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Mach1 Motorsport ends DSKC season in the top ten

With three drivers at the DKM-final in Ampfing

This past weekend, the season of the German Kart-Championship ended at the Schweppermannring in Ampfing. The German kart manufacturer Mach1-Kart started with three pilots and looks back on a successful year.

The 2019 season began with a bang. Tim Tröger promptly celebrated the victory at his debut in the DMSB-Shifter-Kart-Cup and was also placed in the top field in the other races. On the 1,063-meter-long circuit in Ampfing there was now a showdown. Nearly 150 riders competed in the final, while alternating weather caused difficult conditions.

Tim was again one of the front-runners and underlined his ambitions with the fastest lap in the heats and sixth place after the pre-finals. From twelfth starting position, however, he was stuck in the chasing field in the final and was finally waved off in 13th place. In the final, however, there was no reason not to be happy. Being placed in eighth place he made the jump into the top ten and was one of the most successful newcomers. In addition to Tim Tröger, his name-fatter Tim Schröder was also present. He also made the jump into the final and finished the season in the DSKC with a 26th place.

After already good performances at the ADAC Kart Cup and the ADAC Kart Masters, newcomer Niels Tröger met the international competition at the German Kart-Championship. In qualifying Niels still struggled with the difficult conditions from the heavy rain showers that had submerged the track. In the two heats, however, he advanced to eleventh position and thus improved to 13th place in the intermediate ranking. Sunday began with little happiness. A failure in the first race threw him back to the end of the field. In the second round, he fought his way forward and was within reach of the top ten.

Team leader Martin Hetschel positively concluded: “We can be quite satisfied with the year. Even though our team strength was not the greatest, we developed well and celebrated a victory. For Tim it was the first year in a shift kart, I expect a significant increase in 2020. Niels quickly got used to our kart in the OK class. We want to attack with him in full next year.”

Two highlights are still waiting for Mach1 Kart supported teams. In LeMans, Delre Racing and DS Kartsport competes in the IAME International Finals, the same weekend the ADAC Kart Finals takes place in Oschersleben. There, DS Kartsport sends several favorites into the race.

Tim Tröger, Niels Tröger and Julian Müller will also compete for Mach1 Motorsport in the DKM in 2020. In addition, two more places are available. Interested drivers can contact Mach1 Motorsport directly at www.mach1kart.de.

Titles, victories and trophies for Mach1 Kart

Successful final of the ADAC Kart Masters in Wackersdorf

The last races of the ADAC Kart Masters started last weekend in the Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf. 156 participants took part in the race and fought another thrilling fight at the end. Also, with some Mach1-kart-drivers started and caused a lot of cheers.

At the end of the national kart race series of the ADAC, the fields in the classes were once again top-class and the spectators in the Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf got to see great karting. This was also ensured by the Mach1-kart-pilots. Especially in the Bambini class it was close as always. In part, a group of ten fought for victory. The three fosterlings of the Mach1 supported team DS Kartsport achieved great successes. Tom Kalender finished the year as champion of the Bambini class and again collected leadership kilometers in Wackersdorf. The same was true for his team-mates Luca Schwab and Ben Godenau. In the end, Schwab won the last race of the year.

At the OK Juniors, Linus Hensen from Team Kartschmie.de celebrated his premiere in the ADAC Kart Masters and caused a sensation in the competition. The youngster drove with his Mach1-kart throughout in the top field and finished the final being placed third and fifth in the cup rankings.

The same was true of Niels Tröger. After his victory in the ADAC Kart Cup a few weeks ago, he was now fighting for a top ranking in the overall classification of the ADAC Kart Masters. He quickly got used to the, for him new, Mach1-kart and finished second in Sunday’s final. In the championship it was enough to finish in fourth place.

Three riders faced the competition in the X30 seniors and after the first final on Sunday the mood was excellent. Erik Müller finished tenth, while the two fosterlings of DS Kartsport Alexander Heil and Lion Düker finished ninth and 12th. Dücker defended his twelfth place in the second race, but his two teammates had to cope with a failure.

In the manual kart class KZ2 Tim Tröger used the race to prepare for the DSKC in Ampfing next weekend. The Saxon driver prevailed strongly against his opponents and finished third in the first race with the fastest lap. Due to a poor start, he fell behind at the start of the second final but worked his way back to ninth place. Manual kart rookie Mika Nelles from DS Kartsport also impressed with a 13th and 16th place, landing twice in the points standings.

