ROTAX BRITISH KART CHAMPIONSHIP
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.
Round 2 of the Rotax British Kart Championship comes to Mansell Raceway.
The Mansell Raceway track is a unique outdoor track set in a rural location next to the airfield at Dunkeswell. The track measures 750 metres long and an average of 8 metres wide and laid with smooth racing Tarmac. With challenging & technical corners and long straights, there are plenty of opportunities for over taking. A good lap, in dry conditions takes approx 44 to 48 seconds (Lap record is 41.546 seconds). For wet conditions add 10 to 12 seconds a lap. Last year saw the opening of the new clubhouse and there are further improvements in planning.
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 2nd 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.
Round 4 of the Rotax British Kart Championship 2020 comes to Forest Edge Kart Club.
Forest Edge Kart Club. In 2004 the Forest Edge Kart Club moved to its new location at Barton Stacey near Andover. The track was designed and constructed from scratch and provides more challenging corners for the direct drive karts and a long 300 metre back straight for the gear box karts to really show off their speed.
The 3rd round of the ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE EURO TROPHY comes to P.F.I
For the 1st time ever the Rotax Max Challenge Euro Trophy comes to the U.K.
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.
Everyone wants to be a part of something unique, something to spice up your racing life, and that’s how the idea was born to make the Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy – the newest addition to the exciting Rotax MAX Challenge racing world with participants from all over the world. 3MK Events in collaboration with BRP-Rotax will organize this special event that is going to be held in the end of August on one of the most well-known kart racetracks in Europe – LE MANS INTERNATIONAL KARTING CIRCUIT.
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.
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.
Round 5 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 final 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 6 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.
Gunskirchen, Austria, January 29th, 2020 – We are proud to announce the location of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2020: it is BAHRAIN! The best RMC drivers worldwide will take to the desert from November 07th -14th, 2020 for the annual highlight of the karting season. The Bahrain International Karting Circuit is a state-of-the-art, world-class facility that caters to the grassroots level of motorsport right beside the famous Formula 1 circuit as-Sakhir. It was designed to the highest international standards and is capable of hosting world championship races under the CIK-FIA. The Circuit made motorsport history in 2012 when it became the first karting track anywhere across the globe to host a world championship-level event at night thanks to the high-specification floodlight system. The challenging track is 1,414 km long and features 14 turns which will give the opportunity to see thrilling action on the track when the nearly 400 Rotax Racers will fight for the podium in 2020.
It is a great honor for us to host the 2020 RMC Grand Finals at this prestigious track, which is well-known across the globe. The 2011-opened karting facility fascinates with its world-class, history-making track”, stated Peter Ölsinger, GM BRP-Rotax, Member of the Management Board, VP Sales, Marketing RPS-Business & Communications, about the cooperation between BRP-Rotax and the Bahrain International Circuit. He continued: “The drivers of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals come from all over the world and I am sure that they will enjoy the challenging track in the middle of the desert. It’s not usual to drive in such an exciting and extraordinary surrounding. Beyond that Bahrain is offering a lot of interesting places and attractions also for our side-events during the RMC Grand Finals and we are glad to welcome the best Rotax drivers of the world in 2020 in this wonderful country.” Sheikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, Chief Executive of the Bahrain International Circuit, added:
“The Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals are one of the biggest karting events on the global stage and we are honored to be hosting this prestigious meeting. It will bring together 360 drivers from over 60 countries around the world, bringing in hundreds of karting fans into the Kingdom. We are proud that our world-class karting facility is helping to grow young driving talents and this event will further highlight our commitment to enhancing the sport in the region.”
Stay tuned for more information about the 2020 seasons’ highlight in this colourful kingdom with its unique historical heritage. We keep fingers crossed for all RMC drivers to win the tickets for the 2020 RMC Grand Finals.