James Nash admitted he was frustrated with his third place finish in China after leading for much of the race.
The Newport Pagnell racer forced his way past Frederic Vervisch and Davit Kajaia to lead the way in Race 2 at the all-new Zhejiang circuit.
Racing into a 10 second lead, thanks to Vervisch’s blocking behind, Nahs was looking comfortable.
But when Vervisch was eased out the way by the VWs of Rob Huff and Gianni Morbidelli, Nash was reeled in and caught by the pair, who relegated him to third come the chequered flag.
After finishing ninth in the opening race, Nash admitted to feeling disappointed with his podium place in the second round.
“It’s a little bit frustrating to finish Race 2 in third after having led with a 10-second gap, but I really tried everything I could,” he said. “At the beginning, I managed to pass Kajaia and Vervisch to take the lead and pulled away, building quite some gap. But then the others caught me.
“I didn’t make mistakes and had no issues, their pace was simply faster than mine.”