Markus Winkelhock and Marc Basseng moved into the GT1 World Championship points lead by taking a comfortable win in the Navarra qualifying race.
Basseng had followed the sister All-Inkl Lamborghini of Nicky Pastorelli in the early stages, relentlessly looking for opportunities to pass his team-mate.
He had to wait until the pitstops, when coming in immediately to hand over to Winkelhock worked perfectly, with a quick out-lap for the erstwhile DTM racer putting him into the lead ahead of Pastorelli's partner Dominik Schwager when the second Lamborghini pitted a lap later. Winkelhock edged away thereafter to lead a commanding Lamborghini one-two.
The Marc VDS Ford of Maxime Martin and series debutant Bertrand Baguette might have been a factor in the lead battle too. Martin charged up the order in the opening stint and then ran three laps longer than the leaders. But problems getting the car's door shut at the pitstop meant Baguette rejoined in fourth, and was only able to regain one place.
That came at the expense of Christian Hohenadel's Hexis Aston Martin, which eventually fell to fifth behind the hard-charging Jamie Campbell-Walter's Sumo Power Nissan.
The other main protagonists early on were the Exim Corvette and the No. 3 Hexis Aston, but their races went awry when Clivio Piccione slid into the back of Mike Hezemans' Corvette, casing damage that would eventually force Hezemans to retire, and earned Piccione a drive-through penalty.
Darren Turner and Stefan Mucke surged from last to sixth in the Young Driver Aston Martin, though Turner had to work hard to fend off Peter Dumbreck (JRM Nissan) and Dimitri Enjalbert (DKR Corvette) at the end.
Erstwhile championship leaders Lucas Luhr and Michael Krumm finished only ninth for JRM after a first-lap incident.