|BRP-Rotax press release||19 October 2016|
Sarno, Italy, October 17, 2016 - Welcome back to the first day of non-qualifying practice!
Today, each class participated in two, 15-minute non-qualifying practice sessions. One could sense the thrill and bustle of the drivers and mechanics, as today marked the commencement of breaking-in engines, testing out the new chassis and tackling the toughest challenge of all: conquering the Circuito Internazionale Napoli.
Above: Official "Day 2" video
Drivers took the opportunity to become familiar with the track, the chassis, engine and their competitors. Together with their tuners, they worked to improve their chassis set-up for Tuesday’s non-qualifying practice sessions 3 and 4.
Pilots typically take advantage of some part of practice No. 1 to break-in their new Rotax engines.
Transponders were provided to all drivers at the end of the first non-qualifying practice and will be mandatory as of practice No. 2.
Live timing is available on the RMCGF homepage, at http://www.rotax-kart.com/en/Max-Challenge/Grand-Finals/Grand-Finals-2016/LIVESTREAM.
What a great way to start out the Grand Finals: 72 racers per class (excluding Mini and Micro MAX, which have 36 drivers registered per class) posting competitive times within hundredths of a second of each other! This just goes to show how close Rotax racing truly is.
Stay tuned for our upcoming daily reports, which bring the intense action of the RMCGF to you!