|Already crowned German KF3 Champion in 2008, Nyck De Vries kept his title with his usual talent. Indeed, the young Dutch kartman remained unbeaten during the whole season. Nine finals, nine victories, each time after a pole position! A fantastic result for this driver from Chiesa Corse. As well as a good omen for the next World Cup.|
Five different meetings, five different tracks (Oschersleben, Wackersdorf, Ampfing, Liedolsheim and Hahn-Hunsrück), but each time the same result. His rivals know very well how Nyck De Vries’ Zanardi-Parilla rear looks! Race after race, Nyck and his team have always been capable to adapt themselves to the special features of each track, regardless of weather conditions. “This is really a fantastic result” said the driver from Chiesa Corse. “The Championship started very well and I stayed focussed until the very end, while trying
to win every race. Everything worked just fine. My equipment proved to be extremely competitive and reliable, so a big thank you to Zanardi and Iame companies for the quality of their products”.
Not everybody can achieve a pole position at each race and Nyck definitely possesses the capacity to exploit the potential of his kart at best, even when tyres are not fully warmed up yet. Then, at the start and in the pack, his great clear-sightedness and his determination to win do magic. A testimony of that came at the
final of the German Championship at Hahn.
“It rained a lot during free practice on Friday and I could only drive one session in the dry. But we quickly found some good adjustments and as soon as I mounted the new tyres on the kart, I saw that I was several tenths of a second quicker than my rivals. During warm-up, I set a time in KF3 that could have placed me in second
position in KF2. So I set the best time in timed qualifiers and won the two heats. During the first final, called “Sprint” race, everything went fine and I won again with best time in race. The beginning of the final was more complicated, because a driver started a bit too early. I was also hit from behind, but I soon conquered the first place again”.
With a total of 137 points, vs. the 73 points of his immediate pursuer, Nyck De Vries logically became Champion of Germany. So the 2009 European Champion will be able to focus in total peace of mind on the major event of the season: the Word Cup for KF3 at Sarno, near Naples (Italy), due to be held on 5 and 6 September.