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Fulminant Mach1 Motorsport victory in Lonato

Mach1 Motorsport celebrated a great start last weekend in Lonato. The team surrounding Martin Hetschel and seven drivers traveled to the season kick-off of the German Kart Championship on the South Garda Circuit in Italy and experienced a successful event. The
fastest Germans held their ground among the front fields of the different classes during turbulent races – Daniel Stell even raced to an impressive victory at the exciting German Shifterkart Championship.

Last weekend, the German Kart Championship started into the new season in Italian Lonato with a record starting field of 174 drivers. The German chassis manufacturer sent their best drivers into the four classes of the prestigious Championship with mostly good track
conditions and caused lots of conversation topics.

Driving for DS Kartsport, Luca Voncken started as a Mach1 Factory supported driver. Among the top-class field of the German Junior Kart Championship the youngster immediately showed an impressive performance. The Mach1 driver was the best German driver by ending up eighth at qualifying. On the interim rankings, Luca fell back to 32nd place due to a falling out, but fought his way forward to 19th place during the second race due to great maneuvers.

David Liwinski proved his skills at the seniors of the DKM. As 16th of qualifying of the 47-drivers-strong field of participants, the Dutchman made himself known. During the heats, the young driver drove among the front third of the field too and started into the final races highly ambitiously. After 18th place at the first ranked race, the Mach1 protégé gave his all once again and raced forward to tenth place.

Team mate Tim Tröger unfortunately was less lucky. After a rough accident during warm-up on Sunday morning he had to forfeit prematurely.

Pawel Myszkier proved himself at the DMSB Shifterkart Cup. After being ninth at qualifying, the Pole improved his performance during the heats even more and secured third place of the interim rankings after two second places. The routine driver defended the same positions during the races as well and caused a lot of joy in the team tent with a double cup success.

Marcel Schultheiß and Tim Schröder showed great performances as well. Marcel fought his way forward through the field after a retained qualifying and finally ended up among the ten best drivers of the class on ninth place at the end of the second race. Tim initially impressed at the heats on 12th and 13th places, but lost a little speed during the races and came in on 24th and 22nd positions.

Daniel Stell showed a phenomenal performance at the German Shifterkart Championship. The ambitious racer proved his goals with the third fastest time of qualifying. During the heats and also with 10th position at the first race, Daniel was always eye to eye with the highest international competition. At the second ranked race, a true spectacle then followed. After a race interruption due to heavy rain, Daniel was one of the few drivers who decided to restart with rain tires. From then on the Mach1 driver took the lead – but had his hands full during dry phases as well as recurrent rain. In the end he kept the upper hand and raced to his first DSKM victory with a considerable advance.

Team leader Martin Hetschel couldn’t stop smiling in the end: „This was a great kick-off. I haven’t seen a race as dramatic as the one Daniel drove in a long time. At the moment of gamble, we made the exactly right decision – I’m incredibly proud of this victory. I’d really like to thank all of my protégés as well. We’ve proven our potential once again during this weekend. We wish Tim all the best and hope he gets well again quickly.”

Mach1 Motorsport is already going to go back to the race track in two weeks. From April 28th-29th the ranked races three and four of the ADAC Kart Masters are going to take place in Wackersdorf.

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 starts into the new year successfully – First commitment at the Tropheo Andrea Margutti

The first event of the year awaited Mach1 Motorsport in Italy from March 9th – 11th. The new Mach1 chassis and the newly homologated brake system were in focus. In the end, the only
German kart manufacturer came to a positive conclusion. All three drivers drove on the front positions among the international field of participants.

There was no time for boredom during the winter months for Mach1 Kart. The manufacturer from Swabia further developed the current FIA5-chassis for the upcoming homologation phase and bound a new factory driver for the OK-category: Tim Tröger.

Now they started at the first event of the year: The venerable Tropheo Andrea Margutti in Lonato. More than 250 drivers from all over the world met on the 1.250m long track on the brink of Lake Garda. Mach1 Motorsport started with three drivers in the classes OK and KZ2. The weather caused additional excitement. During the heats and races it rained heavily and pushed men and machines to their limits.

