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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 on ADAC Kart Masters podium

German kart manufacturer on top course

The race team of the German kart manufacturer Mach1 Kart went to the Erftlandring in Kerpen last weekend with six riders in their luggage.  The 1,107-meter-long track was the venue for the opening race of the ADAC Kart Masters. In heavily filled driver’s fields, the Mach1 fosterlings asserted themselves with flying colors. Julian Müller even secured third place in the shifter kart classification of Germany’s strongest kart series.

The Corona-related wait has finally come to an end this last weekend. The invitation to the season opener of the national ADAC Kart Masters was followed by a total of 176 riders to the traditional route to North Rhine-Westphalia. In exciting duels under changing conditions, the fight for the first championship points of the season began, in which Mach1 Motorsport and its drivers had a clear say.

Erik Müller started as a soloist with the X30 seniors and ranked after the heats on a solid 13th place. From there, the youngster started the first race and even worked his way up 8th place towards the middle of the race but lost in scrimmages and fell back to 24th place. A failure in the second round ended his catch-up chase prematurely because of a technical defect. 

Niels Tröger was one of the top pilots in the OK. In the time training still twelfth, the Großfriesener native already turned up strongly in the preliminary rounds. In the intermediate ranking, Niels improved to fourth place before going even further ahead in the first round. In second place, the Mach1 Motorsport fosterling missed out on victory by a hair’s breadth. With sixth place in the second race, Niels finally rounded off his great performance.

Julian Müller held up the Mach1 Motorsport flags at the shifter karts. Placed fourth in the time training, the Cologne native already underlined his skills and from then on consistently stayed in the top ten. Unfortunately, a technical defect in the second heat threw him far back at the start that he slipped to ninth place in the intermediate classification. In the first final, the routinian passed his opponents round by round and ranked fourth. In the second run Julian finally improved again and was waved off in the end as a great third. Tim Tröger was even ahead of his team-mate being ranked in fifth place after the preliminary rounds. In the first race, the shift kart rookie lost positions and fell back to16th place, but then started a great catch-up chase up to ninth place in the second round.

For Paul Voegeding, the weekend started all the way to plan. After impressive preliminary rounds, the Mach1 kart driver was ranked fourth place for the first final, which he finished with an excellent third place. But then the shock: A disqualification due to too small burn space volume threw the fast racer back to the end of the field. The subsequent analysis of the situation revealed a significant deviation of the measurement methods,which is why even the technicians of the ADAC doubted the correctness of the measurement afterwards and Paul was allowed to start in the second final without any changes with a technically correct engine. For legal reasons, however, the DQ was not withdrawn, which was disappointing athletically for the engine tuner, team and driver and in no way comprehensible.

Nevertheless, Paul gave everything again and managed to move up to 18th place in the second race. Tobias Sjögren experienced a weekend of ups and downs. After finishing 18th in the first race, the Swede had to give up early in the second race due to failure.

“We did well this weekend. We have been on the road at a winning speed with both the OK and the shifter karts and have shown the potential of our material. The Mach1 Factory Supported Team DS Kartsport with its riders Mika Nelles in the KZ, Niklas Hirsch and Tom Kalender also convinced at the Mini and OK juniors and confirmed our possibilities,” team leader Martin Hetschel summed up the ADAC Kart Masters kick-off in the evening.

Already next weekend Mach1 Motorsport will go back to the Erftlandring. The German Kart Championship celebrates its season opener on the traditional track in Kerpen. The traditional German manufacturer wants to be in the forefront of the four predicates once again. 

ADAC Kart Masters title for Mach1

Mach1 Motorsport achieves ADAC Kart Masters title
Julian Müller new KZ2-Champion – Tim Tröger OK-vice champion

German chassis manufacturer Mach1 had every reason to rejoice last weekend. At the final of the ADAC Kart Masters in Bavarian Wackersdorf, Julian Müller achieved the overall victory in the hard-fought shifter kart class KZ2. Tim Tröger also impressed completely and achieved the vice-championship in the OK class for his team.

Last weekend, everything was at stake for 163 drivers at the Prokart Raceland in Wackersdorf once more. In the final ranked races of the ADAC Kart Masters, all drivers fought for the last remaining points in the strongly manned championships of the renowned racing series. Under partially difficult conditions on the 1.190m long track, Mach1 Motorsport sent four drivers into the races and showed a brilliant performance.

Erik Müller experienced a retained Saturday at the X30 seniors and was on the 25th place of the interim rankings after a severe racing accident during the last heat. Due to his injuries, he was then only able to enter the second final race but still achieved a conciliatory ending: he raced forward from the end of the field to 16th position and thereby achieved a good final result of his rookie season.

