Season Opener for Niklas Krütten at WSK round Adria

2. February 2016

 The young racing driver Niklas Krütten will start into his 2016 season of karting this coming weekend. The 13-year-old is looking ahead to celebrate his racing debut with Ricky Flynn Motorsport at the WSK round at Adria International Raceway. The WSK Champions Cup marks the inaugural meeting of internationally acclaimed, professional racing drivers and with 210 competitors from 20 nationalities it is going to be an exciting season opener.

Niklas had taken to the modern track during the past two weekends in order to be prepared in the best possible way for his upcoming premiere. During the tests, the young driver from Trier lapped consistent timings and was running in the Top-10 rankings.

“The preparations for this year are going well”, says Niklas. “Everyone at Ricky Flynn Motorsport made the transition into the new team easy for me and I already feel very comfortable. The team work is enjoyable and I was able to develop further during the winter break. Adria will be an exciting race weekend, especially since the new rules are going to be introduced.”

The newly developed, more powerful engines for the 2016 season will be run for the first time at Adria Raceway. A further change has been the name change of the classes: KF and KF Junior are now called OK and OK Junior. This season will also be the first season without the use of an electric starter, meaning that the karts will have to be pushed at each start. The total weight of chassis including engine and driver has also been reduced – a change to be said to give more performance at smaller costs.

“I think we are best-prepared. We will see after the Adria race where we really hold our position once all the rules and regulations changes have been put in place. We are extremely motivated and very eager to get racing.”

Qualifying will start on Friday with the pre-heats on Saturday. The best 34 drivers will qualify and go through to the final run on Sunday.