Returning to the sunny state of Florida, USA, Maranello North America is back in action this weekend to compete in the 2015 Florida Winter Tour Rotax Max Challenge at the Orlando Kart Center. For the second stop of the three round championship, six pilots will race out of the team tent across in three different categories on the twisty track that is just under a mile in length.
Leading the charge in the Rotax DD2 category, Robert Wickens and Fred Woodley will take on the premier category of international stars. Wickens, a DTM series driver, is back for some off-season karting action while Woodley continues to gain attention competing against the worlds best DD2 drivers. Both were very quick a month ago in Homestead and will be vying for the podium on Saturday and Sunday.
Defending Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals DD2 Masters Champion Mikko Laine of Finland is seeking the top of podium after earning a runner-up finish last month in Homestead. He is joined in the category by Canadian stars Stuart Clark and Elvis Stojko who are both looking for bounce-back results after some tough runs in Homestead that saw them just miss the podium.
The team also welcomes the return of Ryan MacDermid in the Rotax Junior category. Working his way up the grid as a rookie in the class, MacDermid enjoys the support from the team and the atmosphere under the tent.
After an early season test at the Orlando Kart Center the team is primed and ready to get rolling this weekend.
Trevor Wickens, team manager for Maranello North America
“We had great speed in Homestead but didn’t quite earn the results we were hoping for. After doing some pre-season testing at the Orlando track we are very confident in our equipment and our drivers entering this weekends competition.”
Interested in joining Maranello North America? Arrive and Drive opportunities and Prime Power Racing Engines are available. Contact Trevor Wickens by email today, firstname.lastname@example.org.