With the gate dropping on the opening Prestige race, the action quickly heated up. Walker, Gomez and Haaker were all in close contention with each rider sharing the lead at least once. Mistakes dropped Haaker back to an eventual third as Walker and Gomez went at it for the win. Gomez attacked at every opportunity but Walker ‰ÛÓ yet to win a heat race this season ‰ÛÓ was not going to let this one slip away. Hanging it out just that little bit more, he hung on to claim his first win of the 2017 series with Gomez second.
With the starting order reversed for race two it was Husqvarna‰Ûªs Pascal Rauchenecker who led the opening lap, but Gomez had carved his way to the front and quickly took over. It was a lead he wouldn‰Ûªt relinquish. This time around Haaker rode it home for a steady second. The fight for third went down to the final corner between Walker and Mario Roman (S-Sherco) with Roman snatching it in the final metres, pushing Walker back to fourth.
With everything to play for in the final race, victory for either Walker or Gomez would mean the overall victory too. Both riders shot out to the front immediately as mistakes dropped Haaker out of play with the duo in third. Neck-and-neck the KTM riders fought for victory only for Gomez to finally come good in the end.
‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs been an amazing night,‰Û