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Mach1 Motorsport on the top places in Wackersdorf – Lundberg on third championship position at the DSKM

German kart manufacturer Mach1 kart met a strong field of participants at the kick-off to the German Kart Championship in Wackersdorf. Factory driver Douglas Lundberg drove among the forefront at the DSKM and is on third place on the overall list of rankings.

Only a week after the CIK-FIA KZ1 European Championship, the next highlight was waiting for Mach1 Motorsport. The kick-off to the German Kart Championship took place at the Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf. The highest German kart racing series impresses with strong fields of participants this year – 140 drivers from 23 nations started there.

Swede Douglas Lundberg was Mach1’s spearhead at the royal league DSKM. He was already able to underline his ambitions during qualifying with a fourth place and only three hundreds of a second backlog to the first driver and was able to continue his performance during the heats. The vice champion of 2014 achieved second and fourth places. During the final races he even fought for victory and was able to keep up with the world’s best kart drivers. He collected championship points by coming in fourth and sixth and is currently on the overall third place. “We’re very content with Douglas’ performance. We’ve only been working together for a short time and are on the right track. He feels comfortable with us. If things continue like this we are going to be able to fight for victories”, praised team leader Martin Hetschel.

Next to Lundberg, Jordi van Moorsel from the Netherslands and Pole Pawel Myszkier also started. While the latter unfortunately had to bow out of both final races, van Moorsel crossed the finish line on the 16th place after a great catching up race from way back and also collected championship points.

The DMSB Shifterkart Cup is a new part of the DKM and provides a good addition to the top league. Four ambitious drivers started there and showed their potential. Toni Greif led the internal ranking. Marco Forrer, Tim Schröder and Thomas Neumann showed solid performances as well and established themselves in midfield. “The new Championship is a great solution for the drivers who don’t drive karts every week. The standard is high too. Our drivers have presented themselves well and are going to drive even farther at the front throughout the course of the year”, added Hetschel.

Cameron Boedler started as a soloist. The German-Brazilian celebrated his debut at the German Junior Kart Championship and ended up behind his own expectations by coming in 28th at qualifying. During the course of the heats he was able to drive forward though and had a good starting position for the final races on 15th place. He lost some ground after the start of the first race though. During the 17 laps he fought his way forward again and ended up on 16th place. Unfortunately his weekend ended with a falling out during the second race. Nevertheless, Martin Hetschel wasn’t disappointed: “After a short break it’s great to have a junior at the start again. We had to learn a little in the beginning. Everything is new to Cameron but he did really well.”

The team is already going to travel to the next race in a couple of days. The kick-off to the ADAC Kart Masters is going to take place on the Hunsrückring/Hahn.

Mach1 Kart impresses at the RMC Open in Wackersdorf

As a season preparation for the ROTAX MAX Challenge Germany, the RMC Open started last weekend at the Prokart Raceland in Wackersdorf. About 120 drivers started on the 1.190km long track in Upper-Palatine for a first position-fixing. Eight Mach1 Kart drivers were also there and were able to highlight the efficiency of the German material.

Drivers and teams didn’t have easy jobs last weekend at the RMC Open in Wackersdorf. Mixed weather and temporary heavy rain made the events on the track very challenging. Markus Fester started under the direction of MF Motorsport. Kevin Kemmling and Niklas Bendfeldt started for the Rotax-Mach1 team Kartschmie.de. Mach1 factory drivers Pawel Myskier, Douglas Lundberg, Marco and Ronny Göttler as well as Cameron Boedler also didn’t want to miss this big event and went all-in.

Cameron Boedler started at the ROTAX juniors. The Linz resident made himself known to everyone early on by securing third place at qualifying in the strongly manned category. The Mach1 protégé didn’t have as much good luck during the following heats though. After ninth and twelfth places at the first two heats, Cameron gained a couple of positions during the finale again and drove forward to ninth place despite the difficult conditions in the rain.

Kevin Kemmling, Pawel Myszkier and Niklas Bendfeldt started at the seniors. Kevin Kemmling achieved the best start into the racing events. On the good 11th position, the Aachen resident qualified for the first ranked race. During the race, the Mach1 kart driver lost a couple of positions though and crossed the finish line on 15th, 14th and 23rd places.

