Job was aiming for a third successive pole, but had to settle for fourth on the grid in a close session. It was however a British 1-2, as Charlie Collins out-qualified Kevin Ellis for his first pole of the season. Ellis was keen to become the first driver to win a sprint race from anything other than pole, and beat Collins into turn one, but Collins stayed with him and retook the spot into turn three.
Job, who’d qualified behind his rookie team-mate Cooper Webster, lost a spot to Matti Sipila in turn five, while former championship leader Jeremy Bouteloup was tipped into a spin by Maximilian Benecke in the same corner just behind. After a frantic opening lap Collins was able to eke out enough of a gap and took his first ever PESC win. Webster, Sipila and Job took third to fifth spots, with newcomer Julien Soenen occupying the important eighth place for the reverse-grid pole in the feature race.
Zac Campbell might have fancied his chances starting third, but a disastrous first corner effectively ended his race, with his spin leading to further crashes behind taking out Benecke, Dayne Warren, and Yoann Harth. While Soenen held his lead, he now had Job on his tail, but Pinto was the man on the move as he worked his way past first Collins, then Ellis, and finally Webster in short order. With three laps remaining Job spotted a chance to finally dispatch Soenen. In doing so he allowed Pinto to pass both Sipila and Soenen in one hit.
That set up a titanic battle between Job and Pinto, but the smallest of errors on the last lap saw Pinto drop back into Soenen’s clutches. The two banged doors through the Wurth Kurve esses, with Soenen losing momentum and four positions in one go. Job couldn’t be caught though, winning by just over half a second from Pinto, with Collins rounding out the podium. The result propels Job up the table into second, closing up on Pinto who now leads by 38 points. Ellis sits in third, just two points further back.