ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE

Kartmore Racing Services, a sole proprietor company was established in 2005 by James Leong after he left the employment of Morac international Karting Circuit. Kartmore Racing Services was formed out of a need to carry on with the work done by Morac especially in the areas of customer’s services and agencies line. ln 2008, all sales and service of Rotax engines and parts were carried out by KRS Motorsports Sdn Bhd, a private limited company which became the marketing arm of Kartmore Racing Services.

Kartmore Racing Services is the official distributor for all Rotax and Mojo products in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, China, Macau, Philippines, Laos & Hong Kong. KRS is responsible for the sales and services of all Rotax max engines as well as running the Rotax Max Challenge and Asia Max Challenge. There is a fully equipped workshop to services, repair all types of Rotax engines as well as KF and Yamaha engines. The workshop is also equipped with a dyno to test all engines.

Other products handled by Kartmore Racing Services include SNIPER alignment tools from Australia, UNlPRO lap timers, MOJO tyres, XZUlT racing apparels, shoes and bags. KRS also markets special honing tools and equipment from EFFECIEMME of Italy. These include honing machines for 50cc, 10000 and 125cc engines, Bench Balancer for crankshaft, equipment for engine and kart chassis.

ln 2016, KRS will join the ranks of other distributors in Europe to handle the Praga/FK chassis from Italy for the whole of Asia. lt will be a new corroboration between the Italian company and a Malaysian enterprise to develop a chassis for Asian market using Rotax Max engines and Mojo Tyres.

RPM Sdn Bhd, a new company owned by KRS will now be solely devoted to race promotions and management. This new company will take over the responsibility of promoting and managing the Rotax Max Challenge as well as the Asia Max Challenge, Rotax Invitational Race.

BRP Rotax and the Max Challenge
BRP Rotax began their involvement in karting back in the 1980’s when they produced a limited number of high performance 100cc engines for racing purposes. At times Rotax was the dominant force in international karting, for example in the 1988 CIK Karting World Championships 9 out of the top 10 positions went to drivers on Rotax engines.

In 1997 Rotax launched the “Max” Engines, and in 1999 they launched their own International racing series – the Rotax Max Challenge – which is raced in countries all over the world and culminates in a Grand Final race into which the top drivers from national and regional Max Challenge are invited to take part to determine the overall Max Challenge Champions.

The Rotax Max engines and the Rotax Max Challenge have changed the face of the Karting World. It is the most popular karting engine in the world. The Rotax Grand Finals is held towards the end of the year pitting champions from different national and regional Rotax Challenges against eachother to determine the Rotax World Champion. Close to 300 drivers from over 50 countries take part in the racing action at the Finals!

How to Start Kart Racing in the Rotax Max Challenge

STEP 1: Choose you category:
First thing you have to know is what category of kart racing is for you. To do this the main thing you have to know is your age. Below is the age you have to be to take part in the different rotax categories:
MicroMax: 8 – 12 years old
Junior Max: 13 – 16
Senior Max and DD2: 15 years old and above.
For the 8-12 year old and the choice is clear cut, as it is for 13 to 15 year olds.
For the 15-16 year old drivers their choice between Junior or Senior Max is largely down to their weight. If they weigh over 65kg they will be overweight in the Juniors and would be better off going to the Senior category.
For the older drivers there is more choice. The Max Masters and Senior use the exact same engine and kart, so the choice is simply down to age and Masters aged drivers can still choose to race the Senior drivers if they crave tougher competition.
The DD2 us a completely different category with a more powerful engine and 2 gears. It is meant for those looking for the ultimate thrill and more challenge with the gears.

STEP 2: Get a Kart, Join a Team
The next step is getting yourself a kart! A lot depends on your budget, you can go for a used kart, although it’s generally not recommended to buy anything older than 2 years because what you save you will probably end up spending on spare parts. You can also buy brand new, and with the Rotax engine this gives you the comfort of a warranty in case you have a failure.
You are also left with the option of taking care of the kart yourself or having a team do that for you. Both methods can be equally successful – the choice usually comes down to your budget, time constraints, and interest to tinker with karts.
To find a dealer for Rotax engines go to KartMoreRacing.com. That is our kart business website. We are the official Rotax distributors in the region. The site has all our Rotax dealers listed.
Feel free to email us with any qeustions you may have as to what team you should join or availability of used karts.

STEP 3: Practice, Practice, Practice
You don’t want to enter your first race before you are prepared. The reason is that you might struggle so much that you get frustrated, and when that happens you’re not enjoying it! Once you are within about 1 second of the fast drivers on the track you can consider entering your first race.

STEP 4: Get a License
Before you can race in the Rotax Max Challenge or other sanctioned race events you need to get yourself a racing license. This is a simple procedure and is explained in more detail HERE.

Regulations

The technical regulations used for the Rotax Max Challenges are the RMC Supplementary Regulations, the Rotax Max Sporting and Technical Regulations, and the CIK-FIA Sporting and Technical Regulations.
The hierarchy in the regulations is as listed with the Local (or Asia) regulations taking precedence over the Rotax and finally the CIK-FIA regulations. If there is a conflict, the regulations higher in the hierarchy have precedence.
It’s critically important that all drives and teams know the regulations. Ignorance of the regulations is not a valid excuse.

Rotax Regulations (applicable to all Rotax Challenges):

www.cikfia.com
(navigate to “regulations” to find the sporting and technical regs)

2017 RMC Important Updates:
ROTAX ASIA ZONE CHALLENGE 2016 SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS

Essential Contact Information:
For any general queries as well as specific Rotax Asia & Malaysia information please use info@rotaxasia.com. If you prefer to talk please call our office on (+603) 80251792.

