Fernandez wins the final STK600 race of the year in France
Axel Bassani (Berclaz Racing Team) took the lead on lap two and was never headed, until a heart stopping moment on lap 7 saw him relinquish a 1.5s lead to Augusto Fernandez, the Spanish rider claiming an emotional first victory in the series ahead of podium debutant, who clung on for second at the flag.
In wet and slippery conditions following an earlier downpour, the race saw many of the leading protagonists fall out of contention including the riders fighting for second in the overall standings.
The final podium position went to Turkish rider Toprak Razgatliogliu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing), the 2015 champion riding a sensible race to claim another podium finish.
Luca Vitali (G.A.S Racing Team), Ilya Mikhalchik (DS Junior Team) and Hugo Clere (MG Competition) completed the top 6.
Superstock 600 Magny-Cours – Race
1 – Augusto Fernandez Pata Honda Junior Team
2 – Axel Bassani Berclaz Racing Team +8.205
3 – Toprak Razgatlioglu Kawasaki Puccetti Racing +18.865
1 – Toprak Razgatlioglu Kawasaki Puccetti Racing 157
2 – Michael Ruben Rinaldi San Carlo Team Italia Kawasaki 98 (-59)
3 – Federico Caricasulo Pata Honda Junior Team 86 (-71)