|FREE ENTRIES IN THE 2009 ROTAX EURO CHALLENGE TO BE WON AT THE FIRST EVER ROTAX WINTER CUP IN SPAIN THIS FEBRUARY |
The organisers and promoters of the Rotax Euro Challenge, RGMMC Establishment, have announced an exciting addition to the new season’s racing schedule in Europe, by introducing the inaugural Rotax Winter Cup. The “ice-breaker” event will take place at Karting Campillos, near Malaga in the south of Spain 11 – 15 February, 2009 and will not only give many Rotax drivers the opportunity to prepare for the first round of the Euro Challenge, but RGMMC are offering some fantastic prizes as well valued at over €30,000.*
The winners in each of the four classes on the program: Senior Max, Junior Max, Max Masters (30+ years/173kg) and Rotax DD2 – will win their entry package* for the complete season in the increasingly popular Rotax Euro Challenge series. This also includes the track fees for the official practice days, plus the regulation oil and 4 sets of parc fermè tyres for the racing. 2nd place in all categories at the Rotax Winter Cup will take home the next best prize with two Euro Challenge rounds complimentary, while those who finish 3rd on the podium at Campillos will be awarded one free round in the 2009 championship.
Roland Geidel of RGMMC believes the Rotax Winter Cup will be a great start to the year for the many European drivers who are unable to do any practice at all throughout the colder months. “For two years we’ve been trying to find an ideal location that could host the opening event with almost certain decent weather and this part of Spain realistically offers this. It allows the Rotax drivers a chance to be better prepared for the opening round of the Euro Challenge in March, which is also going to be at another venue in Spain, while also giving them the possibility to win a place in the championship in 2009 for free.”
Karting Campillos is located in the south of Spain, nestled in the picturesque Andalusia region landscape around 70km north of the city of Malaga on the Mediterranean coast. The circuit first opened in the spring of 2005, is 1588m long with a width of 10m and this year played host to the Spanish Championship. Track manager Martin Reuvers claims the Winter Cup competitors will enjoy the racing experience without any doubt. “The track is fast but very, very technical and runs in a clockwise direction. The first section goes uphill and then after turn 9, it slopes back down, continuing to a combination of long straights and hairpins. It means a lot for Karting Campillos to welcome RGMMC and the Rotax Winter Cup as our first international event. The track has already proved popular for many international race teams to do testing during winter due to the favourable weather.”
Entries open for the Rotax Winter Cup in less than a month on December 1st and will be limited depending on the class. The entry form can be completed at www.rgmmc.com where all the relevant 2009 Sporting and Technical Regulations will also be available.