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Mach1 Motorsport with strong finish at the ADAC Kart Masters – David Liwinski in top form at the OK category

The German kart manufacturer Mach1 kart sent five drivers to the finale of the ADAC Kart Masters in Wackersdorf. The team showed a great performance, but lost a safe spot on the podium at the OK class in the end. The weekend was topped off by test drives in the new electric kart.

Last weekend everything was new for two drivers. Daniel Stell and Cameron Boedler changed their places. Stell, who ended the shifterkart world championship on the strong seventh place a couple of weeks ago, drove as a guest in the direct drive OK class. The
Bavarian quickly found his usual rhythm and came close to the leading drivers. At the first final race he came in on the strong eleventh place and had best chances to get even further during the second race. Unfortunately he was stopped due to a falling out.

Cameron Boedler had his debut at the shifterkart class KZ2. After 11th place at qualifying, he finished the heats on 13th place and then fought his way forward during the first final race to a good 12th place. Unfortunately the second final race ended prematurely for him too.

In addition to the duo, David Liwinski, Luka Wlömer and Marcel Weber also started at the Prokart Raceland. Liwinski showed an impressive performance. The Dutchman was unstoppable in the OK-class. He already proved his ambitions by gaining fifth starting position after qualifying and finished the heats on the fourth places respectively. He additionally achieved the fastest racing lap. During the first final race he was on his way to the top three, before he had to drop out early. From the end of the field consisting of 27 drivers he then fought his way forward during the second race and showed his potential by coming in 10th. “David has impressed us very much this weekend. The falling out during the first final race was very annoying, because he would’ve been able to win due to his speed”,
said team leader Martin Hetschel in the evening.

His two team mates showed a good development as well. After a cautious Saturday, Wlömer crossed the finish line on 18th and 19th places at the final races. Marcel Weber was in his wind shadow.

Within the framework of the event, Mach1 kart presented the newly developed electric kart with Bosch. Numerous drivers and everyone interested had the opportunity to get an idea of the new technology. “I’m very proud that we’re bringing this concept to the race track in
cooperation with Bosch. The performance of the electric engines is overwhelming. Currently we’re working on initiating the first electric kart racing series in the near future”, Hetschel gave a small outlook.

The team is going to continue in two weeks. Then, Mach1 Motorsport is going to start at the IAME International Finals in Le Mans, France. Only a week later the finale of the German Kart Championship is going to take place in Italian Lonato.

World class…

World class performance by Mach1 Kart in Wackersdorf – Daniel Stell stirs up kart racing elite

In front of a local audience, German kart manufacturer Mach1-Kart knew how to impress at the World Championship in Wackersdorf. From the beginning, Daniel Stell belonged to the
top drivers at the CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup and finished the weekend on the impressive seventh place.

The Shifterkart World Championship 2017 became a great kart racing festival in Germany. More than 160 drivers from 23 nations started into the fight for the highest international kart racing title. Mach1-Motorsport sent three drivers into the races: Daniel Stell, Pawel Myszkier and Thierry Delre.

Strong competition awaited the three drivers at the CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup. During qualifying and six heats respectively, they had to manage ending up among the best 34 drivers of overall 113 participants. The conditions on the 1.190m long track of the Prokart Raceland were challenging. Rain caused changed conditions especially on Saturday afternoon.

Local driver Daniel Stell achieved a perfect start. On second place after qualifying, he had a great starting position for the following heats. “The field is unbelievably close together. The first 104 drivers are less than a second apart”, team leader Martin Hetschel summed up. Daniel wasn’t intimidated though. With two heat victories, three second and a fourth place, he held his own among the best drivers in the world and started into the big finale over 26 laps from fourth place.

More than 3000 spectators experienced a kart racing spectacle par excellence in Upper-Palatine. The drivers showed incredible fights during the final race and postponed the decisions until the very end. Daniel defended his position as best German driver and came in seventh. “Summarized, this was a great week for us. Daniel proved that you can fight for victory with our material. He is a strong driver and has a lot of ambition. We didn’t have the perfect tire setup during the final race and still belonged to the best with the third-fastest lap. I really have to praise Daniel who withstood the pressure during all three days”, said team leader Martin Hetschel in the evening.

His two team mates didn’t end up among the 34 best drivers after the difficult heats. Their performances were still impressive. Thierry Delre highlighted his driving skills repeatedly in the rain. During one heat he drove forward from 26 th starting position to third place. Pawel Myszkier got close to the top ten several times as well. After the World Championship Mach1 Motorsport is going to continue with full-speed. The finale of the ADAC Kart Masters is going to take place from September 30 th to October 1 st in Wackersdorf as well. The last races of the German Kart Championship are going to take place in Italian Lonato at the last weekend of October (20 th -22 nd ). In the meantime the manufacturer is going to start at the X30 International Finals in LeMans (France) as well.

