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Digital Subscriptions > Vroom International > n. 213 March 2019 > BRITZ IN THE SPOTLIGHT!


It was history in the making when Phil Britz crossed the line at the deciding round of the 2018 German Electric Kart Championship at Karting Genk in Belgium last August, securing the victory to become the first person to win the Porsche Motorsport-supported eKart series.

The 16 year old from Saarbruecken in Saarland, West Germany initially considered the DEKM for a new racing challenge, having made the switch from motocross to karting some time before.

“At the end of 2017, I saw an article about this new DEKM championship and wanted to do something different, so it was a perfect new challenge when all drivers have the same karts.”

Of course, with the introduction of a completely alternate way of karting and the unknown of what was to be expected with electric powered technology in racing today, it was going to involve making the transition to a totally different type of race package and style of driving.

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