The Bahrain International Karting Circuit will host the 2021 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in December.
It will be the first time the event, often referred to as The Rotax Worlds, has been held in the Kingdom.
Hundreds of the world’s best Rotax drivers will become eligible to compete via their local Rotax MAX Challenge qualification events.
The RMCGF has been held every year since 2000, except for last year when it was cancelled just days prior to commencement due to COVID.
“We are happy to welcome the best Rotax drivers of the world to Bahrain and to this prestigious track, which is well-known across the globe, located right next to the famous F1 race track” stated Peter Ölsinger, GM of BRP-Rotax.
“We have already started the organisation of our annual karting highlight. The event will be executed following a strict Covid-19 measurement plan to ensure the health and well-being of all participants.
“Furthermore, we are monitoring the Covid-19 situation worldwide very closely to be able to react in time to ensure the execution of the RMCGF 2021.”
“The Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals are one of the biggest karting events on the global stage and we are honored to be hosting this prestigious meeting” added Sheikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, Chief Executive of the Bahrain International Circuit.
“It will bring together nearly 400 drivers from close to 60 countries around the world as well as bringing in hundreds of karting fans into the Kingdom to enjoy our challenging track in this exciting and extraordinary surrounding.
“We are proud that our world-class karting facility is helping to grow young driving talents and this event will further highlight our commitment to enhancing the sport in the region.”
The Bahrain International Karting Circuit is a state-of-the-art, world-class facility that’s right beside the famous Formula 1 circuit in Sakhir. It was designed to the highest international standards and is capable of hosting world championship races under the CIK-FIA.
The Circuit made motorsport history in 2012 when it became the first karting track anywhere across the globe to host a world championship-level event at night thanks to the high-specification floodlight system.
The challenging track is 1.414 km long and features 14 turns.
The 2021 RMCGF will take place from December 3 to 11.