2019 Coupe de Montréal calendar now online!
The 2019 calendar of the Coupe de Montréal karting championship is now online. The championship will still be a six round championship and will visit four racetracks. The championship will be lauched in St-Hilaire on May 12th et will end with the final event in Mont-Tremblant on September 22nd. As a reminder, the Jim Russell…
2019 Canadian Open: Save the date!
The 2019 Rotax Canadian Open will again take place in Mont-Tremblant (Québec) with a similar format but on a new date which will be July 5 – 7th. The event will award “open” tickets for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in the Mini MAX, Junior MAX, MAX, DD2 & DD2 Masters classes for…
2018 Rotax Grand Finals highlight clip
2018 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals is now over. Waiting for the 2019 season, see the hightlight of this fabulous event!
2018 Grand Finals: Final day – The winners!
Circuito Internacional Paladino, Conde, Brazil, December 1st, 2018 – Today was the last day of the event with the presentation of the final race in each class. 125 Micro MAX We didn’t have Canadian driver in this one, so we were cheering for Brent Crews from USA. He started 4th and manage to get up…
2018 Rotax Grand Finals: Day 6 report
Conde, Brazil, December 1st, 2018 – Yesterday was an important day with the prefinals and also where the event will end for half of the drivers in the Junior, Senior, DD2 and DD2 Masters class. 125 Micro MAX Pre-Final – With 36 entries in the Micro MAX class every driver was assured to make it…
2018 Rotax Grand Finals: Day 5 report
Conde, Brazil, November 30, 2018 – It was already day 5 of the Grand Finals here in Brazil and the sun again welcomed the drivers and teams as the gates opened early on for all day. Thursday morning. This report will be shorter as our usual report as we are very busy here, as the…
2018 Rotax Grand finals: Day 4 report
Conde, Brazil, November 29, 2018 – Yesterday was the first official day with the qualifying session and the first heat race in every classes. Weather was good so the different qualifying conditions expected by competitors didn’t happened. 125 Micro MAX Qualifying –Mitchell Van Dijk set the pole with a 59.124. Douwe Dedecker (BEL) and Maksymilian…
2018 Rotax Grand Finals: Day 3 report
Conde, Brazil, November 28, 2018 –Tuesday provided the second day of thrilling on track action with each driver competing in 3 more non-qualifying practices. Yesterday the weather was again very unstable and some drivers went on track with rain tires but at the speed the track is drying when the rain stop make option between…
2018 Rotax Grand Finals: Day 2 report
Conde, Brazil, November 27, 2018 – Monday again produced a hot and sunny start to proceedings when all of the drivers and teams arrived for the first day of on track action. Each Rotax MAX class would get three non-qualifying practices where they would be able to break in the engines and start the work…
2018 Rotax Grand Finals: preparation done!
CIRCUITO INTERNACIONAL PALADINO, Brazil Conde, Brazil, November 25, 2018 – After few flights problems and delays, Team Canada finally made it to the 2018 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) hosted at the International Karting Circuit Paladino of Conde in Paraíba, Brazil. This impressive finale of the karting season sees 360 drivers coming from 55…
Rotax Youtube channel: a mine of information
Rotax has is own channel on Youtube. On this channel, you can see how to maintain your engine, tips and advices and other interesting videos. If you want to make sure to not miss anything and be notify when a new video is published, subscribe to the ROTAX YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
Q & A FOR BRIGGS & SHIFTER CLASSES AT THE CANADIAN OPEN
During the 5th round of the Coupe de Montreal last weekend, many questions arised regarding the Briggs & Stratton and Shifter classes at the Canadian Open. For the benefit of everybody, here are the most comment questions with the answers. 1. Why do you call the Briggs & Stratton and Shifter classes “Support classes” The…
THREE NEW DRIVERS FOR TEAM CANADA!
Three new drivers for Team Canada! Ending yesterday, the Western Canadian Karting Championship crowned its champions. Kieran Hartley (Mini MAX) Townes Allen (JR MAX) and Bryce Choquer won their ticket for the 2018 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Brazil. Congratulations!
CANADIAN OPEN: $35,000 IN PRIZES
OUTSTANDING PRIZES FOR ALL CLASSES The first edition of the Canadian Open is just around the corner and fantastic prizes will be handed out in all classes. In addition to the trophies for the top 3 of each final race the following prizes will be awarded: MOTOMASTERS SUPER POLE Top six qualifiers in every…
WCKC: Three drivers will joint Team Canada for Brazil this weekend!
Updated on Aug. 23rd. Greg Moore Raceway in Chilliwack, BC will host the final round of the Western Canadian Karting Championship this weekend. The champion in the Mini MAX, Junior MAX and MAX classes will be invited to race at the 2019 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals next November. The current leaders in these classes…
Rotax Mojo Raceway – Edmonton
Press release: Source BRP – Rotax Gunskirchen, June 8, 2018 – This exciting new partnership between engine manufacturer BRP-Rotax and the Edmonton & District Kart Racing Association in Warburg Alberta sparks a new cooperation that is fully focused on assisting the sport of karting to grow while sustaining a positive future for the club members….
2018 RMC regulations now online
The 2018 Regulations for the Canadian Rotax MAX Challenge have be release on our page “Regulation“. Not much changes, few new parts have been introduced like the new SR and DD2 cylinders. Some old parts have been removed as announced in the 2017 regulations. Take time to read them to refresh your mind before the…
Chassis partners for the Grand Finals in Brazil
Press release BRP-ROTAX’S LONG-TERM CHASSIS PARTNERS ARE READY FOR BRAZIL Gunskirchen, January 22, 2018 – The 19th edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) will be supported by BRP-Rotax’s long-term chassis partners at the kart track Circuito Internacional Paladino in Conde, Paraìba, in Brazil from November 24 to December 1nd, 2018. The chassis…
Canadian Open: Save the date!
Qualify to race in Brazil! For 2018, Canadian seats for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals held in Brazil next November will be awarded on the following ways: From the Western Canadian Karting Championship (www.wckc.ca) and from a new event: the Canadian Open. This shootout type event will take place in Mont-Tremblant, weekend of labor…
Grand Finals 2018: we are going to Brazil!
Press release BRP’S 2018 ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE GRAND FINALS WILL BE HOSTED IN BRAZIL Gunskirchen, Austria, December 21, 2017 – BRP’s Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF), which draws the best drivers from countries all over the world, will be held at the International Karting Circuit Paladino of Conde in Paraíba, Brazil from November 26…
Buy a new engine and race for free!
Buy any new engine from the Rotax MAX family and your local club will receive up to $800 to cover your race entry fees! This program is an incentive for Rotax racers to race. How does it work? You buy a new Rotax kart engine from your authorised dealer, then select a kart club which…
Buy your new cylinder at 50%, race, and get your 50% back!
Rotax recently released an introduction campaign for the new Senior and DD2 cylinder at 50% discount. To motivate karters to race, here is a way to get back the amount you have paid for your new Senior or DD2 cylinder. Buy your new cylinder during the introduction campaign, race a minimum of 7 Rotax events…
New Senior & DD2 cylinders – introduction price
The same cylinder manufacturing technology successfully applied to the Rotax 125 Junior MAX engine during the 2017 racing season also proved positive for the engine parity during the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2017 in the Rotax 125 MAX and 125 MAX DD2 classes. Since the introduction of the advanced technology for the Rotax Micro…
New video: RPM setting for the exhaust valve
BRP-Rotax release a new video explaining the RPM setting the RPM for the exhaust valve.
Maintenance of the NGK spark plug
BRP-Rotax released a video to help customers for the maintenance of their NGK spark plug used in the Rotax MAX Challenge and tips you have to know.
