Spain to host Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014


Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero in Valencia, Spain will play host to the Rotax Grand Finals on the 25th-29th of Novermber 2014.

“We are proud to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the RMCGF, especially in Spain as it will be our first time on the Spanish mainland,” said François Tremblay, marketing director, Rotax kart engines, BRP. “We hope to attract a broad audience thanks to the region’s history of motorsports racing.”

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World Motorsports Council Decisions – Karting

The FIA world motorsports council met and the below were the decisions related to karting. Stricter penalties for dangerous infractions, FIA Women in Motorsports has renewed its partnership with CIK-FIA, and the drivers’ commision have put emphasis on karting as an entry point to other motor sport categories.  Full council decisions: http://www.fia.com/news/world-motor-sport-council-friday-11-april-marrakech

CIK COMMISSION

In order to increase safety in Karting, the World Motor Sport Council gave a strong mandate to the CIK Commission to consider the imposition of stricter penalties for dangerous infractions in the sport.

WOMEN IN MOTOR SPORT COMMISSION

The FIA Women in Motorsport Commission announced the renewal of its partnership with the CIK-FIA. Following a call for candidatures inviting ASNs to put forward a young female talent aged from 13 to 15 to be granted a kart out of the 51 allocated for 2014 in this year’s edition of the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, the place has been awarded to a young Spanish driver, Ms Marta Garcia (ESP).

DRIVERS’ COMMISSION

The Drivers’ Commission, with the support of its Chairman, Emerson Fittipaldi, has prioritised further visibility for the FIA anti-doping campaign, increased promotion of the work by volunteers and officials, and the further strengthening of karting as an effective entry point into other motor sport categories.

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Picture Gallery: 2014 RMC Asia/Malaysia Round 1

View the Pictures Gallery from the opening round of the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Asia/Malaysia series. Pictures by Mikko Nässi. Read the rest of this entry »

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RMC Asia/Malaysia Opens Season in Hazy Sepang

Championship Standings | Pictures |  Full Results (MyLaps)

Hot, dry, and hazy weather didn’t put a damper on the opening round of the Rotax Max Challenge Asia/Malaysia event. 100 entries with almost a full grid in Juniors and record entries in DD2 made for a great start to the season. The event also had a very special guest in the form of 2-time KZ1 World Cup winner and 2003 European KF1 champion Bas Lammers. The overall wins went to Calvin Wong (Senior), Riki Tanioka (DD2), Perdana Putra Minang (Junior), and Muhd Sidqi.

In the Senior category ARTGP Asia driver Calvin Wong was pretty much untouchable, taking pole position by a margin of over 3 tenths ahead of Julio Prost (by comparison Prost had a similar margin to 10th place). Read the rest of this entry »

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GP Racing’s Traction Bars system.

GP Racing has introduced an interesting “traction bar” system in their latest chassis. The purpose of the system seems to be to adjust the stiffness of the waist of the chassis. The genius behind the system is its adjust-ability on the track similar to adjustable anti-roll bars in some race cars. You could start a race with the bars “stiff” and then adjust to “soft” as the race goes on. Pictures below by WafeProject.

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Rotax Max Challenge Indonesia Rd1 Results, Standings

The opening round of the Rotax Max Challenge Indonesia was held in Sentul last weekend. In the Senior category Zahir Ali took the championship lead with 2nd place in the pre-final and first in the final ahead of Alroy Syadaviryas. Julio Prost was 3rd in the final but thanks to his better finish in the pre-final he is currently 2nd in the championship with Alroy in 3rd.

In the Junior category Nabil Hutasuhut grabbed maximum points with wins in the pre-final and final, and already has a 7 points lead ahead of David Sitanala.

Muhammad Harits triumphed in MicroMax, while Tommy Soebroto battled to win the Masters final after 4th in the pre-final.

Download the championship standings after round 1 and the results.

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