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Mach1 Motorsport with strong finish at the ADAC Kart Masters – David Liwinski in top form at the OK category

The German kart manufacturer Mach1 kart sent five drivers to the finale of the ADAC Kart Masters in Wackersdorf. The team showed a great performance, but lost a safe spot on the podium at the OK class in the end. The weekend was topped off by test drives in the new electric kart.

Last weekend everything was new for two drivers. Daniel Stell and Cameron Boedler changed their places. Stell, who ended the shifterkart world championship on the strong seventh place a couple of weeks ago, drove as a guest in the direct drive OK class. The
Bavarian quickly found his usual rhythm and came close to the leading drivers. At the first final race he came in on the strong eleventh place and had best chances to get even further during the second race. Unfortunately he was stopped due to a falling out.

Cameron Boedler had his debut at the shifterkart class KZ2. After 11th place at qualifying, he finished the heats on 13th place and then fought his way forward during the first final race to a good 12th place. Unfortunately the second final race ended prematurely for him too.

In addition to the duo, David Liwinski, Luka Wlömer and Marcel Weber also started at the Prokart Raceland. Liwinski showed an impressive performance. The Dutchman was unstoppable in the OK-class. He already proved his ambitions by gaining fifth starting position after qualifying and finished the heats on the fourth places respectively. He additionally achieved the fastest racing lap. During the first final race he was on his way to the top three, before he had to drop out early. From the end of the field consisting of 27 drivers he then fought his way forward during the second race and showed his potential by coming in 10th. “David has impressed us very much this weekend. The falling out during the first final race was very annoying, because he would’ve been able to win due to his speed”,
said team leader Martin Hetschel in the evening.

His two team mates showed a good development as well. After a cautious Saturday, Wlömer crossed the finish line on 18th and 19th places at the final races. Marcel Weber was in his wind shadow.

Within the framework of the event, Mach1 kart presented the newly developed electric kart with Bosch. Numerous drivers and everyone interested had the opportunity to get an idea of the new technology. “I’m very proud that we’re bringing this concept to the race track in
cooperation with Bosch. The performance of the electric engines is overwhelming. Currently we’re working on initiating the first electric kart racing series in the near future”, Hetschel gave a small outlook.

The team is going to continue in two weeks. Then, Mach1 Motorsport is going to start at the IAME International Finals in Le Mans, France. Only a week later the finale of the German Kart Championship is going to take place in Italian Lonato.

Shifterkart-double victory for Mach1 Motorsport – Strong performance at the ADAC Kart Masters in Wackersdorf

Mach1 Motorsport just experienced an eventful weekend. The racing division of the German chassis manufacturer started at the second event of the ADAC Kart Masters with five drivers and experienced an exciting event. In the end, Daniel Stell caused a lot of joy due to a double victory at the shifterkarts.

Last weekend Mach1 Motorsport wanted to attack. The team surrounding Martin Hetschel travelled to the Prokart Raceland with five drivers. All in all, 166 drivers started at one of the most modern kart racing tracks of Europe to give it their all at the ranked races three and four in beaming sunshine and midsummery temperatures.

The youngest drivers started at the Bambini class. Mach1-protégé Sondre Norheim started there as well. The Norwegian drove among midfield despite the considerably less experience he had on the track compared to most of his opponents and started into the first ranked race from 20th position. He then lost some positions during the race, but was able to fight his way forward to 19th place during the second race and thereby achieved entering the top 20.

Also from Norway, Harvard Hallerud started at the X30 seniors. After a successful Wackersdorf-debut last year with fifth place at the finale, things didn’t go according to plan for the Scandinavian this time. After the heats Harvard was on 18th place of the interim rankings. Among the strongly contested midfield he was involved in a collision though and had to end the race prematurely. From the back of the field he then was able to show his possibilities during the second race and caught up to the top ten. Unfortunately a 5-seconds-penalty threw him back to 18th place in the end.

