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.
Mach1 Rolling Chassis available now £2595.00
for more information or to arrange a test in any of the iame X30 Classes please feel free to contact us.
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.
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.
With the on going success with the Mach1 kart in the UK, MLC Motorsports team Manager Lee Murray headed off to Wakersdorf Germany for the second round of the DKM championship. The overall idea of the visit was to build on an already strong relationship as well as exchange ideas and give detailed feedback. The weekend also provided a great opportunity to visit the factory based two and a half hours away in Brakenheim. On arrival the track in South East Germany was bathed in glorious sunshine giving very high levels of grip and very challenging conditions for both equipment and driver but with rain forcast over the weekend it was not going to be straightforward weekend regarding track conditions.
When the race weekend had finished we were invited to the Mach1 factory based in Brackenhiem. This gave a great insite into the whole process of how the karts are made from the design stage all the way through to the end product. With a high number of key components manufactured in-house it was certainly an eye opening experience to see a sprocket carrier in its raw state before seeing any machine work. What was clear from the moment you walk through the door is that efficiency and attention to detail are taken to the next level. After a site tour from Martin Hetchel we sat down to offer feedback for ongoing development work and prototype parts.