The 2020 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals are still going ahead in Portugal later this month. Rotax has pledged the event will be run “under the highest health and safety standards”.
The company addressed its ‘Rotax family’ with the press release below. Comments on social media suggest that while many competitors are happy to compete, they anticipate trouble getting there with the various flight and border restrictions in place.
Multiple shipping containers of equipment left Rotax HQ in Austria recently.
from Rotax Karting
Dear Rotax family – racers, fans, supporters, partners!
In light of the current developments of the Covid-19 situation worldwide, there are a lot of questions arising around the RMC Grand Finals.
We would like to assure you that we are devoting all our efforts into organising the RMCGF under the highest health and safety standards.
We certainly respect and will enforce all necessary and required measures within our very strict RMCGF Covid-19 measurement plan incl. on-site test laboratory, temperature control and face recognition at the entrance, one-way-paths, hand disinfection stations, mandatory face masks, digital briefings and many more.
These efforts reflect our top priority – namely to support our customers and to give them the opportunity to redeem their hard-earned tickets and to fulfill their dream of competing in the RMC Grand Finals in the safest environment possible.
Organising the event in cooperation with the very professional management of the Circuito Internacional do Algarve, who already successfully executed over 20 international high-class sport events in 2020 at its track (including such renowned events like Formula One, MotoGP, Ferrari Challenge, World Superbike Championship, RMC International Trophy, Champions of the future CIK, FIA Karting World Championship, etc.) gives us the advantage to combine our knowledge and experience of safely running motorsport events in times of Covid-19.
Be assured that we are closely monitoring the situation and Government decisions regarding professional motorsport events – which usually differ from the general measurements – to stay on top of the developments.
Stay safe and see you in Portugal!