Marcel Weber started at the OK seniors as a soloist and had to deal with engine problems throughout the entire weekend. From 23rd place at qualifying the rookie then improved to 17th starting position for the final races. But he wasn’t able to get further than 24th and 21st places in the end.

Daniel Stell and Julian Müller started at the shifterkarts. Daniel showed a perfect performance at his guest appearance at the ADAC Kart Masters. The Hammelburg resident already did a great job during qualifying and led the list of rankings. The routine driver then secured pole position for the first ranked race by achieving first and second places at the heats. Daniel did great there too, entered the race with a perfect start and celebrated a grand start-finish- victory in the end. At the second race things went similarly: Daniel won again.

Julian Müller started into a horrible weekend initially. Two fallings out during the heats threw the ambitious driver to the end of the interim rankings. He wasn’t intimidated by this though. Julian showed his talent during the ranked races and drove two impressive races. The first catching-up race ended with the crossing of the finish line on ninth place. At the second race, he just barely missed placing among the cup ranks by coming in seventh.

In the evening Martin Hetschel praised his drivers’ performances: “I think nothing can be added to Daniel’s performance. He was excellent throughout the entire weekend and highlighted our potential. Julian would have been a top five driver without the problems on Saturday as well. Our two Norwegians were able to gather lots of racing experiences again. Marcel unfortunately had some bad luck. We fought with his engine’s performance from the beginning.”

Mach1-karts are going to start in Wackersdorf again next weekend. The second race of the Rotax Max Challenge Germany is going to take place then. The factory team is going to continue things at the German Kart Championship in three weeks.

Mach1 Motorsport wins in Ampfing – Successful performance at the shifterkarts

The Mach1 Motorsport team celebrated a successful ADAC Kart Masters kick-off. The German chassis manufacturer’s team started with five drivers in Ampfing last weekend and was able to impress throughout the event. The Mach1 drivers especially highlighted their potential at the shifterkarts – Daniel Stell was among the fastest drivers and secured a race victory in the top-class category.

Things got serious for 165 drivers on the last weekend of April in Bavarian Ampfing. The ADAC Kart Masters invited everyone to the season kick-off on the challenging Schweppermannring and spectacularly started into its tenth year. After frosty temperatures and snow at the beginning of the event, the weather gods meant well on the racing day. Best spring weather made for optimal conditions and thrilling kart racing action.

As the youngest of the team, Sondre Norheim started at the Bambini class. The Norwegian initially didn’t find the right rhythm fast enough and only came in 24th at qualifying. Despite a falling out during one of the heats, the youngster was on the 21st place in the interim standings and from there was able to drive forward to 16th position during the second final race.

David Liwinski showed a solid performance at the X30 seniors. After 13th place at qualifying, the Mach1 protégé established himself in midfield and finally came in 13th and 15th at the final races respectively.

Things went especially well at the shifterkarts. The Mach1 Motorsport team sent an experienced driver, Daniel Stell, into the race and celebrated a great deuce. From second starting position, he won both heats and was therefore on first place in the interim standings. During the second race, the Hammelburg resident came in 2nd with the best time of the race and then increased his performance even more. During the second race, Daniel gave it his all, took the lead and came in as the beaming winner in the end.

Julian Müller was also able to impress with a good shifterkart performance. The Cologne resident was among the top ten of the strongly manned field throughout the entire weekend and went into the first race from seventh place. There Julian was able to confidently defend his position and even improved his performance subsequently. Coming in 4th, he ended up among the cup ranks at the second ranked race and therefore made for a double Mach1-achievement among the top five.

Marcel Schultheiß also started at the KZ2. From 15th position the Mach1 driver started into the first race, but then had to deal with a major setback after a falling out. Marcel then obliviously drove full-speed in the following race and highlighted his potential with a catching-up race from the end of the field to 13th place.

