This 12-Year-Old Kid Drifting A BMW Is A Better Driver Than I'll Ever Be

If you ever want to feel like you’ve wasted your entire life, look no further than drifter Nikolass Bertans. Bertans is only 12 and he’s already better at sliding around his car than I can ever hope to be.

Here he is drifting the demanding Bikernieki Racetrack like a boss, getting his first win, and reminding me throughout the whole thing that I’ve completely blown through 31 years of doing much less awesome stuff.

Seriously, what have I been doing with my life? Wherever all that time went, clearly I wasted it. This kid’s less than half my age, can just barely see over the dashboard and still drifts his BMW like a pro. The guy’s teacher is world-renowned drift badass Kristaps Blušs, the guy responsible for this insanely close Formula Drift run and numerous rad drift videos, for Pete’s sake.

Bertans already has burnouts and donuts nailed at an age where I was still falling off my bicycle.

He’s coming for you, Kristaps. Fair warning.

Moderator, OppositeLock. Former Staff Writer, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.

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gavinharter30
Mini Guy- Now has a 4Runner

I see he has graduated to an e36. I saw a video about 3 years ago of him drifting an e30 325. He was 9 people