Tim Tröger belonged to the big title favorites at the OK. With the second place at qualifying and second place after the heats, he lived up to this role at the beginning of the weekend. During the first ranked race, the Plauen resident showed his best form by coming in second and driving the best time of the race. In the second race, the tire selection, unfortunately, put a spoke in his wheel though. On the drying track, the Saxon chose rain tires and unfortunately had to forfeit the race prematurely. This didn’t change the outcome of the championship anymore though and Tim was honored as the vice-champion of the OK class in the evening.

David Liwinski started into the first race from 18th place after unfortunate heats and then showed some action. In the strongly manned OK-field, he drove forward to 10th place during the first race and even achieved jumping on the winner’s podium at the second race by coming in third.

Julian Müller traveled to the final in Wackersdorf with high ambitions. In the shifter-kart class, the decisions were still to be made at the last event, which is why the Cologne resident started his catching-up race immediately after coming in eighth at qualifying. By ending up on 5th place in the interim rankings, Julian highlighted his upwards-trend for the first time and even improved this by coming in third at the first ranked race. During the second race, Julian proved his skills by coming in eighth as well. In the end, a freeze during the second race left no doubt and the KZ2-routine driver achieved the well-deserved ADAC Kart Masters title.

Team leader Martin Hetschel summed up the events with a big smile on his face in the evening: “The title at the KZ2, as well as the OK-vice championship, are rewards for our hard work during the year. Despite the partially difficult track conditions, we were able to drive among the front fields until the end and hold our ground against the best drivers of Germany. We now want to tie in with this next season – we’re still hungry for more success.”

Next weekend, the team is going to travel on again. The Kart World Championship is then going to take place in Genk and Mach1-Kart wants to impress on international ground.

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.

ADAC Kart Masters lead

ADAC Kart Masters lead for Mach1 Motorsport – Top placements at the kick-off in Ampfing

A nearly perfect racing weekend now lies behind the team of Mach1 Motorsport. The racing department of the German chassis manufacturer travelled to the kick-off event of the ADAC Kart Masters on the Schweppermannring in Ampfing. In the end, Mach1-Kart drove back home with two racing victories and the overall championship lead in the KZ2 class.

Last weekend, the eleventh season of the ADAC Kart Masters started in Bavarian Ampfing. For the beginning of the season, the national racing series took place on the southernmost track of this year’s calendar. 144 drivers started overall. Mach1 Motorsport concentrated on the OK, KZ2 and X30 senior categories.

Erik Müller broke new ground at the ADAC Kart Masters: He came from clubsport and now entered the national racing series. The youngster ended up behind his own expectations during qualifying by ending up on 26th place. Erik also got stuck in the far midfield during the heats. The Mach1 driver then hit the ground running during the first race. Due to great maneuvers, the young kart driver overtook his opponents and finally came in 17th. Erik unfortunately had to deal with a technical falling out at the second race then.

Team-newbie Tim Tröger started in the OK class with high hopes. After a falling out during the heats the mood was a little gloomy though. The Saxon didn’t get distracted by this though: From 19th place, the youngster raced through the field and drove his way forward to seventh place until crossing the finish line. That wasn’t enough yet: During the second ranked race, Tim improved his performance even more and finished the last race right behind the winner on second place.

David Liwinski drove among the front field of the OK class as well and caused joy in the team tent. From seventh place, the Dutchman crossed the finish lines of the races on fifth and fourth places respectively and thereby ended up among the highly competitive cup ranks twice.

Things went considerably heated for Mach1 Motorsport at the shifterkarts. Daniel Stell celebrated a phenomenal start into the weekend. After the fastest lap time during qualifying, the Hammelburg resident drove at the front of the field during the heats as well. During the first race he had to deal with a falling out due to a technical defect though. This did not lessen his fighting spirit though. With best times, the routine driver raced forward from the back of the field to sixth place at the second race and the lead during the third race and thereby perfected his performance.

Julian Müller also showed a top performance. The Cologne resident was always among the top positions of the class. On third place after the heats, the KZ2 driver ended up on the good fifth place at the first race. During the second race Julian took his chance and gained the lead. The ambitious driver raced across the finish line as the winner and even achieved to take the championship lead by coming in second at the third ranked race.

Team leader Martin Hetschel was very content with the weekend: “Things couldn’t have gone much better during these past two days. We were very successful in two categories. Tim had chances of winning the second OK race – our speed was definitely right. With the lead at the shifterkarts and third championship position in the OK class, we’re now looking forward highly motivated. I’d really like to praise DS Kartsport too: The team showed an impressive performance at the Bambini and stood on the winners’ podium with two drivers.”

Things are getting serious again for Mach1 Motorsport in only a couple of days. From April 13th – 15th, the German Kart Championship is going to start into its new season in Italian Lonato. The fast Germans want to drive among the forefront on the South Garda Karting Circuit as well.

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.