Jeffrey Herlings once again showed why he is leading the World MX2 Championship by winning the MX2 qualification race after taking the lead from team-mate Jordi Tixier in the early laps. Tommy Searle held second for a long period in the race, closing up to a few bikes lengths of Herlings, but a small crash on lap seven put Searle further back in the pack.
Max Anstie crashed on the opening lap and trailed at the back of the field. Jeremy Van Horebeek looked strong, once again finishing second to Herlings, and American Zach Osborne came from 8th place on lap one to finish in third place.
In the MX1 qualification race it was Rui Goncalves who lead early, but behind him it was battle stations as Nagl, Desalle, Cairoli, Pourcel and De Dycker fought over the remaining places. Goncalves lost the lead on lap four when Desalle forced his way past, then it was Cairoli who passed the Honda rider, moving into second place.
Desalle crashed while leading, pushing too hard and running over the banking on a corner. With that mistake Cairoli took the lead and his two KTM team-mates Nagl and De Dycker had also worked their way past Goncalves. In the end it was KTM domination with Cairoli, Nagl and De Dycker taking the top three. British rider Shaun Simpson rode a great race, finishing in sixth place, while his new Rinaldi Yamaha team mate Kristian Whatley finished in 11th place.
Christophe Pourcel, Marc De Reuver and Tanel Leok all failed to finish the moto.
MX2 Qualification race: 1. Herlings, 2. Van Horebeek, 3. Osborne, 4. Tixier, 5. Guillod, 6. Searle, 7. Nicholls, 8. Febvre, 9. Butron, 10. Banks Browne, 11. Coldenhoff, 12. Lupino, 13. Leiber, 14. Ferrandis, 15. Cervellin
MX1 Qualification race: 1. Cairoli, 2. Nagl, 3. De Dycker, 4. Goncalves, 5. Paulin, 6. Simpson, 7. Desalle, 8. Aranda, 9. Boog, 10. Strijbos, 11. Whatley, 12. Barragan, 13. Potisek, 14. Bobryshev, 15. Pourcel