Brothers United – Aussies Clinch UAE Rotax Championships

Australian brothers Jakob and Lachlan Robinson have been crowned champions in the United Arab Emirates 2017/2018 Rotax MAX Challenge.

Jakob won the DD2 title and Lachlan won Juniors in the 13-round championship.

Jakob Robinson (pic – UAERMC/Al-Ain Racway)

Driving for Brand Racing on a Sodi chassis, Jakob (aged 17) secured the DD2 title by 11 points following a series of consistent results that saw him finish the season with 5 round wins and 7 podium finishes (6 second places and 1 third place).

Jakob adds this DD2 title to his UAE RMC Seniors Vice Championship and UAE X30 Seniors Championship from last season.

Jakob atop the DD2 podium

Lachlan (aged 14), also driving for Brand Racing but on OTK equipment, dominated the Junior category all season finishing the 13 round series with 8 round wins. In fact, he secured the title with  a round to spare, eventually finishing the season some 150 points clear (1,140 to 990) of his nearest competitor (also his team mate).


Like his elder brother, Lachlan adds this Junior title to his UAE RMC Junior Vice Championship and UAE X30 Junior Championship he won in 2016/17.

Lachlan Robinson (pic – UAERMC/Al-Ain Racway)

In addition to being crowned the 2017/18 UAE RMC Junior Champion, Lachlan holds a commanding lead in the 2017/18 X30 Junior Championship and will be crowned Junior Champion at the last round on 20 April.

Lachlan, winner of Junior Rotax with a round to spare

“Over two seasons racing seven series, the brothers Robinson have secured five UAE National Titles and two National Vice Championships which is not too bad considering they only took up karting some four-and-a-half years ago” their father David told KartSportNews.


Lachlan at speed (pic – UAERMC/Al-Ain Racway)