The RMCET is at the halfway point in Wackersdorf
The RMCET is at the halfway point in Wackersdorf

The RMCET is at the halfway point in...

The RMCET is at the halfway point in Wackersdorf

The RMCET is at the halfway point in Wackersdorf

The second round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy, held from 7 to 9 June at Prokart Raceland in Wackersdorf, marks the halfway point of the 2024 championship.
Winners crowned in Germany, unexpected results at Wackersdorf
Winners crowned in Germany, unexpected results at Wackersdorf

Winners crowned in Germany, unexpected...

Winners crowned in Germany, unexpected results at Wackersdorf

Winners crowned in Germany, unexpected results at Wackersdorf

Contrary to weather forecasts, a hot and sunny day crowned the winners of round 2 of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy.
Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf
Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf

Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2...

Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf

Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf

196 drivers have already entered the second round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy, which will take place in Germany at the Prokart Raceland of Wackersdorf from June 7 to 9. 34 nations will be...
Heats completed in Wackersdorf
Heats completed in Wackersdorf

Heats completed in Wackersdorf

Heats completed in Wackersdorf

Heats completed in Wackersdorf

A summer climate and a sunny day accompanied the long Saturday of heats at the Prokart Raceland in Wackersdorf, where the second round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy is taking place.
A friday full of emotions in Wackersdorf
A friday full of emotions in Wackersdorf

A friday full of emotions in Wackersdorf

A friday full of emotions in Wackersdorf

A friday full of emotions in Wackersdorf

The Friday of the 2nd round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy brought numerous surprises during the Qualifying Practices and the first Heats.
Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf
Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf

Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at...

Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf

Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf

196 drivers have already entered the second round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy, which will take place in Germany at the Prokart Raceland of Wackersdorf from June 7 to 9. 34 nations will be...
Live timing: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf
Live timing: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf

Live timing: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round...

Live timing: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf

Live timing: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf

196 drivers have already entered the second round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy, which will take place in Germany at the Prokart Raceland of Wackersdorf from June 7 to 9. 34 nations will be...
Wackersdorf, all is set for the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy!
Wackersdorf, all is set for the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy!

Wackersdorf, all is set for the Rotax...

Wackersdorf, all is set for the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy!

Wackersdorf, all is set for the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy!

The Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy is ready to return to the track for round 2, scheduled this weekend from June 7 to 9.
34 nations from all around the world represented in Wackersdorf
34 nations from all around the world represented in Wackersdorf

34 nations from all around the world...

34 nations from all around the world represented in Wackersdorf

34 nations from all around the world represented in Wackersdorf

182 drivers have already entered the second round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy, which will take place in Germany at the Prokart Raceland of Wackersdorf from June 7 to 9.
4 RMCGF tickets for the winners of the E20 classes
4 RMCGF tickets for the winners of the E20 classes

4 RMCGF tickets for the winners of the...

4 RMCGF tickets for the winners of the E20 classes

4 RMCGF tickets for the winners of the E20 classes

Important news regarding the E20 categories, whose prize list has been revised. 4 will be 2024 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals tickets available for the E20 categories.
More than 100 drivers have already entered Wackersdorf
More than 100 drivers have already entered Wackersdorf

More than 100 drivers have already...

More than 100 drivers have already entered Wackersdorf

More than 100 drivers have already entered Wackersdorf

More than 100 drivers have entered the 2nd round of the 2024 Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy, which will take place in Wackersdorf in June.
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Rotax E20 becomes the first ever E-Powertrain to get CIK-FIA approval

Rotax E20 becomes the first ever...

Rotax E20 becomes the first ever E-Powertrain to get CIK-FIA approval

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RMC Grand Finals 2024 official chassis partners confirmed for Sarno

RMC Grand Finals 2024 official chassis...

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Registrations open for the RMC Euro Trophy Round 2
Registrations open for the RMC Euro Trophy Round 2

Registrations open for the RMC Euro...

Registrations open for the RMC Euro Trophy Round 2

Registrations open for the RMC Euro Trophy Round 2

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Swedish E-Kart Championship joins Porsche Carrera Cup Program at the Historical Kanonloppet Race

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The RMC Euro Trophy championship leaders after Genk
The RMC Euro Trophy championship leaders after Genk

The RMC Euro Trophy championship leaders...

The RMC Euro Trophy championship leaders after Genk

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Round 1 of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy concluded this past weekend at Karting Genk: The Home of Champions offers the first verdicts in terms of overall standings in the Junior MAX, Senior MAX,...
Sunday Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”
Sunday Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”

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Sunday Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”

Sunday Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”

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Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”
Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”

Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at...

Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”

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Live timing: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”

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Live timing: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”

Live timing: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”

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Ex Rotax Max-star Jessica Bäckman begin the season in the GT Winter Series with PROsport Racing Team

Published on Friday, March 3, 2023

Ex Rotax Max-star Jessica Bäckman begin the season in the GT Winter Series with PROsport Racing Team

Jessica Bäckman from North of Sweden announces today that she will begin the 2023 season by entering the GT Winter Series at the Navarra track in Spain. It will be both a new car and a new team for Jessica as she will drive an Aston Martin AMR Vantage GT4 car together with the PROsport Racing Team.

- I'm looking forward to try something completely new for me, an Aston Martin AMR Vantage GT4 car this weekend, I got to test the car model when I was invited to a shootout in US at the end of last year and I immediately felt that it was a car I want to get more seat time in. It will be a big challenge that I look forward to, Jessica Bäckman says.

The GT Winter Series enters its third season, stronger than ever and with more race weekends on the most beautiful racetracks in southern Europe. From December to March, with races in Spain and Portugal, where each race weekend consists of two sprint races of 25 minutes each and a long race of 60 minutes with a driver change after half the race. The drivers compete for points in their classification class and victory in the overall standings. The cars are built according to the global GT4 regulations, which means that they are, for example, the same cars used in the remaining GT4 championships around the world. This weekend, March 4–5th, the fifth round of the championship will be run at the Circuit de Navarra in Spain, where the young, Swedish racer Jessica Bäckman will for the first time in her career, drive an Aston Martin AMR Vantage GT4 car in a competitive context for the PROsport Racing Team where she will share the car with the Czech, Gabriela Jílková.

 

PROsport Racing Team
PROsport Racing Team is one of the most respected GT teams currently competing in Europe. Officially founded by Christoph Esser who himself has competed in the 1980s. The team is located next to the Nürburgring, just 5 km from the Nürburgring track and has strong qualifications such as; more than 50 class wins in VLN, another 10 wins in the 24H SERIES and several strong results in both ADAC TCR Germany, ADAC GT4 Germany and GT4 European Championship.

 

New car, new championship, and new team
Jessica Bäckman made her motorsport debut in 2006 in karting as an 8-year-old and has since competed around the world. In 2018, Jessica debuted in car racing and over the years has 4 wins and 14 podium places in five different TCR championships around the world and has also got a chance to represent Sweden in the Motorsports Olympics - FIA Motorsport Games. In 2021, she took the step up in the World Cup series FIA World Touring Car Cup where she is the only woman to score world cup points in the series. Last year she was crowned Vice Champion in the ADAC TCR Germany championship and is ranked as the most successful female driver in the championship's history. Now the Sweden National Team driver from the North of Sweden will enter the GT Winter Series for the first time in an Aston Martin AMR Vantage GT4 car for the top team PROsport Racing Team.

- I'm looking forward to try something completely new for me, an Aston Martin AMR Vantage GT4 car this weekend, I got to test the car model when I was invited to a shootout in US at the end of last year and I immediately felt that it was a car I want to get more seat time in. It will be a big challenge that I look forward to, Jessica Bäckman says.

– I am very happy that Jessica will make her debut for us in Navarra. Last year we watched her through her wins and podiums in the ADAC TCR Germany and I think she is a great talent. Now we are delighted that she will be making her debut in GT racing with PROsport Racing, says Christoph Esser, team manager for PROsport Racing Team.

 

Facts Aston Martin AMR Vantage GT4:
- Rear wheel drive
- 4.0 ltr twin turbo V8 engine
- 475 hp
- 6-speed paddle shift gearbox
- ABS-system
- Traction Control

 

Timetable for this weekend (GT Winter Series round 5):
(all times in CET)

Saturday, March 4th:
10:10 Free Practice 1 (40 min)
12:45 Free Practice 2 (40 min)
15:20 Free Practice 3 (40 min)
16:50 Free Practice 4 (40 min)

Sunday, March 5th:
09:40 Q1 – Qualifying 1 (15 min)
10:00 Q2 - Qualifying 2 (15 min)
12:10 Sprint Race 1 (25 min)
14:25 Sprint Race 2 (25 min)
16:45 Endurance Race (60 min) – Driver change after 30 minutes

Click to see livetiming
Click to see results

 

GT Winter Series Calendar 2022/2023:
12-13 December 
- Portimao, Portugal
14-15 January - Estoril, Portugal
11-12 February - Jerez, Spain
18-19 February - Valencia, Spain
4-5 March - Navarra, Spain
11-12 March - Barcelona, Spain

 

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