2017 Canadian RMC Regulations online!
Difficult to believe with the recent cold temperatures we had but the 2017 racing season is coming soon. The 2017 regulation for the Canadian Rotax MAX Challenge is now online on the Regulations page. Make sure to read carefully. In the sporting regulation, ages have been adapted to follow the new CIK ages. We have…
ENGINES FOR MINI-MAX RACERS AT $1999.99
SPECIAL PROGRAM: ENGINES FOR MINI-MAX RACERS AT $1999.99 As announced recently, a new Mini-MAX class will run for the National events. The class will cover the age of 8 to 13 and will run on a cadet chassis. In collaboration with ROTAX, SRA Karting and participating Rotax dealers have developed an incentive program for Mini-MAX…
Special on new Junior cylinder and ECU
JUNIOR CYLINDER AND ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) SALES PROGRAM After the successful introduction of the new Junior cylinder at the last Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, Rotax put in place a sales program for current users of the junior cylinder (Junior MAX, Micro MAX & Mini MAX) and for the Electronic Control Unit for these…
2017 Canadian RMC – additional information
Preparations are well under way for the 2017 season. Previews were announced last November; below you will find some reminders as well as new information for the upcoming season. 1- Date National events. As was announced by ASN Canada a few weeks ago, the National Calendar is the following: 2- NEW Micro-Mini Class for…
2017 Rotax Grand Finals date and location
Gunskirchen, Austria, November 25, 2016 – The Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) will be hosted at the great venue Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao, Portugal from November 4 to 11, 2017. The Portimao circuit is part of Autódromo Internacional do Algarve that is famous as race and test circuit for cars and motorcycles….
Rotax Max Challenge – 2017 Preview
2017 – NEW SEASON PREVIEW The Rotax MAX Challenge program is based on stability. As usual, 2017 will bring some changes but it’s not a revolution. 1. Ages AS CIK-FIA changed the ages for the junior and senior KF classes, Rotax will align the ages accordingly. This is the new age chart: Note: driver must…
Highlights of the 2016 Rotax Grand Finals
BRP-Rotax released a video showing the highlights of the 17th edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals held in Italy, October 16-22, 2016. 360 drivers from 60 different countries participated at this prestigious event. See the video, feel the spirit of the “Olympics of Karting”.
Nepveu on podium, Team Canada Champion!
The 17th edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals is now over. 360 drivers from 59 countries competed in the Olympics of karting. The drivers’ group picture and parade on the final day is always very impressive. Team Canada did very well overall leading the Nations Cup before the last day. Few bad lucks…
Rotax Grand Finals: Friday
New this year, there is no Second Chance Race but two pre-finals instead and top 17 move on the final race on Saturday. This new CIK formula is good for drivers who had problems in the qualifying heats but can be fatal for drivers who finished the heats in top 24 and would normally be…
Rotax Grand Finals: Thursday
Pouring rain hit the track before warm-up this morning. This gave to the drivers the possibility to discover the new Mojo W3 rain tires. Drivers had to participate in two heat races today, except the Micro and Mini MAX with only one heat race. Junior MAX The first group of heat 2 (A vs C)…
Rotax Grand Finals: Wednesday
Today was officially the beginning of the event with the qualifying sessions and the first heat race for all. Micro MAX and Mini MAX Anthony Sardellitti (Micro) was the first to qualify. It was disappointing for him with a 24th place. The good news is he did well in his first heat and finish…
Rotax Grand Finals – Tuesday practices
Today, we finally had an answer for the biggest concern in the paddock since our arrival in Italy. Will the Team Canada suits be released from the Italian customs and delivered today? YES ! We got them late this afternoon. After the 2nd day of practice, we have now a better idea of the fast…
2016 Team Canada Sponsors
The Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals are known as Olympics of karting, being the international karting competition with the most country represented. For 2016, 360 drivers are coming from 59 different countries. Team Canada participating at the 2016 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Italy can counts on strong sponsors for support to provide clothing…
New Rotax MAX jetting guide application
Designed to expand service to Rotax kart customers Free of charge for Android and iOS devices Setting up the main jet based on the ambient conditions Gunskirchen, Austria, September 15, 2016 – The ‘ROTAX MAX JETTING GUIDE’ is an application for Android and iOS devices and was designed to assist Rotax MAX evo kart…
SPECIAL OFFER FROM ROTAX – 12 MONTH WARRANTY
Again this year, Rotax is offering the limited time 12 month warranty program on all of the Rotax Max family engines. All Rotax Max engines (Micro Max, Mini Max, Junior Max, Max and Max DD2), that are sold to a final customer between September 1st 2016 and December 31st 2016 will have a 12 month…
Update for Micro & Mini MAX point system for invited driver to the Grand Finals
As announced last May, a Micro MAX and a Mini MAX drivers will be invited to participate at the Rotax MAX Challenge in Sarno, Italy next October. The winner will be determined by the total points scored in the ECKC Championship and the 2016 ASN Canada FIA National Championships. Same as an ECKC weekend, a…
Very important information for Rotax classes using Mojo Tires
2016 is the last year of the CIK homologation for tires, including the Mojo W2 which production will end soon. For 2017, a new tire will be available. As you all know, weather is unpredictable and the Canadian distributor cannot afford to have leftover tires which will be replaced next season. We do not presently…
Video previews of the 2016 RMC Grand Finals and track hot laps
The 17th edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals will take place October 16-22nd, 2016 at the International Circuit of Napoli in Sarno, Italy. Rotax put on their website a video preview of the 2016 RMCGF and also a hot lap video on the Sarno track. At the time of the video, the track…
MAX Challenge Canada: more prizes than ever!
ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE CANADA: MORE PRIZES THAN EVER! With the goal of promoting the maximum participation of Rotax drivers in the National racing series, SRA Karting International will award the biggest number of prizes for all Rotax National classes. Invitations to the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Italy The National Champion in the Rotax…
NEW CONCEPT FOR ROTAX 125 MICRO AND MINI MAX DRIVERS
Drivers with national licence are allowed to race outside their home countries Rotax Micro and Mini MAX classes integrated into Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals Next Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Italy will see the longest kart line-up ever Gunskirchen, Austria, March 15, 2016 – BRP (TSX: DOO) announces today a new concept to make…
Major modifications to the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals
BRP-Rotax announces changes for the next Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals. Event format and Micro-MAX and Mini-MAX classes with international participation are the main elements of the new face of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals. The 17th edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals will take place from October 16th to 22nd in…
2016 National Kart Races Calendar released
ASN Canada FIA published last night the 2016 National Kart Races Calendar.
2016 – Rotax Grand Finals in Italy
The 2016 of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals will take place in Italy for the third time of its history. Presented on the famous La Conca race track in 2008 and 2010, this will be the first visit of the RMCGF in Sarno, near Napoli, another famous karting track. Big change for the Grand…
2015 Rotax Grand Finals – Day 6 – Saturday
Pre-finals : Today was the final day of this 16th edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Portimao, Portugal. Unfortunately, no Canadian qualified for the final round in the Junior and Senior MAX classes. Then we followed the results of our American neighbours. Their best results in the Junior class came from Mathias Ramirez-Barrero…
Rotax Grand Finals – Day 5 : The guillotine!
