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The MLC Team Expand Product and Service Line up

 

The UK Based team will move its operation into the Paul Carr racing facility in Shipston on Stour. The pupose built 4000sq ft buiding will become the teams new home from the end of July. Along with the move a new engine building division of the business will be created working alongside Paul Carr and making the most of his 25 years experience. Whilst the Paul Carr racing operation will remain the same.

The move sees the team move into arguably one of the best karting facilities in the UK, and with access to some of the best equipment and dyno. This will help the team push forward and provide a better service and product for our customers.

The Paul Carr Racing Brand also has a long history working with the OTK product, therefor the MLC Motorsport Race Team are pleased to announce they will once again offer the Kosmic version of the very successful OTK Tonykart chassis to its drivers.

This should strengthen the position of the team and also give our drivers a choice said team Manager Lee Murray. In the early days of the team we ran the Kosmic Chassis as an agent via Paul Carr racing, with good success. The first time MLC have ran an OTK kart for 2 years, two weeks ago at PFI our driver was collecting trophies and with the 2nd fastest lap, from the strong 50 kart grid.

A new livery designed by Jake Designs will be run on all karts, and can now offer race support in all X30 classes to any OTK kart or obviously the Mach1 product that we have run for the last few years. Race support ranging from £65 per day for small Club races.

Kosmic Rolling Chassis are available now £2950.00.

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Mach1 Rolling Chassis available now £2595.00

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for more information or to arrange a test in any of the iame X30 Classes please feel free to contact us.

info@mlcmotorsport.co.uk

New Track side Support Race Truck and Awning

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.

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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.

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2016 season summary and 2017 plans

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
  • 14national podiums.

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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
fun.

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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
signings.

 
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
side support.

 
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
option”

 
To arrange a test or find out more information on how we can help you with your
racing feel free to contact us.

Call: +44 (0) 7701065325
Email:
info@mlcmotorsport.co.uk
Twitter: @mlcmotorsport
Facebook: MLC Motorsport

Iame X30 International Final Le Mans 2016

Le Mans x30 world finals.

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.

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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.

 

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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
racing…

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
top 5.

Overall a credit to the team and Mach1kart. To again run right at the front as we
have done all year.
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Junior X30 and Senior X30 Podiums at LGM Round 1

The first round of the LGM Series at Pfi was to be one of the biggest events the UK has seen for some time. With Over 80 entries in both the Junior X30 and Senior X30 classes showing the Iame engine is now the engine of choice in the UK. The entry list was something to behold with the senior grid boasting world champions, European champions and British champions.

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The Mach1 UK team had been in fine form building up to the event and infact collected trophies all but one weekend since the turn of the year! and on the podium at every race at PFI. Early testing confirmed the speed with Brett Ward instantly on the pace if not setting the pace in Senior X30. Team mate Patrick Kibble doing the same in juniors and at times in the wet sessions seemingly in a class of his own. The Mach1 product powered by Paul Carr engines working well in the wet and the dry.

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Qualifying was set to be important with such large grids, and the pace continued for Kibble in Juniors putting himself in the right place for a good last Lap and qualified 4th in his group 10th overall. Similar story with Ward although in the hardest group with the 3 drivers we considered to be main competitors again 4th in group and 9th overall. although a better last sector on the final flying lap would have put him 2nd.

The rest of the team had mixed fortunes, Tom Douglas in juniors coming straight back after breaking his arm had engine troubles similar story for Davey Shepherd and Gus Lawrence having to use a spare motor to bolt on last minute to qualify on. Rino Russo had a steady run in the middle of the pack a vast improvement for him from 4 months out of the kart.

The Pre Finals were great races in juniors Kibble finished 3rd after a great race, and Ward again finishing 3rd after trading places for 2nd most of the race.

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this left both drivers starting 8th for the main event. Kibble in juniors had a pretty good start up to 5th and gradually caught the leading pack after trading a few places the race settled down with him in a comfortable 4th place but by this point the lead 3 had broken away leaving him with a lonely last few laps but lapping at the leaders pace.

In Senior Ward had to do it a little harder, dropping to 11th after the first lap, gradually picked his way through the field up to 4th where he would remain by this time to much to do to catch the leader but again with great speed.

