Arbolino, at Turn 1, then passed Ogura. The Italian was now in the battle and despite sitting ninth and 10th at the minute, Arenas – in P3 – was a stone’s throw up the road. The Leopard riders were flying and sat P6 and P7, they had the Team Championship to win. Alcoba in P2 now had a bit of daylight to Suzuki, Arenas was now P4 but had two light blue machines to worry about. Ogura was still behind Arbolino in P10, Arenas was safe for now but this was all going to kick off in the final eight laps. Tiger Tony was roaring and he was up to P7, Arenas was P5 and both of his title rivals chasing him hard.