RMCET UK edition promises an exciting finale

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The fourth and final round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy is guaranteed to be an action-packed event to end the 2023 season this weekend (September 8-10) at the Paul Fletcher International Kart Circuit in Grantham. It is the first time that Great Britain plays host to the competitive Rotax series and the stakes are high going into the last round.

There are almost 170 entries for the PFI event, where eight Rotax European titles will be decided. Amongst other prizes, there are 13 RMC Grand Finals 2023 tickets to be won for the end of year highlight event in Bahrain on December 2-9. For many of the drivers and teams, this will be their racing debut at the demanding 1,382-metre CIK-FIA homologated circuit, notably unique on the championship calendar for the bridge. Not surprisingly, there has been a lot of interest from local UK entries with this new opportunity to take on the visiting international competitors. 

With the championship still remaining undecided in each category, the competition is shaping up to be very interesting. In the concluding third round of the Rotax Mini MAX, the field of 30 youngsters is led by the UK’s Cole Denholm (Dan Holland Racing). Sitting at the top of the Junior MAX table is the Belgian Mateja Radenkovic (Bouvin Power), while in Senior MAX it’s another close points battle that sees triple RMCGF winner Mark Kimber (Strawberry Racing) in the number one position for now. The vast experience of Martijn van Leeuwen (Bouvin Power) in the 2-speed gearbox class has undoubtedly helped the Dutchman in his dominant performance against the fast rookies in DD2 this year. Lithuania’s Martynas Tankevičius (Lenktyniu Linija) is P1 in the standings, but knows he has to excel at PFI for any chance to clinch the DD2 Masters title. 

There’s an international line up as well competing for the podium in the Rotax E20 classes. Canadian Junior Antoine Lemieux and  Senior driver Tijs Daems of Belgian are the ones to beat in the second and final edition of the electric series. Germany’s Andreas Matis took the honours at the first round in Rotax E20 Masters and now returns for a shot at the maiden Euro Trophy title.

The Qualifying sessions on Friday afternoon will set the start grids for a full program of heat racing Saturday. It’s finals day Sunday when the second chance races determine the top 36 starters for the afternoon finals offering maximum points. 

Follow the live timing and tune in to watch the weekend livestream, which begins just before the track action starts at 10am Saturday. More details including the time schedule and results can be found on the official RMCET website with direct links to all the online coverage at www.rotaxmaxchallenge-eurotrophy.com
Be sure to download the Rotax Global App - free on the App Store or Google Play - to stay connected on your mobile to a world of Rotax racing events. 

Friday, September 8 
16:00 - 17:50  
Qualifying Practice 

Saturday, September 9
10:00 - 18:25  
Qualifying Heats 

Sunday, September 10
11:00 - 11:35
Second Chance Races
11:50 - 13:45  
14:30 - 16:30  

Created by: abruno - 08/09/23

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