It was another front row start for the talented Russian in Race 1. From there, he made a great start to get into the lead at Turn 1 and then sailed to a second victory this season. He let no chance to his closest rival (teammate Callum Ilott) and crossed the line more than 10s over the Briton, setting the quickest laptime along the way. Although he made it look easy, Nikita revealed later on that mastering the tyre degradation was no small feat and this win felt even better than the one he grabbed in the opening race at Barcelona.
He was unfortunately unable to take more points on Sunday and finished in a lowly thirteenth place. Still, he added 27 points to his tally and is now just a point shy of Leonardo Pulcini and third place in the Drivers’ Standings.