Gunskirchen, Austria, December 10th, 2019 – BRP-Rotax would like to inform all customers that a CIK-FIA approved rear bumper will now be mandatory for any Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) events / series listed on the FIA Karting Sporting Calendars 2020, in order meet the latest CIK-FIA chassis requirements of use of CIK-FIA homologated equipment.


Both versions of the rear bumper - CIK-FIA (homologated) and Rotax Rear Wheel Protection System (non-homologated) - will be permitted at RMC events / series that are not listed on the FIA Karting Sporting Calendars for 2020, according to the Rotax Global Technical Regulations* 2020, as this change is only mandatory for all CIK-FIA registered events. 


*All Rotax DD2 competitors are advised to refer to the technical regulations of their preferred RMC series and contact the event organiser for more details regarding this update.


In addition, any DD2 chassis used for events / series registered on the FIA Karting Calendars 2020 must have a valid CIK-FIA homologation. 


The chassis manufacturers are responsible to provide a CIK-FIA homologated chassis** for the Rotax 125 MAX DD2 class. 


**Refer to for the current list of CIK-FIA homologated chassis


How to check if a DD2 kart is homologated: 

The chassis ID plate clearly identifies if the kart meets the latest CIK-FIA homologation standard. Ask your local chassis dealer for more information. 


Where to buy a CIK-FIA homologated rear bumper:

A corresponding rear bumper can be purchased directly from the relevant DD2 chassis brand dealers.


BRP-Rotax has been communicating with the various chassis manufacturers over the past months to ensure a smooth transition from the Rotax Rear Wheel Protection System to the standard CIK-FIA homologated rear bumper.


For more information about Rotax karting, please visit the webpage


picture: (c) BirelART


About BRP-Rotax

BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG, a subsidiary of BRP Inc., located in Gunskirchen, Austria is a leader in the development and production of innovative 4- and 2-stroke high performance Rotax engines for BRP products such as Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am on- and off-road vehicles as well for motorcycles, karts and recreational aircraft. In the last 50 years, the company has developed more than 350 engine models for recreational vehicles and produced over 9 million engines.


About BRP

We are a global leader in the world of powersports vehicles, propulsion systems and boats built on over 75 years of ingenuity and intensive consumer focus. Our portfolio of industry-leading and distinctive products includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am on- and off-road vehicles, Alumacraft, Manitou and Telwater boats, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. We complete our lines of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing to fully enhance the riding experience. With annual sales of CA$5.2 billion from over 120 countries, our global workforce is made up of more than 12,500 driven, resourceful people.



Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, Can-Am, Rotax, Evinrude, Manitou, Alumacraft, Telwater and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.




For information:

Elisabeth Ruschak

Strategic Marketing & Communications

Rotax Propulsion Systems

Tel. +43.7246.601.2520


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