Talented young driver reflects upon season to date - Interview with the 14-year-old
Niklas Krütten, one of Germanys talented up and coming racing drivers, is looking forward to start at the DKM this coming weekend, following a five week summer break. The international karting season will start into its final phase with the race meeting in Oschersleben. The 14-year-old reflects upon his season to date.1. Niklas, did you ever think that the season would go as well as it has?"It has been a great progress and success this year to be able to continuesly compete in the Top-10 of the world, it is something we worked for really hard. Unfortunately, we suffered a bit of bad luck with finishing on the podium, but we are on the right path."
2. How quickly did you adapt to working with your new team this year, Ricky Flynn Motorsport?"Both the team and my driver colleagues have made it really easy for me to quickly feel at home and be able to show a good performance straight from the beginning. Everyone works extremely professional but at the same time there is an uncomplicated and nice atmosphere.2
3. How frustrating is it to loose a pretty secure podium due to an unfaulty accident?"Of course, this is very frustrating, but that´s part of the kart sport and you have to learn to deal with it and leave it behind as quickly as possible. The competitiveness is extremely high in the international races. The first 30 runners are sometimes all running within a few tens of a second. In order to overtake, you continuously have to drive on the limit and sometimes go beyond it. The most important thing is to fight right at the front all the time."
4. What are your expectations for the remaining races in 2016?"I would be happy with having a few Top-5 finishes in the next races. We definitely have the right speed and with a bit of luck on our side, anything is possible."
5. The World Championship in Bahrain will be your last race at the end oft he year, what will it feel like to start there?"This is very exciting to start at a World Championship round fort he first time and then it is in Bahrain. However, I know most of the competitors already and am able to adapt them. It will be very important to get to know the new circuit quickly and to drive at night-time. But I have been doing a good job at that in the past so I am confident."
The fourth championship round of the German Kart Championship takes place from 9th until 11th September 2016 in Oschersleben (Germany).