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CRG, VICTORY IN LAS VEGAS TO LOGAN
More than 500 drivers made it to the start of the spectacular XXII SuperNats in Las Vegas. Rob Logan (team Nash Motorsport) won Master Shifter. Paolo De Conto, who won three editions of this race, has been among the quickest in KZ but had to retire from the Final.

The 22nd edition of the SuperNats organized by Skusa had taken place in Las Vegas (Nevada) at the circuit of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. More than 500 drivers put on one of the most spectacular events of the season where CRG Nordam fielded 36 drivers.

CRG secured the pole position and the victory with team Nash Motorsport’s Rob Logan in Master Shifter, while Kyle Wick ended KZ and Pro Shifter by Honda in the Top Five.

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The winner of three editions (i.e. 2014, 2016 and 2017) Paolo De Conto has been particularly unlucky this time around, as he had to retire from the Final due to an incident following another incident that affected one of his qualifying heats. That was a pity as De Conto had secured the third time in qualifying, being only 0.020s off the pole position time. Benjamin Tornqvist also had to stop after posting the ninth time in qualifying, while alongside the fifth place of Kyle Wick in KZ, other highlights of the race for CRG were the eighth place obtained by Matt Jaskol and the 11th of Brian Keck.

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Pedro Hiltbrand competed in Pro Shifter but, unfortunately, he had to retire. The Spanish driver of CRG had better luck in X30 Senior, where he came eighth leading team mate Olin Galli, while Brenden Baker was 12th. Callum Bradshaw could not qualify for the X30 Senior Final due to several issues, but last year he managed to claim a podium finish.

Kas Haverkort was tenth in X30 Junior, while Tyler Maxson and Aiden O’Neill could not qualify for the Final.

Complete results are available at www.superkartsusa.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
November 19th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) Rob Logan, KZ; 2) Kyle Wick, KZ; 3) Paolo De Conto, KZ.
Credit Photo: On Track Promotion

 

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DENNER ON THE PODIUM OF WSK FINAL CUP IN CASTELLETTO
Denner (Kalì-Kart) ended second in KZ2 after fighting for the victory. Valenti run also a strong race ending fifth in KZ2. Bortoleto run a good race in OK claiming P8, while Haverkort was hit by bad luck and forced to retire from the Final.

The second race of WSK Final Cup in Castelletto di Branduzzo has seen Emilien Denner (Kalì-Kart) as the absolute protagonist in KZ2, fighting for the victory in the final stages. Gabriel Bortoleto’s performance has also been good on CRG-TM: he continued to build experience in OK, as Paolo Gallo and Alfio Spina in OK-Junior.

Emilien Denner has been excellent in KZ2. He got the lead of the Final at lap two and fended off the European Champion Adrien Renaudin, who lost some positions early on.

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The final overtaking of Renaudin and a contact with Denner reminded of De Conto’s with Celenta in Lonato, which cost the Italian of CRG the victory in the KZ European Championship. In that occasion De Conto was handed a quite debated penalty, while Renaudin’s action in Castelletto was deemed regular, or at least within the limits of the regulations. Two different interpretations of a virtually identical move. Denner eventually claimed a deserved second place in Castelletto at the end of a good comeback race following a difficult qualifying. A good result for CRG in KZ2 was also obtained by Marco Valenti, who secured a great P5 leading the Swiss Cyril Ratl, both on CRG-TM. Marco Lopez Guitierrez Oriol was 12th (Zanardi). Denner is second in the classification after two rounds and is only 3 points short of Renauldin.

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Gabriel Bortoleto is building further experience in OK and turned out to be one of the main protagonists of the weekend also in this occasion. He posted in fact the third quickest time in qualifying, but the Brazilian was handed a 3s time penalty in the Final that relegated him to P8. His performance has been nevertheless positive as was the fourth place obtained in the WSK Final opener in Lonato. Kas Haverkort (Zanardi) has been quite unlucky instead. He was third after the heats and second in Prefinal-A, but a technical problem forced him to retire from the Final early on. Javier Sagrera could not qualify for the final due to a penalty received in Prefinal-B. Haverkort is currently third in the classification (102 points), 39 points short of the leader Travisanutto, while Bortoleto is sixth (46).

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Paolo Gallo has been very combative on Kalì-Kart in OK-Junior. He secured a good P11 in the Final. Alfio Spina was 21st at the end of a positive weekend, while Lucas Pons was 25th due to a time penalty. Enzo Riccardo Scionti could not qualify for the Final due to the retirement on lap one of Prefinal-B.

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Team Gamoto’s Dmitry Matveev was the best on CRG in 60 Mini and ended fifth, while Manuel Scognamiglio was 15th.

The third and closing round of WSK Final Cup will take place on November 25th in Adria.