Newbie Tim Tröger successfully started in the OK-class and already drove among the top ten during the heats. He was able to continue like this during the pre-finale as well and came in seventh despite a time penalty. The Saxon was on his way to the podium during the big final race then, but had to end the race prematurely while being on third place due to a racing accident that wasn’t his fault.

His team mate David Liwinski also drove really well, but had some bad luck during a heat and therefore fell from 10th qualifying place back to 18th place on the interim rankings. He fought his way forward again during the pre-finale and came in twelfth. Due to problems with his carburetor he had to end the final race prematurely too though.

Daniel Stell was among the fastest drivers at the shifter karts the entire time. He made himself known to his competition by coming in eighth at qualifying and was able to tie in with this during the heats as well. His starting position for the final race was ideal due to second, third and fourth places. He started into the first race from the third starting row. A collision and a time penalty during the pre-finale threw him back considerably for the final race though. He then showed his qualities despite the adverse weather conditions and came in among the top fifteen.

Despite the setbacks on Sunday, team leader Martin Hetschel was content with the kick-off: „We can sum things up positively. The new developments on the chassis and the attachments work really well. The drivers’ feedback is positive. Unfortunately the racing luck
left us on Sunday. All three drivers had been candidates for the podium. We’re going to go into the next races highly motivated again though.“

The team is going to drive on German soil from April 6th – 8th. Then, the first race of the ADAC Kart Masters is going to take place in Ampfing.

Mach1 Experience Days 2018

directly to the registration, discount vouchers and workshops

Time Table Mach1 Experience Days 2018 (as PDF-File)

The company Hetschel invites you to the Mach1 Experience Days from Friday, 2nd of February to Sunday 4th of February 2018 at the factory in Meimsheim. This year, again, the dialogue and exchange of experiences between the Mach1 drivers and the German chassis manufacturer as well as their Factory Supported Teams are in the foreground. Interested parties can also visit the exhibition of the latest Mach1 kart models and the modern frame and parts production. Measuring specialist Memotec also brings back a racing simulator for karts and formula sports, which can be extensively tested on all days.

The core offerings of the Experience Days are the free courses (workshops) on the topics of karting basics, chassis tuning under race conditions and data acquisition on Fridays and Saturdays at several time slots. The workshops are designed in such a way that the knowledge is developed in a dialogue and own experiences can be discussed directly with the heads of the workshop and the other participants. The target groups are beginners, youth clubs and ambitious racing drivers. As the number of participants is limited, Hetschel will ask for registration (at http://anmeldung.mach1kart.com).

In addition, interested visitors can get information about the official factory team Mach1 Motorsport and the Mach1 Factory Supported Teams, which will again offer drivers seats at national and international events in the upcoming season. There are still exclusive seats available, please contact us if you are still looking for a professional, victory-oriented team for the current season.

There are also a lot of new products to review: The current Mach1 FIA5 Karts for all classes, which will get some new features as well as the new EvoX brake system for 2018, will certainly be the focus. The current clothing line from Mach1 is ready for the fitting. For motor sport clubs the presentation of the new JKS1 youth and slalom carts with numerous improvements and new features, as well as a smaller Slalomkart JK7 for young pilots from six years on, is certainly worth a visit. Indoor operators can visit the proven and very sporty RT2 Evo rental cart in version II.

On both days, Memotec also provides information on current AIM-MyChron products, especially the new MyChron5. All equipment is available at the house fair and is ready for purchase.

A wide selection of special offers, including new-looking demonstration and year racing from the Rennteam, racing tires in various mixes, Jecko seats and paneling / bodywork by KG will make the eyes of the visitors shine. In addition, you can also print discount vouchers, which are discounting all regular articles, MIR driver’s suits and Mach1 clothing. Every year, visitors will be presented with a large annual calendar of 2018, which has already printed in the most important race dates.

