|25 November 2016|
The 2017 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals will be contested in Portugal in November next year. It will be the 18th running of this famous event and will mark a return to the Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve which has previously hosted the event in 2012 and 2015 (Portugal also hosted the 2006 edition, but at a different track).
A huge 14-driver Australian team will contest the event. Seats will be determined in next year's Rotax Pro Tour, which commences in Melbourne on January 26 to 28.
BRP-Rotax press release
The Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) will be hosted at the great venue Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao, Portugal from November 4 to 11, 2017.
The Portimao circuit is part of Autódromo Internacional do Algarve that is famous as race and test circuit for cars and motorcycles. The circuit with a length of 1,600 meters is one of the most modern karting circuits in Europe and is located in the southern part of Portugal.
The track layout boasts a very smooth surface and meets all requirements in terms of overall infrastructure.
The Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) is a professional kart racing series established, owned and organized by BRP and its Rotax kart engine distributors. Approved by and in compliance with CIK / FIA, the RMC is a "one-make-engine" formula: only Rotax kart engines that are checked and sealed (for equal performance) will be used. The success in the competition is mainly up to the skills of the driver.