GTE-Am was initially dominated by the No.83 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia. However, it ran into troubles when the pit window began, the AF Corse Ferrari, which was being driven by Rui Aguas, was penalised for speeding in the pit lane and incurred a 35-second stop-and-go penalty, which dropped them behind Mathias Lauda in the Aston Martin.
At the half way mark, it was still Mathias Lauda in the No.98 Aston Martin Racing Vantage GTE out in front, now with a healthy lead over the No.83 AF Corse Ferrari due to its stop-and-go penalty.
After the initial switch around of positions due to the penalty incurred by the Ferrari, racing In GTE Am became a stablemate, with the No.98 Aston Martin, which was being driven by Paul Dalla Lana, driving away from the rest of the field with two hours to go.
The Aston Martin Racing Vantage GTE driven by Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda took the flag over a lap ahead of their nearest rival, a truly dominant and near-flawless performance from start to finish.
In second place, and a lap down, was the No.83 AF Corse Ferrari of Francois Perrodo, Emmanuel Collard and Rui Aquas. They lead the championship going into the the next race.
The No 78 KCMG Porsche 911 RSR of Christian Ried, Wolf Henzler and Joël Camathias completed the podium places in the GTE-Am class, they where struck with bad luck early on as they tangled with the No.67 Chip Ganassi Ford and never challenged the Ferrari team.