Jeffrey Herlings some from outside the top ten to catch and pass Tony Cairoli yet again to win in the first moto. Cairoli then picked up the pace behind Herlings but couldn’t mount a serious challenge for the win as Herlings controlled the gap up front.
In race two he again ran the down a ten second lead Cairoli had on him but it was a backmarker who ultimatelygot in Cairoli’s way blocking the Italian allowing Herlings to take the lead, Cairoli stayed with Herlings riding with anger but finally gave in with a couple of laps to go.
Herlings said: “It was really good, Tony had a big gap, I could overtake him and managed to go 1-1.”
“The first moto was good, in the beginning I was a little slow, Jeffrey was riding very fast especially in the waves section, I struggled there with the speed. I followed his good lines but it was sdifficult to overtake. In the second moto I pulled away, the lappers came and I struggled a little bit, when he passed me I almost jumped on a lap per and twisted my wrist a little bit, I feel a lot of pain, I hope it’s not serious,” remarked Cairoli.
Gautier Paulin always rides well at this track and did so again for third overall but he couldn’t get close to Cairoli or Herlings.
Romain Febvre crashed out of race two heavily and injured his wrist after Arminas Jasikonis slammed the door on the Frenchman’s front wheel, ruining another shot at the podium.