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....
Rotax MAX Challenge International Finals in Le Mans

Published on Monday, August 2, 2021

Rotax MAX Challenge International Finals in Le Mans

The Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy ended with spectacular Finals on the Le Mans circuit. The twelve races on the programme of this last day were full of intensity for the greatest enjoyment of all the participants.

The winners of this third edition were rewarded with Can-Am DS 90 quads in the Micro and Mini MAX categories as well as coveted tickets for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals which will take place in Bahrain from 10th to 18th December 2021 for the Junior, Senior, DD2 and DD2 Masters categories. The runners-up won Rotax MAX engines in their categories and the 3rd-placed drivers won €1,000 in Rotax vouchers.

The 2021 edition was marked by the general good attitude of the competitors which allowed the competition to run smoothly and safely. The races were all the more exciting to experience and to follow. The Le Mans track allowed the best talents to be showcased and demonstrated the extraordinary competitiveness of the Rotax categories as well as their outstanding reliability. The weather was good in Le Mans during the entire event and the Mojo slicks perfectly met the expectations of the drivers.

 

Paul Schön dominates the Micro class

Paul Schön (CHE - KR - MH Racing) won everything from the Timed Qualifying to the Final of the Micro class. Very fast, he won with the precision and consistency of a Swiss watch with an impressive margin over his rivals. Delayed in one heat, Uros Bogdanic (SRB - Kosmic - Sport Sill) was first 3rd in the Prefinal before reaching the second step of the Final podium. Tom Papenburg (NLD - KR) made a great comeback in the Final by finishing 3rd.

Micro Final podium and prizes

1- Paul Schön - CHE - a Can-Am DS 90 Quad

2- Uros Bogdanic - SRB - a Micro MAX engine

3- Tom Papenburg - NLD - a Rotax voucher of €1000.

 

Mini: the young generation keeps its promises with Christopher El Feghali

Micro winner of the previous edition, Christopher El Feghali (LBN - KR) won this year in the top category. He had to show perseverance to turn his situation around after having dropped to 9th place in the heats. His victories in the Prefinal and the Final definitely proved his worth against strong opponents such as Mateja Radenkovic (BEL - Tony Kart) and Max Sadurski (NLD - Energy - FJ Motorsport), who had already finished 3rd in the Micro class last year in Portimao.

Final Mini podium and prizes

1- Christopher El Feghali - LBN - a Can-Am DS 90 Quad

2- Mateja Radenkovic - BEL - a Mini MAX engine

3- Max Sadurski - NLD - a Rotax voucher of €1000.

 

Kai Rillaerts at the top in Junior

Kai Rillaerts (BEL - Exprit - JJ Racing) won almost everything in the Junior category, which is full of promising drivers. His success is all the more deserving as he had to fight each time with great determination to keep 1st place. In constant battle with the leader during the whole event, Téo Blin (FRA - Tony Kart) and Farin Megger (DEU - Exprit - JJ Racing) formed a very deserving podium with Rillaerts.

Final Junior podium and prizes

1- Kai Rillaerts - BEL - a ticket for the 2021 RMCGF

2- Téo Blin - FRA - a Junior MAX engine

3- Farin Megger - DEU - a €1000 Rotax voucher

 

Senior: great performance by brothers Rhys and Kai Hunter

Between them, Kai and Rhys Hunter (GBR - Kosmic - Dan Holland Racing) won every possible Senior race. The youngest, Kai, took pole position, before winning four heats, while his elder brother won five heats and the Final. Kovacs Zsombor (HUN - Exprit - KMS Europe) did not make it easy for them in the Qualifying Heats, while Enzo Caldaras (FRA - Kosmic - KPR) managed to reach the podium in the Final.

Final Senior podium and prizes

1- Rhys Hunter - GBR - a ticket for the 2021 RMCGF

2- Kai Hunter - GBR - a Senior MAX engine

3- Enzo Caldaras - FRA - a Rotax voucher of €1000.

 

DD2: Daniel Machacek at the finish

Another driver, Antoine Barbaroux (FRA - Birel ART), clearly dominated the Qualifying phases as well as the DD2 Prefinal. But despite all his efforts, he could not get ahead of his rival Daniel Machacek (AUT - KR - VPDR) who had a remarkable Final. The competition was strong behind them and it was finally Nicolas Picot (FRA - Tony Kart - NPS) who finished in 3rd place in the Final after a seven place climb.

Final DD2 podium and prizes

1- Daniel Machacek - AUT - a ticket for the 2021 RMCGF

2- Antoine Barbaroux - FRA - a DD2 MAX engine

3- Nicolas Picot - FRA - a €1000 Rotax voucher

 

DD2 Masters: Rudy Champion wins in the Final stages

Rudy Champion (FRA - Kosmic) did not start the competition very well. Only 10th in the heats due to a retirement, he made an impressive comeback to lead the Prefinal before having a superb duel with Paul Louveau (FRA - Redspeed - DSS) in the Final. Qualifying poleman Denis Thum (CYP - Tony Kart) won his place on the podium after a strong Final run.

Final DD2 Masters podium and prizes

1- Rudy Champion - FRA - a ticket for the 2021 RMCGF

2- Paul Louveau - FRA - a DD2 MAX engine

3- Denis Thum - CYP - a €1000 Rotax voucher

 

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