Gunskirchen, Austria, December 10th, 2019 – BRP-Rotax, the manufacturer of Rotax kart engines located in Austria, and Chrono Karting BV, a race organizer established in the Netherlands, are pleased to announce their collaboration in organizing and promoting the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Festival 2020.


“We are happy to have Chrono Karting on board, who brings vast experience in organizing high quality racing series and events,” stated Peter Oelsinger, General Manager BRP-Rotax / Member of the Management Board, VP Sales, Marketing, RPS-Business & Communications. “We are confident that the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Festival will be a very attractive race event for the Rotax Micro and Mini class and we are looking forward to continue our success in the Rotax MAX Challenge,” he continued.


The new Rotax Grand Festival 2020 will take place from August 22nd to 23rd, 2020 at the Circuit de Landsard track in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) and will allow a maximum of 72 participants in each of the two categories - Rotax Micro MAX and Rotax Mini MAX. The Rotax Micro MAX and Mini MAX youngsters will drive with their own equipment (sealed Rotax engine and chassis). A total of one (1) Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals ticket per class will be awarded to the winner in both of those classes.


“We are excited to be organising the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Festival in 2020. It is a new start for this event and it will be our objective to provide our younger drivers with a fun, professional and highly competitive racing event,” said Gaby van de Burgt of Chrono Karting. “Among the youngest drivers, there is an increasing interest to participate in additional events outside their own national series. To have the opportunity to experience the world of international-style racing, where drivers can compete in a competitive field, makes the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Festival even more attractive. In this special environment children have the ideal chance to realise how they can also progress in motorsport,” she added.


Rotax 125 Micro and Mini MAX drivers from all over the world are allowed to participate in the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Festival. The FIA World Motor Sport Council announced that drivers, who hold a national license, are allowed to participate in national competitions outside their home countries, provided they have permission from their ASN. As the Rotax Grand Festival is a national competition with international participation for these two categories only, the age limits are as follows:


Rotax 125 Micro MAX – age of 8 to 11 years (8th birthday in 2020)
Rotax 125 Mini MAX – age of 10 to 13 years (10th birthday in 2020)


BRP-Rotax would also like to take the opportunity to thank all previous organizers and hosts for their efforts in building up this exciting RMC event.


More details and information about the RMC Grand Festival 2020 will be announced soon.

About Rotax MAX Challenge:
The Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) is a professional kart racing series established, owned and organized by BRP-Rotax, its Rotax kart engine distributors and/or professional race organizers. The RMC is a "one-make-engine" formula: only Rotax kart engines that are checked and sealed (for equal performance) will be used. The success in the competition is mainly up to the skills of the driver. For more information about the Rotax MAX Challenge, please visit

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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