Pawel Myszkier showed an impressive performance. While only coming in 18th at qualifying, the Pole then raced forward during the first race to seventh position. Pawel also succeeded during the second and third races and crossed the finish line on the great sixth position both times. Niklas Bendfeldt had a lot of bad luck. The Cremling resident entered the first ranked race on the 19th place and had to let two opponents pass him by then. After a collision during the second race, the kartschmie.de-protégé fell back to the end of the field and was only able to drive forward to 24th place during the final race.

Things got heated in the DD2-category. Mach1 factory driver Douglas Lundberg was among the front field during qualifying already. By achieving the second fastest time, the Swede once again highlighted the performance of the German quality material. There was no holding him back during the first race then. With the best time of the race, Douglas raced to victory in the rain. During the second following races things didn’t go completely according to plan anymore then. Nonetheless, Douglas showed a good performance by achieving sixth and tenth places.

Markus Fester’s performance was impressive as well. After 22nd place at qualifying, the Frankfurt resident improved his position during the first race to 16th place. During the second race, Markus ended up behind his own expectations on 18th place. The third race went impressively then: after field clearance, Markus showed one overtaking maneuver after the other and only ended his catching-up race by crossing the finish line on fourth place.

Marco Göttler qualified for the first race on 16th place. While being on 14th and 15th places during the first and second races, the Horb resident managed to enter the top ten during the last race and raced forward to the great sixth place. His brother Ronny had to deal with two fallings out and thereby didn’t get past 19th place in the end.

„With fastest lap times, very good performances during warm-up and qualifying as well as race victories, we have proven that our material works perfectly in all Rotax classes with MOJO tires – on a dry track as well as in rain. In the end it was only due to a little bad luck that the Mach1 drivers weren’t able to score higher”, said Martin Hetschel on Sunday evening. The team leaders of Kartschmie.de and MF Motorsport, Frank Hansen and Michael Fester, also commented: “We have an absolute top product with Mach1 and are starting confidently into the Rotax season. We were able to impressively prove that the material works well and we’re of course available to drivers who are interested in test drives.”

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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Mach1 Motorsport driver line-up extended to Cameron Boedler and Jordi van Moorsel

In addition to the current drivers of the Mach1 Motorsport team the German-Brazilian Cameron Boedler will compete the new OK-Junior and the Dutchman Jordi van Morsel in KZ2 next year.

In addition to the regular drivers Thierry Delre, Pawel Myskier and Marcel Schultheiß, Jordi van Moorsel will participate in 2016 at the DSKM, and the CIK / FIA European and World Championships and fight for top placements. In addition, he will probably racing in other categories, the details will be announced later on.

The KZ2 pilots Marco Forrer, Toni Greif and Tommy Neumann will compete in the new DMSB Schaltkart Cup and / or the ADAC Kart Masters and can certainly be top players there.

Rounding out the commitment to the juniors, Cameron Boedler, who already made his debut in the team at the SKUSA Super Nationals in Las Vegas and achieved there already a top result. He will represent the colors of Mach1 Kart in the ADAC Kart Masters and the DJKM in the OK-Junior category.

“We are proud to welcome two talented drivers in our distinguished team,” said team boss Martin Hetschel and continues: “Thus, we now have nine solid pilots for the 2016 season, negotiations with other interested parties are currently underway, we look forward. We are still open for queries in the OK, RotaxMAX and X30 in order to strengthen our forces even here. “

Pole position for Mach1 Kart in Kerpen

After a mixed season in the German Kart Championship, Mach1 Kart celebrated a successful ending to it last weekend. On the Erftlandring in Kerpen they achieved pole position and a place on the podium at the shifterkarts.

“This season has been like a rollercoaster-ride”, Martin Hetschel said before the finale in Kerpen. There, the drivers were once again able to prove the potential of the German chassis. In the strongly manned shifterkart class, John Norris drove in the front from the beginning and achieved pole position at qualifying. The Irishman proved that this result wasn’t a one-time-thing during the following heats. He secured the second starting position for the first final race due to a victory and a third place.

From the first starting row, John achieved a perfect start and temporarily led the field. After 23 laps he came in on the great third place and thereby achieved his first place on the podium this season. Unfortunately he got into a collision during the second final race and had to end the race prematurely. Team leader Martin Hetschel was still content: “Our material has worked perfectly this weekend. It was great to watch the drivers.”

