Enea Bastianini nearly made it to first position but missed out by a gap of just 0.1s at the chequered flag.
Danny Kent: “We made it the hardest race of the year. There’s no doubt in my mind that we could have won that race with a new soft tyre. It’s something we need to learn for future races, to keep a spare tyre in case there’s a restart. Overall I’m a little disappointed but I’m happy to get some more points. We go to our home grand prix with a good lead and we’ll try to get a good result there.”
Gresini rider Bastianini cut Danny Kent’s championship lead by another eleven points, now just 45 points separate the pair, as he powered his way to the line, picking up thirteen places in the shortened race while taking a risk running with a soft front tyre.