Live timing: Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2019, who is the fastest today
Live timing: Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2019, who is the fastest today

Live timing: Rotax Max Challenge Grand...

Live timing: Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2019, who is the fastest today

Live timing: Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2019, who is the fastest today

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RMCGF Day 1: Circuito Internazionale Di Napoli

RMCGF Day 1: Circuito Internazionale Di...

RMCGF Day 1: Circuito Internazionale Di Napoli

RMCGF Day 1: Circuito Internazionale Di Napoli

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Time Schedule: Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2019 is on his way

Time Schedule: Rotax Max Challenge Grand...

Time Schedule: Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2019 is on his way

Time Schedule: Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2019 is on his way

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html { font-family: "Color Emoji", "Calibri", "Segoe UI", "Meiryo", "Microsoft YaHei UI", "Microsoft JhengHei UI", "Malgun Gothic", "sans-serif"; } The 2019 Senior Max Champion, Mathilda Olsson...
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Camp Company has announced the 2020 Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy calendar

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Rotax Max Challenge Euro Trophy Crowns 2019 Champions

Rotax Max Challenge Euro Trophy Crowns...

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Livestream: round 3 of the ROTAX MAX Euro Trophy at Prokart Raceland in Wackersdorf

Livestream: round 3 of the ROTAX MAX...

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Live timing and results: round 3 of the ROTAX MAX Euro Trophy at Prokart Raceland in Wackersdorf

Live timing and results: round 3 of the...

Live timing and results: round 3 of the ROTAX MAX Euro Trophy at Prokart Raceland in Wackersdorf

Live timing and results: round 3 of the ROTAX MAX Euro Trophy at Prokart Raceland in Wackersdorf

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Rotax Max Challenge International Trophy an exceptional success from the first edition

Rotax Max Challenge International Trophy...

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LIVESTREAM: ROTAX Max Challenge International Trophy at the Circuit Alain Prost in Le Mans, France

LIVESTREAM: ROTAX Max Challenge...

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The Rotax Max Challenge International Trophy starts strong at Le Mans

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RESULTS: ROTAX Max Challenge International Trophy at the Circuit Alain Prost in Le Mans, France

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RESULTS: ROTAX Max Challenge International Trophy at the Circuit Alain Prost in Le Mans, France

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LIVE-TIMING: ROTAX Max Challenge International Trophy at the Circuit Alain Prost in Le Mans, France

LIVE-TIMING: ROTAX Max Challenge...

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LIVE-TIMING: ROTAX Max Challenge International Trophy at the Circuit Alain Prost in Le Mans, France

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Thrilling halftime event at the Rotax Max Challenge Euro Trophy in Sweden

Thrilling halftime event at the Rotax...

Thrilling halftime event at the Rotax Max Challenge Euro Trophy in Sweden

Thrilling halftime event at the Rotax Max Challenge Euro Trophy in Sweden

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Four double winners at the opening round of  the Rotax Max Challenge Euro Trophy 2019

Four double winners at the opening round...

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Four double winners at the opening round of the Rotax Max Challenge Euro Trophy 2019

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Rotax Max Challenge International Trophy an exceptional success from the first edition

Published on Thursday, August 29, 2019

Rotax Max Challenge International Trophy an exceptional success from the first edition

Le Mans, France – By partnering with 3MK Events and the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), BRP-Rotax has had an unquestionable success with the launch of its new world-class event at the Le Mans circuit. Almost 300 drivers, 44 countries, five continents, impeccable organisation, a magnificent circuit, thrilling races, a magical atmosphere, prizes and much more, led to delighted participants returning with a smile and with a greater desire than ever to continue their kart racing programme in the Rotax categories. The objective was met at Le Mans from 20th to 24th August, 2019.

There was good weather for the much-awaited debut of the Rotax Max Challenge International Trophy. The friendly and festive atmosphere was bright during the five days of competition, while the races were held in ideal conditions. The presence of many major teams and the best-reputed professionals further strengthened the standard and seriousness of the competition, while offering all enthusiasts the opportunity to compete in a very high quality new international event on their own kart in the heart of summer.

Finally, the best were rewarded with breathtaking prizes: two Can-Am DS 90 quads offered to the Micro and Mini Max winners, complemented by four invitations for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Italy (Sarno) in October for the Junior, Senior, DD2 and DD2 Master winners. The 2nd-placed drivers in the six categories were awarded Rotax MAX engines and the 3rd with Rotax vouchers for €1000.

Two draws open to all participants offered the opportunity to win two exciting Can-Am Rykers! Another lottery reserved for the Rotax Senior, DD2 and DD2 Masters drivers gave them the chance them to take part in an exceptional experience: an introduction to aerobatics.

