Birel ART - State of the art technology for a top level Rotax Grand Final

Birel ART - State of the art technology for a top level Rotax Grand Final Read more

Birel ART provided perfect service in Portimao during the 22nd edition of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. The drivers in the DD2 Max and Micro Max categories, a total of 108 competitors representing no less than 44 nationalities, were able to take advantage of high quality equipment, which ensured the sporting fairness so important to Rotax. The intensity of the races confirmed the technical and sporting expertise of the Italian factory.

BRP-Rotax announces results of the successful Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 in Portugal

BRP-Rotax announces results of the successful Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 in Portugal Read more

Portimao, BRP-Rotax is proud to announce that the 22nd edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) successfully took place in Portimao, Portugal at the Kartodromo International Algarve (KIA) from November 19 to 26, 2022. With a record number of 394 Rotax racers from more than 60 nations, who earned their ticket during the 2022 season, the event also saw the biggest kart line-up ever in the history of the RMC Grand Finals.

We crowned the Champions of the RMC Grand Finals 2022!

We crowned the Champions of the RMC Grand Finals 2022! Read more

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.

RMCGF 2022 - DAY 6 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA)

RMCGF 2022 - DAY 6 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA) Read more

What a lovely sunny day in the mountains of Portimao at the Kartodromo Internacional Algarve. The sun was shining the whole day and gave us beautiful weather for the traditional Drivers picture before the pre-finals of the RMCGF 2022 started.

RMCGF 2022 - DAY 5 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA)

RMCGF 2022 - DAY 5 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA) Read more

Today the Kartodromo Internacional Algarve welcomed us in the morning shrouded in fog what prompted a fifteen-minute delay to the start of our on-track action. But this did not lower the spirit of our racers.

RMCGF 2022 - DAY 4 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA)

RMCGF 2022 - DAY 4 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA) Read more

Yesterday saw the first real part of the full-throttle action that is experienced by the whole paddock, as all 394 drivers would brave the changeable weather conditions that saw the final part of Non-Qualifying Practice and the first five of eight classes go out for Qualifying.

RMCGF 2022 - DAY 3 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA)

RMCGF 2022 - DAY 3 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA) Read more

After very changeable conditions during yesterday’s first on track action with a hint of sunshine from time to time, all 394 competitors from the 60 nations represented here this week would head out onto the circuit to be challenged during the first set of Non-Qualifying Practices.

RMCGF 2022 - Day 2 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA)

RMCGF 2022 - Day 2 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA) Read more

We look back at yesterday, when the 2022 RMC Grand Finals were truly opened via the Welcome Briefing in the morning. 394 drivers received their brand new karts through the customary raffle on the main start-finish straight underneath the beautifully sunlit Portuguese skyline. Along with that, drivers would also head to the nearby Autodromo Internacional do Algarve for the mandatory briefings that afternoon, with the paddock tent being a busy hive of activity all day long as the brand-new karts would be prepared fully, with every nut and bolt tightened and fastened.

Rotax Grand Festival new date and racetrack

Rotax Grand Festival new date and racetrack Read more

Due to a number of other RMC championship events scheduled for the same weekend of August 27 & 28, it has unfortunately limited the possibility for more competitors to participate at Eindhoven. Therefore, we believe it is the right decision to bring the RMC Grand Festival one week forward. In this case, the event will be rescheduled to the famous Erftlandring circuit at Kerpen, Germany on August 20 & 21 (with free practice optional – Friday, August 19).

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4th Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy: A great moment of karting competition in Le Mans

4th Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy: A great moment of karting competition in Le Mans Read more

At its fourth edition, the Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy confirmed all the qualities that have built its reputation since its creation in 2019 while advancing its development in the light of experience in the Rotax spirit.

Livestream: FINALS 13:50 Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy at Le Mans

Livestream: FINALS 13:50 Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy at Le Mans Read more

The RMCIT is organised by 3MK Events in collaboration with BRP-Rotax from 26th to 30th July 2022 in the prestigious setting of the Le Mans International Karting Circuit, which will host the FIA Karting World Championship - KZ and the FIA Karting World Cup - KZ2 in early September. The success of the RMCIT is based on the fairness of the Rotax MAX evo engines which enable exciting races on the magnificent Le Mans circuit.

Livestream: PRE FINALS Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy at Le Mans

Livestream: PRE FINALS Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy at Le Mans Read more

The RMCIT is organised by 3MK Events in collaboration with BRP-Rotax from 26th to 30th July 2022 in the prestigious setting of the Le Mans International Karting Circuit, which will host the FIA Karting World Championship - KZ and the FIA Karting World Cup - KZ2 in early September. The success of the RMCIT is based on the fairness of the Rotax MAX evo engines which enable exciting races on the magnificent Le Mans circuit.

Intense qualifying heats at RMCIT in Le Mans

Intense qualifying heats at RMCIT in Le Mans Read more

In superb weather conditions, the 245 drivers of the Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy competed in 28 Qualifying Heats to select the finalists and determine the starting order of the decisive Prefinals and Finals to be run on Saturday 30th July in Le Mans.

Livestream: HEAT 3 13:30 Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy at Le Mans

Livestream: HEAT 3 13:30 Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy at Le Mans Read more

The RMCIT is organised by 3MK Events in collaboration with BRP-Rotax from 26th to 30th July 2022 in the prestigious setting of the Le Mans International Karting Circuit, which will host the FIA Karting World Championship - KZ and the FIA Karting World Cup - KZ2 in early September. The success of the RMCIT is based on the fairness of the Rotax MAX evo engines which enable exciting races on the magnificent Le Mans circuit.

