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Gunskirchen, Austria, March 01, 2023 – Now in its 16th season, the BNL Karting Series makes an emphatic return to racing, having crowned its champions early last October, as they will be going full-throttle this coming weekend at the “Home of Champions,” Karting Genk for the annual Kick-Off.

170 drivers will take to the asphalt at the world-famous Limburg circuit, which measures 1,360 metres in length with 12 corners that will provide some spectacular racing. 
This championship, which started back in 2008, has seen the likes of two-time F1 World Champion Max Verstappen, Indycar star Rinus Veekay, Beitske Visser, Oliver Askew and Thomas Preining grace their ranks over previous years.

But now in 2023, there is a whole host of talent right across the age spectrum, from the young superstars of the future looking to make their marks, along with those continuing to show their love for karting. 
It brings a wonderful atmosphere and great racing action over the course of the race meeting, where five classes will compete for the chance to win a full season entry for the four-round calendar, which starts on the Easter weekend between April 7th & 9th. 

For 2023, the Mini MAX class will also have a Rookie category as part of it, which will give the younger drivers to have the real experience of competing in bigger grids. 
“We’re really excited to be going back racing after such a long wait,” stated series organiser Esmée Rosman. “As much as it’s nice to recharge over the winter, everyone is just so eager to get back out on track, and the Kick-Off is really the starting point for what we expect to be another exciting year of competition!”

The 2023 BNL Karting Series calendar will be racing in both Belgium and France, with the dates and locations as follows:

Round 1: April 7 – 9 at Karting Genk (BEL)
Round 2: June 30 – July 2 at Karting Des Fagnes, Mariembourg (BEL)
Round 3: August 11 – 13 at Racing JPR, Ostricourt (FRA)
Round 4: Spetember 29 – October 1 at Karting Genk (BEL)

All the action over both days of racing at the BNL Kick-Off will be live streamed via the BNL Karting Series’ official YouTube channel, with both timing and results being available to view on the Rotax Global app. 

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 - 02/03/23

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