Team leader Martin Hetschel praised his protégés’ performances: “We were able to be on point today. Our shifterkart-performance was really good and already gave a foretaste of next weekend. Then we want to drive at the front again at the DKM.”

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Successful weeks for Mach1 Motorsport

A thrilling season finish lies behind German kart manufacturer Mach1-Kart. Within three weeks, several highlights awaited them and Mach1 Motorsport showed its competitiveness. At the German Kart Championship and the ADAC Kart Masters, the drivers ended up on top positions.

After the summer break, things happened really fast for Mach1 Motorsport. The team travelled all over Europe for four weeks. The first highlight was the Kart World Championship in Kristianstad. Douglas Lundberg and Pawel Myszkier started at the top class KZ and drove among midfield.

Only a week later the team travelled to Oschersleben. The half-time race of the German Kart Championship took place at the Motorsport Arena. Swiss Marco Forrer and Julian Müller showed impressive performances at the DMSB Shifterkart Cup. Forrer finished the first final race on tenth position and achieved entering the cup ranks by coming in fifth at the second race. Second top ten driver Julian Müller finished on the great sixth and eighth places.

The team then travelled from Saxony-Anhalt to Upper Palatine. There, the ADAC Kart Masters’ season finale took place on the Prokart Raceland. Haavard Hallerud from Norway drove for Mach1 Motorsport at the X30 seniors. Hallerud belonged to the title favorites in difficult weather conditions and ended the heats on fifth place. With further unsettled weather, he kept his position during the final races and won trophies in both races. Also successful in Wackersdorf were the Mach1 supported factory teams. At the bambini, DS Kartsport driver Luca Voncken ended up on the winners’ podium on third place.

The four weeks of racing action ended on the Erftlandring in Kerpen. The finale of the German Kart Championship took place there. Beaming sunshine and filled-up spectator ranks made for best conditions. The Mach1 drivers experienced thrilling races. After bad luck during the first race, Myszkier and Lundberg fought their ways through the field from the back rows. After 23 laps, Pole Myszkier came in 11th and Lundberg 13th. Lundberg finished the Championship on the 10th place in the end.

Team leader Martin Hetschel was content with his drivers’ and team’s performances after the stressful weeks: “This has really been an exciting month for us. Everyone had to focus their strength and everyone did a great job. The drivers have highlighted the possibilities of our racing material and showed great fights during the races. We’re now going to take a deep breath to start into the remaining races with new strength.”

The Mach1 supported factory teams are going to start at the ADAC Kart final run in just a couple of days and only a week later, the IAME X30 International Finals are going to take place in LeMans. 12 drivers are going to fight for victories in the classes junior, senior, masters and super shifter there. The drivers are going to be supported by MLC Motorsport, Mach1 Racing UAE, Mach1 Karts Usa, MOTORSPORT24, Delré Racing Team and Mach1 Motorsport.

Successful weekend for Mach1-drivers in Oschersleben – German chassis manufacturer highlights own efficiency

Mach1-drivers were highly successful at the fourth races of the ADAC Kart Masters in Oschersleben once again and celebrated with several places on the podium. The official factory team started with three drivers.

In mostly beaming sunshine and pleasant temperatures lots of spectators were on location at the Motorsport arena in addition to the 145 participants. Germany’s best drivers dueled on the 1.018m long track – among them Douglas Lundberg and Julian Müller at the KZ2-drivers as well as Pawel Myszkier at the X30 senior class, starting with Mach1 Motorsport. All three drivers experienced a successful weekend.

Douglas Lundberg stood out at the shifterkart drivers and caused contentedness among the whole team. Lundberg started at the race as a guest driver in preparation for the races of the German Kart Championship in Oschersleben and celebrated his personal premiere on the track in Saxony-Anhalt. In the beginning he had some problems with the wet track during qualifying and ended up on the seventh place.

