Great performance by Linus Hensen in Wackersdorf
Kartschmie.de and Mach1 Motorsport celebrated a great success last weekend in Wackersdorf. At the season finale of the German Kart Championship, the cooperation team with three pilots intervened in the events and was in top form. Linus Hensen was one of the top drivers in the DMSB Shifterkart Cup throughout the entire event and crowned his top performance with a superior victory in the first race.
As part of the German Kart Championship, things got serious for 43 DSKC drivers last weekend in the Bavarian Prokart Raceland. Germany’s highest kart racing series came to Upper Palatinate for the last two races on the 1,197 meter long track and experienced a spectacular event there. The numerous players had to prove their driving skills in the rain as well as on dry asphalt, with sometimes changeable weather, with Mach1 causing a sensation.
With fifth place in qualifying, Linus Hensen asserted himself in the top group right away and didn’t let up afterwards. In the second heat, the Northern Lights even drove to a clear victory in the rain and thus made their ambitions clear. But that’s not all: In the first race, Linus delivered a perfect race from pole position, crossed the finish line as the winner and was happy about his greatest DSKC success to date. Linus was also an integral part of the top pilots in the second round and only just missed out on a second trophy in sixth place.
Teammate Rouven Wilk didn’t have it easy at the beginning of the weekend. After a botched qualifying session, the KZ2 driver was in 39th place at the end of the field. However, as 33rd in the intermediate ranking, the young racing driver made it into the final races and really put his foot down there again. In 17th place, Rouven made a strong showing and just missed out on the points.
Unfortunately, the racing event came to an early end for Erik Müller. After a time penalty in the heats, the kart driver unfortunately slipped one position past the participation in the final in 37th place.
The joy after the award ceremony in the evening was great. Kartschmie.de team boss Frank Hansen found words of praise: “Last year I successfully accompanied Linus in the Rotax MAX Challenge. This season it was great to see how he was getting along better and better in the new class and how his hard work was finally being rewarded.” Mach1 Managing Director Martin Hetschel was also in the best of moods: “Linus impressively demonstrated the potential of our chassis this weekend proved. A great end to a challenging racing season.”
For Kartschmie.de, however, the 2022 racing year is not over yet. In just under two and a half weeks, the Rotax department at Mach1 will be heading to Belgian Genk for the season finale of the Rotax MAX Challenge.