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World class performance by Mach1 Kart in Wackersdorf – Daniel Stell stirs up kart racing elite

In front of a local audience, German kart manufacturer Mach1-Kart knew how to impress at the World Championship in Wackersdorf. From the beginning, Daniel Stell belonged to the
top drivers at the CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup and finished the weekend on the impressive seventh place.

The Shifterkart World Championship 2017 became a great kart racing festival in Germany. More than 160 drivers from 23 nations started into the fight for the highest international kart racing title. Mach1-Motorsport sent three drivers into the races: Daniel Stell, Pawel Myszkier and Thierry Delre.

Strong competition awaited the three drivers at the CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup. During qualifying and six heats respectively, they had to manage ending up among the best 34 drivers of overall 113 participants. The conditions on the 1.190m long track of the Prokart Raceland were challenging. Rain caused changed conditions especially on Saturday afternoon.

Local driver Daniel Stell achieved a perfect start. On second place after qualifying, he had a great starting position for the following heats. “The field is unbelievably close together. The first 104 drivers are less than a second apart”, team leader Martin Hetschel summed up. Daniel wasn’t intimidated though. With two heat victories, three second and a fourth place, he held his own among the best drivers in the world and started into the big finale over 26 laps from fourth place.

More than 3000 spectators experienced a kart racing spectacle par excellence in Upper-Palatine. The drivers showed incredible fights during the final race and postponed the decisions until the very end. Daniel defended his position as best German driver and came in seventh. “Summarized, this was a great week for us. Daniel proved that you can fight for victory with our material. He is a strong driver and has a lot of ambition. We didn’t have the perfect tire setup during the final race and still belonged to the best with the third-fastest lap. I really have to praise Daniel who withstood the pressure during all three days”, said team leader Martin Hetschel in the evening.

His two team mates didn’t end up among the 34 best drivers after the difficult heats. Their performances were still impressive. Thierry Delre highlighted his driving skills repeatedly in the rain. During one heat he drove forward from 26 th starting position to third place. Pawel Myszkier got close to the top ten several times as well. After the World Championship Mach1 Motorsport is going to continue with full-speed. The finale of the ADAC Kart Masters is going to take place from September 30 th to October 1 st in Wackersdorf as well. The last races of the German Kart Championship are going to take place in Italian Lonato at the last weekend of October (20 th -22 nd ). In the meantime the manufacturer is going to start at the X30 International Finals in LeMans (France) as well.

Mach1 kart impresses in LeMans

The German chassis manufacturer Mach1 kart started at the CIK-FIA KZ2 International Super Cup in Le Mans with three drivers. The trio showed an impressive performance despite partially difficult conditions and was able to hold their ground against the international competition. In the end, Joey Hanssen was on 16th place of almost 100 participants.

Only a few days after the German Shifterkart Championship in Oschersleben, Mach1 Motorsport started at the highlight of the year. The CIK-FIA KZ2 International Super Cup took place on the new kart racing track in Le Mans. The three drivers Thierry Delre, Pawel Myszkier and Joey Hanssen went up against the strong international competition.

Joey Hanssen was the best driver in the end. After a one-year racing break Hanssen was back this season and is participating in the Dutch Kart Championship for Mach1-importer B&S. He fulfilled one of his big dreams by participating in the World Championship and was able to completely impress everyone. He was already in the top group during the trainings but wasn’t able to tie in with this during qualifying. He only ended up on 56th position and was accordingly thoughtful on Friday evening: “The chassis felt good but we lost almost 5km/h maximum speed during the last free training and qualifying. Now we have to analyze what caused this.”

The heats on Saturday demanded a lot of drivers and materials. It was difficult to find the right setup due to the changing weather conditions. After the first heat the gear problems were taken care of and Joey continuously fought his way forward. In the evening he was on the same level as the leading drivers again and was on 34th position. During the pre-final on Sunday morning he improved his performance even more and came in on 10th place which allowed him to enter the big finale directly.

During the course of the 22 laps he steered clear of all quarrels and finished his appearance in Le Mans on 16th place.

Second driver of the team, Pawel Myszkier, showed a great performance once again. The Pole switched to the Mach1 Motorsport Team at the middle of the season and is getting along with the chassis really well. Due to the narrow timetable regarding the DKM he had no chance of testing the track in Le Mans before and to get used to the Le Cont tires which were new to him as well. He got faster from training to training though and was the best Mach1 driver after qualifying on 45th place.

