Toni Elias was the first to crash out in the first corner, his collision with Sandro Cortese also causing the German to retire later in the race.
There were also falls for Steven Odendaal and Louis Rossi and Ricard Cardus and Xavier Simeon. Alex De Angelis smashed up his bikes visor in the gravel and later retired making two DNF's for Forward Racing.
Both QMMF riders Sucipto and West retired, Marcel Schrotter and Jordi Torres both crashed out while holding eighth position. Ratthapark Wilairot fell from his Gresini on the final lap.
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