An intense race for Alvaro Bautista: he recovers positions getting to the first, finishing with a precious second place.
A rather difficult qualifying session put at disadvantage Alvaro who started the race from the fifth position.
Nevertheless, Bautista took 10 laps to pass Locatelli (Yamaha) and Lowes (Kawasaki), entering the fight for the top spot.
On lap 16 he attacked Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) before engaging in a duel with Rea (Kawasaki). The Spanish rider was able to take the lead but Rea’s response was immediate. Bautista took the chequered flag with a valuable second place.
“If have to be honest, I really enjoyed myself today. Starting from the second row wasn’t easy because I had to fight with some riders before I could get to the podium group. The battle with Toprak first and then Jonny was really good. I tried to attack Jonny, but in the end I also thought about not risking Toprak’s attack. I’m very happy”.