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Mach1 Motorsport wins DSKC title

Overall victory for Tim Tröger

At the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben it was a stormy affair for Mach1 Motorsport last weekend. Martin Hetschel and his team travelled to the Magdeburg Börde for the final of the German Kart Championship and started with six riders. In the end, the team celebrated the overall victory with Tim Tröger and Julian Müller as well as third place in the DMSB Shifter-Kart-Cup.

Last weekend, the high-speed track in Oschersleben in Saxony-Anhalt was the venue of the German Kart Championship for the first time since 2016. Numerous drivers gathered on the 1,018-meter-long track to fight for the last counters of the season. The weather did not make it easy for the drivers. Dry as well as short-term wet phases made the duels on the race track a difficult undertaking and provided plenty of suspense.

Tom Kalender experienced a successful weekend in the OK Juniors in the DJKM. In qualifying on the wet track, the youngster ranked in a good seventh place and then also asserted himself in the preliminary rounds in positions six and eight among the top drivers. Tom continued his success trip on Sunday. In dry conditions, the Mach1 driver proved good speed again and finished ninth being placed in the top ten twice and was thus the best rookie in the field.

Niels Tröger grabbed the steering wheel for the seniors in the German Kart Championship. Placed fourth in qualifying under difficult conditions, the driver from Saxony already proved his potential at the beginning of the event and was at the front. In the heats, the young racer lost some speed and went into the final races on Sunday in seventh place. There, the Mach1 Motorsport protégé once again underlined his skills and barely scraped past the cup ranks in sixth place.

Tim Tröger went into the DMSB Shifter-Kart-Cup as title favorite and exceeded his role on Saturday. In qualifying as well as in the heats, there was no way around the driver from Plauen. With two preliminary victories in store, the 19-year-old driver started from pole position into his pre-final. There, however, the shock: In positional battles, Tim collided with an opponent and fell out. In the final, difficult conditions were waiting: just in time for the start, heavy rain set in and the entire field was driving with slick tires. Tim still fought well forward and was already seventh, until he had to drive through the meadow in his catch up race and was ultimately only ranked 15th. However, the title was still his, making him the first German driver to win the DMSB Shifter-Kart-Cup.

Julian Müller also impressed with a good start into the weekend. After the preliminary rounds, the driver from Cologne was able to keep up with his team-mate being placed third and relented in the pre-final. As the winner, the racer secured a perfect starting position for the final. There, Julian fought for the victory round after round and finally came to the finish as a great second. Also Paul Voegeding was at the forefront of the DKSC. After qualifying still in 12th place, the Routinian delivered a considerable catch-up race and improved being placed fifth to the cup ranks.

Tobias Sjögren completed the Mach1 quartet. After bad luck in the preliminary rounds, the Swedish driver caught the eye in the finals and advanced to seventh position in the final standings.

“After Tim’s failure, our nerves were on edge. I am now even happier that it was enough to win the title in the DMSB Shifter-Kart-Cup in the end. Julian also delivered a great performance and missed the runner-up title by only one point in the end. With Paul in sixth place overall, we have placed almost three of our drivers in the top five. Throughout the course of the entire season, we underlined our competitiveness under dry and wet conditions and were now able to reap our rewards,” team leader Martin Hetschel gleamed in the evening.

But the season is not over yet for Mach1 Motorsport. Next weekend, the racing team of the Traditional German manufacturer will head to Wackersdorf in Upper Palatinate for the final of the ADAC Kart Masters.

DSKC victory and championship leadership for Mach1 Motorsport

Top performance at Prokart Raceland

To the start of the second half of the German Kart Championship, Mach1 Motorsport went to Wackersdorf in Bavaria. The highest German karting award was guest at the Prokart Raceland for races five and six, in which the racing team of the traditional manufacturer sent a total of seven fosterlings on the journey. In exciting races, the Mach1 players delivered a brilliant performance. Tim Tröger and Julian Müller held their place at the top of the DMSB Shifter Kart Cup and provide a Mach1 Motorsport double lead.

