BRP-Rotax is pleased to announce that Amprex Racing Services, distributor of Rotax kart engines in Malaysia and promoter of Rotax MAX Challenge Malaysia, is hosting a new International RMC event: the inaugural Rotax MAX Challenge Asia Festival 2022 (RMCAF).
The RMCAF will take place from December 09-11, 2022 at the MORAC Adventure Park in Langkawi, Malaysia. A track which is well known by the Rotax Community since it hosted the second RMC Grand Finals in 2001 and another one in 2005. The 1.243 meter long homologated track consists of 21 corners which makes it quite challenging and it is known as one of the best go kart tracks in South East Asia.
Amprex Racing Services will be the proud promoter and organiser of the RMCAF, as they aspire to reignite the glorious reputation of this unique competition held in Langkawi in the past, into annually the most prestigious international karting event in the South East Asia (SEA) region.
RMCAF 2022 is aiming to attract many race teams and drivers from the SEA region and from the Oceania Pacific region, East Asia, the Middle East and European regions, with one sole purpose in mind; to be crown as the champion of their respective categories and to secure the coveted tickets to the 2023 RMCGF.
„It is a pleasure to have the RMC Asia Festival on our race calendar which is a great opportunity for the drivers of the South East Asia region to compete on an international race event without long traveling distance“, says Peter Oelsinger, General Manager BRP-Rotax / Member of the Management Board, VP Sales, Marketing, RPS-Business & Communications. „The RMCAF is based on our single brand formula with scrutineered and sealed Rotax kart engines and MOJO racing tires that ensures the parity of the participants. Only the driving skills of the racers make the difference for the victory."
In January 2022 BRP-Rotax started the cooperation with Amprex Racing Systems as promoter of the RMC Malaysia and we are glad that Orawat Tantivejkul, the face of Moment Media (Thailand) and RMC Thailand will be collaborating together with Amprex Racing Services in promoting and supporting RMCAF 2022. Furthermore, Kevin Lai, Regional Coordinator of EIKO Motorsport (Japan) will be monitoring and providing consultancy support to both the South East Asia Rotax distributors. Ultimately this collaboration ensures that strong, professional synergies can be leveraged to execute a successful RMCAF 2022 event.
Five Rotax categories make up the race program at the RMCAF 2022:
Amprex Racing Services Sdn Bhd, is a subsidiary of Amprex Motorsports, a company formed by Genji Hashimoto in 1996. Highly decorated motorsport personality in the Asian motoring community, he has competed professionally in motorbikes and cars from the age of 16. He has been applauded for the motoring events he has organised such as Dream Cars Motor Show in Singapore and in Malaysia, D1 Grand Prix Malaysia Series, Japan GT Championship and Super GT.
He has also been on the advisory committee for international F1 tracks such as Sepang International F1 Circuit, Pocheon Korea Track and The Marina Bay Street Circuit (otherwise known as the Singapore Street Circuit), from the designing to building stages. He also has brought in new innovations to the motoring world with his engineering background. Now as the organisation has started focusing on building karting tracks and hosting racing events, Amprex Racing Services is focused on developing RMC Malaysia and RMC Asia Festival to give the newer generation of participants a better focused and professional karting race environment.
Orawat Tantivejkul, the face of Moment Media Co. Ltd. has been organising RMC Thailand since 2016 and later became the Authorised Rotax Distributor in Thailand in 2019. The company is located in Bangkok and is the official supplier for Rotax engines, spare parts and MOJO tyres in Thailand offering full customer support. Additionally, they are also the Rotax Thailand Authorised Service Centre for engine maintenance, rebuilding and sealing.
EIKO Motorsport (Japan) is based in Nagoya (Central) Japan, specialising in karting products and is also a kart event organiser. Throughout the years, the company has created lots of RMC series, stretching from the northernmost island of Hokkaido all the way to the southernmost island of Okinawa. The annual Rotax MAX Festival Japan gathers the best of each RMC series for an ultimate showdown and the winners in each class are awarded their RMC Grand Finals tickets. Some notable venues of the RMC in Japan are the legendary circuit of Suzuka, the high speed track of Mizunami and Auto Paradise Gotemba, where spectators are facing the track with Mount Fuji in the background, and of course the circuit of the Twin Ring Motegi.