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In 2001, Sebastian Vettel won the German Junior Kart Championship, now the four-time Formula 1 World Champion is returning to the German Kart Championship (DKM). As patron, the Heppenheim born driver supports the junior motorsport drivers. The DKM is known as the steppingstone to professional motorsports.


Sebastian Vettel's motorsport career already began in 1995. He gathered numerous victories and Championship titles as bambini and thereby set the basis for his later successes. Vettel started at the German Kart Championship three times and won the junior title in 2001. Additionally he won the Junior European Kart Championship in the same year, won the Monaco Kart Cup and the venerable kart race in Paris-Bercy.


Despite his switch to Formula racing and four Formula 1 World Championship titles, the 27-year-old has never lost his passion for kart racing: "The DKM is a strong racing series and provides a great steppingstone into motorsports for young drivers. Due to the new point system, from 2015 on the ten best drivers after the heats are going to collect Championship points as well. This makes the racing series even more attractive and is going to cause extra excitement at the end of the year. Additionally all races are going to be broadcast live via online-stream. I'm looking forward to the races and hope that the Formula 1 calendar will allow me to come take a look myself and drive karts with the boys and girls."


"Sebastian Vettel is the best example of successful youth development work. From the DKM he achieved rising to Formula racing and is now one of the most successful race drivers in the world. It's great that he never lost touch with his roots and is now getting involved in the German Kart Championship as its patron. To the young drivers, Sebastian Vettel is an equally big role model as Michael Schumacher was to a whole generation of race drivers", says Hans-Joachim Stuck, president of the German Motorsports Foundation (DMSB e.V.).


The German Kart Championship is one of the strongest kart racing series in the world and is going to start into its new season from May 2nd - 3rd. At the Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf more than 100 drivers are expected in the three grade series DKM, DJKM and DSKM. All in all, the season includes five racing events. After Wackersdorf the DKM is also going to take place in Belgian Genk, Ampfing, Oschersleben and on the Erftlandring in Kerpen for its big finale.

 

 

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Auto > Auto Sport Academy

Pilote > Timothy Peisselon

Timothy Peisselon (BiralART/Parilla) a vécu un week-end de course particulièrement intéressant lors de la dernière épreuve de la WSK Super Master Series sur le circuit de Sarno. Le fait d'avoir pu profiter de circonstances favorables pour mettre en valeur sa rapidité lors des essais qualificatifs de la KF-Junior à permis au protégé de Philippe Bianchi de découvrir la course en tête durant les manches qualificatives.

 

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Le 4e temps réalisé dans son groupe, le 2e, lors des chronos est une performance remarquable à mettre au seul crédit de Timothy et de son matériel. Une petite dose de chance (sous la forme d'un groupe 1 très agité) a voulu que son résultat se transforme en 4e position au classement général, avec comme conséquence des départs de manches depuis la 1ère ligne. Tout fier de porter un nouveau casque aux couleurs évoquant celles de Jules Bianchi, Timothy a su gérer la pression de cette situation inédite pour lui pour découvrir les avantages de la course aux avant-postes. Pointé dans le top 10 des deux premières, il terminait ensuite 2e et 5e, ses meilleurs résultats à ce jour en KF-Junior.

 

Classé 9e à l'issue des manches, Timothy ne pouvait malheureusement pas continuer sur le même rythme dans les phases finales. Les courses se faisaient plus agressives, sa machine était moins performante et son expérience encore limitée dans cette catégorie internationale ne lui permettait pas de conserver son rang. Qu'importe, Timothy est en phase d'apprentissage pour sa première saison de KF-Junior au sortir de la catégorie Cadet en France et le bilan de Sarno est très positif sur ce plan.

 

 

Info Kartcom / © Photo KSP


Presse > Royaume Uni

29/04/15 - 11:04

Kartlink Newsletter #66

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Welcome to the Kartlink Newsletter, our weekly roundup of what's going on in the world of karting.

 

Hot Topics

CIK bumpers to return

Sounds like they are now going to move up rather than drop down
All Kartlink posts on the bumpers

 

Karts for Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals announced

Sodi, BirelART and Praga


Super One entries

The first round was at the weekend and the entry lists were announced a few days before - entries were down in most classes.

 

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Race Reports

WSK Super Master Series, Sarno
Asia-Pacific KF Championship, Sugo
Super One Series - no report yet but results are here


More from Kartlink

Upcoming events for 2nd-3rd May
2015 Champions - updated 28th April

 

 

Info Kartlink


Pilot > France

For the second race of the season in the 2015 French F4 Championship, the French driver Giuliano Alesi will race at the famous Bugatti circuit at Le Mans. The leader of the general standings at 8.5 points ahead of the second-placed driver, he is ready to do battle on the 4185m Manceau track on Friday 1st May during the first free practice.

 

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Giuliano Alesi: "I am very happy to return to Le Mans where, like my opponents, I have completed many tests this winter. This means the differences between us may be very tight. Even though I arrive at this event as Championship leader, I know that I still have a lot to learn and that it is a long way until the end of the season."


There are three races on the programme with one qualifying session lasting 25-30 minutes.


The starting grid for the first race will be determined by the second best time of each driver in the qualifying session. The starting grid for the second race will be determined by the result of Race 1. The top ten ranking in Race 1 will start in reverse order (reverse grid) for Race 2. The other drivers will start in order of finishing Race 1. The starting grid for the third race will be based on the best time of each driver in the qualifying session.


Schedule:

Friday 1st May: collective testing at 10:15 and qualifying at 17:20
Saturday, 2nd May: Race 1 at 10:40, Race 2 at 16:55
Sunday, 3rd May: Race 3 at 12:10


Follow the races live on www.gt-tour.fr

 

 

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