On Lap 2 Dungey passed Kawasaki's Davi Millsaps to move into podium position in third, then on the following lap the battle for the lead began. Canard and Roczen traded the lead a couple of times before Canard made the pass stick and pulled away slightly. The distance between the leaders stayed the same until they encountered lappers on Lap 10, allowing Roczen to get within a few bike lengths. On Lap 14, Roczen took advantage of the lappers to get on Canard's rear fender, but the Honda rider responded. Just three laps later, Canard made a mistake that allowed Roczen to get alongside him, but again Canard fended off the pressure. Lappers ultimately separated the two riders again, allowing Canard to take the win.