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Big Fields for Round One of the 2015 SA Rotax Max Challenge Karting Championship in Cape Town on Saturday, April 25.
A huge field of some 30 karts is expected for the top-billing DD2 Gearbox class at the opening round of the 2015 SA Rotax Max Challenge karting championship at the Killarney circuit in Cape Town on Saturday, April 25.
The Rotax series is going from strength to strength in 2015, and all eyes will be on defending DD2 Champion Bradley Liebenberg from Lonehill, in Gauteng, to see if his dominance last season continues this season in the first of the four-round national championship that includes the top four classes in SA karting.
SUPERB KARTING ACTION AT KILLARNEY
Early morning rain cleared to a superb, sunny day that served up racing to leave a smile of the faces of all who witnessed Saturday’s opening WP Karting Championship round at Killarney.
The driver of the day had to be Jonathan Aberdein, who reeled off six wins from six race starts aboard his two TonyKarts in a performance that even brought a broad smile to dad Chris’ face. Jonathan made short work of the Rotax Max 125cc DD2 gearbox class, although he was had to work to keep second placed Umpie Swart (Indy Oil Birel) at bay in the final. Swart’s two second places and a third were enough to take second for the day from Jonathan Thomas (Partners Hair CRG), with Joshua Dolinschek (Makita TonyKart) and CRG duo Tristan de Nobrega and Marco Busi rounding out the top six. Jonathan Pieters took Masters glory.
BRP’S 2015 ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE GRAND FINALS WILL BE HOSTED IN PORTUGAL
Gunskirchen, Austria, March 10, 2015 – BRP’s Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF), where each country’s best drivers race for the title, will occur at the International Karting Circuit of Portimão in Algarve, Portugal from November 8 to 14, 2015.
“The Portimão circuit is a great venue for the RMCGF, as it meets all requirements in terms of track surface and overall infrastructure,” said Peter Oelsinger, vice-president, Rotax Propulsion Systems at BRP. “Participants will race for the first time with the new MAX evo engine, which should tighten the field and make the races even more thrilling.”