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Gunskirchen/Genk, April 12th, 2023 - For the international Rotax elite, things are finally getting underway this coming weekend. The opening event of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy is in the starting blocks and promises plenty of excitement in advance for the start of the 2023 racing season. More than 200 drivers have signed up for the first round of the top-class championship and will be fighting for the first points of the year in the coming days.

Almost traditionally, the RMC Euro Trophy will be held in Genk, Belgium, at the start of the season. With its 1,360 meters of asphalt, Karting Genk ‘Home of Champions’ provides perfect conditions for an eventful start to the championship duels at the highest level. The stop in Belgium marks the first of a total of four events on this year's agenda. The second race will take place at the end of May in Val d'Argenton, France. The second half of the season will then begin in July in Mariembourg, Belgium, before the finale takes place for the first time at the PF International Circuit in England.

The season is therefore a challenging one and is additionally fueled by the drivers’ goal of winning the coveted tickets for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals. A total of ten tickets will be available for the most successful participants at the end. Additional tickets for the 2023 RMCGF will be awarded in the Rotax Project E20 Senior and E20 Senior Masters categories for the champions in the two-round series (Genk and PFI). Meanwhile, the Mini MAX drivers will compete over three weekends of the season (Genk, Mariembourg and PFI). The winners of the rounds in Genk and Mariembourg will also get the chance to participate with free entry in the Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy in Le Mans at the end of July.

The range of Rotax categories at the start of the season in Genk thus extends from Mini MAX, Junior MAX and Senior MAX to DD2 and DD2 Masters. The spearhead is represented as usual by the Senior field - with just under 80 starters, where the places are completely booked up. In addition, the Rotax Project E20 electric karts will provide plenty of variety on the track. Here, the competitors duel it out in the Junior, Senior and newly-introduced E20 Senior Masters classifications.

The numerous kart drivers will start in the first free practice sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday will then see the timed practice sessions for the individual categories. The weekend will then be dominated by the heats, from which the best drivers will emerge at the end for the finals on Sunday. The events can be followed from home via live timing and live stream at and also via the Rotax Global App (free download from the App Store or Google Play). In addition, all the latest news from the weekend can be seen on the social media channels via the hashtag #rotaxmaxeurotrophy.

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.

Press Release by: Rotax Kart - 12/04/23

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