Holding to win the race Taddy was happy enough with the way things had gone. “It all went pretty well,” commented Blazusiak. “I found a way around Knight and felt good. The track’s great and I was able to open up a bit of a lead. I made a small mistake on the last lap, but managed to stay out front and get the win. I’m looking forward to a great night.” Blazusiak’s fastest lap was one-and-a-half seconds faster than his closest rival.
Knighter’s runner-up result was one the Manxman was pleased with as he showed that he’s going to be a serious contended during the night’s three finals. “I’m happy enough with the way things went. My start was really good and I just tried to put together smooth consistent laps. I didn’t make any mistakes, which I was happy about. No, it was all good really.”
Husaberg’s Joakim Ljunggren placed third while KTM’s Jonny Walker made a mistake early in the race and then struggled to make his way forward. Walker ended up an eventual sixth behind Alfredo Gomaz (Husaberg) in fourth and Thomas Oldrati (Husaberg) in fifth.
There was nothing – literally – to separate Enduro Junior class winner Giacomo Redondi (KTM) from second placed Danny McCanney (Gas Gas) as the two riders crossed the finish side-by-side. The win went to Redondi but there was little to separate the two riders, suggesting that the same will be true during the night’s finals. Third went to Polish rider Pawel Szymkowski (KTM).