In the past few weeks, there was one race right after another for Mach1 Motorsport. After recent successful events within the framework of the DKM and the ADAC Kart Masters with various race victories and top positions, a big challenge awaited the team around Martin Hetschel last weekend. The third event of the German Kart Championship in Wackersdorf provided plenty of work inside the team tent with partly difficult weather conditions and required drivers and equipment.

In the juniors, Tom Kalender was highly motivated after good races in the recent past. In Wackersdorf, however, the youngster struggled at the beginning of the weekend with the conditions on the 1,197 meter long course. In the races, the young racer did not find his rhythm fast enough and only finished 23rd in the first race, before a failure in the second round led to an early end.

In the German Kart Championship, Niels Tröger could not keep up his usual performance in the beginning of the weekend as he was placed 18th in qualifying. After the preliminary races, the Mach1 driver was already in ninth place, but then had to register a failure in the first race. From the end of the field, however, Niels gave full throttle again and drove up to tenth place and made it into the point rankings.

In the DMSB Shifter Kart Cup, Tim Tröger was part of the measure of things this weekend. In qualifying and heats, the shifter kart rookie asserted himself being placed in second position each time and underlined his ambitions. In the pre-final Tim seamlessly followed up with his performance and saw the checkered flag as a great second again. In the final round, the Mach1 fosterling relented and drove with race best time to a brilliant victory. Team-mate Julian Müller missed out on a flawless lap in qualifying and finished 21st in the chasing field. In the individual races, however, the old hand returned to his old strength and in the end only narrowly missed the podium being placed fourth.

Paul Voegeding also made a strong comeback in Wackersdorf at the beginning of the event and improved from 19th place in qualifying to ninth place in the prefinals. Paul also underlined his possibilities in the final race and after 21 laps of race distance he secured himself a place in the top ten of the high-caliber classification being placed ninth. Tobias Sjögren also played to the gallery being placed 24th in the intermediate ranking and finished his pre-final as a good sixth. In the final, the Swede fought for positions in the front midfield, but eventually fell back to 15th position after a spoiler penalty.

For the first time Rouven Wilk competed for Mach1 Motorsport in the DSKC. Over the weekend, the youngster gained important racing experience and even made the jump to the top 20 in the final being ranked 19th.

Martin Hetschel found positive words for the performance of his fosterlings in Wackersdorf: “My boys showed a great performance today. In the DSKC we were again the measure of things and are now with two riders at the top. For the final in Oschersleben, it is now important to make every effort to place the crown in our ranks for good.”

In just under two weeks, Mach1 Motorsport will head to the next race event. Then the third race of the ADAC Kart Masters takes place in Ampfing, Bavaria. Only one week later, the DKM decisions are made at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben.

ADAC Kart Masters podium for Mach1 Motorsport

Competitive in all classes

The success series of Mach1 Motorsport does not let up. Last weekend, the racing team of the German kart manufacturer competed with four drivers in the second round of the ADAC Kart Masters in Mülsen and impressed across the board. With Tim Tröger and Tom Kalender, the team led by Martin Hetschel secured themselves two podium placements in Germany’s strongest car separation series. In the end, even more would have been possible.

Last weekend, with the second run of the ADAC Kart Masters in Mülsen, the race premiere of the nationwide racing series was waiting on the new kart track near Zwickau. On the 1,315 meter long track, 145 riders fought for important points for the half-time race of the national ADAC racing circus. Under best kart sport conditions, the team attacked with four fosterlings in four categories. 

Tom Kalender was quickly on the move at the OK Juniors. In qualifying, the youngster was already sixth in the top group and knew how to prove himself there from then on. In the preliminary rounds, Tom stuck to his performance and finally went into Sunday’s final races as a great fourth. In the first race, the Mach1 driver improved to third place. With race best time, the young driver finally confirmed his ambitions in the second round and again ranked himself as a strong third. 

