||14||J. KENNEDY||Triumph Daytona 675||6.182|
|6||32||S. MORAIS||Yamaha YZF R6||17.051|
|7||13||A. WEST||Yamaha YZF R6||17.248|
|8||111||K. SMITH||Honda CBR600RR||17.440|
|9||78||H. OKUBO||Honda CBR600RR||19.238|
|10||40||J. FRANCIS||Yamaha YZF R6||20.748|
|11||77||K. RYDE||Kawasaki ZX-6R||21.438|
|12||4||G. REA||Kawasaki ZX-6R||23.263|
|13||38||H. SOOMER||Honda CBR600RR||25.693|
|14||44||R. ROLFO||MV Agusta F3 675||26.821|
|15||26||K. WATANABE||Kawasaki ZX-6R||27.157|
|16||25||A. BALDOLINI||MV Agusta F3 675||27.629|
|17||65||M. CANDUCCI||Kawasaki ZX-6R||33.470|
|18||70||R. MULHAUSER||Honda CBR600RR||34.300|
|19||47||R. HARTOG||Kawasaki ZX-6R||34.785|
|20||63||Z. KHAIRUDDIN||Kawasaki ZX-6R||34.996|
|21||74||J. VAN SIKKELERUS||Yamaha YZF R6||35.198|
|22||10||N. CALERO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||38.929|
|23||83||L. EPIS||Kawasaki ZX-6R||39.626|
|24||66||N. TUULI||Yamaha YZF R6||39.646|
|25||56||P. SEBESTYÉN||Kawasaki ZX-6R||42.365|
|26||92||H. KUNIKAWA||Honda CBR600RR||52.991|
|27||48||G. SCARCELLA||Honda CBR600RR||1'11.637|
|RET||11||C. GAMARINO||Honda CBR600RR||2 Laps|
|RET||61||A. ZACCONE||MV Agusta F3 675||9|
|RET||95||D. ALLINGHAM||Yamaha YZF R6||5 Laps|
|RET||64||F. CARICASULO||Yamaha YZF R6|
|RET||99||P. JACOBSEN||MV Agusta F3 675|
|RET||69||X. CARDELUS GARCIA||MV Agusta F3 675|