ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE

The Rotax® MAX Challenge™ is the fastest growing kart racing series in the world. In 2013, a record 288 drivers from about 60 countries raced at the Grand Finals – a far cry from the 66 drivers and 19 countries who participated in its inaugural year in 2000.

All around the world, 15,000 Rotax racers are participating in national or international events, like Australia’s Rotax Pro Tour, to qualify for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF). The Grand Finals recognises four classes:

  • Rotax 125 Junior MAX with 23hp – 12-16 years of age

  • Rotax 125 MAX with 30hp – 15 years and older

  • Rotax 125 MAX DD2 with 34hp and 2 speed gearbox – 15 years and older

  • Rotax 125 MAX DD2 Masters with 34hp and 2 speed gearbox – 32 years and older

In the RMCGF, the same chassis, tyres, fuel and Rotax engines are used in each racing class, meaning that each participant has an equal chance of becoming World Champion

The RMCGF are unique, as driving ability is all that counts. The most talented drivers in the world are competing against each other in this unrivalled event, demonstrating their excellent driving skills.

For many, it is the ideal first step into a career in motor sports. Drivers as young as 13 years old are taking part in the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals and gaining international racing experience in the junior class. A large number of current Formula 1 drivers started with Rotax engines; Jenson Button and Kimi Räikkönen among them.