Mach1-kart-owner Martin Hetschel was very pleased with the results of his brand: “You can only be satisfied with the results. We have been successful in all classes, whether Bambini, X30, OK or manual kart, underlining the good performance of our chassis. I congratulate everyone on their success and thank them for their trust in our product.”

The final of the German Kart Championship in Ampfing will continue in just a few days. Mach1-kart-drivers will be back at the start and will fight for the remaining championship points.

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.

Pawel Myszkier finishes DSKC in fourth position

Mach1 Motorsport finishes DSKC-Season in the fourth position
Marco Zanchatta celebrates debut for the German manufacturer

This past weekend the final of the German kart championship was held in the Belgian Genk. Mach1 Motorsport started with five drivers and belongs once again to one of the top teams. Sunday night, the only German kart manufacturer was happy about Pawel Myszkier coming in fourth place in the DMSB shifter kart cup.

After lastly big success in the IAME X30 Euro Series and the Polish X30 championship, Mach 1 was back at the German kart championship.184 participants from over 20 nations started in the final in the Belgian Genk. Two weeks before the kart world championship in the same place, the categories were staffed top-class.

The Italian top-pilot Macro Zanchetta was a new addition to the team. He used the races in the German shifter kart championship to prepare for the world championship and made his debut in the first heat coming in second place. The following races did not run as smoothly so that he started the second final from the end of the field. Within the 19 laps, he fought his way up through the top-class field and saw the checkered flag as the 13th driver. “Marco integrated very well into our team and it is fun to work with him. His experience is major and it helps us as well to develop further”, team boss Martin Hetschel praised his new member.

Pawel Myszkier belongs to the top drivers in the SMSB shifter kart cup and fulfilled his role also in Genk. Disregarding his deficit in the second heat, he was always placed under the top five and finished both finals in fourth place. He was rated the same place in the overall rankings. His team colleague Tim Schröder showed his great development and became even faster throughout both days. In the end, he landed 16th in the point rankings.

Also, the German kart championship had an outstanding occupancy in the finals. Liwinski and Tim Tröger accepted the challenge and experienced tough qualifyings. Coming in 25th and 26th, the duo did not meet their expectations. In the course of the heats, fought his way to the front and qualified as the tenth driver for the finals. Ranked seventh place he came up with better but had to record a failure in the second heat. His team colleague Tim Tröger had a difficult time on Saturday finding the perfect rhythm but drove from rank 18 onto eight rank.

Concluding, team boss Martin Hetschel was pleased with the presentation of his team: “We highlighted our speed in every class. With a little more luck we would have made it into the top five. Also great praise to our Supported Team DS Kartsport who came in the fifth rank in the German shifter kart championship.”

The team will continue in a few days with the final of the ADAC Kart Masters in Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf.

Marco Zanchetta with Mach1 Kart

Marco Zanchetta starts for Mach1 Kart in the World Championship. Start at the DKM and Kart World Championship in Genk

The Italian Marco Zanchetta reinforced the Factory Team of the German kart manufacturer Mach1-Kart. He has his premiere at the German shifterkart-championship in Genk. The big highlight is waiting two weeks later at the international KZ2 Super Cup within the scope of the FIA Kart world championship.

After strong results at the FIA Kart European championship, Mach1-Kart wants to continue to impress at the Highlight of the kart world championship. For that purpose they welcome the Italian driver Marco Zanchetta to the team. The experienced kart driver won the WSK Masters Series in 2011 and ever since belongs to the international Top-drivers in the shifterkart sport.

Martin Hetschel, the head of the team, as well as Thierry Delré, team manager of Mach1 Motorsports, are pleased about the new addition to the team: “With Marco we found a very experienced driver who can support us at his best. This year we highlighted our capabilities in the strong KZ2-field already and we want to drive in the front ranks. The new Mach1-Chassis is ready for that.”

Zanchetta is well known in Karting. The driver from Italy gets in on the top ranks of the international Kart sport for many consecutive years. Besides his title in the WSK Masters Series, he was the Italian runner-up in 2014 and also drove this year in the race series onto the winners’ podium. He knows the racetrack in Genk very well from these past years.

During the final of the German shifterkart championship he has the chance to test out the race conditions of the Mach1-Chassis for the very first time. Two weeks later he will take off for the world championship also in Genk. The international KZ2 Super Cup is once again staffed top class and a great challenge for both driver and manufacturer.

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.

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.