Starting from fourth on the grid, Glock made a good start and climbed to third place in turn one. Wittmann also got off the line well and slotted into seventh place. In contrast, Farfus failed to get off the line at first, and fell to the back of the field. While Glock moved into second place, Blomqvist was the innocent victim of a collision in the hairpin and dropped well down the field. After a period of mandatory pit stops around the halfway point of the 55 minute race, Glock passed Mike Rockenfeller to regain second place.