Thanks to the reverse grid, Boschung started from pole position ahead of Ceccon, Ocon, Eriksson and the championship leader Ghiotto. Yesterday’s winner, Kirchhöfer, started from 8th place behind Bernstorff.

As the lights went out, a poor start from Boschung allowed Ceccon to quickly take advantage of the Swiss driver. Ocon, in 3rd, got alongside Boschung, and around the outside to take second place behind the Arden of Ceccon.

At the end of the first lap, Ceccon had already managed to keep ahead of Ocon, Boschung, Eriksson and Kirchhöfer – the ART driver making up 3 places from his starting position. Yesterday’s battle between Kirchhöfer and Bernstorff was reignited at this second round, however this time over 5th place.

Quickly, Ceccon created a small gap (1.8 seconds) to the rest of the field. During the second half of the race, Parry, who finished a well-earned 3rd in race 1, put pressure on his teammate Eriksson for 4th, but despite several attempts Parry was unable to get past.

After having dominated for the entire 15 laps, Ceccon earned his first win in the series, ahead of Ocon and Boschung. Eriksson failed to get on the podium with 4th, ahead of teammate Parry.

The next round of the GP3 series takes place at Hungary in three weeks’ time. With Ghiotto’s grasp on the championship lead down to a mere 5 points, will Kirchhöfer be able to overtake the Italian?