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Mach1 Motorsport wins DSKC title

Overall victory for Tim Tröger

At the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben it was a stormy affair for Mach1 Motorsport last weekend. Martin Hetschel and his team travelled to the Magdeburg Börde for the final of the German Kart Championship and started with six riders. In the end, the team celebrated the overall victory with Tim Tröger and Julian Müller as well as third place in the DMSB Shifter-Kart-Cup.

Last weekend, the high-speed track in Oschersleben in Saxony-Anhalt was the venue of the German Kart Championship for the first time since 2016. Numerous drivers gathered on the 1,018-meter-long track to fight for the last counters of the season. The weather did not make it easy for the drivers. Dry as well as short-term wet phases made the duels on the race track a difficult undertaking and provided plenty of suspense.

Tom Kalender experienced a successful weekend in the OK Juniors in the DJKM. In qualifying on the wet track, the youngster ranked in a good seventh place and then also asserted himself in the preliminary rounds in positions six and eight among the top drivers. Tom continued his success trip on Sunday. In dry conditions, the Mach1 driver proved good speed again and finished ninth being placed in the top ten twice and was thus the best rookie in the field.

Niels Tröger grabbed the steering wheel for the seniors in the German Kart Championship. Placed fourth in qualifying under difficult conditions, the driver from Saxony already proved his potential at the beginning of the event and was at the front. In the heats, the young racer lost some speed and went into the final races on Sunday in seventh place. There, the Mach1 Motorsport protégé once again underlined his skills and barely scraped past the cup ranks in sixth place.

Tim Tröger went into the DMSB Shifter-Kart-Cup as title favorite and exceeded his role on Saturday. In qualifying as well as in the heats, there was no way around the driver from Plauen. With two preliminary victories in store, the 19-year-old driver started from pole position into his pre-final. There, however, the shock: In positional battles, Tim collided with an opponent and fell out. In the final, difficult conditions were waiting: just in time for the start, heavy rain set in and the entire field was driving with slick tires. Tim still fought well forward and was already seventh, until he had to drive through the meadow in his catch up race and was ultimately only ranked 15th. However, the title was still his, making him the first German driver to win the DMSB Shifter-Kart-Cup.

Julian Müller also impressed with a good start into the weekend. After the preliminary rounds, the driver from Cologne was able to keep up with his team-mate being placed third and relented in the pre-final. As the winner, the racer secured a perfect starting position for the final. There, Julian fought for the victory round after round and finally came to the finish as a great second. Also Paul Voegeding was at the forefront of the DKSC. After qualifying still in 12th place, the Routinian delivered a considerable catch-up race and improved being placed fifth to the cup ranks.

Tobias Sjögren completed the Mach1 quartet. After bad luck in the preliminary rounds, the Swedish driver caught the eye in the finals and advanced to seventh position in the final standings.

“After Tim’s failure, our nerves were on edge. I am now even happier that it was enough to win the title in the DMSB Shifter-Kart-Cup in the end. Julian also delivered a great performance and missed the runner-up title by only one point in the end. With Paul in sixth place overall, we have placed almost three of our drivers in the top five. Throughout the course of the entire season, we underlined our competitiveness under dry and wet conditions and were now able to reap our rewards,” team leader Martin Hetschel gleamed in the evening.

But the season is not over yet for Mach1 Motorsport. Next weekend, the racing team of the Traditional German manufacturer will head to Wackersdorf in Upper Palatinate for the final of the ADAC Kart Masters.

DSKC victory and championship leadership for Mach1 Motorsport

Top performance at Prokart Raceland

To the start of the second half of the German Kart Championship, Mach1 Motorsport went to Wackersdorf in Bavaria. The highest German karting award was guest at the Prokart Raceland for races five and six, in which the racing team of the traditional manufacturer sent a total of seven fosterlings on the journey. In exciting races, the Mach1 players delivered a brilliant performance. Tim Tröger and Julian Müller held their place at the top of the DMSB Shifter Kart Cup and provide a Mach1 Motorsport double lead.