Erik Müller represented the Mach1 Motorsport colours at the X30 Seniors. In qualifying still in the front midfield, the young racer was involved in a serious accident throughout the course of the race and unfortunately could not participate during the rest of the weekend. 

At the OK, Niels Tröger drove the fifth fastest lap in qualifying and thus secured a good starting position for the preliminary rounds. The driver from Saxony knew how to make the most of this and improved to third place in the intermediate ranking with two good heats. In the first scoring run, he led the field at the beginning, but shortly before the end the youngster had to cope with a severe setback and fell out prematurely with a torn chain. From the end of the field, however, Niels started a phenomenal catch-up chase and finally scraped just past the cup ranks in seventh place. 

Tim Tröger represented Mach1 Motorsport with flying colors at the shift karts. In qualifying, the Plauener already pricked ears being placed fourth. In the preliminaries, everything went according to plan of the KZ2 pilot. Position two and four ultimately resulted in third place for the final rounds on Sunday. In the first race, Tim again ranked fourth among the top drivers in the category before he even made the jump to the podium in the second race as a great third. 

“Our Mülsen premiere presented us with great challenges, which we have mastered very well as a team. Our material has proven its competitiveness on the track once again. With the shift karts as well as the OK we had absolutely victorious speed. We wish Erik a good recovery after his accident and hope that he will be able to start again as soon as possible,” head of the team Martin Hetschel commented on the events of the weekend. 

Already next weekend, the Mach1 kart racing team is on the road again. Then, the second run of the German Kart Championship in Wackersdorf, Bavaria, is on the agenda of the traditional German manufacturer. 

Mach1 Motorsport shines in Kerpen

Top team performance at the German Kart Championship

The second run of the German Kart Championship was a good place for Mach1 Motorsport last weekend in Kerpen. At the Erftlandring, the German kart manufacturer participated with five drivers in the race and celebrated a perfect performance. Tim Tröger celebrated a double victory in the DMSB-Manual-Kart-Cup. Julian Müller, Paul Voegeding and Niels Tröger also provided further cup rain for the traditional team from Brackenheim.

For the second time this season, the German Kart Championship took place in Kerpen last weekend. On the 1,107-meter long track in North Rhine-Westphalia, almost 110 participants within the five predicate series dueled for the next championship points. Under best weather conditions, the Mach1 motorsport fosterlings played to the gallery and represented the team around Martin Hetschel with flying colours.

Tom Kalender raced as soloist in the German Junior Kart Championship. In the fully occupied driver’s field, the youngster got into the act confidently and set a strong upward trend from position 23 in qualifying. In the first race still placed 13th, Tom scraped just past the top ten in the final race being placed eleventh.

Niels Tröger started, carrying the hope of Mach1 in the seniors in the DKM. As the runner-up in qualifying, the young driver already caused a sensation. Placed tenth in the heats as well as in the first race, Niels was still slowed down due to engine problems, but he got back his usual strength in the second race and pushed forward to a great second place with race best time.

In the DMSB-Manual-Kart-Cup, Tim Tröger presented himself as the man of the weekend. After the preliminary rounds, the 18-year-old was already at the top of the classification and did not start to slack. In both races, the Plauener driver retained the upper hand over the action and ultimately drove to a brilliant double victory. In the beginning of the weekend, team-mate Julian Müller was even placed in pole position after qualifying. In the heats as well as in the prefinals, however, the driver from Cologne was less lucky and fell behind. From the end of the field Julian started an impressive catch-up race, passed his opponent lap by lap and finished in a terrific second place.

Paul Voegeding was third in the league. In the intermediate placed in sixth position already, the Mach1 driver improved to second place in his pre-final. In the final race, Paul finally kept up with his two team-mates and finished in third position for a Mach1 motorsport triple success.

Martin Hetschel showed himself after the race with a grin on his face: “This was a great weekend for us. We as a team and our drivers did a great job. The hard work of the last few weeks has paid off – we must continue to build on this.”

