|11. February 2019||Back to news overview »|
The second season of the German Electric Kart Championship (DEKM) will start with the test days in Lonato (ITA) in April. In total, the talented young drivers have to compete on five race weekends in three countries as part of the German Kart Championship (DKM). “Attractive prize funds are without doubt an important incentive in motorsports,” emphasizes Oliver Schielein, Managing Director of DEKM promoter IKmedia. “This year, we will be giving out cash prizes of €38,500 in total.”
Focus on equal opportunities and performance
Tires, the weight of the e-karts and test days will be fixed before the races to ensure equal conditions for all drivers and to establish a sustainable racing series. The high performance Rotax THUNDeR racing e-kart has a maximum acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 3.5. sec and reaches a top speed of 130 km/h. The Rotax THUNDeR features a Rotax ePowerpack, a new Sodi Sigma DD2 chassis and Vega tires. The e-karts will be assigned to the participants at random.
The central fielding of all vehicles will create identical starting conditions for all young racing talents and will balance any economic disadvantages in the cost-intensive motorsport, putting the focus on racing skills.
To the prize package together with the partners
“We want to give the young drivers the opportunity to refinance their involvement in the DEKM to a certain extent,” explains Schielein, who used to be a race driver himself. “We are therefore pleased that, together with our partners, we were able to generate a prize fund which is highly attractive for karting.”
Focus on drivers’ performance and commitment
“Fair distribution of the prize fund was important to us,” highlights Oliver Schielein. The winner of the second season of the DEKM, for example, will receive €10,000. The prize fund will be distributed as follows:
In addition, the best rookie will be rewarded with €5,000. €2,500 for the best communication strategy provide an additional incentive. During the test days in Lonato (Italy), a media workshop will be held which is specially designed for the DEKM participants. It will teach the young talents vital lessons in connection with their own media appearances.
DEKM welcomes RAVENOL as a new partner
Since its foundation in 1946, RAVENOL has stood for innovative, modern and reliable products “made in Germany”. Since 2004, the company has also been active in national and international motorsports and has been the official lubricant partner of the Racing Point F1 team since 2018. From the 2019 season, RAVENOL will support the pioneering work of the DEKM in kart racing and support the fledgling racing series with its own motorsports experience.