Half of the participants at this 16th edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals would be eliminated at the end of the day. Drivers had to race in the last Heat race and, for some, in the Second Chance Race to access the final phase of the event tomorrow. Qualifyings Heat # 3 In…
Rotax Grand Finals 2015 – Thursday
Team Canada drivers raced in two qualifying Heats today. At the end of the three Heats, a standing will be established. Top 28 drivers will qualify directly for the final round, drivers in positions 29 to 62 will race in the Second Change Race and must finish in the top six to move up to…
Rotax Grand Finals – Day 3 – Wednesday
Day 2 was a practice day and ended with a social activity for Team Canada to let drivers, mechanics and relatives meet together. This is why we just post information on our Facebook page yesterday. Today drivers got their last 2 practices in the morning and the qualifying session in the afternoon. Samuel Lupien, Marco…
Rotax Grand Finals – Day 1 – Monday
After the registration and the Welcome party last night, today was day 1 for drivers with their first drivers briefing, kart raffle and chassis preparation. All Canadian drivers are excited and, of course, they are looking forward for the first practices tomorrow. Weather is simply perfect since we are here and forecast for this week…
ROTAX GRAND FINALS!
Here we are, the 16th edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals! This will be our 2nd visit at the Autodromo do Algarve in southern Portugal. We have a squad of 11 drivers on board. Samuel Lupien (Qc) and Joe Soranno (On) in MAX Junior; Marco DiLeo (On) and Cédrik Lupien (Qc) in MAX;…
Complaints on EVO engine series
Dear customer, By end of 2014, after completing the development and testing program, BRP-Rotax has launched the new Rotax evo engine series to the market. Beside a principal positive feedback of the market we have received various complaints on component failures and instable function of the engine. The main complaints have been related to 1) …
2015 RMC National Championships
The 2015 ASN Canada FIA National Championships are now over and we have 6 new Rotax Canadian Champions. The 2015 event gave hard racing to conquer the National title in the Rotax classes and the new champions well deserve their crown. Samuel Lupien (MAX JR), Marco Di Leo (MAX), Tyler Kashak (DD2) & Stuart Clark…
2015 Canadian Nationals this weekend
The 2015 ASN Canada FIA National Karting Championships take place this weekend at Mosport Kartways, Ontario. With over 200 entries, this will be the biggest karting event in Canada. This event is also the national final for the Canadian Rotax Max Challenge and 4 invitations will be awarded on Sunday to the Champion of the…
Eligibility list updated – August 12th
The eligibility list for Junior and Senior MAX drivers for the RMC National Final has been updated. Again, we do not have all the results to make an exhaustive list. If you plan to race at the Nationals and your are not on the list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligibility list updated August 4th
The eligibility list for Junior and Senior MAX drivers for the RMC National Final has been updated. Again, we do not have all the results to make an exhaustive list. If you plan to race at the Nationals and your are not on the list, please contact us at email@example.com.
National RMC final: Eligibility list updated
As written in the first release of the eligibility list for the Junior and Senior MAX classes, the list has been prepared with the information actually in our hands. As soon as we receive necessary information, we will update the list as needed. For example, for the Can-Am series, we have the results but we…
Bulletin 2015 – 6 : Ignition system and ECU Tester
Technical bulletin 2015 – 6 has been posted on our Regulation page. This bulletin is necessary to allow a 2nd additional gasket to the pick-up of the ignition system. This bulletin also changed the firmware version of the ECU tester. As usual, the 2015 Technical Regulation document has been updated to include the modification from…
Rotax MAX Jr & Sr eligibility list for Nationals
The 2015 Rotax MAX Challenge National Finals will take place during the 2015 ASN Canada FIA National Karting Championships, August 21-23 in Mosport. Drivers of the Rotax MAX Junior and Senior classes need a minimum of RMC event participation prior this event to be eligible to register for the Canadian National RMC finals and compete for…
Important information about the new wiring harness
After few months of racing with the new EVO engines, complaints about the new wiring harness raised all around the world. Rotax prepared an information document about the possible problems and how to fix them or prevent them. One of the solution is the addition of a gasket to the pick-up sensor as we already…
Circular letter 2015-1
CIRCULAR LETTER 2015 – 1 REMINDER ABOUT PARTS ELIGIBILITY July 10th, 2015. Important Rotax MAX Challenge events are coming soon (E.C.K.C. # 3, Canadian Rotax Summer Challenge, ASN Canada-FIA National Karting Championships) and we find it important to remind everyone about the eligibility (legality) of parts and the verification responsibility. Every Rotax engine must be…
Bulletin 2015-5, DD2 engines
Bulletin 2015 – 5 has been issued regarding the DD2 engines allowed to be used at Nationals events. Bulletin 2015 – 5 The 2015 Canadian Rotax Max Challenge Technical Regulation has been modified accordingly and available on our Regulation page.
RMC Bulletin 2015-3 & 2015-4
Two technical bulletins have been issued and modify the 2015 Canadian Rotax MAX Challenge Regulations. Bulletin 2015-3 is specific to the Micro MAX class. Bulletin 2015-4 Several changes in the main technical regulations regarding the XS caburetor, the correction of ECU tester firmware, Optional gasket for the pick-up coil and introduction of the new modification…
RMC Bulletin 2015-2: Micro & Mini
Bulletin 2015-2 – 2015 Appendix for 125 Mini MAX and 125 Micro MAX This bulletin is necessary to correct the regulation because of a change in the firmware of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) which display a different result as shown in the regulation. Also, the use of the new XS carburetor on a Micro…
2015 Rotax Grand Finals – Chassis partners
Source: BRP-Powertrain ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE GRAND FINALS 2015: SUPPORTED BY LONG-TERM CHASSIS PARTNERS Gunskirchen, Austria, April 24, 2015 – BRP-Powertrain will be supported by its long-term chassis partners at the 16th edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) in Portimão, Portugal. “With most of our chassis partners we can look back on many…
RMC Bulletin 2015 – 1
The bulletin 2015-1 has been issued to correct mistakes in the 2015Technical Regulations -Appendix for 125 Mini MAX and 125 Micro MAX. The Appendix for 125 Mini MAX and 125 Micro MAX has been updated accordingly. Bulletin and latest version of the regulation are available on our “REGULATION” page.
French version of the 2015 RMC regulations available
The French version of the 2015 Rotax MAX Challenge Regulations is now available in the French section of this website under tab “Règlements“.
2015 Canadian Rotax Max Challenge Regulation – Presentation
This year will mark the introduction of the new EVO engines family and the possible upgrade on the current engines family. The introduction of the new EVO engines family to the Canadian Rotax Max Challenge will be done according to the principle of “EVO or non EVO”. This means that drivers will use EVO (or…
2015 Rotax Grand Finals Location
Source: BRP-Rotax Gunskirchen, Austria, March 10, 2015 – BRP’s Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF), where each country’s best drivers race for the title, will occur at the International Karting Circuit of Portimão in Algarve, Portugal from November 8 to 14, 2015. “The Portimão circuit is a great venue for the RMCGF, as it meets…
Canadian Rotax Summer Challenge presentation
Source: Joey Guyon – Overdrive Motorsport The first edition of the Canadian Rotax Summer Challenge is proud to roll out another string of announcements for racers and teams alike. Since the announcement of the race to be held on July 30 August 2 in Warburg, Alberta, the promotors have been bombarded with questions and the…