He was unstoppable during the heats then. In the changing weather he ended up in the top ten three times and was on 17th overall position on Saturday evening. On the drying track he finished the pre-finale on the great 12th place and gained his ticket for the big finale. Unfortunately he wasn’t rewarded for his efforts during the final race though. Due to an engine defect he had to end the race prematurely and was visibly disappointed in the evening: “Despite the short preparation time I was able to drive among the top drivers in this top-class field. My Mach1 chassis has worked very well even with the changing weather conditions and I was confident to achieve a good result in the final race. In the end the engine stopped me, but that’s kart racing.”

Belgian Thierry Delre had good memories regarding the 1.384m long track. Last year he won the X30 International Finals on this track. Unfortunately things didn’t go according to plan this time and he had to travel back home on Saturday evening already. “The streak of bad luck didn’t end here either. A technical problem during qualifying destroyed all my chances once again. Additionally I just couldn’t find the right rhythm and unfortunately had to end the WM prematurely”, Thierry summed up.

Team leader Martin Hetschel was still in a good mood in the evening though: “I’m very content with this result. Despite the short preparation time due to the many racing events of the past weeks our drivers did outstanding jobs. I’m happy because even as a smaller manufacturer we don’t have to hide behind the top teams at the WM. The drivers seem to know this as well: We have a lot of requests for test drives and have produced considerably more chassis than in the previous years.”

The team is going to start at the next race during the first weekend of October. Then, the German Kart Championship’s big season finale is going to take place in Kerpen. The Mach1 Factory supported teams are already going to start again in a couple of days. Two teams, DS Kartsport und BB Motorsport, are going to start at the finale of the ADAC Kart Masters in Wackersdorf.

Mach1 Kart: As swift as an arrow at the KF EM finale in England

Mach1 Motorsport and their drivers John Norris and Harrison Newey met the world elite of kart racing at the finale of the CIK-FIA KF European Championship in England. The duo knew how to impress with their great performances, even under very alternating weather conditions. The German chassis manufacturer is very well prepared for the second half of the season.

While Mach1 and John Norris are a constant at the European shifterkart Championship and just barely missed winning in Wackersdorf, coming in second, the team now took a side trip to the finale of the KF European Championship on the PFi International Circuit in Brandon. Due to fast bends, two chicanes and a tunnel as well as a bridge, the 1.382m long track held some special challenges for the drivers.”The setup of the chassis is especially important to gain enough speed on the long straight passages”, said team leader Martin Hetschel.

Under alternating conditions, the Thursday was used to break in the engines. Things got serious on Friday then. The duo was able to get used to the track until qualifying and impressed early due to quick lap times. But right on time for qualifying rain set in and turned the whole morning’s work upside down. Harrison Newey didn’t catch a perfect lap and only ranked 40th in the end. Things went considerably better for his team mate from Ireland. Also on the wet track for the first time, John ended up on the impressive fifth starting position. “Unfortunately I had to overtake someone during my fastest lap, otherwise I probably could have been even faster”, he commented on qualifying. “But considering the fact that I’m on the track with Dunlop rain tires for the first time, I’m very content”, continued Norris.

On Saturday the four heats took place. John knew how to use his perfect starting position and already impressed everyone during the first heat by driving the fastest lap. Unfortunately an engine problem and a racing accident that wasn’t his fault cost him important positions as well. “If these annoying incidents hadn’t happened, we surely would have been able to qualify for the pre-finale among the top ten. It’s still a top performance considering that I’m in a KF kart for the first time since the DKM finale in Genk”, said John on Saturday evening.

It was a lot harder for his team mate due to his bad starting position. He had to fight his way forward from the back of the field during all four heats. Due to a falling out during the last heat he was on the overall 40th position in the evening and had to enter the repechage from 12th place.

Both drivers started into the racing day highly motivated on Sunday. While John had already qualified for the finals, Harrison still had to fight for his final ticket during the repechage. Due to the high power density he wasn’t able to enter the final races in the end though. “That’s extremely unfortunate, because with my repechage’s lap times I would have been able to drive among the top five at the pre-finale and final races”, said Harrison.

John improved his performance during the pre-finale and gained six positions, coming in on the great 12th place. Regarding the finale, the Irishman had set himself the goal of ending up among the top ten. At the finale, the race was over after just four laps though. John was ungently pushed into the off and had to end the race prematurely. “Continuing the race in this kart was not possible”, said John.

