The RMCET is at the halfway point in Wackersdorf
The RMCET is at the halfway point in Wackersdorf

The RMCET is at the halfway point in...

The RMCET is at the halfway point in Wackersdorf

The RMCET is at the halfway point in Wackersdorf

The second round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy, held from 7 to 9 June at Prokart Raceland in Wackersdorf, marks the halfway point of the 2024 championship.
Winners crowned in Germany, unexpected results at Wackersdorf
Winners crowned in Germany, unexpected results at Wackersdorf

Winners crowned in Germany, unexpected...

Winners crowned in Germany, unexpected results at Wackersdorf

Winners crowned in Germany, unexpected results at Wackersdorf

Contrary to weather forecasts, a hot and sunny day crowned the winners of round 2 of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy.
Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf
Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf

Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2...

Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf

Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf

196 drivers have already entered the second round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy, which will take place in Germany at the Prokart Raceland of Wackersdorf from June 7 to 9. 34 nations will be...
Heats completed in Wackersdorf
Heats completed in Wackersdorf

Heats completed in Wackersdorf

Heats completed in Wackersdorf

Heats completed in Wackersdorf

A summer climate and a sunny day accompanied the long Saturday of heats at the Prokart Raceland in Wackersdorf, where the second round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy is taking place.
A friday full of emotions in Wackersdorf
A friday full of emotions in Wackersdorf

A friday full of emotions in Wackersdorf

A friday full of emotions in Wackersdorf

A friday full of emotions in Wackersdorf

The Friday of the 2nd round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy brought numerous surprises during the Qualifying Practices and the first Heats.
Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf
Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf

Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at...

Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf

Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf

196 drivers have already entered the second round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy, which will take place in Germany at the Prokart Raceland of Wackersdorf from June 7 to 9. 34 nations will be...
Live timing: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf
Live timing: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf

Live timing: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round...

Live timing: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf

Live timing: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 2 at Pro Kart Raceland in Wackersdorf

196 drivers have already entered the second round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy, which will take place in Germany at the Prokart Raceland of Wackersdorf from June 7 to 9. 34 nations will be...
Wackersdorf, all is set for the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy!
Wackersdorf, all is set for the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy!

Wackersdorf, all is set for the Rotax...

Wackersdorf, all is set for the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy!

Wackersdorf, all is set for the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy!

The Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy is ready to return to the track for round 2, scheduled this weekend from June 7 to 9.
34 nations from all around the world represented in Wackersdorf
34 nations from all around the world represented in Wackersdorf

34 nations from all around the world...

34 nations from all around the world represented in Wackersdorf

34 nations from all around the world represented in Wackersdorf

182 drivers have already entered the second round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy, which will take place in Germany at the Prokart Raceland of Wackersdorf from June 7 to 9.
4 RMCGF tickets for the winners of the E20 classes
4 RMCGF tickets for the winners of the E20 classes

4 RMCGF tickets for the winners of the...

4 RMCGF tickets for the winners of the E20 classes

4 RMCGF tickets for the winners of the E20 classes

Important news regarding the E20 categories, whose prize list has been revised. 4 will be 2024 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals tickets available for the E20 categories.
More than 100 drivers have already entered Wackersdorf
More than 100 drivers have already entered Wackersdorf

More than 100 drivers have already...

More than 100 drivers have already entered Wackersdorf

More than 100 drivers have already entered Wackersdorf

More than 100 drivers have entered the 2nd round of the 2024 Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy, which will take place in Wackersdorf in June.
Rotax E20 becomes the first ever E-Powertrain to get CIK-FIA approval
Rotax E20 becomes the first ever E-Powertrain to get CIK-FIA approval

Rotax E20 becomes the first ever...

Rotax E20 becomes the first ever E-Powertrain to get CIK-FIA approval

Rotax E20 becomes the first ever E-Powertrain to get CIK-FIA approval

BRP-Rotax is thrilled to announce that CIK-FIA Approval has been confirmed for the Rotax E20 electric powertrain. This makes the new generation power unit the first ever E-Kart to be awarded this...
RMC Grand Finals 2024 official chassis partners confirmed for Sarno
RMC Grand Finals 2024 official chassis partners confirmed for Sarno

RMC Grand Finals 2024 official chassis...

