Starting from second on the grid, Krummenacher was challenging for the lead into Turn 1, but was pushed wide and dropped to 10th. As they headed on to lap two though, the rain worsened and most of the field headed into the pit lane.
Krummenacher had already recovered to fifth before stopping, and after switching to the wet tyres, the Swiss rider continued his charge, taking the lead on lap seven, and went on to take victory by 16.226 seconds.
After storming to a second-career WorldSSP pole position, Gonzalez was untouchable in the early stages. The Spanish youngster was 4.2 seconds clear out front before pitting for wets, but a slow stop saw him drop down to 12th. Over the next 15 laps though, the 19-year-old scythed his way through to a superb second-place result.
Kallio Racing Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team’s Hannes Soomer was back in the mix after a steady return at Magny-Cours. The Estonian qualified in eighth but dropped to 17th on the opening lap, before climbing back to finish seventh.
Having qualified sixth, Evan Bros Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team’s Steven Odendaal managed to climb to second before the pit stops after a strong start. However, the South African was handed a time penalty for a pit lane infringement, and despite crossing the line in fourth, he was eventually classified in eighth.
Odendaal’s Evan Bros Yamaha teammate Peter Sebestyen enjoyed a strong run from 15th on the grid to finish ninth, while Ten Kate Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team’s Simon Jespersen, who had initially cross the line in ninth, was 11th after a pit lane infringement penalty.
Galang Hendra Pratama was 13th for the Ten Kate Yamaha team, after his penalty was applied, with Kallio Racing Yamaha’s Vertti Takala 14th, while Jules Cluzel’s GMT94 Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team replacement, 17-year-old Ludovic Gauchi, scored a point on debut.
bLU cRU youngster Unai Orradre narrowly missed out on points in 16th, with Biblion Motoxracing Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team’s Federico Caricasulo finishing 18th.
GMT94 Yamaha’s Andy Verdoia was hit from behind at Turn 1 on the third lap and has been declared unfit for Race 2 with a sprained ankle.
For Race 1 results, click here.