Sarno, Italy, October 16, 2016 – This weekend marks the 17th edition of the prestigious Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF), hosted at the internationally acclaimed Circuito Internazionale Napoli. This year marks the 3rd period of the Grand Finals to be held on Italian soil.
360 drivers travelled from 59 countries to convene at the track to begin the week-long journey of battling for the top step of the podium.
Saturday saw the entrants register for the event. click here for the entry list
Today, Sunday was the Kart Raffle day, where the competitors were assigned their kart and engine through a random selection process. After receiving their complete Grand Finals package, the karts were pushed back to the driver tent, which can hold more than 500 people, where, in the blistering Napolitan heat, driver and mechanic began working in preparation for their first on-track day, tomorrow.
The Welcome Party will be held tonight, conveniently at the track for all drivers to come together and celebrate the spirit of Rotax karting.
The party also will see the annual Team Contest, with 30 international team entries. Each team will be judged based on the drivers’ team spirit, the uniformity of their team wear and their overall passion for their homeland. Starting Monday fans can vote to ‘like’ a team they favor on Facebook, and the winning team, the one with the most likes on Facebook, along with the jury’s approval, will be announced after the finals on Saturday night at the driver’s party.
The Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) is a professional kart racing series established, owned and organized by BRP and its Rotax kart engine distributors. Approved by and in compliance with CIK / FIA, the RMC is a “one-make-engine” formula: only Rotax kart engines that are checked and sealed (for equal performance) will be used. The success in the competition is mainly up to the skills of the driver.
For more information about the Rotax MAX Challenge, please www.rotax-kart.com/en/Max-Challenge/MAX-Challenge/About-ROTAX-MAX-CHALLENGE
BRP-Rotax, the subsidiary of BRP Inc. in Gunskirchen, Austria is a leader in the development and production of innovative 4- and 2-stroke high performance Rotax engines for BRP products such as Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain, side-by-side vehicles and Spyder roadsters as well for motorcycles, karts, ultra-light and light aircraft.
In the last 50 years, the company has developed more than 350 engine models for recreational vehicles and produced over 7 million engines.