As a season preparation for the ROTAX MAX Challenge Germany, the RMC Open started last weekend at the Prokart Raceland in Wackersdorf. About 120 drivers started on the 1.190km long track in Upper-Palatine for a first position-fixing. Eight Mach1 Kart drivers were also there and were able to highlight the efficiency of the German material.
Drivers and teams didn’t have easy jobs last weekend at the RMC Open in Wackersdorf. Mixed weather and temporary heavy rain made the events on the track very challenging. Markus Fester started under the direction of MF Motorsport. Kevin Kemmling and Niklas Bendfeldt started for the Rotax-Mach1 team Kartschmie.de. Mach1 factory drivers Pawel Myskier, Douglas Lundberg, Marco and Ronny Göttler as well as Cameron Boedler also didn’t want to miss this big event and went all-in.
Cameron Boedler started at the ROTAX juniors. The Linz resident made himself known to everyone early on by securing third place at qualifying in the strongly manned category. The Mach1 protégé didn’t have as much good luck during the following heats though. After ninth and twelfth places at the first two heats, Cameron gained a couple of positions during the finale again and drove forward to ninth place despite the difficult conditions in the rain.
Kevin Kemmling, Pawel Myszkier and Niklas Bendfeldt started at the seniors. Kevin Kemmling achieved the best start into the racing events. On the good 11th position, the Aachen resident qualified for the first ranked race. During the race, the Mach1 kart driver lost a couple of positions though and crossed the finish line on 15th, 14th and 23rd places.
Pawel Myszkier showed an impressive performance. While only coming in 18th at qualifying, the Pole then raced forward during the first race to seventh position. Pawel also succeeded during the second and third races and crossed the finish line on the great sixth position both times. Niklas Bendfeldt had a lot of bad luck. The Cremling resident entered the first ranked race on the 19th place and had to let two opponents pass him by then. After a collision during the second race, the kartschmie.de-protégé fell back to the end of the field and was only able to drive forward to 24th place during the final race.
Things got heated in the DD2-category. Mach1 factory driver Douglas Lundberg was among the front field during qualifying already. By achieving the second fastest time, the Swede once again highlighted the performance of the German quality material. There was no holding him back during the first race then. With the best time of the race, Douglas raced to victory in the rain. During the second following races things didn’t go completely according to plan anymore then. Nonetheless, Douglas showed a good performance by achieving sixth and tenth places.
Markus Fester’s performance was impressive as well. After 22nd place at qualifying, the Frankfurt resident improved his position during the first race to 16th place. During the second race, Markus ended up behind his own expectations on 18th place. The third race went impressively then: after field clearance, Markus showed one overtaking maneuver after the other and only ended his catching-up race by crossing the finish line on fourth place.
Marco Göttler qualified for the first race on 16th place. While being on 14th and 15th places during the first and second races, the Horb resident managed to enter the top ten during the last race and raced forward to the great sixth place. His brother Ronny had to deal with two fallings out and thereby didn’t get past 19th place in the end.
„With fastest lap times, very good performances during warm-up and qualifying as well as race victories, we have proven that our material works perfectly in all Rotax classes with MOJO tires – on a dry track as well as in rain. In the end it was only due to a little bad luck that the Mach1 drivers weren’t able to score higher”, said Martin Hetschel on Sunday evening. The team leaders of Kartschmie.de and MF Motorsport, Frank Hansen and Michael Fester, also commented: “We have an absolute top product with Mach1 and are starting confidently into the Rotax season. We were able to impressively prove that the material works well and we’re of course available to drivers who are interested in test drives.”