Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2017 - Day 1

Portimao, Portugal, November 4th, 2017 – Welcome back to the 18th edition of the prestigious Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) to the beautiful Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve. This year marks the 3rd year for the Grand Finals to be hosted at this facility.

360 drivers traveled from 59 countries to convene at the track to begin the week-long journey of battling for the top step of the podium.

Saturday saw the entrants register for the event. The drivers also underwent scrutineering before Sunday’s kart raffle. Spectators could already gain a sense of the competitive spirit at the track, as racers used the kartodromo’s rental karts to test out the circuit parameters before the first unofficial practice, on Monday.

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The Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) is a professional kart racing series established, owned and organized by BRP and its Rotax kart engine distributors. Approved by and in compliance with CIK / FIA, the RMC is a "one-make-engine" formula: only Rotax kart engines that are checked and sealed (for equal performance) will be used. The success in the competition is mainly up to the skills of the driver.