Buttrick's FMF/KTM teammate, Russell Bobbitt, struggled to find his speed. He came into the final round sitting second in points and needed a decent finish to remain in that spot. Russell remained close to both Buttrick and Lafferty in times throughout the first four tests but lost significant time in the final two. "I just rode too cautious at the end. I was worried about crashing and losing a bunch of time but I ended up losing just as much time playing it safe," stated Bobbitt. At the end of the day, Bobbitt was able to finish 6th in the race and 3rd in the overall championship point standings.