Niklas Kruetten is Germany’s latest motorsport star as he races for Team WRT in GT World Challenge Europe.

Niklas showed his incredible talent during only his first season in single-seaters, storming to seven podiums and a maiden victory to be Formula 4 ADAC’s best-placed rookie in 2018.

In the same year, he also got to grips with the Italian F4 championship, stamping his name in the rookie top three classification nine times. With an additional podium in Formula 4 UAE, Niklas headed into 2019 as one of motorsport’s hottest prospects.

Building on his strong F4 ADAC first year, Niklas once again proved his racing ability. He came second at the inaugural FIA Motorsport Games in the F4 Cup and celebrated wins in UAE F4 and the German equivalent.

Niklas made the step up to the Euroformula Open with Team Motopark in 2020, as he enjoyed an incredibly consistent season featuring on the podium on five separate occasions. The German finished fifth in the drivers’ championship, claiming top-placed rookie during his debut year.

He showed great adaptability in 2021 as he made the transition into LMP3 machinery in the European Le Mans Series. His versatility and talents were on show yet again as he finished runner-up in the championship alongside teammates Matthew Bell and Nicolas Maulini.

His performances were rightfully rewarded, making the move up to the LMP2 class in European Le Mans with Cool Racing for 2022. It was another campaign of success for the German, with three podium finishes to earn him a top-five spot in the final standings.

Alongside his fruitful European Le Mans season, Niklas tasted success in ADAC GT Masters with Schubert, taking back-to-back victories at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. He followed that up with regular points to cap off a sensational year overall.

For 2023, Niklas will drive in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe. He will race for WRT, taking the wheel of the BMW M4 GT3 car.

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2021 Vice-Champion European Le Mans Series

2020 Euroformula Open Rookie Champion

2018 Single Seater Debut

2010 Started Karting