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The new Mach1 DD2 chassis now available!

Mach1 FIA9 DD2For the first time in the Rotax Grand Finals’ history, a German manufacturer will supply the chassis for this huge event held in Portugal (11/28 to 12/01/2012) this year. In that regard, Hetschel will bring out an evolution of the well proven Mach1 DD2 chassis, which is available from now on.

The new Mach1 DD2 based on the very successful FIA9 Kart suitable for KF, KZ and Rotax. The chassis is made from 30mm tubings, is equipped with two front torsion bars and Sniper Adjuster caster/camber kits. The own brand HRP brake system with adjustable brake balance and the fashionable Mach1 decal kit (with floor tray decal) is included as well as the Rotax rear protector. The completely race ready chassis is available from 7469€ (ex works, 19% VAT included). If you can wait until end of the year, you cab purchase a chassis from the Grand Finals at a very special price of 5595€. The used chassis were running max. five hours, will have a complete overhaul and exclusive accessories. These are one set of DWT magnesium rims (for slicks), one set of HRP aluminum rims (for wets), a Tillett T12 seat, a bench tested Rotax MAX DD2 engine and additional gears.

Due to the fact that there is a great demand for this chassis, we recommend a pre order. The chassis will be available from middle of December on. You will get further information from Mach1 dealers and importers as well as from Hetschel.

Here is the link to the official Rotax registration form (PDF)

New Mach1 T-Shirt

The new Mach1 T-Shirts are available. There are following sizes: Ladies XS, S, M and men S, M, L, XL.
The shirts have a 6-color print Mach1 logo on front and a 4-color print Mach1 kart on the back. Order directly at Mach1, your next Mach1 dealer or online at

Be part of the U18 world karting championship with Mach1

CIK/FIA U18 WKCIncluding races in Portugal,France and Bahrain, the CIK-FIA U18 world championship promises suspenseful karting in 2012 once again. Mach1-Motorsport will be starting as well and is extending attractive offers to interested drivers.

Since its debut in 2010, the U18 world championship has been growing steadily and, next to the KF1 kart world championship, now belongs to the highest ratings in kart racing. The concept has not changed though. Once again, the participants are allowed to request their brand of choice from a chassispool of 18 manufacturers. In contrast, the engines and tires are uniform and will be allotted before every race.

Mach1-Kart has been part of the U18 world championship from the very first minute and has always been able to compete with the other strong international teams. Last year, they won second place at the finale in Italian Sarno and ended the year on the overall positions 12, 17 and 21. The Swabian manufactory has set even higher goals for this season. They were already able to achieve remarkable results at the Lonato Winter Cup  with their new model FIA9 2012 and are now ready for the start of the season in Braga, Portugal (July  6th-8th). “The U18 world championship has assured us during the last two years. There is an incredible power density due to the allotment of the uniform engines and tires. We have definitely been able to satisfy with our chassis and to present ourselves well on the international market”, says team leader Martin Hetschel during a conversation.

Interested drivers can still enter the world championship until March, 30th or until 102 entries have been reached. Mach1-Kart is extending an attractive overall offer and is looking forward to test requests. “The drivers have the possibility of buying or renting the chassis and will furthermore be supported by a first-class technical service on location.”

In addition to the first race of the season in Portugal, the world championship will also take place in Angerville (France) and the Kingdom of Bahrain. It is planned that the CIK will cover the transport costs and air ticket for each pilot to the final race inBahrain.

Overview of dates:
July 6th-8th-Braga(Portugal)
August 24th-26th – Angerville (France)
November 8th – November 10th –Bahrain(Kingdom of Bahrain)

Mach1 FIA9-2012Specs of Mach1 FIA9 2012:
tubing:  ø30mm
wheel base: 1048mm
Sniper Adjuster on front axle
front and rear torsion bars
stub axle with bolts ø25mm
HRP EvoX braking system
rims DWT VLV 132/212
Tillett T12 seat
KG FP7/CIK17 bodywork

Successful Home Exhibition for Mach1

Mach1 home exhibition 2012
Mach1 home exhibition 2012

Nearly 500 visitors from all around Europe found their way to the Hetschel company’s open house party in Brackenheim. Especially on Saturday the visiters crowded around the exhibits and parking space was nearly exhausted. The numerous customers were especially interested in our new Mach1 FIA9 2012 chassis as well as our big range of hobby and leisure chassis. Many customers picked up their preorderd chassis on this occasion.

