Tamas Pal Kiss took his first GP3 victory with a lights-to-flag win in race two at Barcelona.
The Tech 1 driver made a solid start and got to the first corner almost unchallenged. From then on he just had to keep Mucke's Nigel Melker at a safe distance to hang on to the win. Melker climbed from third to second at the start by sweeping around the outside of Dean Smith (Addax), who held on to third for the whole race.
The Briton came under some pressure from Tech 1's Andrea Caldarelli once the latter's fourth-placed teammate Aaro Vainio came in to serve a jump-start drive-through penalty, but the Italian's charge effectively ended three laps from home when he locked up into Turn 1 as Smith defended his place.
Race one winner Mitch Evans came home fifth for MW Arden, while the final point when to a fast-starting Gabby Chaves (Addax), who went from 13th to seventh on the opening lap, and moved up to sixth when Vainio dropped out of contention.
The start of the race was particularly dramatic as several cars either jumped it or stalled – and in some cases did both.
Nico Muller and James Calado were the highest-placed runners unable to get away. While Calado did eventually get moving – and was subsequently penalized for jumping the start as well – Muller was stranded and then hit in spectacular fashion by Marlon Stockinger and Alexander Sims.