SSTK: Barrier secures SSTK 1000 title as Guarnoni wins

Doing his utmost to fight his way back up the order following his first lap fall, Pedercini Kawasaki's Staring produced a marvellous charge to secure fifth place – despite a further off-course moment at turn two -, but it wasn't quite enough to prevent Guarnoni from stealing third position in the standings. It's a particularly satisfying feat for Guarnoni given he left Pedercini to join MRS in place of Superbike-bound Loris Baz four rounds into the season.

Behind Staring, Christoffer Bergman prevailed in a race-long tussle with Ondrej Jezek for sixth, while wild-card rider Julien Millet, Randy Pagaud and Markus Reiterberger rounded out the top ten.

A race of high attrition, as well as La Marra's crash, Leandro Mercado fell from third position on lap eight, while Fabio Massei and wild-card Greg Gildenhuys both slid off in the tricky conditions from provisional top five places too.

As such, all but one rider who reached the chequered flag picked up points, with Massimo Parziani, Adrien Protat, Heber Pedrosa, Gabriel Berclaz and Tiago Dias filling positions 11th to 15th.

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