After a string of six sprint events in very good company, the Romanian representative felt a considerable morale boost. The confidence of being able to match the speed of practically anyone on the grid is the durable reward that makes Victor a lot more prepared for future international opportunities.
Following two eventful double headers at Monza and Spa-Francorchamps, where Nicolae signed a pole position, a podium and a string of spirited recovery drives, it was time for the Alpine A110 GT4 pack to head home, in the South of France. Paul Ricard hosted the final event of the championship, which started well for our sim racer: fifth on the grid, a quarter of a second off Gregor Schill's pole time. Victor was firmly in the hunt for third place when an outside move in the feared Signes corner was thwarted by the technical conditions of the server (warping), which sent him into the wall.
He regained composure for the second qualifying session, where he battled for pole, only losing out to Jaroslaw Honzik for a tenth. It all went downhill even before the lights went out, as Nicolae was handled a drive through for being ahead of the poleman. He proved his pace by harrassing Jardier for three laps before serving his penalty that took him out of contention in a 25-minute event.
Having ended the Alpine eSports Series as one of the fastest sim racers in the field, Victor Nicolae continues his preparation ahead of the next Racing League Romania season that will take place in the second half of 2021.