Tech 1 Racing are proving they are becoming an increasing force in their rookie season, with Fukuda matching their best result from Donington of fourth place, the Japanese driver having made up 17 places to get there.
Valsecchi was another driver who fought against a lowly starting position to fly in the race, the Italian passing Miguez for fifth place with two laps remaining, having started way back in 26th place.
Miguez was a frustrated sixth having run as high as fourth, ahead of Pilet, who made it a great day for Tech 1 in seventh place. Jouanny managed his best result of the season in eighth, ahead of compatriot Salignon, the four French drivers in the field impressing their home fans by all getting into the top ten. Kane ended a promising but ultimately unfulfilling weekend in tenth place and with a single point.
In the championship standings, there have been big changes following the decision to scrap the results from the first race of the season at Zolder as a result of protests made by Eurointernational and Draco Multiracing, something
that has shaken up the leading championship order up significantly.
As a result, Soucek remains in the lead, three points
ahead of Maldonado, while Danielsson and Garcia are the biggest losers from the late change, dropping eight and twelve points respectively to be tied third overall, nine points off the lead.
Parente continues to hold fifth, having suffered his second double DNF in a row, a result that puts him 18 points adrift with two races remaining and 34 points up for grabs.
The series now heads of Barcelona, the home circuit of Soucek, the Spaniard no doubt determined to put a disappointing Le Mans weekend behind him and take a
surprise championship win in a year that has seen him win just once but finish out of the points only three times out of 15 races. Will unflappable consistency see him take victory in his rookie season?