New Orleans, Louisiana, November 16, 2013 – BRP’s first Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) to be held in North America crowned this season’s champions while offering great performances at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, Louisiana over the weekend.
The 14th edition of the RMCGF closed another great season of karting with a whopping 360
drivers coming from nearly 60 countries. This year’s Rotax World Champions proved that
challenging weather and track conditions cannot deter them from an ultimate victory. From
temperatures below 50°F (10°C) to 13 mph (20.92 km/h) winds and rainy conditions, to warm
and humid conditions, pilots were put to the ultimate test.
“Karting, just like the RMCGF, continues to grow year after year as this year’s number of
participants, with the addition of the Mini and Micro pilots, clearly testifies,” said François
Tremblay, managing director, Rotax kart engines. “NOLA Motorsports race track and
MAXSpeed Group, our Rotax distributor, offered competitors and spectators a great show
from start to finish,” he concluded.
The 2013 RMCGF world champions include American Juan Correa in the Junior class, the
UK driver Oliver Hodgson in the Senior class, South Africa’s Cristiano Morgado in the DD2
Masters class and Lithuania’s Simas Juodvirsis in the DD2 class. The Nation’s Cup went to
the United States of America. America’s Dylan Tavella and Canada’s Antonio Serravalle
(Provisional pending appeal by 54 to ACCUS) emerged as champions in the Micro and Mini
This year RMCGF provided 72 Mini and Micro MAX drivers from America, Mexico and
Canada the opportunity to compete in a three-day invitational event, while the other 288
drivers competed in Junior MAX, 125 MAX (Senior), DD2 and DD2 Masters categories. To
access full lists of the results, please click on: http://live2013.kart-data.com/RGF
“We are very proud to have hosted this international event,” said Kristen Engeron, president,
NOLA Motorsports Park. “Our facilities were well up to the challenge of hosting so many
drivers and their teams, and the track itself proved sufficiently challenging for this group of
For such a big renowned event regrouping so many teams , many individuals had to
collaborate to ensure a successful event. It took some 150 dedicated individuals from BRP’s
Rotax facility in Austria and organizational staff, chassis partners, and more from over 15
nations to make this event run as smoothly as it did. BRP benefitted from the cooperation of
experienced chassis partners: Energy for the Junior class, Sodikart for the Senior class,
Praga for DD2 Masters, and CRG for DD2, as well as Haase for Micro MAX and OK1 for
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) are allowed. The success in
the competition is mainly up to the skills of the driver.
BRP is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of
powersports vehicles. Distributed in 105 countries, its portfolio of brands and products includes Ski-
Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-
Am roadsters, Evinrude outboard engines, as well as Rotax propulsion systems. BRP employs
approximately 6,800 people worldwide.