In the past few weeks, there was one race right after another for Mach1 Motorsport. After recent successful events within the framework of the DKM and the ADAC Kart Masters with various race victories and top positions, a big challenge awaited the team around Martin Hetschel last weekend. The third event of the German Kart Championship in Wackersdorf provided plenty of work inside the team tent with partly difficult weather conditions and required drivers and equipment.

In the juniors, Tom Kalender was highly motivated after good races in the recent past. In Wackersdorf, however, the youngster struggled at the beginning of the weekend with the conditions on the 1,197 meter long course. In the races, the young racer did not find his rhythm fast enough and only finished 23rd in the first race, before a failure in the second round led to an early end.

In the German Kart Championship, Niels Tröger could not keep up his usual performance in the beginning of the weekend as he was placed 18th in qualifying. After the preliminary races, the Mach1 driver was already in ninth place, but then had to register a failure in the first race. From the end of the field, however, Niels gave full throttle again and drove up to tenth place and made it into the point rankings.

In the DMSB Shifter Kart Cup, Tim Tröger was part of the measure of things this weekend. In qualifying and heats, the shifter kart rookie asserted himself being placed in second position each time and underlined his ambitions. In the pre-final Tim seamlessly followed up with his performance and saw the checkered flag as a great second again. In the final round, the Mach1 fosterling relented and drove with race best time to a brilliant victory. Team-mate Julian Müller missed out on a flawless lap in qualifying and finished 21st in the chasing field. In the individual races, however, the old hand returned to his old strength and in the end only narrowly missed the podium being placed fourth.

Paul Voegeding also made a strong comeback in Wackersdorf at the beginning of the event and improved from 19th place in qualifying to ninth place in the prefinals. Paul also underlined his possibilities in the final race and after 21 laps of race distance he secured himself a place in the top ten of the high-caliber classification being placed ninth. Tobias Sjögren also played to the gallery being placed 24th in the intermediate ranking and finished his pre-final as a good sixth. In the final, the Swede fought for positions in the front midfield, but eventually fell back to 15th position after a spoiler penalty.

For the first time Rouven Wilk competed for Mach1 Motorsport in the DSKC. Over the weekend, the youngster gained important racing experience and even made the jump to the top 20 in the final being ranked 19th.

Martin Hetschel found positive words for the performance of his fosterlings in Wackersdorf: “My boys showed a great performance today. In the DSKC we were again the measure of things and are now with two riders at the top. For the final in Oschersleben, it is now important to make every effort to place the crown in our ranks for good.”

In just under two weeks, Mach1 Motorsport will head to the next race event. Then the third race of the ADAC Kart Masters takes place in Ampfing, Bavaria. Only one week later, the DKM decisions are made at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben.

Mach1 Motorsport shines in Kerpen

Top team performance at the German Kart Championship

The second run of the German Kart Championship was a good place for Mach1 Motorsport last weekend in Kerpen. At the Erftlandring, the German kart manufacturer participated with five drivers in the race and celebrated a perfect performance. Tim Tröger celebrated a double victory in the DMSB-Manual-Kart-Cup. Julian Müller, Paul Voegeding and Niels Tröger also provided further cup rain for the traditional team from Brackenheim.

For the second time this season, the German Kart Championship took place in Kerpen last weekend. On the 1,107-meter long track in North Rhine-Westphalia, almost 110 participants within the five predicate series dueled for the next championship points. Under best weather conditions, the Mach1 motorsport fosterlings played to the gallery and represented the team around Martin Hetschel with flying colours.

Tom Kalender raced as soloist in the German Junior Kart Championship. In the fully occupied driver’s field, the youngster got into the act confidently and set a strong upward trend from position 23 in qualifying. In the first race still placed 13th, Tom scraped just past the top ten in the final race being placed eleventh.

Niels Tröger started, carrying the hope of Mach1 in the seniors in the DKM. As the runner-up in qualifying, the young driver already caused a sensation. Placed tenth in the heats as well as in the first race, Niels was still slowed down due to engine problems, but he got back his usual strength in the second race and pushed forward to a great second place with race best time.

