3 June 2014

You probably have seen recently the ASN Canada-FIA document “Cheating to win” about the dangers of using illegal fuel additive. If ASN Canada took time to prepare and post this document, it is because some drivers have been caught recently using these additives.

Beyond the fact of cheating, people who use these products put their health at risk and the same for their child, other competitors and even the technical inspector.

We cannot believe some competitors and/or their teammates are ready to take these risks to win a trophy, and worst, they show no respect for the other competitors.

ASN Canada-FIA regulation includes a Code of Ethics. This year BRP-Rotax also included the Code of Ethics in the Sporting regulation of the Rotax Max Challenge.  The same rule that must be followed by the drivers at the Grand Finals for the last few years. The use of fuel additives is a deliberate cheat which cannot be justified by a rule misinterpretation or any other reason.

Therefore, we draw your attention on the following elements of the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Sporting Regulation:

2.13. Participating in a Rotax Max Challenge event or series is a privilege, not a right. All RMC participants, when participating in any RMC activity, agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the spirit and dictates of this Code of Conduct.


2.16. Failure to comply with any of the above provisions may lead to disciplinary action including, but not limited to, one or all the following:

  • Temporary or permanent loss of privileges to race in a Rotax Max Challenge activity;
  • Exclusion from a RMC competition;
  • Removal from the race premises for the duration of an event;
  • Any other restriction appropriate under the circumstances.

We believe that such cheats have no place in our sport and we will not allow cheaters to continue to put the health of others at risk.

Therefore, please be advised that a driver caught using fuel additives in a Rotax MAX Challenge event will face a penalty in addition of any penalty that may be imposed by the officials of the event and / or ASN Canada FIA.


Patrick Moreau, National Coordinator of the Canadian Rotax MAX Challenge


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