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AUTOEUROPEO WILL RUN A TEAM IN MINI KART WITH CRG
For the 2019 season, it is strengthened the partnership between CRG and the Piedmont team

The collaboration between Massimo Bosetto’s Autoeuropeo Motorsport and CRG, started this year with the participation to the national and international X30 trophies, will expand in 2019 including a program dedicated to the Mini.

The youth sector will be coordinated by Nicola Rosso, a very experienced technician in international karting and in the youth classes. The collaboration between Autoeuropeo and CRG will be very close on the Mini program from the technical point of view and the goal will be becoming a benchmark in this strategic class.

The program for the Mini category will include all the main WSK events and the Italian Championship, as well as the Iame X30 championships. The Autoeuropeo activity in the youth sector will also include the OK Junior, continuing the program in the X30 categories.

For further information on the Autoeuropeo Motorsport programs, you can contact the team at: autoeuropeomotorsport@gmail.com - 339 232 2506

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
December 22th, 2018

In the picture: from left, Massimo Bosetto and Nicola Rosso.

 

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CRG CONFIRMS ENZO TRULLI (OKJ) AND GABRIEL BORTOLETO (OK)
The CRG Racing Team announced two important drivers for the 2019 line-up and the race program for the next season.

CRG made official two new entries in its 2019 drivers’ line-up: Enzo Trulli was announced for the OK Junior class and Gabriel Bortoleto for the OK. Both drivers are confirmed from last year in the CRG Racing Team, underlining their will to continue the positive work done together.

Enzo Trulli, 14 years old, son of the former F1 driver Jarno, that follows him as coach on track, is about to start his 2nd season in OK Junior, after making a good impression with a constant growth in his first year in international karting. He achieved two victories in 2018 (the Margutti Trophy and the DKM in Lonato), but he mainly made a lot of experience to be used in his second year in OK Junior.

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The relationship between Gabriel Bortoleto and CRG is even more consolidated, if we think that the young Brazilian grew up in an external CRG team in 60 Mini and he’s been protagonist for two seasons in OK Junior with the Factory Racing Team. Many important results were achieved last year, as the 3rd place at the European Championship and the 3rd place at the World Championship. Already in the last two WSK races of the season, Gabriel started in the OK class being immediately fast. In 2019 he will make a complete program in OK in the FIA races, but also a program in the KZ2 category is not excluded, which will be decided after making some tests at the beginning of the season.

Trulli and Bortoleto join the confirmed Paolo De Conto in KZ, Pedro Hiltbrand (KZ and OK), the Luyet brothers in KZ2 and the French Théophile Naël in OKJ. In the next weeks, more drivers will be made official, after defining some contract details, but the goal is reducing the total number of drivers compared to the last season.

CRG announced also a restriction in the racing program, with the goal of making the racing team activity more functional to the company’s needs. The 2019 goal is concentrating on the FIA events (European and World Championships), whose role is promoting karting and they represent the most renowned technical contest, whilst our presence in secondary international events will be strongly reduced, as they penalize the activity in National Championships and don’t have an important return in technical terms and of image. On these issues, CRG has several times tried to bring the attention of operators and the international sporting authority to reduce the international races, but unfortunately there will be more than 25 races also in 2019. A reduction of races for the CRG Racing Team means also being able to provide a better assistance to our customers and partner teams committed in the National Championships and in the most important single-brand trophies in terms of sales.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
December 20th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) Enzo and Jarno Trulli; 2) Gabriel Bortoleto.

 

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TONY TESORO JOINS CRG NORDAM
The technician has taken on the role of "Race Team and Sales management"

CRG Nordam, the company that handles the American market for the CRG brand, has announced the new entry of Tony Tesoro to the companies structure starting in December.

As Track technician and an experienced manager, Tony has been working with CRG for 3 years, following many commercial activities and driver's, including the Tyler Maxson who raced this year in Europe and the USA. This agreement shows the importance of the American market for CRG.

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CRG Nordam's strategic activities and large investments shows the effort which is being made in order to have an increasingly qualified and efficient presence in this market. Tony Tesoro will take on the role of Team Manager of the CRG Nordam Racing Team and will be busy on track at all of the main SKUSA events, providing technical support all clients and satellite teams.