Shifterkart-double victory for Mach1 Motorsport – Strong performance at the ADAC Kart Masters in Wackersdorf

Mach1 Motorsport just experienced an eventful weekend. The racing division of the German chassis manufacturer started at the second event of the ADAC Kart Masters with five drivers and experienced an exciting event. In the end, Daniel Stell caused a lot of joy due to a double victory at the shifterkarts.

Last weekend Mach1 Motorsport wanted to attack. The team surrounding Martin Hetschel travelled to the Prokart Raceland with five drivers. All in all, 166 drivers started at one of the most modern kart racing tracks of Europe to give it their all at the ranked races three and four in beaming sunshine and midsummery temperatures.

The youngest drivers started at the Bambini class. Mach1-protégé Sondre Norheim started there as well. The Norwegian drove among midfield despite the considerably less experience he had on the track compared to most of his opponents and started into the first ranked race from 20th position. He then lost some positions during the race, but was able to fight his way forward to 19th place during the second race and thereby achieved entering the top 20.

Also from Norway, Harvard Hallerud started at the X30 seniors. After a successful Wackersdorf-debut last year with fifth place at the finale, things didn’t go according to plan for the Scandinavian this time. After the heats Harvard was on 18th place of the interim rankings. Among the strongly contested midfield he was involved in a collision though and had to end the race prematurely. From the back of the field he then was able to show his possibilities during the second race and caught up to the top ten. Unfortunately a 5-seconds-penalty threw him back to 18th place in the end.

Marcel Weber started at the OK seniors as a soloist and had to deal with engine problems throughout the entire weekend. From 23rd place at qualifying the rookie then improved to 17th starting position for the final races. But he wasn’t able to get further than 24th and 21st places in the end.

Daniel Stell and Julian Müller started at the shifterkarts. Daniel showed a perfect performance at his guest appearance at the ADAC Kart Masters. The Hammelburg resident already did a great job during qualifying and led the list of rankings. The routine driver then secured pole position for the first ranked race by achieving first and second places at the heats. Daniel did great there too, entered the race with a perfect start and celebrated a grand start-finish- victory in the end. At the second race things went similarly: Daniel won again.

Julian Müller started into a horrible weekend initially. Two fallings out during the heats threw the ambitious driver to the end of the interim rankings. He wasn’t intimidated by this though. Julian showed his talent during the ranked races and drove two impressive races. The first catching-up race ended with the crossing of the finish line on ninth place. At the second race, he just barely missed placing among the cup ranks by coming in seventh.

In the evening Martin Hetschel praised his drivers’ performances: “I think nothing can be added to Daniel’s performance. He was excellent throughout the entire weekend and highlighted our potential. Julian would have been a top five driver without the problems on Saturday as well. Our two Norwegians were able to gather lots of racing experiences again. Marcel unfortunately had some bad luck. We fought with his engine’s performance from the beginning.”

Mach1-karts are going to start in Wackersdorf again next weekend. The second race of the Rotax Max Challenge Germany is going to take place then. The factory team is going to continue things at the German Kart Championship in three weeks.

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.”

Strong DSKM performance by Mach1 Motorsport

Last weekend, Mach1 Motorsport entered the final races of the German Shifterkart Championship with all five drivers. The kick-off to the highest German kart racing grade series took place at the Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf. The field was strongly manned with 51 drivers. John Norris drove among the top five.

The season kick-off to the German Kart Championship wasn’t easy. Unsettled weather caused the drivers and teams to worry. German chassis manufacturer Mach1 did well though and drove in the front with all of their drivers. The new FIA5-chassis proved its worth – the team was among the fastest teams despite different grip conditions.

One of the favorites was John Norris: The Irishman experienced a mixed qualifying due to the weather though and only ended up on 13th place. He skillfully fought his way forward during the heats though and improved his position to seventh place. John kept close to the leading drivers during the first race on the wet track and came in seventh again. He jumped to the front during the second final race then. After 21 exciting laps he finished the race close to the leading drivers on fifth place. That’s also his place on the temporary list of rankings. Team leader Martin Hetschel was content: “John was among the top drivers in all races. The new chassis was challenged multiple times due to the unsettled weather in Wackersdorf. It did a great job under all conditions.”

