Kenan Sofuoglu won his third world championship by finishing behind the only man who could have caught him before the Portimao round, Jules Cluzel. Cluzel gave his all to keep the title alive for another weekend but with so many changes of lead and position inside the top four riders today, nothing was certain until the very last corner when he had stretched out a winning lead. Fabien Foret was third in the race, just less than a second from Cluzel. Broc Parkes was fourth and Sam Lowes fifth. In the rankings, with one round to go, Sofuoglu has a peerless 218 points, Cluzel 185 and Foret 160.