The home racer claimed a lights-to-flag victory, his second WTCC win.
The Zengo Motorsport driver had a great start to pass the four drivers on the first two rows of the grid. Michelisz then pushed hard on the first two laps to open up a gap that allowed him to control the race.
Behind him Pepe Oriola, Mehdi Bennani and Alain Menu fought an exciting battle for the second place that eventually saw the Swiss finishing behind the local hero and Bennani claiming his first WTCC podium.
Not far behind, Tiago Monteiro put in a great defensive race to keep at bay Chevrolet trio Gabriele Tarquini, Rob Huff and Yvan Muller and earn fifth place, as he had in race one.
After winning today’s first race, Muller made a mistake on the last lap that dropped him from sixth to eighth.
Start – Michelisz takes a great start and jumps in the lead; a collision at the braking point involves Ng, Wéber and Coronel
Lap 1 – Oriola overtakes Engstler and Bennani to climb to second
Lap 2 – Engstler drops to sixth losing two places to Monteiro and Menu
Lap 2 – Thompson goes off the track after colliding with Wéber
Lap 4 – Menu overtakes Monteiro for fourth
Lap 5 – Chevy trio Tarquini-Huff-Muller overtake Engstler
Lap 6 – D’Aste overtakes Engstler for ninth
Lap 7 – Wéber is given a drive-through for the incident with Thompson
Lap 9 – Menu benefits of the fight between Oriola and Bennani to move up to second
Lap 10 – Bennani overtakes Oriola for third
Lap 12 – Muller makes a mistake to defend the sixth position from D’Aste and drops to eighth
C. Ng: race incident; J. Thompson: race incident