|27. July 2021||Back to news overview »|
Four winners in four races: The season of the German Electric Kart Championship in 2021 is more balanced than ever before. In Genk, Belgium, (July 30 – August 01) the innovative high performance e-kart racing series is now entering the second half of the season. Once again, drivers from eight nations will be at the start.
Three weeks after the guest appearance as part of the Rotax MAX Challenge Germany, the DEKM returns to the framework of the German Kart Championship and is now completing its third event on the international racetrack in Genk.
Exciting title fight expected in the second half
French driver Oscar Pellemele is doing the same as last year’s champion Luka Wlömer this season. Although he has not won a race so far, he convinces with great consistency and leads in the overall standings with a lead of six points. The first chaser is Aleksi Jalava: The Finnish driver was the most successful driver in Wackersdorf with a victory and was also on the winner’s podium in Mülsen.
In partly alternating weather conditions, however, the victories in the Arena E went to Theo Kekati from the United Arab Emirates and the Dutch driver Luca Nieuwenhuizen. The duo also follows in third and fourth place in the overall standings and figures their chances of winning the title.
Genk back in the DEKM race calendar
After a one-year break, the DEKM will be back in Genk, Belgium, next weekend. The 1.360-kilometer race track is located not far from the Dutch border and is one of the top international race tracks. A modern layout with long straights and challenging curve passages offers plenty of room for exciting battles. For the Project E20 E-Kart from BRP-Rotax, it will be the first race in Genk next weekend. In 2018 and 2019, the e-kart drivers competed there with the first generation of the e-kart, the Rotax THUNDER.
Events on Saturday and Sunday in the livestream
From Saturday morning on, the events from Genk can be followed in the livestream and live timing on www.dekm.de. The races on Saturday will take place at 2:30 pm and 5:05 pm. On Sundays, the participants go on their journey at 1:55 pm and 4:35 pm.
Excerpt from the championship ranking after 4 of 8 final rounds:
1. Pellemele, Oscar (FRA) 120 points
2. Jalava, Aleksi (FIN) 114 points
3. Nieuwenhuizen, Luca (NLD) 87 points
4. Kekati, Theo (UAE) 80 points
5. Spiezia, Ellis (USA) 65 points