The competition itself spanned five intense days during which 42 Qualifying Heats were contested before concluding with six Prefinal and no less than ten Finals to offer maximum track time and competitive enjoyment.

 

Micro: Strauven from Qualifying to the Final

The 32 drivers from 8 to 11 years old competed on their own chassis together with a brand new Rotax Micro MAX engine supplied by the organization using the Rotax Engine Lottery System. Thomas Strauven (BEL - Exprit - GKS Lemmens) achieved pole position in Qualifying, his team-mate Lenn Nijs (BEL - Exprit - GKS Lemmens) dominated the Qualifying Heats and Juliusz Ociepa (POL - CRG - KRK Racing) won the Prefinal. After an intense battle, Nijs passed Strauven as they approached the last lap, but he was later penalized for his manoeuvre and therefore classified 2nd behind Strauven. Ociepa was third on the podium, followed by Christopher El Feghali (LBN - KR - Dan Holland Racing) and Alejandro Umana (COL - Exprit - GKS Lemmens).

Poulain wins in Mini

Equipped with Rotax Mini MAX engines with the same lottery system as Micro, the 10 to 13 year olds delivered some tough battles. Valentin Hervas (FRA - Birel ART) was the fastest in Qualifying, Augustin Bernier (FRA - KR - PB Kart) took the lead in the heats as well as in the Prefinal against his rival Jolan Raccamier (FRA - Birel ART). Raccamier and Bernier finished 1st and 2nd in the Final, but were subsequently disqualified and Arthur Poulain (FRA - KR - PB Kart) was finally declared the winner ahead of Piotr Czaja (POL - Energy - V Kart Racing Team) and Valentin Hervas. Birch Kristensen and Tom Braeken (BEL - Parolin - SP Motorsport) finished 4th and 5th.

Reinardts wins the Junior Final

With its 84 drivers aged 12 to 16, the Junior category was not lacking dynamism or enthusiasm.  Mike Van Vugt (NLD - Exprit - JJ Racing) was the hero with his constant domination in Qualifying, the Heats and the Prefinal. He also won the Final before a spoiler penalty dropped him down to 6th. Finishing 2nd, Thom Reinaerdts (BEL - Exprit - GKS Lemmens) was thus declared the winner ahead of Oli Pylka (POL - FA Kart - Dan Holland Racing), while Joran Leneutre (FRA - Redspeed) took 3rd. Dani Van Dijk (NLD - Exprit - JJ Racing) and Kai Hunter (GBR - FA Kart - Dan Holland Racing) completed the top five.

Bruynseels highlighted in the Senior Finals

With 91 participants, the Senior MAX competition proved exciting for the many spectators at Le Mans. César Gazeau (FRA - FA Kart - RM Concept) dominated the first part during Qualifying and the Heats. Then Illian Bruynseels (BEL - Tony Kart - Bouvin Power) won the Prefinal and the Final with a 2.6'' lead over Gazeau who was struggling to reduce the gap. Lewis Gilbert (GBR - Tony Kart - Strawberry Racing) secured 3rd place followed by Guilherme De Oliveira (PRT - Kosmic - KR Sport) and Charles Tesnière (FRA - Kosmic) who drove a great race to round out the top 5.

Deserved DD2 victory for Munaretto

Luca Munaretto (ITA - Birel ART) was the main figure of the RMCIT in Rotax DD2 with his pole position and dominance in the heats. Paolo Besancenez (FRA - Sodi) took the lead in the Prefinal, but Munaretto won the Final with a comfortable gap. Penalised for his spoiler, Besancenez fell to 5th while Dionisios Liveris (GRC - Tony Kart - Daems Racing Team) ranked 2nd, Matthias Njeim (LBN - Birel ART - Birel Middle ART East) 3rd and Ville Villiainen (DNK - Tony Kart - RS  Competition) was 4th.

Mangé rewarded in DD2 Masters

Although Carl Cleirbaut (BEL - Tony Kart - Bouvin Power) took pole position in DD2 Masters, Romain Mangé (FRA - Tony Kart - Malevaut Sport) returned to centre stage in the heats and was unbeatable both in the Prefinal and in the Final against Slawomir Muranski (POL - Tony Kart - 46 Team), while Rudy Champion (FRA - Sodi) was on the third step of the Final podium in front of Roberto Pesevski (AUT - Sodi - KSCA Sodi Austria) and Scott Howard (AUS - Sodi).

The complete results from the RMCIT 2019 at Le Mans, together with the YouTube link to the Livestream video of the afternoon finals Saturday and much more information about the first edition of this exciting new event, are available on the official website at www.rmc-internationaltrophy.com  

 

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