April and May have been busy months for the MLC Motorsport team, with busy regular club meetings along with two rounds of the LGM Series for X30.
In the first round of the LGM series at Pfi, the teams senior drivers were impressing with great pace three of them in the top 10 form the 72 kart field, qualifying saw Mach1 UK driver Gus Lawrence put it on the front row, with the rest of the team not far off, the racing was tough and saw Lawrence having a bad start in the final eventually finishing 11th with team mate Josh Hatton coming through to 12th after technical problems in the heats.
The following week saw the team straight to Kimbolton for the second round, where again 60 kart grid in senior x30 the biggest races the UK has seen for a long time. What was about to occur is un heard of at this level, Gus Lawrence was to post fastest laps in every single race!! clearly the fastest kart on track, only a poor start in the final dropping to 18th cost him what should have been a drive away win, he eventually raced back through to a creditable 6th passing various champions along the way and again posting the fastest lap.
Two weeks after at Whilton Mill it was the juniors time to shine, with Davey Shepherd setting essentially fastest laps and driving some great heats against much more experienced drivers to give him a well earned 5th grid position for the A Final from 47 kart grid, unfortunately on a second slow roll up lap his engine oiled up, meaning starting way off the back of the pack. The Essex based Shepherd kept his head down to drive back to a mid pack finish with great pace. Jake Bowman also showing strong pace eventually finished 13th having to race a damaged kart from an earlier incident. It seemed like the results were eluding us, even at times being in a class of our own..
Then came Pfi, again the blistering pace continued the MLC Mach1 drivers Gus Lawrence and Ollie Varney Posting fastest laps between them a 1st and 2nd in a heat, they really were commanding the grid. A wet final saw Varney make his way to the front and then just drive away to win by 6 seconds! Lawrence running 5th and 2nd fastest on track at that stage only to his team mate, had to retire with a broken side pod, else a double podium would have been the result. However a dominant win from Varney was a great result.
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The March TVKC club meeting at the Pf international circuit once again hosted arguably the best x30 grids so far with nearly 40 drivers in both the the senior and junior class, both bigger than the Rotax grids.
Off the back of our previous months success our hopes were rightly high, and Saturday testing proved to be strong, at times posting fastest times and looking good for the Sunday.
In timed qualifying the senior drivers putting themselves 5th and 7th far enough forward to race for the win, in Juniors 5th and 8th in group was solid and again close enough to the front for a good result.
The Senior Pre Final was fairly un eventful with the drivers ending up where they started with good pace, after discussing through the data some small changes were made to chassis setup and the final was a different story with Ollie Varney storming through to finish 2nd and battling for the lead and Josh Hatton a creditable 4th in his first race for three months.
This also secured Victory in the TVKC Winter championship, “we deserved the Championship but had to come from behind after an engine failure in the first round left us with a non finish, without this we would have won it with a big margin but kept us on our toes, and a credit to the whole team and a great double podium again” Said team Manager Lee Murray.
The juniors not so lucky in the racing good overall pace but seemed to be involved in every incident on track. Leaving a mix of non finishes and battling back up through the pack.
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At the end of the year 2014, Mach1 Kart was able to look back on a successful season and is already working on the continuation of this in the future. In addition to a new chassis called Mach1 FIA5, the Swabians presented a brand-new brake system for the shifterkart classes and numerous detail improvements regarding the attachment parts.
The year 2014 has been a good one for the German chassis manufacturer. The team from Meimsheim was able to impress nationally as well as internationally and celebrated a huge success due to the X30 Shifter overall victory at the X30 International Final in Le Mans. Additionally, they achieved second place at the KZ2 EM-run in Wackersdorf. At the German Shifterkart Championship, the team drove in the forefront as well.
Mach1 Kart wants to grow further next season and is creating the basis for this with the newly homologated chassis FIA5 A01. The model was developed completely new with help of modern computer simulation and has been optimized during numerous test drives. It has got an even better handling than its forerunner – also new are CNC-routed aluminum pedals and lighter cover parts.
After first test drives Martin Hetschel was excited about the performance: “A really great chassis. The kart is even easier to drive and provides a high precision on varying grip conditions.”