A problem with the starting lights meant that race two of the weekend was started behind the Qualcomm BMW i8 Safety Car. Félix da Costa benefitted from a spin by leader Felix Rosenqvist to climb from his sixth place starting position into fifth. A few laps later, he pulled off a remarkable overtaking manoeuvre to move ahead of Alex Lynn and into fourth. When the BMW works driver came into the pits, he was running fourth behind Mitch Evans and had his sights set on a podium finish.
However, a delay in launching the second car then cost Félix da Costa a lot of time and saw him drop out of the points positions. He ended the race in twelfth. Kobayashi, who, as in the opening race, had the FanBoost at his disposal, crossed the finish line in 18th place. Daniel Abt won the second race of the year.