Niklas Krutten to compete with Ricky Flynn Motorsport in 2016

Team-swap to success-crowned Team Ricky Flynn MotorsportParticipation in CIK-FIA European ChampionshipA total of 15 races for the shooting talent

2015 was a successful year for the young shooting star, Niklas Krütten. Competing as one of the youngest Rookies, he showed impressive talent in national and international top events. In 2016, building up the positive developments, he is aiming to establish a fixed position amongst the top-runners. He will receive the best support with his change to Ricky Flynn Motorsport, one of the most successful karting teams worldwide.

Niklas competed as one of the youngest racers in the German Kart Championship (DKM), securing seventh best position as a German runner. Recently, he fought his way into the final of the world’s greatest kart race, the SuperNationals in Las Vegas, where he crossed the finishing line in 22nd position in November, marking a great end to an exciting season. For 2016, the young racer from Trier would like to build upon his collected experiences and establish his position in the kart elite with his new team, Ricky Flynn Motorsport.

“2015 was an awesome year with Forza Racing and an important milestone in my motorsport career”, says Niklas. “I would like to thank the entire team for the amazing team-work and support and will always remember those days with a happy feeling. Towards the end of last season, we had the option with Ricky Flynn and we could not say no. I am proud to compete for this successful team in 2016 and look forward to the new challenge.”

Niklas will celebrate his first season in the CIK-FIA European Championship (CIK-FIA EM) as one of the youngest Rookies in the field on the Spanish track in Zuera on the second weekend in May. There are a total of 15 race weekends coming up for the 13-year-old. The first races will take place in February with the WSK Champions Cup in Adria and the Winter Cup in Lonato. Afterwards, there are four rounds of the WSK Super Masters Series, followed by the WSK Night Race in Adria in addition to two participations in the German Kart Championship (DKM) in Kerpen and Oschersleben. The highlight of the year will be the CIK-FIA World Championship race in Bahrain in November to round up the season.

“2015 was a steep learning curve for me. I had to learn to cope with bad experiences to focus on the good results”, says the 13-year-old. “I feel fit and matured, I have started working intensely on the set-up of my kart, I know how to handle the tyres and how to keep a cool head. Those are things you have to grow into and keep developing, because the air is thin in international karting. Mistakes are punished immediately.”