When the 30-second board dropped for the second moto, sand specialist Jeffrey Herlings grabbed the holeshot just ahead of Ken de Dycker and Justin Barcia. De Dycker and Barcia battled back and forth for the second position for the next couple of laps, but the battle quickly ended when Bam Bam clipped the Belgium rider’s wheel and crashed into the sand. Barcia was able to remount in third, but he was under a lot of pressure from Tanel Leok and Roczen. He tried to hold them off as long as he could, but he eventually lost the battle to the two riders. As for Barcia’s teammate, Baggett sat in seventh.
At the halfway point, Herlings had a 27-second lead on de Dycker, while Roczen, Leok, and Barcia rounded off the top-five. Roczen tried to challenge de Dycker for a few laps, but he was unable to make the pass, and he eventually lost his third spot to Leok. On the last lap, disaster struck to Justin Barcia as his front brake locked up after a collision with de Dycker. After he forced his bike into the pits, he was able to free his front wheel, and finished in 14th, while Baggett finished sixth. Herlings took the win by a large magin, Leok finished second, and de Dycker finished third.
As for the points, Germany has a substantial lead on Team USA, who sat in second.
1. Jeffrey Herlings, Netherlands (KTM)
2. Tanel Leok, Estonia (Suz)
3. Ken de Dycker, Belgium (KTM)
4. Ken Roczen, Germany (KTM)
5. Davide Guarneri, Italy (KTM)
6. Blake Baggett, USA (Kaw)
7. Marcus Schiffer, Germany (Suz)
8. Todd Waters, Australia (Suz)
9. Max Anstie, Great Britain (Hon)
10. Xavier Boog, France (Kaw)
11. Marvin Musquin, France (KTM)
12. Alexander Tonkov, Russia (Hon)
13. Luis Correia, Portugal (Yamaha)
14. Justin Barcia, USA (Honda)
15. Pritt Ratsep, Estonia (KTM)
16. Filip Bengtsson, Sweden (KTM)
17. Cody Cooper, New Zealand (Suz)
18. Karl Olsson, Sweden (Hon)
19. Stefan Kjer Olsen, Denmark (Suz)
20. Luke Styke, Australia (Yam)