Jasin Ferati is DEKM-Champion 2019
The decisions in the German Electric Kart Championship (DEKM) 2019 have been made. The drivers from eight nations completed the last races of the year within the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (October 22nd – 26th) in Sarno, Italy – Jasin Ferati from Switzerland is the new Champion. At the same time, the new DEKM E-kart for 2020 was presented.
Successful premiere on the Circuito Internazionale di Napoli
For the first time, the German Electric Kart Championship (DEKM) started on the 1.547m long high-speed track in Italian Sarno. The location couldn’t have been more impressive for the final races. Within the 20th Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals, the DEKM completed its races in front of thousands of kart racing fans from all over the world. Before the final race, there were two title favorites: Luka Wlömer and Jasin Ferati.
Bradley Barrett wins the first final race on Thursday
Jasin Ferati already proved during the free trainings and the first qualifying that he feels very comfortable in Sarno. From pole position, the Swiss started into the pre-final and won. His direct pursuer was British Bradley Barrett. He was in the lead for a short time, but Ferati countered. There was a thrilling showdown during the final race then. Barrett won the start, but two laps before the end of the race there was a tough fight between him and his pursuer Jasin Ferati. The final decision was only made at the finish line. Barrett won in front of Ferati and the Taiwanese guest driver Jie Kao. The other Championship favorite Luka Wlömer followed on fourth place.
Double victory and title for Jasin Ferati
On Friday and Saturday, the second qualifying, pre-final and final took place. Berlin resident Luka Wlömer took pole position at qualifying, but the victory of the pre-final went to Jasin Ferati again. The title decision was made during the final race on Saturday. There already was excitement before the start: Luka Wlömer had to forfeit the race due to health issues. To win the title, Ferati had to win the race now. Due to a perfect start, he was able to defend his top position and didn’t let go of it until the finish line. There, he became DEKM-Champion 2019. “I’m over the moon, the title means a lot to me. After a cautious start into the season I was able to turn the tide due to my victories in Genk and now I’m the new Champion”, rejoiced the 16-year-old in his winner’s interview.
In addition to the overall victory, Ferati (252 points) also secured the rookie Championship and 15.000€ prize money. Luka Wlömer (248 points) was 4 points short of the victory in the end. The Berlin resident receives 8.000€ prize money as runner-up. Bradley Barrett (205 points) was happy about Championship rank 3 and 6.000€ prize money.
Course set for 2020 – New E-kart in the DEKM
BRP-Rotax presented its new electric kart “Project E20” within the framework of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals. The successor to the Rotax THUNDeR was developed single-handedly by the Austrian manufacturer. The E-kart is going to be used in the 2020 season of the German Electric Kart Championship. “The Project E20 was developed by race drivers for race drivers. We want to be race ready in the beginning of May”, said Peter Ölsinger, General Manager BRP-Rotax and Vice President Sales, Marketing RPS-Business & Communications. “We and our partner BRP-Rotax are happy to use the new E-kart “Project E20” in the third DEKM season. More power, longer race durations and lower weight promise even more race feeling”, adds Oliver Schielein, CEO of the DEKM-promoter IKmedia.
DEKM starts at all five races of the DKM 2020
The DEKM is going to start at all five events of the German Kart Championship in 2020. At the beginning of May, the season is going to start in Bavarian Ampfing and then continues in Wackersdorf and Kerpen. At the end of August the second half of the season is going to start on the new race track in Mülsen (Saxony). The final event is then going to take place on the first weekend of October in Belgian Genk.
DEKM race calendar 2020:
May 8th -10th 2020 – Ampfing
June 5th – 7th 2020 – Wackersdorf
July 17th – 19th 2020 – Kerpen
August 28th – 30th 2020 – Mülsen
October 2nd – 4th 2020 – Genk (BEL)