In the DMSB-Manual-Kart-Cup, Tim Tröger presented himself as the man of the weekend. After the preliminary rounds, the 18-year-old was already at the top of the classification and did not start to slack. In both races, the Plauener driver retained the upper hand over the action and ultimately drove to a brilliant double victory. In the beginning of the weekend, team-mate Julian Müller was even placed in pole position after qualifying. In the heats as well as in the prefinals, however, the driver from Cologne was less lucky and fell behind. From the end of the field Julian started an impressive catch-up race, passed his opponent lap by lap and finished in a terrific second place.

Paul Voegeding was third in the league. In the intermediate placed in sixth position already, the Mach1 driver improved to second place in his pre-final. In the final race, Paul finally kept up with his two team-mates and finished in third position for a Mach1 motorsport triple success.

Martin Hetschel showed himself after the race with a grin on his face: “This was a great weekend for us. We as a team and our drivers did a great job. The hard work of the last few weeks has paid off – we must continue to build on this.”

In just under four weeks, Mach1 Motorsport will be back on the track.- Then the national ADAC Kart Masters in Mülsen, Saxony, will start the second event of the still young season.

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DSKC victory for Mach1 Motorsport

Strong performance at the season opener of the German Kart Championship

Last weekend, the racing team of the kart manufacturer Mach1 went to the Erftlandring in Kerpen for the late start of the German Kart Championship. On the traditional course in North Rhine-Westphalia, seven fosterlings competed in Germany’s highest-ranking racing series and were able to convince in the process. Julian Müller drove to a brilliant double victory in the DMSB-Shifter-Kart-Cup. 

Last weekend, 110 participants from all over Europe took the 1,107-meter long track in Kerpen. In a heat battle of temperatures near the 40-degree mark, man and machine reached their limits. The drivers of the Mach1 Motorsport team held their winnings and impressed the audience with a great performance.

For the first time, Tom Kalender drove in the German Junior Kart Championship. As a rookie in the international field, the youngster presented himself in pleasing condition. From position 21 after the heats, Tom drove two good races and scraped in the end only narrowly past the top ten being placed twelfth. He was rewarded with his first championship points.

Niels Tröger represented the Mach1 Motorsport colors in the DKM as soloist. In the heat boiler of Kerpen, the young racer showed a cool head at the beginning of the weekend, drove impressive qualifying races, and finished second in the intermediate rankings. In the first race, however, Niels failed with a technical defect, which unfortunately prevented another attack in the second run. Luckily, he was already much better off in the evening after the violent impact.

A Mach1 Motorsport quintet drove at the shifter karts in the DSKC. Julian Müller showed his element. Already in qualifying, the racer from Cologne drove at the top of the field and even improved in the heats. From pole position, the experienced driver subsequently started with a victory into the pre-final, from where Julian finally followed with a victory in the final. Team-mate Tim Tröger was also at the front of the field until the pre-final. A failure threw him back to the end of the field. In an impressive way, Tim then started a catch-up chase in the second race, which after 23 laps only came to an end when he was in sixth position. He underlined his competitiveness with a clear racing best time.

Also Paul Voegeding got into the act being placed seventh in the pre-final, but had to turn off his kart prematurely in the final due to a flatfoot and had no chance to fight for the cup rank. Mika Nelles and Tobias Sjörgen were unfortunately less lucky in the end. Mika dueled in sixth place for the top places in the pre-final but had to give up prematurely after a starting collision in the final. Unfortunately, due to a rib injury Tobias could not compete in the final despite good speed in the heats. The medical examination in the evening revealed a severe rib bruise but fortunately nothing is broken.

“This weekend we had to reach our limits. Both, our drivers, and our equipment had to perform at their best to survive the heat battle. In the end, we did very well and were convinced in all classes. The grip level on the track was very high. The last few weeks we put a lot of energy into the development of our chassis and are now reaping the laurels,” said team leader Martin Hetschel in the evening.
Mach1 Motorsport will continue in Kerpen, again, in just under three weeks. From August 28th to 30th, the German Kart Championship will kick off the second race of the still fresh season on the right hand course.

