Series veteran Kasper Andersen scored his third career International Formula Master victory in today's reverse grid race at Valencia.
The 24-year-old Dane made a lightning start from third on the grid and snatched the lead with a great move down the inside of polesitter Nicolas Maulini into Turn 1.
Andersen was then given the opportunity to escape up front while a queue formed behind Maulini. The Swiss driver clung onto second for half a dozen laps before relenting, and by then Andersen had a three-second cushion.
Pal Varhaug, Josef Kral and Sergei Afanasiev then set about their own battle for second, which allowed Andersen a free run to victory.
Kral spent the majority of the race trying to find a way around Varhaug and was granted an opportunity when Varhaug slipped up. Kral tried to run alongside the Jenzer Motorsport car but he was squeezed off the track, bounced across the gravel and slipped back to fourth.
Afanasiev took up the challenge for second from there on, but Varhaug was able to defend his place comfortably.
Vladimir Arabadzhiev finished fifth, ahead of race one winner Fabio Leimer who was stuck behind the struggling Maulini until the closing laps.
Pos Driver Team Gap 1. Kasper Andersen Hitech 28m34.333s 2. Pal Varhaug Jenzer +3.479 3. Sergei Afanasiev JD +3.880 4. Josef Kral JD +4.561 5. Vlado Arabadjiev JD +8.413 6. Fabio Leimer Jenzer +14.841 7. Nicolas Maulini Jenzer +18.492 8. Harald Schlegelmilch ADM +21.486 9. Frankie Provenzano Cram +22.181 10. Earl Bamber ADM +23.032 11. Dennis Retera AR +34.075 12. Alexander Rossi Hitech +38.281 13. Kelvin Snoeks AR +1:26.337 Retirements Patrick Reiterer Iris 18 laps Simon Trummer Iris 1 lap Alessanrdo Kouzkin Cram 0 laps Fastest lap, Kral 1:28.700 on lap 18