Jota Sport was able to complete its comeback by finishing third, just a lap behind the winners.
Anthony Pons and Soheil Ayari finished in second place.
Jonathan Hirschi: “The team was faultless all weekend and we’re all happy and confident going into the final race.”
The Irish team finished on its first podium of the season.
Pierre Ragues and Nelson Panciatici took the chequered flag after 82 laps of racing over a lap ahead of the nr18 Murphy Prototypes Oreca Nissan of Jonathan Hirschi and Brendon Hartley.
The BMW is extremely light on tyres compared to its Ferrari and Lamborghini class rivals...
The next meeting for the Signatech-Nissan team and its drivers is set for September 13 and 14 on the Hungaroring circuit in Hungary
Co-driver Matt Griffin started the race and drove superbly the first two hours before turning the car over to Johnny Mowlem with the class lead. Mowlem extended the lead before winning by 61 seconds.
In the championship, Joël Camathias and Andrea Bertolini gain one position and are now third, and still on the race for the title.
Jota Sport will be aiming to return to winning ways when the ELMS resumes at grand prix circuit the Hungaroring on 14 September.
Austrian result makes it three podiums from three races.
Team and Drivers now placed 1-2 in points tables.
The defending champions maintain their advantage to cross the finish line first and in the process take their second consecutive win in the ELMS.
The pair Nico Verdonck/Alex Loan take the second spot on the podium, ahead of Nicky Catsburg/C.O. Jones.
Mathias Beche and Pierre Thiriet were the victors in their ORECAO3 in Spielberg, Austria for the third round of the European Le Mans Series at the Red Bull Ring.
Jota Sport were left frustrated by Saturday's European Le Mans Series event at Imola (18 May) after an on-track incident cost their pace-setting Zytek-Nissan a shot at victory.
A misfiring problem caused by electronics halted the Ferrari’s engine a couple of times.
Montecalvo leads laps in Italian debut at ex-F1 venue.
Next rendezvous for Team Endurance Challenge will be July 19 and 20 at the Red Bull Ring, site of the third round of the European Le Mans Series.
Driving the ORECA 03 entered by Thiriet by TDS Racing, the two men Pierre Thiriet and Mathias Beche took the 3 Hours of Imola victory.
Brendon Hartley stepped in to the cockpit for the closing stage of the race and was able to push #18 up in to P6.
The performance of the car, drivers and team leaves Greaves Motorsport in an optimistic mood.
Heavy rain conditions initially brought out a safety car and then caused the race to be curtailed at 75 per cent distance.
Nelson Panciatici is torn between disappointment and satisfaction.
The Ram Racing squad actually finished second and third with the car of Johnny Mowlem and Matt Griffin taking second place.
Driving two identical Ferrari 458 Italias, Mowlem and his teammates started on pole in the GTE class and then took two of the three podium finishing positions in class.
The Ferrari F458 of JMW Motorsport with Joël Camathias and Andrea Bertolini took an excellent fourth place.