At the same time, he will deal with the commercial sector by developing both the dealer networks for the Racing sector and by promoting the CRG Rental Kart line. The experience and professionalism of Tony Tesoro represents a guarantee for CRG customers and the growth ambitions of the Italian brand in the USA.

To contact Tony Tesoro directly regarding the racing team or sales you can write to: tony@kartcrg-nodam.com

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

In the pictures: Tony Tesoro.

 

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CRG AND DE CONTO ON THE PODIUM OF KZ IN MACAU
Paolo De Conto secured the second place at the “Macau International Kart Grand Prix”, whiel Pedro Hiltbrand retired after an excellent start.

The closing event of the season took place at the Coloane Karting Track in Macau and CRG’s flag was again waved high in KZ with a podium claimed by Paolo De Conto, while Pedro Hiltbrand has also been a great protagonist, but was eventually hit by bad luck in the final.

Hiltbrand came to the fore at the “Macau International Kart Grand Prix” since qualifying, when he posted the quickest time, while De Conto was second of his group. The two CRG drivers have been the protagonists since the beginning and kept their momentum, as Hiltbrand claimed the victory in the first two heats, while De Conto was fourth and fifth. The third heat ended up with an early retirement for Hiltbrand and a good second place for De Conto instead.

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The two CRG drivers run a strong Prefinal, as De Conto secured the win (and the fastest lap of te race), leading an excellent Hiltbrand. Rain in the Final created some problems though: De Conto lost P1 at the start, but kept the second place for all the 20 laps of the race, while Hiltbrand slipped down the field and eventually had to retire eight laps into the race. Marco Ardigò won the race, while Paolo De Conto was second and Luca Corberi third.

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Complete results are available at https://racehero.io/events/2018-macau-international-kart-grand-prix/results

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
December 10th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) The KZ podium in Macau, with Paolo De Conto (on the left) second; 2) Paolo De Conto and Pedro Hiltbrand in Macau; 3) Pedro Hiltbrand.

 

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THE 24 HOURS OF ITALY 2019 PRESENTED
The event will take place in Adria on March 30th-31st and it will be broadcasted in live streaming. Over 40 teams are attended from all over the world.

CRG revealed its plans for the organization of the 24 Hours of Italy 2019, one of the most prestigious and awaited Endurance events in the international panorama, that will be run with CRG Centurion 390cc karts on the Adria track on March 30th-31st.

The great innovation of the 2019 edition will be the long live streaming, about 28 hours, that will broadcast images from the circuit with the comment of the official announcer, the results and the interviews of the drivers.

The broadcasting will start from Saturday’s Drivers Parade in the morning until Sunday’s prize-giving ceremony in the afternoon and will be available on CRG’s website and Facebook’s official page, so that each driver can share the live streaming on his social channels.

Such a worldwide visibility for the teams has never been reached before. After the 2018 great success, all the organization aspects have been confirmed for what concerns the race format and circuit. The karts employed will be the CRG Centurion 390cc, all brand new and handled by the CRG’s Racing Team.

Also the Adria circuit has been confirmed, considered the best location in the world for such a demanding race by all the team managers and drivers, both for the incredible lighting system, the latest generation track layout and the services offered, as the masonry boxes, hotel rooms above the pit lane (each team will have the possibility to book one room) and the race direction with over 20 cameras to keep the track under video control. The Adria raceway is one of the most prestigious tracks in international karting, hosting many WSK races and European Championships. The organization expects about 40 teams coming from all over the world, including Central and South America and China. In terms of sporting regulation, the strategies will be quite open and there will be 2 categories: Pro for the most competitive teams and the Silver Cup for amateur teams. The registrations will open on December 17th and will close when reaching the 40 available places. The entry fee will be of Euro 2.300 + VAT.
For further information you can contact our offices: +39.0309912604 – crg@kartcrg.com

Information

Date: 30th-31st March 2019
Circuit: Adria (Rovigo, Italy) – www.adriaraceway.com
Hotel: each team will have the possibility to book one room at the circuit (book at CRG)
Box: each box will be occupied by 2 teams, they are in masonry with sliding door, screen to follow the race, table and lounger
Race format: 1H of free practices in the morning, 10’ of qualifying practice and 24H race starting at 2.00 pm on Saturday
Extra free practice: 1H – Friday 29th from 6.00 to 7.00 pm
Live streaming: online on kartcrg.com and on the Facebook page (CRG Factory). The images will be broadcasted starting from Saturday’s Drivers Parade until Sunday’s podium for about 28 hours, with comments and updated results.
Team: from 4 to 8 drivers
Admitted licenses: national or international karting license, released by an ASN member of the FIA
Drivers without license: they can make the Italian ACI license at the track bringing a medical certificate. Drivers without medical certificate can book a medical check at the track.
Prize-giving: Top 3 of the Pro ranking and Top 3 of the Silver Cup
Entry fee: Euro 2.300,00 + VAT – form available online since December 17th on kartcrg.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
December 6th, 2018

