The 1222 meter-long layout of Wackerdorf, one of the largest circuits in Germany owned by Stephan Fritsch, has recently been resurfaced which adds to the spectacle and challenge of such an intense venue. With eight right-handers and six lefts with a complex combination of fast sweeping apexes, tight hairpins and varied elevation changes over the lap, teams and drivers will be kept guessing throughout the weekend.
Add to that an uncompromising weather that can spring a few surprises over a weekend, a win here is more than just a trophy – it can teach drivers the lessons they need to become the world’s best racers.
The spectators are always guaranteed a great show at Wackersdorf, and with a fantastic on-site restaurant, the indoor karting circuit beside the racetrack and many varied vantage points to observe the action, the German round of the IAME Euro Series has become a firm fan favorite and in 2019 we are sure to witness some great action again.
- Event: 2019 Round 3
- Competition: IAME X30 Euro Series
- Federation: IAME
- Promoter: RGMMC
- Track owner: DMSW GmbH
- Name: Pro Kart Raceland
- Location: Wackersdorf, Germany
- Length: 1222 meters
- Width : 9-10.5 meters
- Friday: 0% precipitation, 35% humidity, 18-35°
- Saturday: 40% precipitation, 54% humidity, 16-28°
- Sunday: 80% precipitation, 61% humidity, 16- 28°
- Tires: MG (Junior, Senior), Komet (Mini)
- Engines: IAME
- Classes: 3 (Mini, Junior, Senior)
- Drivers: 134
- Countries: 22
- Drivers: 31
- Countries: 9
- Minimum license: National Grade Licence
- Age: reaching 9 years old in 2019 – 12 years old
- Weight: 110 kg
- Engine: X30 Mini Swift water-cooled
In 2018, the Mini Final saw Miguel Peiro grab the win and as now that he is fighting at the sharp end in Junior, he’s sure to want to return to a happy stomping ground and win again! Nathan Ottink and Ruben Volt had joined the Spaniard on the podium.
- Drivers: 41
- Countries: 12
- Minimum License: International C-Junior
- Age: 12 – 14 years old (reaching 12 in 2019)
- Weight: 145 kg
- Engine: X30 IAME Junior 125cc
Lewis Gilbert took a crucial step towards winning the Euro Series Junior title with a win at Wackersdorf in 2018 and will want to keep his winning streak at the circuit strong as a Senior. Belgium’s Sam Balota had reached second place ahead of Dilano Van’t Hoff.
- Drivers: 62
- Countries: 15
- Minimum License: International C Restricted, C-Senior, B or A
- Age: 14 years + (reaching 14 in 2019)
- Weight: 158kg
- Engine: X30 IAME Senior 125cc
Mark Kimber and Joey van Splunteren – the top two drivers of the 2018 title race in Senior – claimed the top two positions in Germany and will be tough to beat again this season, with Morgan Porter completing the podium.
|Friday||10:00 – 13:42 Free Practice|
14:50 – 16:17 Qualifying Practice
|Saturday||09:00 – 09:45 Warm-up|
10:20 – 16:00 Qualifying Heats
|Sunday||09:00 – 09:45 Warm-up|
10:00 – 10:40 Second Chance Heats (Junior / Senior)
11:20 – 12:20 Prefinals
13:30 – 15:00 Finals
|1||March 28-31||Mariembourg (Belgium)|
|2||May 23-26||Castelletto (Italy)|
|3||July 25-28||Wackersdorf (Germany)|
|4||August 29 – September 1||Salbris (France)|
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More information to be found on the official website of the IAME X30 Euro Series by RGMMC.
Text: Guillaume Alvarez
Info & Photo: IAME X30 Euro Series