On lap ten, Turkington went for the lead at Druids and forced his way through past Neal – who was forced wide and dropped to third – with Giovanardi also getting through. Plato then followed later in the lap, with the three title rivals running together at the front.
At the end of the lap, Giovanardi again tried to make a move for the lead exiting Clark but when Turkington blocked, it allowed Plato a run round the outside. Not only did he take second, but also the lead, as he powered around the outside of Turkington into first place.
Another clash between Giovanardi and Turkington exiting Clark on the following lap – which saw Giovanardi forced onto the grass towards the pit wall – allowed Chilton to pass his former Vauxhall team-mate into third, with the positions out front remaining static to the finish, despite Giovanardi trying desperately to retake the place.
The Italian therefore relinquished the title with fourth place, with Neal recovering to fifth.
Stephen Jelley, Anthony Reid, Adam, Shedden and Dave Pinkney rounded out the top ten.