Michael, real kart racing fan as well as key figure of the German motorsport association, was taking part in the Rhein Main Kart Cup in KZ2 on 30 March. Following a messy start, he got pushed wide by a fellow driver and hit the side barriers on the homestraight.
A tragic fatality, but the German circuit seems to be burdened by a curse, having already been closed in 2009 as a result of another fatal accident, which involved the young, unforgotten European KZ2 Champion Thomas Knopper.
Weichert, who would have been 50 on 6 April, was married to Annelie, to whom we extend our heartfelt condolences.
In the video by RheinMainTV, the sequence of the accident
01/04/14 - News & Previews
Author: Vroomkart International
The German circuit is once again hit by tragedy following the fatal accident that involved Michael Weichert, race organizer and member of the DMV, the German Motorsport Association.