The opening hours are Friday, 2nd of February from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and Saturday, 3rd of February from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. On Sunday, February 4th, only the exhibition is open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, workshops will not take place on this day.

Mach1 Experience Days 2017

directly to the discount vouchers and workshop registration (German only)

The company Hetschel invites you to the Mach1 Experience Days from Friday, 3rd of February to Sunday 5th of February 2017 at the factory in Meimsheim. This year, the dialogue and exchange of experiences between the Mach1 drivers and the German chassis manufacturer as well as their Factory Supported Teams are in the foreground. Interested parties can also visit the exhibition of the latest Mach1 kart models and the modern frame and parts production. Measuring specialist Memotec also brings back a racing simulator for karts and formula sports, which can be extensively tested on all days.

The core offerings of the Experience Days are the free courses (workshops) on the topics of karting basics, chassis tuning under race conditions and data acquisition on Fridays and Saturdays at several time slots. The workshops are designed in such a way that the knowledge is developed in a dialogue and own experiences can be discussed directly with the heads of the workshop and the other participants. The target groups are beginners, youth clubs and ambitious racing drivers. As the number of participants is limited, Hetschel will ask for registration (at http://anmeldung.mach1kart.com).

In addition, interested visitors can get information about the official factory team Mach1 Motorsport and the Mach1 Factory Supported Teams, which will again offer drivers seats at national and international events in the upcoming season. There are still exclusive seats available, please contact us if you are still looking for a professional, victory-oriented team for the current season.

There are also a lot of new products to review: The current Mach1 FIA5 Karts for all classes, which will get some new features for 2017, will certainly be the focus. The current clothing line from Mach1 is ready for the fitting. For motor sport clubs the presentation of the new JKS1 youth and slalom carts with numerous improvements and new features, as well as a smaller Slalomkart JK7 for young pilots from six years on, is certainly worth a visit. Indoor operators can visit the proven and very sporty RT2 Evo rental cart in version II.

On both days, Memotec also provides information on current AIM-MyChron products, especially the new MyChron5. All equipment is available at the house fair and is ready for purchase.

A wide selection of special offers, including new-looking demonstration and year racing from the Rennteam, racing tires in various mixes, Tillett seats and paneling / bodywork by KG will make the eyes of the visitors shine. In addition, you can also print discount vouchers, which are discounting all regular articles, MIR driver’s suits and Mach1 clothing. Every year, visitors will be presented with a large annual calendar of 2017, which has already printed in the most important race dates.

The opening hours are Friday, 3rd of February from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and Saturday, 4th of February from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. On Sunday, February 5th, only the exhibition is open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, workshops will not take place on this day.

Mach1 kart successful multiple times at the kick-off to the ADAC Kart Masters in Hahn

The only German chassis manufacturer Mach1 kart started at the season kick-off to the ADAC Kart Masters last weekend. The racing series of the second biggest automobile club in the world took place in Hahn and lured 167 drivers to the challenging Hunsrückring. The team surrounding Martin Hetschel started with three drivers and impressed everyone at the OK juniors.

Traditionally, the first appointment on the ADAC Kart Masters calendar is the event on the 1.377m long track in Hahn. Being the first of five events during the course of the season of Germany’s biggest kart racing series, the event had a lot to offer last weekend. Great kart racing weather with summer-like temperatures and a cloudless sky made for optimal conditions for a thrilling racing weekend in the Hunsrück.

Cameron Boedler started at the OK juniors for Mach1 Motorsport. The German-Brazilian drove on this track for the first time and had a couple of difficulties getting used to the new circumstances in the beginning. During qualifying, the Mach1 driver ended up on the 20th place for the following heats among the field consisting of 30 drivers. There, the youngster showed his potential by coming in 13th during the first heat. Unfortunately he lost a couple of positions during the second and was only ranked 22nd.

He then started into the first final race from 19th position. There, the young driver showed a great performance. Due to impressive maneuvers he passed by his opponents lap after lap and fought his way forward to tenth place until the finish line. That wasn’t the end of it yet though: During the second ranked race he was able to tie in with his performance and achieved another top ten result by coming in seventh.

