This weekend, a premiere awaits the participants of the German Kart Championship – for the first time, the highest German kart racing series will make a guest appearance in the Arene E in Mülsen. With the start of the second half of the season, the fight for the championship titles also begins.
From Friday on the drivers of the five-predicate series of the German Kart Championship will fight for victories and championship points not far from Zwickau in Saxony. The 1,315-meter-long Arena E in Mülsen was opened in August 2019 and is characterized by a mix of long straights and tight curves. The long pit wall, which gives the impression of an oval race in America, is unique in Germany.
The DKM premiere was actually planned for 2020, but the Corona pandemic messed up all plans of last year. However, now the time has finally come – pilots from more than 20 nations are facing up to the challenge. The focus is particularly on the fight for the championship titles. No decision has yet been made in all five predicates. The races can be experienced up close again in the well-known live stream of the DKM. On Saturday and Sunday, more than 16 hours of live broadcast.
Is there already a preliminary decision in the title fight?
Akshay Bohra (TB Racing Team) has the best chance of an early title decision in the German Junior Kart Championship. The young racing driver already has a lead of 52 points over his German pursuer Maxim Rehm (Ricky Flynn Motorsport) and could already make the cut prematurely in Mülsen. In all other categories, it is much closer. In the DKM, Niels Tröger (SRP Racing Team) travels to Mülsen as the frontrunner and wants to further expand his top position at his home race. In the championship, however, seven drivers can still have hope for the championship trophy.
The drivers in the two shifter kart categories DSKM and DSKC are also close together. Senna van Walstijn (CPB Sport) and Jakob Bergmeister (SRP Racing Team) will be the leaders. For the German Electric Kart Championship (DEKM) it is already the second appearance this season in Mülsen and at the same time the season finale. The French driver Oscar Pellemele (191 points) followed by Aleksi Jalava (157 points) from Finland and the two Dutch drivers Jens van der Heijden (131 points) and Luca Nieuwenhuizen (130 points) make up the title fight among themselves.
On Saturday, the racers will contest the qualifying sessions and heats, on Sunday a total of nine final races await. All information about the race weekend is also available for review in the DMSB portal: https://www.dmsb-sport.de/Int_DMSB_Kartrennen_Muelsen_DKM_12272/