Last weekend, the racing team of the kart manufacturer Mach1 went to the Erftlandring in Kerpen for the late start of the German Kart Championship. On the traditional course in North Rhine-Westphalia, seven fosterlings competed in Germany’s highest-ranking racing series and were able to convince in the process. Julian Müller drove to a brilliant double victory in the DMSB-Shifter-Kart-Cup. 

Last weekend, 110 participants from all over Europe took the 1,107-meter long track in Kerpen. In a heat battle of temperatures near the 40-degree mark, man and machine reached their limits. The drivers of the Mach1 Motorsport team held their winnings and impressed the audience with a great performance.

For the first time, Tom Kalender drove in the German Junior Kart Championship. As a rookie in the international field, the youngster presented himself in pleasing condition. From position 21 after the heats, Tom drove two good races and scraped in the end only narrowly past the top ten being placed twelfth. He was rewarded with his first championship points.

Niels Tröger represented the Mach1 Motorsport colors in the DKM as soloist. In the heat boiler of Kerpen, the young racer showed a cool head at the beginning of the weekend, drove impressive qualifying races, and finished second in the intermediate rankings. In the first race, however, Niels failed with a technical defect, which unfortunately prevented another attack in the second run. Luckily, he was already much better off in the evening after the violent impact.

A Mach1 Motorsport quintet drove at the shifter karts in the DSKC. Julian Müller showed his element. Already in qualifying, the racer from Cologne drove at the top of the field and even improved in the heats. From pole position, the experienced driver subsequently started with a victory into the pre-final, from where Julian finally followed with a victory in the final. Team-mate Tim Tröger was also at the front of the field until the pre-final. A failure threw him back to the end of the field. In an impressive way, Tim then started a catch-up chase in the second race, which after 23 laps only came to an end when he was in sixth position. He underlined his competitiveness with a clear racing best time.

Also Paul Voegeding got into the act being placed seventh in the pre-final, but had to turn off his kart prematurely in the final due to a flatfoot and had no chance to fight for the cup rank. Mika Nelles and Tobias Sjörgen were unfortunately less lucky in the end. Mika dueled in sixth place for the top places in the pre-final but had to give up prematurely after a starting collision in the final. Unfortunately, due to a rib injury Tobias could not compete in the final despite good speed in the heats. The medical examination in the evening revealed a severe rib bruise but fortunately nothing is broken.

“This weekend we had to reach our limits. Both, our drivers, and our equipment had to perform at their best to survive the heat battle. In the end, we did very well and were convinced in all classes. The grip level on the track was very high. The last few weeks we put a lot of energy into the development of our chassis and are now reaping the laurels,” said team leader Martin Hetschel in the evening.
Mach1 Motorsport will continue in Kerpen, again, in just under three weeks. From August 28th to 30th, the German Kart Championship will kick off the second race of the still fresh season on the right hand course.

Mach1 Motorsport ends DSKC season in the top ten

With three drivers at the DKM-final in Ampfing

This past weekend, the season of the German Kart-Championship ended at the Schweppermannring in Ampfing. The German kart manufacturer Mach1-Kart started with three pilots and looks back on a successful year.

The 2019 season began with a bang. Tim Tröger promptly celebrated the victory at his debut in the DMSB-Shifter-Kart-Cup and was also placed in the top field in the other races. On the 1,063-meter-long circuit in Ampfing there was now a showdown. Nearly 150 riders competed in the final, while alternating weather caused difficult conditions.

Tim was again one of the front-runners and underlined his ambitions with the fastest lap in the heats and sixth place after the pre-finals. From twelfth starting position, however, he was stuck in the chasing field in the final and was finally waved off in 13th place. In the final, however, there was no reason not to be happy. Being placed in eighth place he made the jump into the top ten and was one of the most successful newcomers. In addition to Tim Tröger, his name-fatter Tim Schröder was also present. He also made the jump into the final and finished the season in the DSKC with a 26th place.

