Linus Hensen confirms good form at mid-season, Erik Müller in the grand finale
The cooperation between Mach1 Motorsport and Kartschmie.de is proving to be a great success. At the last racing event of the German Kart Championship, two protégés of the team cooperation went on the journey and again delivered a great performance. Linus Hensen once again presented himself as one of the top pilots in the DMSB Shifter-Kart-Cup and ended the weekend in a good eighth position.
In Ampfing, the German Kart Championship has already entered the halfway point of this year’s season. Mach1 Motorsport was also there with its KZ2 drivers Linus Hensen and Erik Müller. Motivated, the team started at the Schweppermannring in Bavaria. The success of the last event in Genk, Belgium, gave a boost and also raised high hopes for what happened on the 1,063 meter long course in Ampfing.
For Linus Hensen, the Ampfing weekend started with an exclamation mark. In qualifying, the North German set the fifth fastest time in the almost 40-strong starting field and thus ensured a good mood in the team tent. After a messed up first heat, another top result followed in the second run with third place, which gave Linus eleventh starting place for the first race. There, the youngster advanced to tenth place. In the second race, the KZ2 rookie was even partly involved in third place after a perfect start. At the finish, eighth place was enough for another result among the best drivers of the weekend.
After two unlucky race weekends, Erik Müller made it into the final races at the Schweppermannring. In the first race, the Mach1 Motorsport driver moved up to 27th place, underlining a good trend. In the second race, Erik wanted to follow suit – but unfortunately an accident threw him out early.
Kartschmie.de team boss Frank Hansen was very satisfied with the performance of his protégé: “Linus has shown that he can keep up with the pace of the leading group and to establish himself in the top ten after only his third shifter kart event is strong.”
“A placement in the cup ranks was within reach this weekend. Linus showed strong pace throughout the event and was able to be up front. We see a great development and are now looking positively towards the second half of the season,” summarized Mach1 boss Martin Hetschel in the evening.
The starting signal for the second half of the DMSB Shifter-Kart Cup will be fired in just under four weeks in Mülsen, Saxony. From August 12th to 14th, the seventh and eighth races of the 2022 season will take place in Arena E.