World Supersport was 20 laps of good weather and a very tight championship fight. Nacho Calero would not start the race due to a technical problem.
Jules Cluzel made it to the first corner in the lead while Lucas Mahias struggled to keep the front wheel off the tarmac and was passed by Sandro Cortese and Rafaelle De Rosa for his troubles. Hikari Okubo and Randy Krummenacher rounded out the top six.
On the second lap, with Jules Cluzel starting with a bit of a gap, Sandro Cortese closed the gap and set the fastest lap in the process. By lap four, the two leaders had a bit of a gap from Rafaelle De Rosa who was over a second clear of a struggling Lucas Mahias. Hikari Okubo crashed out trying to catch up Krummenacher who had caught Mahias to fight for fourth place.
Eight laps in, De Rosa had joined the front two, almost three seconds clear of the Mahias-Krummenacher duel, and as the leading trio headed towards Starkey's Straight, Cluzel left a tiny gap going into the fast right hander and Cortese put his Yamaha into it. The pair made contact exiting the corner but they didn't lose any time as Cortese in the lead apologised to Cluzel and the race continued.
Randy Krummenacher, on lap nine, squeezed past Lucas Mahias at turn four just as the pair were joined by Federico Caricasulo but the gap to third place kept climbing for five laps. Just as Krummenacher increased his pace to close the gap down, he lost the rear on Coppice and just managed to save the rear, only losing one place to Mahias, recovering before Caricasulo could steal a place.
Sandro Cortese, Jules Cluzel and Rafaelle De Rosa had over three seconds of freedom at the front of the race until lap sixteen when Cluzel made a mistake and let De Rosa take second place from him and gifting Cortese with clean air behind him.
While Cortese maintained his gap at the front, Lucas Mahias in fourth started closing up to the leading trio in an effort to get away from Randy Krummenacher and Federico Caricasulo, but the Yamaha trio were too far back to get close enough to consider a challenge for the podium.
One lap from the end, Jules Cluzel snatched second place back from Rafaelle De Rosa heading into the Fogarty Esses and fought off the MV Agusta man for the last lap.
Sandro Cortese beat Jules Cluzel by over a second and the pair took the top two spots of the tight championship fight, pushing Randy Krummenacher and Lucas Mahias down to third and fourth place.
|1||11||S. CORTESE||Yamaha YZF R6|
|2||16||J. CLUZEL||Yamaha YZF R6||1.377|
|3||3||R. DE ROSA||MV Agusta F3 675||2.676|
|4||21||R. KRUMMENACHER||Yamaha YZF R6||4.618|
|5||144||L. MAHIAS||Yamaha YZF R6||5.059|
|6||64||F. CARICASULO||Yamaha YZF R6||7.003|
|7||86||A. BADOVINI||MV Agusta F3 675||14.685|
|8||36||T. GRADINGER||Yamaha YZF R6||16.315|
|9||32||S. MORAIS||Kawasaki ZX-6R||24.345|
|10||96||A. IRWIN||Honda CBR600RR||25.107|
|11||13||A. WEST||Kawasaki ZX-6R||27.825|
|12||84||L. CRESSON||Yamaha YZF R6||29.708|
|13||111||K. SMITH||Honda CBR600RR||32.683|
|14||38||H. SOOMER||Honda CBR600RR||32.922|
|15||6||C. PEROLARI||Yamaha YZF R6||33.389|
|16||81||L. STAPLEFORD||Yamaha YZF R6||34.217|
|17||35||S. HILL||Triumph Daytona 675||45.174|
|18||22||E. LAHTI||Suzuki GSX-R600||51.162|
|19||15||A. COPPOLA||Yamaha YZF R6||55.775|
|20||77||W. TESSELS||Kawasaki ZX-6R||59.715|
|21||65||M. CANDUCCI||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'07.471|
|22||34||J. ITURRIOZ||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'10.148|
|RET||47||R. HARTOG||Kawasaki ZX-6R||14 Laps|
|RET||78||H. OKUBO||Kawasaki ZX-6R||16 Laps|
|RET||74||J. VAN SIKKELERUS||Honda CBR600RR||19 Laps|
|RET||61||R. VICKERS||Honda CBR600RR||19 Laps|
|RET||10||N. CALERO||Kawasaki ZX-6R|