2014 Rotax Grand Finals – Team Canada on the podium!
The final day of the 2014 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals would crown the 2014 RMC Champions. Team Canada had representatives in the MAX and DD2 classes. To start the day, we didn’t drive to the racetrack, we sailed! It was raining cats and dogs and the warm-ups took place in difficult conditions. Then the…
Presentation of the new MAX Evo engines family
Last night, medias and Rotax distributors where invited to see the presentation of the new MAX Evo engines family. Rumours were everywhere on the web for the last two months and we had confirmation of the exact new features of Evo engines at this presentation. Since 1998, the Rotax MAX engines family is a huge…
Rotax Grand Finals – Friday – Heat 3 and Second Chance race
Today was an important day for the drivers as it was the last opportunity to qualify for the final round on Saturday. At the end of today, only 34 drivers out of 72 in each class will continue to race in the event. Only 4 of our Team Canada members were also sure to qualify…
Rotax Grand Finals – Thursday – Heat # 1 & 2
Qualifying heats 1 & 2 where presented today in each class. The results of each heat give points according the drivers’ place finish. After the 3rd heat tomorrow, the standings will determine who will access directly to the final phase on Saturday, who will have to race in the Second Chance race to have a…
2014 – Rotax Grand Finals : Wednesday
Today was the qualifying day. At this level, every little mistake on the set-ups, tire pressure or on the track can put the driver far back in the results as the times are very close. Just to give you an example, in the MAX class today, there was exactly 1 tenth of a second difference…
2014 Rotax Grand Finals – Tuesday
First day on track with 3 practices for each class. The first session was not timed with the aim of terminate to break in the engine and track learning for the drivers. Practices 2 & 3 were timed and but as the practices is also there to test the timing system, we couldn’t get all…
Here we are in Spain for the Rotax Grand Finals
Here we are in Spain for the 15th edition of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. The Olympics of karting with 250 drivers coming form 60 different countries. All drivers registered yesterday and were invited to the welcome party where the qualifying round of the Mojo Tire Changing contest. Our Canadian representative Ben Cooper Sr…
Three and Counting: The Ben Cooper RMCGF Story – Part 2: World Championship #1
Source: Canadian Karting News Part 2: My First RMCGF Title By: Ben Cooper for CanadianKartingNews.com The Previous Year: In 2007 the RGF was held for the first time in sunny Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates. I had qualified for that event by winning my first European championship earlier in the year at Genk….
Team Canada Drivers Presentation: Ben Cooper
Source: Canadian Karting News Today we take a look at one of the most famous drivers in karting today, Ben Cooper. The resume for the English driver who now resides in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec speaks volumes and includes three Rotax Grand Finals titles, four Rotax European titles, two Florida Winter Tour titles and a Canadian National…
Team Canada Drivers Presentation: Paul Carvalho
Source: Canadian Karting News The fourth and final Team Canada member to qualify for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals from the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship is Innisfil, Ontario’s Paul Carvalho. As class champion in Rotax DD2 Masters, Carvalho scored his second ECKC title after claiming the title in the inaugural ECKC season. It was…
Team Canada Drivers Preview: John Buzza
Source: Canadian Karting News Ten Team Canada drivers previews down, three to go, all of whom qualified for the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals through international competition. In 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba’s John Buzza saw an opportunity and pounced on it. Wanting to make the move to the Rotax DD2 category, he purchased a…
Team Canada Drivers Presentation: Fred Woodley
Source: Canadian Karting News Continuing with our Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals qualifiers from the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship, today we take a look at the journey that Boston, Ontario’s Fred Woodley took to become a member of Team Canada in the Rotax DD2 category. Woodley wound up as the vice-champion in both the…
Team Canada Drivers Presentation: Christophe Paquet
Source: Canadian Karting News Today we have a look at one of who we would call a dark horse on Team Canada entering this year’s Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. Qualifying for Spain as the Rotax Senior vice-champion in the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship, Christophe Paquet from St-Raymond, Quebec had a stellar year as…
Team Canada Drivers Presentation: Samuel Lupien
Source: Canadian Karting News Over the next four days our attention shifts to the drivers who qualified for the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Valencia, Spain through the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship. Claiming the ticket in one of the wildest championship races in Rotax Junior was Samuel Lupien from Montreal, Quebec. Entering…
Team Canada Drivers Preview: Bryce Choquer
Source: Canadian Karting News For the third time in his career, Vancouver, British Columbia’s Bryce Choquer secured himself a ticket to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals as a champion in the Western Canadian Championship. However in 2014, it may have been the most challenging to date for 20 year old driver. In the…
Team Canada drivers presentation: Clay Van Eerd
Source: Canadian Karting News After having a look at our Canadian National Champions we now shift our 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals previews to those drivers who qualified on the regional level of competition. Although hailing from Chatham, Ontario Clay Van Eerd qualified for the Rotax Grand Finals via the Western Canadian Championship…
Team Canada drivers presentation: Francis Mondou
Source: Canadian Karting News The fourth and final Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Team Canada member to enter as a 2014 Canadian Champion is Francis Mondou in the Rotax DD2 Masters division. Mondou returns to the Rotax Grand Finals after getting his feet wet last year in New Orleans, USA. He gained valuable experience…
Three and Counting: The Ben Cooper RMCGF Story – Part 1: My First Grand Finals
Source: Canadian Karting News As part of CKN’s massive coverage of the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals we bring you a four part series by 3-time Rotax Grand Finals Champion Ben Cooper. Recapping his most memorable experiences at the Rotax Grand Finals, Cooper gives CKN an inside look at the highs and lows…
Team Canada Drivers Presentation: Jeffrey Kingsley
Source: Canadian Karting News For the third day in a row we preview a Team Canada Rotax Grand Max Challenge Grand Finals driver who won both the ASN Canadian National Championship and the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship titles in 2014 in his respective class. Today’s driver is Rotax DD2 champion Jeffrey Kingsley. Kingsley was a…
Team Canada drivers preview: Zachary Claman-DeMelo
Source: Canadian Karting News Today we preview the second of four Canadian Champions who will be travelling to Valencia, Spain for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, back-to-back Rotax Senior Champion Zachary Claman DeMelo. For those who thought DeMelo’s 2013 season was impressive, his campaign in 2014 was nothing short of remarkable. DeMelo delivered a…
Team Canada drivers preview: Gianfranco Mazzaferro
Source: Canadian Karting News In our first of thirteen Team Canada Rotax Grand Finals driver previews we take a look at Gianfranco Mazzaferro, the 2014 ASN Canadian National Rotax Junior Champion. Mazzaferro returns to the Rotax Grand Finals for the second time in as many years after getting his feet wet last year in New…
Team Canada history at the Rotax Grand Finals!
The 2014 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals will take place in Valencia, Spain, from November 25th to 29th. Thirteen canadian drivers will participate at the event in one of the four classes: MAX Junior, MAX, DD2 and DD2 Masters. Canadian Karting News started today their coverage of the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals with…
Pan-American Challenge: last chance to qualify for the RMCGF
The Pan-American Challenge is the last chance to qualify for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals. The event will take place at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, October 15th-19th, 2014. For Canadian drivers, an ASN Canada National licence is required to participate at this event. For information about this event and online registration,…
Important Circular Letter 2014 – 2
We found important to post this reminder to all Rotax MAX Challenge competitor, especially before the National Finals. To see the Circular letter, visit our Regulation page or click here.
Eligible drivers for Junior MAX and MAX
The final list of eligible drivers to participate at the 2014 ASN Canada FIA National Karting Championships is now available. This list is subject to age and residence verification. Rotax MAX Junior Rotax MAX 1 Astren Jacob BC 1 Bédard Olivier QC 2 Bachalo Stephen MB 2 Britton Garret SK 3 Brady Dylan ON 3…
Final round of the WCC this weekend
The 2nd and final round of the Western Canadian Championships will take place this weekend at the Greg-Moore Raceway in Chilliwack, BC. At the end of this weekend, two drivers, one junior and one senior, will join Team Canada and represent Canada at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Valencia, Spain, next November. The…
Photo gallery of WCC # 1 in Regina
Daniel Lamothe took several pictures during the first round of the WCC held in Regina. He prepared a photo gallery with over 200 pictures for you. Take a look, there is probably one of you in there. 2014 WCC # 1 – Regina Photo gallery
WCC # 2 – Chilliwack: Online registration is open
The second and final round of the Western Canadian Championships, presented by K & M Motorsport, will take place in Chilliwack, BC, August 8 -10. Online registration for the event is open until July 29th at 5 pm, Pacific time. It will be possible to register at the event, following the registration hours in the…
WCC – Standings online
The standings of the Western Canadian Championships presented by K & M Motorsports, after Round # 1, are now online. Visit our page RESULTS to access the standings. On the same page, you will find the complete results of Round # 1, held in Regina, SK last weekend.
