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

Birel ART - State of the art technology...

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

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...
Rotax MAX Challenge 2022 Grand Final: mission accomplished for Sodikart
Rotax MAX Challenge 2022 Grand Final: mission accomplished for Sodikart

Rotax MAX Challenge 2022 Grand Final:...

Rotax MAX Challenge 2022 Grand Final: mission accomplished for Sodikart

Rotax MAX Challenge 2022 Grand Final: mission accomplished for Sodikart

This year, the collaboration between Sodikart and BRP-Rotax was again successful for the 22nd edition of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final, which took place in Portugal, at the Kartodrómo...
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

BRP-Rotax announces results of the...

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

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...
We crowned the Champions of the RMC Grand Finals 2022!
We crowned the Champions of the RMC Grand Finals 2022!

We crowned the Champions of the RMC...

We crowned the Champions of the RMC Grand Finals 2022!

We crowned the Champions of the RMC Grand Finals 2022!

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.
And who are the winners of the 2022 Rotax MAX Grand Finals?
And who are the winners of the 2022 Rotax MAX Grand Finals?

And who are the winners of the 2022...

And who are the winners of the 2022 Rotax MAX Grand Finals?

And who are the winners of the 2022 Rotax MAX Grand Finals?

The ‘best of the best’ in each of the Rotax classes will ensure the race action will be sensational as ever once the competition gets underway mid-week, following the initial practice...
Saturday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit
Saturday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit

Saturday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge...

Saturday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit

Saturday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit

Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 has kicked off and 396 enthusiastic Rotax competitors from over 60 countries, plus their technicians, teams and supporters, are ready for the ultimate showdown of...
BRP boosts its kart portfolio with new entry-level ROTAX E-powertrain
BRP boosts its kart portfolio with new entry-level ROTAX E-powertrain

BRP boosts its kart portfolio with new...

BRP boosts its kart portfolio with new entry-level ROTAX E-powertrain

BRP boosts its kart portfolio with new entry-level ROTAX E-powertrain

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

RMCGF 2022 - DAY 6 Kartdromo...

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

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

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...
Friday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit
Friday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit

Friday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge...

Friday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit

Friday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit

Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 has kicked off and 396 enthusiastic Rotax competitors from over 60 countries, plus their technicians, teams and supporters, are ready for the ultimate showdown of...
RMCGF 2022 - DAY 5 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA)
RMCGF 2022 - DAY 5 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA)

RMCGF 2022 - DAY 5 Kartdromo...

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

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

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...
Thursday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit
Thursday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit

Thursday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge...

Thursday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit

Thursday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit

Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 has kicked off and 396 enthusiastic Rotax competitors from over 60 countries, plus their technicians, teams and supporters, are ready for the ultimate showdown of...
RMCGF 2022 - DAY 4 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA)
RMCGF 2022 - DAY 4 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA)

RMCGF 2022 - DAY 4 Kartdromo...

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

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

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...
Wednesday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit
Wednesday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit

Wednesday Live Stream:Rotax MAX...

Wednesday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit

Wednesday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit

Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 has kicked off and 396 enthusiastic Rotax competitors from over 60 countries, plus their technicians, teams and supporters, are ready for the ultimate showdown of...
RMCGF 2022 - DAY 3 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA)
RMCGF 2022 - DAY 3 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA)

RMCGF 2022 - DAY 3 Kartdromo...

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

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

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...
Tuesday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit
Tuesday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit

Tuesday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge...

Tuesday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit

Tuesday Live Stream:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit

Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 has kicked off and 396 enthusiastic Rotax competitors from over 60 countries, plus their technicians, teams and supporters, are ready for the ultimate showdown of...
Live timing and Results:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit
Live timing and Results:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit

Live timing and Results:Rotax MAX...