After already good performances at the ADAC Kart Cup and the ADAC Kart Masters, newcomer Niels Tröger met the international competition at the German Kart-Championship. In qualifying Niels still struggled with the difficult conditions from the heavy rain showers that had submerged the track. In the two heats, however, he advanced to eleventh position and thus improved to 13th place in the intermediate ranking. Sunday began with little happiness. A failure in the first race threw him back to the end of the field. In the second round, he fought his way forward and was within reach of the top ten.

Team leader Martin Hetschel positively concluded: “We can be quite satisfied with the year. Even though our team strength was not the greatest, we developed well and celebrated a victory. For Tim it was the first year in a shift kart, I expect a significant increase in 2020. Niels quickly got used to our kart in the OK class. We want to attack with him in full next year.”

Two highlights are still waiting for Mach1 Kart supported teams. In LeMans, Delre Racing and DS Kartsport competes in the IAME International Finals, the same weekend the ADAC Kart Finals takes place in Oschersleben. There, DS Kartsport sends several favorites into the race.

Tim Tröger, Niels Tröger and Julian Müller will also compete for Mach1 Motorsport in the DKM in 2020. In addition, two more places are available. Interested drivers can contact Mach1 Motorsport directly at www.mach1kart.de.

Pawel Myszkier finishes DSKC in fourth position

Mach1 Motorsport finishes DSKC-Season in the fourth position
Marco Zanchatta celebrates debut for the German manufacturer

This past weekend the final of the German kart championship was held in the Belgian Genk. Mach1 Motorsport started with five drivers and belongs once again to one of the top teams. Sunday night, the only German kart manufacturer was happy about Pawel Myszkier coming in fourth place in the DMSB shifter kart cup.

After lastly big success in the IAME X30 Euro Series and the Polish X30 championship, Mach 1 was back at the German kart championship.184 participants from over 20 nations started in the final in the Belgian Genk. Two weeks before the kart world championship in the same place, the categories were staffed top-class.

The Italian top-pilot Macro Zanchetta was a new addition to the team. He used the races in the German shifter kart championship to prepare for the world championship and made his debut in the first heat coming in second place. The following races did not run as smoothly so that he started the second final from the end of the field. Within the 19 laps, he fought his way up through the top-class field and saw the checkered flag as the 13th driver. “Marco integrated very well into our team and it is fun to work with him. His experience is major and it helps us as well to develop further”, team boss Martin Hetschel praised his new member.

Pawel Myszkier belongs to the top drivers in the SMSB shifter kart cup and fulfilled his role also in Genk. Disregarding his deficit in the second heat, he was always placed under the top five and finished both finals in fourth place. He was rated the same place in the overall rankings. His team colleague Tim Schröder showed his great development and became even faster throughout both days. In the end, he landed 16th in the point rankings.

Also, the German kart championship had an outstanding occupancy in the finals. Liwinski and Tim Tröger accepted the challenge and experienced tough qualifyings. Coming in 25th and 26th, the duo did not meet their expectations. In the course of the heats, fought his way to the front and qualified as the tenth driver for the finals. Ranked seventh place he came up with better but had to record a failure in the second heat. His team colleague Tim Tröger had a difficult time on Saturday finding the perfect rhythm but drove from rank 18 onto eight rank.

Concluding, team boss Martin Hetschel was pleased with the presentation of his team: “We highlighted our speed in every class. With a little more luck we would have made it into the top five. Also great praise to our Supported Team DS Kartsport who came in the fifth rank in the German shifter kart championship.”

The team will continue in a few days with the final of the ADAC Kart Masters in Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf.

Mach1 Motorsport in Ampfing on the right track!

Mach1 Motorsport in Ampfing on the right track – Daniel Stell achieves cup for German manufacturer again!

Last weekend, the half-time race of the German Kart Championship was in the focus of German chassis manufacturer Mach1. The team traveled to Bavarian Ampfing with six drivers and drove among the front fields of the ranked races five and six. Daniel Stell especially played to the gallery and ended up in the cup ranks of the DSKM.

