Nyck De Vries - 2010 Karting World Champion
A World CIK/FIA Championship title is the ultimate goal and the highest acknowledgement for every kart driver and Nyck De Vries (Zanardi-Parilla) had put it among his major priorities of the season.
On the same circuit of Zuera, where he had already become European KF3 Champion, De Vries conquered an exciting victory on the very last lap of the KF2 final race. The 15-year old Dutch driver fought until the very end and his determination and talent did the rest.
With his long list of achievements and his recent victories at the highest level in the Super KF category, Nyck De Vries came to Zuera - near Saragossa, in Spain - as the main candidate to victory. It is always a difficult role to play, especially at a world meeting with 125 entered drivers in just three qualifying heats and rain interfering with free practice, the qualifying session and the first heat. "With all that traffic on track, I had some difficulty performing a clean lap and I had to content myself with 17th time in timed qualifying", Nyck confessed. "During the first heat, some parts of the track were still wet and the first laps of the pack were pretty turbulent. I was a bit disappointed I only finished 10th, but together with the team we found the right reaction in the following two heats, which I won, this time in the dry".
This World KF2 Champion title is also a reward for his rock-solid determination as well the result of all the hard work carried out at technical level. "I have yet to fully realise it, but I am so happy to be World Champion. I was the fastest at the end of the race and that was the key for my victory today. A big thank you goes to Dino Chiesa, Zanardi, Iame for Parilla engines, my whole family, Tom for assistance, as well as to Anthony Hamilton and the McLaren F1 team factory, which decided to support me for the future".