On lap 12 of 16 Herlings found his way around Anstie after following the Brit for 8 laps. Anstie tried to retaliate toward the end but would come up short. Gajser took the race win ahead of Febvre, Herlings, Anstie, and Paulin.
Race 2 kicked off with another good start from Anstie and though Herlings took Fox Holeshot Anstie had the better line afterwards and took the lead. Herlings and Anstie stayed together while Tim Gajser followed the entire race.
Behind Gajser was were the early action was seen as Wilvo Yamaha MXGP‰Ûªs Arnaud Tonus fought to hold off 2017 MXGP World Champion, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing‰Ûªs Antonio Cairoli and later Team HRC‰Ûªs Evgeny Bobryshev.
Cairoli later pulled off and did not finish but Bobryshev kept hounding Tonus eventually taking the position. 4 laps later Romain Febvre, who fell off of the start, took the 4th spot from Bobryshev and one lap later Bobryshev fell and would finish 23rd.