Barcia was the fastest rider on the track, but a crash in the sand section after the midpoint of the race ended his chances of a podium finish. Roczen pulled, what appeared as, a comfortable lead of over three seconds late in the race, but Webb started his charge and moved up to Roczen's rear wheel in the closing laps. Webb benefitted when a Dean Wilson, while being lapped, flustered Roczen on the final lap; Webb took advantage and tucked inside a 180-degree corner, cut across the ruts, and sealed his spot in the lead.
‰ÛÏIt was a close race the whole time and Kenny [Roczen] rode a solid race with not many mistakes," Webb recounted. "The track was really tricky, easy to over-ride and get impatient. The lappers there at the end was a bummer, I felt like we were going to have a really good battle, and obviously we did, but the lappers were really tough tonight. I hung in there and I pounced on that last lap and made it happen. I‰Ûªve really got to give it up to my team, they‰Ûªre amazing.‰Û