In addition to Norris, Canadian Philip Orcic drove among the top ten as well. He entered the first final race from 16th place and fought his way forward up to seventh place due to a strong performance. The second race didn’t go ideally then, the setup of his tires wasn’t quite right, which is why he lost some ground and only came in 16th.

Pawel Myskier and Thomas Neumann had bad luck. Both drivers started weakened by the flu and weren’t able to drive the final races. “This was very unfortunate. Pawel was on the great 14th place after the heats. But without his strength he wasn’t able to endure the final races. Thomas shared the same fate. Despite this we can still be content with the season.

Even though not everything went according to plan, we’ve managed to cause quite a stir a couple of times with our product”, Martin Hetschel summed up.

Next weekend, numerous Mach1 drivers are going to start at the ADAC federal final run in Bopfingen. One week later, the factory team is going to travel to the IAME International Finals in Le Mans (France).

Mach1 kart impresses in LeMans

The German chassis manufacturer Mach1 kart started at the CIK-FIA KZ2 International Super Cup in Le Mans with three drivers. The trio showed an impressive performance despite partially difficult conditions and was able to hold their ground against the international competition. In the end, Joey Hanssen was on 16th place of almost 100 participants.

Only a few days after the German Shifterkart Championship in Oschersleben, Mach1 Motorsport started at the highlight of the year. The CIK-FIA KZ2 International Super Cup took place on the new kart racing track in Le Mans. The three drivers Thierry Delre, Pawel Myszkier and Joey Hanssen went up against the strong international competition.

Joey Hanssen was the best driver in the end. After a one-year racing break Hanssen was back this season and is participating in the Dutch Kart Championship for Mach1-importer B&S. He fulfilled one of his big dreams by participating in the World Championship and was able to completely impress everyone. He was already in the top group during the trainings but wasn’t able to tie in with this during qualifying. He only ended up on 56th position and was accordingly thoughtful on Friday evening: “The chassis felt good but we lost almost 5km/h maximum speed during the last free training and qualifying. Now we have to analyze what caused this.”

The heats on Saturday demanded a lot of drivers and materials. It was difficult to find the right setup due to the changing weather conditions. After the first heat the gear problems were taken care of and Joey continuously fought his way forward. In the evening he was on the same level as the leading drivers again and was on 34th position. During the pre-final on Sunday morning he improved his performance even more and came in on 10th place which allowed him to enter the big finale directly.

During the course of the 22 laps he steered clear of all quarrels and finished his appearance in Le Mans on 16th place.

Second driver of the team, Pawel Myszkier, showed a great performance once again. The Pole switched to the Mach1 Motorsport Team at the middle of the season and is getting along with the chassis really well. Due to the narrow timetable regarding the DKM he had no chance of testing the track in Le Mans before and to get used to the Le Cont tires which were new to him as well. He got faster from training to training though and was the best Mach1 driver after qualifying on 45th place.

He was unstoppable during the heats then. In the changing weather he ended up in the top ten three times and was on 17th overall position on Saturday evening. On the drying track he finished the pre-finale on the great 12th place and gained his ticket for the big finale. Unfortunately he wasn’t rewarded for his efforts during the final race though. Due to an engine defect he had to end the race prematurely and was visibly disappointed in the evening: “Despite the short preparation time I was able to drive among the top drivers in this top-class field. My Mach1 chassis has worked very well even with the changing weather conditions and I was confident to achieve a good result in the final race. In the end the engine stopped me, but that’s kart racing.”

Belgian Thierry Delre had good memories regarding the 1.384m long track. Last year he won the X30 International Finals on this track. Unfortunately things didn’t go according to plan this time and he had to travel back home on Saturday evening already. “The streak of bad luck didn’t end here either. A technical problem during qualifying destroyed all my chances once again. Additionally I just couldn’t find the right rhythm and unfortunately had to end the WM prematurely”, Thierry summed up.

Team leader Martin Hetschel was still in a good mood in the evening though: “I’m very content with this result. Despite the short preparation time due to the many racing events of the past weeks our drivers did outstanding jobs. I’m happy because even as a smaller manufacturer we don’t have to hide behind the top teams at the WM. The drivers seem to know this as well: We have a lot of requests for test drives and have produced considerably more chassis than in the previous years.”

