Thu, 04 November 2021
The first-ever champions in the Sakhir Rotax MAX Challenge (SRMC) were crowned late October following the final two rounds of the series’ inaugural season held at Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) in Sakhir. The SRMC is BIKC’s all-new, highly competitive national karting championship, which has added to the action in the long-established Bahrain Rotax MAX Challenge, which is scheduled to take place later this season.
Clinching the titles in their respective categories were Fahad Almuqla in the Senior MAX class, Luca Houghton in the Junior MAX, Shaikh Rashid bin Salman Al Khalifa in the Mini MAX, Shaikh Ahmed bin Saqer Al Khalifa in the Micro MAX and Anthony Hogg in the DD2 MAX class.
The last two events—rounds three and four—were held along BIKC’s 1.414-kilometre CIK-FIA track and the competitors were suited up in their very own Rotax karts.
Fahad Almuqla claimed the champion’s trophy in the Senior MAX category after finishing the inaugural four-round campaign with 126 points. He claimed two Finals wins and appeared on the podium the two other times.
In the Junior MAX category, Luca Houghton was the runaway title winner, ending the SRMC season with 136 points including a clean sweep of the Finals in all four rounds.
In second was Alexander Skjelten with 97 points, while Gracie Rose Grantham came third on 86 points.
Shaikh Rashid bin Salman Al Khalifa was the champion in the Mini MAX category, winning one Final and stepping onto the podium the three other times en route to scoring 119 points for first place.