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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. 

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.