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Mach1 invites you to their home fair 2015 – Lots of highlights for visitors

Direct link to the discount vouchers and workshop announcements (German).

The company Hetschel is inviting you to their traditional home fair at the head office in Meimsheim in 2015 again. During the three days, interested visitors can look at the exhibition of the current Mach1 kart models, view the ultra-modern frame- and part-production and inform themselves at the newly-designed workshops about the topics kart racing basics, chassis tuning and data logging and discuss these.

Opening hours are going to be 2 p.m.- 6 p.m. on Friday, January 30th and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 31st. On Sunday, February 1st, only the exhibition is going to be open from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., there will be no company tours or workshops on this day. Refreshments are going to be served as well: Like every year, the youth fire department Brackenheim is going to do the catering (bratwurst, fries, coffee, cake, …) and is looking forward to lots of visitors.

There will once again be a lot of new things to see: The newly homologated 2015 Mach1 FIA5 karts for all classes and a GTC long distance kart on the basis of the new FIA5 are going to be the focal points for sure. The current Mach1 clothing line is also going to be on display. Interesting for motorsport clubs will be the presentation of the JKS1 karts with Honda engines and up to 9 bhp and a weight compensation of up to two times 20kg, as well as a smaller slalom kart for young drivers from 6 years on. Indoor operators can view the proven, very sporty lease-kart RT2 Evo in the version II.

A big year wall calendar 2015 which already has the most important racing dates on it will be waiting for every visitor again.

Interested visitors can get information on the official factory team Mach1 Motorsport and the Mach1 factory supported teams, which are going to take care of drivers at national and international events again next season. There are still exclusive drivers slots available, so talk to us if you’re still looking for a professional, victory oriented team for the upcoming season.

There is also going to be a big selection of special offers, including exhibition- and pre-owned karts of the racing team in mint condition, race tires in different compositions, Tillett seats and cover parts/bodywork of KG. Additionally, smart spenders can print out discount vouchers, which can be deducted from all regular articles, MIR-drivers’ suits and Mach1 clothing.

The free-of-charge, newly-designed workshops about the topics kart racing basics, chassis tuning regarding race conditions and data logging top the event off. The company Hetschel asks for advance announcements because places are limited.

Furthermore the firm me-mo-tec is going to inform about the current products of AIM-MyChron during both days. Additionally the measurement instrumentation-specialist is bringing along his new Homesim racing simulator. Interested visitors can test drive the fair novelty during the regular opening hours.

Mach1 Kart presents new chassis – New homologation until 2020

At the end of the year 2014, Mach1 Kart was able to look back on a successful season and is already working on the continuation of this in the future. In addition to a new chassis called Mach1 FIA5, the Swabians presented a brand-new brake system for the shifterkart classes and numerous detail improvements regarding the attachment parts.

The year 2014 has been a good one for the German chassis manufacturer. The team from Meimsheim was able to impress nationally as well as internationally and celebrated a huge success due to the X30 Shifter overall victory at the X30 International Final in Le Mans. Additionally, they achieved second place at the KZ2 EM-run in Wackersdorf. At the German Shifterkart Championship, the team drove in the forefront as well.

Mach1 Kart wants to grow further next season and is creating the basis for this with the newly homologated chassis FIA5 A01. The model was developed completely new with help of modern computer simulation and has been optimized during numerous test drives. It has got an even better handling than its forerunner – also new are CNC-routed aluminum pedals and lighter cover parts.

After first test drives Martin Hetschel was excited about the performance: “A really great chassis. The kart is even easier to drive and provides a high precision on varying grip conditions.”

Tech Specs

MeasuresTubing material: CrMo-steel
Main tubes: 30mm
Traversal tubes: 30mm
Wheel base: 1048mm
Frame color: macadamia metallic
Weight (dry, w/o motor): 46,7 kg (FIA5 A04), 52,3 kg (FIA5 Z A04)
In the BoxKG 506 bodywork (white, black) with CIK-holder, rear protector CIK/14 (black), Mach1 decal kit 2018, magnesium rims HRP "S" 132/212, seat HRP/IMAF, HRP EvoX brake system, Mach1 steering wheel 328mm (4-spoke), steering rod vario with excentrics, Sniper Adjuster for setting camber and caster, CNC-machined aluminium pedals, chain guard KG closed, exhaust holders
Optionsfoot rest Vario, additional seat stays, brake disc protection, Jecko CLOSEDGE seat, engine mount