Live timing and Results:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit

Live timing and Results:Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 at the Portimão Circuit

Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 has kicked off and 396 enthusiastic Rotax competitors from over 60 countries, plus their technicians, teams and supporters, are ready for the ultimate showdown of...
RMCGF 2022 - Day 2 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA)
RMCGF 2022 - Day 2 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA)

RMCGF 2022 - Day 2 Kartdromo...

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

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

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...
Sodikart - Official chassis supplier for four categories of the 2022 Rotax Grand Final
Sodikart - Official chassis supplier for four categories of the 2022 Rotax Grand Final

Sodikart - Official chassis supplier for...

Sodikart - Official chassis supplier for four categories of the 2022 Rotax Grand Final

Sodikart - Official chassis supplier for four categories of the 2022 Rotax Grand Final

The 22nd edition of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals will take place this year in Portugal, at the Kartodrómo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão from 19th to 26th November, with 394 drivers from...
RMCGF 2022 - DAY 1 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA)
RMCGF 2022 - DAY 1 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA)

RMCGF 2022 - DAY 1 Kartdromo...

RMCGF 2022 - DAY 1 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA)

RMCGF 2022 - DAY 1 Kartdromo Internacional Do Algarve (KIA)

Bem vindo and welcome to the 22 nd edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) being hosted at the Kartodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão. Once again, the bond that stretches...
Historical milestone achieved: 125.000 Rotax Max Engines
Historical milestone achieved: 125.000 Rotax Max Engines

Historical milestone achieved: 125.000...

Historical milestone achieved: 125.000 Rotax Max Engines

Historical milestone achieved: 125.000 Rotax Max Engines

Another milestone in the long-lasting history of Rotax Karting took place this week: the 125.000th edition of a Rotax 125 MAX engine left the assembly line at BRP-Rotax in Gunskirchen, Austria....
Great Racing in Adria, cancelation Genk, and we have the new 2020 RMC Euro Champions

Published on Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Great Racing in Adria, cancelation Genk, and we have the new 2020 RMC Euro Champions

Gunskirchen / Adria –The Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy has heralded the final spurt of the 2020 racing season. The ultimate event of the championship took place on the Adria Karting Raceway, near Venice. After stops in Belgium and Germany, the race in Italy opened the decisive stage of the three-round series as the fourth and last round in Genk was cancelled. Despite the increasingly tense situation surrounding the COVID-19 throughout Europe, a total of 115 drivers from 23 nations made their way to the 1,302 metre-long track, facing another high-level competition of Rotax racing. In addition to the classic RMC Euro Trophy classes of the Juniors, Seniors, DD2 and DD2 Masters, the Micro MAX and Mini MAXcategories were again included in the program for the younger racers.

 

Micro MAX: Mees Houben dominates

Mees Houben (GKS Lemmens Power) was the benchmark in the field of the youngest participants of the RMC Euro Trophy. The Dutchman set the fastest time in qualifying and made perfect use of his pole position during the heats, which saw no-one else winning, but him. Houben also remained unbeaten in both the final races on Sunday. With a double win, he took first place in the day’s classification. Behind him, Swiss driver Paul Schoen (MH Racing) prevailed in second place against Luka Malbasa (AKSK Crvena Zvezda) of Serbia in the fight for the further podium positions.

 

Mini MAX: Double victory for Mateja Radenkovic

In the field of the Minis, Veljko Vranic (Energy) succeeded in qualifying. With a lead of just 0.043 seconds, the Serb was able to secure the best starting position for the heats. However, during the heats on Saturday Mateja Radenkovic (Bouvin Power) took the reins. With three wins, he boosted himself to the top of the ranking, making him a favourite for the finals the following day, which he dominated as well. In each of the races, the Tony Kart driver was the first to cross the finish line with a clear lead. As a result, he was rewarded with the overall win on the day. Second place went to the Belgian Karel Staut (PG Motorsport), who finished both races second, while Dutchman Reno Fernon Francot (GKS Lemmens Power) completed the podium in third.

