Dominique Aegerter took Suter’s first win since Valencia 2014 at Misano in very difficult conditions.

Aegerter, who has struggled in recent seasons, managed to handle the conditions and beat out his fellow countryman Tom Luthi, who would finish second making it the first ever Swiss 1-2 finish.

Luthi’s championship hopes were lifted after Franco Morbidelli crashed out of the lead early on, meaning the gap between the two riders is only nine points with only five races to go. Morbidelli wasn’t the only rider to crash, with only 16 riders finishing in the race.

Hafizh Syahrin finished third, taking his first podium since Sepang in 2012. Francesco Bagnaia was fourth, with Brad Binder finishing in fifth. Sandro Cortese finished in sixth place ahead of Fabio Quartararo. Simone Corsi was set for a top five finish before the Italian crashed out. Corsi would remount, and finish in eighth. Khairul Idhan Pawi finished in ninth with Jesko Raffin finishing tenth.

Takaaki Nakagami and Alex de Angelis would finish in eleventh and twelfth respectively. Remy Gardner did crash but would remount and finish thirteenth. Tetsui Nagashima would finish in fourteenth, with Xavi Vierge and Federico Fugliani being the final finishers in fifteenth and sixteenth place respectively.

The next round of the championship takes place in two weeks time at Aragon in Spain.

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