In addition to Norris, his team mates Marcel Schultheiß, Marco Forrer and Thiery Delré also directly entered the finals. Only Thomas Neumann had to qualify via the repechage. Coming in sixth, the kart returnee achieved a final ticket too. During the final races, the quartet established itself among the strongly manned field. At the second finale, Delré, Schultheiß and Neumann ended up on the 19th, 21st and 22nd places. Marco Forrer had bad luck though. After a 25th place at the first race, he had to prematurely end the race this time. “I’m very proud of my drivers – all of them have made their ways to the final races. This isn’t always sure in such challenging weather and with such a strong competition. Thomas Neumann especially impressed me with his first kart race after a long break. He quickly got a feel of things and can certainly provide a surprise once he’s gained more driving experience”, Martin Hetschel summed up.

Mach1-Kart is going to start at their next race next weekend already. The kick-off to the ADAC Kart Masters is going to take place on the Hunsrückring/Hahn.

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Mach1 Kart achieves second place at European Championship

Last weekend there was huge joy among the camp of the German chassis manufacturer Mach1-Kart. At the CIK-FIA European Championship at the Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf, factory driver John Norris ended up on the sensational second place at the shifterkart class KZ2.

“I thought I was dreaming”, beamed team leader Martin Hetschel on Sunday evening. By achieving second place, the team celebrated one of the biggest international successes of the past years. It already became clear during qualifying that John Norris belonged to the best drivers in Wackersdorf. The Irishman was comfortable under differing conditions from sun to rain and came in 21st. All in all, 64 drivers from more than 21 nations started in Wackersdorf.

The five heats went without any problems this time and ended in second, fourth, fifth, ninth and tenth places. John thereby ended up on the 13th overall position of the pre-finale and caused team leader Martin Hetschel to be in a good mood: “We left the bad luck at home this time and were able to show our material’s potential throughout the whole event. John drove great races and the Mach1 chassis works well in rain as well as in sunshine.”

But that wasn’t the end of it yet: the shifterkart rookie did even better at the pre-finale. During the course of the 17 laps, John improved his position to the sensational third place. Things got exciting again shortly before the finale then. A strong rain shower flooded the track. The dark clouds had passed right on time for the start though and the 1.275m long track was drying. While John lost a little ground during the starting phase, he showed a great final spurt and finally came in on the great second place. “Thanks to the whole team for their sensational work”, Norris rejoiced on the winners’ podium. “We’ve been working towards this success for so long, it was really enough now. A big thank you to the whole team for their great work. The Mach1-kart was once again able to show its qualities”, added team leader Martin Hetschel.

In addition to John Norris, Swiss Marco Forrer also started for the Mach1 Motorsport team. He showed a good performance during his first start at the European Championship and was on 51st place after the heats. He gained seven positions during the repechage but missed entering the finals. “Marco has learned a lot this weekend. He got quicker and quicker every race and drove the top drivers’ times in the end”, Martin Hetschel praised his shifterkart rookie.

The team is going to travel to the next race of the CIK-FIA European Kart Championship in two weeks. The big finale is going to take place in Swedish Kristianstad. John is currently on the promising sixth overall position.

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Mach1 Motorsport: Successful races in Wackersdorf

Mach1 Motorsport was able to travel home from Wackersdorf in a good mood. Among a record field of participants of the German Kart Championship the drivers held their ground on the front positions and highlighted the possibilities of a Mach1-chassis.

The German Kart Championship’s three grade series have never been so filled up before. All in all, 171 drivers started. The shifterkarts were the strongest force: A few weeks before the European Championship in Wackersdorf, numerous top drivers used these races as preparation. Among the 72 participants was Mach1 factory driver John Norris. After his amazing catching-up race in Genk, he was able to impress in Wackersdorf as well. After achieving 19th place at qualifying, he finished his four heats on the fifth, fifth, seventh and eleventh places. That put him on the great twelfth starting position for the first finale. “John has shown a great performance today. We’ve come out of all the four heats without any damages and are really close to the top ten. This is a great result considering the field of participants”, said Martin Hetschel on Saturday evening.

While the sun was shining until Saturday afternoon, only a little later rain and cold temperatures were the dominating factors of the event. John was comfortable with these difficult conditions and was able to improve his performance up to seventh place during the first final race. He then had some bad luck during the second race. Due to a turn during the starting phase of the race he fell back considerably, fought his way back again though and came in 20th. On the Championship list of rankings he is currently on 10th place right before summer break. “I’m very content with today. With this amount of rain, anything can happen on the track. Our chassis worked great under dry as well as wet conditions”, Martin Hetschel commented on the racing events.

