Alvaro Parente scored his first Superleague Formula race of the 2010 season at the Nurburgring in Germany, taking full advantage of the reversed-grid to hold off Bordeaux's Franck Montagny.
Although John Martin was on pole for Beijing Guoan, having failed to take the start in race one due to a lose wheel, it was fellow front row man Parente (who had retired with a misfire in the opener) who leapt into the lead at the start, and he pulled out a 2.7sec lead over Montagny before the pit stop cycle started.
Despite a number of pit stop hiccoughs this year, including earlier today when he stalled in race one, Parente's Atech Reid squad pulled off a perfect stop. Montagny wasn't going to let him have it easy, however, and closed the gap to within half a second with four laps remaining.
But each of them had equal push-to-pass usage to the finish, so the order stayed the same and Parente won by 0.8sec. He is the ninth different race winner in the series this year.
"It was a good pit stop," said Parente. "It was just up to me to maintain it. It was a good battle with Franck."
Montagny added: "I'm happy with that, I pushed and pushed, and hoped for a mistake, but he didn't do one."
Tristan Gommendy, who starred in a charge to third for Galatasary, said: "The balance of the car was pretty, and we were the fastest on the track at the end of the race there."
Behind him, Maria de Villota (Atletico Madrid) atoned for her Jarama embarrassment by holding off Max Wissel (Basel) and Craig Dolby (Tottenham) for her best-ever finish in fourth.
Race one winner Yelmer Buurman came through to finish eighth for AC Milan, two places behind title rival Dolby.