As the calendar is set to turn to the final month of the year, it is also time to close the international karting season with the annual RMC Grand Finals. With competitors earning tickets in the United States at both the RMC Winter Trophy and the RMC US Trophy Final, nine American competitors will head to Bahrain to fight for their opportunity to be Grand Final Champions while an additional six international drivers will make their appearance at the Bahrain International Karting Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain after earning tickets on North American soil.
Racing under the Team USA banner will be qualifiers from the RMC US Trophy Final:
Micro MAX – Lucas Palacio
Mini MAX – Gage Korn and Matteo Quinto
Junior MAX – Nixx Eggelston and Giovanni Santora
Senior Max – Cooper O’Clair
DD2 MAX Senior – Race Liberante
DD2 MAX Masters – Billy Cleavlin and Derek Wang
Additional drivers earning tickets through the RMC Winter Trophy:
Micro MAX – Julian Rivera – Ecuador
Mini MAX – Antoine Lemieux – Canada
Junior MAX – Francisco Paredes – Ecuador
Senior MAX – Eduardo Barrichello – Brazil
DD2 MAX- Ginanluca Savaglio – Canada
DD2 MAX Masters – Rubens Barrichello – Brazil
“We have six drivers who earned tickets from the Winter Trophy including two from Ecuador, two from Canada, and two from Brazil,” explained RTX Karting’s Julieta Fernandez. “We have been working hard to push hard to grow the 2024 Winter Trophy Series and have already doubled the number of entries that we had at this time last year. We look forward to supporting all Team USA drivers and the competitors earning tickets through our series earlier this year. Good luck to all!”
J3 Competition’s John Giacomelli added, “We are very excited to be heading to Bahrain for the 2023 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand finals to lead nine USA drivers to compete against 300 drivers from 60 countries around the world. The World Class Bahrain Karting circuit located next to the F1 circuit is the most extraordinary kart circuit in the world and as Team USA members are very fortunate to have opportunity to compete for a world title at such a world class facility. We hope one week from Saturday we will be bring home some world titles and the Nations Cup title also. Let’s go Team USA!”
While drivers compete in Bahrain, registration is open for the 2024 editions of the RMC Winter Trophy Series and US Trophy West Series.
RMC Winter Trophy Series – Click HERE
RMC US Trophy West Series – Click HERE
RTD Media will be on site for the RMC Grand Finals in Bahrain and will be offering media services for all teams and competitors. Contact Info@RTD-Media.com for more details.