Mitch Thompson (AU) has reached many podiums, but the top spot has always eluded him. That changed at Pasul Vulcan. He pushed out in front of the final, widened his lead at every corner, and by the finish was well ahead of the remaining pack. Sebastian Hertler (DE) followed in second, but uncharacteristically crashed in the final corner, his first crash there of the whole event. Adam Westfall (US) seized the opportunity, sneaking past into second place, while fastest qualifier, Harry Clarke (AU) squeezed into third after Hertler controversially crossed the finish line on hands and knees in a desperate scramble.