What We Learned: 2015 Rotax Max Euro Challenge Genk

You don't need 30mm to win in Rotax

You Don’t Need 30mm to Win in Rotax

We have said it before and we will say it again. For the past two years everyone has been playing catch up to Tony Kart in nearly every category and most manufacturer’s have nearly copied everything they have done. One manufacturer has stead fast in their beliefs and has done their own thing. Gillard, a British kart manufacturer, which is developed and raced by the P.D.B. Race Team out of Holland races a 32 mm chassis. This past weekend Viktor Oberg took his Gillard TG15 to the front in Senior Max and walked away from the field in the final.

A New Wiring Harness

We have been told that a new wiring harness is being developed/tested to replace the first version that has given many teams headaches this year. We are not sure when this will become available, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it fully used at the Grand Finals in November.

Everyone is Still Chasing Strawberry Racing

The powerhouse out of England may not have taken a win in Genk, but they sealed up both the Junior Max and Senior Max titles. In Senior Max Pierce Lehane pretty much wrapped the title up in the prefinal and only needed to finish the final. You could tell he did not want to take any chances throughout the race. Strawberry Racing is essentially a factory OTK Rotax team and just like the factory team, they may not win every race, but they are very good at winning titles.

Kancsar too Strong for De Conto

Ferenc Kancsar did everything he needed to do this past weekend to win the title in DD2. The BirelArt driver set pole for the heats, won the prefinal, and finished second in the final. De Conto was always there to keep him honest until getting a flat tire early in the prefinal. This pretty much took the pressure off of Kancsar in the final with him just needing a podium result. In the final he made many great attempts for the lead, but would have to settle for second. De Conto had a great drive from 28th on the grid to finish fifth, but this was not enough.