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....
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...
RMCIT: The stopwatch has spoken in Le Mans

Published on Thursday, July 28, 2022

RMCIT: The stopwatch has spoken in Le Mans

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.


After two full days of Free Practice, the RMCIT participants were eager to start the competition on Thursday morning in Le Mans. The conditions were perfect to compete against the clock with a dry track and a temperature of 20° to 21°. 245 drivers from eight to 30 years old and more, coming from 40 nations and five continents, competed in the six categories of the programme on the 1368 metres of the track next to the legendary 24 Hour circuit.

Mirco Max: Robillot Lagache by a small margin
Frenchman Léni Robillot Lagache (Tony Kart/Rotax/Mojo) was better able to exploit the Le Mans track against his fast but less consistent opponents in Micro Max. This is why he was able to beat Dutchman Senn Lindeman (Birel ART/Rotax/Mojo) by 28 thousandths to take pole position with 59'865. The Lithuanian Majus Mazinas (Parolin/Rotax/Mojo) finished 3rd by 0.163''.

Mini Max: clear advantage for Avasilcutei
Austrian Dragos Avasilcutei (Sodi/Rotax/Mojo) of the KSCA Sodi Europe team was almost 2.5 tenths ahead of Hungarian Zsebo Marcell (Exprit/Rotax/Mojo) of the KMS Europe team, followed by Swiss Paul Schoen (KR/Rotax/Mojo).

Junior Max: Lee with more than a tenth of a lead
German Austin Lee (Exprit/Rotax/Mojo) of the JJ Racing team proved to be the fastest of the 61 Junior drivers on his fifth lap in the second timed session. He relegated Poland's Colin Wazny (Kosmic/Rotax/Mojo), leader of the first session, by more than a tenth of a second with his best lap of 53'630. Belgian Mateja Radenkovic (Tony Kart/Rotax/Mojo) Bouvin Power followed in 3rd place.

Promising move to Senior Max for Rillaerts
The undisputed leader of the second Senior Max timed session, Belgian Kai Rillaerts (Sodi/Rotax/Mojo) from the JJ Racing team had a 0.254'' lead over his direct pursuer and took pole position with 52'620. The German Janne Stiak (Kosmic/Rotax/Mojo) Kraft Motorsport was the fastest in the first session and took 2nd place in the Senior Qualifying session, only 15 thousandths behind the poleman. Finally, the Frenchman Enzo Caldaras (Sodi/Rotax/Mojo) Kart Pro Racing was 3rd with the fastest time of the third session obtained in his last lap.

DD2: another pole position for Barbaroux
2nd in last year's Final, Frenchman Antoine Barbaroux (Sodi/Rotax/Mojo) also started with a pole position. This year, he managed a third lap in 51''819, 3 tenths faster than in 2021. His compatriot Paolo Besancenez (Birel ART/Rotax/Mojo) of the KMD team took 2nd place by 1.3 tenths, closely followed by the Dane Mathias Bjerre Jakobsen (Tony Kart/Rotax/Mojo) with RS Competition.

Cussac-Picot fastest in DD2 Masters
Frenchman Vivien Cussac-Picot (Tony Kart/Rotax/Mojo) narrowly edged out compatriot Olivier Paris (LN/Rotax/Mojo) to take pole position in the DD2 Masters with 52'490, one place better than in 2021. Argentina's Gabriel Zughella (Tony Kart/Rotax/Mojo) followed the duo by 0.130'' in 3rd position.

The Qualifying Heats started at the beginning of the afternoon and will continue until the end of the day on Friday to determine the order of the drivers qualified for the Final phases on Saturday.

Friday 29th July
08:00 - 09:17: Warm-up (5')
09:28 - 16:51: Qualifying Heats

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

 

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