Harun Cabuk (KNN54-TMF), who came out on top in the opening encounter of the season at MotorLand AragÌ_n, was on the unlucky end of a collision with Perez at McLeans corner and was out of contention on lap four. The young Turkish rider suffered a right-collarbone dislocation and fracture.
Daniel Drayton (Team Bike Insurer-Drayton Racing), Romain Lecarpentier (RPA Academy), Gabriel Noderer (Noderer Racing) and Richard Bodis (H-Moto Team) rounded out the top 10. Reigning champion Avalon Biddle came out on top once again in the Women‰Ûªs European Cup by finishing the race in fifteenth place.
"I am really happy about this first win in the series," Perez said, "It‰Ûªs not the first time that I‰Ûªve been fighting for the top spot but unlike in qualifying, for some reason I have never managed to put everything together in the race before.
"We are now in the lead of the series and that‰Ûªs great news, although you never know what‰Ûªs going to happen next as the level of the competition is really high this year. I am now looking forward to Misano; hopefully we will be able to put up another good show and go for the top step of the podium again.