NEW ROTAX GLOBAL APP

 Designed to be used at all Rotax karting events worldwide
 Push notifications tailormade for the particular racer
 Updates directly from the organizer through the EVA-EMS
Gunskirchen, September 17, 2018 – Just in time before the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) take place, BRP-Rotax launches its new Rotax Global App to expand its service to Rotax kart customers. The Rotax Global App is free of charge and for Android and iOS devices. Based on the previous App, used at the RMCGF 2017, this new application provides even more important aspects for racing processes and can be used for all Rotax karting events worldwide.
“The goal of the development of the original RMCGF App is to use this application not only for the Grand Finals, but at all RMC races. Now, it is also possible to pursue a complete RMC championship. If you click on the championship you are interested in, you will find all information on your mobile device”, said Stefan Gruber, Manager Rotax Karting & OEM Business, RPS Business. One of the key features are the push notifications. These notifications inform the particular racer about decisions which concerns the racer directly; e.g. if one gets a summon to the stewards. This means that the driver has not to look at the notification board or to wait until he or she is asked via the commentator to see the stewards. The driver receives this notification directly to the smartphone and will be kept adequately informed through the EVA-Event Management System (EMS). “The Rotax Global App offers other cool tools like live streaming, live timing, timetable, results, bulletins, weather conditions, all regulations, entry list, and more,” said Gruber. With this App BRP-Rotax offers an unique tool to its customers to provide the best service in the karting market.

BRADLEY BARRETT WINS TICKET FOR GRAND FINALS 2018

Congratulations to Bradley Barrett on winning his Big Ticket to the ROTAX Grand Finals 2018 in Brazil. Bradley achieved this with a great result at the ROTAX Internatinal Open which was held at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey.

HUNTER BROTHERS QUALIFY FOR ROTAX GRAND FINALS 2018

After two days of dry racing in Mont-Tremblant, the skies opened up and the rain came pouring down. An early morning shower soaked the facility and set the tone for the day: rain racing. With tickets to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals on the line in five categories, the new conditions presented an opportunity to some drivers, while it was a new hurdle for those who had been up front throughout the first two days of the weekend. And just as the track looked like it was going to dry out following the morning warm-ups and opening ceremonies, the rain returned with the Junior Rotax drivers on the grid and their engines fired. Taking advantage of the conditions were a pair of Englishmen who travelled across the Atlantic to compete in the Canadian Open. The Hunter brothers are no strangers to racing in the rain and it showed in the Rotax Junior and Rotax Senior Finals. In addition, the Rotax Max race wins went to a Canadian, an American and a driver from Monaco. Kai Hunter (BCR/Exprit) started the Junior Max Final from the front row and after moving past Patrick Woods-Toth (BCR/Kosmic) on the second lap, he never looked back, stretching out to a 13-second victory, securing himself on Team United Kingdom for the Rotax Grand Finals in Brazil and taking home the first place trophy.

In the Senior Max race, Kai’s older brother Rhys Hunter was an unstoppable force. From eleventh on the grid, he jumped to second through the first half of the lap and gained the lead exiting the final corner when Nicholas Hornbostel (REM/Kosmic) suddenly came to a halt with an issue and surrendered the lead. Once out front, he clicked off laps untouchable by his fellow competitors. Only Marco Signoretti (Energy Corse/Energy Kart) was able to keep within sight of Hunter, but he eventually crossed the finish line 8.5 seconds adrift. Third place went to American Dillon Defonce (REM/Luxor Kart), who was 24 seconds back of the winner, with Cole Hooton (PSL/BirelART) and Stephen Mallozzi (PSL/BirelART) completing the top-five. Christopher Chanko (PSL/BirelART) was the hard charger in the race, moving up from twentieth on the to grid to sixth.

ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE EURO TROPHY READY FOR DEBUT

Gunskirchen, April 18, 2018 – The brand new Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy is ready to go. There are only a few days left until Europe’s new Rotax top league of karting kicks off. The new series has been approved by BRP-Rotax and represents the official successor of the former Rotax MAX Euro Challenge, which has been discontinued by the end of 2017. The Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy will comprise four rounds in 2018: Genk (Belgium), Kristianstad (Sweden), Bruck (Austria) and Wackersdorf (Germany) are the venues of this year’s tour. Only established top karting circuits have been selected for the debut season, offering the most modern and professional standards to the elite drivers of the Rotax racing community. Equally the 3-day-format and limited number of tyre sets will keep costs in line. An experienced crew, gathered around organiser Meik Wagner from Camp Company GmbH, will guarantee smooth running of the events which will feature live streaming and live timing of course. The new concept obviously hits the market’s demand: Over 120 drivers entered the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy in the categories of junior, senior, DD2 and DD2 Masters, representing over 20 nations from all over the world. Each of them does not only head for the European crown but for a place in the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Brazil. A total of nine tickets will be awarded at the end of the year for the big showdown of the world’s best Rotax drivers. The premiere of the Rotax MAX Euro trophy will take place from April 20th to 22nd in Genk, the socalled “Home of Champions”. The international track in Belgium is popular with the drivers and offers a variety of corners and straights on its 1.360 metres long lap, which has been the setting of many thrilling and unpredictable races. The outcome of the upcoming competition is even more difficult to foresee, if one has a look at the entry lists: Several newcomers and youngsters will clash with experienced old stager and well-known Rotax faces. Yet the are some favourites worth to be mentioned: Multiple World Champion Cristiano Morgado from South Africa belongs to the most successful karting drivers: In 2018 the Rotax icon is ready to attack in the DD2 Masters category. Austria’s Constantin Schoell (Daems Racing) must be mentioned as favourite for the DD2 class, since he won the European crown in 2017. That applies to Jordan Brown-Nutley (Dan Holland Racing). The Brit took the European title of the senior class in 2017 and aims to defend it in the Euro Trophy 2018. But these names mark only the tip of the iceberg: All told the Rotax MAX Euro Trophy promises a highly balanced level of competition and most thrilling race action in each category. Let’s see who will set the pace at the kick-off in Genk. More information regarding reports, photos, results and live TV stream are available on the official website www.rotaxmaxchallenge-eurotrophy.com