In the following heat he then had to deal with a technical failure and dropped out. Things didn’t go so smoothly from this point forward either: Douglas experienced a chaotic start during the second heat but was able to fight his way forward and came in on the strong second place. With a lot of confidence he then started a catching-up race during the first final race, which was rewarded with the great third place. He also came in third during the second race.

His team mate Julian Müller started into the weekend promisingly. With the fastest lap time during warm-up he immediately showed his opponents that he meant business. He then lost his rhythm due to heavy rain though. At qualifying he came in ninth and then had to be content with the 15th starting position after the heats due to a time penalty and several collisions. During the first race, Julian improved his performance to 11th place and secured the eighth place on the championship ranking after the second race despite an engine defect.

The weekend held some ups and downs for soloist Pawel Myszkier. Initially he proved during the free trainings that he was able to drive among the forefront and came in fifth. During qualifying he then fell back a little though and only came in 22nd. “Unfortunately the engine power just wasn’t really like we planned it”, he explained. The team worked on the problems in preparation for both heats and adjusted the necessary screws. Pawel then improved his performance and started into the races from twelfth place. During the first race he immediately achieved the jump to the top ten by coming in tenth and he was also able to highlight Mach1 Motorsport’s efficiency with the fastest lap of the race.

Team leader Martin Hetschel was obviously impressed by the performances of his protégés: “The guys did a great job. In addition to our three drivers the drivers of our factory supported teams DS Kartsport and LS-Kart have shown good performances as well. The results highlight the possibilities of our chassis.”

The next racing weekend for the German racing team is going to be at the beginning of September. Then, Mach1 Kart is going to travel to Swedish Kristianstad for the World Kart Championship.

Mach1 Kart drivers with numerous successes

Thanks to strong performances of the Mach1-Kart drivers, the German chassis manufacturer was successful on different locations at the same time last weekend. Douglas Lundberg became strong fourth winner at the Swedish Championship in Kristianstad, Julian Müller impressed at the ADAC Kart Masters and Mach1 was able to drive among the front field at the ACV Rhine-Main Kart-Cup as well.

Factory driver Douglas Lundberg started at the Swedish Championship in Kristianstad in front of a local audience and was among the top drivers from the beginning. He secured pole position at the shifterkart-class KZ2 during qualifying. 200grams underweight threw him back to the end of the field though. During the course of the heats he was then able to fight his way forward from 73rd position and ended the big finale on the outstanding fourth place. “Douglas showed a sensational performance. To come back so strongly after that huge misfortune during qualifying is a great achievement. Our material worked perfectly. We’re going to keep working hard until the Championship and come back even stronger”, team leader Martin Hetschel summed up.

Julian Müller and Pawel Myszkier started at the half-time race of the ADAC Kart masters in Kerpen. On his home track, Müller finally had no problems and experienced two perfect racing days. He already drove among the front field during qualifying and the heats and was able to tie in with this during the final races. He ended up in the cup ranks on third and fifth places and experienced his best racing weekend at Germany’s strongest kart racing series so far. On the overall list of rankings he thereby jumped to eighth place.

Pole Pawel Myszkier experienced a completely different weekend at the X30 seniors. On 10th place during qualifying, he completely fell out during the heats and had to start into the first final race from the last place. Despite the high power density at the X30 seniors he fought his way forward with a strong performance from 33rd to 14th position. His positive trend was then unfortunately stopped during the second race due to another falling out.
The Mach1 factory supported teams DS Kartsport and LS-Racing showed strong performances as well again. The Mach1 drivers drove among the forefront at the Bambini class and ended up with three drivers among the top five. LS-driver Lucas Speck did well at the shifterkarts and ended up on third and fourth places.

“This was a good weekend for Mach1-Kart. At the shifterkarts three Mach1-karts temporarily were on the front positions. There was a similar image at the bambini class. Unfortunately Pawel had bad luck at the X30 seniors, otherwise he would have been a certain top five candidate as well”, Hetschel summed up.