Ordering Information

Karts for non gearbox categoriesArt. 12001 Kart FIA5 A04 (standard)
Art. 12007 Kart FIA5 B04 (soft)
Kart for gearbox categoriesArt. 12003 Kart FIA5 Z A03
Karts for Rotax MAX DD2 enginesArt. 12005 Kart FIA5 D A03

New Product: special stud bolts from Mach1 Kart / HRP

Mach1 Kart / HRP presents their new stud bolts made of special steel fitting into all karting wheel hubs.

The new construction has many advantages:

  • The wheel nut fits easier on the bolts and cannot cant any more. This is an outstanding feature especially if you work with power tools. You can safe several seconds per tyre change on endurance races. On sprint races you gain on assembly safety. This is the dream of every race mechanic.
  • The special zinc coating prevents galling and support the nut.
  • If you ever have to change the bolts, this will be a done in seconds: Take out and screw in the bolt with the integrated allen head (SW6) –  without any special tools.
  • The stability of the rim/hub connection is significantly improved due to the use of a wider centering piece.

Measures: ca. DxL M8x42, 15mm thread length (screw-in side) and 17mm (wheel side)

Ordering at kart24.de or your Mach1 dealer

Mach1 in-house exhibition 2014

Mach1 Kart Teamtrailer 2013Hausmesse bei Hetschel Mach1 KartKalender 2014-webLieferprogramm 2014German kart manufacturer Hetschel – Mach1 Kart invites also in 2014 to their in-house exhibition at the company’s head quarters in Meimsheim. On three days, interested public can visit the exhibition of the actual Mach1 kart line, the cutting edge frame and spare part production as well as attending and discussing at interesting workshops (in German language) on the topics karting basics, chassis setup and data recording.

The this Year’s opening hours are: Friday, 31st of January from 2pm to 6pm and Saturday, 1st of February from 10am to 6pm. On Sunday, 2nd of February, only the exhibition will be opened from 10am to 3pm, there will be no factory tours and workshops on Sunday.

Like in the recent Years, there are numerous news: The 2014 chassis line from Mach1 kart as well as the ’14 team wear at special rates. Interesting for motorsportclubs will be for sure the JKS1 youth karts with Honda 4-stroke engines from 6 hp to 9 hp. Rental kart operators will be shown the reliable and sporting in/outdoor rental kart Mach1 RT2 Evo II.

Additionally, Hetschel will hand out every visitor the huge wall calendar for 2014, which has already printed in the most interesting racing dates.

Representatives of the official factory team “Mach1 Motorsport” will inform you about the racing plans in the upcoming season. They will participate again at CIK, DKM, ADAC Kartmasters as well as several international X30 races. If you are interested to drive in a high professional and victory oriented racing team, do not hesitate to contact us.

As every Year there are also some specials, like well-conditioned chassis out of the racing team, tires in different compounds, Tillett seats and bodywork from KG and many more. There are additional discount vouchers which you can print out for additional savings.

The free-of-charge workshops on the topics karting basics, chassis setup and data recording will round out this event. There will be limited places for the workshops, thus Hetschel would like to receive your registration.

Mach1 Motorsport Calendar 2014

Kalender 2014-web

As in past years, we have published our huge year wall calendar for you. In addition, we have adapted the design and theme: The theme this year is our racing team “Mach1 Motorsport”, as a special bonus we already marked the most important race dates for you.

To our in-house exhibition on 31st of January and 1st of February 2014 you can pick up the calendar and at the same time relive workshops, promotions and factory tours. Also you can get a free copy at the Kart fair in Offenbach on 18 and 19th January 2014 at the booth of TAD and DS-karting.

If you want to preview the calendar, you can download it at the following link: Mach1 Motorsport Kalender 2014 (pdf, ~ 0,3 MB)

Further on, we want to take the opportunity to say thank you for an exciting and successful 2013 season and wish you merry Christmas days, and a happy new year!

We will close our company on 20th of December and will be back for you on 7th of January.

