Kallio Racing Yamaha Supported WorldSSP rider, Thomas Gradinger, starting for the first time from pole position, managed to slot in behind Caricasulo on the opening lap, with the two Yamaha riders initially managing to pull a gap on the pursuing pack, led by Australian race winner, Randy Krummenacher.
Gradinger forced his way past Caricasulo to take the race lead on lap eleven, just as Krummenacher and Raffaele de Rosa closed the gap to make it a four-way battle at the front of the race.
As the leaders crossed the line four abreast to start the final lap, it was De Rosa who led but with the Bardahl Yamaha teammates looking increasingly threatening behind. In the end Krummenacher left it until the very final turn before making his bid for victory, ducking out of the slipstream at the end of the back straight and passing de Rosa on the inside going into the last corner.
De Rosa held on for second place at the chequered flag with Caricasulo third and Gradinger a very close fourth, equalling his best ever result in WorldSSP.Jules Cluzel endured a lonely ride to fifth place, with his GMT94 Yamaha Supported WorldSSP teammate, Corentin Perolari, finishing one place further back in sixth. Kallio Racing Yamaha’s Isaac Viñales and Loris Cresson both finished in the points, in 10th and 14th place respectively.
Krummenacher now leads the championship standings with 70 points and with a 14-point advantage over second placed Cluzel. Caricasulo lies third on 48 points, while Gradinger’s fourth place in Aragon moves him up to sixth in the championship with 24 points.