27th November 2018


2018 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final
Photo: Emilee Jane Photography

Team Australia Captain Ryan Kennedy has finished the last full day of practice at the 2018 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals atop the timesheets in DD2 after some mixed weather running in Brazil.

The Queenslander now goes into tomorrow’s final practice session confident of a strong result. Kennedy praised the Brazilian track likening it to the tracks back in Australia and feels that his fourth appearance at the event could be his best yet.

In the Junior MAX category, Jaiden Pope again led the charge finishing the day inside the top five while teammate William Seal improved on his time set yesterday.

Micro MAX Competitor Jake Rutkowski continued to show maturity as he worked his way inside the top ten today leaving him confident going into qualifying tomorrow.

All Competitors have one last practice session before qualifying tomorrow followed by the first round of heats.

Full results including times, Race results and streaming details can be found at:https://www.rotax-kart.com/de/Max-Challenge/Grand-Finals/Grand-Finals-2018/Information-Grand-Finals-2018

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2018 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Final – Team Australia’s results

Driver Number Practice 1 Practice 2 Practice 3 Practice 4 Practice 5 Practice 6
Micro MAX – Praga Jake Rutkowski 007 16th 32nd 8th 13th 12th 10th
Mini MAX – BirelART Costa Toparis 112 1st 3rd 1st 5th 12th 14th
Junior MAX – Praga Jaiden Pope 208 9th 4th 3rd 1st 9th 5th
William Seal 210 26th 29th 28th 25th 27th 25th
Senior MAX – Sodikart Joshua Hart 309 21st 31st 5th DNS 12th 10th
Ben Jurczak 344 1st 5th 1st 6th 2nd 34th
DD2 – BirelART Ryan Kennedy 404 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Damian Ward 405 3rd 8th 8th 11th 15th 30th
Ryan Wood 460 3rd 2nd 2nd 11th 6th 5th
DD2 Masters – Sodikart Trevor Whitby 512 22nd 23rd 25th 8th 31st 9th
Terry Hanly 505 11th 22nd 18th 20th 17th 20th
Ashley Seaward 519 18th 26th 28th 17th 26th 15th