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Overall A great team effort and the Mach1 the ONLY kart to place in the top 4 in juniors and seniors. A true testament to the product and the team.

Any teams interested in becoming a re selling agent and start winning please get in touch.

Interested Drivers please get in touch to arrange a test.

Drives available for the IAme X30 European Open and Euro Series.

info@mlcmotorsport.co.uk

 

Arrive and Drive Packages For Iame X30 European Events

Mach1 UK Factory team MLC Motorsport are pleased to be representing the German brand at the major Iame X30 races in 2016. The UK based team have been at the forefront of the X30 classes since their introduction into the UK a little over 2 years ago. With the 2015 season a huge success and no less than six different drivers gracing national level podiums, and running right at the front of the World finals. This mixed with direct factory support MLC are the perfect choice for any driver looking to compete in X30 on the European stage.

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Packages are available for the Following races:

  • Iame European Open          15th – 19th June      PFi (England)
  • Iame Euro Series round 1   19th – 22nd May     Castelleto (Italy)
  • Iame Euro Series round 2   14th – 17th July       Zuerra (Spain)
  • British Kart Grand Prx       4th – 7th August      PFi (England)

Also have drives available for the British Super 1 Championship, Unfortunatly we are now full and operating a waiting list for the British LGM series.

Using the Latest 2016 Mach1 FIA5 Chassis and Engine support from one of the Best X30 Tuners in the world expectations are rightly high.

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Iame European Open @PFI UK  15 – 19th June
Package,

Full Kart hire & Support. £275.00 Per Day
inc: Chassis engines carberetors, race support, awning space, fuel,
coaching, technical support and Data.

Engine Hire and Support Per day £220.00
Inc: Engine, Carberetors, race support, awning space, fuel, Coaching,
technical support and Data.

Support Only £100 per Day
Inc: race support, awning space, fuel, Coaching, technical support and Data.

 

Rgmmc Euro Series        Round 1 Castelleto Italy 19 – 22 May
Package,                          Round 2 Zuerra Spain 14-17 July
 Full Kart hire & Support. £395.00 Per Day
inc: Chassis engines carberetors, race support, awning space, fuel,
coaching, technical support and Data.

Engine Hire and Support Per day £320.00
Inc: Engine, Carberetors, race support, awning space, fuel, Coaching,
technical support and Data.

Support Only £250 per Day
Inc: race support, awning space, fuel, Coaching, technical support and Data.

 

British Kart Grand Prix PFI England 04 – 07 August
Package,

Full Kart hire & Support. £275.00 Per Day
inc: Chassis engines carberetors, race support, awning space, fuel,
coaching, technical support and Data.

Engine Hire and Support Per day £220.00
Inc: Engine, Carberetors, race support, awning space, fuel, Coaching,
technical support and Data.

Support Only £100 per Day
Inc: race support, awning space, fuel, Coaching, technical support and Data.

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For more information please email: info@mlcmotorsport.co.uk

 

 

Two years Experience with the Iame X30 Started here

It was now over two years since the MLC UK factory team began testing the Iame x30 engine. and the results for the team shows why this early move has paid off. Certainly statistically the most succesfull X30 team in the UK across both the junior and senior classes, and with many different drivers.

  • 6 different drivers on the podium at national level
  • London Cup Champions
  • Anglian Cup Champions
  • Over 20 race wins
  • Over 50 fastest Laps

If your interested in the Mach1 Kart the prefect choice for X30 email the team info@mlcmotorsport.co.uk

 

 

Iame X30 World Finals Le Mans 2015

The Mach1 UK Factory team MLC Motorsport travelled to Le Mans for the 2015 X30 World Finals with four drivers and with high hopes after topping some of the time sheets the year before.

Initial testing looked positive on the weekend before with all drivers showing good pace. This continued into the official practice sessions with both the senior and junior drivers posting times towards the front.

In timed qualifying MLC junior driver Cameron Boedler was topping the time sheets right through the session, looking good for P1 until the dying seconds, getting caught in traffic and dropping to a respectable 4th in group.

In Seniors it was a similar story with Australian Driver Paul Pittam posting times towards the front of the 128 kart grid!Eventually qualifying 6th in group only to receive a exclusion, which lead to him overtaking a total of 62 karts over the five heats.

