Because of the weather, the race distance was reduced to 19 laps.
Tom Sykes is looking to return to his previous winning form.
Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) claimed Pole Position today at Jerez.
Ducati is in fourth position in the manufacturers’ standings.
Third straight year in series' only U.S. appearance.
Sylvain Guintoli narrowed the gap to leader Tom Sykes to just twelve points.
The two Ducati Superbike men quickly got to work setting up their 1199 Panigale bikes.
An enthralling 20 lap race 1 saw Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) emerge victorious at a cloudy and overcast Portimão to claim his 7th win of the season and the 21st of his WSBK career.
Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano now travel to the Portuguese ‘Autodromo Internacional do Algarve’ for round 8.
After seven of fourteen scheduled rounds, Davies holds sixth position in the general standings, with 143 points, while Giugliano is seventh.
The Italian rider earned second place on the grid for tomorrow’s races, with his teammate Chaz Davies concluding sevent.