Mach1 Kart proves stability

Mach1 Kart at the Euro 6h endurance race in KerpenLast weekend 18 teams started at the first Euro 6h Rotax Endurance Race in Kerpen and experienced a completely new challenge. They had to pull through the long-distance race with uniformed chassis by German manufacturer Mach1-Kart. In the end, man and machine mastered the difficult requirements and turned the premiere into a real success.

With temperatures of more than 30°C, difficult circumstances awaited the drivers at the debut of the 6h-race on the Erftlandring in Kerpen. Mach1-Kart, Rotax, Mojo and the drivers were well equipped though and showed an impressive stability. Only two teams had to forfeit the race prematurely. „Of course we had to do some minor repairs, but these were quickly done“, Mach-1 Kart leader Martin Hetschel explained after the event.

The Rotax DD2-engines pulled through the 6-hour racing distance without any major problems. At the juniors, some replacings of chains had to be done in the meantime. The Mach1-chassis proved their stability as well and highlighted their quality „Made in Germany“. „We didn’t have to deal with any broken chassis or brake problems. In the end, all chassis would have been able to cross the finish line“, Hetschel rejoiced in the end.

Despite the long racing distance, there was always excitement on the tracks. Only towards the end of the race did the winning team Dobla Racing manage to break away a little. At the finish line, they were 7 laps ahead. Regarding the second place there was a real photo finish. Van Viet Racing crossed the finish line with a slight advance of four seconds in front of the Haribo Racing Team.

The junior teams did great jobs as well. After 408 laps and 6:01 hours all in all, the Captain Junior Team crossed the finish line in front of the Flower Power Team and N-TV mini.

But the 6h-race wasn’t a completely new experience for the drivers alone. Martin Hetschel also admitted to having been nervous before the start: “We have broken completely new ground with this event – therefore, I was a little nervous in the beginning. The fact that all karts could have reached the finish line does make me a little proud. In the end, the best lap times were only a few tenths of seconds apart. This proves a high quality and continuity of the teams and the materials used, namely Rotax, Mojo and Mach1. Additionally, I’d really like to thank the hosts, organizers and teams once again for the chance to be a part of such a high-class event. I’d also like to thank my members of staff, who have done great jobs throughout the past three days.”

After this exciting excursion, it’s now back to the usual business for Mach1-Kart again. The team will start at the next to last race of the German Kart Championship in Hahn in two weeks. They still have every chance of the overall victory in the top class with John Norris.

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Numerous successes for Mach1-Kart

During the past weeks, Mach1 drivers started at lots of different races across Germany and Europe and achieved remarkable results.

Nicolai Hagenaes and John Norris got things started at the second event of the WSK Euro Series in Spanish Zuera. In gleaming sunshine, Norwegian Hagenaes drove his best race of the year so far. After a flat during qualifying, due to high commitment he managed to achieve entering the final race of the strongest European racing series during the Heats. During the finale, he once again participated in exciting duels and in the end finished on 27th place. Team leader Martin Hetschel was accordingly content afterwards: “To finish among the best 34 is already a strong achievement in this field. Nico is increasing his performance from race to race and I’m already very excited about the further development of the season.”

John Norris was less lucky. The fast Irishman gained a good starting position by coming in 21st during qualifying. Everything came at him thick and fast during the Heats though. Despite great lap times, technical difficulties slowed him down again and again, causing him to miss entering the finals for the first time this season. “It’s really disappointing. Regarding pace, we were able to be a factor front and center. We now have to carefully analyze how the fallings out could occur, to be able to improve in the future,” John Norris said fiercely.

A week later, Mach1 drivers were present at as many as three different locations. Nintendo Team Scheider driver Fabian Hellwig achieved a victory in the X30 junior class at the starting of the DMV Kart Championship. At the seniors, Niclas von Wendt-Pappenhausen landed on second place. Only a few kilometers away, the starting of the Rotax Euro Challenge took place in Belgian Genk. There, Mach1 Motorsport driver Maxi Fleischmann drove his first race using the new material and felt comfortable right from the beginning. During qualifying he wasn’t able to drive times due to a technical falling out and had to start the Heats from the last positions respectively. Because of three good results he then managed to improve his position from 55th to 23rd and immediately qualified for the finale. He finished this on 21st place and was content in the end: “The result is satisfying because this has been my first race after a longer break. We tested again on Monday and found a couple of tenth of seconds again, which causes me to feel confident about the coming races,” said Maxi Fleischmann. In Belgium as well, Julian Müller started at the X30 Challenge Europe in Mariembourg. The young man from Cologne held his own in the international starting field and just barely missed entering the finals as the second strongest German driver. During the b-finale he then managed to establish himself in the front field, but had to end his weekend prematurely due to an accident.

