ROTAX BRITISH KART CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1
LYDD KART CIRCUIT
AUGUST 21st – 23rd
GALLERIES FROM THE ROTAX MAX GRAND FINALS
The 1st Round of the ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE EURO TROPHY comes to Genk.
Belgium, the small country with a tremendous motorsport tradition has hosted the ROTAX MAX Euro Challenge for many years now. Genk Kart Track is a large International Kart track which is situated near Genk in Belgium.It’s without a doubt one of the leading European Kart tracks, hosting a huge number of events throughout the year. It’s a fantastic venue which is centred around the 1350M track, making it one of the longest in Europe. It’s a pretty technical track, with a mix of high, medium and low speed corners.As well as the track the circuit also leads the way with facilities, permanent parc ferme facilities, shower block, Kart shop as well as a two storey control tower and pit building.The 1.350 metres long track at Genk represents one of the most modern karting circuits and provides a huge challenge for the drivers. The highly technical track combines demanding chicanes with high speed passages and requires full concentration at all times. Two long straights make for many overtaking manoeuvres following some challenging hairpins.
The Rotax O Plate 2020 comes once again to Clay Kart Club
Clay pigeon Kart Club would like to bring back the kudos of the National ‘O’ Plate meetings of the past. The meetings of the nineties brought together the classes being run into a prestigious large scale race meeting, meaning great value to winning a worthy National number plate. We aim to create a race meeting dedicated to the Rotax classes with a substantial prize fund along with commemerative gifts to all competing with hopefully the benefits of promotion to karting in general. The race meeting will be over two days, with timed qualifying, heats, pre finals and finals with dedicated class practice on Friday. We will be using controlled tyres for this event to ensure fairness to the competitors with long track time and value for money practice and racing. There will be Free entertainment on the Saturday evening in our fabulous facilities, with a quality range of trophies for all of the Winning drivers(trophies presented 1 in 4 drivers) along with pertinent prizes to karting.
Round 1 of The Rotax British Kart Championship 2020 comes to Lydd
Established in 1993, Lydd Kart Circuit is the fastest for outdoor Go Karting in Kent and one of the fastest in the Country. The 1040 meter track is very popular with drivers, whether they be ‘Owner Drivers’ racing their own kart(s) or ‘Arrive & Drive’customers using our Hire Karts. The current layout has existed since an extension was added in 1996, while our Junior Circuit measures approx 500m and is ideal for kids sessions, family sessions or children’s birthday parties. The owner, James Clarke, took control of the Circuit in February 2011 and is investing in his vision of the future of Lydd as a Karting venue. James was a very successful racer here at Lydd, while his son, Cameron, races Senior Rotax 125 with team Clarkekarts. Clarke Karts Racing Team is now also in full swing, with Cameron & other race team members running owner drivers in various kart classes. 2017 James invested in an awning to further support the Clarke Karts Racing Team when visiting other circuits (our colours yellow & red, so can’t be missed!) . James is very passionate about Lydd and Karting, so the circuit is in safe hands, and the improvements to the whole venue will continue to be ‘work in progress’. A new storage building for the hire kart fleet has been completed, creating a much better base to work from, while the next phase of James’ original plan to resurface the track has now been done. In 2016/2017 many customers who have known the track of old have re-visited, feedback for the new track surface continues to be been very positive. Winter 2017/2018 the ‘New Build’ Clubhouse/Cafe/Offices got underway, ongoing build in 2018, nearing the end of 2019 inside walls are being painted, tiling is shortly to be done, electrician has nearly finished, internal doors are on … getting exciting now.
The 1st ever Rotax Grand Festival for Mini & Micro Max Drivers
Karting circuit de Landsard is one of the longest outdoor circuits in the Netherlands. At karting circuit de Landsard you can only go carting, but if you can take an arrangement you can now also enjoy a delicious buffet in addition to carting. Karting circuit de Landsard is excellent for bachelor parties, first decide together who is the fastest of the circuit and join in for a nice bite to eat. You can rent karts at the Landsard, but you can also use your own kart.
The 2nd round of the ROTAX MAX EURO CHALLENGE comes to Wackersdorf.
The circuit at Wackersdorf is home to one of the top Kart circuits in Europe. ProKart Raceland Outdoor is a very fast 1275M track, and has large run off areas for a Kart circuit. The circuit has not been in use for that long, meaning they were able to use the latest asphalt technology which provides a very grippy surface. It’s used for a number of International Karting events, which in turn means the facilities are some of the best you’ll find in the world of Karting. The length of the track is 1275m and runs in a clockwise direction. The closest hotels are in Scwandorf, 5KM away. Length: 1275m,Direction: Clockwise.
Round 2 of the Rotax British Kart Championship 2012 comes to the Warden Law.
The main circuit was laid in 1996 and remains the centrepiece of an unrivalled facility and is one of the largest outdoor tracks in the country. The 1200 metre circuit is both fast and technical, and with a fleet of 35 390cc karts and 11 160cc junior karts, it’s an unforgettable experience. They also have a 350 metre junior circuit for budding F1 drivers which is ideal for birthday parties.
Round 3 of the Rotax British Kart Championship 2020 comes to Clay Pigeon
The Clay Pigeon Kart Circuit was founded in the late 1950’s early 1960’s on a disused Second World War Military Hospital site. The original track was built by joining the hut (ward) concrete bases together with tarmac to make a 500 metre track. The Blandford Karting Club was formed and a Royal Automobile Club Permit was obtained and the first ‘official’ race took place on Sunday, 5th May 1963. The circuit has now become a seven day a week business organising Arrive and Drive Sessions, Corporate Race Events and hosting most major championships that tour Britain. Recently Chelborough Ltd. (the circuit owners) has come under the control of Southern Counties Leisure who now own all the leisure facilities surrounding this circuit.
