Sakhir, Bahrain – BRP-Rotax is proud to announce that the 23rd edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) Grand Finals successfully took place, for the second time, in the Bahrain International Karting Circuit from December 02 to 09, 2023. Creating a thrilling spectacle in the heart of the desert in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the race event, which brought together the crème de la crème of Rotax racers from around the world, was a showcase of perfect skills and a big celebration of fellowship in the mesmerizing Kingdom of Bahrain.
With perfect weather setting the stage, 384 drivers from 61 nations gathered to compete for the victory in 8 different categories, spanning ages from 8 to over 60 years old. The challenging track provided the ultimate battleground for the Champions of the worldwide Rotax MAX Challenge Championships and special RMC race events.
A noteworthy addition to the event was the Rotax E10 E-Kart Cup held during the finals. Twelve Mini MAX drivers, who narrowly missed the finals, were granted a golden opportunity to showcase their talents in this new electric-powered kart, adding an extra layer of excitement to this prestigious race event.
Peter Oelsinger, General Manager BRP-Rotax, Vice President Sales, Marketing RPS-Business & Communications expressed his enthusiasm for the event, stating: “The Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals is not just a competition, it’s a platform where young talents shine. It’s heartening to witness the spirit of fellowship and fair play among the participants.”
José Boisjoli, President and CEO of BRP, the parent group of BRP-Rotax, echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the fantastic atmosphere in the paddock and the electrifying racing action on the track. He also highlighted the group’s commitment to nurturing the youngest talents, the Micro MAX and Mini MAX drivers.
In the world of karting, the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals continues to stand as a testament to the unifying power of motorsports and the promise of future motorsport stars. What sets the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals apart is the level playing field it provides. Each of the drivers is equipped with brand new chassis and engines, ensuring that the only factor determining success is the skill of the drivers. The Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals is not only a racing event, it’s the celebration of racers and young talents from across the globe, embodying the values of friendship, parity and sportsmanship that define the Rotax Family.
After a season of competitions around the world to win the sought-after ticket to the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals, the annual highlight of the Rotax Karting season, the champions are crowned:
Micro MAX: Jenson Chalk
Mini MAX: Rory Armstrong
Junior MAX: Timo Jungling
Senior MAX: Petrovic Andrej
MAX DD2: Ragnar Veerus
MAX DD2 Masters: Ben Cooper
E20 Senior: Mats Johan Overhoff
E20 Senior Masters: João Gonçalves
Nations Cup: Team UK
E10 E-Cup: Veeti Salmi