Further highlights were the technical workshops, helt for around 150 interested karters. Mach1’s staff members gave lectures on chassis setup and engine maintenance. Heinz Franzen (Alfano Germany) informed about the new and innovative data loggers from Alfano.

The big sale and second-hand shop was well-attended, too. Driver’s suits, bodywork, engines, tyres and chassis were attracting the customers. All of this items can be viewed in our web-shop as well.

A special gimmick ended as bestseller: The “Mach1 – powered by karting”  energy drink. Due to the big request, we set-up a micro store:

Mach1 Kart – Calendar and Exhibition Dates

Mach1 Calendar 2012
Mach1 Calendar 2012

We would like to welcome you at the International Karting Exhibition in Offenbach on January, 21./22. 2012 at the atrium (A2A booth 19) or at our yearly home exhibition at February, 4./5. 2012 in Meimsheim. Of course, you will get our big Mach1 calendar at this events as a present. If you want to take a previev, use following link: Mach1 Calendar 2012.pdf (1,2 MB)

Mach1 Kart wins ADAC Kart Masters

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Luca Walter has done it! At the ADAC Kart Masters finale in Kerpen he won the championship title in the IAME X30 junior class after driving spectacular races. The other Mach1 drivers were also able to satisfy and fought for victories.

After the twelve enthralling races of this season, Luca Walter got to rejoice last weekend. The Mach1 driver showed a great performance despite adverse weather conditions and got to be happy about the overall victory in the evening. Mach1 Motorsport team leader Martin Hetschel was also very pleased about Luca’s success: “He has shown a steady performance throughout the entire year and deserved to win. Our Mach1 Kart served as a good base for him and proves to us that we did good work during the last months.”
The KF2 team was also able to impress. They had two irons in the fire – John Norris and Lucas Speck – and were able to successfully start into the races from 2nd and 4th positions. Unfortunately, these results did not continue during the Heats. Norris got into accidents during both races and ended up off the track, putting him on 25th position in the overall ranking. In contrast Speck did better. Due to a race win and a fourth place he would have been at the front in the next race. But a controversial penalty cost him his fourth place and finally put him on 14th position. Both of them were not intimated though. John and Lucas fought their ways through the international field and finished their first qualifying run as impressive fifth and seventh drivers. The duo competed in front field during the second run as well and Norris temporarily even fought for victory. However, both of them had to prematurely forfeit the race after an accident that was no fault of their own. In the evening, team leader Martin Hetschel was visibly upset about the competition’s fairness: “Actions like these are completely unnecessary. Our drivers were on promising positions and then just got pushed off the track. Otherwise, we definitely would have placed on the podium.”

In the meantime, KF3 fosterling Mario Abbate experienced a weekend to forget. After a malfunction during the Heats, he did not qualify for the finals and had to prematurely travel home Saturday evening. Sabrina Klein celebrated her premiere at the IAME X30 at the ADAC Kart Masters. After a satisfying 11th place during qualifying, she finished her first race on 11th position as well. However, she had some tough luck during the second run. She got thwarted during the race’s initial phase and could not get past 15th place. As she later found out, her engine had a bearing damage that caused the loss of power during the race.

The only German chassis manufacturer’s next performance will take place in two weeks at the renowned Graf Berghe von Trips Memorial, also on the Erftlandring in Kerpen.

Jugendkart JKS1

Jugendkart JKS1
Jugendkart JKS1

Für den Slalom- und Jugendsport haben wir ein neues, innovatives Kart entwickelt: Das JKS1 als Nachfolger des sehr erfolgreichen JK2. Neben der modifizierten Rahmengeometrie, der leichtgängigen Sitzverstellung, des integrierten Lenkanschlags und der formschönen Hinterachs- und Auspuffabdeckung ist die Flexibilität besonders zu hervorzuheben: Möglich sind 30 mm oder 40 mm Hinterachsen sowie die Standard- oder die innenbelüftete HRP EvoX-Bremsanlage.

Mit dem FIA9 Sport steht Ihnen weiterhin ein ausgezeichnetes Kart für den Superslalom und Viertaktmotoren bis zu 390 cm³ zur Verfügung.

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