K & M Motorsports title sponsor of the Western Canadian Championships
Regina based K & M Motorsports is the Title Sponsor of the 2014 Western Canadian Championship. The two round championship will take off in Regina July 11-13. Patrick Moreau, coordinator of the WCC, is very proud to make this announcement. “This sponsorship from K & M Motorsports and especially from his owner Keith Miller, is…
ECKC # 2: Live timing
The 2nd round of the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship is taking place this weekend in Stouffville, Ontario at Goodwood Kartways. To follow the with live timing, click here
2014 WCC round 1: online registration open
The 2014 Western Canadian Championship is back this year to a 6 race format. To reduce the time and cost related to travelling, and also to be able to run the complete championship during the summer school break, the WCC is now presented on 2 rounds, with 3 race days. This year again, the Champion…
WCC round 1: Event supplementary regulation online
The Supplementary Regulation and schedule for the first round of the Western Canadian Championships is now online. You can download a copy of the SR here or on the Regina event page. The first round of the WCC will take place in Regina, SK, July 11-13th.
2014 WCC: Series regulation available
The 2014 Western Canadian Championship Series regulation is now online. This document gives you the general information applicable for the whole series. The 2014 WCC Series regulation is available here. The Round # 1 Supplementary regulation, which will give you specific details about the 1st round will be online within the next days. Online registration…
Hotel for WCC round # 2 in Chilliwack
The second round of the 2014 Western Canadian Championships will take place in Chilliwack, B.C., August 8 – 10. We negociated a special rate of $124 / night for the WCC competitors which included free Wi-Fi internet and breakfast at the Hampton Inn by Hilton hotel. This hotel is located 4 km from the racetrack…
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO COMPETITORS
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…
ASN Canada-FIA: Cheating to win
Information document from ASN CANADA-FIA. PDF document available here. Cheating to Win The Use Of Chemicals by “Cheaters” What is a “Cheater”? Cheating is the taking away of someone else’s reward for ability by dishonest means. “Cheaters” break rules to gain unfair advantage in a competitive situation. The rules infringed may be explicit, or…
BRP announces chassis partners for the RMCGF 2014
Press release BRP ANNOUNCES CHASSIS PARTNERS FOR ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE GRAND FINALS 2014 Gunskirchen, Austria, May 27, 2014 – BRP announces its four chassis partners for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) 2014 in Valencia, Spain. “All our partners of this year’s Grand Finals are very well known in the karting industry and all…
ECKC # 1 & 2 this weekend
The Eastern Canadian Karting Championship (ECKC) starts its new season this weekend at Mosport in Ontario. If you cannot be with us, you’ll be able to follow the action on your smartphone with the Race-Monitor applicaiton (available in App Store and Google Play) or with your computer on our page “live-timing“. The ECKC is one…
Circular letter about MOJO racing tires
St-Roch-de-l’Achigan, May 9th 2014 Information letter – 2014-01 DESIGNATED TIRES FOR THE NEXT EVENTS A new CIK homologation is in force for the karting tires (2014-2017). As usual, it is impossible to end the previous season with no tires in inventory and start the new season with the new homologation. It is normal to first…
2014 RMC World Finals Location
Press Release BRP CELEBRATES 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE GRAND FINALS IN VALENCIA, SPAIN Gunskirchen, Austria, April 16, 2014 – BRP will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) at Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero in Valencia, Spain from November 25 to 29, 2014. “We are proud to celebrate…
Official hotels for WCC round # 1 in Regina.
The first round of the 2014 Western Canadian Championships is taking place in Regina, July 11-13. On the same weekend, Regina will receive over 20,000 visitors for their famous Craven Country Jamboree music festival, so you must book your hotel early. We blocked a certain amount of rooms in two hotels to help WCC participants…
2014 RMC Regulations
The 2014 Canadian RMC regulations are now available. As usual, not many changes. The biggest change is the presentation of the technical regulations. Amongst the new rules, we have the introduction of a code of conduct in the Sporting regulations. This is not completely new for Canadian competitors as the ASN Canada FIA regulations have…
2014 WCC – VENUES DISCLOSED!
The 2014 Western Canadian Championship will be a 6 race championship held in two rounds. The dates were announced a few weeks ago, with the first round on July 11-13th and the second round on August 8-10th. Chosing a venue is not as simple as it may seems. An event such as the WCC requires…
2014 Western Canadian Championship calendar
For 2014 the WCC is back to a 6 race format. Based on past experience, for many teams and competitors, it was clear that having more than one big event was necessary in order to give our karters the opportunity to race in high level competitions. The travelling being a major issue for the WCC,…
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Time for your 2014 racing licence application
If you are planning to participate at the US winter series, you must apply to get your ASN Canada National licence. Please consider to fill the form and send it with your cheque to Mrs Cheré Cooke at ASN Canada as soon as possible. Remember, you must have your racing licence with you when going…
Rotax Statement about Tillotson carburetors
Since the Press release from Tillotson about their new carburetors for the Rotax MAX engines, we have been flooded with questions about these carburetors regarding the Rotax Max Challenge regulation and to know if this will mean a change will occur regarding the carburetor for the MAX engines family. Find below the official statement from…
Cooper & Clark, first 2 members of Team Canada 2014
Ben Cooper (DD2) and Stuart Clark (DD2 Masters) are the first two members of Team Canada who will participate at the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. They earned their seat for the next Grand Finals when they won the final race in their respective class at the Supernationals XVII in Las Vegas the weekend…
2013 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals – recap
The 14th edition of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand finals are over. For the first time, the event was presented in North America, in New-Orleans, Louisiana. Fifteen drivers represented Canada in the international classes (MAX JR, SR, DD2 & DD2 Masters) and twenty represented Canada in the invitational classes (Micro-MAX and Mini-MAX). Again, Team Canada…
NOLA Invitational: Mini-Max Presentation
The Mini-MAX drivers will have to get used to a new type of chassis. In USA, the Mini-MAX class is still on the cadet chassis before they will switch to standard chassis in 2015. This will be a challenge for taller drivers. Here the presentation of the Canadian drivers who will race at the NOLA…
NOLA Invitational: Micro-MAX presentation
The Rotax MAX challenge Grand Finals officially includes the following classes: Junior MAX, Senior MAX, DD2 and DD2 Masters. Because of the CIK regulation, it is not possible for the moment to include the Micro-MAX and Mini-MAX classes to the offical classes. Because the Grand Finals are in USA this year, is was possible to…
RMC Grand Finals: DD2 presentation
Canada is always one of the strongest squads in the DD2 class. Since 2005, Team Canada won 4 DD2 titles in 7 editions. The last two winners of the Grand Finals in the DD2 class are part of Team Canada. Ben Cooper is the current champion when he won the title last year in…
RMC Grand Finals: DD2 Masters presentation
Team Canada will be a strong team again in the DD2 Masters class. Former Grand-Finals Champion and current vice-champion Scott Campbell will be part of the Grand Finals for the 10th time! Stuart Clark will be there for the 3rd time in a row. Stuart raced at the Pan-American Challenge at the NOLA kart track…
RMC Grand finals: Seniors presentation
Team Canada will be represented at the Grand Finals by Zachary Claman-DeMelo, Skylar Dunning and Olivier Bédard. Claman-DeMelo had a fantastic rookie year in the Senior class by winning the Canadian Championships and the Eastern Canadian Karting Championships. Olivier Bédard had a very good karting season even if his main focus was on the F1600…
RMC Grand Finals: Juniors presentation
Three drivers will represent Canada in the Junior Max class. All of them have a lot of karting experience and participated in international events. All three recently raced at the 2013 Pan-American Challenge at NOLA Motorsports Park, which is the same track as the Grand-Finals. One of then, Jeff Kingsley went on the podium with the…
Pan-American Challenge: licencing requirements
Regarding the driver licencing requirements for the Rotax Pan-American Challenge scheduled for New Orleans – October 10-13, 2013, you must know that The Rotax Pan-American Challenge is an FIA-CIK Internationally listed event. As such, all participating drivers are required to present an International “C” Karting Licence, except Rotax Mini-Max and Micro-Max who require only a…
Follow the 2013 National Championships Live!
