After Michel Nykjaer had claimed victory in the first race, Oriola inflicted the first defeat to the Chevrolet cars since Suzuka last year.
The young Spaniard took the maximum out of his front row position on the reverse grid and led the race for the whole distance resisting pressure from the RML duo of Yvan Muller and Tom Chilton.
Oriola did not crack under pressure even when the race resumed after a safety car period for a final frantic lap, and did not offer Muller an opportunity to overtake.
James Nash finished fourth, while Gabriele Tarquini and Rob Huff threw away possible good results in two separate incidents.
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- Yvan Muller
- Michel Nykjaer