We had a fantastic week here at the Kartodromo Internacional Algarve in Portugal and crowned the champions of the 22nd Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals. Thrilling races, packed full of action and passion of our worldwide drivers and it was great to meet the whole Rotax Family, chat with old friends and made new ones.
Congratulations to our champions of the RMCGF 2022! We can't wait to meet you all again in 2023 at the Bahrain International Karting Circuit!
We can‘t believe that the week is actually over now, as today we crowned the champions of the 2022 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals and there was simply incredible racing action out on track.
BRP Inc. (TSX:DOO; NASDAQ:DOOO) is proud to announce the launch of a new e-powertrain, the Rotax E10, bolstering its electric offering for karting. The new product was presented today at the Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) Grand Finals in Portimao, Portugal, where the international RMC karting community was gathered. With the all-new E10 48V high performance racing electric powerpack, BRP-Rotax opens a new world by offering consumers all the advantages of electrification with the same performance, ease of use and low cost of ownership that have become hallmarks of the Rotax brand.
We’re on the #roadtoportimao – together with 396 enthusiastic Rotax competitors from more than 60 countries plus their technicians, teams and supporters, for the ultimate showdown of the season. It is the celebration of the RMC champions and the drivers who qualify from around the world. This will be the biggest Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals to date in the 23-year history of this amazing karting event, which is uniquely LIKE NO OTHER championship in this sport.
It’s the fourth time that the RMCGF returns to Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve (previously 2012, 2015 & 2017) and the fifth occasion since Viana do Castelo 2006 in the north, that Portugal has been the host.
Former F1 race driver and four time class winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Jan Magnussen, who was competing at the event in the Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia, was clearly impressed by the power of the Rotax E20.
The first ever Swedish E-Kart Championship took place at the GTR Motorpark (Green Track Resort) in Eskilstuna over the weekend to crown the 2022 champions in the Rotax E20 Junior and Senior classes, Joel Bergström and Jesper Sjöberg respectively, where the competitors battled for the victory in some torrential and windy conditions at times during the racing. The debut of the national E-Kart event was a new addition to the program at the annual Prince Carl Philip’s Racing Trophy and Swedish Rotax MAX Challenge series.
BRP-Rotax is glad to announce a new race, namely the E-Kart Race organized by the DMSW (Deutsche Motor Sport Wirtschaftsdienst) as part of the Ger-man Kart Championship (DKM) in Wackersdorf, Germany from September 23-25, 2022. Drivers aged 12 and over can take part in the event at Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf.
The Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals returns once more to the ever popular Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve (KIA) from November 19-26 this year, for the 22nd edition of the racing season highlight. KIA will welcome the Rotax community again for the fourth time in the history of this amazing event.
BRP-Rotax is glad to announce the first Electric Kart Cup Portugal which is organized by the FPAK (the Portuguese ASN) in cooperation with our long-term partner and authorized Rotax Karting distributor Korridas e Kompanhia and will take place at the Portimao circuit from October 21 to 23, 2022. The announcement represents the start of a new initiative by the national federation to actively promote the progression into a future of electric-powered motorsport, beginning from the grass roots level of ‘karting’. BRP-Rotax is proud to support the Electric Kart Cup Portugal with the first title being awarded to the champions in the Rotax Project E20 Junior and E20 Senior classes.
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 Corona pandemic has already made life difficult for motorsport for the last two years, now there are additional global circumstances that complicate the current situation. Unfortunately, this is also noticeable in the DEKM. Despite a high level of commitment, the championship does not have an adequate field of participants for this year and is sitting out the coming season.
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 already in full progress for the preparation of the event.