After an impressive performance within the framework of the ADAC Kart Masters, the racing section of the German chassis manufacturer travelled to Bavarian Ampfing again last weekend and took part in the kick-off to the German Kart Championship. Julian Müller caused a lot of joy among the team in the end with a DSKC victory as well as Daniel Stell with front places at the hard-fought DSKM.
There was not much time to catch their breath for the Mach1 Motorsport team during the past days. Without a long break the team surrounding Martin Hetschel came back to Ampfing after the kick-off to the ADAC Kart Masters and faced the challenges of the German Kart Championship. All in all, 160 drivers from 20 nations started at the huge event on the Schweppermannring and lived up to the name of the event. In best kart racing weather, eight drivers started at the races under the banner of Mach1 Motorsport and drove full throttle on the 1.063m long track.
A quartet of OK rookies started at the seniors of the German Kart Championship. Four new drivers experienced international racing last weekend in Ampfing and gathered new experiences. Cameron Boedler showed the best performance. After 21st place at qualifying, the youngster drove forward to 18th place in the interim standings. During the first ranked race, the German-Brazilian had to let some opponents pass him by and fell back to 22nd place. During the second race Cameron found his rhythm though, fought his way forward and raced across the finish line on the good 14th place in the end.
His team mates Marcel Weber, Luka Wlömer and David Liwisnki gathered lots of experiences in the new class as well, weren’t able to enter the final races in the end though.
„We want to train and build up young drivers at the DKM. Cameron has done a great job, his lap times were on the level of the front drivers in the end. Our plan is to draw level with all four drivers until the end of the year”, Martin Hetschel summed up.
Julian Müller showed a great performance at the DMSB Shifterkart Cup. The Mach1 driver already highlighted his ambitions at the beginning of the event due to fast times and additionally confirmed this with the third place at qualifying. During the heats the Cologne resident improved even more and achieved pole position at the first final race on Sunday due to a great double victory. In this, the ambitious race driver kept the upper hand as well and celebrated a great start-to-finish victory in the end. Julian then proved his fighting spirit during the second race. Despite a bent axle the Rhinelander established himself at the front of the field and finally came in on the impressive second place. He’s now leading the overall list of rankings after this great performance.
Tim Schröder was also very fast. With Julian Müller, the experienced driver belonged to the DSKC spearhead and improved his position during the first race from 17th to 12th. A falling out at the second race prevented a further catching-up race of the Mach1 driver though.
At the German Shifterkart Championship, all hopes were on Daniel Stell. After a great performance at the ADAC Kart Masters last weekend, he had a lot planned for his second Ampfing stop as well. After staying far behind his own expectations at qualifying, the Hammelburg resident started into the heats from 13th place. He then drove full throttle during the heats, but was slowed down by a collision that wasn’t his fault. Despite fastest lap times he fell back to 13th position again. During the following ranked race, Daniel returned to his original strength though. Due to impressive maneuvers the Mach1 protégé drove past his opponents and finally came in on the great fourth place. The German driver then fought for victory at the second race, but had to drop out of the race prematurely after a fight for positions.
Marcel Schultheiß was the second Mach1 driver at the DSKM. The Biberach resident stayed behind his expectations at qualifying by coming in 36th, but then showed a clear upwards-trend during the races. In the end Marcel crossed the finish line on the 24th and 26th positions respectively and showed solid performances.
„The good preparation of last weekend has now paid off. Julian was in his best form at the DSKC again and clearly highlighted our efficiency. With Lucas Speck and his LS kart there was another one of our products at the front field and finally made for two double victories. Daniel also impressed at the DSKM. The competition is really tough again this year. He definitely belongs to the top drivers and is going to continue to cause a furor”, team leader Martin Hetschel summed up in the evening.
The team is going to travel to the Erftlandring in Kerpen in three weeks (May 26th – 28th). The second race of the German Kart Championship is going to take place there.
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