At the ACV Rhine-Main Kart-Cup, Rotax DD2-driver Marco Göttler and Rotax Micro driver Jonas Teichmann had perfect racing days in Wittgenborn and both secured the well-deserved triumph on the day’s rating due to a double victory.

Mach1-Kart is already going to travel to the next event next weekend. The German Kart Championship’s third of five events is going to take place in Genk. Two weeks before the European Kart Championship at the same location the fields of participants are going to be strongly manned.

Mach1 Motorsport impresses in Ampfing

Last weekend, the Mach1 Motorsport team traveled to Bavarian Ampfing for the second event of the ADAC Kart Masters season. The German chassis manufacturer started at the racing event of the second biggest automobile club in the world with three drivers and highlighted their competitiveness.

Drivers, spectators and teams experienced a perfect kart racing weekend on the Schweppermannring in Ampfing. Midsummery temperatures and a mostly blue sky warranted thrilling racing action on the 1.063m long track from May 27th – 29th. 176 participants gathered at the track in Upper Bavaria and fought for the next championship points in Germany’s biggest kart racing series. Mach1 Motorsport started in three different categories and were able to prove their potential.

Cameron Boedler started with a Mach1 chassis and an engine by German manufacturer Rexon for the first time at the OK juniors. The German-Brazilian quarreled with the difficult track conditions during qualifying on Saturday on 18th place. “Quickly starting rainfall completely altered the conditions – I had to drive on the wet track in Ampfing for the first time and unfortunately wasn’t able to find my rhythm quickly enough”, the youngster explained. With slick tires, Cameron subsequently showed a strong upward trend. After the heats he went into the first race from 14th place and raced forward to 11th place then. During the second race, the young driver even achieved eighth place and thereby collected important championship points.

Pawel Myszkier celebrated his debut at the X30 senior category. Usually active at the shifterkarts, last weekend the Pole dared a guest start at the class with gearless IAME-engines and showed a great performance. After qualifying Pawel was on 23rd position in the 32-man field and thereby stayed considerably behind his own expectations. But during the heats the Mach1 factory driver already got along a lot better. Due to eighth and eleventh places he was on eighth position in the interim standings and started into the ranked races from there. During the first race Pawel lost a position due to turbulences but then gave it his all once more and finished his X30 premiere on the impressive fifth place.

Julian Müller also started as a soloist at the shifterkarts. After a messed up ADAC Kart Masters kick-off in Hahn (early drop out), things went considerably better for the Cologne resident in Ampfing. On 15th place at qualifying, Julian directly qualified for the final races by being on 10th place after the heats. The Mach1 Motorsport-protégé also finished the first ranked race on this position. During the second race he had to deal with a falling out though and thereby eliminated all hopes for another top ten result.

Nonetheless, team leader Martin Hetschel summed things up positively after the event: “My drivers were able to completely convince this weekend. Cameron and Pawel fought their ways forward really well and illustrated the efficiency of our chassis. Julian drove really well too. Without the falling out at the second race he surely would have been able to get a lot farther too. Thumbs up to the Mach1 factory supported teams as well. DS Kartsport and LS Kart drove among the front fields of all classes and thereby highlight the potential of our chassis once more.”

Mach1 kart successful multiple times at the kick-off to the ADAC Kart Masters in Hahn

The only German chassis manufacturer Mach1 kart started at the season kick-off to the ADAC Kart Masters last weekend. The racing series of the second biggest automobile club in the world took place in Hahn and lured 167 drivers to the challenging Hunsrückring. The team surrounding Martin Hetschel started with three drivers and impressed everyone at the OK juniors.

Traditionally, the first appointment on the ADAC Kart Masters calendar is the event on the 1.377m long track in Hahn. Being the first of five events during the course of the season of Germany’s biggest kart racing series, the event had a lot to offer last weekend. Great kart racing weather with summer-like temperatures and a cloudless sky made for optimal conditions for a thrilling racing weekend in the Hunsrück.

