With cooler temperatures than yesterday, 22ºC air temperature and 39ºC track temperature, the twenty one lap race would be less punishing than yesterday's. All nineteen riders lined up to start.
Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu took to the front ahead of Alvaro Bautista and Sandro Cortese. Bautista made use of his Ducati's strength down the kilometre long back straight to catch and pass Razgatlioglu's Kawasaki. Rea ended the first lap with a lead of almost a second and set the fastest lap on the second lap. Behind the leading trio, Sandro Cortese led Michael van der Mark and Chaz Davies, but on lap two Davies pushed van der Mark out of the way to take fourth place and a lap later Davies powered past Cortese down the straight. Rea set the fastest lap on lap three.
Lap four, Alvaro Bautista set the fastest lap and on lap five Jonathan Rea stretched his lead back with a fastest lap. A lap later, Rea made a mistake at turn eight and went wide, leaving the track and making use of the extensive run-off to return to the track behind Bautista and a second clear of third-placed Razgatlioglu.
Chaz Davies was starting to catch Toprak Razgatlioglu as Alvaro Bautista took a wide line into turn seven, letting Jonathan Rea get into the lead onto the straight. Bautista tried to catch and pass Rea, but Rea held his line around turn eight, keeping the lead.
At the start of lap nine, Rea had almost a second over Bautista, Razgatlioglu and Davies. Three seconds behind them, Michael van der Mark and Alex Lowes were having lonely races with over a second between them. Chaz Davies passed Toprak Razgatlioglu into turn ten but lost a little time. He made that back up over the next lap and started hounding his teammate for second place.
At the end of the straight, over two seconds behind Jonathan Rea, Chaz Davies outbraked Alvaro Bautista into turn eight and held the next few corners. His pace was visibly higher than Bautista's and he started work on building some fresh air between himself and his teammate. Two laps later, Bautista's tyre stopped being as grippy as he needed. He went wide into turn one, letting Razgatlioglu get alongside him enough for the Turkish rider to take third place from him round the outside of turn two. Chaz Davies set the fastest lap, not struggling from Bautista's tyre issues.
The top six riders, Rea, Davies, Razgatlioglu, Bautista, van der Mark and Lowes, stretched out, out of range from each other and racing at their own paces until lap sixteen when Michael van der Mark closed in on Alvaro Bautista and hounded him throughout lap seventeen. On the last turn, Bautista couldn't hold a tight line through the last corner and van der Mark, who spent the entire lap looking for a way past, took the apex and fourth place.
As the laps ticked off, the gaps got larger. Alex Lowes in sixth place was closing on Alvaro Bautista, but there weren't enough laps left for him to catch him.
Jonathan Rea won another race definitively, ahead of Chaz Davies and recent form-man Toprak Razgatlioglu. Michael van der Mark was over two seconds off the podium, ahead of Alvaro Bautista and Alex Lowes. Eugene Laverty, who showed great speed at the end of the race, carving past several riders at podium-pace, finished seventh place, just beating local man Tati Mercado.
The fight for second place is now much closer, with Alex Lowes one point ahead of Michael van der Mark and only six points clear of Toprak Razgatlioglu as they head to the last three races of the year.
|1||1||J. REA||Kawasaki ZX-10RR|
|2||7||C. DAVIES||Ducati Panigale V4 R||5.158|
|3||54||T. RAZGATLIOGLU||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||14.511|
|4||60||M. VAN DER MARK||Yamaha YZF R1||17.046|
|5||19||A. BAUTISTA||Ducati Panigale V4 R||17.771|
|6||22||A. LOWES||Yamaha YZF R1||18.976|
|7||50||E. LAVERTY||Ducati Panigale V4 R||33.901|
|8||36||L. MERCADO||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||35.233|
|9||81||J. TORRES||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||36.783|
|10||91||L. HASLAM||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||37.478|
|11||21||M. RINALDI||Ducati Panigale V4 R||44.053|
|12||76||L. BAZ||Yamaha YZF R1||45.623|
|13||2||L. CAMIER||Honda CBR1000RR||51.082|
|14||33||M. MELANDRI||Yamaha YZF R1||1'06.298|
|15||11||S. CORTESE||Yamaha YZF R1||1'10.768|
|16||28||M. REITERBERGER||BMW S1000 RR||1'10.937|
|17||23||R. KIYONARI||Honda CBR1000RR||1'12.519|
|RET||52||A. DELBIANCO||Honda CBR1000RR||14|
|RET||66||T. SYKES||BMW S1000 RR||15 Laps|