Luthi crossed the line just over half-a-second adrift for his best result of the year, himself fending off a last-lap attack from German GP winner Jordi Torres (Aspar Team Moto2 Suter), less than a tenth behind. Simone Corsi (NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up) was almost as close to him, with De Angelis on his back wheel, and the top five covered by 1.1 seconds.
‰ÛÏWith just 13 laps there was just one strategy: full throttle from the go." Luthi stated. "Such a short race, actually, too short for me, because I had quite a good set-up and was not scared at all by a full length.
"Due to safety reasons we had to do this short race, so I had to change the strategy. The target was to get a good start and push straight from the beginning. After one lap Pol opened a gap, then he made a small mistake, and I was there immediately, but afterwards I made a mistake, and at the end it was not possible to catch up and fight for a victory.
"I had to battle to keep the other guys behind me, not easy, but at the end second is great. I didn‰Ûªt struggle at all with the tyres during all the weekend with lost rubber or anything like that," he added.
Australian rider Anthony West (QMMF Racing Team Speed Up) fought through to tenth in a crowd-pleasing ride after finishing the first lap in 20th.