Youngster Maximilian Schreyer qualifies for Super Heat
Last weekend, the German chassis manufacturer Mach1-Kart traveled to Wackersdorf for the home world championship. 240 drivers from 36 nations met in the Pro Kart Raceland. It was a difficult task for the team – with the result and the However, one could be satisfied with the experiences gained.
The world’s best kart drivers competed against each other on the 1,190 meter long track and the high level of performance became apparent early on. Tenths of a second decided several positions. The qualifying was particularly important; a good starting position made it possible subsequent seven heats easier.
Maximilian Schreyer placed best – the shiftcar rookie was competing in his first World Cup and was also the youngest driver in the field. With 54th place after qualifying, he didn’t have to hide. He also impressed with good starts in the heats, but sometimes lost some positions in the chasing field due to collisions or failures. Nevertheless, he made it into the Super Heat. Unfortunately, the end came right from the start.
His two teammates Gianni Andrisani and Rouven Wilk had a tough task ahead of them with starting positions 92 and 93. But both gained a lot of racing experience and will use it for the rest of the season. “Even if the results don’t necessarily confirm it, the two of them did a great job. The times were at a good level. “The field is so close together that it’s unfortunately difficult to make big steps forward,” praised team boss Frank Hansen Protégé on Saturday evening.
Thierry Delré also competed in the International Masters Super Cup with a TD chassis manufactured in cooperation with Mach1. The Belgian didn’t have a perfect start, but steadily improved and finished the final on Sunday afternoon in a strong ninth place.
“We knew before the event that it wasn’t going to be easy. Our drivers have little international racing experience. But the World Cup offers a perfect basis. You drive so many races and laps, you can’t gain this experience in training. Maximilian Schreyer was impressed again – he is getting better and better and has improved significantly. A lot can be expected from him in the future. Congratulations also to our partner Thierry Delré, who came ninth in the Masters category,” said Mach1 owner Martin Hetschel afterwards.
The team will continue in just two weeks, when the German Kart Championship will be in Kerpen for the fourth round of the season.