Complete results are available at www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
November 11th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) Emilien Denner, to the left, on the podium in KZ2; 2) Emilien Denner, KZ2; 3) Marco Valenti, KZ2, e Gabriel Bortoleto, OK; 3) Kas Haverkort, OK; 4) Alfio Spina, OKJ.
Ph. Cunaphoto

 

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SAMUEL LUYET JOINS HIS BROTHER JEAN IN THE CRG OFFICIAL TEAM
Both Luyet brothers will be racing in the KZ2 class in the most important CIK-FIA international races

The CRG Racing Team is pleased to announce the collaboration agreement with Samuel Luyet for the 2019 karting season. The young Swiss driver, born in Savièse in January 2002, will join his brother Jean, who was already in CRG in the KZ2 class this year and who also confirmed for 2019.

Samuel started in karting in the Mini class in 2010 and he grew up in the Rotax and Rok onebrand championships, where he also achieved important results, as the 3rd place and the pole position at the Rok International Finals in the Shifter class in October. In 2018 he also took part to the KZ2 World Cup in Genk and for 2019 his plans include a complete programme in the CIK-FIA races, with the participation to the European Championship and the World Cup. Besides these races, we are also considering the participation to some WSK and DKM races, in order to prepare in the best way and get acquainted with the CRG racing team working methods.

CRG SpA
Press Office
November 8th, 2018

In the picture: Samuel Luyet.

 

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CRG NORDAM IN LAS VEGAS WITH 36 DRIVERS
Everything is ready for the XXII SuperNats that will take place in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino from November 14th to 18th

Over 500 drivers coming from the 5 continents will challenge in one of the most prestigious events of the season on the weekend of November 18th: the XXII SuperNats organized by the SKUSA on the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino circuit.

6 classes will fight on the track, from the Mini to the KZ and CRG Nordam just made official one the most competitive and numerous drivers’ line-up, able to yearn for a good result in all the categories. Many leading figures will be competing with the CRG colours, especially from the US, as Tyler Maxson in the TAG Junior, Brendan Baker in the TAG Senior and Rod Clinard in the Shifter Mast.

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A total of 36 drivers will be managed by CRG Nordam, that will also count on the experience of the Factory Racing Team’s drivers coming from Europe: Paolo De Conto will be among the KZ protagonists, Pedro Hiltbrand and Callum Bradshaw will be racing in the TAG Senior and Kas Haverkort (coming from the Zanardi team) will race in the TAG Junior.

A part of the European drivers’ job will be to provide all the technical information gained in the CIK-FIA races, a task that will be carried out by the CRG Racing Team technicians as well, that will flank CRG Nordam in this important event. Among the protagonists, there will be also many CRG partners, as the prestigious Piquet Sports, the Visalia Team and the Ron White Racing.

The event will start on Wednesday 14 November with the first free practices and then qualifying practice and heats will follow. The finals will take place on Sunday and they will be broadcasted on the Skusa.tv website.

The CRG Nordam media staff will be active with many updates from the track and backstage of the paddock on its social channels, Instagram and Facebook, moreover many interviews and focuses will be available on the SKUSA official website (https://www.superkartsusa.com), where you can also download the App to follow the races in live timing.

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CRG Nordam - Official drivers Line Up

TAG SENIOR: #360 Kayden Gray, #335 Brenden Baker, #323 Callum Bradshaw, #306 Pedro Hiltbrand, #340 Olin Galli, #346 Santiago Chiarello, #345 Sebastian Martinez Duran
TAG MASTERS: #509 Pedro Cabrera, #589 Fernando Arredondo, #545 Miguel Perez, #531 Cristian Morano Ters, #536 Nicolas Estrada, #507 Eduardo Dieter, #519 Carlos Martich
TAG JUNIOR: #767 Tyler Maxson, #719 Kas Haverkort, #718 Aiden O’Neil
SHIFTER MAST: #410 Patrick O’Neil, #03 Rod Clinard, #428 Juan David Gomez
PRO SHIFTER: #122 Max Hewitt, #110 Mark Snyder, #119 Ryan Lankenau, #102 Pedro Hiltbrand, #2 Kyle Wick, #181 Brian Keck, #155
Matt Jaskol
MINI: #133 Felipe Bernasconi
KZ: #76 Pierce Baldas, #9 Kyle Wick, #4 Paolo De Conto, #71 Ron White, #22 Max Hewitt, #8 Benjamin Tornqvist, #57 Matt Jaskol, #81 Brian Keck

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
November 7th, 2018

Credit Photo: On Track Promotion (Tyler Maxon - Brenden Baker - Rod Clinard)

 

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THE INDUSTRIES TROPHY INFLUENCED BY THE RAIN
The conditions of the track were almost impossible during Heats and Finals, but the CRG drivers achieved many positive placements, despite several highs and lows.

