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“We are proud to announce the location of the 2021 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2021: finally, we will go to Bahrain! The best 2021 RMC drivers worldwide will compete for the RMCGF title at the exciting Bahrain International Karting Circuit from December 03rd – 11th, 2021″, BRP-Rotax announced in a statement.
“We are happy to welcome the best Rotax drivers of the world to Bahrain and to this prestigious track, which is well-known across the globe, located right next to the famous F1 race track”, added Peter Ölsinger, GM BRP-Rotax, Member of the Management Board, VP Sales, Marketing RPS-Business & Communications. “We have already started the organization of our annual karting highlight. The event will be executed following a strict Covid-19 measurement plan to ensure the health and well-being of all participants. Furthermore, we are monitoring the Covid-19 situation worldwide very closely to be able to react in time to ensure the execution of the RMCGF 2021.”
“The Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals are one of the biggest karting events on the global stage and we are honored to be hosting this prestigious meeting,” sheers Sheikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, Chief Executive of the Bahrain International Circuit. “It will bring together nearly 400 drivers from close to 60 countries around the world as well as bringing in hundreds of karting fans into the Kingdom to enjoy our challenging track in this exciting and extraordinary surrounding. We are proud that our world-class karting facility is helping to grow young driving talents and this event will further highlight our commitment to enhancing the sport in the region.”
The Bahrain International Karting Circuit is a state-of-the-art, world-class facility that caters to the grassroots level of motorsport right beside the famous Formula 1 circuit in Sakhir. It was designed to the highest international standards and is capable of hosting world championship races under the CIK-FIA.
The Circuit made motorsport history in 2012 when it became the first karting track anywhere across the globe to host a world championship-level event at night thanks to the high-specification floodlight system. The challenging track in this colorful kingdom with its unique historical heritage is 1,414 km long and features 14 turns which will give the opportunity to see thrilling action on the track when the best Rotax drivers will fight for the podium in 2021.
The 2020 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals was supposed to take place in Bahrain before being delayed and relocated to Portimao in January 2021. Eventually, the travel restrictions imposed by local authorities led to few other options but to cancel the event, shortly before its start.
Find out more about driver line-ups for 2021 on our special page.
More about the 2021 season:
- 2021 FIA Karting calendar: opening rounds at Zuera & Adria rescheduled
- 2021 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals: date and location confirmed!
- The 2021 Rotax MAX Challenge Winter Cup is cancelled
- Sarno presents its new track layout for 2021
- IAME X30 Euro Series: New trophy, fuel and tyres for 2021
- WSK Promotion: A new racing calendar for 2021
- Rok Cup presents its 2021 racing program
- DKM presents its 2021 racing calendar