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

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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....
Unpredictable weather makes it an action-packed weekend at the RMC Euro Golden Trophy
Unpredictable weather makes it an action-packed weekend at the RMC Euro Golden Trophy

Unpredictable weather makes it an...

Unpredictable weather makes it an action-packed weekend at the RMC Euro Golden Trophy

Unpredictable weather makes it an action-packed weekend at the RMC Euro Golden Trophy

The Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Golden Trophy took place once again last weekend at Karting Genk in Belgium. 181 competitors from 26 nations dueled at the demanding ‘Home of Champions’ and...
Intense qualifying heats at RMCIT in Le Mans

Published on Friday, July 29, 2022

Intense qualifying heats at RMCIT in Le Mans

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.

The excitement was constant since Thursday afternoon on the 1368 m of the most famous French track. With uncertain races until the finish line, countless overtaking, great sportsmanship, growing tension, hellish climbs and twists and turns, all the elements were gathered for a great competition meeting in the purest Rotax spirit. The day ended in a warm festive atmosphere with the drivers' parade followed by a cocktail for everyone.

Robillot Lagache fights for the lead in the Micro Max
The Briton Albert Friend (Tony Kart/Rotax/Mojo) won twice, but the French poleman Léni Robillot Lagache (Tony Kart/Rotax/Mojo) managed to keep his advantage with a nice consistency. British driver Jenson Chalk (Croc Promotion/Rotax/Mojo), who had the same score, climbed from 6th to 2nd place ahead of Friend, while Lithuanian driver Majus Mazinas (Parolin/Rotax/Mojo) finished 4th and Dutch driver Senn Lindeman (Birel ART/Rotax/Mojo) remained in the top five.


Mini Max: Strele wins three times
Thanks to his perfect score, Latvian Toms Strele (LN/Rotax/Mojo) of the Dan Holland Racing team moved up from 4th to 1st place in Mini Max. Swiss driver Paul Schoen (KR/Rotax/Mojo) secured a series of 2nd places to take the lead over Austrian poleman Dragos Avasilcutei (Sodi/Rotax/Mojo) of the KSCA Sodi Europe team. Frenchman Antoine Grisel (Kosmic/Rotax/Mojo) made a strong comeback of 13 positions to 4th place ahead of UAE driver Zain Elhommossany (KR/Rotax/Mojo) of the KR Sport team (+4 pl).


Junior Max: Feghali takes the lead
Starting from 6th place in Qualifying, Lebanon's Christopher Fegalhi (LN/Rotax/Mojo) of the Dan Holland Racing team won three times to take the lead in Junior Max against Greece's Georgios Kanfantaris (Exprit/Rotax/Mojo) of KMS Europe who made up 10 places. The biggest improvement in the front group was made by Croatian Leon Zelenko (Exprit/Rotax/Mojo) of the JJ Racing team who moved up from 24th to 3rd. Poland's Colin Wazny (Kosmic/Rotax/Mojo) KR Sport was 4th ahead of Britain's Scott Marsh (LN/Rotax/Mojo) of Dan Holland Racing. German poleman Austin Lee (Exprit/Rotax/Mojo) of the JJ Racing team lost ground in his first race and fell to 12th.


Senior Max: Rillaerts impresses
Belgian poleman Kai Rillaerts (Sodi/Rotax/Mojo) of the JJ Racing team achieved a great feat as a rookie by winning all four Qualifying Heats despite formidable competition in Senior Max. Two Frenchmen finished in the top three: Nolan Lemeray (EOS/Rotax/Mojo) moved up three places to 2nd position and Enzo Caldaras (Sodi/Rotax/Mojo) Kart Pro Racing, once winner, kept his 3rd position. The British driver Lewis Gilbert (Tony Kart/Rotax/Mojo) regained no less than eight places in 4th position ahead of the German Janne Stiak (Kosmic/Rotax/Mojo) Kraft Motorsport, 2nd in Qualifying.


DD2: Barbaroux holds on to his ambition
Thanks to his two victories, French poleman Antoine Barbaroux (Sodi/Rotax/Mojo) largely dominated the DD2 heats. The Polish driver Dawid Maslakiewicz (DR/Rotax/Mojo) 46 Team came back from 5th to 2nd place against the Italian Gregorio Bertocco (Tony Kart/Rotax/Mojo) and the Briton Edward Matthews (LN/Rotax/Mojo) of the Dan Holland Racing team, who improved by 10 places. The Danish Mathias Bjerre Jakobsen (Tony Kart/Rotax/Mojo) with RS Competition was in the top five, while the Frenchman Paolo Besancenez (Birel ART/Rotax/Mojo) of the KMD team lost a lot of ground at the start of the first race and dropped from 2nd to 9th place, despite a victory.


DD2 Masters: Cussac-Picot still dominates
Frenchman Vivien Cussac-Picot (Tony Kart/Rotax/Mojo), who took pole position, confirmed his talent by winning all three Qualifying Heats. The Slovenian Primoz Matelic (Praga/Rotax/Mojo) of team SSC progressed from 5th to 2nd position against the French Olivier Paris (LN/Rotax/Mojo). Frenchman Paul Louveau (Redspeed/Rotax/Mojo), who was deprived of a time in Qualifying, made an impressive comeback in 4th position ahead of his compatriot Romain Mangé (LN/Rotax/Mojo) with Malevaut Sport.


Programme of Saturday 30th July
08:00 - 08:59: Warm-up (5')
09:19 - 10:54: Prefinals Mini, Micro, DD2M, DD2
10:59 - 12:09: Finals C and B Senior, Junior
13:45 - 14:00: Warm-up A Junior, Senior (5')
14:20 - 17:32: Finals A

The competition can be followed live on the RMCIT official website and Facebook page.

 

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