 

Junior MAX: Kai Rillaerts takes the title

The juniors displayed a competitively balanced field. In the qualifying, Christiaan De Kleijn (CRG Holland) set the pace, although he had to make way for his opponents during the heats – especially to Belgium's Tom Braeken (SP Motorsport). The rookie took the victory in one heat, finished second and third in the others, which meant he would start from pole position for the final day. But it was championship leader Kai Rillaerts (JJ Racing) who rocked the boat! Having only qualified in the middle of the grid Friday, he fought his way back into the top five in the heats. In the finals, the young Belgian put on a brilliant performance to win both races with a clear gap. As a result, Rillaerts also took the triumph in the day's standings and then had another reason to celebrate: considering the drop results, he gained enough points to already secure the 2020 championship title before the final meeting at Genk. Behind the newly crowned champion, Christiaan De Kleijn finished second in the day's ranking ahead of the German Farin Megger (Kartschmie.de), who was able to take his best result in the RMC Euro Trophyso far.

 

Senior MAX: Mathilda Olsson extends championship lead

Mathilda Olsson (Strawberry Racing) once again proved her exceptional position in the senior MAX category. Yet, the weekend did not start according to plan for the reigning champion. In qualifying, she ranked P8, where Hungary’s Zsombor Kovacs (KSB Racing Team) set the fastest time. In the heats, the Swedish ladieracer made her way up the order to rank third, while RMC Euro Trophy Winter Cup champion Juho Valtanen (SP Motorsport) topped the competitive line-up and claimed pole position for Sunday. The Finn continued his strong performance in the first final but lost out in a photofinish to Olssonafter 18 laps of racing. In Final 2, the pole-sitter stepped it up a notch and complemented the double victory with a winning margin of 1.3 seconds. As a result, she significantly expanded her lead in the overall standings and defended her crown. Second in Adria went to Juho Valtanen, who crossed the finish line in P2 in both final races, while local hero Elia Galvanin (KSB Racing Team) from Italy took third place on the podium.

 

DD2 / DD2 Masters: Victories for Machacek and Rumpelhardt

Michael Rosina (54 Squadra Corse) was the pacemaker in the DD2 class. The Italian set the pace in qualifying on home soil and was unbeaten in the heats too. He continued his dominance in the first final, which he won with an impressive lead. But in the decisive second final, it was Daniel Machacek (Machacek Racing Team) who put himself in the spotlight. The Austrian took the win and prevented Rosina making it a walkover. In the end, the two race winners were tied at the top. Since Machacek won the higher-rated second final, he was awarded first in the day's classification. Xander Przybylak (Bouvin Power) from Belgium completed the podium in third place and is the new champion in DD2.

Sebastian Rumpelhardt (RS Competition) was in command of the Rotax DD2 Masters, which was integrated in the field of the DD2 class at round 3. The German was at the top from start to finish and took the championship with the double victory. The further podium positions went to Sei Priit (TGT Racing) from Estonia and Frenchman Rudy Champion (PKS Competition) in Adria.

 

Meik Wagner, organizer of the RMC Euro Trophy, summarized the weekend: “With regard to the situation of COVID-19, times are currently not easy for us as organizers. Therefore, we can be really happy that we have been able to run the event in Adria smoothly with a comparatively big field. We would like to inform you all that we will not be proceeding with the final race weekend of the 2020 ROTAX MAX Euro Trophy season, which was scheduled to take place at Karting Genk: Home of Champions in Belgium between November 6th and 8th 2020. This now confirms the conclusion of the racing season.."  Photos: Matteo Segato/Nina Megger

Champions 2020 Rotax Max Euro Trophy:

Kai Rillearts (#274-BEL - JJ Racing)

Mathilda Olsson (#300-SWE Strawberry Racing)

Xander Przybylak (#402-BEL - Bouvin Power)

Sebastien Rumpelhardt (#509-GER - RS competition)

 

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