Winners of BRP’s Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Among Record Participation

Gunskirchen, Austria – December 03, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – BRP’s 13th annual Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF), which took place amid record attendance from November 28 to December 1. The RMCGF was won by Harry Webb from United Kingdom (125 Junior MAX), Charlie Eastwood from Ireland (125 MAX), Ben Cooper from Canada (125 MAX DD2) and Cristiano Morgado from South Africa (125 MAX DD2 Masters).

The Rotax MAX Challenge is the fastest growing kart racing series in the world. This year, a record 276 racers from 60 countries qualified for the Grand Finals – a far cry from the 66 drivers and 19 countries who participated in 2000, its inaugural year.

The winners took the honours on the modern 1,400 m-long track at the Kartódromo Internacional do Algarveoutside Portimao, Portugal. The Nation’s Cup went tothe United Kingdom.

All around the world, 15,000 racers participated in national competitions to qualify for the Grand Finals. In this event, the same chassis, tyres and Rotax engines are used in each racing class, meaning that each participant has an equal chance of winning.

“We are proud that the most talented drivers in the world are competing against each other in this fantastic event and demonstrating their excellent driving skills,” stated François Tremblay, Director, Sales & Marketing, Rotax kart engines.

For many, it is the ideal first step into a career in motor sports. Drivers as young as 13 years old took part in the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals and gained international racing experience in the junior class. A large number of current Formula 1 drivers started with Rotax engines; Jenson Button and Kimi Räikkönen among them.

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea‑Doo watercraft, Evinrude outboard engines, Can-Am all‑terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines. BRP products are distributed in more than 100 countries. BRP currently employs approximately 6,500 people worldwide.

Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Lynx, Evinrude, Can-Am, Rotax and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.

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