|Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt - Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals celebrate 10th anniversary with Van Amersfoort Racing to donate special prize for 125 MAX winner. BRP-Powertrain celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals together with Ghibli Raceway on its awesome desert track in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. For this special jubilee event the Dutch racing company Van Amersfoort Racing donates a special prize: The winner of the 125 MAX (Seniors) category wins a test with Van Amersfoort Racing in a Formula Renault 2.0 at an European circuit in 2010.|
Since 2000 BRP-Powertrain has annually organized the Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) Grand Finals on fascinating raceways all over the world. During that time, the RMC has become the worlds' leading kart racing series.
This year BRP-Powertrain celebrates the 10th anniversary of the MAX Challenge. From December 9 to December 12, 216 drivers from all over the world come to Egypt to take part into the biggest kart series in the world. All drivers striving together for just one goal: Winning
the prestigious title “Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2009 Champion. The drivers start in 3 categories: 125 Junior MAX, 125 MAX (Seniors) and 125 MAX DD2. For the 10th anniversary the Dutch racing company Van Amerfoort Racing donates a special prize for the winner of the 125 MAX category.
Frits van Amersfoort, owner of Van Amersfoort Racing states: “I am very proud to be working in partnership with BRP-Powertrain. Rotax is a well-recognized brand in Karting which has continuously grown stronger around the world over the past years. It’s already the 10th edition of the Rotax Max Grand Finals and for this special jubilee edition, we will offer the winner of the 125 MAX category a test in one of our Formula Renault 2.0 litre cars. Karting is known as the breeding ground where Formula drivers begin their career, so this is the perfect place to make the next step in Motorsport. We wish Rotax and all the competitors at the Rotax Max Grand Finals much success.”
Robert Gumpenberger, BRP-Powertrain RMC organizer, who will give the special prize to the Grand Finals 2009 125 MAX champion at the prize-giving ceremony on Saturday, December 12, says: “The Rotax MAX Challenge has become the most professional race series in the world of karting. Winning the Grand Finals shows the outstanding skills of a driver. Together with Van Amersfoort Racing we will give this driver a chance to move forward in their motorsports career – even it means losing him/her as part of the MAX Challenge family. Have
a great test weekend and see you once in Formula One!”
About Van Amersfoort Racing
Van Amersfoort Racing, the Dutch race team, also known as VAR, has over 30 years of experience in autosport. Van Amersfoort Racing won over 90 races and obtained 15 Dutch and International titles, especially in single seater racing. Big names as Dutch former F1-
drivers Jos Verstappen, Huub Rothengatter and Christijan Albers made school at Van Amersfoort Racing, as did other successful drivers, such as Giedo van der Garde, Renger van der Zande, Carlo van Dam and 2009 German F3 champion, Laurens Vanthoor. The team has a tremendous workshop in Huizen (Holland) with 8 fulltime and professional
employees. This includes not only the technical staff, but also an experienced marketing and PR division. Former staff members of Van Amersfoort Racing made it to F1-teams, such as Sauber, BAR and Benetton. Van Amersfoort Racing is the most successful single seater race team in The Netherlands. The team won a lot of national and international championships. 2009 was the best season in the history of the team in Huizen. VAR won the ATS Formula 3 championship, the Rookie title, the Vice championship, the Speed championship and the Best Team Award.
Check the website of Van Amersfoort Racing if yopy want to test in Formula Renault of Formula 3: www.vanamersfoortracing.nl