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CRG DRIVERS AWARDED IN GENEVA FOR THEIR RESULTS IN THE CIK-FIA SEASON 2018
Jorrit Pex, Fabian Federer and Gabriel Bortoleto have been rewarded for their results in season 2018 at the prize ceremony of the FIA Karting Champions in Geneva.

Three CRG drivers have been celebrated for their results at the FIA Karting 2018 Ceremony in Geneva: Jorrit Pex, won the KZ European Championship, Fabian Federer came third in the KZ World and European Championship, while the young Gabriel Bortoleto was third in the OK-Junior World and European Championship.

In the presence of FIA President Jean Todt, FIA General Secretary for Motor Sport Peter Bayer, CIK-FIA President Felipe Massa, resigned Vice-President Kees van de Grint and Promoter James Geidel, the FIA Karting prize giving ceremony in Geneva honoured the protagonists of season 2018 and CRG drivers Jorrit Pex, Fabian Federer and Gabriel Bortoleto were among them, as they contributed to increase the prize list of the Italian outfit at the end of a positive season.

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Among the best results in International CIK-FIA races, Emilien Denner (Kalì-Kart) was third in the KZ2 European Championship, Pedro Hiltbrand was third in the OK European Championship, Callum Bradshaw was sixth in the OK World Championship, Paolo De Conto fifth in the KZ World Championship leading Jorrit Pex and fifth in the KZ European Championship, while Gaetano Di Mauro was fourth in the KZ2 International Super Cup.

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The top ten results obtained by CRG drivers during CIK-FIA season 2018 follow:

KZ World Championship
3. Fabian Federer (SRP Racing Team – CRG/TM Racing/LeCont)
5. Paolo De Conto (CRG SpA – CRG/TM Racing/LeCont)
6. Jorrit Pex (CRG Holland – CRG/TM Racing/LeCont)

International Super Cup KZ2
4. Gaetano Gomes Di Mauro (CRG SpA – CRG/TM Racing/LeCont)

OK World Championship
6. Callum Bradshaw (CRG SpA – CRG/TM Racing/Bridgestone)
9. Olin Galli (CRG SpA – CRG/Parilla/Bridgestone)

OK-Junior World Championship
3. Gabriel Bortoleto (CRG SpA – CRG/TM Racing/Vega)

KZ European Championship
1. Jorrit Pex (CRG Holland – CRG/TM Racing/LeCont)
3. Fabian Federer (SRP Racing Team – CRG/TM Racing/LeCont)
5. Paolo De Conto (CRG SpA – CRG/TM Racing/LeCont)
8. Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG SpA – CRG/TM Racing/LeCont)

KZ2 European Championship
3. Emilien Denner (CRG SpA – Kalì-Kart/TM Racing/LeCont)


OK European Championship
3. Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG SpA – CRG/TM Racing/Bridgestone)

OK-Junior European Championship
3. Gabriel Bortoleto (CRG SpA – CRG/TM Racing/Vega)

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
December 5th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) Gabriel Bortoleto rewarded by CIK-FIA President Felipe Massa for his third place in the OK-Junior World Championship; 2) KZ European Champion Jorrit Pex; 3) On the right, Fabian Federer, third at the KZ European Championship, with European Champion Patrik Hajek (in the middle) and Rick Dreezen, second (on the left). Ph. Sportinphoto and KSP

 

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CRG TRIUMPHANT AT THE CHAMPIONS CUP IN VENDRELL
CRG locked out the KZ2 podium in Spain with De Conto, Gil and Cunati. Hiltbrand fourth after a great comeback race. CRG victorious also in Junior with Pons and Senior with Carenini.

CRG triumphed at the 18th Karting Champions Cup in Vendrell, locking out the podium of KZ2 with Paolo De Conto, Carlos Gil and Simone Cunati, as Pedro Hiltbrand was fourth at the end of a spectacular comeback race.

