The highs were very high, the lows were very low: Season 6 took our crews through an unexpected journey that nobody could foresee.
Smart Driving Team - P4
Pairing two-time RLR champion Victor Nicolae with friend and fiery competitor Radu Dumitrescu meant good reason for optimism. Nicolae started the season well, leading the championship early on, hitting a dry patch in the middle part, then coming back to tie the scores for most wins in the season (4). The title fight was out of reach in the end, while reserve driver Cezar Toader made amends to finish P10 and help the team compensate the points loss when Dumitrescu's real racing duties clashed. Radu claimed the 2020 ROTAC Super Sport class title, driving a Porsche Cayman with RLR branding.
RacingSim - P5
Were it not for the two-round demotion in the Semi-Pro league after a few incidents at Zandvoort, Bodgan Moldovan would have been in the lead battle. A win eluded him in more than one occasion, but he kept on scoring big points en route to sixth, becoming a regular podium scorer in his second RLR campaign. Andrei Mortila was also very close to score a first victory and cherished the occasion to "host" Round 7, which took place in his adoptive country of Canada. Akos Szabo scored points each time he participated in the first part of the season.
APR Competition - P6
Real life commitments hindered the progress of the Michelin Motorsport dealer team in Season 6, as both drivers showed flashes of speed, but couldn't rack up the miles in testing to aim for podiums regularly in the most highly-contested campaign of RLR's history. Past champion Alex Cascatau fought bravely to end his 2020 draught at the last attempt, winning the Imola finale "pour la bonne bouche". Cristian Moisescu ended a podium-less season in 11th, while Vlad Tanasescu showed solid pace whenever he took part in the Semi-Pro battles.
Histria eSports Team - P8
The most shocking string of bad luck deprived Mihai Neg of solid results in the first half of the season, an incident at Laguna Seca being the final nail in the coffin. He regained the pleasure of sim racing by stepping away from the regular season and representing Romania in the ADAC GT Masters virtual series in RaceRoom. Mihnea Hiru, a promising real life racer, also had his morale affected by the gap to the leaders in the first races of the season.
All in all, the West Competition Racing stable celebrated 5 wins (Zandvoort, Oschersleben, Road America, Watkins Glen, Imola), 14 podiums, 3 poles and 5 fastest laps in 18 races.