“I think it was a very strange race,” continued Marinelli. “La Marra did very well in the first part, and he was leading by 1.5 seconds before they put out the red flag.
“Our thoughts were that he was heading for his first win but they stopped it and he had already used all his four sets of tyres.
“He had to restart with the same tyres he finished the first leg on. They tell me Sylvain Barrier and [Loris] Baz each had one tyre that was barely used left (from their allocation), so they used them on the second part.
“With a five-lap race and no aggregate any more, it was one-shot race after that. Overall I have to say I was happy.”
Britain's Kev Coghlan finished seventh on the DMC Racing Panigale ahead of Savadori in Imola.