Cameron Boedler started at the OK juniors for Mach1 Motorsport. The German-Brazilian drove on this track for the first time and had a couple of difficulties getting used to the new circumstances in the beginning. During qualifying, the Mach1 driver ended up on the 20th place for the following heats among the field consisting of 30 drivers. There, the youngster showed his potential by coming in 13th during the first heat. Unfortunately he lost a couple of positions during the second and was only ranked 22nd.

He then started into the first final race from 19th position. There, the young driver showed a great performance. Due to impressive maneuvers he passed by his opponents lap after lap and fought his way forward to tenth place until the finish line. That wasn’t the end of it yet though: During the second ranked race he was able to tie in with his performance and achieved another top ten result by coming in seventh.

Next to Cameron, Luka Wlömer started at the ADAC Kart Masters with a Mach1 kart for the first time. After a kart racing abstinence of nine months the Berlin resident used the past weekend as an opportunity to test the German quality material. On 21st place after the heats, the 14-year-old drove forward to the 16th place during the first race. During the second, the young driver was involved in a collision at the start though and had to park his kart in the off prematurely.

Julian Müller entered the strongly fought for shifterkart category as a soloist. All in all, 36 KZ2 drivers fought for the first championship points and gave drivers and teams hard tasks to solve. After a longer break, Julian Müller showed a successful comeback. On 12th place after qualifying, the young racer optimistically looked forward to the following heats. Julian had lots of bad luck there though. Two fallings out made him fall back to the end of the interim rankings and therefore hindered qualification for the final races.

Nevertheless, team leader Martin Hetschel summed things up positively in the evening: “My drivers showed good performances this weekend. Cameron has shown a great performance despite the fact that he doesn’t have as much experience on the track as his opponents. With a little more driving experience, a top five result definitely would have been possible for him. Luka and Julian have shown the potential of our material as well, even though luck wasn’t on their sides this time. I want to congratulate my partners DS Kartsport as well as LS Kart. Tim Hartelt and Niklas Kalus have shown great performances at the Bambini by achieving fourth and fifth places in Mach1 karts. Lucas Speck prevailed at the shifterkarts on second place – things can really continue like this!”

Mach1 Motorsport travelled to Spanish Zuera directly from Hahn. There, the team and Douglas Lundberg are going to start at the second race of the CIK-FIA KZ1 European Kart Championship next weekend.

Mach1 Motorsport driver line-up extended to Cameron Boedler and Jordi van Moorsel

In addition to the current drivers of the Mach1 Motorsport team the German-Brazilian Cameron Boedler will compete the new OK-Junior and the Dutchman Jordi van Morsel in KZ2 next year.

In addition to the regular drivers Thierry Delre, Pawel Myskier and Marcel Schultheiß, Jordi van Moorsel will participate in 2016 at the DSKM, and the CIK / FIA European and World Championships and fight for top placements. In addition, he will probably racing in other categories, the details will be announced later on.

The KZ2 pilots Marco Forrer, Toni Greif and Tommy Neumann will compete in the new DMSB Schaltkart Cup and / or the ADAC Kart Masters and can certainly be top players there.

Rounding out the commitment to the juniors, Cameron Boedler, who already made his debut in the team at the SKUSA Super Nationals in Las Vegas and achieved there already a top result. He will represent the colors of Mach1 Kart in the ADAC Kart Masters and the DJKM in the OK-Junior category.

“We are proud to welcome two talented drivers in our distinguished team,” said team boss Martin Hetschel and continues: “Thus, we now have nine solid pilots for the 2016 season, negotiations with other interested parties are currently underway, we look forward. We are still open for queries in the OK, RotaxMAX and X30 in order to strengthen our forces even here. “

Mach1 kart successful at the ADAC Kart Masters

The ADAC Kart Masters started into its new season on the Hunsrückring/Hahn. Eight Mach1 kart drivers started there as well. The 2015 models of the German chassis manufacturer were able to impress from the bambini class to the shifterkarts and celebrated grand successes.