The 2013 ASN Canada FIA National Championships are taking place this weekend in Stouffville, Ontario. You can follow the event with the Live-Timing on our website here or on your smartphone with the Race-Monitor application.
2013 ASN Canada National Championships
The 2013 ASN Canada National Championships will take place in Stouffville, Ont at Goodwood Kartways, August 23-25th. The event is also the National final of the Canadian Rotax Max Challenge. The Champion of the Junior MAX, MAX, DD2 and DD2 Masters class will win a ticket for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in New…
2013 Nationals – Rotax MAX Junior and MAX eligibility
Rotax Max Challenge – Canada Preliminary list of eligible drivers for the National finals in Goodwood, Ont in Rotax MAX Junior and Rotax MAX. Subject to age and residence verification If your name is not in the list, please send an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with the list of the event you raced in and we…
Rule Clarification – Exhaust pipe Micro-MAX
Since the beginning of the season, we have seen many Micro-MAX exhaust systems not installed properly. Clarification to section 5 EXHAUST SYSTEM of the 2013 Appendix for 125 Mini-MAX and 125 Micro-MAX is required. The Micro-MAX exhaust pipe is to be installed following the description in the following document: Rule clarification – Micro-MAX – Exhaust…
WCC: Supplementary regulations online and registration is open
The 2013 WCC final event will take place on July 26-28 in Warburg, Alberta. This event will crown the Western Canadian Champions and will decide who will join Team Canada in the Junior Max and Senior Max classes for the 2013 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. In addition, the top three drivers in Micro-MAX and…
Bulletin 2013-4: idle and idle insert jets
As the parts are now available, the bulletin 2013-02 which was restricting the idle and idle insert jets is no longer required. From June 14th, competitors will be allowed to use all idle and idle insert jets specified in the 2013 Technical regulation. Bulletin 2013-04
ECKC opener this weekend in Mosport, are you ready?
The first round of the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship (ECKC) will be presented this weekend in Bowmanville at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport International Karting). This series will qualify 4 drivers for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals (MAX junior, Rotax MAX, DD2 and DD2 Masters). Also, 3 drivers in the Micro-MAX and 3…
Information letter # 1 posted
An information letter from Brian Campbell, our national Rotax technical delegate, has been posted on the REGULATION page regarding the carburetor atomizer. You can access to this letter by clicking here.
Official hotel for the WCC final event
The official hotel for the WCC final event is the Executive Royal Hotel & Conference Centre, Leduc (Edmonton International Airport). The WCC organization secured a good rate for that period in the Edmonton area, which is good up to 4 people in the same room (normally there is extra charge for the 3rd and 4th…
RMC regulation: Bulletin 2013-03
The goal of this bulletin is to offer more possibilities regarding carburetor set-ups in the Mini-MAX class due to the geographical differences within the Canadian territory. Bulletin 2013-03 The bulletin and updated 2013 Micro and Mini technical appendix are also available on our REGULATION page.
Registration for Rotax CAN-AM inaugural event
For Immediate Release: April 25, 2013 Contact: Mike Rolison – email@example.com Prepared by: ProMedia Motorsports PR REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ROTAX CAN-AM PROKART CHALLENGE INAUGURAL EVENT Entries streaming in for opening weekend at Greg Moore Raceway in Chilliwack, BC on May 17-19 NEWBERG, OREGON (April 25, 2013) – The karting community is set to welcome a…
2012 RMCGF video souvenir available
The souvenir video of the 13th edition of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals is now available. Watch the video and feel the extraordinary spirit of this unique event. In this video, you will see the three Canadian drivers who climbed on the podium: Parker Thompson in Junior, Scott Campbell in DD2 Masters and Ben…
2013 RMC regulations: Bulletin # 2
The 2013 RMC regulations allow the possibility to change the idle emulsion (inner) tubes and idle jets in the carburetor set-ups. Rotax has a major shortage of these parts and that these parts are not available for the moment, today we have no other choice but to issue a bulletin because, in some regions, there…
EDKRA will host the 2013 WCC Final event
Already scheduled to take place on July 26-28, the Western Canadian Challenge will hit the Warburg kart track. The event will be hosted by the Edmonton & District Kart Racing Association kart club. For Patrick Moreau, coordinator of the WCC, this announcement is a milestone for the new season. “The Western Canada karting community covers…
2013 RMC regulations: bulletin 2013-01
A bulletin was released today to correct the 2013 Technical regulations and also the Micro & Mini-MAX technical appendix. There is no really new element in regulation but correction of mistakes or differences between the English and French versions. The bulletin has been integrated to the regulation and the Regulation section has been updated accordingly….
Rules for the Rotax Grand Finals Micro & Mini Max Invitational
The official rules to be invited to race at the Micro & Mini MAX Nola invitational in support to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals next November have been release by US distributor MaxSpeed Group. This will be a fantastic opportunity for these young drivers to gain experience in one of the best karting event…
2013 Grand Finals Chassis Partners
BRP announced the chassis partners for the 2013 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals which will take place in New-Orleans, Louisiana next November. Two new partners come aboard, Energy and Praga, while long term partners Sodi and CRG are back. Chassis partners, per class: Junior MAX: Energy Senior MAX: SODI DD2: CRG DD2 Masters: Praga To…
2013 RMC regulations available
The 2013 Canadian Rotax Max Challenge is now online and available on our regulations page. As usual, the regulations are pretty much the same with few differences. Here the main changes for this year. We remind you that the list below is not an exhaustive list. You must read carefully the complete 2013 Sporting and…
Good report on the MAX in UK magazine
Karting Magazine is a magazine from United Kingdom which published in the March 2013 issue a good article on the 15th anniversary of the Rotax Max engine. To read the article, click on this link: Groundbrakers to the MAX
2013 Western Challenge Final event
The 2013 Western Challenge Championship will be different this year as it will become a single event similar to what we have for the ASN Canada FIA national championship or the Pan-American challenge for example. The focus for the 2013 season will be aimed on the club championships and the WCC final will be the…
2013 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship calendar
Source: ECKC.ca The Eastern Canadian Karting Championship is set to maintain its status as the premier summer Rotax Max Challenge in North America with the release today of its 2013 schedule and the beginning of its awards package. Teams and drivers will once again compete in both Ontario and Quebec in season four of the…
Micro MAX and Mini MAX in support at The Rotax Grand Finals!
