Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) and Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) went 1-2 in the second race at Miller, which was halted, shortened to 18 laps, and then re-started almost an hour-and-a-half late. The wait was worth it for the spectators as the last lap fight was tense and exciting right up until Melandri won by only 0.195 seconds.
Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) was third and Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Aprilia) fourth, easily the SBK rookie's best result of the year. Early leader Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) was unlucky to fall and no score. The big winner today was Biaggi, who took an 18-point lead away with him, with Melandri and fifth place finisher Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) in joint second place.