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Successful final of the ADAC Kart Masters in Wackersdorf

The last races of the ADAC Kart Masters started last weekend in the Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf. 156 participants took part in the race and fought another thrilling fight at the end. Also, with some Mach1-kart-drivers started and caused a lot of cheers.

At the end of the national kart race series of the ADAC, the fields in the classes were once again top-class and the spectators in the Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf got to see great karting. This was also ensured by the Mach1-kart-pilots. Especially in the Bambini class it was close as always. In part, a group of ten fought for victory. The three fosterlings of the Mach1 supported team DS Kartsport achieved great successes. Tom Kalender finished the year as champion of the Bambini class and again collected leadership kilometers in Wackersdorf. The same was true for his team-mates Luca Schwab and Ben Godenau. In the end, Schwab won the last race of the year.

At the OK Juniors, Linus Hensen from Team Kartschmie.de celebrated his premiere in the ADAC Kart Masters and caused a sensation in the competition. The youngster drove with his Mach1-kart throughout in the top field and finished the final being placed third and fifth in the cup rankings.

The same was true of Niels Tröger. After his victory in the ADAC Kart Cup a few weeks ago, he was now fighting for a top ranking in the overall classification of the ADAC Kart Masters. He quickly got used to the, for him new, Mach1-kart and finished second in Sunday’s final. In the championship it was enough to finish in fourth place.

Three riders faced the competition in the X30 seniors and after the first final on Sunday the mood was excellent. Erik Müller finished tenth, while the two fosterlings of DS Kartsport Alexander Heil and Lion Düker finished ninth and 12th. Dücker defended his twelfth place in the second race, but his two teammates had to cope with a failure.

In the manual kart class KZ2 Tim Tröger used the race to prepare for the DSKC in Ampfing next weekend. The Saxon driver prevailed strongly against his opponents and finished third in the first race with the fastest lap. Due to a poor start, he fell behind at the start of the second final but worked his way back to ninth place. Manual kart rookie Mika Nelles from DS Kartsport also impressed with a 13th and 16th place, landing twice in the points standings.

Mach1-kart-owner Martin Hetschel was very pleased with the results of his brand: “You can only be satisfied with the results. We have been successful in all classes, whether Bambini, X30, OK or manual kart, underlining the good performance of our chassis. I congratulate everyone on their success and thank them for their trust in our product.”

The final of the German Kart Championship in Ampfing will continue in just a few days. Mach1-kart-drivers will be back at the start and will fight for the remaining championship points.

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 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.

Mach1 Motorsport achieves ADAC Kart Masters title

Lucas Speck at the ADAC Kart Masters with Mach1 KartIt’s been a successful ADAC Kart Masters season for the German chassis manufacturer Mach1-Kart. Apart from Lucas Speck’s KF2-championship title, the team was also able to place drivers in the top five of the KF3, KZ2 and IAME X30. At the finale in Wackersdorf, they achieved an additional double victory in the IAME X30.

Team leader Martin Hetschel was very excited about the finale of the ADAC Kart Masters at the Prokart Raceland. With Lucas Speck (KF2) and Cedric Piro (KF3), two drivers were standing chances to gain their classes’ championship titles.

The Saarland citizen Cedric Piro got off to a good start: After ranking 14th during qualifying, he improved his performance during the Heats and gained 7th starting position for the first final. During this he experienced a setback though. Cedric was involved in an accident right after the start and fell back to the end of the field. Due to a proper amount of fury he wasn’t willing to give up yet and fought his way forward to 15th position. Even though his dream of winning the title was over, he still wanted to give it his all during the second final and just barely missed placing on the podium by coming in 4th. He thus finished the championship on the great fifth place. Norwegian Nicolai Hagenaes also had a good run: during his second event in Germany, he was able to drive in the front of midfield and came in 12th during the first race. The only drop of bitterness came during the second final, where he had to forfeit the race during the first lap.

Since the second race of the season in Ampfing, Lucas Speck had been leading the overall list of rankings in the KF2 and was not willing to give up his position during the finale in Upper Palatine. He started the races in highly motivated and was among the fastest drivers once again. He presented a clever driving style during the races and didn’t take high risks. He drove in the front field and sealed the deal by coming in 3rd and 4th. With an advance of 13 points, he was the overall winner of the KF2. “Lucas deserved to win,” praised team leader Martin Hetschel his young driver. “We would have been able to win these races as well, but the title was most important”, continued Hetschel. Teammate Manuel Valier was in his best form as well and also established himself in the front field of the strongly manned KF2. In the end he came in 5th and 6th, reaching 4th place in the overall list of rankings.

Five drivers started in the IAME X30 for the manufacturer from Swabia. Alexander Heil was unstoppable this time. After ranking 2nd during qualifying, he really improved his performance even more during the races and held his entire competition at bay due to strong maneuvers. He earned a lot of praise for achieving a double victory and was able to defend his third place in the overall list of rankings. His four teammates Jan Jesse, Baldur Bahn, Lukas Korsch and Sebastian Schwendt fought some enthralling battles in midfield and were able to achieve top ten rankings. Sebastian Schwendt did particularly well: during his first participation in the senior class he made do with the new material perfectly and was able to collect championship points right away.

Toni Greif fought for the vice-championship title at the shifter karts. He got off to a good start by ranking 7th during qualifying and was able to defend this position during the Heats. It went down to business during the races then. Toni temporarily drove on 3rd position, but an opponent’s strong attack made him fall back to 6th place during the first race. He then came in 8th during the second run and thus placed 5th in the overall list of rankings, just nine points behind the second winner.

Team leader Martin Hetschel was very content in the evening: “Without our hard work during the past three years we wouldn’t be where we are today. Our chassis work under the most diverse conditions and our drivers are able to skillfully play out the performance. By achieving a championship title and four placements in the top five we are one of the most successful teams of the championship. I’d like to thank all of our partners, especially Blanken Tuning (KF engines) and DS-Kartsport (X30 engines), for their outstanding support and am now excitedly looking forward to the German Kart Championship finale.”

This will take place in three weeks in Belgian Genk. Mach1 Motorsport is currently ranking 3rd with driver John Norris.

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