Hiltbrand tried to be the ruler of KZ2 in Spain. He kicked off to a great start posting the quickest time in qualifying, leading De Conto, but the Spanish driver was relegated to P13 in Prefinal due to a contact with De Conto.

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In the Final, Cunati was among the protagonists taking an early lead, but De Conto came to the fore later on and claimed the win, while Gil was second and Cunati third. Hiltbrand put in an exceptional comeback race closing his effort in P4 and securing the fastest lap of the race. CRG colors monopolized the final classification as Miguel Molina was sixth, Miguel Novel seventh, Aleix Barrabeig ninth, Filippo Berto tenth, Alejandro Fleta 11th, Marc Lopez 12th, Alvaro Lleonart 13th and Toni Forne 14th.

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CRG’s successful exit to Vendrell was made more round by the victories scored in Junior and Senior. The victory of X30 Junior went to Lucas Pons, while his teammate Alejandro Melendez was second and Albany Del Valle Vivas fifth.

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CRG secured the win in X30 Senior with Danny Carenini (Autoeuropeo). Ayrton Fontecha joined him on the podium in P3, after posting the pole position time in qualifying. The other CRG drivers were also very strong: Umberto Altea was fourth, Javier Sagrera fifth and Arnaud Malizia eighth.

Francisco Jose Alvaro was fourth in Avelin and led Eric Gené, while Raul Domene was eighth.

Complete results are available at www.cronosystem.es

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
December 3rd, 2018

In the pictures: 1) KZ2 podium in Vendrell; 2) De Conto, Cunati and Gil; 3) From left, Berto, Finocchi (Modena Kart) and Cunati; 4) X30 Senior podium with Carenini (in the middle) and Fontecha (on the right).

 

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DENNER AND HAVERKORT VICE-CHAMPIONS OF WSK FINAL CUP
Emilien Denner (Kalì-Kart) secured the second place of the final classification of KZ2 at the WSK Final Cup in Adria, while Kas Haverkort (Zanardi) that of OK.

Emilien Denner and Kas Haverkort concluded positively the WSK Final Cup with the third and closing round held at the Adria Karting Raceway. It has been a tough race due to the rain, but Denner (Kalì-Kart) and Haverkort (Team Zanardi) managed to claim the second place of the overall classifications of KZ2 and OK, which is a rewarding end to a season that has seen them being very competitive throughout.

Emilien Denner has been fighting for the KZ2 title until the closer of Adria and eventually ended his WSK Final Cup campaign in P2. The French driver on Kalì-Kart completed a race spoiled by the rain in eighth position. The Swiss Jean Luyet managed to end on the KZ2 podium in this race for CRG, as he claimed P3 at the end of a good racing weekend. Marco Valenti secured a top-ten finish thanks to a great comeback race. The Spanish driver Marc Oriol Lopez Gutierrez was 14th in KZ2.

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Team Zanardi’s Kas Haverkort put in a strong result in OK, managing to recover well from qualifying (31st) and heats (16th). Haverkort kept his momentum in the Final and climbed up to P2, which earned him the final second place in the Championship.

A 3s time penalty in the OK-Junior Prefinal did not allow Alfio Spina to qualify for the Final. The Chinese Xizheng Huang, Paolo Gallo (Kalì-Kart) and Gregorio Bertocco had some problems in the Prefinal and could not qualify for the Final either.

The best of Team Gamoto’s drivers on CRG in Mini was the Ukrainian Oleksander Bondarev, who ended with a great P5 in the Final, while Manuel Scognamiglio was 15th. A penalty in Prefinal prevented Team Gamoto’s Dmitry Matveev from gaining access to the Final. The Russian driver had been among the quickest in the heats claiming two second places. Matveev ended the championship in 10th place, while Bondarev in 14th. The young Thai Enzo Tarnvanichku experienced some difficulties mainly due to a tough qualifying instead.

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Complete results are available at www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
November 26th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) KZ2 Championship: on the left Emilien Denner, with Renaudin in the middle and Davies on the right; 2) OK Championship: on the left Kas Haverkort, with Travisanutto in the middle and Anderruti on the left; 3) KZ2 Final: on the right Jean Luyet, with Renaudin in the middle and Davies on the left.
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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.
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