The BMW drivers from the West Surrey Racing team, which celebrated the Team and Constructors’ titles in the previous season, were among the main protagonists on the short Indy circuit. In the first of three races on Sunday, Colin Turkington was involved in a battle for the lead in his BMW 125i M Sport, right to the finish line. He missed out on the win by just 0.547 seconds, claiming second place. His team-mate Andrew Jordan joined him on the podium by finishing third. Rob Collard crossed the line in 15th position. Stephen Jelley of Team Parker Racing, also competing in a BMW 125i M Sport, finished in 22nd place.