“I’m still very content with our drivers’ performances and also with our material. Considering the facts that we used the Dunlop tires for the first time and weren’t able to use the test days like the big teams due to problems with the dates, we’ve impressively proven what’s possible. I’m sure we’ll be able to show this again at the DKM in Kerpen next weekend.”

Mach1 Kart finishes European Championship among the top ten

Even though the finale of the CIK-FIA KZ2 European Championship in Sweden didn’t go according to Mach1 Kart’s expectations, the chassis manufacturer was content in the end. By achieving ninth place on the overall list of rankings, they proved the potential of a Mach1 chassis.

More than 80 drivers started at the three racing weekends of the CIK-FIA KZ2 European Championship in Genk, Wackersdorf and Kristianstad. After two great events, Mach1 Motorsport and John Norris travelled to the big finale in Sweden confidently. Having achieved second place in Wackersdorf, the team also wanted to show a great performance on the Asum Ring in Kristianstad.

The team had problems with the new track and the mandated Bridgestone tires though. “We couldn’t find a fitting setup”, explained team leader Martin Hetschel. The Irishman was able to continuously improve his performance up to qualifying though and secured the overall 19th position. Things didn’t go so smoothly during the heats though. Rapidly decreasing tires caused John to slow down. By achieving ninth, eleventh, twelfth and 13th positions he had still been able to fight his way forward though. Unfortunately, he lost his ninth place due to an exclusion from the ranking and therefore had to enter the repechage. “Unfortunately the team has made a mistake here, now we’ll have to fully attack during the repechage”, said Martin Hetschel in the evening.

With new tires, John had his first good performance of the weekend and drove the times of the best five drivers. From 13th starting position, he fought his way forward to seventh place

and just barely missed entering the final at the finish line due to three tenth of seconds. “Of course we’re disappointed. After the second place in Wackersdorf we had high expectations. Somehow it wasn’t meant to be this time”, Hetschel summed up in the evening.

The German chassis manufacturer wasn’t discontent with the course of the European Championship though. “We’re on the great ninth place on the overall list of rankings, which is the best result in a couple of years. We were able to show the strengths of our racing materials under diverse conditions.”

John Norris will now start at the German Shifterkart Championship, which is going to take place from August 16th-17th at the etropolis Motorsport Arena Oschersleben.

Mach1 Kart achieves second place at European Championship

Last weekend there was huge joy among the camp of the German chassis manufacturer Mach1-Kart. At the CIK-FIA European Championship at the Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf, factory driver John Norris ended up on the sensational second place at the shifterkart class KZ2.

“I thought I was dreaming”, beamed team leader Martin Hetschel on Sunday evening. By achieving second place, the team celebrated one of the biggest international successes of the past years. It already became clear during qualifying that John Norris belonged to the best drivers in Wackersdorf. The Irishman was comfortable under differing conditions from sun to rain and came in 21st. All in all, 64 drivers from more than 21 nations started in Wackersdorf.

The five heats went without any problems this time and ended in second, fourth, fifth, ninth and tenth places. John thereby ended up on the 13th overall position of the pre-finale and caused team leader Martin Hetschel to be in a good mood: “We left the bad luck at home this time and were able to show our material’s potential throughout the whole event. John drove great races and the Mach1 chassis works well in rain as well as in sunshine.”

But that wasn’t the end of it yet: the shifterkart rookie did even better at the pre-finale. During the course of the 17 laps, John improved his position to the sensational third place. Things got exciting again shortly before the finale then. A strong rain shower flooded the track. The dark clouds had passed right on time for the start though and the 1.275m long track was drying. While John lost a little ground during the starting phase, he showed a great final spurt and finally came in on the great second place. “Thanks to the whole team for their sensational work”, Norris rejoiced on the winners’ podium. “We’ve been working towards this success for so long, it was really enough now. A big thank you to the whole team for their great work. The Mach1-kart was once again able to show its qualities”, added team leader Martin Hetschel.

In addition to John Norris, Swiss Marco Forrer also started for the Mach1 Motorsport team. He showed a good performance during his first start at the European Championship and was on 51st place after the heats. He gained seven positions during the repechage but missed entering the finals. “Marco has learned a lot this weekend. He got quicker and quicker every race and drove the top drivers’ times in the end”, Martin Hetschel praised his shifterkart rookie.

The team is going to travel to the next race of the CIK-FIA European Kart Championship in two weeks. The big finale is going to take place in Swedish Kristianstad. John is currently on the promising sixth overall position.


