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18. July 2012
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With this win in the first finals race, the Kart sport junior Arlind Hoti managed his breakthrough in the German racing series with the most participants. After a great pursuit, the Mannheim native was able to overcome his opponents and celebrate his greatest victory in this series. Starting from fifth place, he was once again able to move up to first place in the second race of the day.

The German Kart sport community gathered this past weekend at Liedolsheim near Karlsruhe in Baden-Württemberg for the second-last race of the ADAC Kart Masters 2012. Once again, full starting grids and simply unforeseeable weather offered ideal framework conditions for an exciting Kart sports event in Germany’s strongest racing series.

Together with his KSM-Motorsport team, Arlind Hoti was able to determine good settings for the 1060 meter long Kart sports course in the open training sessions, which put the Mannheim native in an excellent position for the subsequent qualification training. With a lap time of just 44.597 seconds, the Tony Kart driver was able to gain fourth place and secure himself correspondingly good starting positions for the heats.

The qualifying rounds, during which the KF3 juniors also want to improve their starting positions in addition to qualifying for the final heats, are traditionally characterized by thrilling and close duels. After taking the lead for a while, Hoti made a slight braking error on the dirty track sections and ended up winning fifth place in both heats, resulting in the fourth starting position for the first final race.

Thus the 13-year-old entered the first final race on Sunday from this strong starting position in the second row. The Tony Kart driver was quickly able to work his way up to second place with perfect passing manoeuvres. Since the lead driver had already put some distance between himself and his pursuers, Arlind set out in pursuit with great style. Catching up with the fastest lap times, he won the fight for the best position. Repeatedly switching positions, the two candidates for first place put on a suspenseful motor sports show for the visitors in Liedolsheim. Three rounds before the chequered flag, Hoti was able to win out against his strongest challenger and celebrate his first victory in the ADAC Kart Masters 2012 after a flawless run.

With an eye on the possibility of a double win, Arlind Hoti also entered the final race with lots of motivation. Starting from the pole position, he was able to defend his position following the start of the race. With his rivals breathing down his neck the whole time, Hoti finally had to give in to the pressure in one brief moment. After four drivers found their way past the KSM Motor Sports driver, he guarded his position to the rear until the end of the race and once again achieved a great result with fifth place.

“I think a double win would certainly have been possible this weekend. Winning the first race encouraged me once again, and I gave my all for another success in the last race. I would have needed a bit more luck in this tight race, but am very happy with fifth place following my win.”, the up-and-coming driver commented after the races.

Arlind Hoti extends his heartfelt thanks to his mechanic Ralf Braz and the team leaders Thomas and Sandra Muchow for the excellent teamwork.

The youngster is travelling to England in a few days, where the Kart Europe Championships in Brandon (18.-22.07.) are one of the highlights on the program.