Toprak Razgatlioglu beat Northern Eire’s Jonathan Rea in Race 1 in Jerez to increase his World Superbike Championship result in six factors.
Six-time defending champion Rea, 34, held off Razgatlioglu till lap 14.
The 2 riders’ bikes had earlier touched on lap seven as Razgatlioglu, 24, tried a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre.
Rea briefly prolonged his benefit after that incident however Turkey’s Razgatlioglu regained his composure to lastly get previous the Northern Irishman seven laps later as he went on to win by 1.2 seconds.
Britain’s Scott Redding accomplished the rostrum as he completed 2.7 seconds behind the winner with Italy’s Andrea Locatelli in fourth.
Razgatlioglu, who held a one-point championship lead going into Sunday’s race, strikes to 424 factors with Rea on 418 and Redding in third place 69 factors off the tempo.
With Race 1 delayed till Sunday morning following Saturday’s tragic occasions on the Spanish circuit, the shorter Superpole race won’t happen on the assembly, with Race 2 going down in a while Sunday.
After the races at Jerez, the sequence strikes on to Portimao in Portugal subsequent weekend, with the ultimate two rounds going down in Argentina from 16-17 October and Indonesia from 12-14 November.