Dennis Hauger clinched the Drivers’ title in the season finale at Sochi, finishing the season with a 26-point lead over vice-champion Jack Doohan, on the back of nine podiums, four wins and four poles.
The Norwegian takes control of this week’s guest column to pen his thoughts on his title win, the lessons he’s learned and his plans for the off-season.
ONE GOOD POINT – BECOMING CHAMPION
Getting the title in Sochi was obviously the best moment of the season, but if I had to choose one single race, then I would probably say my win in Race 1 at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg where I started from 12th and went through the field to first.
ONE BAD POINT – ROUND 5 IN SPA
I think that Spa was probably the most frustrating round of the season, but that’s just how it is sometimes.
We struggled a bit as a team in general Spa, but we kept on working together and we managed to get some points out of a difficult situation. That’s something that we can take with us.
WHAT I LEARNED – TO NEVER DOUBT MYSELF
I have definitely learned to never doubt myself, and to always keep working hard and searching for more with the team, no matter how well things are going. I think that I have got experiences from this season that I will take with me.
I will celebrate with my family and have a nice evening with my friends back home. I also plan to enjoy some time off before we back to work and into the normal routines again.
After that, I will keep training and improving what I can off the track and work hard in preparation for the 2022 season.