Though BMW's hopes of victory were hit by Haslam's first corner retirement, Troy Corser
brought home some good points in fifth position, the Australian backed by Ayrton Badovini, who put in an exceptional ride on the satellite 'Italia' machine to claim sixth – the third round in succession that he has improved his personal best result.
Still, he and seventh place Sylvain Guintoli did have some fortune after inheriting positions from Checa in the final metres after the Althea Ducati slowed with a suspected puncture, the Spaniard nonetheless holding on to cross the line in tenth.
Appropriately enough, his problems allowed Biaggi to finish ahead in eighth position, ensuring he leaves Monza having reduced Checa's margin by 15 points to a more manageable 28.
Joan Lascorz brought some smiles to Kawasaki with a top ten finish in ninth, while all 15 finishers scored points in the order of Tom Sykes, Ruben Xaus, Roberto Rolfo, Mark Aitchison and Fabrizio Lai.