Valcourt, Québec, June 7, 2013 – In 2013, BRP (TSX:DOO) celebrates 30 years of Rotax kart engines by bringing the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals to North America for the first time in its history. This year, the 2013 Grand Finals will take place November 13 to 16, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. a world premiere and a new chapter in the 14-year history of the Rotax MAX Challenge. Some 300 participants are expected to attend.
"Our 30-year story is inspired and driven by performance and passion," said Gerd Ohrnberger, vice-president and general manager of BRP's Product Engineering and Manufacturing Operations division. "The development of innovative technologies that offer unique performances is the result."
Rotax engines have made history as the centrepieces of legendary powersports vehicles and set new standards with their high energy efficiency and low emission. These are the engines that are used at the international Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals, a BRP-operated kart racing event in which drivers aged 13 years and older compete and gain racing experience. The Rotax engines that have moved the powersports world for three decades continue to combine emotion and performance in a historically unique way.
With over 75,000 Rotax MAX engines sold over a 15-year period, BRP is a global market leader in the kart sports market. The Rotax MAX Challenge is the biggest and fastest growing kart racing series in the world today with over 15,000 active drivers and running in more than 50 countries.
Come and meet two past world champions of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals, Pier-Luc Ouellette (2011) and Ben Cooper (2012) at the BRP booth near the Pont du Cosmos at the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada in Montréal on Friday afternoon, June 7.