In just under four weeks, Mach1 Motorsport will be back on the track.- Then the national ADAC Kart Masters in Mülsen, Saxony, will start the second event of the still young season.

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DSKC victory for Mach1 Motorsport

Strong performance at the season opener of the German Kart Championship

Last weekend, the racing team of the kart manufacturer Mach1 went to the Erftlandring in Kerpen for the late start of the German Kart Championship. On the traditional course in North Rhine-Westphalia, seven fosterlings competed in Germany’s highest-ranking racing series and were able to convince in the process. Julian Müller drove to a brilliant double victory in the DMSB-Shifter-Kart-Cup. 

Last weekend, 110 participants from all over Europe took the 1,107-meter long track in Kerpen. In a heat battle of temperatures near the 40-degree mark, man and machine reached their limits. The drivers of the Mach1 Motorsport team held their winnings and impressed the audience with a great performance.

For the first time, Tom Kalender drove in the German Junior Kart Championship. As a rookie in the international field, the youngster presented himself in pleasing condition. From position 21 after the heats, Tom drove two good races and scraped in the end only narrowly past the top ten being placed twelfth. He was rewarded with his first championship points.

Niels Tröger represented the Mach1 Motorsport colors in the DKM as soloist. In the heat boiler of Kerpen, the young racer showed a cool head at the beginning of the weekend, drove impressive qualifying races, and finished second in the intermediate rankings. In the first race, however, Niels failed with a technical defect, which unfortunately prevented another attack in the second run. Luckily, he was already much better off in the evening after the violent impact.

A Mach1 Motorsport quintet drove at the shifter karts in the DSKC. Julian Müller showed his element. Already in qualifying, the racer from Cologne drove at the top of the field and even improved in the heats. From pole position, the experienced driver subsequently started with a victory into the pre-final, from where Julian finally followed with a victory in the final. Team-mate Tim Tröger was also at the front of the field until the pre-final. A failure threw him back to the end of the field. In an impressive way, Tim then started a catch-up chase in the second race, which after 23 laps only came to an end when he was in sixth position. He underlined his competitiveness with a clear racing best time.

Also Paul Voegeding got into the act being placed seventh in the pre-final, but had to turn off his kart prematurely in the final due to a flatfoot and had no chance to fight for the cup rank. Mika Nelles and Tobias Sjörgen were unfortunately less lucky in the end. Mika dueled in sixth place for the top places in the pre-final but had to give up prematurely after a starting collision in the final. Unfortunately, due to a rib injury Tobias could not compete in the final despite good speed in the heats. The medical examination in the evening revealed a severe rib bruise but fortunately nothing is broken.

“This weekend we had to reach our limits. Both, our drivers, and our equipment had to perform at their best to survive the heat battle. In the end, we did very well and were convinced in all classes. The grip level on the track was very high. The last few weeks we put a lot of energy into the development of our chassis and are now reaping the laurels,” said team leader Martin Hetschel in the evening.
Mach1 Motorsport will continue in Kerpen, again, in just under three weeks. From August 28th to 30th, the German Kart Championship will kick off the second race of the still fresh season on the right hand course.

Last weekend, the racing team of the kart manufacturer Mach1 went to the Erftlandring in Kerpen for the late start of the German Kart Championship. On the traditional course in North Rhine-Westphalia, seven fosterlings competed in Germany’s highest-ranking racing series and were able to convince in the process. Julian Müller drove to a brilliant double victory in the DMSB-Shifter-Kart-Cup. 

Last weekend, 110 participants from all over Europe took the 1,107-meter long track in Kerpen. In a heat battle of temperatures near the 40-degree mark, man and machine reached their limits. The drivers of the Mach1 Motorsport team held their winnings and impressed the audience with a great performance.

For the first time, Tom Kalender drove in the German Junior Kart Championship. As a rookie in the international field, the youngster presented himself in pleasing condition. From position 21 after the heats, Tom drove two good races and scraped in the end only narrowly past the top ten being placed twelfth. He was rewarded with his first championship points.

