Jeremy Alcoba lined up on pole position for his new team at Estoril. Whilst the Team LaGlisse rider took the holeshot he was soon overtaken by Jose Julian Garcia Garcia. The FAU55 El Señor de la Bolsa rider stormed from 6th on the grid and slid speedway style to take over at the front of the race.
Barry Baltus launched from fifth on the grid and by the end of the first lap he had taken over the race leadership. Alcoba slipped back further and the front four of Baltus, Garcia Garcia, Tatay nad Kofler began to break-away at the head of the field.
Baltus managed to open a gap of over a second on the chasing riders but his team mate Alex Kofler closed him down. They then held a margin of 1.3 seconds over Garcia Garcia and Tatay. Kofler went on to take the race lead for a while.
With half of the race gone Baltus was back in front. However, Kofler set the fastest lap of the race at the time but was pushing just a bit too hard as he crashed out. A couple of laps later Garcia Garcia almost crashed as he over ran the track. He recovered, which was no mean feat in the conditions, but lost his chance of a podium.
Shortly afterwards Artigas, who was now second, had his own moment. This left Baltus clear to take the race victory.
Britain’s Max Cook had qualified in thirteenth in his first race for the British Talent Team. After 17 laps of the Estoril circuit he crossed the line to pick up three points for finishing in the same position.
British Motostar standard class champion 2018, Victor Rodriguez had to start from the back of the grid after issues with his Team LaGlisse Husqvarna. He powered his way through to a top ten finish.