The 2021 Australian Rotax Pro Tour will be run exclusively at events sanctioned by Karting NSW.
Karting (New South Wales) Inc announced today there will be nine tickets to the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals, which will be held overseas at a location yet to be confirmed.
“KNSW is looking forward to hosting aspiring drivers wishing to compete overseas on the world stage, as well as those who enjoy well-run, high quality competition at some of the best racetracks Australia has to offer” KNSW stated in a press release.
The 2021 Rotax Pro Tour will be held in a compact four-month period over four rounds in four different states and territories:
- Round 1 | Warwick, Qld | 4-6 June, 2021
- Round 2 | Coffs Harbour, NSW | 9-11 July, 2021
- Round 3 | Geelong, VIC | 20-22 August, 2021
- Round 4 | Canberra, ACT | 17-19 September, 2021
The series will be run for the following Rotax classes. All will use Mojo tyres in accordance with the class rules specified in the KNSW Rule Book.
The Grand Final ticket allocations for these classes are:
• Section C.18 Rotax Micro Max – 1 seat
• Section C.17 Rotax Mini Max – 1 Seat
• Section C.16 Rotax Junior Max – 2 Seats
• Section C.14 Rotax 125 Light – 2 Seats
• Section C.15 Rotax DD2 – 2 Seats
• Section C.15 Rotax DD2 Masters – 1 Seat
• Section C.14 Rotax 125 Heavy will compete for trophies + product prizes.
To put on the series, KNSW has partnered with RaceMax Pty Ltd, the new importer and distributer for BRP-Rotax since January 2021.
Karting NSW is not part of Karting Australia and therefore does not fall under the umbrella of Motorsport Australia and the FIA. Not being part of the FIA structure has caused problems in the past for Australians wishing to compete overseas.
“KNSW and RaceMax Pty Ltd have discussed this matter at length with both Rotax and the FIA-CIK” Karting NSW’s Ilona Alsters told KartSportNews.
“(We) do not envisage any karter will be disadvantaged, nor prevented from obtaining an international licence, by KNSW sanctioning this event.”
Additional information including Series Regulations will be released over the coming weeks.