Henri Möhring traveled to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Festival in Genk, Belgium, at the weekend. The youngster impressed on his favorite track and finished the event as the best German driver in the top six. He is now looking forward to the world finale in Bahrain with great anticipation.

As champion of the Rotax Max Challenge Germany, Henri secured one of the coveted tickets for the big Rotax World Final in Bahrain at the beginning of December. In order to be optimally prepared for the start, he now used the Grand Festival in Genk for an international comparison. 32 young racers from 17 European nations competed on the 1,360 meter long track.

“I’m looking forward to the weekend. Genk is one of my favorite tracks, but unfortunately I haven’t been here for over a year. It will be all the better now,” said the nine-year-old from Hesse, looking forward to the event. The conditions had been challenging since the training sessions – it rained heavily at times. However, Henri quickly found his rhythm and was always among the fastest. The track was dry for the first time for the important qualifying session. He quickly adapted to this and finished in an excellent fifth place.

The heats and the final were exciting. The youngsters were very close together and fought exciting duels. “We sometimes rode wheel-to-wheel through the bends and fought very fairly in a group of up to five riders,” said a beaming Henri on Sunday evening. With a second and sixth place in the heats, he was able to position himself at the front of the field for the final day.

In heavy rain again, Henri finished the final in sixth place, making him the best German driver in the field. “We are very happy with how the weekend went. I felt comfortable again super fast and we were competitive right from the start. This strengthens us for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Bahrain. That’s where I’ll meet the world’s best micro drivers,” summarizes the racing driver from Schöneck.

However, a special challenge awaits at the event. All drivers will be competing with identical equipment. This will be provided by Rotax for all finalists to ensure equal opportunities. “Up until the final, we will focus our training on this and also gain initial experience with the chassis, which is new to me. I won’t be starting there with my familiar FA Fernando Alonso kart, but with one from Praga,” adds Henri.