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.
Jules Cluzel led Dominique Aegerter and Niki Tuuli I to turn one, with Steven Odendaal and Can Oncu getting pushed back on the damp outside of the turn. With the slipstreaming down the nine hundred metre straight, Steven Odendaal surged past the leading three riders to take the lead, ahead of Dominique Aegerter, Jules Cluzel and Niki Tuuli. Manuel Gonzalez rode round the outside of Tuuli in turn five to take fourth place. Yari Montella, back in tenth place, set the fastest lap, a 1'46.267.
Three abreast into turn one, Dominique Aegerter led Jules Cluzel and Steven Odendaal into turn one with Raffaele De Rosa, Manuel Gonzalez and Federico Caricasulo behind them. Another lap, another change of the lead into turn one, Odendaal won out, ahead of Aegerter and Cluzel while Montella set a 1'45.963 in eighth place on lap four.
The pace was low enough that the leading thirteen riders were all in touch with riders around then, and Philipp Oettl set a 1'45.769 as Dominique Aegerter lost the lead to Steven Odendaal in turn five. The leading group was reduced to ten rider at the start of lap six of seventeen and nine by the end of the lap, with Aegerter slipping in under Odendaal.
Federico Caricasulo turned a fastest lap of 1'45.753 into the lead as Dominique Aegerter blocked Steven Odendaal down the straight, but Odendaal used his brakes into turn one to tale the lead, ahead of Caricasulo and Aegerter with Manuel Gonzalez and Raffaele De Roda behind them.
At half race distance, the leading group was Steven Odendaal, Federico Caricasulo, Manuel Gonzalez, Raffaele De Rosa, Dominique Aegerter, Yari Montella, Jules Cluzel and Niki Tuuli, a second and a half covering the leading eight riders. Aegerter hit the wet slow line outside turn one to lose a handful of places.
Odendaal led the eight riders at the start of lap ten as Gonzalez and Aegerter duelled over fifth place. A lap later, Odendaal went wide on turn fifteen and he barged into the side of Gonzalez as he rejoined the pack, the impact sending shivers through their bikes. Jules Cluzel led Raffaele De Rosa and a resurgent Manuel Gonzalez at the start of lap twelve with a fastest lap of 1'45.404 as Steven Odendaal and Dominique Aegerter fought hard enough for Federico Caricasulo to pass both of them. Manuel Gonzalez passed De Rosa for second place and set a 1'45.158 as he closed in on Jules Cluzel, and Cluzel lifted slightly on turn four, avoiding white paint, and Gonzalez powered past into the lead before turn five.
Lap fourteen, down the straight, Cluzel took the lead back with third-placed Odendaal setting the fastest lap with a 1'45.158 ahead of De Rosa, Caricasulo, Tuuli and Aegerter. Yari Montella finally dropped off the leading pack of seven riders. Niki Tuuli then set the fastest lap with a 1'45.158 in sixth place.
Three laps to go, seven riders were covered by less than a second and a half, reduced to a second a lap later as Federico Caricasulo set a 1'44.910 in third place. Niki Tuuli crashed out and Dominique Aegerter had to avoid his bike and he was limited to sixth place until De Rosa crashed out of a top five place.
Steven Odendaal opened the last lap taking the lead from Jules Cluzel with Federico Caricasulo and Manuel Gonzalez in touch behind them. Jules Cluzel closed on Steven Odendaal around the last corner, carrying more speed into his slipstream, and he broke free of the clean air to power alongside Odendaal for a side-by-side finish. While the transponders showed an eleven thousandths of a second win for Odendaal, the results would need to be confirmed by a photo finish, giving the win to Odendaal.
Federico Caricasulo finished behind the leading pair to take the last step on the podium a quarter of a second ahead of Manuel Gonzalez. Two and a half seconds behind, Dominique Aegerter took fifth place with newcomer Yari Montella a further two seconds behind.
Kevin Manfredi took his magnificent moustaches to Parc Fermé to win the Supersport challenge, taking more than the single point he needed in eleventh place.
Steven Odendaal's victory held off Dominique Aegerter's claiming of the title, reducing his lead to fifty four points with four races left. Jules Cluzel's second place rounded off a great weekend for the Frenchman, with a pole position, win, lap record and a photo finish second place, and he closed to within forty one points of fourth-placed Philipp Oettl.
|1||4||S. ODENDAAL||Yamaha YZF R6|
|2||16||J. CLUZEL||Yamaha YZF R6||0.011|
|3||94||F. CARICASULO||Yamaha YZF R6||0.364|
|4||81||M. GONZALEZ||Yamaha YZF R6||0.629|
|5||77||D. AEGERTER||Yamaha YZF R6||3.196|
|6||91||Y. MONTELLA||Yamaha YZF R6||5.247|
|7||21||R. KRUMMENACHER||Yamaha YZF R6||6.721|
|8||5||P. OETTL||Kawasaki ZX-6R||9.428|
|9||56||P. SEBESTYEN||Yamaha YZF R6||9.758|
|10||61||C. ONCU||Kawasaki ZX-6R||18.317|
|11||34||K. MANFREDI||Yamaha YZF R6||19.119|
|12||96||D. SANCHIS MARTINEZ||Yamaha YZF R6||20.426|
|13||38||H. SOOMER||Yamaha YZF R6||20.461|
|14||3||R. DE ROSA||Kawasaki ZX-6R||21.766|
|15||52||P. HOBELSBERGER||Yamaha YZF R6||21.769|
|16||22||F. FULIGNI||Yamaha YZF R6||31.620|
|17||25||M. BRENNER||Yamaha YZF R6||32.732|
|18||50||O. VOSTATEK||Yamaha YZF R6||33.367|
|19||95||V. TAKALA||Yamaha YZF R6||38.991|
|20||92||B. VAN EERDE||Yamaha YZF R6||40.843|
|21||55||G. HENDRA PRATAMA||Yamaha YZF R6||41.100|
|22||42||S. FROSSARD||Yamaha YZF R6||41.139|
|23||6||M. HERRERA||Yamaha YZF R6||44.350|
|24||2||L. MONTELLA||Yamaha YZF R6||1'25.425|