Eight laps remaining now and Öncü’s pace at the front was simply too hot for some to handle. A leading group of seven had now well and truly detached themselves, with victory appearing to come from one of Öncü, Acosta, Masia, Fenati, Darryn Binder (Petronas Sprinta Racing), Ayumu Sasaki (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Migno. That was until the gloves then came off in Jerez through Turns 5 and 6. Acosta conjured up a divebomb that Darryn Binder would’ve been proud of into the fast Turn 5 to steal the lead away from Öncü. That compromised both of their drives down the back straight and the lightweight class riders were five abreast on the brakes into Pedrosa corner, with Fenati being the latest of the late brakers to hit the front.