In Genk, Linus Hensen finished seventh in the DSKC (KZ2) category
Last weekend, the journey for Mach1 Motorsport and Kartschmie.de went into the next round. At the foreign guest performance of the German Kart Championship, the two protégés of the team cooperation started in Genk, Belgium, and dueled in the top-class field of the DMSB Shifterkart Cup. Linus Hensen convinced with a strong race to catch up and ultimately placed himself in the hard-fought top ten.
For the second event of this year’s season, the German Kart Championship ventured to Genk in Belgium last weekend. The 1,360 meter long track near the German border literally got hot in perfect weather. More than 40 drivers took part in the DMSB Shifterkart Cup. The two Kartschmie.de pilots Linus Hensen and Erik Müller faced correspondingly tough competition.
In Genk, Linus celebrated his racing debut in a shifter kart on the Home of Champions track. The KZ2 rookie secured position 22 in qualifying and thus got a solid starting position for the heats. There, the Northern Lights skilfully fought their way forward and already ranked a good 14th in the intermediate ranking. In the races, however, Linus improved again. After a good first race, the young driver underlined his potential in the second run and in seventh place just barely missed his first DSKC trophy.
Unfortunately, team-mate Erik Müller was less fortunate in Genk. Unfortunately, a failure in the heats prevented qualification for the finals.
Nevertheless, the team bosses Frank Hansen (Kartschmie.de) and Martin Hetschel (Mach1 Motorsport) were very satisfied in the evening: “Even though Erik had a lot of bad luck, we can look back positively on our performance in Genk. Linus achieved his best result so far in the DSKC and caused a stir with a great race to catch up. If we manage to finish among the top positions in qualifying in the future, then he’s a safe candidate for the cup.”
The next station of the German Kart Championship is waiting from July 15th to 17th. The half-time of the season then takes place on the Schweppermannring in Ampfing, Bavaria.