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Track Days in Spring 2014

German chassis manufacturer Mach1 Kart is offering multiple test days in Germany and Belgium around the start of the season. Interested drivers and teams are going to be able to assure themselves of the Mach1-chassis’ performance and the professionalism of a factory team.

The successes speak for themselves: In the 2013 season, Mach1 Motorsport caused quite a stir throughout all areas – from club sports to Rotax Max and the X30 classes up to the DKM. In the end, the manufacturer even achieved the third ADAC Kart Masters Championship title in a row.

As a season preparation, the factory team of the German chassis manufacturer Mach1 Kart is offering ample test- and adjustment-drives for customers and others who are also interested. On appointment, the team is going to help with words and deeds and can also, if requested, provide material for the classes KFJ, KF, KZ, Rotax and Rotax DD2, Iame X30 as well as Micro/Mini. Interested drivers and teams can register for the test days by phone (+49 7135 / 9849-0) or via e-mail (info [at] mach1kart [dot] de). These are going to take place between February and April in Genk, Liedolsheim, Wackersdorf and Hahn/Hunsrück.

The Mach1 Motorsport factory team is going to start at all the big national and international races in 2014. Among these are the CIK-FIA European Championship for the classes KF, KFJ and KZ, the German Kart Championship, the ADAC Kart Masters and X30 Euro Finale in Mariembourg. Additionally, more races can be attended on request.

In addition to the factory team, Mach1 Kart is going to enter multiple Mach1 Factory Supported Teams into the races. Scheduled are the Rotax Max Euro Challenge, the Rotax Max Challenges, the ADAC regional series, the German Vega Trophy and many more.

Inquiries from drivers and teams for Germany and abroad are still also welcome.

Test drive dates in 2014:

  • February 20th-22nd: Genk
  • February 27th – March 3rd: Liedolsheim
  • March 22nd-23rd: Wackersdorf
  • April 5th-6th: Hahn

*(All dates depending on the weather, without engagement)

Mach1 Motorsport wins in KF3

It’s been an exciting racing weekend for Mach1 Motorsport at the fourth event of the ADAC Kart Masters in Liedolsheim. The drivers were especially motivated on the home track of the German Chassis manufacturer and Cedric Piro achieved his first KF3 victory while Lucas Speck is still favored to win the Championship title in KF2.

The team from Brackenheim had not gotten a long sit-down. Having come home fromBraga(Portugal), which is 2.000km away, on Tuesday, the next race took place only three days later. At the ADAC Kart Masters in Liedolsheim as many as eleven drivers started for the team.

The most successful driver was Cedric Piro in KF3. The youngster fromSaarlandfelt immediately comfortable on the track and secured the great fifth starting position during qualifying. During the Heats, he managed to stay out of all quarrels on the narrow and angular track and thus started into the first final race from the third starting row. This started moderately, because Cedric was pushed into off during a narrow bend-combination and fell back to the end of the field. During the remaining laps he gave it his all once again and satisfyingly came in 11th. During the second final he then managed to jump to the top. Due to a great catching up race he managed to overtake his strong competition and had every reason to rejoice in the evening: “Everything’s great! My kart worked perfectly and I was able to fully attack up until the last bend and was therefore able to achieve this victory.” In the overall list of rankings Cedric has now climbed to fourth rank and even has chances to achieve third place during the finals.

In KF2, Lucas Speck started as overall leader and proved his wits. He had the right speed to drive in the front field throughout the entire weekend, but he did not risk too much and came in 5th and 6th respectively. He therefore extended his position and can now look contently on a comforting cushion of 27 points prior to the season finals at the Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf. Teammate Manuel Valier fromMunichwas capable of winning as well. After having some bad luck in Kerpen recently, everything went smoothly in Liedolsheim and he fought his way to the great 8th and 4th positions during the ranked races. Manuel thereby achieved a great leap forward in the overall list of rankings and is now ranking fifth, with chances of achieving third place. Lisa-Christin Brunner finally experienced a racing weekend without any notable accidents. She ranked 22nd after the Heats and fought her way up to 18th place during the first final, thereby gaining championship points for the second time in a row. She then unfortunately had to end the second final prematurely.

At the shifter karts, Toni Greif continues to further the development of the Mach1 Kart and was eye to eye with the top drivers throughout the weekend. Toni showed a great performance in all races, on dry as well as wet tracks, and was rewarded with the third and fourth places respectively in the evening. In the list of rankings he is now on fourth position, only five points behind second place. “The work of the last couple of weeks is now paying off. We’re constantly increasing our performance and will hopefully be fighting for the final victory in Wackersdorf”, said Toni Greif contently and gleefully.

