Brazil To Host 2018 Rotax Grand Finals

The 2018 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals will be held in Brazil.

BRP-Rotax announced last night the 19th running of the event will be held at the International Karting Circuit Paladino of Conde in Paraíba, Brazil from November 26 to December 1.

It will be the first time a RMCGF will be held in South America.

Brazil will host the 19th annual ‘Rotax Worlds’ in 2018 (pic – KSP reportage)

“This new location will add another level of attraction to the RMCGF, confirming once more its status as the world’s most outstanding karting event,” said Peter Oelsinger, Vice-President, Rotax Propulsion Systems, at BRP.

“The Circuito Internacional Paladino meets all requirements for such a high level event and will provide the best conditions to the participants.”

“The passion and thrill of karting makes this sport very popular in Brazil” stated Waldner Bernardo de Oliveira, president of the Confederação Brasileira de Automobilismo (CBA).


“The RMC Grand Finals will be the highlight of our kart racing calendar in 2018 and we will be happy to welcome people from all over the world to our country,”

360 drivers will compete from close to 60 countries, including a host of Australians who will qualify via the Rotax Pro Tour.

The Circuito Internacional Paladino is located in Conde, Paraíba, in Brazil’s Northeast, a tourist and industrial hotspot, known for its rich cultural heritage and beautiful beaches. Paladino is a popular choice amongst drivers as the track provides good speed and lots of passing opportunities.

“We are delighted to organize the Grand Finals with BRP at our track and we will concentrate all our efforts to ensure success for the RMCGF and its participants,” said Sergio Crispim, owner of the Circuito Internacional Paladino.

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