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)

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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

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The Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy is back in Le Mans

Published on Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy is back in Le Mans

The third edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy was able to return to its original site, the international circuit of Le Mans in France, and its favourite period, the middle of summer. However, the Covid-19 pandemic is still present and the recent reinforcement of health controls between countries around the world has restricted the number of participants at the last moment.

Thanks to 3MK Events' recognised expertise in health protection, the RMCIT can count on the presence of 216 drivers from 28 nations and four continents at Le Mans from 27th to 31st July 2021. After two days and ten sessions per driver dedicated to Free Practice, the competition started on Thursday 29 July with the much awaited Qualifying Practice. The Qualifying Heats followed at the beginning of the afternoon under the eye of the live-streaming cameras.

The weather in Le Mans was not too cloudy and temperatures were gradually rising towards 20°C during the morning, while the track was of course dry. The conditions were ideal for Timed Qualifying on the 1,384m circuit with the Mojo tyres, which were particularly popular with the competitors.

 

Micro: Paul Schön dominates the times

Paul Schön (CHE - KR - MH Racing) dominated the Micro Qualifying and finished the session with a time of 59.696, five tenths clear of the rest. Ainis Vibriantis (LTU - KR) took 2nd place, while the top five was in place at the end of the session with Jenson Chalk (GBR - Sodi) 3rd, Tom Papenburg (NLD - KR) 4th and Zain Kwekha (GBR - Sodi) 5th.

 

Mini: Mateja Radenkovic the poleman

Mateja Radenkovic (BEL - Tony Kart) was in the leading group of 29 Mini drivers from the start of the timed session. He took pole on the fourth lap in 57''372. Christopher El Feghali (LBN - KR) managed to close to within 3 hundredths to take the lead over Tom Langlois (FRA - Sodi), while Mick Blankespoor (NLD - Compkart) finished 4th ahead of Oliwier Chlopek (POL - Parolin).

 

Junior: Kai Rillaerts the fastest

Kai Rillaerts (BEL - Exprit - JJ Racing) improved the top time throughout the Qualifying session for the 34 Junior drivers to secure pole position with an excellent time of 53''193. His team-mate Farin Megger (DEU - Exprit - JJ Racing) followed him by 2 tenths while Téo Blin (FRA - Tony Kart) came back to 3rd position far ahead of Aron Krepcsik (HUN - Exprit) and Joep Breedveld (NLD - Exprit - JJ Racing).

 

Senior: Kai Hunter on pole position

The Senior Qualifying session was extremely close. 78 of the 82 drivers finished in the same second, with the seven fastest drivers separated by less than a tenth of a second. The Race Director called the drivers of the second group to order to ensure that everyone had the same chances of success. It was in this second timed session that Kai Hunter (GBR - Kosmic - Dan Holland Racing) achieved pole position in 52''855. Kovacs Zsombor (HUN - Exprit - KMS Europe) was very close in 52'865 in the first session. The poleman's older brother, Rhys Hunter (GBR - Kosmic - Dan Holland Racing), was the fastest in the third session. The top five was completed by two Frenchmen, Jolan Raccamier (FRA - Kosmic) and Nolan Lemeray (FRA - EOS). Eva Mondou (FRA - EOS) finished in 8th place.

 

DD2: Barbaroux makes the difference

The 32 DD2 drivers quickly got into action during their Qualifying session and Antoine Barbaroux (FRA - Birel ART) achieved pole position - 52''132 - on his third lap. Daniel Machacek (AUT - KR - VPDR) finished 69 thousandths behind. Kacper Bielecki (POL - Tony Kart) and Dawid Maslakiewicz (POL - Tony Kart - 46 Team) followed by a tenth and Alexis Coursault (FRA - Birel ART) secured 5th position.

 

DD2 Masters: Denis Thum just ahead of Cussac-Picot

Denis Thum (CYP - Tony Kart) and Vivien Cussac-Picot (FRA - Tony Kart) fought it out in front of Tamsin Germain (GBR - Exprit - DG Racing). The top five was narrowed down to less than 7 hundredths. Thum took pole position with 52''887 against Cussac-Picot 3 thousandths further back. Germain followed in 3rd place 24 thousandths ahead of Carl Cleirbaut (BEL - Exprit - KMD) and Paul Louveau (FRA - Redspeed).

 

Provisional program of the 2021 RMCIT

Friday 30th July

08:30 - 09:30: Warm-up (5')

09:50 - 16:55: Qualifying Heats

17:30 - 18:15: Presentation of the drivers

18:25 - 18:30: Bell Racing helmet draw

18:30 - 18:35: Rotax BRP Can-Am Ryker draw

 

Saturday 31st July

08:30 - 09:40: Warm-up (5')

09:40 - 12:30: Prefinals + B and C Finals

14:00 - 17:05: A Finals

 

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