World Supersport had the benefit of a mostly dried out track, the 21ºC weather lifting the cold track to 27ºC. Some riders used their sighting lap as intended, with some riders dropping back into the pits after one circuit before setting up on the grid. Several tyre changes were done, with wets and intermediates being pulled off and replaced with slicks.
World Supersport would follow on from the exciting Superbike race with another exciting and close race.
World Supersport Superpole qualifying was twenty minutes of qualifying at the Portuguese track. Riders would once again encounter yellow flags that cancelled a lap record.
Jules Cluzel and Dominique Aegerter were quickest in the afternoon's session but they couldn't beat Manuel Gonzalez's lap recird from the morning's session.
Manuel Gonzalez set the lap record on his way to setting the fastest lap of the morning's session, fending off Jules Cluzel and Federico Caricasulo. Title contenders Dominique Aegerter and Steven Oldendaal were eighth and fourth quickest respectively.
World Supersport standings after the single race in Jerez:
World Supersport would only have one race this weekend, reducing the opportunities Steven Odendaal has to claw back points on Dominique Aegerter. Alcoba and Fabrizio opted not to race. Seventeen laps at 24ºC would determine the winner.
The Saturday afternoon races in the WorldSBK championship have been canceled after a fatal accident in the WorldSSP300 class. Dean Berta Viñales, riding for the Viñales Racing Team, fell at Turn 2 on lap 10, in the middle of a group of riders, and was struck by another bike. The Spaniard suffered severe chest and head injuries, and died as a result of the injuries sustained.
The WorldSSP300 race was immediately red-flagged, and Viñales was treated at trackside, before being taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital, but his injuries were too severe to be survivable. Dean Berta Viñales is the cousin of Aprilia MotoGP rider Maverick, and rode in the team run by Maverick Viñales' father Angel. Dean Berta Viñales was 15 years and 4 months old.
All action was stopped for the remainder of the day. The World Superbike and World Supersport races were both canceled. Jeffrey Buis was declared the winner of the WorldSSP300 race, ahead of Iñigo Iglesias and Bahattin Sofuoglu.
World Supersport qualifying was twenty minutes around Jerez. Kenan Sofuoglu hung up his leathers after Friday's publicity ride where he was seventh quickest in spite of a long absence.
After a weekend of absence competing in the MotoE championship, Dominique Aegerter returned to the top of the timing sheets with the quickest time in the afternoon's session. Philipp Oettl ended the day on top, however, as his morning's time was quicker than Aegerter's afternoon's time. Steven Odendaal and Niki Tuuli rounded out the top four this seson, with Manuel Gonzalez fifth quickes this session but third quickest overall.
Kenan Sofuoglu, returning to World Supersport for the Puccetti team this weekend, was seventh quickest.