Niels Tröger represented the Mach1 Motorsport colors in the DKM as soloist. In the heat boiler of Kerpen, the young racer showed a cool head at the beginning of the weekend, drove impressive qualifying races, and finished second in the intermediate rankings. In the first race, however, Niels failed with a technical defect, which unfortunately prevented another attack in the second run. Luckily, he was already much better off in the evening after the violent impact.

A Mach1 Motorsport quintet drove at the shifter karts in the DSKC. Julian Müller showed his element. Already in qualifying, the racer from Cologne drove at the top of the field and even improved in the heats. From pole position, the experienced driver subsequently started with a victory into the pre-final, from where Julian finally followed with a victory in the final. Team-mate Tim Tröger was also at the front of the field until the pre-final. A failure threw him back to the end of the field. In an impressive way, Tim then started a catch-up chase in the second race, which after 23 laps only came to an end when he was in sixth position. He underlined his competitiveness with a clear racing best time.

Also Paul Voegeding got into the act being placed seventh in the pre-final, but had to turn off his kart prematurely in the final due to a flatfoot and had no chance to fight for the cup rank. Mika Nelles and Tobias Sjörgen were unfortunately less lucky in the end. Mika dueled in sixth place for the top places in the pre-final but had to give up prematurely after a starting collision in the final. Unfortunately, due to a rib injury Tobias could not compete in the final despite good speed in the heats. The medical examination in the evening revealed a severe rib bruise but fortunately nothing is broken.

“This weekend we had to reach our limits. Both, our drivers, and our equipment had to perform at their best to survive the heat battle. In the end, we did very well and were convinced in all classes. The grip level on the track was very high. The last few weeks we put a lot of energy into the development of our chassis and are now reaping the laurels,” said team leader Martin Hetschel in the evening.
Mach1 Motorsport will continue in Kerpen, again, in just under three weeks. From August 28th to 30th, the German Kart Championship will kick off the second race of the still fresh season on the right hand course.

Mach1 Motorsport on ADAC Kart Masters podium

German kart manufacturer on top course

The race team of the German kart manufacturer Mach1 Kart went to the Erftlandring in Kerpen last weekend with six riders in their luggage.  The 1,107-meter-long track was the venue for the opening race of the ADAC Kart Masters. In heavily filled driver’s fields, the Mach1 fosterlings asserted themselves with flying colors. Julian Müller even secured third place in the shifter kart classification of Germany’s strongest kart series.

The Corona-related wait has finally come to an end this last weekend. The invitation to the season opener of the national ADAC Kart Masters was followed by a total of 176 riders to the traditional route to North Rhine-Westphalia. In exciting duels under changing conditions, the fight for the first championship points of the season began, in which Mach1 Motorsport and its drivers had a clear say.

Erik Müller started as a soloist with the X30 seniors and ranked after the heats on a solid 13th place. From there, the youngster started the first race and even worked his way up 8th place towards the middle of the race but lost in scrimmages and fell back to 24th place. A failure in the second round ended his catch-up chase prematurely because of a technical defect. 

Niels Tröger was one of the top pilots in the OK. In the time training still twelfth, the Großfriesener native already turned up strongly in the preliminary rounds. In the intermediate ranking, Niels improved to fourth place before going even further ahead in the first round. In second place, the Mach1 Motorsport fosterling missed out on victory by a hair’s breadth. With sixth place in the second race, Niels finally rounded off his great performance.

Julian Müller held up the Mach1 Motorsport flags at the shifter karts. Placed fourth in the time training, the Cologne native already underlined his skills and from then on consistently stayed in the top ten. Unfortunately, a technical defect in the second heat threw him far back at the start that he slipped to ninth place in the intermediate classification. In the first final, the routinian passed his opponents round by round and ranked fourth. In the second run Julian finally improved again and was waved off in the end as a great third. Tim Tröger was even ahead of his team-mate being ranked in fifth place after the preliminary rounds. In the first race, the shift kart rookie lost positions and fell back to16th place, but then started a great catch-up chase up to ninth place in the second round.

