Rotax Celebrate 25 Years of Grand Finals

The Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (often just called the ‘Rotax Worlds’) kicked off in Puerto Rico in 2000. This year’s edition in Italy will mark a quarter of a century since that first running.

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Max’s Super Final

You wouldn’t know it looking at the results, but Max Walton almost won the Junior class at the 2023 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Final.

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Who’s Through? RMCGF

Max Walton has made it through to the Junior final of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals and a ‘hybrid Aussie’ will start pole in Seniors (includes link to tonight’s stream)

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Qualifying – RMCGF

Harrison Hoey was the top placed Australian in qualifying at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals overnight, but was disqualified from the session due to his tyres on backwards!

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Rotax Grand Finals

The Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2023 officially started with check-ins for nearly 400 drivers on the weekend, including five Aussies chasing victory in karting’s most global event.

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Rotax Euro Season Confirmed

Seven classes (5 x combustion and 2 x electric) will feature in the 2024 Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy. Here’s the calendar and prize list of Grand Final tickets.

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E-Kart Cup for Rotax World Final

Rotax has confirmed the 2023 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Bahrain will feature an “electrifying” addition that will give 12 non-qualified Mini drivers an extra race.

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Chassis for Grand Finals

Rotax has announced the chassis partners for the 2023 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals – and there is a new brand that will be on the RMCGF grid for the first time.

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KA Does Deal With Rotax

Karting Australia has dealt directly with BRP-Rotax to re-establish the Rotax classes under its sanction. KA will organise a local Rotax Max Challenge to qualify drivers for the Grand finals, and has expressed a strong interest in introducing electric powertrains to Australia.

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Wider CIK-FIA Approvals

The World Motorsport Council has approved the European Masters for KZ2, plus the inclusion in the CIK-FIA regulations for air-cooled & four-strokes to compliment TaG, electric powertrains and chassis for rental karts.

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Rotax Wrap

BRP-Rotax wrap up the 2022 Grand Finals from Portimao – “An Exciting Race Week Filled with Premieres”

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RMCGF Report – Finals Day!

Troy Bretherton ended as the top placed Australian at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals, moving up to take an excellent fifth place in the DD2 Masters final.

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RMCGF Report – Day 6

Four of the eight Australians contesting the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals will get to race the finals tonight in Portugal (the live stream will commence from 9:10pm AEDT).

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Rotax Launch New Electric Motor

Rotax has revealed a new electric motor for karting, targeting younger drivers and the recreational market – the Rotax E10.

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RMCGF Report – Day 5

With the qualification heats now done, the grid positions for the pre-finals are set – and we’ve got an Aussie inside the top ten!

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RMCGF Report – Day 4

Day four in Portugal saw the balance of classes conduct their qualifying session, plus the first of the heat races – official report, Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals.

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RMCGF Report – Day 2

Changeable weather with gusts of wind greeted drivers for the opening practice sessions at the RMCGF in Portugal.

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RMCGF Report – Day 1

Official proceedings at the Rotax Grand Finals have commenced with the kart raffle, welcome party and tyre changing competition now complete.

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Follow The Aussies!

A couple of hundred Australians – almost 60 drivers and their crews – have descended on Las Vegas for the 25th running of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. Here are the links you need to follow their progress!

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Quick News Briefs

Here’s a bunch of News Briefs to finish off the work week – anything from club news to international happenings (and everything in between).

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Sweden Crowns First E-Kart Champions

The first ever Swedish E-Kart Championship took place at the GTR Motorpark in Eskilstuna recently to crown the 2022 champions in the Rotax E20 Junior and Senior classes.

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