Two young Canadian drivers will earn the opportunity to race on the grand stage this season. BRP-Rotax has announced some changes to the annual Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, held this year in Sarno, Italy, including the official addition of Rotax Micro and Mini-Max classes.
The classes will become official classes with international participation and Canada has secured one seat in each of the categories. SRA Karting hasn’t confirmed how they will be determined yet, but it appears that our Canadian Champions in the two categories will be on their way to Italy as part of Team Canada.
The age criteria set by Rotax for each class are:
125 Micro MAX: 8th birthday before October 16, 2016 and may not have his/her 11th birthday before December 31, 2016
125 Mini MAX: 10th birthday before October 16, 2016 and may not have his/her 13th birthday before December 31, 2016
To include these two classes to the schedule, the registration of the event will take place in one day only and the raffle for the karts will take place on Sunday.
This means that a total of 360 drivers will participate at the Grand Finals this October in Italy.
BRP-Rotax has also announced a minor change in the event format. For the main four categories with participation of 72 drivers, two Pre-Final races will be held, with the top 17 drivers in each qualifying for the Grand Final. These Pre-Finals will replace the Last Chance Qualifiers.