After an intense fight on the last lap, it was Razgatlioglu who crossed the finish line 0.3 seconds ahead of the six-time Superbike World Champion.

However, Razgatlioglu was later for one place after a check by the race stewards downgraded to second place, giving Northern Irish rider Rea his ninth win of the season.

Turkish ace Razgatlioglu won Rea’s second race on Sunday to complete a doubles after triumphing over the reigning champions in Saturday’s race as well , but the 24-year-old was denied a first career hat-trick in World Superbike after his injury in the Superpole race.

After eight laps he leads Rea by seven points, during the championship from September 17th to 19th Catalonia is relocated to Barcelona.