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EKN.ca Rotax Micro-Max Driver Rankings - June 16

Matthew Latifi started the 2013 season off with a win and the top spot in the Micro-Max rankings (Photo: Gregory Lussier - babelphotos.ca)
Matthew Latifi started the 2013 season off with a win and the top spot in the Micro-Max rankings
(Photo: Gregory Lussier - babelphotos.ca)

With national and regional championships now underway across Canada, it is time unveil the first-ever edition of the eKartingNews.ca Rotax Micro-Max Driver Rankings.

The first leader of the EKN.ca Micro-Max rankings is Matthew Latifi via a points total of 4,312. The Tony Kart driver, having won the Canadian Championships (1,026 pts), has started his defence of the national title in fine fashion. Latifi won (832 pts) the opening race of the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship at Mosport and followed that up with another trip to the podium in Race 2 with a third place finish (816 pts). The goal for the talented young racer is to continue his run of form as the season progresses, potentially holding the top spot in the Micro-Max rankings.

Nicholas Latifi - Tony Kart
Toronto, Ontario
EKN.ca Rotax Micro-Max Driver Rankings Points Breakdown

ECKC #5 (2012)1st809
ECKC #6 (2012)1st829
Canadian Championships (2012)1st1026
ECKC #11st832
ECKC #23rd816

Starting the 2013 season second in the rankings is William Chayer, with a points tally of 4,285. The CRG pilot has been busy behind the wheel this campaign, contesting the opening two races of both the Coupe de Quebec and ECKC. Helping his quest for top honors in the rankings the most were a third place finish (813 pts) at SH Karting, and win (826 pts) at SRA Karting. Chayer is more than capable of being in the fight for the top spot in the standings throughout 2013.

Xavier Harris currently sits third on the Micro-Max leaderboard, thanks to a points score of 4,229. The Praga racer, like the two drivers he is chasing in the rankings, has enjoyed a race winning start to the season. After finishing fifth (799 pts) in Race 1 of the ECKC doubleheader at Mosport, he exited the weekend with a win (832 pts) in Race 2. Given Harris is proven race winner, many expect the youngster to be part of the mix for top honors in the rankings from start to finish this season.

Completing the top-five in the first Rotax Micro-Max driver rankings are Matthew Barry (OK1) and Thomas Nepveu (Zanardi). Barry commenced his season in fine fashion, with a runner-up finish (824) in the ECKC Race 1 at Mosport. Nepveu likewise has enjoyed a great start to his campaign, winning (829 pts) Race 1 of the Coupe de Quebec.

EKNca Rotax Micro-Max Driver Rankings Top-25
June 16, 2013

10Matthew Latifi64312
20William Chayer84285
30Xavier Harris64229
40Matthew Barry54189
50Thomas Nepveu84162
60Sam Macri54096
70William Michaud74013
80Alexandre Legard54001
90Thomas Simard43420
90Sebastien Mercado43240
110Griffin Dowler43233
120Marco Kacic43199
130Brandon Berard43182
140Patrick Woods43179
150Alexandre Soma43157
160Kadie Sinclair43142
170Andres De Alba32578
180Marc-Antoine Joseph32408
190Chris Chanko21615
200Matthew Burke21590
210Jeremy Tallon21556
220Logan McDonald21554
230Joshua Cumita21548
240Max Horbik21540
250Julien Jones1802

For the complete Rotax Mini-Max Driver Rankings, click HERE

EKN.ca Driver Rankings Calculation Process

The eKartingNews.ca Driver Rankings are calculated using a driverís best finishes in selected Canadian karting series (Eastern Canadian Karting Championship, Coupe de Quebec, Northern Ontario Karting Championship, Western Canada Championship, and Canadian Karting Championships). Assembled using events from the last 12 months, we use a driverís best five Final finishes in order to determine their overall current point total. With each new month, results from the previous year are discarded to deliver the current ranking list.

Each series was initially weighted based on its prestige and history, the events and tracks at which it races, and of course the depth of talent, with a score of 10 being the highest attainable base ranking. For 2013, the Canadian National Championships was given a base ranking of 10, the WCC is given a base ranking of 9, while the ECKC, Coupe de Quebec, and NOKC were placed with an 8 score.

Added to the initial base ranking is the variable of field size, which helps confirm the importance, strength and competitiveness of the series. A percentage of one weighting point is added for the size of the field, with a full field of 34 cars or more providing one full point. Another full point or fraction of a point will be added based on the field strength of each event. The percentage of the top-25 ranked drivers in the race will also be factored into the final event ranking. The sum of these numbers becomes the overall ranking for any race.

Following a race, drivers receive points based on their finishing positions with 100 points earned for a win. Each subsequent position drops by one point with 99 points given to the second place driver and so on throughout the field. These points are then multiplied by the overall ranking to produce a driverís final point total from each event. Using a driverís best 5 races, we calculate each driverís overall score and subsequent ranking.
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