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Mach1 Motorsport sweeps the board in Kerpen

Mach1 Motorsport sweeps the board in Kerpen – Julian Müller achieves overall lead at the shifterkarts

Last weekend, the fourth of five events of the ADAC Kart Masters took place in Kerpen. Mach1 Motorsport celebrated huge successes in extreme heat. At the same time, victories also went to the factory supported team DS Kartsport. The team is currently leading the championship of the shifterkarts with Julian Müller.

Three weeks after the half-time race of the national racing series of the ADAC in Oschersleben, the drivers of the ADAC Kart Masters started again. This time, things took place on the 1.107m long Erftlandring in Kerpen. In midsummery temperatures, 180 participants started there. Mach1 Motorsport started with four drivers. The OK-class was hard-fought this time. 34 drivers made for a filled-up field of participants and exciting races.

Tim Tröger belonged to the favorites from the beginning. The Saxon won the last race in Oschersleben and drove among the front field in Kerpen as well. After qualifying and the following heats he was on third place and was on his way to victory at the first final race. A later spoiler penalty made him fall back to fourth place though. He then held this position during the second final race and thereby collected important points. He still has chances of winning the championship after these successes.

Next to Tröger, David Liwinski from Poland used the race as preparation for the upcoming German Kart Championship, which is going to take place in the same location next weekend. He already did well during qualifying by coming in tenth and achieved this position at the first final race as well. Unfortunately, his good performance at the second final race was stopped due to a falling out.

At the X30 seniors, Erik Müller continued his learning process. In his first ADAC Kart Masters season, he already showed his ambitions in Oschersleben. This time, he came in close to midfield in both races – on 20th and 22nd places.

Shifterkart driver Julian Müller presented a great show. On his home track, the Cologne resident was able to fully attack and achieved two victories on Saturday. Things got exciting again during the final races then – temporarily three drivers exchanged blows and made things thrilling. In the end, Julian achieved a victory and a second place and thereby took the overall lead of the championship.

Team leader Martin Hetschel was more than content in the evening: “We’re in the race for the titles in two different classes right before the final. That’s a great achievement and proves the potential of our material. Julian and Tim did really well in these conditions. Our factory supported team DS Kartsport also highlighted the quality of our products due to victories at the Bambini class and the shifterkarts.”

The team is going to travel to Kerpen again in a couple of days – this time for the German Kart Championship. Filled-up fields of participants and high temperatures can be expected there as well.

Mach1 Motorsport wins in Oschersleben

Mach1 Motorsport wins in Oschersleben – Tim Tröger among the cup ranks twice

Huge joy for the German chassis manufacturer Mach1 Kart: At the half-time race of the ADAC Kart Masters in Oschersleben, OK-driver Tim Tröger achieved his first victory for Mach1 Motorsport and is on the strong second place of the championship. His team mate Erik Müller did well at the X30 seniors too.

The hard work of the past weeks is now paying off. Almost 150 participants started at the ADAC Kart Masters in Oschersleben last weekend and Mach1 Kart belonged to the favorites at the OK-class right away. Tim Tröger felt comfortable in beaming sunshine and made a first impression at qualifying by coming in third. He then achieved a victory at the following heats and was on second place of the interim rankings.

The two final races on Sunday were heated. The field was strongly manned with 33 drivers and Tim was always among the top ten places. During the first race, he fell back to fourth place and then fully attacked once more during the last race of the day. At the beginning of the race, Tim immediately took the lead and was unstoppable until the end of the race. Afterwards he was very happy about his first victory for his new team: “It’s a great feeling to be on top of the podium again. We’ve been competitive from the beginning and were able to build on this. I’d like to tie in with this at the next races.”

Tröger’s team mate Erik Müller was successful at the X30 seniors as well. During his first ADAC Kart Masters season he is getting faster and faster race by race and was on the great eighth place after the heats. He used this good starting position during the final races. The driver from East Westphalia fought thrilling duels with his competition among the front midfield and drove forward to seventh place – thereby he just barely missed placing among the cup ranks. The second race went turbulently: He unfortunately lost some ground this time and came in 15th.

It was a successful weekend in Oschersleben for team leader Martin Hetschel: “I’m very content and happy about Tim’s victory. The competition was strong but we’ve invested a lot of work during the past weeks and are now seeing great results – we’re building on this. Erik presented himself in great shape as well. I’d also like to thank our factory supported team DS Kartsport for their hospitality this weekend.”

Mach1 Motorsport is going to continue in three weeks with the next event of the ADAC Kart Masters – on the Erftlandring in Kerpen this time.

