This year, Sodikart will be again Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final official chassis supplier. After 2010 successful cooperation at La Conca in Rotax Junior, this time the French make, which is the first world kart constructor with its Sodi chassis, will be the Rotax Senior supplier in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
The Rotax Max Challenge is a competition concept has been inspired by the Olympic Games. The best drivers qualify at international meetings and gather for the yearly grand world final. Every year, there are over 250 qualified drivers from 5 continents who compete on a single type of kart for each of the three categories: Rotax Max Junior, Rotax Max Senior and Rotax Max DD2. Rotax Senior, the elite category of the world final, is open to drivers who are at least 15 and gathers high-level drivers teeming with enthusiasm.
Last year it was an important premiere for Sodikart, which was chosen to provide its chassis to the 72 drivers racing in Rotax Max Junior (Sodi ST32) at the international circuit of La Conca (Italy). The French team rose to the challenge with its sense of organisation and the undisputable qualify of its chassis. The organiser of the Rotax Challenge Grand Finals entrusted the company with providing, assembling and equipping complete karts in record time. Constancy of performance is one of the most important criteria in this type of events, which attract the world attention thanks to the participation of drivers coming from 63 different countries! Karts must be equivalent for all drivers, in order to ensure a level playing field during the race, and the accompanying service must be impeccable, given the importance of an event which can rightly be considered the most extraordinary kart race in the world.
As for Austrian constructor Rotax, it was very satisfied with Sodikart’s performance at La Conca, so much so that it has decided to entrust it with the supply of Rotax Senior chassis starting from this year. Rotax marketing manager Robert Gumpenberger explains: «Sodikart is a partner worthy of the highest trust. Its professionalism, the quality of its products as well as of its services are remarkable. Sodikart has been cooperating with Rotax for over 20 years and now we are about to start our second cooperation in the framework of Rotax Challenge Grand Finals. It is a pleasure to work with Sodikart, both with the company and the men who compose it».
Gildas Mérian, Sodikart CEO, draws the concluding remarks: «Our company considers this event the recognition of our capacity to manufacture a high number of karts, always of high quality. Our experience
in 2010 has been a very enriching one and we are very happy to be at the Rotax Grand Final, in the elite category and with our new Sodi ST32 TTT chassis. Sodikart men are proud of this recognition and we believe that our customers will be too».
The appointment is in the United Arab Emirates, on the Al Ain Raceway, starting from 23 November 2011!