Latest BRP-Rotax Bulletin Acknowledges Setbacks in EVO Upgrade; Explains Resolution in Process
This morning we received the latest bulletin from BRP-Rotax about the Rotax Max EVO engine. The company explains that there have been many positives as well as some setbacks since the introduction of the EVO upgrade kits. They also go on to explain that they are working on a resolution to ensure purity and out of the box speed for the future.
Have a read below.
The Rotax 125 MAX EVO engine series has been on the market for about fifteen months. BRP-Rotax’s intention is always to provide the customer with the latest technology in karting.
The company is aware that since the introduction of the EVO engine, there have been some great positives but also some speed bumps along the way. Effective immediately, the Rotax top management has involved themselves heavily in the karting segment to innovate and improve the current market condition.
In the last months the company has put a tremendous amount of effort into diagnostics and development in order to offer a great product for racers worldwide. “Some of the technological adoptions such as the conrod, electronically timed exhaust valve (E-RAVE) as well as the new wiring harness are already implemented in the current engine package and we know that there has been some positive feedback along with some challenges,” said Peter Oelsinger, Vice President Rotax Propulsion Systems and Finance at BRP-Rotax.
“More than ever, we take all technical issues very seriously – and we are confident to solve all remaining issues shortly. We are also confident that our customers will experience a product that is more user-friendly than ever. We are working hard to provide race ready engines out of the box to ensure parity and low cost of operation,” said Ölsinger.
User-friendliness, consistent engines, product warranty and providing global service are main objectives of BRP-Rotax.
BRP-Rotax has been involved in karting worldwide since 1980 – almost since the very beginning of the professional kart sport. The Rotax karting community is vast with more than 7,500 active Rotax MAX drivers are in the Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) program. Additionally, the 7,500 kart racers follow the rules of the RMC, and the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals with its equal chance of winning is by far the fairest and most international kart sporting event in the world – expanded to 360 drivers. “We count on our customers and our commitment towards the kart sport, as we will deal with all issues as professionally as possible,” said Oelsinger.
The Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) is a professional kart racing series established, owned and organized by BRP and its Rotax kart engine distributors. Approved by and in compliance with CIK / FIA, the RMC is a “one-make-engine” formula: only Rotax kart engines that are checked and sealed (for equal performance) will be used. The success in the competition is mainly up to the skills of the driver.
For more information about the Rotax MAX Challenge, please visit http://www.rotax- kart.com/en/Max-Challenge/MAX-Challenge/About-ROTAX-MAX-CHALLENGE