After a brief heavy shower of rain messing with the World Supersport race, the temperature climbed up to 23ºC for the twenty two lap World Superbike race on the harder-than-usual tyres.
Alvaro Bautista took advantage of his front row start, in spite of a poor launch, with Axel Bassani, Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu behind him. Garrett Gerloff crashed out on turn one. Rinaldi climbed up to fourth place past Razgatlioglu as Axel Bassani ran on into turn one as Rea took second place from him. Razgatlioglu took third place back into turn one.