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Gunskirchen, Austria, February 20, 2023 – BRP-Rotax is glad to announce the addition of a new championship to the Rotax racing calendar: the Rotax MAX Challenge Asia Trophy (RMCAT), which will be organized by the Rotax Authorized Distributor for Malaysia and Brunei, Amprex Racing Services (ARS).

The RMC Asia Trophy (RMCAT) 2023 is the result of the evolution of the RMC Malaysia in combination with the RMC Thailand and is now positioned in the CIK-FIA calendar as Asia Zone status and is aiming to offer the race teams and drivers from the Asia region the opportunity to race within a wide field of drivers to compete for the coveted tickets to the RMC Grand Finals 2023.

Following categories are part of the RMCAT:
Rotax 125 Micro MAX with 9.5 hp
Rotax 125 Mini MAX with 13 hp
Rotax 125 Junior MAX with 23 hp
Rotax 125 Senior MAX with 30 hp
Rotax 125 MAX DD2 Masters with 34 hp and 2-speed gearbox.

Selective category winners of the RMCAT Championship will be awarded with a ticket to the RMC Grand Finals 2023 (RMCGF) which takes place in the Kingdom of Bahrain from 2nd to 9th December, 2023. 

Following categories that are entitled to win tickets to RMCGF are: 
Rotax 125 Mini MAX
Rotax 125 Junior MAX
Rotax 125 Senior MAX
Rotax 125 MAX DD2 Masters

“I would like to thank all the race teams, drivers as well as fans and friends of the Rotax MAX Challenge in Asia for their support, loyalty and the passion for kart racing”, says Genji Hashimoto, CEO of Amprex Racing Services. “My aim is to support the young talents and help the new generation to achieve their goals in motorsports.”

The dates and locations for the RMCAT 2023 are not completely fixed and will be available on the Rotax race calendar on the website with links to detailed information and the registration site for the drivers. The provisional calendar for the RMCAT 2023 looks as follows:
May 13-14, 2023  Round 1 Sepang International Karting Circuit, Malaysia
June 03-04, 2023  Round 2 Bira Kart Circuit, Thailand
July 15-16, 2023 Round 3 Sepang International Karting Circuit, Malaysia
August 26-27, 2023 Round 4 Venue to be announced soon
September 23-24, 2023 Round 5 Bira Kart Circuit, Thailand
October 07-08, 2023 Round 6 Venue to be announced soon

“The announcement of the RMC Asia Trophy 2023 by Amprex Racing Services, our newly-appointed Rotax distributor in Malaysia and Brunei, together with the cooperation of the consistently growing RMC Thailand, is another great example of the positive development for Rotax racing in the Asian region,” says Peter Oelsinger, General Manager BRP-Rotax / Member of the Management Board, Vice President Sales, Marketing RPS-Business & Communications. “We have confidence that this initiative will continue to build a strong presence for our brand within this market which includes at least twenty countries collectively. The potential is there with the RMCAT to offer more opportunity for our karting community to share their passion and take their racing to another level. Following the success of the first RMC Asia Festival last December in Langkawi, Malaysia, it is most encouraging to see the Asia Zone series now added to the Rotax international race calendar from May. We are looking forward to welcoming the Asian Trophy champions at the RMC Grand Finals in Bahrain!”
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About BRP-Rotax:
BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG, the Austrian subsidiary of BRP Inc., is a leader in the development and production of propulsion systems for the leisure and powersports sector. Founded back in 1920, BRP-Rotax has been committed to future-proof mobility and technological progress for more than 100 years. The innovative Rotax four- and two-stroke high-performance engines are used for BRP products such as Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo Personal Watercraft, Can-Am on- and off-road vehicles as well as for karts and recreational aircraft. With sustainable products such as the first zero-emission Lynx HySnow snowmobile or the high-performance E20 e-kart series, BRP-Rotax is also a pioneer in the field of alternative powertrain models. The Upper Austrian company, headquartered in Gunskirchen, currently employs more than 1,700 people and produces engines for the global market.   

About BRP
We are a global leader in the world of powersports products, propulsion systems and boats built on 80 years of ingenuity and intensive consumer focus. Our portfolio of industry-leading and distinctive products includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and pontoons, Can-Am on and off-road vehicles, Alumacraft and Quintrex boats, Manitou pontoons and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts and recreational aircraft. We complete our lines of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and apparel portfolio to fully enhance the riding experience. With annual sales of CA$7.6 billion from over 120 countries, our global workforce includes close to 20,000 driven, resourceful people.

Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, Can-Am, Rotax, Alumacraft, Manitou, Quintrex, Stacer, Savage, and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For information: 
Nathalie Palmetshofer
Strategic Marketing & Communications
Rotax Propulsion Systems
Tel. +43.7246.601.3208

Press Release by: Rotax Kart - 20/02/23

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