The renowned racing series welcomed 165 drivers from all over the world on the 1.063m long Schweppermanring south-east of Munich for the season half-time of the German Kart Champion-ship. Midsummer temperatures turned the event into a small challenge for the drivers, teams and spectators. Mach1 Motorsport passed it with flying colors though.

David Liwinski started for Mach1 at the seniors of the DKM. Two weeks before the European Championship on the same track, the youngster had his hands especially full – several drivers used the opportunity as a last rehearsal. The Dutchman wasn’t unsettled by this though and started into the first final race from 12th place after qualifying and successful heats. There, David just barely missed achieving a cup by coming in sixth. At the second race, he was only ranked 15th due to a spoiler penalty.

Tim Tröger unfortunately stayed behind his usual performance a little. Nonetheless, he fought his way forward from 26th place at qualifying to 17th place at the first ranked race. Unfortunately, the Plauen resident then had a falling out during the second race.

At the DSKC, Pawel Myszkier was really fast. After 11th place at qualifying, the Pole had a lot of bad luck though. After third place at the first heat, a falling out followed which resulted in 18th place on the interim rankings. He then achieved the same position at the first final race. His catching-up race during the second run ended with an involuntary falling out though.

Marcel Schultheiß and Tim Schröder presented themselves well after initial strains. Tim fought with technical problems during qualifying and thereby found himself at the end of the field. The driver from Lower Saxony subsequently showed a determined upwards trend and ended up on 21st place. Marcel had a double falling out during the heats, but showed his true fighting spirit then and finally even ended up on 16th position.

Daniel Stell started at the German Shifterkart Championship as the big hope. The Mach1 driver promptly presented himself on a level playing field with his international competition by coming in fourth at qualifying. He confidently defended his position during the heats as well, drove the best lap time and finally started into the first final race from the second starting row. Daniel was temporarily thrown back to midfield due to quarrels though, but drove forward to ninth place again and therefore ended up among the top ten. At the second final race, the Mach1 protege highlight-ed his potential once more and ended up among the cup ranks on fifth place.

Team leader Martin Hetschel looked back on the events with mixed emotions in the evening: “The conditions of this weekend didn’t make things easy for us. After confident trainings and fast laps we had expected a little more in the end. Our pace would have been enough to achieve places on the podium at the OK as well as the KZ – but that’s racing. Two more events are still up ahead. Daniel still has all possibilities on fifth place.”

The team is going to continue in three weeks at the ADAC Kart Masters in Oschersleben. The national racing series of the second biggest automobile club in the world is also going to herald its season half-time then.

Mach1 Motorsport on the podium again

DKM Wackersdorf: Mach1 Motorsport on the podium – Extreme weather events in Upper Palatine

After a very successful kick-off to the German Kart Championship in Italian Lonato, Mach1 Motorsport travelled to the next event of the high class championship on German ground last weekend. In Bavarian Wackersdorf, the racing team of the traditional manufacturer started with six drivers against the international competition.

About four weeks after the kick-off to the German Kart Championship, the engines blared again in Wackersdorf (Upper Palatine) last weekend. More than 160 drivers from more than 25 nations gathered on one of the most modern kart tracks of Europe and showed thrilling races. After Daniel Stell’s kick-off victory in Italy, the team surrounding Martin Hetschel travelled on highly motivated and lived up to their expectations despite a little bit of bad racing luck.

At the seniors of the DKM, Tim Tröger gave it his all. Having fallen out prematurely due to an accident in Lonato, he didn’t waste any time in Wackersdorf. From the solid 24th place after qualifying, the Saxon floored it and improved his position continuously. 19th position on the interim rankings was followed by eleventh place at the first ranked race. At the second race, Tim was temporarily even on the great third place, but due to some quarrels came in 11th and just barely missed placing among the top ten.

David Liwinski unfortunately experienced a bad weekend in Wackersdorf. After a cautious qualifying a heat falling out followed, which finally cost the Dutchman the hoped for final qualification.