+ KRSMotorsport / Kartmore Racing Services

Kartmore Racing Services, a sole proprietor company was established in 2005 by James Leong after he left the employment of Morac international Karting Circuit. Kartmore Racing Services was formed out of a need to carry on with the work done by Morac especially in the areas of customer’s services and agencies line. ln 2008, all sales and service of Rotax engines and parts were carried out by KRS Motorsports Sdn Bhd, a private limited company which became the marketing arm of Kartmore Racing Services.

Kartmore Racing Services is the official distributor for all Rotax and Mojo products in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, China, Macau, Philippines, Laos & Hong Kong. KRS is responsible for the sales and services of all Rotax max engines as well as running the Rotax Max Challenge and Asia Max Challenge. There is a fully equipped workshop to services, repair all types of Rotax engines as well as KF and Yamaha engines. The workshop is also equipped with a dyno to test all engines.

Other products handled by Kartmore Racing Services include SNIPER alignment tools from Australia, UNlPRO lap timers, MOJO tyres, XZUlT racing apparels, shoes and bags. KRS also markets special honing tools and equipment from EFFECIEMME of Italy. These include honing machines for 50cc, 10000 and 125cc engines, Bench Balancer for crankshaft, equipment for engine and kart chassis.

ln 2016, KRS will join the ranks of other distributors in Europe to handle the Praga/FK chassis from Italy for the whole of Asia. lt will be a new corroboration between the Italian company and a Malaysian enterprise to develop a chassis for Asian market using Rotax Max engines and Mojo Tyres.

RPM Sdn Bhd, a new company owned by KRS will now be solely devoted to race promotions and management. This new company will take over the responsibility of promoting and managing the Rotax Max Challenge as well as the Asia Max Challenge, Rotax Invitational Race.

+ Rotax Max Challenge (RMC)

BRP Rotax and the Max Challenge
BRP Rotax began their involvement in karting back in the 1980’s when they produced a limited number of high performance 100cc engines for racing purposes. At times Rotax was the dominant force in international karting, for example in the 1988 CIK Karting World Championships 9 out of the top 10 positions went to drivers on Rotax engines.

In 1997 Rotax launched the “Max” Engines, and in 1999 they launched their own International racing series – the Rotax Max Challenge – which is raced in countries all over the world and culminates in a Grand Final race into which the top drivers from national and regional Max Challenge are invited to take part to determine the overall Max Challenge Champions.

The Rotax Max engines and the Rotax Max Challenge have changed the face of the Karting World. It is the most popular karting engine in the world. The Rotax Grand Finals is held towards the end of the year pitting champions from different national and regional Rotax Challenges against eachother to determine the Rotax World Champion. Close to 300 drivers from over 50 countries take part in the racing action at the Finals!

+ Start Karting

How to Start Kart Racing in the Rotax Max Challenge

STEP 1: Choose you category:
First thing you have to know is what category of kart racing is for you. To do this the main thing you have to know is your age. Below is the age you have to be to take part in the different rotax categories:
MicroMax: 8 – 12 years old
Junior Max: 13 – 16
Senior Max and DD2: 15 years old and above.
For the 8-12 year old and the choice is clear cut, as it is for 13 to 15 year olds.
For the 15-16 year old drivers their choice between Junior or Senior Max is largely down to their weight. If they weigh over 65kg they will be overweight in the Juniors and would be better off going to the Senior category.
For the older drivers there is more choice. The Max Masters and Senior use the exact same engine and kart, so the choice is simply down to age and Masters aged drivers can still choose to race the Senior drivers if they crave tougher competition.
The DD2 us a completely different category with a more powerful engine and 2 gears. It is meant for those looking for the ultimate thrill and more challenge with the gears.

STEP 2: Get a Kart, Join a Team
The next step is getting yourself a kart! A lot depends on your budget, you can go for a used kart, although it’s generally not recommended to buy anything older than 2 years because what you save you will probably end up spending on spare parts. You can also buy brand new, and with the Rotax engine this gives you the comfort of a warranty in case you have a failure.
You are also left with the option of taking care of the kart yourself or having a team do that for you. Both methods can be equally successful – the choice usually comes down to your budget, time constraints, and interest to tinker with karts.
To find a dealer for Rotax engines go to KartMoreRacing.com. That is our kart business website. We are the official Rotax distributors in the region. The site has all our Rotax dealers listed.
Feel free to email us with any qeustions you may have as to what team you should join or availability of used karts.

STEP 3: Practice, Practice, Practice
You don’t want to enter your first race before you are prepared. The reason is that you might struggle so much that you get frustrated, and when that happens you’re not enjoying it! Once you are within about 1 second of the fast drivers on the track you can consider entering your first race.

STEP 4: Get a License
Before you can race in the Rotax Max Challenge or other sanctioned race events you need to get yourself a racing license. This is a simple procedure and is explained in more detail HERE.

+ Regulations

Regulations

The technical regulations used for the Rotax Max Challenges are the RMC Supplementary Regulations, the Rotax Max Sporting and Technical Regulations, and the CIK-FIA Sporting and Technical Regulations.
The hierarchy in the regulations is as listed with the Local (or Asia) regulations taking precedence over the Rotax and finally the CIK-FIA regulations. If there is a conflict, the regulations higher in the hierarchy have precedence.
It’s critically important that all drives and teams know the regulations. Ignorance of the regulations is not a valid excuse.

Rotax Regulations (applicable to all Rotax Challenges):

www.cikfia.com
(navigate to “regulations” to find the sporting and technical regs)

2017 RMC Important Updates:
ROTAX ASIA ZONE CHALLENGE 2016 SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS

Essential Contact Information:
For any general queries as well as specific Rotax Asia & Malaysia information please use info@rotaxasia.com. If you prefer to talk please call our office on (+603) 80251792.

+ Additional Supplementary Report