|17. October 2019||Back to news overview »|
The last decisions of this exciting German Electric-Kart-Championship (DEKM) season are going to be made within the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Italian Sarno (October 22th – 26th). Two drivers have realistic chances of winning the title: Luka Wlömer and Jasin Ferati. The DEKM calendar for 2020 is already planned prior to the final as well.
Racing premiere on the Circuito Internazionale di Napoli
There is one premiere after the other in the German Electric-Kart-Championship. After the debut in Ampfing two weeks ago, the first electric kart racing series in the world is going to travel on to Italy. The location of the final races is the 1,547m long race track in Sarno (Italy). 40km away from Naples, the track is at the foot of the Vesuv, the only active volcano on the European continent. The track is known for high speeds and thrilling windshadow duels due to its long start-finish-straight.
Wlömer or Ferrati – who is going to be DEKM Champion 2019?
After four events spread over Germany and Belgium, Luka Wlömer is leading the championship with 245 points. The Berlin resident has been at the top of the international field of participants since the kick-off in Wackersdorf and doesn’t want to give this up on the home stretch now: “My clear goal is winning the championship. I will start calmly and level-headed and will try to finish the races as best as I can.” Swiss Jasin Ferati wants to prevent him from doing so. He is only 28 points behind the leading driver. He just celebrated victories in Genk and Ampfing and thus keeps the fight for the title exciting. “It’s going to be a difficult task to oust Luka from the top. I want to take things race by race and want to give my best”, he said guardedly in his interview.
20-year-jubilee of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals
This year, the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals are taking place for the 20th time and thus celebrate a small jubilee. The best drivers in the world of the different national Rotax-Championships are going to compete against each other at the world final. The E-karts of the DEKM were already present within the framework last year, but it wasn’t their season final then. This time, the drivers from eight nations are still fighting for important championship points. “We are proud of the fact that the DEKM with the unified Rotax THUNDeR E-karts is an integral part of the Grand Finals”, said BRP-Rotax General Manager Peter Ölsinger. “This reflects the new huge interest in the E-kart and is a step towards the future with a completely new way of racing”, Ölsinger continued.
Racing action from Tuesday until Saturday
On Tuesday (October 22nd) the kick-off to the DEKM-final is going to take place with the registration and the first free practices. In four tests all in all, the drivers can get used to the track in Sarno, before the first decisions are going to be made on Wednesday at qualifying. Just like during the course of the year, the program is going to consist of two packages with a qualifying, a pre-final and a final respectively. The new champion is going to be certain after the second final at noon on Saturday. All trainings and races are going to be accompanied from Wednesday on by the official live-stream of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals on www.dekm.de.
DEKM is going to start at all five races of the DKM in 2020
The calendar of the German Electric Kart Championship 2020 is already finished prior to the final. The electric kart racing series is going to start at all five events of the German Kart Championship. The season is going to start at the beginning of May in Bavarian Ampfing, then continues in Wackersdorf and Kerpen. At the end of August the second half of the season is going to start on the new race track in Mülsen (Saxony). The final is then going to take place on the first weekend of October in Belgian Genk.
DEKM-racing calendar 2020:
May 8th – 10th 2020 – Ampfing
June 5th – 7th 2020 – Wackersdorf
July 17th – 19th 2020 – Kerpen
August 28th – 30th 2020 – Mülsen
October 2nd – 4th 2020 – Genk (BEL)