Spengler and his team-mate Nils Koch started the race from sixth place. Although a 35-second penalty was imposed on them after an incident with a TCR car, the duo from Team BMW Bank gradually worked their way up through the field thanks to a smart strategy. After Spengler and Koch had shared driving duties for three hours of racing, they were able to celebrate finishing second.
The thrilling battle for third place went all the way to the line. In the end, Christian Krognes in the #35 BMW Z4 GT3 was able to hold off the pressure applied by BMW works driver Philipp Eng, chasing him in the #189 car. Krognes and his Walkenhorst Motorsport team-mate, Mikkel Jensen, claimed third place.
Eng, who again shared driving duties in the cockpit of the BS+COMPETITION BMW Z4 GT3 with Alexander Voß, had been the best BMW driver in qualifying, as he secured fourth place. He swiftly moved into third during the race, but the subsequent battle for second place saw a collision with the MAHLE RACING TEAM Audi. The resulting penalty imposed on Eng pushed the #189 back down through the field. Eng battled back to challenge for a podium finish on the final lap, just missing out by a few tenths of a second. The Walkenhorst Motorsport #34 BMW Z4 GT3, driven by David Pittard and Sam and Scott Michaels, finished in fifth position.