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.