The BBR Karting Team of British Columbia has logged some serious milage in 2015, competing in events all across North America including FWT, COTA, SKUSA, US Open and CAN-AM events. But this week team opted to leave the big rig at home and instead jump aboard a plane across the Atlantic to compete in the final round of the Rotax Euro Challenge in Genk, Belgium.
Three drivers from BBR Karting team will join the PDB/Gillard Racing team in Genk, racing aboard PDB Karts. Making his second EuroMax start of the season is Bryce Choquer, who joined the PDB team for the last race in France. He is joined by Junior Max pilots Kellen Ritter of Vancouver, BC and Sting Ray Robb of Idaho, USA.
Ritter and Robb have enjoyed great seasons thus far with Robb qualifying for the Rotax Grand Finals later this year in Portugal and Ritter scoring personal best results all season long that has included podium appearances in Challenge of the Americas and CAN-AM Challenge events. Choquer hasn’t raced as much this season, instead helping his brother Blake manage the BBR team while continuing his studies at home.
“To compete at the 2015 Rotax Euromax is such an amazing opportunity,” explains BBR Team Manager Blake Choquer. “The level of competition here is un-paralleled and it truly brings out the best in everyone. At this level a tenth can be twenty positions. The PDB Racing team has done a fantastic job with the boys. Everyday we are pushing, testing and learning to get the best performance possible.”
Also making his first Rotax Euro Challenge start is Toronto’s Matthew Latifi who has joined Team TKP for this weekend, competing in Rotax Junior. Latifi, Robb and Ritter will have their hands full with 52 drivers entered in the Junior category while Choquer will have 43 of the best drivers to compete with in Senior Max. Rotax DD2 will also be in action with the series preferring to compete with just three categories each weekend.
The Rotax EuroMax is the most competitive Rotax Max Challenge series in the world, featuring drivers and factory team efforts from around the world. The top-3 drivers from the overall in championship all earn invitations to compete in the Rotax Grand Finals.