Johnny Rea was penalized. In fact, the Stewards decided to demote the Kawasaki rider to fourth place in Race 1, after he came into contact with Alex Lowes' Yamaha on the last turn. In view of this decision, Marco Melandri and his Yamaha get to stand on the podium. For the rider from Romagna, it's the second after Phillip Island.
The Stewards did not stop there. During the Superpole Race on Sunday morning, Rea will start from the back of the grid.