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 Experience Days 2018

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Time Table Mach1 Experience Days 2018 (as PDF-File)

The company Hetschel invites you to the Mach1 Experience Days from Friday, 2nd of February to Sunday 4th of February 2018 at the factory in Meimsheim. This year, again, the dialogue and exchange of experiences between the Mach1 drivers and the German chassis manufacturer as well as their Factory Supported Teams are in the foreground. Interested parties can also visit the exhibition of the latest Mach1 kart models and the modern frame and parts production. Measuring specialist Memotec also brings back a racing simulator for karts and formula sports, which can be extensively tested on all days.

The core offerings of the Experience Days are the free courses (workshops) on the topics of karting basics, chassis tuning under race conditions and data acquisition on Fridays and Saturdays at several time slots. The workshops are designed in such a way that the knowledge is developed in a dialogue and own experiences can be discussed directly with the heads of the workshop and the other participants. The target groups are beginners, youth clubs and ambitious racing drivers. As the number of participants is limited, Hetschel will ask for registration (at http://anmeldung.mach1kart.com).

In addition, interested visitors can get information about the official factory team Mach1 Motorsport and the Mach1 Factory Supported Teams, which will again offer drivers seats at national and international events in the upcoming season. There are still exclusive seats available, please contact us if you are still looking for a professional, victory-oriented team for the current season.

There are also a lot of new products to review: The current Mach1 FIA5 Karts for all classes, which will get some new features as well as the new EvoX brake system for 2018, will certainly be the focus. The current clothing line from Mach1 is ready for the fitting. For motor sport clubs the presentation of the new JKS1 youth and slalom carts with numerous improvements and new features, as well as a smaller Slalomkart JK7 for young pilots from six years on, is certainly worth a visit. Indoor operators can visit the proven and very sporty RT2 Evo rental cart in version II.

On both days, Memotec also provides information on current AIM-MyChron products, especially the new MyChron5. All equipment is available at the house fair and is ready for purchase.

A wide selection of special offers, including new-looking demonstration and year racing from the Rennteam, racing tires in various mixes, Jecko seats and paneling / bodywork by KG will make the eyes of the visitors shine. In addition, you can also print discount vouchers, which are discounting all regular articles, MIR driver’s suits and Mach1 clothing. Every year, visitors will be presented with a large annual calendar of 2018, which has already printed in the most important race dates.

The opening hours are Friday, 2nd of February from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and Saturday, 3rd of February from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. On Sunday, February 4th, only the exhibition is open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, workshops will not take place on this day.

Mach1 presents new chassis for 2018

With a live video broadcast, the German kart manufacturer Mach1 presented their new chassis lineup for the coming season. The Mach1 FIA5 chassis scores by outstanding performance on all kinds of situations. Thanks to the optimized chassis construction they are easy to set up on different grip levels and weather conditions as well as shows the driver a even better feedback on setup changes. Suits perfectly for all junior and senior categories, like Rotax, X30, OK, OK-Junior, KZ2 and others.

Further on, one other highlight was presented: The new self-adjusting brake system advanced brake balance and brake power in comparison to it’s predecessor significantly. Made from hightec aluminum within one piece, the brake system is build simple as well as strong. This leads into exceptional serviceability of the brake system.

Further information and pictures can be found on the detail pages for the Mach1 FIA5 chassis.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World class…

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.

With free of charge Mach1 Kart to the X30 World Cup – German chassis manufacturer provides great offer for IAME International Finals

From October 9th – 15th the X30 engines of the IAME International Finals are going to be heard again in Le Mans. The German kart manufacturer Mach1-Kart provides an attractive offer to all the qualifiers of the X30 World Championship. Interested drivers receive a current Mach1 chassis free of charge for the race in Le Mans.

Kart racing fans can look forward to thrilling races at the IAME International Finals in Le Mans in 2017 again. The German kart manufacturer Mach1-Kart has something very special in store. Qualifiers receive a free of charge chassis for the world final and can test the successful product in a race.

Everyone who is still excited by the Mach1 chassis afterwards can purchase these at special prices. A chassis incl. front wheel-handbrake and/or gearshift lever costs 2969€ incl. GST. A
normal junior- or senior-chassis is already offered for 2439€ incl. GST. In comparison: These new chassis normally cost 4735€ incl. GST and 3890€ incl. GST respectively.

Additionally Mach1-Kart provides an optional complete package incl. camping site, service and gas for 100€/day incl. GST or 600€/week incl. GST for the IAME International Finals.
Racing engines can be rented per request. Interested drivers can contact Mach1 Kart via info [at] mach1kart [dot] de. The slots are limited.