Meanwhile, Manuel Valier, Harrison Newey and Julian Müller started at the German Kart Championship with Mach1 Motorsport. Just like in Ampfing, Valier belonged to the title favorites and was on the promising sixth place after the heats. He wasn’t able to keep that close to the leading field during the first final race though. The second race went similarly and he finished on 9th place in the heavy rain this time.

DKM-rookie Harrison Newey is gaining more and more momentum in the new class and already left his mark during the first heat by coming in twelfth. The finals didn’t go without problems then though. After achieving 21st place at the first race he unfortunately had to forfeit the second prematurely. The third driver, Julian Müller, had to deal with a falling out at one of the heats and had to enter the repechage due to this. He finished this on third place and was therefore able to enter the final races. Unfortunately he also had a falling out at the first final race. The second went perfectly then: During the course of the 21 laps, he was able to improve his position to the great 14th place.

“The DKM races were full of ups and downs. Manuel was able to tie in with his great performance in Ampfing and is still very close to the top of the list, currently on fifth place. Harrison and Julian continue to learn a lot. At the finals, both of them have shown great performances among this strong field. Julian’s catching-up race was especially impressive”, Hetschel praised in the evening.

Lucas Speck started with a Mach1-chassis as well. The ADAC Champion of 2012 started at the DKM under the name LS-Kart and was comfortable in the rain. Speck finished both finals on the great third place and was able to improve his position on the overall list of rankings to seventh place.

The team is going to start in Wackersdorf again in two weeks. Then, John Norris is going to start at the second event of the CIK-FIA KZ2 European Championship.

Track Days in Spring 2014

German chassis manufacturer Mach1 Kart is offering multiple test days in Germany and Belgium around the start of the season. Interested drivers and teams are going to be able to assure themselves of the Mach1-chassis’ performance and the professionalism of a factory team.

The successes speak for themselves: In the 2013 season, Mach1 Motorsport caused quite a stir throughout all areas – from club sports to Rotax Max and the X30 classes up to the DKM. In the end, the manufacturer even achieved the third ADAC Kart Masters Championship title in a row.

As a season preparation, the factory team of the German chassis manufacturer Mach1 Kart is offering ample test- and adjustment-drives for customers and others who are also interested. On appointment, the team is going to help with words and deeds and can also, if requested, provide material for the classes KFJ, KF, KZ, Rotax and Rotax DD2, Iame X30 as well as Micro/Mini. Interested drivers and teams can register for the test days by phone (+49 7135 / 9849-0) or via e-mail (info [at] mach1kart [dot] de). These are going to take place between February and April in Genk, Liedolsheim, Wackersdorf and Hahn/Hunsrück.

The Mach1 Motorsport factory team is going to start at all the big national and international races in 2014. Among these are the CIK-FIA European Championship for the classes KF, KFJ and KZ, the German Kart Championship, the ADAC Kart Masters and X30 Euro Finale in Mariembourg. Additionally, more races can be attended on request.

In addition to the factory team, Mach1 Kart is going to enter multiple Mach1 Factory Supported Teams into the races. Scheduled are the Rotax Max Euro Challenge, the Rotax Max Challenges, the ADAC regional series, the German Vega Trophy and many more.

Inquiries from drivers and teams for Germany and abroad are still also welcome.

Test drive dates in 2014:

  • February 20th-22nd: Genk
  • February 27th – March 3rd: Liedolsheim
  • March 22nd-23rd: Wackersdorf
  • April 5th-6th: Hahn

*(All dates depending on the weather, without engagement)

Mach1 stirs up European shifterkart elite

Last weekend, Mach1 Motorsport travelled to the first race of the CIK-FIA KZ2 European Kart Championship at the Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf with their drivers John Norris and Toni Greif. Under best kart racing weather conditions, both drivers gained a ticket to the finals, thereby underlining the German Mach1 kart’s potential.

John Norris broke new ground: It was only the second shifterkart race of the Irish’s career and he performed remarkably. During free trainings, the current leader of the German Kart Championship was already among the top ten and could thereby propitiate team leader Martin Hetschel before qualifying: “Up until now, I’m more than content. John is doing remarkably among this top-class field.” During qualifying, the shifterkart rookie aimed a little too high though and couldn’t get past 43rd position. The following six Heats went equally mixed. In addition to great sixth and eighth places, he also had to deal with a questionable three-second-penalty for noise exceedance and a disqualification. Due to these circumstances, on Saturday evening he was only on 53rd position among the field consisting of 98 drivers.

