The German track of Hockenheim will welcome the final round of the 2023 Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine, as a supporting act for the DTM championship. Trident will be back on track at the German venue only a few days after the brilliant fifth place secured by Roman Bilinski at Zandvoort.
The traditionally challenging Dutch track was a tough test for the driver, who had to face an incredibly technical layout in prohibitive conditions, with heavy rain hitting almost every session and cold winds that brought temperatures down abruptly.
The Hockenheim weekend is expected to be a cold and wet one again. The challenges will not stop here, as teams didn’t have the chance to test at the track with the current technical package. We asked Nikhil Bohra for some thoughts about the coming weekend and the season in general.
“Yes, actually I feel like Hockenheim will be an interesting one because not a lot of drivers or teams have experience there”.
Overall, how do you rate your FRECA rookie season?
“I would say that this season in FRECA went quite well. As it was my rookie year, I can’t complain too much about the result. Although it was a bit up and down, we bounced back from every setback. That’s what matters the most”.
Did you expect to be on the podium right from Round 1 in Imola?
“I honestly did not expect to be on the podium in Round 1. It was an incredible result, but we thought it would take a bit of time to arrive there! The car was incredible in Imola so it was great to start the season on a high”.
After that brilliant start, did you expect more from the rest of the season?
“The drop off after Imola was a bit tough since we started a season on such a high. Of course, I had higher expectations, but I am still proud of my season looking back”.
Overall, how was the Trident experience? Do you have any special memories?
“The Trident experience was great. I really felt at home and we got along like a family from the beginning. I will cherish the memories from pre-season testing when we drove from one track to another.”