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Gunskirchen, Austria, April 7, 2023 – BRP-Rotax is pleased to announce the Chassis Partners for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals which will take place at the Bahrain International Karting Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain from December 2-9, 2023.

The worldwide Rotax family returns to the Bahrain International Karting Circuit for the season highlight, the RMC Grand Finals (RMCGF) 2023 and we are glad to announce that we have our long-term chassis partners, Birel Art, IPKarting and Sodikart onboard supporting us for this exceptional event as well as a newcomer at the RMCGF, the Charles Leclerc Kart.

“It is our pleasure to be back at this special location and I would like to thank all the participating teams and partners for their dedicated effort to plan and organize the RMC Grand Finals in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and a special thanks to the hosting track, the Bahrain International Karting Circuit,” says Peter Ölsinger, General Manager BRP-Rotax / Member of the Management Board, Vice President Sales, Marketing RPS-Business & Communications. “This year, we will have the invaluable support of our long term chassis manufacturers, Birel Art, IPKarting and Sodikart, while we are welcoming a new brand at the Grand Finals with the Charles Leclerc Kart.”
Following the launch of the Charles Leclerc Kart in late 2019, the new signature brand of the Scuderia Ferrari F1 driver from Monaco, manufactured by one of our event chassis partners Birel ART in Italy, was confirmed to be on the grid for the RMC Grand Finals 2020 in Bahrain. Now in 2023, it is a pleasure to welcome the Charles Leclerc kart to this year’s RMCGF for the DD2 Masters class at the venue the 25-year-old himself claimed victory last year in Formula One. Charles is known to have enjoyed many of the best times in motorsport from his karting days, where he also learned the most to become a champion. Ironically, former F1 star Rubens Barrichello, from the very same team as Leclerc, recently won his third RMCGF ticket while wearing his CL race suit.

“The reliability and professionalism of our official chassis partners, who provide the highest quality products and support for our global customers, is an essential part of our decision to work together. Beyond that, they are bringing their individual teams of experts and staff to the event to share the technical know-how with all the competitors using their equipment throughout the whole week,” Ölsinger continued. “The RMCGF is all about giving the best of the best in every nation and RMC championship the opportunity to shine. We know how vital providing the expected parity, reliability and equality is for the driver to make the difference.”

The Chassis Partners 2023 will support the following categories:
Birel Art       Rotax 125 Mini MAX, Rotax 125 MAX DD2
IPKarting     Rotax 125 Micro MAX, Rotax 125 Junior MAX
CL Kart        Rotax 125 MAX DD2 Masters
Sodikart       Rotax 125 Senior MAX, Rotax E20 Senior and E20 Senior Masters

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About the BIKC
The Bahrain International Karting Circuit is a state-of-the-art, world-class facility that caters to the grassroots level of motorsport right beside the famous Formula 1 circuit in Sakhir. It was designed to the highest international standards and is capable of hosting World Championship races under the CIK-FIA. The Circuit made motorsport history in 2012 when it became the first karting track anywhere across the globe to host a World Championship-level event at night thanks to the high-specification floodlight system. The challenging track in this colorful kingdom with its unique historical heritage is 1,414 meters long and features 14 turns.

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 recreational and powersports markets. Founded back in 1920, BRP-Rotax has been committed to sustainable mobility and technological progress for more than 100 years. The innovative Rotax four-stroke and two-stroke high-performance engines are used for BRP products such as Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo personal watercraft, Can-Am onroad and offroad vehicles, as well as for karts and sport planes. With sustainable products such as the first emission-free Lynx HySnow snowmobile or the high-performance E20 e-kart series, BRP-Rotax is also a pioneer in the field of alternative drive models. More than 1,700 employees work in Gunskirchen, Upper Austria, on innovative propulsion systems for the global market.            

About BRP
BRP Inc. is a global leader in the world of powersports products, propulsion systems and boats built on over 80 years of ingenuity and intensive consumer focus. Through its portfolio of industry-leading and distinctive brands featuring 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, BRP unlocks exhilarating adventures and provides access to experiences across different playgrounds. The Company completes its lines of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and apparel portfolio to fully optimize the riding experience. Committed to growing responsibly, BRP is developing electric models for its existing product lines and exploring new low voltage and human assisted product categories. Headquartered in Quebec, Canada, BRP has annual sales of CA$10 billion from over 130 countries and a global workforce of close to 23,000 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.


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