From pole position Tomas Engström made a better start than fellow front row starter Jens Reno Møller and the latter clashed with Pontus Mörth at the first corner and slipped down to ninth.
At the end of the first lap Engström was chased by Ceresoli, with Nykjær third and Mörth fourth.
On lap 3 César Campaniço and Henrik Lundgaard, who were fighting door to door over 6th place, collided and finished their race in the gravel trap. On lap 4 Mörth re-took third position from Nykjær, while Kristian Pouslen was trying hard to overtake Møller; Michal Matĕjovský went off at turn 1.
On lap 6 Philip Geipel overtook Poulsen for 7th and the two of them continued to fight. A few moments later Geipel collided with Stefano Valli who slipped down to ninth.
At mid distance Engström started to pull away, stretching his margin to nearly two seconds ahead of Ceresoli who was chased hard by Mörth and Nykjær. Mörth hit Ceresoli’s rear bumper on lap 13, but the Italian managed to stay ahead; however in the following lap Ceresoli went wide at turn 2 and lost two positions to Mörth and Nykjær. In the next corner Ceresoli outbraked himself going into the gravel trap and out of the race while trying to recover the second place.
With Engström lead safe, Nykjær stole second place from Mörth on lap 15. Behind them O’Brien’s fourth position was untouchable, while Alexander Lvov completed his recovery overtaking Poulsen and P. Geipel to finish fifth. Møller crossed the line in 8th and claimed pole position on the reverse grid for the second race.
BASOV WINS SUPER PRODUCTION
Aleksey Basov took the better start and the lead from Anton Markin and Arkadyi Pavlovskiy.
Poleman Fabio Fabiani was chasing the laeding group, but on the third lap he went off at turn 10 and retired, his BMW stranded into the gravel trap.
The three Russians continued to fight. Basov was able to defend his lead, while Markin lost second position to Pavlovskiy on the 17th lap.
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