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The Rotax Max Challenge is the national karting championship for Rotax powered karts in the United Arab Emirates

Organised and run by Al Ain Raceway the Rotax Max Challenge is a 12 round championship for drivers using karts powered by the 125cc two stroke Rotax Max kart engine. Rounds of the championship are held at Dubai Kartdrome, Al Forsan, Yas Marina and Al Ain Raceway.

Championship winners in Junior, Senior and DD2 classes get the opportunity to goto the Rotax Grand Final event held each year.

RMC Classes

Depending on age, drivers a separated into the following classes:

Micro Max

Mini Max

Junior Max

Senior Max


DD2 master


Age 8 to 10 Years

Age 10 to 12 Years

Age 12 to 16 Years

Age 15 Years +

Age 16 Years +

Age 31 Years +

Race Format

The race day format for the RMCC championship can have two different formats:

Format A - Qualifying Type

Free Practice 
Timed Qualifiying 
Heat Race
Pre-Final Race
Final Race

Format B - Random Grid

Free Practice 
Heat Race 1 
Heat Race 2
Heat Race 3
Final Race

In format type A drivers grid positions for the heat race are determined by their best lap time in the timed qualifying session. The finishing position of the heat race is used for the starting grid positions for the pre-final race. Pre-final finishing positions determine the starting grid positions for the Final race. Points are awarded for both pre-final and final race results.

In format type B drivers starting grid positions are chosen at random for the heat races, at the end of the heat races the finishing positions from each heat race are used to determine the starting grid position for the final race. Points are awarded for the final race grid starting position and finishing position in the final race.

Non Rotax Classes

Bambino for drivers Aged 5 Years +

Al Ain Raceway Kart club organsies the AARKC Bambino Series that consists of 8 independent events running alongside the UAE Rotax MAX Challenge race meetings.

Costs & Entry

Entry fee for each round is AED400

An annual registration fee of AED300 is mandatory.

Competitors paying for all twelve rounds in advance (AED4500) receive a AED1000 discount.

An additional charge of AED200 is made if transponder hire is required.


D1 Front tyres (per set) AED800

D1 Tyres (per set) AED900

D2 Tyres (per set) AED950

D3 Tyres (per set) AED1000


Tel: +971 (0)3 768 6662

Fax: +971 (0)3 768 8477


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