For Paul Voegeding, the weekend started all the way to plan. After impressive preliminary rounds, the Mach1 kart driver was ranked fourth place for the first final, which he finished with an excellent third place. But then the shock: A disqualification due to too small burn space volume threw the fast racer back to the end of the field. The subsequent analysis of the situation revealed a significant deviation of the measurement methods,which is why even the technicians of the ADAC doubted the correctness of the measurement afterwards and Paul was allowed to start in the second final without any changes with a technically correct engine. For legal reasons, however, the DQ was not withdrawn, which was disappointing athletically for the engine tuner, team and driver and in no way comprehensible.

Nevertheless, Paul gave everything again and managed to move up to 18th place in the second race. Tobias Sjögren experienced a weekend of ups and downs. After finishing 18th in the first race, the Swede had to give up early in the second race due to failure.

“We did well this weekend. We have been on the road at a winning speed with both the OK and the shifter karts and have shown the potential of our material. The Mach1 Factory Supported Team DS Kartsport with its riders Mika Nelles in the KZ, Niklas Hirsch and Tom Kalender also convinced at the Mini and OK juniors and confirmed our possibilities,” team leader Martin Hetschel summed up the ADAC Kart Masters kick-off in the evening.

Already next weekend Mach1 Motorsport will go back to the Erftlandring. The German Kart Championship celebrates its season opener on the traditional track in Kerpen. The traditional German manufacturer wants to be in the forefront of the four predicates once again. 

A Message from Martin Hetschel about COVID-19

Dear kart drivers and customers of the Hetschel company,

I am addressing you today in view of the dynamic developments surrounding the corona virus. We are very concerned about the rapid spread of COVID-19 and its health consequences.

I would like to assure you that, in the current situation, we are doing everything in our power to continue to support you as best we can. This also means that we want to maintain the usual availability of our customer support and the ability to deliver. In order to avoid standstills in the company as far as possible, we will split our workforce into two independent and spatially separate teams from March 18 and – where possible – rely on home offices.

We can still be reached by phone during normal business hours at +49 (0) 7135 9849-0. We will then be happy to connect you to the desired contact person, even if he is in the home office.

The easiest way, however, is to send us an email to team [at] hetschel [dot] com. Here we can react quickly and purposefully.

As we cannot estimate at the moment how the situation will develop, we ask that you only visit us after prior notification by phone or in writing. Our online shop kart24.eu is of course still available for you around the clock and we will send spare parts every day. So that you have it even more convenient, we will discount the shipping costs in the shop by 50% until April 9th.

You will hear from us again soon. Stay healthy and let’s stand together in these difficult times.

Sincerely yours

Martin Hetschel,
Managing director and owner of Hetschel GmbH & Co. KG

Mach1 Experience Days 2020

directly to the registration, discount vouchers and workshops

Time Table Mach1 Experience Days 2020 (GERMAN as PDF-File)

The company Hetschel invites you to the Mach1 Experience Days from Friday, 31st of January to Saurday 1st of February 2020 at the factory in Meimsheim. This year, again, the dialogue and exchange of experiences between the Mach1 drivers and the German chassis manufacturer as well as their Factory Supported Teams are in the foreground. Interested parties can also visit the exhibition of the latest Mach1 kart models and the modern frame and parts production. Measuring specialist Memotec also brings back a racing simulator for karts and formula sports, which can be extensively tested on all days.

The core offerings of the Experience Days are the free courses (workshops) on the topics of karting basics, chassis tuning under race conditions and data acquisition on Fridays and Saturdays at several time slots. The workshops are designed in such a way that the knowledge is developed in a dialogue and own experiences can be discussed directly with the heads of the workshop and the other participants. The target groups are beginners, youth clubs and ambitious racing drivers. As the number of participants is limited, Hetschel will ask for registration (at https://anmeldung.mach1kart.com).

