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Strong DSKM performance by Mach1 Motorsport

Last weekend, Mach1 Motorsport entered the final races of the German Shifterkart Championship with all five drivers. The kick-off to the highest German kart racing grade series took place at the Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf. The field was strongly manned with 51 drivers. John Norris drove among the top five.

The season kick-off to the German Kart Championship wasn’t easy. Unsettled weather caused the drivers and teams to worry. German chassis manufacturer Mach1 did well though and drove in the front with all of their drivers. The new FIA5-chassis proved its worth – the team was among the fastest teams despite different grip conditions.

One of the favorites was John Norris: The Irishman experienced a mixed qualifying due to the weather though and only ended up on 13th place. He skillfully fought his way forward during the heats though and improved his position to seventh place. John kept close to the leading drivers during the first race on the wet track and came in seventh again. He jumped to the front during the second final race then. After 21 exciting laps he finished the race close to the leading drivers on fifth place. That’s also his place on the temporary list of rankings. Team leader Martin Hetschel was content: “John was among the top drivers in all races. The new chassis was challenged multiple times due to the unsettled weather in Wackersdorf. It did a great job under all conditions.”

In addition to Norris, his team mates Marcel Schultheiß, Marco Forrer and Thiery Delré also directly entered the finals. Only Thomas Neumann had to qualify via the repechage. Coming in sixth, the kart returnee achieved a final ticket too. During the final races, the quartet established itself among the strongly manned field. At the second finale, Delré, Schultheiß and Neumann ended up on the 19th, 21st and 22nd places. Marco Forrer had bad luck though. After a 25th place at the first race, he had to prematurely end the race this time. “I’m very proud of my drivers – all of them have made their ways to the final races. This isn’t always sure in such challenging weather and with such a strong competition. Thomas Neumann especially impressed me with his first kart race after a long break. He quickly got a feel of things and can certainly provide a surprise once he’s gained more driving experience”, Martin Hetschel summed up.

Mach1-Kart is going to start at their next race next weekend already. The kick-off to the ADAC Kart Masters is going to take place on the Hunsrückring/Hahn.


Mach1 invites you to their home fair 2015 – Lots of highlights for visitors

Direct link to the discount vouchers and workshop announcements (German).

The company Hetschel is inviting you to their traditional home fair at the head office in Meimsheim in 2015 again. During the three days, interested visitors can look at the exhibition of the current Mach1 kart models, view the ultra-modern frame- and part-production and inform themselves at the newly-designed workshops about the topics kart racing basics, chassis tuning and data logging and discuss these.

Opening hours are going to be 2 p.m.- 6 p.m. on Friday, January 30th and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 31st. On Sunday, February 1st, only the exhibition is going to be open from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., there will be no company tours or workshops on this day. Refreshments are going to be served as well: Like every year, the youth fire department Brackenheim is going to do the catering (bratwurst, fries, coffee, cake, …) and is looking forward to lots of visitors.

There will once again be a lot of new things to see: The newly homologated 2015 Mach1 FIA5 karts for all classes and a GTC long distance kart on the basis of the new FIA5 are going to be the focal points for sure. The current Mach1 clothing line is also going to be on display. Interesting for motorsport clubs will be the presentation of the JKS1 karts with Honda engines and up to 9 bhp and a weight compensation of up to two times 20kg, as well as a smaller slalom kart for young drivers from 6 years on. Indoor operators can view the proven, very sporty lease-kart RT2 Evo in the version II.

A big year wall calendar 2015 which already has the most important racing dates on it will be waiting for every visitor again.

Interested visitors can get information on the official factory team Mach1 Motorsport and the Mach1 factory supported teams, which are going to take care of drivers at national and international events again next season. There are still exclusive drivers slots available, so talk to us if you’re still looking for a professional, victory oriented team for the upcoming season.

There is also going to be a big selection of special offers, including exhibition- and pre-owned karts of the racing team in mint condition, race tires in different compositions, Tillett seats and cover parts/bodywork of KG. Additionally, smart spenders can print out discount vouchers, which can be deducted from all regular articles, MIR-drivers’ suits and Mach1 clothing.

The free-of-charge, newly-designed workshops about the topics kart racing basics, chassis tuning regarding race conditions and data logging top the event off. The company Hetschel asks for advance announcements because places are limited.

Furthermore the firm me-mo-tec is going to inform about the current products of AIM-MyChron during both days. Additionally the measurement instrumentation-specialist is bringing along his new Homesim racing simulator. Interested visitors can test drive the fair novelty during the regular opening hours.

Mach1 Kart presents new chassis – New homologation until 2020

At the end of the year 2014, Mach1 Kart was able to look back on a successful season and is already working on the continuation of this in the future. In addition to a new chassis called Mach1 FIA5, the Swabians presented a brand-new brake system for the shifterkart classes and numerous detail improvements regarding the attachment parts.

The year 2014 has been a good one for the German chassis manufacturer. The team from Meimsheim was able to impress nationally as well as internationally and celebrated a huge success due to the X30 Shifter overall victory at the X30 International Final in Le Mans. Additionally, they achieved second place at the KZ2 EM-run in Wackersdorf. At the German Shifterkart Championship, the team drove in the forefront as well.

Mach1 Kart wants to grow further next season and is creating the basis for this with the newly homologated chassis FIA5 A01. The model was developed completely new with help of modern computer simulation and has been optimized during numerous test drives. It has got an even better handling than its forerunner – also new are CNC-routed aluminum pedals and lighter cover parts.

After first test drives Martin Hetschel was excited about the performance: “A really great chassis. The kart is even easier to drive and provides a high precision on varying grip conditions.”

Tech Specs

MeasuresTubing material: CrMo-steel
Main tubes: 30mm
Traversal tubes: 30mm
Wheel base: 1048mm
Frame color: macadamia metallic
Weight (dry, w/o motor): 46,7 kg (FIA5 A04), 52,3 kg (FIA5 Z A04)
In the BoxKG 506 bodywork (white, black) with CIK-holder, rear protector CIK/14 (black), Mach1 decal kit 2018, magnesium rims HRP "S" 132/212, seat HRP/IMAF, HRP EvoX brake system, Mach1 steering wheel 328mm (4-spoke), steering rod vario with excentrics, Sniper Adjuster for setting camber and caster, CNC-machined aluminium pedals, chain guard KG closed, exhaust holders
Optionsfoot rest Vario, additional seat stays, brake disc protection, Jecko CLOSEDGE seat, engine mount

Ordering Information

Karts for non gearbox categoriesArt. 12001 Kart FIA5 A04 (standard)
Art. 12007 Kart FIA5 B04 (soft)
Kart for gearbox categoriesArt. 12003 Kart FIA5 Z A03
Karts for Rotax MAX DD2 enginesArt. 12005 Kart FIA5 D A03