17. October 2012

With his splendid final performance, KSM Racing driver Arlind Hoti has managed to capture the vice champion title in the German Junior Kart Championship. A pursuit to catch up in the first race of the finals was followed by an incredible, one-of-a-kind duel, which ultimately ended in third place and would bring the likeable motor sports driver one of the greatest successes in his career.

“After things did not go all that well for us on Saturday in heavy rain, I am all the more pleased about the result achieved in the finals. I’m incredibly proud to have won the title of Vice Champion in the German Junior Kart Championship, and would like to thank my KSM Motorsport team, especially Thomas Muchow and my mechanic Christian Bahne, for their professionalism and partnership during this season,” the up-and-coming driver beamed.

Since the Tony Kart driver does prefer dry conditions, the weather forecast for Saturday gave Arlind Hoti butterflies in his stomach. True to all expectations, conditions were consistently very challenging all of Saturday. Rain which kept getting heavier in the course of the day demanded great endurance from all participants.

After 31st place in timed qualifying, the Mannheim native started out into the rain from the 21st position. Hoti defied the extreme weather during every heat, notwithstanding his bad “gut feeling”, earning 15th and twelfth place respectively.

With dry conditions on Sunday, the 14-year-old was once again able to put his qualities to optimum use. Heading into the first race from position 18, Arlind got off to a good start and quickly moved up. The driver from the Michael Schumacher racing stable catapulted himself ahead to eighth place with competitive lap times and exciting passing manoeuvres by the time the chequered flag fell.

His offensive hunger not yet satisfied, the final race was to bring about further improvements. After quickly establishing himself as one of the leaders, Hoti fought hard against his foreign competition on the 1360-metre Kart track in Genk, Belgium. Third place meant the leading German driver on the weekend of the finals was not only part of the awards ceremony once again, but also enjoyed a perfect conclusion to the weekend by winning the vice championship.

With 128 points, Arlind Hoti holds second place in the final ranking of the German Junior Kart Championship after five events. The youngster will show his stuff one more time at the Bridgestone Cup in Kerpen Manheim next weekend before the winter break.