Gunskirchen, Austria/Val d'Argenton May 25, 2022 – The Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy on the last weekend in May is looking forward to a series highlight. The International championship of the Austrian engine manufacturer BRP-Rotax welcomes a new track on the calendar from May 27 to 29.  For the first time, an event will take place on the demanding circuit in Val d'Argenton, France – bringing a new challenge for all the drivers and teams participating.


The season of the RMC Euro Trophy is progressing with great strides. Almost four weeks after the successful start in Genk, Belgium, the next event is already casting its shadows. Located 120 km south-southeast of Nantes on the west coast of France, Val d'Argenton presents itself as the newest venue for the championship and promises a breath of fresh air in the racing action. With a length of 1,280 meters, the course offers the best conditions for thrilling racing action with fast straights and many overtaking opportunities.


In the Mini MAX category, everything went according to plan at the start of the season for Boaz Maximov (Bouvin Power). In Genk, the Belgian driver put in a good performance and now enters the race as championship leader. In addition, the British driver Ethan Jeff-Hall (Strawberry Racing) is on his way to Val d'Argenton as the overall leader of Junior MAX. As usual, the largest field of drivers is the Senior MAX category. After a strong debut in Genk, Sean Butcher (KR Sport) ranks at the top of the table and is therefore also considered the favorite in France.


In the DD2, Mark Kimber (Strawberry Racing) underlined his ambitions at Genk and is currently leading the field. The Belgian driver Xander Przybylak (Bouvin Power) also took a victory at the start of the season and underlined that the fight for the title remains exciting. The German driver Denis Thum (Kraft Motorsport) scored twice at the DD2 Masters in Genk and therefore has to defend his role as favorite at the end of May.


The competitors of the Rotax Project E20 classes will once again provide variety on the demanding course. The electric karts are represented in both the Senior category and the new Junior class and provide an exciting outlook on the potential of the sustainable Rotax engine concept.  Dutch driver Thijs Stevens is currently sitting at the top of the E20 Junior category while Luca Köster (Kraft Motorsport) from Germany is ahead in the E20 Senior points after round 1.


Under, you can follow the event live across the weekend. On Sunday, the final races of the seven categories will see the best-ranked drivers from Saturday’s qualifying heats compete.


The Rotax Global app provides all RMCET information and the direct links to live coverage from France. Download it free from the App Store and Google Play to your mobile device.

Kart magazin experiences electrifying races in Genk

Kart magazin editor Luca Köster had an exciting experience from April 22nd to 24th in Genk, Belgium. As part of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy, the 24-year-old had the chance to sit behind the wheel of an electric kart for the first time. The active kart driver accepted the invitation of BRP-Rotax and competed in the Project E20 in the Senior category. He reports on his impressions of the racetrack, his opinion on the potential drive concept of the future and the pleasing end of his weekend in a personal background story.


The annual highlight of the Rotax karting season, the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals will take place this year in Portimão, Portugal from November 19th – 26th, 2022 and the Rotax Team is al-ready in full progress for the preparation of the event.


The first decisions have been made in the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy. More than 200 drivers started in Genk, Belgium last weekend and kicked-off the racing season of the highly-competitive karting championship. In the best weather, the numerous spectators enjoyed lots of racing action and the first winners of the year were celebrated in the seven Rotax categories. Four drivers achieved double victo-ries in Sunday’s Finals.


BRP-Rotax is pleased to announce that the Rotax Project E20 racers have now a double chance to win a ticket for the RMC Grand Finals in the E20 Junior or Senior category with the Rotax Scandinavian E-Kart Championship.
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