T he changing weather conditions at the third round of the Champions of the Future Euro Series in Kristianstad enabled the Birel ART Racing team to gather a large amount of data in OK and OK-Junior. Drivers and technicians had to adapt constantly to ensure their competitiveness, which was certainly good training for the third round of the FIA European Karting Championship which will take place in Sweden in a fortnight.
Gunskirchen, Austria/Val d'Argenton May 25, 2022 – The Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy on the last weekend in May is looking forward to a series highlight. The International championship of the Austrian engine manufacturer BRP-Rotax welcomes a new track on the calendar from May 27th to 29th. For the first time, an event will take place on the demanding circuit in Val d'Argenton, France – bringing a new challenge for all the drivers and teams participating.
The third round of the Champions of the Future Euro Series was not a smooth ride for the drivers and teams, who had to deal with particularly changeable weather conditions for three days. The Kristianstad circuit was sometimes dry, sometimes slightly damp and sometimes very wet. But each time, Nathan Tye and the Sodi Racing Team were able to adapt perfectly, to triumph in the OK-Junior Final. Mathematically, the young Briton has already secured the title in this prestigious series with one race to go!
With this victory, achieved thanks to great technical and sporting skill, Émilien Denner and the Sodi Racing Team could not have started their FIA Karting European campaign in the KZ category any better. The French driver, who took pole position in Timed Practice, scored significant points by leading the standings after the heats and the Super Heat, and then by winning the Final with a lead of more than three seconds. His fastest lap in the race demonstrates the competitiveness of the French brand's equipment.
With each new CIK-FIA homologation, the Birel ART brand uses all the expertise of its factory and the immense experience of its Racing Team to develop extremely high quality chassis, capable of winning in all categories, whatever the type of tyres. This was again the case in Genk, at the first round of the European KZ and KZ2 Championships. This time, the honours went to the Birel ART-TM Racing karts in the colours of the Charles Leclerc by Lennox Racing team. Tom Leuillet dominated the KZ2 Final, while Matteo Vigano crossed the finish line in 3rd place in KZ. Pedro Hiltbrand kept all his chances in the Championship by entering the top five.
Gunskirchen, Austria, May 12 th , 2022 – BRP-Rotax together with EIKO Motorsport, the Rotax authorized distributor for the territories JAPAN, TAIWAN, CHINA, SINGAPORE, INDONESIA, BRUNEI, VIETNAM, CAMBODIA, LAOS, HONGKONG, MACAU and PHILIPPINES would like to inform that they have decided to hand-over the distributorship for the territory of Philippines by May 01 st, 2022.
The Corona pandemic has already made life difficult for motorsport for the last two years, now there are additional global circumstances that complicate the current situation.
For the second time in a row, Kirill Kutskov joined the top 10 of an FIA Karting European Championship event in OK-Junior.
Nathan Tye has just dominated the second round of the FIA Karting European Championship in OK-Junior! Already making a brilliant start to the 2022 season with four podiums to his credit, the British driver from the Sodi Racing Team showed himself to be impressive on the Spanish circuit of Zuera by winning against the biggest international teams. Leader of the Champions of the Future Euro Series, Tye also took the lead of the European Championship with his Sodi-TM Racing kart.
Gunskirchen, Austria, April 29, 2022 – The annual highlight of the Rotax karting season, the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals will take place this year in Portimão, Portugal from November 19th – 26th, 2022 and the Rotax Team is already in full progress for the preparation of the event.
Gunskirchen/Genk, April 26th 2022 – The first decisions have been made in the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy. More than 200 drivers started in Genk, Belgium last weekend and kicked-off the racing season of the highly-competitive karting championship. In the best weather, the numerous spectators en-joyed lots of racing action and the first winners of the year were celebrated in the seven Rotax catego-ries. Four drivers achieved double victories in Sunday’s Finals.
Gunskirchen, Austria, April 22, 2022 – The Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy is on track for the highly-anticipated return to the famous Le Mans Karting International circuit from July 26th to 30th, 2022. Around 300 drivers from all over the world will compete for victory in the Rotax categories and this year will also see the premiere of the Rotax Project E20 Senior class, where the winner will be awarded their invitation ticket for the annual Rotax Racing highlight, the RMC Grand Finals 2022.
Immediately after the start of the European OK and OK-Junior Championship in Portimão, the Birel ART Racing team headed to Spain to participate in the second round of the Champions of the Future Euro Series in Zuera.
With a very healthy 193 entries at Karting Genk for the first round of the 2022 BNL Karting Series season, the Easter sunshine over the course of the weekend saw plenty of racing action at the world-renowned Limburg circuit, with drivers looking to cement their place in the championship standings.
Anatoly Khavalkin finished one step away from victory in the first race of the OKJ European Championship in Portimao (Portugal).
Gunskirchen/Genk, April 20, 2022 – The start of the fifth season of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy is imminent: Next weekend, the engines will be revving again on track in Genk, Belgium. More than 225 names make up the list of participants in a total of seven categories, promising some eventful racing action for the beginning of the international series.
The drivers who will take part in the inaugural round of the FIA European Championship, which will take place at the Kartódromo Internacional do Agarve, in the Portuguese city of Portimão, are buzzing.
The Birel ART Racing Team was looking forward to the start of the FIA Karting European Championships. They arrived in Portimao with a particularly sharp technical package, both in the OK class and in OK-Junior.