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Canadian Runs Strong In germnay

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Canadian pilot Phillip Orcic once again traveled to Europe to compete in the third round of the German Open Championship at the Ampfing Kart Circuit in Ampfing, Germany. The talented junior pilot overcame some adversity to garner another top ten result for the Mach 1 Kart crew.

Competing in the ultra competitive KF3 division, Orcic and over 50 other competitors were looking to make it into the 34 kart field and have a shot for victory. The weekend started off with Friday’s official practice where Orcic would find himself a little off the pace on the challenging circuit. A debriefing session on Friday evening and chassis changes were made in the hope to find the necessary speed to make a run at the pole position.

With a track that was building rubber and grip throughout each and every passing session, Orcic found himself in a situation where he never imagined. The track had gathered intense rubber making even the best setup karts difficult to drive. When qualifying came to a close, Orcic found himself in the 28th position.

“This is by far the most challenging of conditions I have ever raced in,” claimed Phillip Orcic. “The track has so much grip that it makes it difficult to determine what changes need to be made to the chassis. I think we may have gone in the wrong direction for qualifying but we will get it turned around for the races.”

Running the heat race flight format, Orcic would cruise through the heats claiming solid fourth and 12th place finishes. With the strong results, the Mach 1 Kart pilot would garner a direct transfer to the prefinal and would start 11th in his hunt for victory.

Starting inside row six, Orcic moved forward and was quickly inside the top five. Passing for fourth and then for third, Orcic was involved in an incident that sent him plummeting down the running order and an eventual finishing position of 23rd.

Phillip was upset with the result but praised his crew for their hard work as he was determined to get them a strong finish in the main event. When the green flag flew, Orcic looked like a seasoned veteran as he worked his way through the field passing kart after kart. The talented junior set his sights on a top ten and in the final few circuits moved into that position before putting aside one more before the checkered flag had fallen.

“The competition in Germany is very tough,” expressed Phillip Orcic after the event. “I want to thank everyone that helped me get to where I am today and I can’t wait to finally have that breakthrough race win in Europe.”

Orlado Racing and Phillip Orcic would like to thank the Mach 1 Kart Factory Team, factory mechanic Renzo Gasch and Helmut Sanden.


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