The German Kart manufacturer Mach1-Kart will be present at the Rotax Max Grand Finals and will be equipping the top category DD2 with uniformed chassis for the first time. At the world final, taking place from November 28th – December 1st at the Algarve Kartodrom in Portugal, more than 270 drivers from 60 nations will be starting.
For the 13th time already, the best drivers of the numerous national Rotax series will meet at the Rotax Max Grand Finals and fight for the well-respected titles over the course of five racing days. Engine manufacturer Rotax emphasizes equal opportunities and dictates unified karts for the various classes.
In the fastest class of the event, the MAX DD2, Mach1-Karts will be used this year for the first time ever. A big challenge for the manufacturer from Southern Germany: During the past weeks, 80 brand-new karts had to be constructed and completed. Additionally, the German Kart Championship finals took place, which Mach1-Kart finished as vice champion.
The efforts of the past weeks have been worth it for team leader Martin Hetschel though: “I’m proud to have mastered this challenge with my team. In our company’s long history, we’ve never equipped a class as sole provider. This is a great opportunity to present ourselves to a huge international audience. Rotax is creating something incredible here. The drivers come from all over the world and are competing with high ambitions. I’m very happy to be able to say that Mach1-Kart is a part of this mega event.”
In addition to grand racing action, Rotax is also providing a huge presence in the media. Next to numerous international journalists reporting on the races, all qualifyings, heats and final races will be broadcast live on the World Wide Web. Additionally, Rotax will be broadcasting a live-magazine every evening, in which the events of the day will be reported on and where people in charge, drivers and teams can have their say. “Being present in the media is very important to us. Our chassis will be visible on many pictures and therefore cause a huge interest for our product,” explains Martin Hetschel.
Qualifying took place on Wednesday afternoon and Martin Hetschel rejoiced: “In the end, 40 karts finished within a second – which in this top-class field proves that our chassis and the Rotax-engines are on an absolutely steady high level.”
On Thursday and Friday it will be decided at the Heats which 34 drivers will be fighting for the victories at the finals on Saturday.