Strong catching-up race of Mach1-Kart and John Norris

Last weekend, German chassis manufacturer Mach1-Kart went up against the strong competition at the CIK-FIA KZ2 European Championship on the Hogensbergdam Circuit in Genk. The team experienced an emotional roller-coaster ride, was then rewarded with a great result during the finale though.

Counting 79 drivers from 23 nations, strong competition awaited the Mach1 Motorsport team. After recent great successes at the KF classes, the manufacturer now wants to convince at the shifterkarts as well. Factory driver John Norris started at the event and already gave reason for an all-around good mood in the team’s tent after the free trainings. “We’re currently among the top ten. Looking at the field of participants, this is a great result”, said team leader Martin Hetschel confidently.

Qualifying provided a similar picture: John Norris secured the eleventh starting position and raised hopes for a successful racing course. From one of the front rows, he achieved a good start into the first of four heats and came in fourth. “Up until now, we can be very content. The chassis is working perfectly and John is showing us a strong performance”, Martin Hetschel summed up the events.

But from the second heat on, the team had to deal with a number of setbacks. Due to engine defects, Norris had to forfeit races twice while being among the top five and during the last heat, a turbulent development of the race cost him a front position in the end. The Irishman was only on the 49th place of the overall list of rankings on Saturday evening. “How much bad luck can someone have?”, Martin Hetschel asked himself in the evening.

Despite the bad starting position, the team stayed competitive and John Norris showed an incredible catching-up race during the pre-finale. From 25th starting position, he fought his way past his opponents lap after lap and finished on the impressive 12th place. Thereby he achieved entering the big finale and also made his team leader very happy: “What a race! John showed great catching-up maneuvers and really fought his way forward impressively.”

The Irish driver then showed a masterpiece race during the 23 laps of the finale. Due to a perfect start he came out of the first lap looking great and was unstoppable then. In his Mach1 kart he flew through the field and came in 12th again. In addition to the audience’s huge applause, he was also able to gain his first Championship points. “This was a sensational day for us. Not everyone can drive from 49th to 12th position. Not to forget that we went up against the world’s best KZ2 drivers. Our chassis worked perfectly with various grip rates and surely was a key to success”, Hetschel said happily before his trip home.

The next challenge is already waiting for the team next weekend. The second race of the season of the ADAC Kart Masters is going to take place in Bavarian Ampfing.

Successful EM-final for Mach1 Motorsport

Contemplative Ortona, located right at the Adriatic Sea, was the location of the final races of the CIK-FIA KF & KFJ European Kart Championship last weekend. All in all, 120 participants from more than 32 nations started at these races, among them Mach1 Motorsport. Both drivers John Norris and Nicolai Hagenaes achieved entering the finals due to great performances.

The race on the 1.600m long track could hardly have been more thrilling. Strong sunshine and high grip conditions demanded a lot of drivers and materials. This was no problem for Irishman John Norris and his Mach1 Chassis though. After a lot of bad luck at the first race in Alcaniz, Norris wanted to end the weekend with a good result this time. By achieving 23rd position during qualifying, he already showed a good start and was able to establish himself in the front field during the heats. By driving off the track a little twice he lost a couple of positions though, but was able to demonstrate his possibilities with a 5th and a 9th place and ended up on the overall 25th position.
The pre-final started excitingly: John was involved in a collision at the start and fell back to the end of the field. Due to a courageous performance he was then able to fight his way forward again and was able to achieve entering the finals as 14th driver. “What a race”, rejoiced Norris at the finish line. He started into the final accordingly highly motivated and was able to gain a couple of positions once more. At the finish line, Norris was on the excellent 17th place. “I have attacked very strongly during the first laps, which is why my tires got too hot and I had to slow down a bit”, Norris explained afterwards.

Junior Nicolai Hagenaes experienced ups and downs. During qualifying and the heats, the Norwegian didn’t seem to find his rhythm and stayed far behind his own expectations by ending up on 53rd place. But there was no sign of surrender: “I will attack fully during the pre-final – my goal is entering the final.” No sooner said than done! Nicolai drove an incredible race and fought his way forward up to 14th place. Thereby, he entered the junior final and was accordingly happy. “Everything fell into place at the right time. Everything went perfectly and I’m very happy to have now entered the big final race.” But this came to an end much sooner than he’d hoped for. During a spectacular starting phase, Nicolai was involved in an accident and had to end the race prematurely.

