Successful weekend at the DKM final in Italy
Mach1 Motorsport – Kartschmie.de competed with four drivers at the final of the German Kart Championship in Franciacorta (Italy) at the weekend and had every reason to be happy at the end. Linus Hensen ended the year with a win, as well as third and fourth places in the DSKC overall ranking.
The entourage traveled to Italy for the grand finale of the German Kart Championship. The last races of the year took place on the 1,300 meter long track in Franciacorta. Mach1 Motorsport – Kartschmie.de already showed its potential over the course of the year and wanted to ensure a successful conclusion again. Linus Hensen, Lukas Thomsen, Gianni Andrisani and Maximilian Schreyer started. In the DSKC they faced an international field of 36 drivers.
Starting from qualifying on Saturday, the quartet made a great improvement. Gianni Andrisani led the team in sixth place after the heats and was in a great position for the Sunday finals. These then revealed the pitfalls of the weather. It started to rain overnight and the track was wet for the first finale. Gianni initially had a bad start, but fought his way back forward as the race progressed and ended up on the winner’s podium in third place. He rounded off a successful season with a seventh place in the second round and was honored as fourth overall in the evening.
Linus Hensen also caused a lot of cheering. He already showed his ambitions on Saturday with third place in the first heat, but unfortunately he also had to cope with a retirement and fell to 20th place in the ranking. He then felt completely at home in the slippery conditions on Sunday and moved up to third place in the first final. Due to a spoiler penalty, he slipped to sixth place. In the second round there was no stopping him. With a perfect start, he fought his way to the top and celebrated his second win of the season on a now dry track. As a result, he also made it onto the podium in the overall standings in third place.
Lukas Thomsen also finished both final races in the top ten. In the first round he and his two teammates had a great fight in the top group. However, he had a spoiler penalty at the finish and was therefore only ranked eighth. He also established himself in the top ten in the second round and finished the race in ninth place. A tenth position in the championship rounds off his season.
With 15th place in qualifying, Maximilian Schreyer had a good start into the final weekend. He continued this in the heats and was 21st on the starting grid for the first final. However, given the new demands on Sunday, he didn’t quite get into the rhythm and unfortunately missed the deserved jump into the top 20.
Team boss Frank Hansen was in a good mood after the successful final on Sunday evening: “As a team, we can be proud of the final and the entire season. The boys have underlined the strength of our package many times. We have two drivers in the top five of the DSKC overall standings. Not many teams manage to do that. I would like to thank everyone involved for the great work and support. We are now building on our achievements and looking forward to 2024 with confidence.”