RMC Grand Finals 2024 official chassis partners confirmed for Sarno

RMC Grand Finals 2024 official chassis partners confirmed for Sarno

The official chassis partners for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2024 have now been confirmed, as BRP-Rotax announces the manufacturers who will support all the qualified competitors with their...
Registrations open for the RMC Euro Trophy Round 2
Registrations open for the RMC Euro Trophy Round 2

Registrations open for the RMC Euro...

Registrations open for the RMC Euro Trophy Round 2

Registrations open for the RMC Euro Trophy Round 2

Registrations are open for the second round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy, scheduled at ProKart Raceland in Wackersdorf from June 7th to 9th.
Swedish E-Kart Championship joins Porsche Carrera Cup Program at the Historical Kanonloppet Race
Swedish E-Kart Championship joins Porsche Carrera Cup Program at the Historical Kanonloppet Race

Swedish E-Kart Championship joins...

Swedish E-Kart Championship joins Porsche Carrera Cup Program at the Historical Kanonloppet Race

Swedish E-Kart Championship joins Porsche Carrera Cup Program at the Historical Kanonloppet Race

The second edition of the Swedish Championship for the Rotax E20 E-Kart will take place at the new Gellerasen Arena karting track at Karlskoga, incorporated into Sweden’s oldest motor racing...
The RMC Euro Trophy championship leaders after Genk
The RMC Euro Trophy championship leaders after Genk

The RMC Euro Trophy championship leaders...

The RMC Euro Trophy championship leaders after Genk

The RMC Euro Trophy championship leaders after Genk

Round 1 of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy concluded this past weekend at Karting Genk: The Home of Champions offers the first verdicts in terms of overall standings in the Junior MAX, Senior MAX,...
Sunday Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”
Sunday Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”

Sunday Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy...

Sunday Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”

Sunday Livestream: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”

RMC Euro Trophy with roughly 200 contenders representing 40 nations are scheduled to compete in the debut round of the 2024 Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy at one of Europe’s best circuits,...
Surprises and Confirmations in Qualifying Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy
Surprises and Confirmations in Qualifying Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy

Surprises and Confirmations in...

Surprises and Confirmations in Qualifying Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy

Surprises and Confirmations in Qualifying Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy

The 10 Qualifying Practices sessions officially kick off the first round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy. Over the 1360 meters of Karting Genk: The Home of Champions, the traditional opening...
Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”
Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”

Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at...

Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”

Results: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”

RMC Euro Trophy with roughly 200 contenders representing 40 nations are scheduled to compete in the debut round of the 2024 Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy at one of Europe’s best circuits,...
Live timing: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”
Live timing: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”

Live timing: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round...

Live timing: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”

Live timing: 2024 RMC Euro Trophy Round 1 at Karting Genk “Home of Champions”

RMC Euro Trophy with roughly 200 contenders representing 40 nations are scheduled to compete in the debut round of the 2024 Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy at one of Europe’s best circuits,...
Superb debut for new Rotax Max Challenge Euro Trophy

Published on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Superb debut for new Rotax Max Challenge Euro Trophy

Gunskirchen, April 24, 2018 – From April 20 – 22, the premiere of the newly-introduced Rotax
MAX Challenge Euro Trophy welcomed almost 120 participants from around the world to the
first edition of the 2018 series at the 1,360 metre circuit of Karting Genk – ‘Home of Champions’
in Belgium. The three-day international event was run under summery conditions, while fans
both trackside and watching anywhere on the livestream, experienced exciting racing action in
all four categories – Junior MAX, Senior MAX, Rotax DD2 and DD2 Masters. Although there was
a brief thunderstorm on the final day, the RMC Euro Trophy enjoyed a fantastic kick-off.

Junior MAX: Triple podium for the Netherlands
The 41-field Junior class displayed a well-balanced competition, already evident from Saturday’s qualifying
session. With 37 of the young drivers separated by a gap of less than one second only, it was Kris
Haanen (JJ Racing) at the top of the timesheet who established the benchmark. In the heat racing, the
Dutchman confirmed his form to defend the lead position in the overall rankings. However, the tide
turned for Haanen in the finals on Sunday, when he dropped back in the last race and failed to play any
decisive role for podium positions.

