At the front, the Italian’s lead had moved out to 1.5 seconds as he laid down a pace that Jorge Lorenzo would’ve been proud of. Incredible consistency from Di Giannantonio meant nobody could get close to him. So attention switched to the fight for second and third, with Gardner having managed to get his nose in front of Raul Fernandez. Behind the pair of Ajo riders, Lowes was pushed back a further place to fifth as Bezzecchi came steamrolling through. The Brit got himself back in front of the Italian but, into Turn 1, the SKY VR46 man pulled off a carbon copy move to take fourth once more.