In the beginning it seemed to become a rollercoaster ride for Pawel Myszkier at the DMSB Shifterkart Cup. 13th place at qualifying was followed by an impressive third place at the first heat, which was then followed by a heavy setback due to a falling out during the second. Nonetheless, the Pole celebrated a strong comeback during the ranked races from midfield, prevailed against his opponents and finally came in on the great third place.

Marcel Schultheiß also held his ground among the strong field of participants. During the first race, the routine driver was in front of his team mate on ninth place. A time penalty during the second race threw the Mach1 driver back to 14th place though and erased all hopes of placing among the top ten again. Tim Schröder fought with some bad luck during the heats, but found his rhythm again during the races and ended up on 24th place at the second final race despite an engine defect.

Daniel Stell had his hands full at the shifterkarts of the DSKM again. The experienced driver proved his competitiveness during qualifying as well as the heats on the dry track, consequently drove at the front und finally started into the first final race from 9th place. There, Daniel ended up on 14th place due to a spoiler penalty, before new challenges awaited the routine driver during the second race. Similar to Lonato, heavy rain forced drivers and teams to choose their tires. In the end Stell chose slicks and was right with this again. At the end of the race he was the fastest driver of the field and fought for a place on the podium. A small collision and later time penalty threw him back to 16th place though.
“Of course we had hoped for a little more regarding the cup results this weekend.

Unfortunate situations on the track sadly threw our drivers back a bit – a lot more would have been possible with our speed. The rematch is going to follow at the half-time race in Ampfing – Pawel has shown where we want to go”, Martin Hetschel said ambitiously in the evening.
In three weeks the drivers are going to start at the half-time race of the DKM on the Schweppermannring in Ampfing.

Mach1 Motorsport achieves DSKC vice championship – Eventful finale of the DKM in Italy

Last weekend Mach1 Motorsport travelled to the foreign round of the German Kart Championship in Lonato. The grade series started into its final ranked races on Italian ground for the first time on the South Garda Circuit. The team surrounding Martin Hetschel faced the challenges with eight drivers and achieved the vice title at the DMSB Shifterkart Cup with Julian Müller.

The final event of the German Kart Championship presented itself highly international from October 20th – 22nd in Italy. The championship took place in Italy for the first time and attracted high interest right away. More than 170 drivers from 20 nations gathered on the 1.200m long high-speed track and dueled in the four categories. After dry conditions on Saturday, continuous rain followed on Sunday and pushed drivers and materials to their limits.

A quartet of Mach1 Motorsport drivers started at the seniors. Cameron Boedler showed an especially good performance. The German-Brazilian drove among the front field of the high-class participants of the German Kart Championship and secured the tenth starting position for the final races due to seventh and ninth places at the heats. The youngster was able to impress on the wet track as well. With 13th and 11th positions Cameron just barely missed entering the top ten and thereby celebrated his best DKM result this year.

David Liwinski followed in his team mate’s wind shadow in the end. After messed up heats the Dutchman started into the first ranked race from 29th starting position and held his ground there with a strong catching-up race. He came in 19th at the first race and got even further at the second by coming in 17th in the end.

Luka Wlömer and Marcel Weber had to deal with disappointments. Both Mach1-protégés broke new ground on the South Garda Circuit but weren’t able to achieve the coveted final tickets in the end.

Daniel Stell started as a soloist at the German Shifterkart Championship. On Saturday things still looked liked an absolute success for the routine driver. He ended the heats on 11th and 3rd places and thereby the KZ2-driver highlighted his ambitions and took it up with the international top competition. Daniel started into Sunday from ninth place and finished the final races on 15th and 19th positions.

Julian Müller started at the DMSB Shifterkart Cup in Lonato as the title favorite. The Cologne resident drove among the front field in difficult conditions and finished the ranked races on seventh and tenth places. At the finish line, he could rejoice about achieving the vice championship at the DSKC.