During the past weekend, Mach1 Motorsport started at three different races again. As many as seven Mach1 drivers wanted to go strong at the premiere of the German Vega Trophy in Hahn. Unfortunately, Julian Müller and Sebastian Schwendt had to cancel their appearances beforehand due to illnesses. Alexander Heil (X30), Lukas Korsch (X30) and Philipp Heim (X30J), as well as both Nintendo Team Scheider drivers Nick Hansen (X30) and Dominik Breier (KZ2) held the Mach1 flags high though. Alexander Heil drove his first race of the year and did a great job. In the end, he came in 4th and 5th during the finals. Philipp Heim achieved 14th place during qualifying and the pre-finale, was then involved in a collision during the second final though and had to end the race prematurely.

In Wackersdorf, old hands Toni Greif and John Norris started at the Kart-Trophy White-Blue in the shifterkarts class. Unfortunately, Toni had to park his kart during qualifying due to a technical defect and therefore had to start the first final from the last starting position. Toni then demonstrated his experience and fought his way forward up to 4th place. During the second final he temporarily even led the field, in the end came in second though, just barely missing first place. “My material worked perfectly and I’m happy about the great result, despite the unsuccessful qualifying”, Greif summed up. In the meantime, John Norris celebrated a premiere. He started with a shifterkart for the first time and felt very comfortable. After a short adaption phase, he already gave it his all during qualifying and finished on 7th place despite a membrane damage. He capped it all off during the races then and drove the fastest laps respectively. “It’s a very special feeling to drive a shifterkart. I got used to it pretty quickly though and am very content. Toni and I have demonstrated that our karts also work perfectly in this class,” said John in a good temper.

At his home track in Ampfing, Manuel Valier got in the mood for the starting of the German Kart Championship. At the starting of the Southern German ADAC Kart Cups, he set the pace in the KF2 class and didn’t give his opponents any chance for attacks. By achieving two victories, he laid a good foundation: “My competition was certainly not as strong as it will be at the DKM, but I now feel very well prepared nonetheless”, said Manuel.

On Thursday, the team will travel to the first big event of the German Kart Championship. The German Chassis manufacturer will be present in Ampfing with its drivers, a week later they will already travel to the WSK Euro in Genk and the starting of the ADAC Kart Masters in Hahn.

Mach1 Kart aces Rotax MAX Grand Finals

Rotax-MAX-GrandFinals-2012Mach1 Kart’s first Rotax MAX Grand Finals are over and they’ve been a great success. As sole supplier in the DD2 class, the German kart manufacturer broke new ground and was able to satisfy due to a high power density and quality “made in Germany”. After six exciting racing days, Canadian Ben Cooper crossed the finish line as the victor.

A huge challenge awaited Mach1 Kart at the end of the season in the form of the Rotax MAX Grand Finals in Portuguese Portimao. The manufacturer travelled to Portugal with a new racing truck and brought 80 brand-new Rotax DD2 Karts along with them. The great preparation of the team surrounding Martin Hetschel definitely paid off. The DD2-field was able to impress during free trainings already due to a high power density. During qualifying, as many as 40 drivers ranked within a second.

Fastest driver of the weekend was Canadian Ben Cooper: After coming in fourth during qualifying, he stormed to the front during the Heats and wouldn’t let go of his lead during pre-finals and finals. When crossing the finish line at the finals, he had an advance of close to a second and won ahead of Konstantins Calko from Latvia and Belgian Mathias Detige.

Mach1 Motorsport team leader Martin Hetschel was very content with the final week: “Everyone did an amazing job. Our karts worked perfectly and the drivers were thrilled with our product. We’ve received lots of positive feedback and are very happy to have presented ourselves so well in front of a wide international audience.”