Source: The MAXSpeed Group The MAXSpeed Group is very pleased to officially announce the presence of the Micro MAX and Mini MAX categories at the 2013 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF). The US Rotax MAX Challenge Director, Josh Smith, had this to say about the announcement, “With the Grand Finals coming to the United…
1st round of the Florida Winter Tour
Good luck to our Canadian drivers participating at the first round of the Florida Winter Tour this weekend! Hope we will have drivers qualifying for Team Canada for the 5th year in a row from the FWT. Follow the live broadcast on the web at http://floridawintertour.com/fwtlive/2013/
2012 Grand Finals on TV this Saturday
If you missed or want to see again the great performance of Team Canada at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Portugal, it will be possible to see it on TSN 2 (english) this Saturday Januray 6th at 6 pm (EST). The two shows will be presented back to back.
Rotax Grand Finals 2013 in USA!
The location of the 2013 edition of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand finals has been announced during the final party in Portimao, Portugal. The next edition will be presented next November in Louisiana, U.S.A. at the NOLA Motorsports Park. This brand new facility is a motorsports complex with a car racing track and a kart…
Portugal 2012: Cooper champion!
Team Canada leaves Portugal with a total of 4 podiums including a world final champion title with Ben Cooper’s win in the DD2 class. In the first final race, the Canadian driver with the best spot at the start was Parker Thompson who was in the 18th position on the grid. After one lap he…
Portimao 2012: 11 Canadian drivers in the final round
The last qualifying heat took place today in every class as well as the 2nd chance race to determine the starting grid of the prefinal race tomorrow. The weather was a problem all day and competitors had to regularly switch from wet to dry and back to wet. The day started on a surprising note…
Portugal 2012: Qualifying heats 1 & 2
We had our first races today with the qualifying heats. Each driver must race in three qualification heats and at the end, a standing is done according to where they finish in each heat. The top 28 drivers of this standing will qualify directly for the prefinal and drivers ranked 29 to 62 will race…
Portugal 2012: Day 4, today is qualifying day!
Today it was qualifying day in Portugal at the 2012 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. First to qualify were the Max Junior drivers with our four Team Canada members. Amongst them, Zachary Claman-DeMelo was the quickest with a 6th position. Less than a tenth behind, Parker Thompson took the 12th place. Tommy Lemaire-Ouellet, who had…
Portugal 2012: Good practices for Team Canada
Drivers had two practice sessions today. Globally, Team Canada drivers did very well. Keep in mind that practices are there to make tests and find the right set-ups. Here the results of for our drivers today. Practice # 2 Max Junior Odd numbers: Parker Thompson 4th , Zacharie Scalzo 6th Even numbers: Zachary Claman-DeMelo 13th…
World finals: The curtain opens on the 2012 RMCGF
This morning, drivers were doing the final touches on their karts and the last drivers went to tech inspection. This afternoon, the drivers were going on the track for their first 20 minute session which consisted in finishing the break-in of the engine and to familiarize themselves with the track. Because this afternoon’s sessions were…
World Finals: Arrival – updated
Yesterday was registration day and, for many, it was their first contact with the track using rental karts as today was the kart raffle and scruteneering. The Kartodromo Internacional do Algarve (KIA) is part of a fantastic motorsports complex. The track is 1600 meters long with a straight away that has nearly 400 meters. Since…
Rotax Grand Finals – Team Canada presentation – Part 2
For the 2nd time, the Rotax Max Challenge will be presented in Portugal. After Viana Do Castelo in 2006, Portimao will host this prestigious event from November 25th to December 1st. The circuit is the Autodromo do Algarve, a big motorsports complex, which open few years ago. Team Canada will be represented by 14 drivers,…
Rotax Grand Finals – Drivers presentation – part 1
For the 2nd time, the Rotax Max Challenge will be presented in Portugal. After Viana Do Castelo in 2006, Portimao will host this prestigious event from November 25th to December 1st. The circuit is the Autodromo do Algarve, a big motorsports complex, which open few years ago. Team Canada will be represented by 14 drivers,…
2013 Kart Racing Licences Reminder
Message from our ASN November 13, 2012 2013 Kart Racing Licences Reminder 2012 Competition licences expire on December 31, 2012, regardless of the date upon which they were issued. This is a reminder that series such as the Florida Winter Tour and the Challenge of the Americas (formerly Gatorz), require that competitors hold a valid…
2012 WCC survey report
Recently, we gave everyone in the karting community the opportunity to give their input about the 2012 Western Canadian Championships and the 2013 edition. Close to 100 people took time to answer the survey. We took time to compile the answers, read every comment and prepare a report. To read the report, please click on…
Western Canadian Championship, we need your input!
Hello all, Big changes were made to the 2012 Western Canadian Championship organization. We are now at a point where we must have the participants input (drivers, mechanics, supporters, officials) before preparing 2013. We think that the 2012 edition gave us a good show with battles for the title up to the last race. Unfortunately,…
Brian Campbell appointed deputy scruteneer at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF)
St-Roch-de-L’Achigan, Québec, October 3rd 2012. Well known and respected in the Canadian Karting community, Brian Campbell has been involved in the Rotax Max Challenge Program for over 10 years. Brian is the Canadian National technical inspector and the Canadian RMC chief inspector. BRP-Powertrain, in an effort to have the best people from around the world…
2012 ASN Canada FIA National Karting Championships : videos online
With the help of Canadian Tire, the title sponsor of the event, the 2012 ASN Canada FIA National Karting championships were broadcasted live on the internet. You can now access the archive files on Youtube. They are under the maxchallenge.ca channel. A quick way to access them is to type www.maxchallenge.ca and click on the…
Combine the two promos!
There are actually two promotions related to the purchase of a karting engine from the Rotax Max family: 1) Buy a kart engine from the Rotax Max family and get a free set of tires. This promotion is valid from August 1st to September 30th 2012. 2) Buy a kart engine from the Rotax Max…
RMCGF IN PORTUGAL: BATTLE OF THE CHAMPIONS
Source: BRP-Powertrain ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE GRAND FINALS IN PORTUGAL: BATTLE OF THE CHAMPIONS September, 13th 2012 At the 2011 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Al Ain, U.E.A. last November, Ben Cooper, from the United Kingdom, won the title in the Rotax Max class while Pier-Luc Ouellette, from Canada, won the title in the Rotax…
Pictures of the WCC # 3 available online
Many pictures taken by Mr. Jeff Terns during the 3rd round of the Western Canadian Championship are online. To see the pictures, visit www.flickr.com/photos/84625060@N07/
Campbell, Choquer and Thompson to the Worlds!
Third and final round of the Western Canadian Championships was presented this weekend in Calgary, Alberta. Perfect conditions for this last round gave very tight battle for the wins and for the championship standings. Done deal for Scott Campbell who secured his 9th participation to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. 2010 DD2 Masters world…
DiLeo, Claman-Demelo, Ouellette and Clark join Team Canada
The 2012 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship ended today and the champion of the Rotax DD2, DD2 Masters, Rotax MAX and Rotax MAX junior classes earned an invitation to join Team Canada and race at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals which will take place in Portimao, Portugal next November. The champions are Zachary Claman-Demelo in…
CQ# 5 & ECKC# 6 – live timing
To follow the action in Trois-Rivières this weekend, visit our live-timing page: maxchallenge.ca/wcc/live-timing/ You can also follow the action on your smartphone (Race-Monitor application required).
Four drivers will join Team Canada this weekend!
The final round of the Eastern Canadian Karting Championships takes place this Sunday in Trois-Rivières, Québec at Le petit Monaco street race event. At the end of the day, four drivers will be invited to join Team Canada and race at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals next November in Portugal. This will set the…
WCC – Standings
The standings of the WCC are available on Mylaps. For your information, we rebuilted the standings table because the way it was previously settled, the drop was not applied properly. To access the standings, go on the Results page and click on STANDINGS beside the results of the Western Canadian Championships.