The 47th edition of the Industries Trophy, held in Lonato on October 28th, will be remembered as one of the wettest races of the season. The rain influenced both Saturday, dedicated to the heats, and Sunday during the finals.

The CRG drivers stood out in all the 4 categories, despite the difficult track conditions. In 60 Mini the drivers of the Gamoto Team played the leading role, especially with the Russian Dmitry Matveev in 4th place, whilst Mark Dubnitski and Enzo Tarnvanichkul ended in 9th and 13th place.

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In OKJ Alfio Spina was forced to retire in the last heat for a problem to the spark plug, so he raced the repechage, but then in the final he made an extraordinary race regaining 16 positions until finishing in 15th place (18th in the end for a penalty, right after his team mate Ho Zong).

In KZ2, once again Benjamin Tornqvist proved to be one of the top drivers, ending in 4th place in a race full of contacts and 24 penalties given by the Stewards. Also Emilien Denner (Kalì Kart) was given a penalty and ended only in 24th place, after being always among the fastest ones in all the free practices in dry conditions.

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In the end, a beautiful podium was achieved by Danny Carenini in the X30, 2nd place with the Autoeuropa team.

Complete results are available at www.trofeodelleindustrie.it and www.southgardakarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
October 29th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) Benjamin Tornqvist, KZ2; 2) Alfio Spina, OK-Junior; 3) Dmitry Matveev, 60 Mini. Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG WILL ATTEND THE 18TH COPA DE CAMPEONES
The factory Racing Team will be one of the protagonists of the historic race on the Spanish circuit of El Vendrell

The 18th edition of the Copa de Campeones will take place from November 29th to December 2nd on the El Vendrell circuit in Spain, a few kilometres from Barcelona, and the CRG official Racing Team will be one of the protagonists.

The drivers line up is getting defined in these days and it will probably include Paolo De Conto in KZ2 (present in several editions and 2nd in 2016). But CRG’s presence in this important and historic meeting for the Spanish and international karting will be also an occasion to give direct support to all the customers and CRG teams, besides delivering the technical equipment in view of the 2019 season.

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The admitted categories will be Alevin, Cadete, Junior X30, Senior X30 and KZ2. The registrations opened on October 15th on the organization website www.kartingvendrell.com with 34 places available in each category.

For further information on the event and the services provided by the CRG Racing Team you can contact CRG’s customer service writing to: crg@kartcrg.com

Press Office
CRG SpA
www.kartcrg.com
October 25th, 2018

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In the pictures: 1) CRG kart racing; 2) Copa De Campeones El Vendrell; 3) Pedro Hiltbrand supporter of the Copa De Campeones.

 

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THÉOPHILE NAËL WITH CRG FOR THE 2019 SEASON
The young French driver, born in 2007, will race in the OK Junior class making a program that will include all the most important international races.

The CRG Racing Team is pleased to announce the collaboration agreement for the 2019 season with the young French driver Théophile Naël, that will be committed in the OK Junior category in a full program including all the CIK-FIA races (European and World Championships), the WSK events and most prestigious trophies, starting from Lonato’s Winter Cup.

Théophile was born in Saint-Etienne in June 2007 and he started racing when he was 7 years old. From the sporting point of view, he grew up in the Rotax youth classes where he won the National Series in France in the Minime category in 2017 and the National title in Cadet this year, besides qualifying all the times for the Grand Finals in his category.

It’s a driver with a high potential, both for the talent that he already shown and for the professionalism that his family and staff are putting for his training in karting, a preparatory phase before landing in car racing.

In this perspective, the agreement with the CRG official Racing Team assures Théophile the support of one of the most professional and winning structures in the world, in the year of his debut in OK Junior. In order to face the high number of races and tests, the young French driver will attend an institute for athletes. His working schedule with the team will start with winter tests, whilst the first race will be in February with the Winter Cup in Lonato.

Press Office
CRG SpA
www.kartcrg.com
October 22nd, 2018

In the picture: Théophile Naël.

 

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WSK FINAL CUP, HAVERKORT AND BORTOLETO SHINING IN OK
Kas Haverkort, on Zanardi, claimed the second place of OK in the WSK Final Cup held at South Garda Karting in Lonato. Gabriel Bortoleto on CRG also run a great race and ended his maiden OK race in P4.

The first weekend of WSK Final Cup in Lonato has seen CRG colors putting in a good performance, especially in OK where Kas Haverkort claimed a podium on Zanardi and Gabriel Bortoleto completed an excellent performance on CRG-TM, despite being at the debut in the category after the great results he obtained in OK-Junior.