The 3rd round of the ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE EURO TROPHY comes to Adria.
Adria Karting Raceway is situated in the Veneto region of Northern Italy along the coast just over an hour south from the ancient city of Venice. Built alongside the car circuit of the Adria International Raceway, it first opened to karting enthusiasts on November 1st, 2014, becoming one of the most modern and technical international kart circuits to date. With a length of 1,302 metres, the CIK-FIA homologated track becomes the second longest on the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy tour in 2019. Providing some great racing and many overtaking opportunities, the Italian circuit that continues to host numerous international events, has become one of the most popular locations. Unlike all the other venues on the calendar, Adria is a very unique combination of concrete and colour inside the circuit layout itself with extensive run-off areas. The facilities are unmatched by any other in the European series, including a permanent race control room equipped with state-of-the-art digital systems, fully lockable pit boxes along the start-finish straight underneath the hotel apartments overlooking the circuit. There are also other hotel rooms available on the complex, together with undercover parking storage for race transporters, pit garages and a café restaurant.
The 4th and Final Round of the ROTAX MAX EURO CHALLENGE comes to Campillos Karting Circuit
More than 1580 metres in length and 120,000 square metres in area orientated to the leisure and enjoyment of hire karting right in the centre of Andalusia, just a few kilometres from the Costa del Sol (Malaga) and close to Seville, Jerez, Granada, Cordoba, Malaga, Ronda, Antequera, etc. As well as cities such as Marbella, Fuengirola, Torremolinos, Ardales with the Caminito del Rey, and more. The ideal place to enjoy hire karting and hold events of all types: corporate team building, company events, company rewards, stag and hen parties, presentations (of products, services, cars, motorbikes, etc.), carrying out training courses, driving courses, test drives, set for photography, fashion shoots, set for video, photography of models, press conferences, kick off events, birthdays, meetings, celebrations, camps, youth activities (from schools, council youth departments, plans for youth activities, etc.), holding races, motorbike rallies, car rallies and any other group event whether public or private (friends, associations, clubs, groups, etc.)
Enjoy a comprehensive karting experience at the largest and longest Karting and Hire Kart circuit in the south of Spain; with CIK/FIA International Certification, it is the only circuit in the whole of Andalusia which holds a Spanish Karting Championship (CEK) race.
The 4th and final round of the Rotax British Kart Championship 2020 comes to Paul Fletcher International Circuit.
PF International kart circuit was first opened in 1994 and was, and still is, the brain-child of Mr Paul Fletcher. The circuit is located in the village of Brandon, close to Grantham, in the lovely Lincolnshire countryside.Over the years, PFi has developed and grown and is now recognised as the UK’s premier Karting facility.During 2011, P.F.I saw perhaps it’s largest transformation to date – a track extention that incorporates a bridge with flyover. This sensational new feature has increased the overall track length to 1382m and helped the circuit to secure it’s International ‘A’ grade track licence – the only kart track in the UK to achieve this level. Attaining this grade of track licence has firmly placed P.F.I on the Global Karting scene and has helped to secure several CIK-FIA kart race events to date.
NEW DATE & VENUE
Further to the worldwide travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 virus, BRP-Rotax and 3MK Events have carefully taken the decision to postpone the 2nd edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy, which would have taken place from Tuesday 28th July to Saturday 01st August 2020 at Le Mans Karting International track, in France.
In order to allow every drivers, teams and Rotax Distributors from all over the world to be part of the 2nd edition, the Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy will take place exceptionally this year in Portimão, Portugal, from Tuesday 8th to Sunday 13th December 2020.
This will also allow us to organise the 2020 RMCIT while ensuring the health and safety of each person which is the most important for BRP-Rotax and 3MK Events.
This new date will be the last chance of the season to win a 2020 RMC Grand Finals ticket. 4 tickets will be awarded for the winners of the Junior MAX, Senior MAX, MAX DD2 and MAX DD2 Masters classes. The Micro & Mini MAX winners will receive a CAN-AM DS 90 quad.
The initial registrations are automatically retained for this new RMCIT date and location.
Each driver already registered at the RMCIT will be contacted personally in the next few days.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Portimão, Portugal, for an exceptional Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy 2020.
Gunskirchen, June 10, 2020 – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and current travel restrictions, BRP-Rotax has decided to postpone the 2020 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals till January 2021, and to change the location to the city of Portimão in Portugal.
The 2020 RMC Grand Finals will take place in Portimão, Portugal, from January 23 to January 30, 2021.
This will allow us to extend the duration of the 2020 season. The new location in Portugal offers favourable weather conditions in January and, with the current outlook, travel possibilities to Europe will also be easier for our drivers from around the world.
“This unique global situation has forced us to reconsider the annual highlight of the Rotax karting calendar. As organizer of the biggest karting event in the world, our top priority is the health and safety of our drivers, their families, and all team members, as well as our employees and the local organizing staff. We have therefore decided to postpone the RMC Grand Finals till January 2021,” explained Peter Oelsinger, General Manager, BRP-Rotax, who is also a member of the Management Board and Vice-President, Sales, Marketing RPS-Business & Communications. “Given the current circumstances, and as far as we can see at the current time, hosting the event in Europe will facilitate organization for the drivers and teams attending, and this is why Portimao in Portugal will be the new venue.”
Further information on the 2020 RMC Grand Finals will follow in due course and is subject to change according to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.