Nygel Verhaeren

Name: Nygel Verhaeren
Nationality: Belgium
Date of Birth: 22/09/1999
Place of Birth:
Lives: Vilvoorden
Interests: Cars, Motorsport, Electric Racing, Nature

Facebook: facebook.com/nygel.verhaeren
Twitter: @nygelver

Web site: www.nygelverhaeren.be

Nygel Verhaeren is a Belgian racing driver from Brussels, Belgium. Already from a young age, I was attracted to cars. I watched a lot of af races before driving myself. After a birthday gift for my 9th birthday I never stopped karting. After driving 2 years of indoor karting my parent bought me a competition kart. I received private lessons from Nico Verdonck (gt3 driver for Bentley) at the age of 12 I started driving competition with success. Now i have reached the top level of karting I start testing in cars on the track. Because of my good driving, I joined the program for the Belgian National team



Career highlights:

•       2013-2014 - RK1 Champion in GK4 Championship

•       2015 - X30 Junior champion in GK4 Champioship. And first participation at World Finals of Le Mans Karting.

•       2016 – Vice Dutch champion in IAME X30 Senior class. And second participation at World Finals of Le Mans Karting.

•       2017 - 6th in IAME X30 Super class of Belgian Championship. 16th at World Finals karting Le Mans. Belgian national team program F4.

Early career

I started karting competitively in 2013 after progressing to higher classes every year. Because of the high karting level in Belgium, I learned to drive in close battles and be defensive. I also have experience in racing cars and I drive a lot of simulators to keep progressing.