Rotax Euro Trophy debuts in Saxony

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The Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy moves into the second half of the season this weekend, with the round three summer edition of the series taking place at Muelsen in Germany (Text – Jen Wade – Photo Francesco Spiezia)

RMCET - Motorsport Arena, Muelsen, Germany – Round 3 - Friday, July 16, 2021

The newest circuit to join the Euro tour in 2021 is the 1,315 metre Motorsport Arena complex in the eastern region of Saxony, located within half an hour from the iconic Sachsenring. The state-of-the-art facility opened in 2019 and offers the drivers an interesting layout that combines multiple straights, with some tight, technical corners and hard-braking zones. Race organiser and promoter, Camp Company, welcomes almost 100 international competitors and their teams to the event; although various restrictions and possible travel options still impact the series at this time. 

All four main Rotax classes are on the program at Muelsen: Junior- and Senior MAX, DD2 and DD2 Masters, as the close battle for points continues through the season. With nine Grand Finals tickets to Bahrain 2021 and the European titles on the line, the circuit unknown to most could well result in new winners once again this round. All of the current series leaders are competing, including the defending Junior MAX champ Kai Rillaerts, FIA World OK #1 Callum Bradshaw, the last RMCGF DD2 winner Petr Bezel and the fast Frenchman who stole the show at the opening round, Paul Louveau.

Joining the grid as well in Saxony and for the final edition of the RMCET at ProKart Raceland in Wackersdorf later in the season, is the Rotax Project E20 eKart series. The two-round championship with the Rotax ‘Plug and Play’ concept enables drivers to experience the latest racing eTechnology being developed by the innovative Austrian powertrain manufacturer. The ‘Arrive & Drive’ eKart package, running the Sodikart DD2 Sigma chassis, has the support of the team from BRP-Rotax to assist the limited field of competitors at the events. Participants can enter just one or both rounds, with the winner of each weekend in Germany and the overall eKart Euro series winner in 2021, being awarded a Grand Finals ticket in the Rotax Project E20 eKart class in Bahrain this December. 

Following the free practice sessions and unofficial practice Friday morning at the Motorsport Arena, the drivers had five minutes to set their best laptime to determine grid positions for Saturday’s qualifying heat races. Once the clock starts, they need to leave the pre-grid within one minute and can complete as many laps as they want within the session. Placement and getting a clear lap are crucial. In this case, it was a warm 24 degrees and a little overcast for the official timed practice. 

FRIDAY QUALIFYING

Rotax Junior MAX
1. Ethan Jeff Hall (GBR)    Tony - Strawberry Racing  
2. Max Knapen (NLD)   Exprit - JJ Racing 
3. Thomas Strauven (BEL)   Tony    - Strawberry Racing

Rotax Senior MAX 
1. Callum Bradshaw (GBR)   Tony - Strawberry Racing   
2. Lachlan Robinson (UAE)   Kosmic - KR Sport 
3. Sean Butcher    (GBR)      Kosmic - KR Sport

Rotax DD2 
1. Sebastian Janczewski    (POL)   Tony - Smart Racing Team
2. Mathias Lund (DEN)   Tony - RS Competition    
3. Ville Viiliaenen (FIN)   Tony - RS Competition    

Rotax DD2 Masters
1. Michael Becker (GER)   Compkart
2. Alessandro Glauser (SUI)   Kosmic - FM Racing
3. Paul Louveau (FRA)   Redspeed - DSS

Rotax Project E20
1. Ellis Spiezia (USA)   Sodi
2. Theo Kekati (UAE)   Sodi
3. Mete Argun (AUT)   Sodi - Speedworld Academy


FOLLOW THE RACING ONLINE
Saturday from 10.15am (CEST) on YouTube - Camp Company channel & Facebook 
Livestream – https://youtu.be/t6o09yjMCQI 

Motorsports-events.se 
Live Timing – www.motorsport-events.se/rotaxeurotrophy/

Results – https://www.motorsport-events.se/camp/index.php?dir=rotax+euro+trophy%2F2021%2F04+Muelsen+Round+4%2F

All media links for RMCET at Motorsport Arena on the official ROTAX EURO TROPHY website 
Website – www.rotaxmaxchallenge-eurotrophy.com 

Download the Rotax Global App from the App Store or Play Store to access online links, entry list, track info and event details on your mobile phone or device
 

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