The first round of the world championship was a showcase for the formidability of the MidSoft 32 front and rear tires fitted to the top six bikes listed in the final classification. With 1st and 2nd won in the Motos, the overall win went to 2009 vice-champion Max Nagl, who beat his new team-mate Antonio Cairoli, who finished 2nd, adding to his 5th place earlier in the day. 2008 champion David Philippaerts performed well in his new factory Yamaha and will be in contention for another title. Philippaerts finished in between works Rockstar Teka Suzuki riders Clement Desalle and Steve Ramon, also running Scorpion MX, finishing in front of 6th place rider Ken De Dycker. In the top-ten, Pirelli-fitted riders also included Joshua Coppins in 9th with the twin cylinder Aprilia and Davide Guarneri in 10th.