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Gunskirchen, Austria, May 03, 2023 – Every year, BRP-Rotax is recognizing the exceptional performance and outstanding activities in marketing and service from throughout the worldwide karting distributors with the “Distributor of the Year Award”. With this award, BRP-Rotax honors the efforts in sales achievements, marketing efforts and customer support of the respective areas.

Today we are celebrating the winners of the year 2022 and would like to congratulate the deserving recipients. We want to sincerely thank all our network partners for their passion, commitment, and dedication to karting, and their efforts to constantly grow the Rotax family.

Best in Sales: JAG Engineering/UK
This category measures the sales volume of Rotax engines and spare parts within the year or most significant sales increase compared to the previous year. For the year 2022 it is awarded to JAG Engineering/UK for best overall sales for 3 years in a row.

JAG Engineering from the UK is celebrated for the fifth time in succession as “Distributor of the Year” in Sales.
From left to right: Tina Alsat, John Gravett, Jean Gravett and Gary Sheail

Best in Marketing: Radne Motor AB/Sweden
In this category, BRP-Rotax analyses the compliance of marketing initiatives with the CI, the success of sales campaigns and the promotion of RMC events and series, as well as significant improvements in marketing activities compared to the previous year. For the year 2022 this award is presented to Radne Motor AB for their effort in the organizing the Swedish E-Kart race with the E20 Junior and Senior categories, successfully introducing a maximum number of drivers to experience electric karting for the first time at the event.

The team of Radne AB with their Award for Best Marketing Activities in 2022.
From left to right: Davide Bertuolo, Henrik Larsson, Joel Ekdahl, Martin Snellström, Marie Radne, Gustav Zetterström, Stefan Radne

Best in Customer Support: ARK Inc./EIKO Motorsport
For this award BRP-Rotax takes into consideration not only the technical support at RMC events, training to the network, temporary loan of an engine for the customers in case of technical issues during a race event, but also the timely clarification of warranty or good will claims and significant improvements of the customer support compared to the previous year. For the year 2022, we are awarding ARK Inc. in cooperation with EIKO Motorsport Japan as the Distributor, for maintaining the after sales service for existing customers in the markets of Malaysia and the Philippines while raising the distribution network within this region for Rotax kart products.

The team of EIKO Motorsport with their Award.
From left to right: Kevin Lai, Kazunori Higashino, Hiroshi Teshigawara, Eisei Matsudo, Junichi Suzuki and Carrera Watanabe

We are very proud of our powerful and passionate global partners, and we are looking forward to our successful business relations in the next years.

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.

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

Press Release by: Rotax Kart - 04/05/23

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