In addition, interested visitors can get information about the official factory team Mach1 Motorsport and the Mach1 Factory Supported Teams, which will again offer drivers seats at national and international events in the upcoming season. There are still exclusive seats available, please contact us if you are still looking for a professional, victory-oriented team for the current season.

There are also a lot of new products to review: The current Mach1 FIA5 Karts for all classes, which will get some new features as well as the new EvoX brake system for 2020, will certainly be the focus. The current clothing line from Mach1 is ready for the fitting. For motor sport clubs the presentation of the new JS1 youth and slalom carts with numerous improvements and new features is certainly worth a visit.

On both days, Memotec also provides information on current AIM-MyChron products, especially the new MyChron5. All equipment is available at the house fair and is ready for purchase.

A wide selection of special offers, including new-looking demonstration and year racing from the Rennteam, racing tires in various mixes, Jecko seats and paneling / bodywork by KG will make the eyes of the visitors shine. In addition, you can also print discount vouchers, which are discounting all regular articles, MIR driver’s suits and Mach1 clothing.

The opening hours are Friday, 31st of January from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and Saturday, 1st of February from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Christmas Wishes and Experience Days

Dear customers, suppliers, employees and friends,

I would like to use the contemplative Christmas time and thank you for the trusting cooperation in 2019. On behalf of my team, I wish you all the best for the certainly exciting year 2020!

P.S. our open house show/ Experience Days take place on January, 31st and February, 1st 2020. Further info will follow in the first week of January.

P.P.S Our factory will be closed for winter holidays until 6th of January. From 7th of January we will be back for you.

Mach1 Motorsport ends DSKC season in the top ten

With three drivers at the DKM-final in Ampfing

This past weekend, the season of the German Kart-Championship ended at the Schweppermannring in Ampfing. The German kart manufacturer Mach1-Kart started with three pilots and looks back on a successful year.

The 2019 season began with a bang. Tim Tröger promptly celebrated the victory at his debut in the DMSB-Shifter-Kart-Cup and was also placed in the top field in the other races. On the 1,063-meter-long circuit in Ampfing there was now a showdown. Nearly 150 riders competed in the final, while alternating weather caused difficult conditions.

Tim was again one of the front-runners and underlined his ambitions with the fastest lap in the heats and sixth place after the pre-finals. From twelfth starting position, however, he was stuck in the chasing field in the final and was finally waved off in 13th place. In the final, however, there was no reason not to be happy. Being placed in eighth place he made the jump into the top ten and was one of the most successful newcomers. In addition to Tim Tröger, his name-fatter Tim Schröder was also present. He also made the jump into the final and finished the season in the DSKC with a 26th place.

After already good performances at the ADAC Kart Cup and the ADAC Kart Masters, newcomer Niels Tröger met the international competition at the German Kart-Championship. In qualifying Niels still struggled with the difficult conditions from the heavy rain showers that had submerged the track. In the two heats, however, he advanced to eleventh position and thus improved to 13th place in the intermediate ranking. Sunday began with little happiness. A failure in the first race threw him back to the end of the field. In the second round, he fought his way forward and was within reach of the top ten.

Team leader Martin Hetschel positively concluded: “We can be quite satisfied with the year. Even though our team strength was not the greatest, we developed well and celebrated a victory. For Tim it was the first year in a shift kart, I expect a significant increase in 2020. Niels quickly got used to our kart in the OK class. We want to attack with him in full next year.”

Two highlights are still waiting for Mach1 Kart supported teams. In LeMans, Delre Racing and DS Kartsport competes in the IAME International Finals, the same weekend the ADAC Kart Finals takes place in Oschersleben. There, DS Kartsport sends several favorites into the race.

Tim Tröger, Niels Tröger and Julian Müller will also compete for Mach1 Motorsport in the DKM in 2020. In addition, two more places are available. Interested drivers can contact Mach1 Motorsport directly at www.mach1kart.de.