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Mach1 Motorsport impresses in Ampfing

Last weekend, the Mach1 Motorsport team traveled to Bavarian Ampfing for the second event of the ADAC Kart Masters season. The German chassis manufacturer started at the racing event of the second biggest automobile club in the world with three drivers and highlighted their competitiveness.

Drivers, spectators and teams experienced a perfect kart racing weekend on the Schweppermannring in Ampfing. Midsummery temperatures and a mostly blue sky warranted thrilling racing action on the 1.063m long track from May 27th – 29th. 176 participants gathered at the track in Upper Bavaria and fought for the next championship points in Germany’s biggest kart racing series. Mach1 Motorsport started in three different categories and were able to prove their potential.

Cameron Boedler started with a Mach1 chassis and an engine by German manufacturer Rexon for the first time at the OK juniors. The German-Brazilian quarreled with the difficult track conditions during qualifying on Saturday on 18th place. “Quickly starting rainfall completely altered the conditions – I had to drive on the wet track in Ampfing for the first time and unfortunately wasn’t able to find my rhythm quickly enough”, the youngster explained. With slick tires, Cameron subsequently showed a strong upward trend. After the heats he went into the first race from 14th place and raced forward to 11th place then. During the second race, the young driver even achieved eighth place and thereby collected important championship points.

Pawel Myszkier celebrated his debut at the X30 senior category. Usually active at the shifterkarts, last weekend the Pole dared a guest start at the class with gearless IAME-engines and showed a great performance. After qualifying Pawel was on 23rd position in the 32-man field and thereby stayed considerably behind his own expectations. But during the heats the Mach1 factory driver already got along a lot better. Due to eighth and eleventh places he was on eighth position in the interim standings and started into the ranked races from there. During the first race Pawel lost a position due to turbulences but then gave it his all once more and finished his X30 premiere on the impressive fifth place.

Julian Müller also started as a soloist at the shifterkarts. After a messed up ADAC Kart Masters kick-off in Hahn (early drop out), things went considerably better for the Cologne resident in Ampfing. On 15th place at qualifying, Julian directly qualified for the final races by being on 10th place after the heats. The Mach1 Motorsport-protégé also finished the first ranked race on this position. During the second race he had to deal with a falling out though and thereby eliminated all hopes for another top ten result.

Nonetheless, team leader Martin Hetschel summed things up positively after the event: “My drivers were able to completely convince this weekend. Cameron and Pawel fought their ways forward really well and illustrated the efficiency of our chassis. Julian drove really well too. Without the falling out at the second race he surely would have been able to get a lot farther too. Thumbs up to the Mach1 factory supported teams as well. DS Kartsport and LS Kart drove among the front fields of all classes and thereby highlight the potential of our chassis once more.”

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.

Trophy Margutti: Mach1 Motorsport achieves pole position

German chassis manufacturer Mach1 Kart experienced a successful season beginning in Italian Lonato. At the 27th Trophy Andrea Margutti the team drove among the front field of the international competition and was among the victory favorites in the shifterkart class.

After a long winter break, the kick-off to the 2016 season happened on the South Garda Circuit for Mach1 Motorsport. The team competed at the 27th Trophy Andrea Margutti with five drivers. This time, 158 drivers from 24 nations started overall.

At the shifterkarts, Swede Douglas Lundberg celebrated his premiere as factory driver and was able to impress everyone. After strong free trainings, Lundberg achieved the best time during qualifying and was able to highlight his performance during the heats as well – he finished these on second and third places. A ten-seconds-penalty threw him back during the second heat though, which was why he only started into the pre-finale from 13th place. The European vice champion of 2014 fought his way forward skillfully and came in fourth. During the finale he drove to third position immediately and kept close to the front drivers. He fell back a little towards the middle of the race but fought his way forward to fourth place again until the end of the race, which pleased team leader Martin Hetschel: “With Douglas we have a strong driver in our team. He felt comfortable in our kart from the beginning and impressively showed our potential in Lonato.”

The other drivers did great jobs as well. In addition to Lundberg Jordi van Moorsel, Pawel Myszkier and Marco Forrer also started. Swiss Marco Forrer had a lot of bad luck. Due to a falling out at the second heat he was only on 35th place and had to try to qualify for the finale through the repechage. He had to bow out of this early though and missed his chance.

“Marco has considerably improved his performance during trainings and would have  definitely entered the finale if it hadn’t been for the falling out”, Hetschel praised his driver.

Jordi van Moorsel and Pawel Myszkier managed to qualify directly and established themselves in midfield during both final races. Dutchman van Moorsel showed a strong catching-up race: After a falling out during the pre-finale he was able to drive to 17th place during the finale.

Cameron Boedler started as a soloist at the OK juniors. The German-Brazilian drove his first race in the CIK-FIA class and was competitive right away. He finished qualifying on 25th place and worked his way forward to 19th place during the heats. He came even further during the pre-finale. During an exciting race he just barely missed placing among the top ten by coming in 13th. The finale went thrillingly as well; the juniors showed impressive fights. In midfield, the positions changed every lap. Cameron kept his nerves though and finished the weekend on the great 16th place. “I’m also very content with Cameron’s performance. He already impressed us during the free trainings with his fast times and was able to tie in with this during the races.”

The next event for Mach1 Motorsport is going to be the kick-off to the European Shifterkart Championship in Essay (France) from April 21st – 24th. One week later, the first race of the German Kart Championship is going to take place in Wackersdorf (Upper Palatine).

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