The once German Kart manufacture Mach1 Kart travelled last weekend to the first of sixth rounds of the ADAC Kart Masters. The team started in three classes and was very successful
In the IAME X30 junior class Luca Walther from Bermaringen represented the blue colours of the team. The youngster was the whole weekend very fast and lies after the qualifying on the second place. In the two final races Luca fought for the victory, he was very next to the leader, but didn’t find any way to overtake him. At the end he finished each race on the brilliant second position.
With 64 pilots the international KF3 was the strongest class at the weekend. For Mach 1 Motorsport Mario Abbate went on the track. In the time practise he started very slowly and was placed on the 38th place. The next two heats were much better. Luca went trough the field and take position 24 in the starting grid for the first final. After turbulent 16 laps, Mario was 12th. In the last race of the weekend, Mario had many position battles and drooped down to rank 15th.
The third team member started in the KF2. Lucas Speck from Hilden had a great start and was fourth after the qualifying. After position four and nine in the qualification heats, Lucas was eight before the first final races. These were very turbulent und Lucas lost some positions, but at the end he was 12th and 20th and very happy with his results.
In addition to the ADAC Kart Masters races Lucas take also place with Mach1 Motorsport in the CIK-FIA U18 World Cup. Team manager Martin Hetschel told that other pilots in the World Cup are welcome: “After the first edition last year we are very happy with our results. The Mach1 kart was very fast on each track. In 2011 there is also a race in Bahrain, which makes things even more exciting.“
To reduce the transport costs, the CIK-FIA collect all race equipment at the second round in France and shipped it to Bahrain. The costs are covered by the organizers. But before these big races, the team will start at the second round of the Rotax Euro Challenge in Wackersdorf (Germany) in a few weeks.