In great weather, the 195 participants of Germany’s strongest kart racing series started on the 1.377m long Hunsrückring. In addition to the Mach1 Motorsport team, the Mach1 factory supported teams DS Kartsport and BB Motorsport started with their drivers as well.

Marco Forrer and Toni Greif started for Mach1 Motorsport at the strongly contested shifterkart class. Counting 51 drivers, the field was completely filled up. Marco Forrer showed a solid performance and was able to improve his performance compared to the DSKM in Wackersdorf. After 22nd place at qualifying, he continuously got better and finished both heats on 11th place. From 14th starting position he drove forward during the first final race to 9th place. His great upwards trend was then unfortunately stopped during the second final race – Marco had to forfeit the race after a collision during the first lap. “The new Mach1 FIA5 Kart feels really good and is even easier to drive than the previous model. This is especially recognizable during the races. It’s a pity that I had to quit the second final race due to the accident. During the first race I drove the same times as the driver on third place”, the Swiss summed up in the evening.

His team mate Toni Greif was the best Mach1 driver after qualifying, on 18th place. He wasn’t content with this though – “The tire air pressure and the transmission weren’t right”, Toni commented on his result. He then got on well during the heats and finished these on 12th and 5th places. Unfortunately the disillusionment came after the second heat: Due to his overtaking someone during a yellow phase he was excluded from the ranking and missed entering the final races. “This is obviously very disappointing because the speed was right. During the first two laps things were really confusing due to all the accidents though and I must have missed the yellow flag”, he explained disappointedly.

DS-Kartsport protégé Alexander Heil started at the shifterkarts as well. The 2013 X30 senior champion is new to the gear class and achieved a good start by coming in 23rd during qualifying. He was able to improve his performance during the heats then and finished the first one on 10th place. A collision threw him back during the second but he was still able to enter the final races by coming in 24th. He was able to drive forward to 20th place during these and finished the second final race among the top ten, on the great ninth place.

In addition to Alexander Heil, Mark Wolf (X30 senior), Miroslaw Kravchenko and Luca Voncken (both bambini) started for DS-Kartsport as well. X30 senior Marc Wolf couldn’t achieve an optimal start in Hahn. He ended up on 18th place at the first final race and was then pushed off the track by an opponent during the second race and had to forfeit. Both bambini drivers showed strong performances though. Reigning vice champion Miroslaw Kravchenko belongs to the title favorites and showed a solid performance during the heats already. He entered the final races on fourth place and finished them on 3rd and 5th places. In the championship he is now on third place after the kick-off weekend. His team mate celebrated his ADAC Kart Masters premiere in Hahn and established himself in midfield immediately. With two top ten results he directly ended up among the cup ranks and is currently on ninth place on the overall list of rankings.

Baldur Bahn started into the 2015 season with a considerable training backlog. He felt comfortable in the new Mach1 FIA5 kart immediately though. Unfortunately a couple of quarrels and problems with the carburetor and engine cost him a countable result. The newly appointed team leader and driver in personal union doesn’t have time to bury his head in the sand though: He is going to start at the SAKC kick-off in Ampfing this weekend already.

Last but not least, Justin Tabakovic started at the shifterkarts. He continuously got better during his premiere race at the ADAC Kart Masters, but a 21st place and a falling out during the heats weren’t enough to enter the final races.

“I really want to praise all Mach1 drivers; they really did a great job this weekend. Additionally I have gotten lots of positive feedback regarding our new FIA5 chassis. I think we really did well with this”, Mach1 owner Martin Hetschel said in the evening, not without pride. To enable an even bigger audience to try the new material, Mach1 is planning some more test days in July, in cooperation with Mach1 factory supported team DS-Kartsport. We are going to publish details promptly.