2017 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals

PORTIMAO/PORTUGAL – November 4-11, 2017

The Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) will be hosted at the great venue Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao, Portugal from November 4 to 11, 2017.

The Portimao circuit is part of Autódromo Internacional do Algarve that is famous as race and test circuit for cars and motorcycles. The circuit with a length of 1,600 meters is one of the most modern karting circuits in Europe and is located in the southern part of Portugal. The track layout boasts a very smooth surface and meets all requirements in terms of overall infrastructure.

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.

More event information and international media coverage can be found on the rotax-kart.com website.

The Concept

The Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals has become the most prestigious championship in the world of karting.

Every year competitors from almost 60 countries, from five continents can qualify for the annual GRAND FINALS.

Pilots can qualify for the RMC Grand Finals via the national RMC of their home country and the international RMC. The season’s winners of each class of all national RMCs and of the international RMC will be invited by BRP-Rotax.

Race equipment like chassis, engines, tyres, fuel, tools, kart trolleys will be provided to all participating drivers in order to guarantee equal opportunities and fair races!

The basic intention of the RMC GRAND FINALS is to apply the team spirit as well as true sportsmanship.

Grand Finals 2017


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Chassis Partners

Rotax 125 DD2 MAX
Rotax 125 Mini MAX
IPKarting – Praga
Rotax 125 Junior MAX
Rotax 125 Micro MAX
IPKarting – Praga
Rotax 125 Senior MAX
Rotax 125 DD2 MAX Masters

Racing and Awards

At the Grand Finals 2017, winners will be awarded in the following classes:

  • 125 Micro MAX (8-11* years of age)
  • 125 Mini MAX (10-13* years of age)
  • 125 Junior MAX (12-15 years of age)
  • 125 MAX (14 years of age and older)
  • 125 MAX DD2 (15 years of age and older)
  • 125 MAX DD2 Masters (32 years of age and older)

Age limits:
To participate in any RMC event the driver must be within the indicated age limit during the year of the event.

*The age limits for MICRO and MINI classes may be changed according to regulations of the national ASN.