In the first of the three rounds of WSK Final Cup, the Dutch driver Kas Haverkort claimed a great result ending the OK Final in second place after winning Prefinal-B. The Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto has also been shining securing the fourth place in his maiden race in this category. The Spanish driver Javier Sagrera on CRG was 15th in OK.

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A good performance in KZ2 has also been put in by Emilien Denner on Kalì-Kart. He was fifth at the end of a good and hard-fought final, in which the Swiss Jean Luyet came also to the fore taking P7. Andrea Dalè, Marco Valenti and the Swiss Cyril Ratl unfortunately had to retire from the race.

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A multiple incident on lap two of the OK-Junior Final has put off 12 drivers, among these also Paolo Gallo (Kalì-Kart), who had run a good qualifying and came fourth in Prefinal-B. Enzo Trulli could also not take part in the Final as he injured his ribs after being 11th in Prefinal-A. Luca Pons, Christian Ho, Enzo Scionti and Alfio Andrea Spina did not take part in the Final, the latter following an incident on lap one of Prefinal-A.

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Manuel Scognamiglio of Team Gamoto was 22nd in the 60 Mini’s Final. The young driver from Thailand Enzo Tarnvanichku had some technical issues at the start of the Final and could not start.

The next two rounds of WSK Final Cup are scheduled for November 11th in Castelletto and November 25th in Adria.

Complete results are available at www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
October 21st, 2018

In the pictures: 1) Kas Haverkort, OK; 2) Kas Haverkort, OK; 3) Gabriel Bortoleto, OK; 4) Emilien Denner, KZ2. Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG AT THE WSK FINAL CUP
The Series that closes the season will take place on 3 rounds: Lonato this weekend, Castelletto on November 11th and Adria on November 25th. The Factory Racing Team will line up a selection of drivers, including Bortoleto debuting in OK in view of the 2019 season.

The long International Karting season is coming close to the end and, after the CIK-FIA World Championships in September, the 1st Round of the WSK Final Cup will take place in Lonato this weekend, a series on 3 rounds for the MINI, OKJ, OK and KZ2 classes. The 2nd Round will be in Castelletto on November 11th and the last one in Adria on November 25th.

For the CRG Racing Team these races represent the opportunity to make an important technical work in view of the next season, but also to define the drivers line up. In this regard, a preview for the next year is Gabriel Bortoleto’s debut in OK, same category as Kas Haverkort racing with the Zanardi brand.

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CRG will also work hard in the OKJ class, where there will be 5 official drivers: Trulli, Spina, Ho, Scionti and Gallo. In KZ2 the following drivers will take the field: Denner (Kalì Kart), Valenti and Luyet, besides Dalé (Nuova 3M) and Ratl (KC Oerlikon). The line up for the WSK Final Cup does not include De Conto, Hiltbrand and Bradhshaw that will be committed in the Las Vegas race in November.

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The schedule of all the races of WSK envisages qualifying practice and the first heats on Friday, qualifying heats on Saturday, prefinals and finals on Sunday in live streaming on www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
October 19th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) Gabriel Bortoleto, OK; 2) Alfio Andrea Spina, OK-Junior; 3) Emilien Denner, KZ2.

 

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DE CONTO, HILTBRAND AND BRADSHAW IN CRG’S SUPER TEAM IN LAS VEGAS
The deadline is getting closer (October 29th) for registering to the race, and the CRG Nordam’s management is completing the drivers line up in all the classes for the most spectacular event of International Karting: the XXII Supernats from November 14th to 18th.

The 22nd edition of the SuperNationals in las Vegas, the most glamour and spectacular karting event organized by SKUSA (USA’s Karting Federation), will take place from the 14th to the 18th of November on the circuit built in front of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. It is a prestigious location, that summons over 300 drivers coming from all over the world every year.

The track is amazing both for the technique and for the unique frame of spectators in the heart of Las Vegas’ resorts and casinos. CRG Nordam with its Racing Team is one of the most important teams and it will have one of the most competitive drivers line up, including the winner of the last 2 editions Paolo De Conto in the KZ class, besides Pedro Hiltbrand (racing in the Senior and Pro-Shifter categories) and Callum Bradshaw (Senior).

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CRG Nordam arranged a customized service for the drivers who whish to take part to the race (in every category) and in the next weeks the line up will be completed with the last places available, for a total of over 30 drivers present in all the classes.

The assistance that CRG will provide for the event is “full service”, including chassis, engines, technical support and all the linked services, but also customized programs for the drivers’ specific needs, such as the sole tent place under the CRG staff supervision or just the rental of technical equipment (chassis and engines).

The entries close on October 29th, but many categories are already almost sold out, so these are the last days to plan a participation in this spectacular event. For further information on CRG Nordam’s services and programs, please write an email to racing@kartcrg-nordam.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
October 18th, 2018

 
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