The HTP youngsters Buhk and Abril showed a great performance in the first race of the Sprint Series on Russian soil. A third place finish in the qualifying race laid the perfect foundation for the feature race. Starting from third, Abril quickly took the lead after a great start and immediately created a gap. Buhk took over the Bentley Continental GT3 from the Monegasque driver halfway through the race and eventually secured the victory in the 60-minute race. After 36 laps, Buhk took the chequered flag with a margin of more than seven seconds.