Competitive in all classes
The success series of Mach1 Motorsport does not let up. Last weekend, the racing team of the German kart manufacturer competed with four drivers in the second round of the ADAC Kart Masters in Mülsen and impressed across the board. With Tim Tröger and Tom Kalender, the team led by Martin Hetschel secured themselves two podium placements in Germany’s strongest car separation series. In the end, even more would have been possible.
Last weekend, with the second run of the ADAC Kart Masters in Mülsen, the race premiere of the nationwide racing series was waiting on the new kart track near Zwickau. On the 1,315 meter long track, 145 riders fought for important points for the half-time race of the national ADAC racing circus. Under best kart sport conditions, the team attacked with four fosterlings in four categories.
Tom Kalender was quickly on the move at the OK Juniors. In qualifying, the youngster was already sixth in the top group and knew how to prove himself there from then on. In the preliminary rounds, Tom stuck to his performance and finally went into Sunday’s final races as a great fourth. In the first race, the Mach1 driver improved to third place. With race best time, the young driver finally confirmed his ambitions in the second round and again ranked himself as a strong third.
Erik Müller represented the Mach1 Motorsport colours at the X30 Seniors. In qualifying still in the front midfield, the young racer was involved in a serious accident throughout the course of the race and unfortunately could not participate during the rest of the weekend.
At the OK, Niels Tröger drove the fifth fastest lap in qualifying and thus secured a good starting position for the preliminary rounds. The driver from Saxony knew how to make the most of this and improved to third place in the intermediate ranking with two good heats. In the first scoring run, he led the field at the beginning, but shortly before the end the youngster had to cope with a severe setback and fell out prematurely with a torn chain. From the end of the field, however, Niels started a phenomenal catch-up chase and finally scraped just past the cup ranks in seventh place.
Tim Tröger represented Mach1 Motorsport with flying colors at the shift karts. In qualifying, the Plauener already pricked ears being placed fourth. In the preliminaries, everything went according to plan of the KZ2 pilot. Position two and four ultimately resulted in third place for the final rounds on Sunday. In the first race, Tim again ranked fourth among the top drivers in the category before he even made the jump to the podium in the second race as a great third.
“Our Mülsen premiere presented us with great challenges, which we have mastered very well as a team. Our material has proven its competitiveness on the track once again. With the shift karts as well as the OK we had absolutely victorious speed. We wish Erik a good recovery after his accident and hope that he will be able to start again as soon as possible,” head of the team Martin Hetschel commented on the events of the weekend.
Already next weekend, the Mach1 kart racing team is on the road again. Then, the second run of the German Kart Championship in Wackersdorf, Bavaria, is on the agenda of the traditional German manufacturer.