Jan 09, 2020
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After its first full kick-off year of Rotax Racing in 2019, J3 Competition is pleased to announce its 2020 program. Alongside BRP-Rotax, J3 will continue with its Stars & Stripes branding continuing to embrace the essence of the American spirit within its Rotax Grand Final ticket events.  With several unique changes for 2020 the program […]

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Dec 18, 2019
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With the onset of our sport taking place predominately with younger drivers (Micro/Mini categories) its critical for the sport of karting to have a sustainable platform that creates parity alongside important cost controls and ease of ownership.  The sport of karting to many who have not grown up in the industry can be a very […]

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Dec 09, 2019
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BRP-Rotax would like to inform all customers that a CIK-FIA approved rear bumper will now be mandatory for any Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) events / series listed on the FIA Karting Sporting Calendars 2020, in order meet the latest CIK-FIA chassis re-quirements of use of CIK-FIA homologated equipment. Both versions of the rear bumper – […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Saturday Report

Top-16 finishes in five categories for Team USA

Oct 28, 2019
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The 20th edition of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals came to a close at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno, Italy on Saturday with the six main events contested. The field of 360 drivers from nearly 60 countries at the ‘Olympics of Karting’ were narrowed down to 36 driver fields in each class to […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Friday Report

Fields set for six main events in Italy - Brickley wins Micro Prefinal while Norberg drafts to runner-up in Senior

Oct 25, 2019
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All six fields of 36 drivers are set for the 2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals main events. Friday was the time for all of the 360 drivers to cash in all their chips to see where they would come out after the Prefinals. For some, it was a transfer into the big show, for […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Thursday Report

Heat races completed as 360 drivers look toward Prefinals in Italy - Norberg the lone USA driver to win heat race

Oct 24, 2019
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Heat races were completed at the 2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals on Thursday. Act 2 of the show takes place tomorrow at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno, Italy with the 360 drivers from nearly 60 countries re-shuffled. Results from the three rounds of racing – two for Mini and Micro – reorder the […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Wednesday Report

Stage is set as qualifying and opening heat races show early stars in Italy - Maier and Norberg qualify in top-five

Oct 23, 2019
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The 2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals saw its first day of wheel-to-wheel competition on Wednesday at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno, Italy. The 360 drivers from nearly 60 countries put in their final session of preparation before putting all the chips in for qualifying. The order from those sessions sets the line-up for […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Tuesday Report

Second day of practice in the books for 14 drivers under Team USA in Italy

Oct 22, 2019
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Two days of practice is complete for the 2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. The 360 drivers from nearly 60 countries completed Rounds 4, 5 and 6 of practice in the second day on track at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli. The 20th edition for the ‘Olympics of Karting’ has 14 drivers making up Team USA […]

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Oct 22, 2019
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Welcome back on this very hot and anticipated day of the 20th Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) here at the Circuito Internazionale di Napoli in Sarno. After the all-important track walks at sunset yesterday evening, today was an exciting and electrifying atmosphere in the drivers tent before they were able to make their first rounds […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Monday Report

First laps completed for 20th edition of world Rotax championship

Oct 21, 2019
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The glitz and glamour of the opening days for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals is behind all of the 360 drivers from 50 countries. Today was about getting on track and beginning the first steps to become one of the six world Rotax champions at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli for the 20th edition for […]

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Oct 21, 2019
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Salutes and welcome to the 20th edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) hosted at the international acclaimed Circuito Internazionale di Napoli in Sarno. This year we are celebrating our 20th anniversary in this beautiful region of Italy, which is well known for its rich cultural heritage sites, the wonderful Amalfi Coast and very good […]

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2019 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Preview

20th edition of event returns to Italy to crown this year’s Rotax world champions

Oct 20, 2019
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There is no other event like it in the world. The ‘Olympics of Karting’…where you have to earn your spot to compete against the best from around the globe. This week is Rotax week with the focus on the Circuito Internazionale Napoli with the 20th edition of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. This is […]

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Oct 16, 2019
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BRP-Rotax is proud to announce that for the upcoming season in 2020, it will introduce several upgrades to both the Micro MAX and Mini MAX engine configuration, which will achieve four main objectives: · Ease of use & installation · Less sensitive operation · More cost effective · Limit manipulation of components. These improvements further […]

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Aug 29, 2019
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By partnering with 3MK Events and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), BRP-Rotax has had an unquestionable success with the launch of its new world-class event at the Le Mans circuit. Almost 300 drivers, 44 countries, five continents, impeccable organisation, a magnificent circuit, thrilling races, a magical atmosphere, prizes and much more, led to delighted […]

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Aug 26, 2019
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Team USA for the upcoming Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals is set, thanks to the third #RaceRotax event of the season with J3 Competition hosting the Stars & Stripes Open event at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Justin Stefani of J3 joins EKN’s Rob Howden to discuss Team USA, heading to the 20th edition of the […]

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Aug 15, 2019
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With the conclusion of the final 2019 Rotax ‘ticket’ event in America (Stars & Stripes Open) the official Team USA roster is set for the 20th annual Rotax Grand Finals to be held in Sarno, Italy during the timeframe of October 19-26 2019.  The event will take place at the famed circuit in the Napoli […]

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Jul 25, 2019
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With a strategic aim to grow and re-energize the sport of karting, J3 Competition the owner of Stars & Stripes promotions is excited to announce its latest corporate partners; CAPRI Tools and Unipro ApS.  CAPRI Tools who are relatively new to the hand-tools marketspace is already making a significant mark with its full range of […]

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Jul 24, 2019
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With ample interest, the Rotax Stars & Stripes Open event has added the  popular local option Briggs & Stratton  206 Senior category to the event.  The category will start on Saturday afternoon, August 3 with two practice sessions and the conclusion of the day being qualifying.  On Sunday August 4 the category will enjoy a warm-up […]

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Jun 19, 2019
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With significant interest coupled alongside the professional and unique event structure the organization has implemented an event entry deadline of July 15, 2019 for guaranteed participants.  The structure and professionalism of the Rotax Stars & Stripes events are unique not only in the offerings provided to customers and the high-level of racing, but with the […]

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Jun 12, 2019
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With ample interest already flowing into the Stars & Stripes Open event the Micro and Mini Max categories will heat up to an all-time high with awarding multiple tickets to the coveting 2019 Rotax Grand Finals.  Since 2018, the ‘Ticket’ events in the United States have been run with a mixed group of Micro and […]

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