That came to a head when, running three wide, van der Linde hit Nielsen twice, resulting in a crash with Rougier. Incredibly, van der Linde then seemed to deliberately knock Yuki Nemoto into a spin on the Mistral straight.
It was strike three for van der Linde ten minutes later, as he again caused a collision with Rougier. As Rougier slotted up the inside at Signes he forced van der Linde wide, but as the South African rejoined he collided with the Lamborghini in the braking zone for Beausset.
Mosca and Aka were driving away at the front, but Aka chose to pit early in the window. That allowed Marciello to overcut and set up the Akkodis 1-2.
With van der Linde taken out of the running by a deserved stop-go penalty, the race calmed down for the final laps. Mosca took victory by four seconds from his Pro team-mate, with both scoring five points in their respective championships.
Aka finished third on the road but second in class, ahead of his Pro team-mate Juuso Puhakka, taking four points each for Attempto. Rougier took a hard-fought final podium spot in Pro and fifth on the road, scoring three for Emil Frey, while Haupt’s Jannes Fittje did the same in Silver.
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