Despite the fact he was not the fastest rider in the qualifying process, where a small mistake pushed Toni Bou down to eleventh position that would see him starting the event as the fourth man out on the course, nothing could stop him marching towards his 98th victory. In truth, no one had an answer to his awesome display of riding. The nearest challenger was Gas Gas new boy Jaime Busto who finished second, followed by his fellow Spanish Gas Gas team rider Jeroni Fajardo making it an all-Spanish podium. The event had started in sunshine, but at the close of the first of the two laps, the rain shower turned into a downpour, which changed the nature of the hazards. The result still remains the same though, and once again as in 2017, the question on everyone’s lips is who can stop Bou?