Kobe Pauwels (Daems Racing) took hold of the reins in the first final, with the local hero taking victory
by a gap of 0.206 seconds ahead of Dutch driver Mike van Vugt (JJ Racing) and Mads Riis (RS Competition)
from Denmark. In the closing final, Pauwels showed his confidence and excelled in the slippery
conditions following an earlier shower of rain. Unfortunately, a post-race penalty for technical nonconformity
omitted the Belgian.

This meant that Sem van Til (Intrepid) inherited the race victory ahead of his fellow countrymen Mike
van Vugt and Colin Caresani (JJ Racing). In the total ranking for the day, Van Vugt prevailed as the
Junior Max winner, with Van Til then Caresani in second and third place respectively on the podium.
Senior MAX: Morin victorious and shares race wins with Timmermans

With 47 entries, Seniors marked the largest grid of the weekend. In the beginning, it was the Belgian
Nick Cuppens (Daems Racing Team) who set the fastest lap in qualifying by an impressive time of
54.748 seconds. He dropped down in the points by the end of the heat racing and opened the way for
the Brit Bradley Barrett (Dan Holland Racing) and another local favourite Dylan Lahaye (Exprit).
Barrett and Lahaye set the pace in the initial stages of final 1, but then collided and lost all chances of a
good result. Hannes Morin (Dan Holland Racing) took advantage of the incident, with the Swede assuming
the lead and defending his position to the chequered flag. Mick Nolten (Exprit) followed in second
place, missing out on the win by just 0.069 seconds, while keeping Max Timmermans (Tony Kart)
behind him in third place.

In the second final, there was no stopping Timmermans, grabbing the lead and surging away from his
opponents for a clear victory ahead of Hannes Morin and the Swedish lady Mathilda Olsson (Strawberry
Racing). Morin collected the most points in total and was rewarded with the winner's trophy ahead of
Timmermans and Nolten.

Rotax DD2: Martin Mortensen in a class of his own
In the 2-speed gearbox category, Martin Mortensen (RS Competition) turned on a brilliant performance.
The Dane was unbeatable to post best time in qualifying, pole position after the heats and two victories
in the final races, making him the outstanding driver of the weekend.

Behind the dominant winner, Germany's Maxi Fleischmann (FM Racing) did a remarkable job as well.
Although an oversight in selecting the regulation fuel resulted in a heat race DQ, Fleischmann fought
bravely in the finals Sunday and managed to claim second place in both, thus taking the same position
on the podium.

The battle for third saw Xen de Ruwe (AKK Sportstil) from Belgium and the Finn Roope Markkanen
(Flandria Kart Baltics) as protagonists. While De Ruwe had the lead in the first final, Markkanen was up
there in the second one. In the daily classification, De Ruwe succeeded and claimed the last podium
place.

In the additional classification of the Rotax DD2 Masters, Poland's Slawomir Muranski (Wyrzykowski
Motorsport) and Belgium's Christophe Adams (Sodikart) shared the finals victories. However, Muranski
scored better in the daily ranking and consequently won ahead of the former world Masters number 1.
The German Michael Becker (Tony Kart) completed the podium in third position.
RMC Euro Trophy organizer Meik Wagner was clearly satisfied with the championship debut: "I think
that we had a great premiere! The feedback from the drivers was very positive and the collaboration
with the teams was most encouraging. The races were exciting, fair and without any significant incidents.
I would like to thank everyone involved and look forward to the next round of the Rotax MAX
Challenge Euro Trophy."
Registration is now open for all competitors wanting to be part of the challenge at round 2 of the European
championship taking place at Kristianstad in Sweden from June 8 to 10.
More information regarding reports, photos, results and livestream videos is available on the official series
website at www.rotaxmaxchallenge-eurotrophy.com

About BRP-Rotax
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development and production of innovative 4- and 2-stroke high performance Rotax engines for BRP
products such as Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain, side-by-side
vehicles and Can-Am Spyder lineup as well for motorcycles, karts, ultra-light and light aircraft. In the last
50 years, the company has developed more than 350 engine models for recreational vehicles and produced
over 7 million engines.
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of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles,
Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am off-road and Spyder vehicles, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion
systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports
its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of
CA$4.2 billion from over 100 countries, the Company employs approximately 8,700 people worldwide.
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