Niklas Krutten ready for new OK Senior Class challenge

Competition in all internationally, highly-acclaimed Top-EventsSeasons opener at WSK Champions Cup in Adria

Talented Niklas Krütten from Germany reviews a successful 2016 season. After a short winter break, the 14-year-old will open his 2017 season next week. Together with his team Ricky Flynn Motorsport, he will start in a new class at the WSK Champions Cup at the International Raceway in Adria, Italy.Last year was extraordinary successful for the young kart driver from Trier. Niklas was continuously the best racer from Germany in all the international Top-Events. Towards the season´s end, he established himself amongst the best up-and-coming drivers worldwide, proofing his ground with a majestically drive into 13th place at the World Championship in Bahrain. In 2017, the 14-year-old will move-up as Rookie into the OK Senior Class, in which he will compete against considerably older and experienced drivers. 

“I am excited about the new challenge”, says Niklas. “The Senior Class is another league from a physical and driving aspect. I am competing against the best-of-the-best and very experienced drivers. My goal is to learn as much as possible from both the new class and the drivers to be perfectly prepared to switch to Single Seater cars in the future.”

The young driver will only start at international race meetings and championship rounds this year. “I very much look forward to the first race in Adria. But I also think, the European Championship in Kristianstad (Sweden) and the World Championship in PFI (England) will be two highlights this year. My favorite tracks are Lonato, Sarno and PFI. But I am also looking forward to see the new tracks in the calendar.”

There are a total of three new race tracks for Niklas on the calendar this year: Le Mans in France, the Alonso Circuit in Spain and Alaharma (Finnland). “We will complete a few tests to get to know the layout ahead of the race meetings. The name Le Mans speaks for itself. It will be something very special to drive on tracks that Formula 1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Mika Salo have driven on, both who are very much connected to the kart sport”, says Niklas.

“We will see what the new seasons has in store for us. I would like to set a few milestones and shine as a Rookie in this new class. I feel well-prepared. During the winter, I worked on my fitness program intensively und we also had some promising test- days with the new material in England and Italy. I am ready for 2017!”