“That was really annoying”, said team leader Martin Hetschel afterwards. “Despite this, we can be very content though. The conditions were tough and the fields were very close together. No error was permitted. We have done a really great job here. Our Chassis has worked perfectly even under these high grip conditions”, continued Hetschel.

The next big performance of the Chassis manufacturer from Brackenheim will take place on the first weekend of August. Mach1 Kart will be equipping a 6-hour-long distance race in Kerpen then.

No EM-luck for Mach1-Kart

Mach1 Motorsport again very successful in international kart racingUnfortunately a good performance alone isn’t enough! The German Chassis manufacturer had to find this out the painful way at the European Championship races in Spain and Belgium. Even though on world class level, numerous little details cost them a countable result.

The start took place at the CIK-FIA KF3 & KF2 European Kart Championship in Spanish Alcaniz. With temperatures above 40°C, a difficult task awaited the 80 KFJ and 64 KF-drivers. Norwegian Nicolai Hagenaes represented the Mach1 Motorsport team at the juniors. During free trainings, the youngster showed his best performance so far and was able to drive the same times as the lead drivers. Unfortunately he wasn’t able to repeat this during qualifying. Ending up on 65th place, he stayed far behind his expectations and had a lot of work to do during the Heats. Nicolai managed these greatly then. By coming in 9th, 11th twice, 16th and 25th, he considerably improved his performance and was able to start into the pre-final from 19th place. He had to finish this among the top 17, but due to a quarrel during the start he lost important positions during the first lap already. At the finish line, he came in 18th and therefore just barely missed entering the finals. “Of course this is disappointing. After the difficult qualifying, he drove great races and was able to prove that he could have entered the top ten. We’re definitely fast enough, now everything else has to fall into place”, Martin Hetschel summed up the four racing days.

Factory driver John Norris started at the seniors and achieved a good start by coming in 23rd during qualifying. The Irishman wasn’t completely content with his result though: “I simply couldn’t catch free rounds and thereby lost a couple of tenth of seconds”, Norris explained a little later. But there is more: During the Heats, two accidents at the start and a defective ignition cost him all chances of placing on a good position. He was then able to prove his quality by coming in 9th during the last Heat, but he still had to start into the pre-final from the backmost midfield. He immediately gained a couple of positions due to a great starting phase, but then had to forfeit the race prematurely because of an engine damage during the second lap. “Simply frustrating, similar to what happened to Nicolai. Everyone is working really hard and bringing the product Mach1 forward. Our performance is good and we definitely don’t have to hide from the international audience. Unfortunately we’re currently not able to underline this performance with a countable result” said Hetschel thoughtfully.

John Norris had his next chance only two weeks later at the European Shifterkart Championship finale in Belgian Genk. Counting 84 drivers, the field was strongly manned and a big challenge. During free trainings and qualifying, Norris already proved that he could be counted on. By ending up on 17th place, he had a great starting position for the six following Heats. “Unfortunately the weather played a little trick on us. The other groups had a dryer track and were therefore faster”, said Norris after qualifying. The Heats went almost without any problems then. Two fifth places and an eleventh place were promising. In addition to these there unfortunately was also a falling out and a disqualification due to underweight. “We had to change between dry- and rain-kart a couple of times throughout the course of the day. Unfortunately I started without my rain-suit once and thereby was underweight, which was really annoying”, said John self-critically. Things got even worse during the pre-final then: Due to a starting accident he fell back to the end of the field, was repeatedly able to start impressive catching up races though and ploughed through the international field. In the end his efforts were not rewarded though; ending up on 18th place, John missed the final by one position. “Just like in Alcaniz, our performance was really good. Let’s not forget that this was John’s third KZ2-race and our second start among such an impressive starting field”, said Martin Hetschel in the evening.

In a couple of days the team will be travelling to Kerpen to the Bridgestone Summer Cup and then, a week later, to the halftime race of the German Kart Championship.

Mach1 stirs up European shifterkart elite

Last weekend, Mach1 Motorsport travelled to the first race of the CIK-FIA KZ2 European Kart Championship at the Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf with their drivers John Norris and Toni Greif. Under best kart racing weather conditions, both drivers gained a ticket to the finals, thereby underlining the German Mach1 kart’s potential.

John Norris broke new ground: It was only the second shifterkart race of the Irish’s career and he performed remarkably. During free trainings, the current leader of the German Kart Championship was already among the top ten and could thereby propitiate team leader Martin Hetschel before qualifying: “Up until now, I’m more than content. John is doing remarkably among this top-class field.” During qualifying, the shifterkart rookie aimed a little too high though and couldn’t get past 43rd position. The following six Heats went equally mixed. In addition to great sixth and eighth places, he also had to deal with a questionable three-second-penalty for noise exceedance and a disqualification. Due to these circumstances, on Saturday evening he was only on 53rd position among the field consisting of 98 drivers.