Marcel Schultheiß caused a surprise. The Mach1 driver presented himself in top form at his DSKC-debut and drove among the forefront. From 13th place at qualifying Marcel already improved his performance during the heats to the seventh position in the interim rankings. Due to two sixth places at the races, the 21-year-old completed his successful debut.

Tim Schröder also ended the weekend with a smile on his face. The Mach1-protégé showed a great upwards trend throughout the entire event and achieved his best performance of the season in the end due to 14th and 11th places.

“An exciting year at the German Kart Championship is now behind us. The competition here in Lonato was strong – which is why I’m even happier about my team’s performance. The title was really close for Julian, but the vice championship is a great success too. Our speed was right at the other classes as well. It was a completely successful guest event for us here in Italy”, team leader Martin Hetschel summed up.

Mach1 Motorsport conquered back DSKC championship lead – Double victory for Julian Müller

Mach1 Motorsport just experienced an exciting weekend. The racing team of the German chassis manufacturer started with nine drivers at the fourth event of the German Kart Championship in
Wackersdorf. The traditional brand’s protégés thereby showed great performances among the international and strongly manned fields of participants. Julian Müller took the overall lead of the DMSB Shifterkart Cup after a top performance.

The organizers of the German Kart Championship saw a full house in Bavarian Wackersdorf last weekend. For the second time this season, the high-class German racing series took place at the
Prokart Raceland and received a lot of positive feedback. 152 national and international drivers started two weeks before the CIK-FIA Kart World Championship on the same track and offered a lot to the numerous spectators.

As the youngest driver of the team, Julien-Noel Rehberg used the races of the German Junior Kart Championship to gain further experience on international terrain. As 37 th driver at qualifying, the
youngster just barely missed entering the final races by ending up on 35 th place at the heats.

At the seniors, four drivers started with Mach1 Motorsport. David Liwinski really called attention to himself due to a great performance. As 17th driver he was in midfield of the top class after qualifying,then really gave it his all during the races and raced forward. From twelfth place at the first race, the young driver drove forward to sixth place during the second race and just barely missed the cup ranks.

Team mate Cameron Boedler also impressed with a great catching-up race. On the good 10th place after the heats, he had a falling out during the first race due to an accident. The German-Brazilian wasn’t deterred by this though and drove past his opponents during the second race due to clever maneuvers and finally came in 15th.

Luka Wlömer showed a great upwards trend as well. After he came in 29th during the first race, the youngster proved his fighting spirit during the second race and ended up on 19th place despite a time
penalty.

Marcel Weber showed a solid performance as the fourth driver of the team and came in 27th and 25th respectively.

Daniel Stell was on a level playing field with the international top drivers at the German Shifterkart Championship. He was the third fastest driver at qualifying and thereby called attention to him for
the first time. He then tied in with his success during the heats by coming in sixth and third. The first race went according to plan by coming in sixth as well. As the best German driver he was very close
to the top five. Daniel showed thrilling duels during the second race as well. Unfortunately he was involuntarily stopped due to an accident though and had to end the race prematurely.

Marcel Schultheiß also started at the DSKM. Mixed heats prevented him from entering the final races though.

Julian Müller experienced a perfect weekend at the DMSB Shifterkart Cup. The young driver showed his top form that has been continuing throughout the season in Wackersdorf as well and didn’t give his opponents any chances during the races. After a mixed Saturday, Julian started into the first race from third place and took the lead early on. Until the end of the race this didn’t change and Müller celebrated his victory. He didn’t let anyway take it away from him during the second race as well. He took the lead on the overall list of rankings due to his double victory and is now one of the big title favorites.

Team mate Tim Schröder drove among midfield of the championship and missed the point ranks narrowly by coming in 17th at the second race.

„It was a good weekend for us. Even though we had lots of bad luck – especially regarding Daniel’s falling out – we were able to show a good performance today. Julian highlighted our efficiency at the
DSKC and showed that we are also really fast with track conditions on a high international level. We want to tie in with this in two weeks at the World Championship. We want to cause a surprise with
our drivers in front of a native audience”, said team leader Martin Hetschel contently.