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Strong Mach1 performance stays unrewarded – In Kerpen, factory team impresses on Saturday, has some bad luck then

Last weekend the Mach1 Motorsport team travelled to the German Kart Championship in Kerpen. Martin Hetschel’s protégés showed great performances on the Erftlandring on Saturday and wanted to repeat these on the racing Sunday. In the end they had to deal with major setbacks but were then able to draw positive conclusions for the future.

Beaming sunshine and filled up spectator terraces. 153 drivers from more than 20 different nations. A demanding challenge in Germany’s highest racing series awaited Mach1 Motorsport on the Erftlandring. All in all, the German chassis manufacturer sent in nine drivers in all four grade series.

The juniors Luca Voncken and Julien-Noel Rehberg entered new territory: They started in front of such a setting for the first time and went up against strong international competition. Voncken did really well on Saturday and raced forward to 11th position at the first heat after coming in 27th at qualifying. Julien-Noel Rehberg also increased his performance continuously throughout Saturday and drove from 41st place at qualifying to 23rd and 20th positions at the heats. The junior duo didn’t have a lot of luck during the final races on Sunday though and had to deal with three fallings-out.

At the German Shifterkart Championship, Marcel Schultheiß and Daniel Stell represented Mach1 Motorsport. Daniel Stell was on the right track on Saturday: After 14th position at qualifying he gained nine places during the first heat and came in fifth. A falling out at the second heat made him start into the final races from 18th place though. He then already fought his way forward during the first ranked race to 13th place and was aiming for the top five for quite a while during the second race. “Unfortunately the mounting of my radiator broke and I wasn’t able to go on driving”, said Daniel at the finish line. Team mate Marcel Schultheiß wasn’t able to enter the final races due to a falling out at one of the heats and therefore only was an involuntary spectator on Sunday.

At the German Shifterkart Cup, Julian Müller started into the event on the 1.107m long Erftlandring as the overall leading driver. Saturday started promisingly. First he achieved fifth place at qualifying – then he won the first heat with a considerable advance to his opponents. Sixth place at the second heat brought him the fifth starting position for the final races. But a technical defect of the engine forced him to end the race prematurely during the first race already. He also had to deal with a falling out during the second race – a major setback. Tim Schröder on the other hand fought among midfield to keep close to the leading drivers – for him it was a successful event in Kerpen.

Mach1 Motorsport sent a trio to start at the grade series of the OK drivers of the German Kart Championship. Luka Wlömer and David Liwinski kept a clear view despite the rough duels among midfield and held their ground. Liwinski was close to the top ten at the first race by coming in twelfth. Cameron Boedler tried to set a course as well and started into the final races from the strong ninth place after the heats. But just like his team mates he had to deal with some setbacks on Sunday. Technical difficulties caused him problems and he had to bow out of the first race. During his catching-up race at the second final race he was involved in an accident and wasn’t able to get past 27th place in a damaged chassis.

“It’s really frustrating”, complained team leader Martin Hetschel on Sunday evening in Kerpen: “If you look at how well we did on Saturday, the results on Sunday hurt even more. But I don’t want to criticize my boys, who gave their all and just had lots of bad luck. We’re now going to pick ourselves up and prepare well for the ADAC Kart Masters in Wackersdorf.”

The Mach1 Motorsport team now has three weeks to prepare for the event at the Prokart Raceland. With the pace and performance of Saturday in Kerpen they can really hope for good results in Wackersdorf.

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Mach1 Motorsport secures DSKC lead – Strong performance of the German manufacturer in Ampfing

After an impressive performance within the framework of the ADAC Kart Masters, the racing section of the German chassis manufacturer travelled to Bavarian Ampfing again last weekend and took part in the kick-off to the German Kart Championship. Julian Müller caused a lot of joy among the team in the end with a DSKC victory as well as Daniel Stell with front places at the hard-fought DSKM.

There was not much time to catch their breath for the Mach1 Motorsport team during the past days. Without a long break the team surrounding Martin Hetschel came back to Ampfing after the kick-off to the ADAC Kart Masters and faced the challenges of the German Kart Championship. All in all, 160 drivers from 20 nations started at the huge event on the Schweppermannring and lived up to the name of the event. In best kart racing weather, eight drivers started at the races under the banner of Mach1 Motorsport and drove full throttle on the 1.063m long track.

A quartet of OK rookies started at the seniors of the German Kart Championship. Four new drivers experienced international racing last weekend in Ampfing and gathered new experiences. Cameron Boedler showed the best performance. After 21st place at qualifying, the youngster drove forward to 18th place in the interim standings. During the first ranked race, the German-Brazilian had to let some opponents pass him by and fell back to 22nd place. During the second race Cameron found his rhythm though, fought his way forward and raced across the finish line on the good 14th place in the end.

His team mates Marcel Weber, Luka Wlömer and David Liwisnki gathered lots of experiences in the new class as well, weren’t able to enter the final races in the end though.

„We want to train and build up young drivers at the DKM. Cameron has done a great job, his lap times were on the level of the front drivers in the end. Our plan is to draw level with all four drivers until the end of the year”, Martin Hetschel summed up.

Julian Müller showed a great performance at the DMSB Shifterkart Cup. The Mach1 driver already highlighted his ambitions at the beginning of the event due to fast times and additionally confirmed this with the third place at qualifying. During the heats the Cologne resident improved even more and achieved pole position at the first final race on Sunday due to a great double victory. In this, the ambitious race driver kept the upper hand as well and celebrated a great start-to-finish victory in the end. Julian then proved his fighting spirit during the second race. Despite a bent axle the Rhinelander established himself at the front of the field and finally came in on the impressive second place. He’s now leading the overall list of rankings after this great performance.

Tim Schröder was also very fast. With Julian Müller, the experienced driver belonged to the DSKC spearhead and improved his position during the first race from 17th to 12th. A falling out at the second race prevented a further catching-up race of the Mach1 driver though.

At the German Shifterkart Championship, all hopes were on Daniel Stell. After a great performance at the ADAC Kart Masters last weekend, he had a lot planned for his second Ampfing stop as well. After staying far behind his own expectations at qualifying, the Hammelburg resident started into the heats from 13th place. He then drove full throttle during the heats, but was slowed down by a collision that wasn’t his fault. Despite fastest lap times he fell back to 13th position again. During the following ranked race, Daniel returned to his original strength though. Due to impressive maneuvers the Mach1 protégé drove past his opponents and finally came in on the great fourth place. The German driver then fought for victory at the second race, but had to drop out of the race prematurely after a fight for positions.

Marcel Schultheiß was the second Mach1 driver at the DSKM. The Biberach resident stayed behind his expectations at qualifying by coming in 36th, but then showed a clear upwards-trend during the races. In the end Marcel crossed the finish line on the 24th and 26th positions respectively and showed solid performances.

„The good preparation of last weekend has now paid off. Julian was in his best form at the DSKC again and clearly highlighted our efficiency. With Lucas Speck and his LS kart there was another one of our products at the front field and finally made for two double victories. Daniel also impressed at the DSKM. The competition is really tough again this year. He definitely belongs to the top drivers and is going to continue to cause a furor”, team leader Martin Hetschel summed up in the evening.

The team is going to travel to the Erftlandring in Kerpen in three weeks (May 26th – 28th). The second race of the German Kart Championship is going to take place there.

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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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