Live-timing: Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy at Le Mans

Live-timing: Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy at Le Mans Read more

The RMCIT is organised by 3MK Events in collaboration with BRP-Rotax from 26th to 30th July 2022 in the prestigious setting of the Le Mans International Karting Circuit, which will host the FIA Karting World Championship - KZ and the FIA Karting World Cup - KZ2 in early September. The success of the RMCIT is based on the fairness of the Rotax MAX evo engines which enable exciting races on the magnificent Le Mans circuit.

Livestream: HEAT 2 09:00 Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy at Le Mans

Livestream: HEAT 2 09:00 Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy at Le Mans Read more

The RMCIT is organised by 3MK Events in collaboration with BRP-Rotax from 26th to 30th July 2022 in the prestigious setting of the Le Mans International Karting Circuit, which will host the FIA Karting World Championship - KZ and the FIA Karting World Cup - KZ2 in early September. The success of the RMCIT is based on the fairness of the Rotax MAX evo engines which enable exciting races on the magnificent Le Mans circuit.

RMCIT: The stopwatch has spoken in Le Mans

RMCIT: The stopwatch has spoken in Le Mans Read more

The first and long awaited stage of the Rotax Max Challenge International Trophy, the Qualifying sessions took place on the morning of Thursday 28th July at the Circuit International du Mans. Léni Robillot Lagache (FRA) in Micro Max, Dragos Avasilcutei (AUT) in Mini Max, Austin Lee (DEU) in Junior Max, Kai Rillaerts (BEL) in Senior Max, Antoine Barbaroux (FRA) in DD2 and Vivien Cussac-Picot in DD2 Masters are the six polemen of this fourth edition of RMCIT.

Results: Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy at Le Mans

Results: Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy at Le Mans Read more

The RMCIT is organised by 3MK Events in collaboration with BRP-Rotax from 26th to 30th July 2022 in the prestigious setting of the Le Mans International Karting Circuit, which will host the FIA Karting World Championship - KZ and the FIA Karting World Cup - KZ2 in early September. The success of the RMCIT is based on the fairness of the Rotax MAX evo engines which enable exciting races on the magnificent Le Mans circuit.

The registration is open for the Rotax Micro MAX and Mini MAX Grand Festival 2022

The registration is open for the Rotax Micro MAX and Mini MAX Grand Festival 2022 Read more

Win your ticket to the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Portimao to compete against the best drivers in the world in your class!

Two electric categories at the RMC International Trophy

Two electric categories at the RMC International Trophy Read more

The 2022 RMC International Trophy which takes place from July 25-30, 2022 at the famous Le Mans Karting International Circuit adds two new categories to the race schedule: the Rotax Project E20 Junior and Senior categories. Both categories will be awarded with tickets to the RMC Grand Finals 2022 in Portugal for the 1st and 2nd placed racers.

Sunday live stream: Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy Winter Cup

Sunday live stream: Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy Winter Cup Read more

The Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy Winter Cup is in the starting blocks. This weekend marks the start of the international racing season for this exciting series at European level. 

Saturday live stream: Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy Winter Cup

Saturday live stream: Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy Winter Cup Read more

The Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy Winter Cup is in the starting blocks. This weekend marks the start of the international racing season for this exciting series at European level. 

Results: Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy Winter Cup

Results: Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy Winter Cup Read more

The Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy Winter Cup is in the starting blocks. This weekend marks the start of the international racing season for this exciting series at European level. 

Live timing: Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy Winter Cup

Live timing: Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy Winter Cup Read more

The Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy Winter Cup is in the starting blocks. This weekend marks the start of the international racing season for this exciting series at European level. 

Birel ART takes an active role in the success of the Rotax World Grand Final

Birel ART takes an active role in the success of the Rotax World Grand Final Read more

After the cancellation of the 2020 event, the Birel ART factory has resumed its strong partnership with Rotax on the occasion of the "Grand Finals" organised at the magical setting of the Bahrain circuit. For the supply of chassis for the Rotax DD2 and Micro Max categories, the Italian brand was once again chosen for its top-of-the-range products, its rigour, its flawless logistics and its quality of service. 108 drivers produced exciting races thanks to perfect sporting equality.

RMCGF 2021 - Day 7 / The Finals - Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC)

RMCGF 2021 - Day 7 / The Finals - Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) Read more

The welcoming morning breeze in Sakhir not only provided a cooling sensation to the already hot temperatures around the 1.414-km circuit but also brought along the air of heightened anticipation for what was to transpire today, amidst the sands of the Persian Gulf.

RMCGF 2021 - Day 6 - Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC)

RMCGF 2021 - Day 6 - Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) Read more

The 2021 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals moved into the Pre-Final stages of the event here in Bahrain, as further excitement lay in store for all the drivers around the challenging and fast-flowing 1.414-km circuit. Not only was the surrounding temperature courtesy of the sunshine beating down from up above just as intense as it has been all week, but the action out on track would again welcome the aura of nighttime and floodlight-covered racing. 

RMCGF 2021 - Day 5 - Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC)

RMCGF 2021 - Day 5 - Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) Read more

On this 5th Day of the RMC Grand Finals in Bahrain we saw a lot of exciting action on the track and very motivated racers throughout the whole event area. Yesterday’s racing was very crucial to see where drivers would place for today’s Pre-Finals, as the combination from the intense 27-degree heat at its highest, the general atmosphere and the sheer racing action and thrilling fights would heighten both, the emotions of everyone at the circuit and those watching on from the official Live Stream. 

RMCGF 2021 - Day 4 - Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC)

RMCGF 2021 - Day 4 - Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) Read more

Following on from two days of Non-Qualifying Practice at the circuit, it was time to get the racing action underway amidst the sandy surroundings, with an increase in the air temperature at the track providing a perfect backdrop to the excitement of Qualifying Practice and the first set of Qualifying Heats for all competitors.