At the starting grid for race two, Sylvain Guintoli was absent. This was due to a clutch problem that they raced to resolve. As the grid lined up after the warmup lap, Guintoli's Honda was fixed in time for him to join the grid in last position.
The race started with Jonathan Rea in first place ahead of Leon Haslam, Tom Sykes and Alex Lowes. At the end of the long straight, as Sykes went wide, Lowes pushed past Haslam, interrupting both riders and setting up a gap for Chaz Davies to follow him.
Rea had a two second gap from Lowes, Haslam and Davies by the fifth lap with Sykes a further two seconds behind them. Just as it looked like a pattern was setting in, Davies lowsided his Ducati. He rewarded the marshals for their assistance in getting the bike moving by showering them with gravel as he returned to the track in last place.
Sylvain Guintoli scythed through several riders on the first turn, putting himself well within the points inside a lap, and getting to sixth place by the end of the sixth lap.
On lap eight, Haslam passed Lowes and, within three laps, he had gapped him by two seconds. Rea was, however, over three seconds ahead of him, a gap that was increasing. On Lap fifteen, Chaz Davies made it to fifteenth place, but was over twenty seconds behind Sylvain Barrier and would end the race with one point.
On the penultimate lap, after trying for several laps to unsuccessfully outbrake him, Jordi Torres powered past Tom Sykes on the exit to turn 11, and set about to consolidate his place, giving Sykes no opportunity to repass him. Also, on the last corner, Michael van der Mark passed Sylvain Guintoli, but as he used some of the runoff on the exit, he was deemed to have passed by going off the track and was penalised the overtake, reversing their positions.
Jonathan Rea won the second race convincingly from pole position, having set the lap record in both races and having led every lap. Leon Haslam, with two second places, is second in the championship behind Rea. Alex Lowes took third place, his third career podium.
While the races were not the most exciting, they were a good indication of how the change of bikes has suited both Rea and Haslam, an ominous portent for this year's title chase.
|1||65||J. REA||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'33.817||298,3|
|2||91||L. HASLAM||Aprilia RSV4 RF||4.946||1'33.980||301,7|
|3||22||A. LOWES||Suzuki GSX-R1000||8.701||1'34.031||298,3|
|4||81||J. TORRES||Aprilia RSV4 RF||10.628||1'34.648||307,7|
|5||66||T. SYKES||Kawasaki ZX-10R||14.326||1'34.556||300,0|
|6||1||S. GUINTOLI||Honda CBR1000RR SP||21.060||1'34.676||300,0|
|7||60||M. VD MARK||Honda CBR1000RR SP||21.246||1'34.794||301,7|
|8||15||M. BAIOCCO||Ducati Panigale R||23.868||1'34.941||299,2|
|9||44||D. SALOM||Kawasaki ZX-10R||25.744||1'34.833||299,2|
|10||36||L. MERCADO||Ducati Panigale R||29.692||1'35.108||300,0|
|11||21||T. BAYLISS||Ducati Panigale R||34.533||1'35.518||295,1|
|12||18||N. TEROL||Ducati Panigale R||38.323||1'35.545||293,5|
|13||20||S. BARRIER||BMW S1000 RR||45.834||1'36.097||293,5|
|14||40||R. RAMOS||Kawasaki ZX-10R||45.955||1'35.930||293,5|
|15||7||C. DAVIES||Ducati Panigale R||1'00.898||1'34.320||301,7|
|16||43||G. GILDENHUYS||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'23.943||1'37.663||283,5|
|18||10||I. TOTH||BMW S1000 RR||1 Lap||1'39.078||287,2|
|19||5||I. SIKORA||BMW S1000 RR||1 Lap||1'39.220||270,0|
|20||53||C. CHUMJAI||BMW S1000 RR||1 Lap||1'40.455||279,8|