Six drivers started at the IAME X30 juniors and the IAME X30. Fastest driver of the finals was Alexander Heil in the IAME X30. After a questionable decision of the race director during warm-up on Sunday morning he was put from 7th qualifying position to the back of the field. Due to coming in 10th and a remarkable third during the second final, the multiple WAKC-Champion nevertheless experienced his most successful racing weekend of the ADAC Kart Masters and managed to achieve third place in the Championship as well. His teammates Baldur Bahn and Lukas Korsch did not have to hide either, seeing as both of them fought their ways to the top ten during the second final in the afternoon and came in 8th and 9th respectively. In contrast, Jan Jesse had really bad luck, because two fallings out caused him a zero round. Similar events happened at the juniors. Sebastian Schwendt gained championship points during the first run, then had a falling out during the second though. Junior teammate Axel Ausländer crossed the finish line of both races, but didn’t reach the outcome he had hoped for, by coming in 23rd and 24th respectively.

Team leader Martin Hetschel was highly content after successes in as many as four classes in the evening: “It couldn’t have gone much better. We achieved the first KF3 victory and were able to show that we are competitive in more than just KF2. Lucas has driven a clever race and is still in the running for the title. Additionally Toni, Alexander and Cedric still have the chance to enter the top three of the Championship during the finals. That would be a fantastic overall result.”

By crossing the finish line, the European tour continues for Mach1 Motorsport. The team will start at the KF2 European Championship finals in English Brandon as soon as Wednesday.

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Mach1 Kart satisfies at the RMKC

Mach1 Motorsport in LiedolsheimMach1 Motorsport can look back on an extremely successful racing weekend. At the opening of the season of the Rhein Main Kart Cup, the team stood on the winners’ podium in a total of three classes and presented a great performance of their drivers.

In KF2, factory driver John Norris arranged for international glamour. The Irishman was the fastest driver on the track throughout the entire weekend and won a clear stage victory. “We were aware of the fact that John does not have a lot of competition this time. Nonetheless, he wanted to pay tribute to the clubsport through his commitment as well as advice and actively support his teammates in the lower classes,” explained team leader Martin Hetschel. In addition to Norris, newcomer Lisa Christin Brunner participated in a Mach1 Kart for the first time and did really well right away. After two very mixed starts she managed to fight her way to the front again respectively and finally came in on second position right behind her teammate.

Three IAME X30 juniors used the race as a training unit for the ADAC Kart Masters opening in two weeks. Everything did not go according to plan though. Sebastian Schwendt had to deal with carburetor problems and was therefore not able to tie in with his great performance at the Oscherslebener Winter Cup. The team managed to get a grip on the problem for the finals though and Sebastian closed the gap on the top group. Due to the fastest lap of the race, he came in third in the day’s ranking. The second driver, Axel Ausländer, achieved starting position six during qualifying and managed to defend this position during the first race. He was not so lucky in the finals though: during a skirmish he lost his frontal covering and with it his chances of a good overall result. Phillipp Heim on the other hand trod new ground and showed a remarkable performance during his first X30 junior race. After a breakdown in the first heat, he demonstrated strong nerves during the second and came in sixth.

Johannes Gumbrecht also celebrated a debut. In Liedolsheim, the youngster participated in his first KF3 race and continuously increased his performance throughout the course of the weekend. In the end he managed to stand on the winners’ podium on the third position.

On Sunday evening Martin Hetschel gave a positive summary of the weekend: “All in all, we are very content. We didn’t have any problems with the new chassis and managed to satisfy even with increasing grip. Additionally, we’re receiving a lot of positive feedback from outsiders regarding our new Mach1 FIA9 kart and the modified design, which of course prods us to become even better.”

Many pictures coud be found on our Facebook pages.

The team’s next race will be at the ADAC Kart Masters opening on April 14th and 15th at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben.

Mach1 Kart leads the ADAC Kart Masters

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Mach1 Motorsport had a very successful weekend at the second round of the ADAC Kart Masters in Liedolsheim (Germany). With Luca Walter one driver of the German kart manufacture leads the IAME X30 junior championship after the race.

The KF3 was with 49 drivers the biggest class at the second meeting of the ADAC Kart Masters. After a promising start in Oschersleben, Mario Abbate started cautious into this weekend. In the qualifying he was only 29th, but stepped up with rank 12 and 16 to position 18 in the starting grid for the first race. These were very turbulent for him and he finished the weekend in the final race of place 14th. In the championship Mario is now 13th overall.

John Norris from Ireland and Lukas Speck from Germany started in the KF2. On the challenging 1060 Meter long course the two guys were very fast. John started after the heats from the position 5th into the first race. In the 17 laps he showed a great performance and was on the brilliant second position at the end. In the final race the Irish guy couldn’t attack. His tyres were exhausted and he passed the finish line as 5th. His teammate Lucas Speck had some battery and engine problems in the heats and was only 27th in the grid for Race1. But Lukas was highly motivated and started a spectacular comeback. In the first run he was 13th and in the second 6th.

For the greatest success caused Luca Walter in the IAME X30 junior class. After a podium in Oschersleben he secured in two excited races place one and two and leads the overall championship at the moment.

In the evening team boss Martin Hetschel found only positive words: “Once again we have shown what is possible with our material and I am confident that we can surprise this season several times.”

Next weekend the team will start at the first race of the German Kart Championship in Genk (Belgium) and at the second round of the Rotax Euro Challenge in the German Wackersdorf.

Text: Fast-Media – Björn Niemann
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