April saw delivery of the Teams new trackside support Race truck and awning. Having outgrown the previous truck and looking to provide our drivers with a better working environment the new truck was sourced.
A complete Re Spray white and the bodywork sorted, by our friend at Essexbodies, and new awning design by MDM designs everything was set for its first outing to Rowrah.
Race support is available for all major UK Races, Super 1, Pfi Club races, Whilton Mill Club races, RGMMC X30 Euro Series.
The truck can provide transport for up to 12 karts and the awning big enough to hold 12 drivers with more than enough space. and fully contained no need to go in and out to the van. inside plenty of storage for driver gear and spare parts.
2016 Almost Iame X30 Domination
A year that always looked to be good did not fail to deliver. With a long results list,
Vice European Champions
Vice British Super 1 champions
3rd Junior x30 Super 1championship
4th Senior x30 European championship
Qualifying 4th and 15th in World Championship from 142 karts!
Hkc senior x30 champions
3rd British kartmasters GP
Not only have the results been great so has the growth of the team and the great
family spirit. People seem to forget that the sport we all love is supposed to be
What will 2017 bring?
With preparation already well underway. The team will again focus on the x30
classes and push to secure both the british and European titles. Driver line up
looks to be strong with the return of nearly all drivers and a few key new
An investment in a new race truck and large wrap around awning will allow us to
provide a better and much larger working environment and now means we can cater for
2 further drivers.
We will continue our partnership with Paul Carr for engine support and work along
side him to develop this area and to provide the best possible product and track
The Mach1 kart again will be the product of choice after a great 2016 a few tweaks
over the winter look to strengthen its position as arguably the only real “other
To arrange a test or find out more information on how we can help you with your
racing feel free to contact us.
With good testing before the event showing great speed the teams hopes were rightly
high when arriving in le mans for the race.
And as the test days unfolded this proved itself with pace that would see us right
at the front from both Brett Ward and Ollie Varney. With other senior drivers Davey
Shepherd and Luke Van Harwarde gradually improving session by session.
Qualifying saw this continue with Ward taking p2 and varney p4 in group. Which would
mean Ward would start pole for most of his heats and varney on row 3. Not bad from
144 drivers. Shepherd and Van Harwarde would secure mid pack starts.
The heats started well with Ward never out of the top 4 and Varney a few places back.
First race friday saw Ward get hit clean off at the start resulting in a Non finish
which would in turn cost him a front 2 row start in the grand final. Varney
continued with solid finishes. Shepherd at time just outside the top 10 but also at
times becoming involved in incidents, a similar story with van Harwarde.
Ward would line up 17th in the main final and varney right behind.
In finals day warm up ward was p2 so hopes were still high. But in the pre final
both droped to nearly last after a crash at turn 1. Then a great drive back to 17th
and 18th with 2nd and 3rd fastest lap times still on old tyres when many had gone
new meant there was still a chance.
Ward in the grand final was again driven over at the start and damaged his exhaust
meaning a retirement. Varney had a good start but the new set of tyres just not
working well he eventually finished a creditable 14th.
Who know where Ward would have finished if he had started further forward as his
results and speed deserved. Certainly in the race thats for sure. But thats
Also mention for Rached Ghanhem in juniors from lebanon who improved greatly through
testing. Qualifyied mid pack a had some great heats at times with pace inside the
Overall a credit to the team and Mach1kart. To again run right at the front as we
have done all year.