10. September 2012
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Just like in Ampfing, the second-last race for the German Kart Championship in Hahn was a proverbially hot undertaking. With midsummer temperatures, DJKM participant Arlind Hoti – who is in top physical condition – seized his opportunity and, following seventh and third placements, took over the second position in the overall championship ranking.

“The heat here in Hahn was quite extreme during the races. Especially halfway through the race, the drivers really felt the high temperatures. It came down to maintaining concentration at all times and being ready to master the challenges successfully,” the up-and-coming driver reports.

Not satisfied with eleventh place in qualifying, Hoti seized the day in the heats that followed. Numerous competitors who duelled the Tony Kart driver were forced to submit, and a third and second place finish put the KSM Racing driver in an extremely good position for the first race on Sunday with fourth place.

Right after the start, the Mannheim native was able to put himself in an excellent position in the first few curves. Arlind soon benefited from his strong start and found himself in second place during the first lap. After losing second place, the 14-year-old was put under major pressure from his pursuers, all of whom have a great deal of international experience. Involved in the absorbing duel for many laps, Arlind Hoti fended off the attacks until the chequered flag fell. A three-second penalty was subsequently imposed by race management for briefly leaving the starting corridor, so that Hoti was rated in seventh place instead of third.

The scenario in the second race was similar. Once again, the Tony Kart driver with starting number 177 was able to benefit from the starting phase and improve his position to third place. Ongoing position changes were seen in the first third of the race, always in the running for the final spot on the podium. After the KSM Racing driver was able to once again secure third place, he warded off the attacks of his pursuers just like he did in the final heat of the first race. With third place and following a successful weekend in Hunsrück, Arlind Hoti collected another 20 championship points and now takes second place in the overall ranking.

Arlind Hoti thanks his KSM Racing team and his mechanic Christian Bahne for consistently perfect teamwork.

The season final for the German Kart Championship will be held from 12 to 14 October in Genk, Belgium.