From 27th starting position, he then gave it his all during the first pre-final. John fought his way through the field, finished on eleventh position and thereby achieved placing among the 34 top drivers. During the final, all of his chances were already crushed during the start though. John lost numerous positions and had to rush after the field. During the following 24 laps, he was then able to re-establish his connection and improved his performance up to 19th place. He was accordingly happy on Sunday evening: “Considering this has been my first official factory entry at the shifterkarts, I did very well. We were really fast throughout the entire weekend and were able to learn a lot. To me, this has primarily been a learning race, which is why we had decided to change a few details of the Chassis- and carburetor-setup for the finals. This didn’t prove too optimal, which is why the lap times were not on our usual level.”

Team mate Toni Greif proved all of his shifterkart experiences during the weekend and was on a level playing field with his competition right from the beginning. But qualifying went a little mixed for him as well: Toni couldn’t be content with 53rd position. He then gained some ground during the Heats and came in on 44th place on the overall list of rankings. He then improved his performance even more during the pre-final: Having started from 22nd position, he came in on the great 14th place, thereby also entering the finals. From 28th starting position, he was able to come as far as 22nd position, but then became the victim of a collision during the course of the race and lost numerous places. With a huge gap between him and the main field, he wasn’t able to get past 27th position in the end.

Despite the mixed finals, team leader Martin Hetschel was very content with the results his drivers achieved on the 1.222m track: “We have proven that Mach1 Kart is also able to stir up the European shifterkart elite, even without factory engines and external tuners. We have learned a lot and will now take these experiences to the second race in Belgian Genk.”

Racing action is waiting for the German Chassis manufacturer next weekend already: the second ranked race of the ADAC Kart Masters will be taking place in Oschersleben.

Mach1 Kart is poised for 2013

German Chassis manufacturer Mach1 Kart has used the short winter break wisely and is now able to present numerous improvements right on time for the start of the season. The team will be starting at all well-respected international and national racing series.

The year 2012 already was a special one for Mach1 Kart: with a new look, the traditional manufacturer managed to climb back to the top and secured the KF2 overall victory at the ADAC Kart Masters and the vice Championship title in the drivers- and team-ranking at the German Kart Championship. Thus, the Mach1 team belonged to the most successful teams in Germany and knew how to impress with their product “made in Germany”.

But the team surrounding team leader Martin Hetschel has not been taking a rest. During the past couple of months, the established Chassis-series FIA9 has been enhanced rapidly. The new Chassis come with a modified frame geometry, which offers a steadier drivability and responds to altered track circumstances more tolerantly. Additionally, there are two different frame severities. The model FIA9 A04 (Codename Asiatic Bear) is comparable to the 2012 version and ideal for the senior class. The FIA9 B04 version (Codename Angel Shark) is a new one: due to a softer crossbar, the Chassis is ideal for juniors or high grip conditions.

There is also a new technically and optically enhanced front-wheel hub with spoke wheel centers in two different lengths (Art. 2182 75mm und Art. 2183 95mm) for all models, as well as three different steering wheel diameters of the Mach1- Flattop-steering wheel: 320mm and 345mm for the FIA9 Karts, 300mm for the “Bambini”- and “Mini”-categories. The color of the frame is completely new. Fitting to the innovative glue set, the new models will be delivered in matt arctic white with fine structure.

The team will be starting at various top series: Mach1 Kart and their new race truck will be present at the CIK-FIA European Kart Championship, the WSK Euro Series, the German Kart Championship and the ADAC Kart Masters. Aside from the regular drivers, there are still free spots available. Interested drivers can call Martin Hetschel directly or are very welcome to visit the manufacturer at the international Kart trade fair in Offenbach on the Main in the atrium (A2A1-07) next weekend.

An overview of the successes of 2012:

  • Overall victory ADAC Kart Masters (KF2)
  • Vice Championship German Kart Championship (KF1)
  • 3rd place ADAC Kart Masters (IAME X30)
  • 4th place ADAC Kart Masters (KF2)
  • 5th place ADAC Kart Masters (KF3)
  • 5th place ADAC Kart Masters (KZ2)
  • 8th place German Junior Kart Championship (KF3)