WCC # 2 – Perfect weekend for Campbell, Choquer, Thompson, Dunning and Waller
Race 3 and 4 of the Western Canadian Championships were presented this weekend at Martensville race track in Saskatoon, SK. This weekend would put some drivers in good position for the Championship. The drivers from the WCC will joint team Canada to participate at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final in Portugal. These drivers will…
WCC – Round # 2 this weekend!
The second round of the Western Canadian Championships is taking place this weekend at Martensville kart track in Saskatoon, SK. After this weekend, we will have a good idea of who are fighting for the championship title but also, in Rotax DD2, Rotax Max and Max Junior, who will be the three drivers invited to…
Regulation circular letter # 1 – carb insert
We have received many inquiries regarding the correct installation of the carburetor slide guide. To find the answer, see the Information circular letter # 1, also available on the Regulation page.
WCC # 2 – Online registration until Friday June 29th
Just a quick remember that the online registration will close this Friday at 5 pm (Pacific time). Please remind your friends and club members. http://maxchallenge.ca/driver-entry-form-round-2/ After that, registration will be possible at the track Thursday July 5th from 9 am to 5 pm and Friday morning from 9 am to 12 pm with. Late entry…
Special on accommodation for WCC # 2
The second round of the Western Canadian Championships will take place in Saskatoon, July 6th – 8th. There is a special race for accommodation at the Travelodge hotel for the WCC competitors. Don’t wait to book your hotel for this event because there is a deadline for the special rate and we were told that…
WCC # 1: Dowler, Robb, Waller and Peltier scored 2 wins!
The 2012 season of the Western Canadian Championships took off this weekend in Chilliwack, BC. This three round championship will provide three drivers to Team Canada for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Portugal next November. Saturday Saturday had perfect race day conditions with sun and warm temperature. In the Max Junior class, it…
WCC round # 1 this weekend! : Follow the action
The first round of the Western Canadian Championships will take place this weekend in Chilliwack, BC, at the Greg Moore Raceway. The event will be broadcasting live timing during timed practices on Friday and during Race 1 on Saturday and Race 2 on Sunday. The champion in Junior Max, Rotax Max and Rotax DD2 will…
WCC – Important information
The first round of the 2012 Western Canadian Championships will take place in 10 days in Chilliwack. It is very important for competitors to know the changes for 2012, which are included in the 2012 WCC series regulations, including the new registration procedure. To see the series regulation visit: www.maxchallenge.ca/wcc/ Here is important info: – …
Sporting bulletin – Micro MAX
A new bulletin has been issued in relation with the chassis used in the Micro-MAX class. The bulletin is releated to the rear axle and the rear wheel width. Please read the bulletin. Note that this bulletin has been integrated into the actual regulation. Sporting bulletin 2012-2 To get a copy of the updated regulation,…
WCC – Online registration & Schedule
The online registration for the WCC is now open. You can register for the whole series and save 10 percent (10%) on registration and also on the full day practice on Friday. The first round of the WCC will take place in Chilliwack, B-C, from May 18th to 20th. Online registration for the whole series…
Good news for WCC and ECKC 4-cycles drivers
ASN Canada released this morning a bulletin regarding modification to the licencing requirements for Briggs & Stratton drivers participating at the WCC and ECKC. See the bulletin: ASN Bulletin 12-04 Of course, Supplementary regulations of the WCC will be amended accordingly. For the Briggs & Stratton drivers, ASN Canada recently announced a support package from…
WCC – Series supplementary regulations online!
WCC supplementary regulations are now online. They are available on the specific page of the WCC and on the Calendars page. If you did not visit the page of the first round (Chilliwack) yet, note that we negociated a special rate for you at the Coast Chilliwack hotel. This special rate is available for reservations…
New bulletins and messages from ASN Canada FIA
The new season is just around the corner! ASN Canada-FIA recently posted two new bulletins in regards to the 2012 regulations. The first bulletin is concerning the use of on board camera for karters. The second bulletin includes a new certification for helmet. See these bulletins on the ASN Canada-FIA website. Our ASN also reminds…
Latifi and Scalzo qualified for the Rotax world finals!
With the presentation of the last round of the Gatorz – Challenge of the Americas last weekend, this closed the US winter series. From them, two Canadian drivers will join Team Canada to race at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals next November in Portugal. The first Canadian to qualify for the RMCGF was Nicholas…
Brand new website for maxchallenge.ca!
The www.maxchallenge.ca website has been completely renewed for the 2012 season. More than a smashing new look, it is a complete new website where you can, of course, find all the information about the Canadian Rotax Max Challenge. You will also find Rotax products and other products related to the RMC such as the Mojo…
2011 Team Canada ready for the Grand Finals
The Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals will take place November 19-26 in Al Ain, U.A.E. Team Canada members are leaving Canada this week to participate at the ultimate event for the 2011 Rotax Max Challenge. Team Canada is composed of twenty-one drivers, the biggest delegation ever participating at the RMCGF. Eleven qualified from Canadian national…
Réglementation 2012 en ligne
New ultra light Rotax battery in stock!
BRP-Powertrain presented recently a new optional Lithium-iron battery. You can recognized quickly this new battery with this orange top. This battery offers many advantages compared to the standard battery: LESS WEIGHT: almost 2 kg (4,4 lbs) lighter than a standard acid battery. The total weight of this optional battery is 0,65 kg (1,43 lbs). EASIER…
Western Canadian Championships: Focus on the racers
The Western Canadian Championship (WCC) is back for its 6th year. This year promises to be the best yet. The organization has put a laser beam focus on the racers’ needs. The series has a new coordinator for the 6th running of the series. This year it will be managed by Patrick Moreau, whom many…
2011 RMCGF: Ouellette champion and Team Canada 2nd
Here our report on the final day of the 2011 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. Sorry for the delay, we were not able to place it online before our return to Canada. Prefinal races Junior Big deception for Team Canada when our driver with the best place on the grid just lost his chain on…
Rotax Grand Finals: on route for the finals
Today was an important day because at the end, 128 of the 264 participants of this 2011 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals would have to put an end to their dream to become Rotax champion. Only the top 34 drivers in each class will joint the final round of tomorrow. At the beginning of the…
2011 Rotax Grand Finals: Day 5 – heat races
The first two qualifying heats took place today in each classes. As a reminder, drivers will race in three heat races and they score points in each. After the 3rd heat, top 28 in the standings point system will go directly to the final round on Saturday while the last 6 spots available will be…
Exchange Campaign coil with extension wire
Unfortunately, BRP-Powertrain noticed that rumours on the market concerning Rotax 265571 “extension wire”- coils have been increasing. To cure this situation BRP-Powertrain has decided that the ignition coils with extension wire will no more be valid within the ROTAX MAX Challenge regulations 2012 (valid as of January 01st, 2012) for all engine classes (125 Micro…
2011 Rotax Grand Finals: Ouellette on pole!
Today was becoming serious with the presentation of the qualifying sessions in each class. In international events, le qualifying position determines the starting position in each of the three qualifying heats. Before lunch, drivers had a final practice. In the junior class, the qualifying session was quite good for the majority of the Team Canada…
2011 Rotax Grand Finals: Day 2
For this second day at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, last technical inspection procedures took place and the first practice session gave to the drivers the chance to discover the circuit. The purpose of this session was to breaking in the engine and let the drivers being familiar with the track and for these…
2011 Rotax Grand Finals: Day 1
The Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals take place this week in Al Ain, in the United Arab Emirates, approximately 130 km from Dubaï. The event officially took off today with the kart raffle in each classes. New this year, instead of drawing a ping-pong ball corresponding to a kart on the starting line, the draw…