With rain still pouring in the first motos, the racing wasn’t actually too bad and most of the riders were able to complete the race without too many problems. However as the sun came out, the slick mud started to dry and become extremely sticky, making the second races a real test of survival.
In the MXGP class it was Clement Desalle who took the overall, making it two wins in a row after his success in France a couple of weeks ago. The Belgian rider went 3-1, taking advantage of Romain Febvre’s crash whilst lapping Jeffrey Herlings late in the second moto to move into second place in the championship, 47 pts behind Antonio Cairoli. Despite almost being lapped, Herlings would get second overall, with his 1-8 results good enough to give him his fourth podium in the last five rounds. Rounding off the podium was Gautier Paulin, who is still riding well in all the different surfaces the MXGPs cover. Max Anstie was fourth, championship leader Cairoli was fifth after struggling with his start in the second moto, while a furious Febvre was sixth.