From 27th starting position, he then gave it his all during the first pre-final. John fought his way through the field, finished on eleventh position and thereby achieved placing among the 34 top drivers. During the final, all of his chances were already crushed during the start though. John lost numerous positions and had to rush after the field. During the following 24 laps, he was then able to re-establish his connection and improved his performance up to 19th place. He was accordingly happy on Sunday evening: “Considering this has been my first official factory entry at the shifterkarts, I did very well. We were really fast throughout the entire weekend and were able to learn a lot. To me, this has primarily been a learning race, which is why we had decided to change a few details of the Chassis- and carburetor-setup for the finals. This didn’t prove too optimal, which is why the lap times were not on our usual level.”

Team mate Toni Greif proved all of his shifterkart experiences during the weekend and was on a level playing field with his competition right from the beginning. But qualifying went a little mixed for him as well: Toni couldn’t be content with 53rd position. He then gained some ground during the Heats and came in on 44th place on the overall list of rankings. He then improved his performance even more during the pre-final: Having started from 22nd position, he came in on the great 14th place, thereby also entering the finals. From 28th starting position, he was able to come as far as 22nd position, but then became the victim of a collision during the course of the race and lost numerous places. With a huge gap between him and the main field, he wasn’t able to get past 27th position in the end.

Despite the mixed finals, team leader Martin Hetschel was very content with the results his drivers achieved on the 1.222m track: “We have proven that Mach1 Kart is also able to stir up the European shifterkart elite, even without factory engines and external tuners. We have learned a lot and will now take these experiences to the second race in Belgian Genk.”

Racing action is waiting for the German Chassis manufacturer next weekend already: the second ranked race of the ADAC Kart Masters will be taking place in Oschersleben.

Mach1 Kart leads DKM

Mach1 Kart is leads DKM with John NorrisEven though the second racing weekend of the German Kart Championship at the Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf did not start ideally for the Mach1 Motorsport team, the German Chassis manufacturer’s driver John Norris still took the overall DKM lead in the end.

At the second race on the 1.222 m long track, the German Kart Championship did justice to its reputation of being one of the strongest racing series in Europe. 150 drivers started in the three grade series DSKM, DJKM and DKM and experienced a very special qualification Saturday. After initial sunshine, dark clouds emerged during the course of the afternoon and a strong rain shower partly flooded the track.

Irish John Norris felt very comfortable under these circumstances. Even though he only came in 14th during qualifying and had one falling out during a Heat, he was able to regulate the damages during the second deployment. John finished on second place and thereby gained 16th starting position for the first final. The sun shone for this race and best track conditions awaited the 34 drivers. John showed a great start and was able to fight his way forward to the great fifth place during the course of the race. He then jumped even further forward during the second race. John won the start and led the field. But in the second lap, he already had to let his pursuer pass him by and drove towards a safe second place. Thereby John became the overall leader of the German Kart Championship. “Our goal this year is winning the Championship. We’re now leading it, but there’s still a lot of work to do until the final in Genk”, said John at the finish line.

Meanwhile, his team mate Manuel Valier had a lot of bad luck. After a strong qualifying and ninth place, the Heats didn’t go according to the Munich resident’s plans. Manuel was only on 23rd starting position for the first final and even had to end this before the start. “That was really bitter for Manuel. His carburator’s needle valve was stuck”, Martin Hetschel explained in the evening. He gave it his all again during the second final though. From the last starting row, he fought his way forward and finished on 15th place. The races went equally mixed for Marco Forrer. The Swiss dropped out of both Heats and was on the last place on Saturday evening. He was then able to improve his position to 21st during the first final. His achievements were not rewarded though. He had to forfeit the second race after an accident.

Toni Greif used the race as preparation for the European Shifterkart Championship and had to go against strong competition. The field was completely filled up, counting 69 participants, and the drivers had to keep their calm during qualifying and the Heats. Toni was on the good 28th place after qualifying, then had diversified Heats and had to try qualifying for the final races in the repechage. He decided to start into this with new tires and qualified for the finals by winning the race. During the first final, he improved his performance up to 17th place and increased his speed even more during the second race. Toni was on the great 8th place in the middle of the race, but then lost a spark plug connector and had to let the whole field pass him by. He only came in 27th after 21 laps and was correspondingly disappointed. “Until the loss of the spark plug connector, everything went really well. I felt great and the Mach1 Shifterkart worked perfectly. After this good performance, I’m now looking forward to the European Championship”. Team leader Martin Hetschel is also very excited for this. “In addition to Toni, John will also start at the KZ2 EM. We have been constantly developing our Shifterkart Chassis over the past few months and are witnessing a continuous enhancement.”

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