The team is going to start at the next race during the first weekend of October. Then, the German Kart Championship’s big season finale is going to take place in Kerpen. The Mach1 Factory supported teams are already going to start again in a couple of days. Two teams, DS Kartsport und BB Motorsport, are going to start at the finale of the ADAC Kart Masters in Wackersdorf.

Mach1 Kart successful in Oschersleben – five Top10 positions for Mach1 Motorsport pilots

German chassis manufacturer Mach1 kart defied the adverse weather conditions last weekend at the fourth race of the German Kart Championship in Oschersleben. At the shifterkarts the drivers drove among the top ten und achieved a great yield.

The Mach1 kart factory team drove to the second-to-last race of the German Shifterkart Championship in Oschersleben with five drivers. At the etropolis Motorsport Arena the drivers experienced exciting races then. Heavy rain, wind and cool temperatures challenged the drivers. The German Mach1 chassis was very comfortable in these conditions.

On eleventh place Irish John Norris led the in-team ranking on Saturday evening. Weakened by the flu he wasn’t able to tie in with his usual performances and had to deal with two fallings out during the final races though. Pole Pawel Myszkier stepped into the breach for him: During his second race for Mach1 kart he drove among the top positions and was temporarily on a cup rank during the second final race. He lost a couple of positions in the end, but experienced his best weekend of the year so far due to sixth and seventh places and improved his position on the overall list of rankings to 12th place.

Marcel Schultheiß ended up in the top ten twice as well. From 26th starting position he fought his way forward to eighth place during the first final race and confirmed his result during the second race as well by coming in ninth. Thomas Neumann was really happy as well: After quite a long kart break he came back this season and celebrated his first top ten result in the top-class of kart racing in Oschersleben. During the first final race he fought his way forward from 24th place to tenth position. During the second race he proved that his result wasn’t a one-time thing. Coming in 12th he was really close to the top positions again.

Exciting DKM weekend for Mach1 Motorsport

German chassis manufacturer Mach1 Motorsport started at the third event of the German Kart Championship in Ampfing last weekend. The drivers experienced diversified races under changing weather conditions. Unfortunately numerous incidents stopped a successful outcome.

Another highlight awaited Mach1 Motorsport before their summer break. The ranked races five and six of the German Shifterkart Championship took place on the Schweppermannring in Ampfing. The German kart manufacturer Mach1’s team started with six drivers from four nations. While the sun was shining in huge parts of Germany, the weather in Ampfing was of a mixed nature. On Sunday morning the first final races took place in the rain.

During qualifying and the heats on Saturday the 1.060m long track was still dry though. Fastest driver of the team was Irish John Norris, who qualified for the finals by ending up on 15th place. He was then stopped due to a defective clutch during the first race though. From the back of the field he then fought his way forward during the second race and ended up on the good 17th place, which still gained him one championship point.

Pole Pawel Myskier celebrated a successful team debut. He achieved a direct ticket to the finals by ending up on 27th place, even though he had to deal with a falling out during one of the heats. On the wet track he then drove as if unleashed during the first race. Coming in 11th he just barely missed placing in the top ten. He was aiming for points during the second race as well but was stopped by an erratic axle in the end. He was able to limit the damages a little by coming in 21st. On the overall list of rankings he climbed from 16th to 13th place after his switch to Mach1 Kart.

Kart returnee Thomas Neumann was present in the ranked races as well. He achieved his qualification by coming in third at the repechage but unfortunately had to drop out of the first race prematurely. From the back of the field he drove in the wind shadow of his team mate John Norris during the second race and came in on the good 20th place.

Marcel Schultheiß and Marco Forrer weren’t able to qualify for the final races, both of them had to forfeit prematurely after the repechage. Even though his drivers’ yield was low in the end, Martin Hetschel still found positive words about the weekend in Ampfing: “Unfortunately this result doesn’t reflect our possibilities. Our material’s speed is right – Pawel and John could have ended up in the top ten. Little things prevented good results in the end though. We’ll now take our summer break and are going to prepare for the next races meticulously.”

The next races are going to take place from September 5th – 6th at the etropolis Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. Before that, Mach1 Kart is also going to start at the ADAC Kart Masters in Kerpen.