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Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals take centre stage

By Roufan Nahhas - Jul 30,2015 - Last updated at Jul 30,2015

AMMAN — The fifth and final round of the Jordan Karting Championship (Rotax Max Challenge) kicks off on Friday at the Jordan Speed Centre with eyes focused on a spot at the prestigious Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF).

The RMCGF finals will take place at the International Karting Circuit of Portimão in Algarve, Portugal November 8 to 14, 2015.

The Jordan Karting Championship includes several categories: Micro Max (7-10 years), Mini Max (10-13 years), Junior Max (13-16 years), Senior Max (15 years and older), DD2 (15 years and older) and Masters Max (32 years and older).

Jordan Motorsport CEO Othman Naseef told The Jordan Times that it will be the round to watch.

“The overall winner will head to Portugal to drive against the best of the best in the karting world,” he said.

Jordan’s Abdullah Dasouqi was crowned champion of the Micro Max category in the third and fourth rounds, while Oman’s Abdullah Rawahi won the Senior Max category in the fourth round.

“We had excellent participation this season from Lebanon, Oman and Jordan, and best of all, fans enjoyed it and dedicated their time to these rounds so we expect a lot of spectators,” Naseef said.

“Tareq Sukhtian has a great opporuninty to get the seat in `Portugal if he does well in this last round,” he added.

 The prestigious Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) held in Portugal hosts more than 300 drivers from more than 50 countries and it follows strict regulations starting with the technical specifications of the engines in which only Rotax Max kart engines are allowed.

The track is 1,532 m in length and 8m width and an average speed of 94 km/h.


In 2014, the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals was held in Spain in which Juri Vips from Estland won the Junior Max category while Finnish Mikko Laine won the DD2 Masters with South Africa winning the nations Cup.

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