Ready to Race – BNL returns to Genk

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The wait is finally over, as the first official round of the 2023 BNL Karting Series gets underway this weekend at the “Home of Champions,” Karting Genk will welcome 205 drivers from 24 nationsspanning across the globe to its hallowed tarmac.

It’s the first of four rounds that will visit three different tracks in Belgium and France to crown their champions in early October.

Those crowned at the end of the season will end up heading to this year’s RMC Grand Finals, which again sees the global Rotax family travel to the Persian Gulf and Bahrain for the second time in three years, taking place between December 2nd and 9th.

The 1,360-metre circuit will challenge everyone over the course of the race weekend itself, which will provide a fantastic spectacle out on track, with many of the stalwart teams in Europe being present, including Dan Holland Racing, Strawberry Racing, GKS Lemmens Power, RS Competition and many others.

As with the Kick-Off back in March, six classes in total will compete, with the Mini MAX class incorporating the Mini Rookie class from this season onwards.

It has already showcased not only great racing, but the younger drivers in the Rookie class will also be able to rapidly progress over the course of the season with some of the best around.

There is no shortage of driver talent in every single class, which also sees a capacity grid of 72 Seniors, with only 36 going through to the Finals on Sunday.

“After the Kick-Off last month, it’s going to be a fantastic weekend with a full paddock and plenty of on-track action to really start our 2023 season,” stated BNL series organiser Esmée Rosman.

“It’s also great to see the amount of interest from so many drivers from all around the world to come here to Genk, showing how popular the BNL still is after over a decade and a half!”

All the action will be covered live via the official BNL Karting Series YouTube channel, with live timing and results available via the Rotax Global App, so you won’t miss a single second of the action.

Photo by Michael Melis/Kartphoto

Created by: ciuccigiulianimarta - 06/04/23

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