Grand Finals 2018: we are going to Brazil!


Gunskirchen, Austria, December 21, 2017 – BRP’s Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF), which draws the best drivers from countries all over the world, will be held at the International Karting Circuit Paladino of Conde in Paraíba, Brazil from November 26 to December 01, 2018.

“We are very pleased to announce this year’s venue of Brazil, as it is the first time that the RMCGF will be held in South America. This new location will add another level of attraction to the RMCGF, confirming once more its status as the world’s most outstanding karting event,” said Peter Oelsinger, Vice-President, Rotax Propulsion Systems, at BRP. “The Circuito Internacional Paladino meets all requirements for such a high level event and will provide the best conditions to the participants.”

“The passion and thrill of karting makes this sport very popular in Brazil. The RMC Grand Finals will be the highlight of our kart racing calendar in 2018 and we will be happy to welcome people from all over the world to our country,” stated Waldner Bernardo de Oliveira, president of the Confederação Brasileira de Automobilismo (CBA).

Brazil will see another impressive final of the karting season with 360 drivers coming from close to 60 countries during the 19th edition of the famous race, which will be organized with local professional partners including the Rotax kart distributor for Brazil, Rotax Mach 5. The Circuito Internacional Paladino is located in Conde, Paraíba, in Brazil’s Northeast, a tourist and industrial hotspot, known for its rich cultural heritage and beautiful beaches. Paladino is a popular choice amongst drivers as the track provides good speed and lots of passing opportunities.

“We are delighted to organize the Grand Finals with BRP at our track and we will concentrate all our efforts to ensure success for the RMCGF and its participants,” said Sergio Crispim, owner of the 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. The success in the competition is mainly up to 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.

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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