Minì started well from pole which went his way after Crawford was hit with a 2-grid place penalty linked to his accident at Mugello with Edgar. Behind the Minì, Crawford and Beganovic were followed by Delli Guanti, Edgar and Bearman.
On the second lap an accident between Bortoleto and Ogaard and the exit of Gnos required the entry of the safety car., and after that positions remained stable for the first half of the race. Beganovic was stuck like glue to Minì all the time with a gap of four tenths of a second, and Crawford followed in third place just six tenths off.
Change occurred when Delli Guanti hit technical problems and lost several positions, while Bearman and Fornaroli, now fourth and fifth, were both looking good. Meanwhile, there was an overtaking and counter-overtaking battle between Crawford and Beganovic, who was overtaken and then took second place back from the American.
In sixth position Leonardo Fornaroli (Iron Lynx) pulled of an excellent overtaking move on Jonny Edgar, while behind the English driver were Montoya, Smal, Pizzi, Duerksen and Rosso, the latter very subdued compared to his normal level.
Minì took full advantage of the battle between Beganovic and Crawford and stretched his lead to almost two seconds. Meanwhile, Fornaroli was much faster than Bearman and attacked him several times, but without success.
Minì took the win and strengthened his lead in the championship, while behind him at the finish line were Beganovic, Crawford, Bearman, Fornaroli, Edgar and Montoya.
“It was tough from the start where I kept the lead. The safety car didn’t help, but I’m happy for the final result. Tomorrow I have to give my all and the races will all be very tough,” the Sicilian commented.