Mach1 Motorsport / Kartschmie.de at the semifinals of the ADAC Kart Masters
Four drivers from Mach1 Motorsport/Kartschmie.de competed in the ADAC Kart Masters in Kerpen at the weekend. The weather was divided, the quartet was not impressed by it and was among the leaders in the KZ2 class. Before the season finale
two protégés are in the top five in the overall classification.
133 participants made the journey to Erftland and fought for championship points in the penultimate race of the ADAC Kart Masters. The events were characterized by changeable weather. After partly sunshine on Saturday, heavy rain on Sunday demanded drivers and helpers. The organizers were therefore forced to shorten the event to just one final per class.
The prerequisites for a Mach1 Kart success were excellent this time. Linus Hensen secured first and second place in the heats, which put him in pole position for the finale. In the pouring rain he got off to a good start and fought for victory. But after two laps the race was stopped and no more
reboot. Linus was second at the time, but received a spoiler penalty and was ultimately classified fourth.
Gianni Andrisani was also in the top five. As fifth after the heats, he had a great starting position and was able to climb onto the winner’s podium as third in the daily ranking. Youngster Maximilian Schreyer also had ambitions to win a cup. He finished Saturday with a strong seventh place. Sundays waited
then new terms on him. He has not raced in such wet conditions this year but ended up scoring championship points.
Actually employed as a mechanic in the team, Tim Schröder got back into the kart himself in Kerpen and started at the KZ2 Masters. He underlined that he hasn’t forgotten how to drive by finishing third in qualifying. In the following heat he improved again and finished second. Ultimately, Tim took fourth place in the ranking on Saturday evening. In the
In the final on a wet track he had a tough fight for third place. Due to a spoiler penalty, he was rated sixth in the end.
Despite the good performance, team boss Frank Hansen wasn’t entirely satisfied on Sunday evening: “Our boys did a great job again and showed that we’re competitive in all conditions. The course of action on Sunday was very unfortunate. At the end of the day, only driving two laps is not in line with the spirit of our sport. We are now building on the achievements and looking forward to the DKM in Wackersdorf.”
At the end of August, the halfway point of the German Kart Championship takes place in Pro Kart Raceland. Two weeks later, the world elite will be guests at the same place for the World Cup.