Kruse and Leuchter have no doubt that many more events of this kind will follow, especially as the pair has a good chemistry. “Benny and I have got on superbly from the word go,” says Kruse. Leuchter adds: “In terms of personality, we are very similar. We are both success-oriented and push each other. We always want to learn and to pass on what we have learned.”
Leuchter is also keen to learn how Kruse manages to exude such a relaxed attitude. “I am amazed by the way he deals with things. I am learning a lot from him.” Both men are relaxed and easy-going when it comes to their private cars. Kruse drives a Golf R. Leuchter, the lad from the Ruhr valley, has a Golf GTI.
The secret to success: Harmony
The fact that everything appears so harmonious on the outside raises one question: Does it never get heated? Sure, there are a few animated discussions, but there is yet to be a serious argument. Both protagonists are keen to stress that this is one of the keys to their success.
Success for Max Kruse Racing does not only mean victories and trophies, but also a large number of bookings for driving safety courses and the ability to continue to develop. At the heart of all this is success in ADAC TCR Germany. “The more successful we are at the racetrack, the more media attention we receive.” says Leuchter.