100,000TH ROTAX MAX ENGINE LEAVES THE LINE

Gunskirchen, February 2, 2018 –  Beginning of February 2018 the 100,000th kart engine – out of the Rotax 125 MAX engine family – left the assembly line at BRP-Rotax in Gunskirchen, Austria. The Rotax 125 MAX engine conquered the market after its launch in 1997. “When we launched the Rotax 125 MAX karting engine in 1997, we launched a new engine concept based on our extensive experience of 2-stroke technology for recreational applications. Using the Rotax 125 MAX engine allowed the driver to spend more time on the track and less time in the pits”, said Peter Oelsinger, vice-president Rotax Propulsion Systems and Finance.
Compared to existing engines of that time the durability and the ease of use with the onboard electric starter in combination with the centrifugal clutch and a carburetor with fixed jets was significantly improved and attracted the kart drivers. The rapidly increasing engine sales confirmed that the new engine concept met the requirements of the market. Rotax engines won the most kart racing titles – and still leads the list of overall championship titles.
“We already provide the best karting engine in terms of equal opportunities, reliability, cost of ownership to our customers as well as a concept for the Rotax racing community that stands for consistency and same opportunities for everybody. Be assured we will not stop here”, said Oelsinger.
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. With an equal technical playing field, the success in the competition is primarily dependent on the skills of the driver.
With 43 authorized distributors and a network of more than 700 authorized service centres and dealers, BRP supports its customers worldwide.
For more information about the Rotax MAX Challenge, please visit our website.
Caption: (from left to right) Helmut Voglsam, Stefan Gruber and Johann Hosner who was working at the kart assembly line when the first Rotax MAX engine was produced and also when the 100,000th left the assembly line

BRP-ROTAX’S LONG-TERM CHASSIS PARTNERS ARE READY FOR BRAZIL

Gunskirchen, January 22nd 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, Paraiba, in Brazil from 24th November to 1st December 2018. The chassis partners will support in the same classes as last year. BirelART will officially support the Rotax 125 Mini MAX and Rotax 125 MAX DD2 categories, IPKarting will provide its Praga chassis for the Rotax 125 Micro MAX and Rotax 125 Junior MAX classes and Sodikart – the official supplier of the Rotax 125 MAX and Rotax 125 MAX DD2 Masters categories were selected for the 9th consecutive year as chassis partner. The week-long event will see 360 chassis on track. One essential goal for the chassis partners and the organization is having all the 360 chassis, engines, tools and equipment prepared for the early shipment to South America which will take about two months. A fresh challenge, not only for the Rotax organization team, also for its long-term chassis partners who are all coming from Europe. “To have the right partners on board plays a major role. We have been working successfully with our chassis partners for many years. We know they will be up to that challenge”, said Peter Oelsinger, vice president Rotax Propulsion Systems and Finance. “Their know-how and expertise is essential for the racers, too. They expect receiving the best equipment and being supported by proven experts during a racing event. That is what the 360 RMCGF participants can rely on.” 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. With an equal technical playing field, the success in the competition is primarily dependent on the skills of the driver.

For more information about the Rotax MAX Challenge, please visit our website.

About BRP-Rotax

BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG, a subsidiary of BRP Inc., located 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 Can-Am Spyder lineup 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.

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About BRP

BRP (TSX:DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am off-road and Spyder vehicles, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of CA$4.2 billion from over 100 countries, the Company employs approximately 8,700 people worldwide.

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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), where the best kart drivers from all over the world race for the title, will be held on the South American continent for the first time.
“We’re very pleased to announce this year’s venue is Brazil, and the first time that the RMCGF will be held in South America. This new location will add another level of attraction to the RMCGF, which is renowned as the world’s foremost karting event once more,” said Peter Oelsinger, Vice-President, Rotax Propulsion Systems at BRP. “The Circuito Internacional Paladino meets all the requirements for such a high level event and offers the best possible conditions for participants.” The 2018 RMCGF will be hosted at the International Karting Circuit Paladino of Conde in Paraíba, Brazil from November 26 to December 1, 2018. “The passion and thrill of karting makes this sport very popular in Brazil. The Grand Finals will be the highlight of our kart racing calendar in 2018, and we will be pleased to welcome people from all over the world to our country,” stated Waldner Bernado de Oliveira, President of the Confederação Brasileira de Automobilismo (CBA).  Brazil will host the impressive finale of the karting season with 360 drivers coming from close to 60 countries during the 19th edition of this famous race, organized with local professional partners including the Rotax kart distributor for Brazil, Rotax Mach 5. The track Circuito Internacional Paladino is located in Conde, Paraiba in the Northeast of Brazil, a tourist and industrial hotspot, also known for its rich cultural heritage and beautiful beaches. Paladino is a popular choice for drivers since the circuit provides both speed and ample passing opportunities. “We are delighted to organize the Grand Finals with BRP at our track and will focus all our efforts on ensuring the success of the RMCGF and its participants,” said Sergio Crispim, the owner and manager of Circuito Internacional Paladino. 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. With an equal technical playing field, the success in the competition is primarily dependent on the skills of the driver.