BRP to host Rotax MAX challenge in New Orleans

First time in NA, the event will celebrate the engine’s 30-year anniversary.

VALCOURT, Que. — BRP is celebrating 30 years of its Rotax kart engines by bringing for the first time the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals to North America in November.

The Valcourt, Que.-based manufacturer of power sports vehicles such as the Ski-Doo, Sea-Doo and Spyder three-wheel vehicle, said the 2013 Grand Finals will take place Nov. 13 to 16 in New Orleans.

Rotax engines are used in the international Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals, a BRP-operated kart-racing event for drivers aged 13 years and older who compete and gain racing experience.

BRP was spun off from Bombardier Inc. and is now owned by Bain Capital (50%)), the Bombardier family (35%) and the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec pension fund (15%).