We’re glad to announce that the 2023 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals will feature an electrifying addition – the E10 E-Kart Cup. Twelve young and talented Mini MAX drivers, who narrowly missed out on qualifying for the final race during the pre-finals on Friday, will have a golden opportunity to showcase their skills in a special race with the new Rotax E10 E-Kart. This unique event not only promises thrilling competition but also underscores the importance of sustainable racing in the modern motorsports landscape.
The 2023 season of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy is history. Last weekend, the decisions within the top-class racing series were made in Brandon, Great Britain. The championship celebrated its racing premiere on the Paul Fletcher International Circuit and thus presented challenges to a total of almost 160 drivers from all over the world. In exciting races in sometimes very difficult conditions, the new title holders in Europe's highest Rotax championship were finally crowned after the seventh and eighth rounds.
The new karting track at Gelleråsen Arena has now been inaugurated, where the final of the Prince Carl Philips Racing Pokal will be decided on October 7-8. The official circuit opening took place last Saturday in the middle of the classic Kanonloppet (”the cannon race”).
Motorsport racer Luca Koester had an exciting season in 2022: The 25-year-old driver from Germany fearlessly took on international circuits, leaving a trail of success in his wake. After clinching the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy, Luca secured his ticket to the RMC Grand Finals in Portimão, Portugal. There, too, the Kart-Magazin.de reporter was among the top drivers, narrowly missing out on overall victory in the closing moments of the final. In his personal background story, Luca looks back on the events and reports on the memorable experiences from his first all-electric racing season.
Ikast, Denmark is set to witness a new era of motorsport in August, when the Rotax E20 E-Kart Championship is taking place. From August 11-13, 2023 the Danish E-Kart Championship will electrify the track at Ikast with fierce competitions in the Rotax E20 Senior, E20 Senior Master, and E20 Junior categories.
The second event of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy is about to start. Next weekend, the engines will be roaring in the French Val d'Argenton as part of the top-class racing series. 130 drivers will make their way to the challenging course 120km southeast of Nantes. The third and fourth scoring races are eagerly awaited, as they will ultimately be the mid-term decisions of this year's season for the European Rotax elite.
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What a way to celebrate! Christopher Feghali won the Rotax Mini MAX title at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2022 in Portugal last November and also achieved something quite unique. But the fun didn’t stop after the podium; Christopher was invited to put the newly-launched Rotax E10 Cadet E-Kart through its paces at the demanding Portimao karting circuit.