Next to Cameron, Luka Wlömer started at the ADAC Kart Masters with a Mach1 kart for the first time. After a kart racing abstinence of nine months the Berlin resident used the past weekend as an opportunity to test the German quality material. On 21st place after the heats, the 14-year-old drove forward to the 16th place during the first race. During the second, the young driver was involved in a collision at the start though and had to park his kart in the off prematurely.

Julian Müller entered the strongly fought for shifterkart category as a soloist. All in all, 36 KZ2 drivers fought for the first championship points and gave drivers and teams hard tasks to solve. After a longer break, Julian Müller showed a successful comeback. On 12th place after qualifying, the young racer optimistically looked forward to the following heats. Julian had lots of bad luck there though. Two fallings out made him fall back to the end of the interim rankings and therefore hindered qualification for the final races.

Nevertheless, team leader Martin Hetschel summed things up positively in the evening: “My drivers showed good performances this weekend. Cameron has shown a great performance despite the fact that he doesn’t have as much experience on the track as his opponents. With a little more driving experience, a top five result definitely would have been possible for him. Luka and Julian have shown the potential of our material as well, even though luck wasn’t on their sides this time. I want to congratulate my partners DS Kartsport as well as LS Kart. Tim Hartelt and Niklas Kalus have shown great performances at the Bambini by achieving fourth and fifth places in Mach1 karts. Lucas Speck prevailed at the shifterkarts on second place – things can really continue like this!”

Mach1 Motorsport travelled to Spanish Zuera directly from Hahn. There, the team and Douglas Lundberg are going to start at the second race of the CIK-FIA KZ1 European Kart Championship next weekend.

Mach1-Kart equips Rotax Max Grand Finals

Mach1 Kart at the Rotax MAX Grand Finals 2012
Mach1 Kart at the Rotax MAX Grand Finals 2012

The German Kart manufacturer Mach1-Kart will be present at the Rotax Max Grand Finals and will be equipping the top category DD2 with uniformed chassis for the first time. At the world final, taking place from November 28th – December 1st at the Algarve Kartodrom in Portugal, more than 270 drivers from 60 nations will be starting.

For the 13th time already, the best drivers of the numerous national Rotax series will meet at the Rotax Max Grand Finals and fight for the well-respected titles over the course of five racing days. Engine manufacturer Rotax emphasizes equal opportunities and dictates unified karts for the various classes.

In the fastest class of the event, the MAX DD2, Mach1-Karts will be used this year for the first time ever. A big challenge for the manufacturer from Southern Germany: During the past weeks, 80 brand-new karts had to be constructed and completed. Additionally, the German Kart Championship finals took place, which Mach1-Kart finished as vice champion.

The efforts of the past weeks have been worth it for team leader Martin Hetschel though: “I’m proud to have mastered this challenge with my team. In our company’s long history, we’ve never equipped a class as sole provider. This is a great opportunity to present ourselves to a huge international audience. Rotax is creating something incredible here. The drivers come from all over the world and are competing with high ambitions. I’m very happy to be able to say that Mach1-Kart is a part of this mega event.”

In addition to grand racing action, Rotax is also providing a huge presence in the media. Next to numerous international journalists reporting on the races, all qualifyings, heats and final races will be broadcast live on the World Wide Web. Additionally, Rotax will be broadcasting a live-magazine every evening, in which the events of the day will be reported on and where people in charge, drivers and teams can have their say. “Being present in the media is very important to us. Our chassis will be visible on many pictures and therefore cause a huge interest for our product,” explains Martin Hetschel.

Qualifying took place on Wednesday afternoon and Martin Hetschel rejoiced: “In the end, 40 karts finished within a second – which in this top-class field proves that our chassis and the Rotax-engines are on an absolutely steady high level.”

On Thursday and Friday it will be decided at the Heats which 34 drivers will be fighting for the victories at the finals on Saturday.