What the drivers said about Mach1:

“Dear all at Mach 1, we would like to thank you for the help you gave us at the World Finals, nothing was too much trouble for you and even though we had bad luck on the circuit we had no complaints about the chassis. Thanks again and good luck for 2013!” (#342 Lucas Orrock /UK)

“Goodnight there! My son is a kart racer here in Brazil and he’s competing the Rotax Grand Finals in Portugal with the kart number 352. Nelsinho (my son) is a professional racer in Brazil and I got really impressed about the quality and details of your karts! Congrats for the quality of your karts.” (#352 Nelson Stanisci Junior/ Brasilien)

“Hi Martin, Firstly, thank you very much for all of your help, I thought the support from Mach1 was excellent. (#330 Tom Holland / UK)”

To everyone who is interested: The world final karts are up for sale now. The new Mach1 DD2-Chassis is based on the successful Mach1 FIA9 model, has got a 30mm framework, two front stabilizers and sniper adjusters for caster adjustments. Additionally, an in-house developed HRP-2-two-cycle braking system with balance adjustment, a typical glue set (incl. floor panel decoration) and aluminium front-wheel hubs of the 2013 model top the kart off. These have been in use for a maximum of three hours, are generally overhauled and will be sold with exclusive accessories. These include a set of DWT magnesium-rims with used Mojo D3 tires (slicks), a set of HRP aluminium- rims with used Mojo W2 tires (rain), a Tillett T12 seat, a bench tested engine Rotax MAX DD2 and additional gear ratios. As is Rotax-characteristic, there is an additional 6-months-guarantee on the engines. If you decide to buy a kart until December 30th 2012, you can even receive the extended guarantee of 12 months.

After the exhausting world final, Mach1 Motorsport is already looking into the future now. In 2013, the team is planning to start at the Winter Cup in Lonato, the WSK Euro Series, the DKM, the CIK-FIA Kart European Championship and the national series ADAC and DMV. The team will be at all of these races with their new team truck and will try to cause quite a stir again. Those who are interested are welcome to contact Martin Hetschel (info [at] mach1kart [dot] de or 07135/98490).

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Mach1-Kart equips Rotax Max Grand Finals

Mach1 Kart at the Rotax MAX Grand Finals 2012
Mach1 Kart at the Rotax MAX Grand Finals 2012

The German Kart manufacturer Mach1-Kart will be present at the Rotax Max Grand Finals and will be equipping the top category DD2 with uniformed chassis for the first time. At the world final, taking place from November 28th – December 1st at the Algarve Kartodrom in Portugal, more than 270 drivers from 60 nations will be starting.

For the 13th time already, the best drivers of the numerous national Rotax series will meet at the Rotax Max Grand Finals and fight for the well-respected titles over the course of five racing days. Engine manufacturer Rotax emphasizes equal opportunities and dictates unified karts for the various classes.

In the fastest class of the event, the MAX DD2, Mach1-Karts will be used this year for the first time ever. A big challenge for the manufacturer from Southern Germany: During the past weeks, 80 brand-new karts had to be constructed and completed. Additionally, the German Kart Championship finals took place, which Mach1-Kart finished as vice champion.

The efforts of the past weeks have been worth it for team leader Martin Hetschel though: “I’m proud to have mastered this challenge with my team. In our company’s long history, we’ve never equipped a class as sole provider. This is a great opportunity to present ourselves to a huge international audience. Rotax is creating something incredible here. The drivers come from all over the world and are competing with high ambitions. I’m very happy to be able to say that Mach1-Kart is a part of this mega event.”

In addition to grand racing action, Rotax is also providing a huge presence in the media. Next to numerous international journalists reporting on the races, all qualifyings, heats and final races will be broadcast live on the World Wide Web. Additionally, Rotax will be broadcasting a live-magazine every evening, in which the events of the day will be reported on and where people in charge, drivers and teams can have their say. “Being present in the media is very important to us. Our chassis will be visible on many pictures and therefore cause a huge interest for our product,” explains Martin Hetschel.

Qualifying took place on Wednesday afternoon and Martin Hetschel rejoiced: “In the end, 40 karts finished within a second – which in this top-class field proves that our chassis and the Rotax-engines are on an absolutely steady high level.”

On Thursday and Friday it will be decided at the Heats which 34 drivers will be fighting for the victories at the finals on Saturday.