World Supersport race two was seventeen laps of a 31ºC Portimao.
Corentin Perolari got the hole shot to take the lead from pole sitter Andrea Locatelli, Jules Cluzel and Isaac Viñales. Lucas Mahias crashed out on turn two, ending his race. Cluzel prised Locatelli off the apex and loved his way to second place. Viñales followed him through and Locatelli was relegated to fourth place.
At the start of lap two, Cluzel took the lead down the straight while Locatelli dispatched Viñales to recover third place with Philipp Oettl right behind them. Lap three, Locatelli steamed past Perolari and set the fastest lap, a 1'45.698. Isaac Viñales passed Corentin Perolari, taking third place, a second behind Locatelli in second.
Seven laps in, Jules Cluzel and Andrea Locatelli had a two second lead over Isaac Viñales who started to break free of Corentin Perolari. A second behind, Steven Odendaal led Raffaele De Rosa and Philipp Oettl. Oettl and De Rosa swapped places a few times over the next couple of laps and by lap nine, De Rosa closed up the gap turning the battle for fourth place a five-rider scrap.
Andrea Locatelli took the lead midway through lap nine but Jules Cluzel stuck with him and held on for as long as possible. Two seconds behind, Isaac Viñales held a secure third place. As the race progressed, Steven Odendaal left the four riders behind him and Raffaele De Rosa lost the front round turn five of lap twelve.
Manuel Gonzales joined Corentin Perolari and Philipp Oettl and the three battled lap after lap right to the end of the race.
Eventually, Cluzel just had to manage his lead over Viñales and let Locatelli take his fifth win out of five races, not understanding how the championship leader is so much quicker.
Behind third-placed Isaac Viñales, his first podium of the year, Steven Odendaal took a quiet fourth place seven second clear of the brawl for fifth, won by Philipp Oettl, ahead of Manuel Gonzales, Corentin Perolari and a late arrival of Hannes Soomer.
Locatelli's unbroken run of fastest laps, pole positions and wins puts him decisively at the head of the championship, with Cluzel describing himself as "the best of the rest" thirty five points behind. In spite of his crash, Lucas Mahias remains in third place.
|1||55||A. LOCATELLI||Yamaha YZF R6|
|2||16||J. CLUZEL||Yamaha YZF R6||2.889|
|3||32||I. VIÑALES||Yamaha YZF R6||5.517|
|4||4||S. ODENDAAL||Yamaha YZF R6||9.547|
|5||5||P. OETTL||Kawasaki ZX-6R||16.743|
|6||81||M. GONZALEZ||Kawasaki ZX-6R||17.035|
|7||94||C. PEROLARI||Yamaha YZF R6||17.080|
|8||38||H. SOOMER||Yamaha YZF R6||17.157|
|9||77||M. PONS||Yamaha YZF R6||21.236|
|10||61||C. ÖNCÜ||Kawasaki ZX-6R||33.123|
|11||56||P. SEBESTYEN||Yamaha YZF R6||34.130|
|12||3||R. DE ROSA||MV Agusta F3 675||37.161|
|13||34||K. MANFREDI||Yamaha YZF R6||37.298|
|14||84||L. CRESSON||Yamaha YZF R6||37.693|
|15||9||G. HENDRA PRATAMA||Yamaha YZF R6||38.227|
|16||22||F. FULIGNI||MV Agusta F3 675||38.975|
|17||52||P. HOBELSBERGER||Honda CBR600RR||43.872|
|18||6||M. HERRERA||Honda CBR600RR||47.899|
|19||47||A. BASSANI||Yamaha YZF R6||49.874|
|20||25||A. VERDOÏA||Yamaha YZF R6||1'01.141|
|21||2||L. MONTELLA||Yamaha YZF R6||1'04.233|
|22||99||D. WEBB||Yamaha YZF R6||1'06.511|
|RET||83||L. EPIS||Yamaha YZF R6||13 Laps|
|RET||44||L. MAHIAS||Kawasaki ZX-6R||16 Laps|