Gunskirchen, Austria, November 14, 2022 – Another milestone in the longlasting history of Rotax Karting took place this week: the 125.000th edition of a Rotax 125 MAX engine left the assembly line at BRP-Rotax in Gunskirchen, Austria. Introduced in 1997, the Rotax 125 MAX engine can proudly be named a success story.
“When we launched the Rotax 125 MAX karting engine in 1997, we wanted to give the driver more time on the track and less time in the pits,” said Peter Oelsinger, General Manager BRP-Rotax / Member of the Management Board, Vice President Sales, Marketing RPS-Business & Communications. “Since then, the Rotax MAX engines have been setting the benchmark in terms of equal opportunities, reliability, low cost of ownership as well as durability and ease of use. In combination with the Rotax MAX Challenge race series, where the skill of the driver is determining the race success, and the Rotax Life concept for hobby and club racers, we are looking forward to continuing this success story together with our customers”, he added.
The Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) is a professional kart racing series established, owned and organized by BRP and its Rotax kart engine distributors. In compliance with and sanctioned by FIA Karting and the local authorities, the RMC is a “one-make-engine” formula: only Rotax kart engines that are checked and sealed (for equal performance) will be used. With an equal technical playing field, the success in the competition is primarily dependent on the skills of the driver. The RMC cumulates in the highlight of the Rotax karting season – the RMC Grand Finals, with approx. 400 drivers on the grid. This year the RMCGF will take place from November 18th-26th, 2022 in Portimão, Portugal.
Rotax Life is an easy racing concept for hobby and club racers. It offers the possibility to connect, exchange knowledge, share experience and have fun – a place to live the Rotax Life. A single day, multi-brand race to get familiar with an organized racing event and schedule. It is not about winning but having fun. Only a set of basic regulations for more fun on the track and less time and money to spend – the perfect concept for hobby and club racers
With 47 authorized Rotax Karting distributors and a network of more than 700 authorized Rotax karting service centers and dealers, BRP-Rotax provides worldwide professional service and race opportunities for its customers. For more information about the Rotax Karting world, please visit our website.
BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG, the Austrian subsidiary of BRP Inc., is a leader in the development and production of propulsion systems for the leisure and powersports sector. Founded back in 1920, BRP-Rotax has been committed to future-proof mobility and technological progress for more than 100 years. The innovative Rotax four- and two-stroke high-performance engines are used for BRP products such as Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo Personal Watercraft, Can-Am on- and off-road vehicles as well as for karts and recreational aircraft. With sustainable products such as the first zero-emission Lynx HySnow snowmobile or the high-performance E20 e-kart series, BRP-Rotax is also a pioneer in the field of alternative powertrain models. The Upper Austrian company, headquartered in Gunskirchen, currently employs more than 1,500 people and produces engines for the global market.
We are a global leader in the world of powersports vehicles, propulsion systems and boats, built on over 75 years of ingenuity and intensive consumer focus. Our portfolio of industry-leading and distinctive products includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am on-and off-road vehicles, Alumacraft, Manitou, Quintrex boats and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts and recreational aircraft. We complete our lines of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and apparel business to fully enhance the riding experience. With annual sales of CA$6 billion from over 130 countries, our global workforce is made up of more than 14,500 driven, resourceful people.
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