Information Grand Finals 2018

CONDE - PARAÍBA, BRAZIL - November 24 to December 1, 2018

For the very first time in history the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals will take place in Conde-Paraíba / Brazil at the amazing track Circuito Internacional Paladino.

Conde is a muncipality in the state of Paraíba in the Northeast of Brazil. The capital and largest city of Paraíba is João Pessoa, also known as the city where the sun rises first. The region with its cultural heritage and its beautiful beaches is a popular tourist hotspot. 

The 19th edition of the Grand Finals will see 360 of the best kart drivers from more than 50 nations who won the so called BIG TICKET for the biggest and most prestigous kart event of the year - competing against each other in 6 different categories to finally crown the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals champions of 2018!
At the Grand Finals 2018, winners will be awarded in the following classes:
  • 125 Micro MAX (8-11* years of age)
  • 125 Mini MAX (10-13* years of age)
  • 125 Junior MAX (12-15 years of age)
  • 125 MAX (14 years of age and older)
  • 125 MAX DD2 (15 years of age and older)
  • 125 MAX DD2 Masters (32 years of age and older)
Age limits:
To participate in any RMC event the driver must be within the indicated age limit during the year of the event.
*The age limits for Rotax 125 Micro MAX and Mini MAX classes may vary depending on the regulations of the national ASN. 

General information about the Grand Finals:

The Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals has become the most prestigious championship in the world of karting.

Every year competitors from almost 60 countries, from five continents can qualify for the annual Grand Finals.
Pilots can qualify for the Grand Finals via the national Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) of their home country and the international RMC. The season's winners of each class of all national RMCs and of the international RMC will be invited by BRP-Rotax.
Race equipment like chassis, engines, tyres, fuel, tools, kart trolleys will be provided to all participating drivers in order to guarantee equal opportunities and fair races!
The basic intention of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals is to apply the team spirit as well as true sportsmanship.

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