World Supersport race one opened with an aborted start followed by a red flag. Unai Orradre's visor fogged up so he raised his hands on the grid at the start of the race, the start was aborted and Orradre was handed a back of grid penalty and the race was reduced to eighteen laps. In the restarted race, Orradre's day got worse as his engine let go, dumping fluid on the track. Peter Sebestyen hit the oil at Craner Curves, crashing in the middle of the pack and Orradre crashed a turn later, at the Old Hairpin. The red flags came out and everyone headed back to their garages. The restarted race would be twelve laps once they'd cleaned up the track. Federico Fuligni and Isaac Vinales started from the back of the grid after missing the sighting lap.
Dominique Aegerter led into turn one, ahead of Can Oncu, Nicolo Bulega and Glenn van Straalen. Oncu took the lead before the couple's series of turns at the end and held it over the line as he ran away with Aegerter and Bulega o=t on his tail. Bulega passed Aegerter in the first few turns and Baldassarri followed a few turns later. At the Melbourne Hairpin, Baldassarri passed everyone as Bulega tried to hold the lead. Bulega crashed out mid-corner, ending his race.
At the end of lap four, Jules Cluzel in fifth place clipped Yari Montella's rear tyre at the Melbourne Hairpin and dropped back to seventh place. A lap later, Cluzel high sided on the straight, putting the power down out of the last corner and getting thrown off the bike, his bike then hitting him. He was stretchered off the track and his bike was removed before the pack completed the lap and he was taken to the medical centre.
Lorenzo Baldassarri set the fastest lap only for Aegerter behind him to beat it with a 1'31.237. Baldassarri and Aegerter led by almost two seconds over Yari Montella and Can Oncu with seven of twelve laps completed.
On lap nine, Federico Caricasulo crashed out of seventh place, reducing the second group fighting for third place to four riders, Yari Montella, Raffaele De Rosa, Can Oncu and Glenn van Straalen. At two thirds race distance, Aegerter took the lead in the twisty corners at the end, ensuring he would be declared the winner if there were any more shenanigans. With three laps remaining, Can Oncu dropped off the fight for third place, leaving Montella, De Rosa and van Straalen to fight over the last step of the podium.
De Rosa took control at the Melbourne Hairpin on lap ten and started building a gap as Montella and van Straalen duelled behind him. Lorenzo Baldassarri in second place set the fastest lap on lap eleven, a 1'30.629. Glenn van Straalen crashed out at the exit of the Esses as Dominique Aegerter notched up another victory, ahead of Lorenzo Baldassarri and Raffaele De Rosa with Yari Montella missing out on the podium. Can Oncu took fifth place in his first visit to Donington, ahead of the Triumphs of Stefano Manzi and Hannes Soomer.
Aegerter's victory, his eighth out of the nine races this year, extended his lead to fifty nine points over Lorenzo Baldassarri.
|1||77||D. AEGERTER||Yamaha YZF R6|
|2||7||L. BALDASSARRI||Yamaha YZF R6||0.413|
|3||3||R. DE ROSA||Ducati Panigale V2||6.390|
|4||55||Y. MONTELLA||Kawasaki ZX-6R||0.160|
|5||61||C. ONCU||Kawasaki ZX-6R||6.479|
|6||62||S. MANZI||Triumph Street Triple RS||15.706|
|7||38||H. SOOMER||Triumph Street Triple RS||16.925|
|8||94||A. VERDOIA||Yamaha YZF R6||17.998|
|9||9||S. JESPERSEN||Ducati Panigale V2||0.336|
|10||25||M. BRENNER||Yamaha YZF R6||19.208|
|11||32||O. BAYLISS||Ducati Panigale V2||0.198|
|12||27||M. CASADEI||MV Agusta F3 800 RR||20.410|
|13||24||L. TACCINI||Yamaha YZF R6||20.777|
|14||17||K. SMITH||Yamaha YZF R6||22.585|
|15||54||B. SOFUOGLU||MV Agusta F3 800 RR||28.780|
|16||69||T. BOOTH-AMOS||Kawasaki ZX-6R||0.543|
|17||50||O. VOSTATEK||Yamaha YZF R6||29.643|
|18||99||A. HUERTAS||Kawasaki ZX-6R||32.049|
|19||73||M. KOFLER||Ducati Panigale V2||0.039|
|20||23||I. VINALES||Ducati Panigale V2||0.267|
|21||6||J. BUIS||Kawasaki ZX-6R||5.420|
|22||22||F. FULIGNI||Ducati Panigale V2||0.164|
|23||36||S. KROEZE||Yamaha YZF R6||43.731|
|RET||28||G. VAN STRAALEN||Yamaha YZF R6||1 Lap|
|RET||21||B. CURRIE||Kawasaki ZX-6R||2 Laps|
|RET||64||F. CARICASULO||Ducati Panigale V2||5 Laps|
|RET||16||J. CLUZEL||Yamaha YZF R6||8 Laps|
|RET||11||N. BULEGA||Ducati Panigale V2||11 Laps|
|RET||10||U. ORRADRE||Yamaha YZF R6|
|RET||56||P. SEBESTYEN||Yamaha YZF R6|
|RET||4||H. TRUELOVE||Yamaha YZF R6|