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Rotax Grand Finals – Finals Day Updates

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Rotax Grand Finals – Finals Day Updates

The day has finally arrived, it is Finals Day at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Brazil. 360 competitors started the week here at the Paladino International Circuit, but that number has been cut in half and the lineups are set for six Final races today.

Five of our eight Canadian drivers are still in the competition while Team USA has been cut almost in half.

It is once again very hot here in Brazil. The driver’s presentation and parade lasted nearly two hours and drivers were given water to ensure hydration. It is always a spectacle to see 360+ drivers form up for a group photo and then line the main straightaway to receive their participation medals from the Rotax staff.

Tell your friends about the live feed here on CKN and then sit back and enjoy the action.

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Race Day Schedule

(All times local. EST is 2 hours behind)

Micro Max Final – 12:25 PM

Mini Max Final – 1:00 PM

Junior Max Final – 1:35 PM

Senior Max Final – 2:15 PM

DD2 Masters Final – 2:55 PM

DD2 Final – 3:35 PM

Rotax DD2 Final

  1. Paolo Besancenez (FRA)
  2. Daniel Formal (CRI)
  3. Taylor Greenfield (USA)
  4. Arnold Neveling (RSA)
  5. Ryan Kennedy (AUS)

22. Davide Greco (CAN)

Rotax DD2 Masters Final

  1. Christiano Morgado (RSA)
  2. Antti Ollikainen (FIN)
  3. Fraser Hart (NZL)
  4. Matthew Hamilton (NZL)
  5. Michael Stephen (RSA)

9. Derek Wang

Senior Max Final

  1. Senna Van Walstijn (NDL)
  2. Mark Kimber (GBR)
  3. Mario Novak (AUT)
  4. Hannes Morin (SWE)
  5. Jesper Sjoeberg (SWE)

24. Hannah Greenemeier (USA)

27. Mathias Ramirez (USA)

Junior Max Final

Oh so close! Thomas Nepveu ran as high as second in the Junior Grand Final but slipped back to fourth just past halfway and was unable to regain any positions to the finish. Jason Leung progressed nicely up eight positions in his Final while Townes Allen found trouble and slipped to the very tail end of the pack, eventually crossing in thirty-second. Nonetheless, a great week for all three Canadian Juniors!

  1. Robert De Haan (NDL)
  2. Jaidan Pope (AUS)
  3. Mike Van Vugt (NDL)
  4. Thomas Nepveu (CAN)
  5. Lewis Gilbert (GBR)
  6. Luca Mars (USA)

24. Jason Leung (CAN)

32. Townes Allen (CAN

Mini Max Final

Kieran Hartley got up to fifth in the opening laps of the Final, but it went all down hill from there for the young Canadian. He scrambled to maintain positin and eventually finished in seventeenth position.

  1. Farin Megger (DEU)
  2. Dani Van Ruitan (NDL)
  3. Augustin Bernier (FRA)
  4. Iakov Sokolov (RUS)
  5. Costa Taparis (AUS)

17. Kieran Hartley (CAN)

34. James Egozi (USA) – DNF

Micro Max Final

American Brent Crews continued his world domination today, taking home the victory in style in Micro Max. He now has victories from the IAME International Final, SKUSA SuperNationals 22 and the Rotax Grand Finals all in the past two months. Incredible!

  1. Brent Crews (USA)
  2. Douwe Dedecker (BEL)
  3. Mitchell Van Dyjk (NDL)
  4. Maksymilian Obst (POL)
  5. Harry Hannam (ARE)

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