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The heats were mixed for all drivers. Boedler making straight through to the Grand final in 14th from the 78 kart grid with team mate Sam Cornwell starting on the front row of the B Final, of which he lead for some time eventually finishing 3rd. The seniors had a little too much to do after the exclusion and finished in the middle of the 128 kart senior grid.

The Junior X30 grand final was a hard battle, MLC driver Boedler didn’t have the best start but made up places to eventually finish 14th posting lap times capable of the podium - if not better. A great achievement for the 13 year old.

Again the MLC team proved the they have what it takes to compete at the highest level and that the Mach1 Kart is the perfect choice for the Iame X30 classes.

Mach1 and Iame X30 the perfect combination in May

May was to be non stop for the Mach1 UK Factory team MLC Motorsport with five races over five weekends. This to include 2 rounds of the Little Green Man National Championship (LGM)

The first weekend saw the team at Pfi Kart circuit for the May club meeting, and the MLC team hit the ground running, with drivers Ollie Varney and Gus Lawrence setting some of the fastest times wet and dry in testing. Business continued on Sunday with a one two in one of the heats, and most of the fastest laps as well. A non finish in a heat meant Varney had some work to do in the final, but charged through from 8th to take the win, Lawrence catching the leading pack when he had to retire with a broken side pod, even though catching the battle for 2nd whilst holding it up with one hand!! Varney also securing the fastest lap by a dominating margin.

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Larkhall round of the LGM series was on the third weekend, considering the track is 7 hours from the workshops the team hit the track setting some of the fastest times in Junior and senior X30 on the official practice day. Come race day the changeable weather conditions made things very tricky with showers all day. But the same great pace continued through the heats, the team scored fastest laps in junior x30 and race wins in seniors. The result of which meant a Pole position start for senior driver Josh Hatton. Hatton lead the opening laps before dropping to 2nd and then remaining there for the rest of the race finishing behind Rotax world champion Oliver Hodgson, a great result from the nearly 50 kart field and the most competitive grid in the UK.

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The following weekend it was the Juniors time to shine at the Whilton Mill club round. Great pace from the relatively in experienced Davey Shepherd on Saturday testing, left the team with good hopes for the racing the following day. Shepherd having mixed heats including a non finish left him on grid 15 from 34 for the main final. The race that followed was great to watch as the MLC Mach1 driver came through with overtake after overtake to take the Win!! and with the fastest lap along the way. The first of many to come no doubt.

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The Final weekend of the month again at Whilton Mill for the LGM tour, had big and strong grids for both junior and senior x30. the test day again saw the MLC drivers both junior and senior posting some of the fastest times. Race day saw mixed fortunes for the drivers, Senior drivers Hatton and Lawrence had good solid heats including a win, and would line up 3rd and 5th for the final. The juniors however were involved in incidents leaving them with much lower grid positions than deserved with 19th 21st and 30th for Davey Shepherd, Samuel Cornwell and Jake Bowman respectively.

The senior final was always going to be a great spectacle with Multiple British champions, world champions, GP winners galore lining up in the top ten. MLC Mach1 UK drivers Lawrence and Hatton made their way to the front and running 1st and 2nd for a fair period. Hatton then got pushed wide and into the battle of the pack, But Lawrence continued to charge on, leading 3/4 of the race only for a technical problem slowing his progress in the later laps, eventually holding on for a well deserved 4th place, from the strong 45 kart grid. Hatton eventually recovering to finish 8th.

 

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Juniors saw Unbelievable speed from the Mach 1 Drivers, with Davey Shepherd coming through to 4th from 21st and Jake Bowman all the way from the back to take 8th place!! with great pace. Cornwell also having the same speed but getting caught in a mid field battle which he eventually cleared to finish mid pack.

May has proven even further that the Mach1 Kart is the perfect choice for the Iame X30 class, taking 16 fastest laps, 2 wins, 6 podiums. for more information or to arrange a test please feel free to get in touch, info@mlcmotorsport.co.uk

Mach1 UK Team Setting the Pace Everywhere In Iame X30

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.

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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..

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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.

Feel free to get in touch if you want to test the 2015 Mach1 Kart that is taking the Iame X30 Class by storm.

info@mlcmotorsport.co.uk