Linus Hensen takes third place in Mülsen
The German Kart Championship started the 2023 racing season last weekend in the Arena E in Mülsen, Saxony. A four-man squad of drivers from Mach1 Motorsport – Kartschmie.de was also involved. The works team of the German chassis manufacturer was involved in the racing events of the DMSB Shifter-Kart-Cup and immediately landed a success in the first exchange of blows in the new year: Linus Hensen caused a lot of celebration and drove to the strong bronze cup in the opening race.
Last weekend, the racing commitment of the only German kart manufacturer Mach1 started the next round. Together with partner Kartschmie.de, the team sent a driver quartet consisting of four young up-and-coming racers to the start in the DMSB Shifter Kart Cup. On the 1,315 meter long course in Mülsen, the racing team was one of the contenders for victory and made an impressive debut.
Linus Hensen made people sit up and take notice in the heats and was one of the absolute top pilots on the high-speed circuit near Zwickau in both heats. The Schleswig-Holsteiner started the first race from position four on what was initially still wet asphalt and demonstrated his driving skills there. After the start of the run, the young pilot fought a duel for victory at times and finally crossed the finish line as a great third. In the second race, Linus even collected kilometers in the lead. However, scuffles threw the Mach1 motorsport protagonist back and ultimately only meant tenth place.
In addition, Gianni Andrisani put himself in the limelight. Over the entire race weekend, the youngster placed within reach of the hard-fought top ten of the 30-strong classification and delivered a strong performance in the end with a good eighth place.
Lukas Thomsen also showed an impressive upward trend. The northern lights celebrated their DSKC debut in Mülsen and knew how to assert themselves. In the heats, Lukas underlined his ambitions for the top ranks with a seventh place. Unfortunately, the shifter-kart rookie fell back to 24th place in a messed up first race. From there, however, the young racing driver didn’t miss a beat in the second run and maneuvered his kart up to the solid twelfth place forward.
Shifterkart newcomer Maximilian Schreyer also drew attention to himself in his first race in the premier class. Still in 28th position in qualifying, the young racer consistently improved on the track in every session and ultimately ended his Mülsen weekend in a good 16th place.
In the end, team manager Frank Hansen had every reason to be happy: “It was a thoroughly positive start to the new racing season. Our driver quartet did a great job. The good cooperation in the team was also reflected on the track. Linus in particular delivered a mega performance today. With a bit more luck, two podium places would have been possible. That leaves you wanting more.”
After a short break, Mach1 Motorsport and Kartschmie.de will continue in mid-May. From 13.-15.05. the ensemble will then start at the first race of the national ADAC Kart Masters in Wackersdorf.