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CRG PROTAGONIST AT THE WSK CHAMPIONS CUP
Camponeschi is all set to get the first victory of the season in KZ2 on CRG-Tm, the two Pex brothers alike. Great debut for Hauger in OK, Henrion and Mallet shining in OK Junior.

CRG works team put in several amazing performances in a very cold season opener held at the Adria Karting Raceway. The first round of the WSK Champions Cup 2017, has seen F1 rising star Max Verstappen paying a visit to his former team CRG, the squad that made him win a World Championship and two European Championships in the past.

In Adria, CRG obtained two pole positions with Flavio Camponeschi – at the debut on TM engine in KZ2, and with the Norwegian rookie of OK Dennis Hauger, while another rookie, the French Evann Mallet was second quickest in OK-Junior’s qualifying. Saturday’s heats confirmed then the competitiveness of CRG’s material ahead of the final stages scheduled for Sunday.

After the string of victories scored last year, CRG showed a great potential in this season opener, which is an indication of the good constancy of results for the Italian outfit that is once again among the absolute protagonists of international karting.

CAMPONESCHI READY TO WIN IN KZ2

Flavio Camponeschi has great chances to hit the big target in Adria, as he went quickest in KZ2’s qualifying before keeping his momentum claiming a victory and two second places in the three heats run on Saturday. “We are certainly very competitive and have what it takes to win – admitted Camponeschi at the end of the heats – but we have to wait and see how the final stages will unfold on Sunday. I am really happy on how we started our season. I now use a new engine brand, TM, and I still have to understand its full potential. I feel we are heading in the right direction, all seems to click. We will have to check were we stand when we get to the international season though. Such a cold weather does not help us, but I am positive for this season.”

Camponeschi is currently second in the standings. He follows Iglesias, but the two Pex brothers, Jorrit and Stan, respectively fourth and ninth, showed a good competitiveness in the heats ending behind Camponeschi in third and fourth place. Alessandro Giardelli also had a good debut in KZ2 and secured P13 after heats, while Taymour Kermanshahchi is currently 15th.

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GREAT DEBUTS IN OK

Dennis Hauger made a great debut in OK on CRG-Parilla. The Norwegian is at the first race in the higher category after competing in OK Junior last year. He secured a spectacular pole position on Friday and put in very good performances in the heats held on Friday and Saturday, when he took two fourth places and a sixth that placed him in P7 behind Basz, Hiltbrand, Taoufik, De Pauw, Milell and Vidales. The Finnish driver of CRG William Alatalo is currently 20th, Michael Rosina 32nd and Matteo Nannini 37th.

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HENRION AND MALLET SHINING IN OK-JUNIOR

The competitiveness level of CRG drivers in OK-Junior has also been very high. The French Gillian Henrion claimed a good P3 at the end of the heats securing a victory, two second places and a fourth. Henrion follows Civico and Morozov in the provisional standings. Among CRG drivers, a great performance was put in by the other French Evann Mallet, who is already up there taking victories despite coming from 60 Mini. After the second place in qualifying, Mallet claimed three wins in the heats, and would have most probably taken the fourth had he not been slowed down by two contacts. The German Marius Zug of RL-Competition took a good P9 instead. The Spanish driver José Gomez is 11th, the Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto 19th, the other Spanish Javier Sagrera of M2 Racing Karts is 20th, while the German David Trefilovs of RL-Competition is 21st.

The smallest of the categories on track, i.e. 60 Mini, is packed with more than 100 drivers on track and will therefore complete heats on Sunday morning. Prefinals and Finals will then follow for all categories.

THE PROGRAMME OF ADRIA
WSK Champions Cup, 26-29.01.2017

Sunday 29 January 2017: Heats from local 10,20. Prefinals from 11.10. Finals from 14.00.

All results and Live TV feed are available at www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
28 January 2017

In the pictures: 1) Flavio Camponeschi with Jorrit and Stan Pex, KZ2; 2) Dennis Hauger, OK, 3) Evann Mallet and Gillian Henrion, OK-Junior. Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG KICKING OFF ITS SEASON AT THE WSK CHAMPIONS CUP
The Circuit Adria Karting Raceway will stage the first round of the WSK Champions Cup next 26-29 January 2017. CRG is all set to get on track with a strong squad in all the categories.

CRG is ready for the first challenge of the season in Adria’s opener of the WSK Champions Cup, a particularly interesting test-bench due to the high number of entered drivers: 250 racers from 33 different countries.

CRG will get to the Adria Karting Raceway with most of its new 2017 works team in the highest categories and in 60 Mini, thanks to private teams linked to the Italian outfit.

CAMPONESCHI IN KZ2 ON CRG-TM

CRG will field Flavio Camponeschi in KZ2 since the beginning of the season. This year the Italian driver will use works TM engines. Considering the great potential of Camponeschi, who has been two times European Champion in KZ (2015) and KF2 (2008) and KF1 World Champion (2012), this is definitely a debut to keep an eye on.

Pex brothers will be back on chassis powered by TM, the same engines that allowed Jorrit Pex to win the KZ World Championship in 2015. Alongside Jorrit, his younger brother Stan Pex is now ready to shine among the top players of the category.

A youngster with great potential like Alessandro Giardelli is awaited to his debut in KZ2 in his first experience with shifter karts, as is Taymour Kermanshahchi.

Among CRG private drivers, the strong German Alexander Schmitz will debut with CRG Holland alongside the Swede Andreas Johansson, while Team CRG Keijzer Racing will line up David Beckmann.

HAUGER IN OK

Dennis Hauger will make his debut in OK following a splendid racing career with CRG in OK-Junior last year and previously in 60 Mini with Team CRG Gamoto. The WSK Champions Cup is going to be an important debut for the young Norwegian who is about to start of a demanding season. Matteo Nannini is at his second year with CRG and will certainly benefit from the precious advice from his uncle, former F1 driver Alessandro Nannini, in his debut in OK. CRG squad for OK will also comprise the Finnish driver William Alatalo and the private driver Michael Rosina, both on CRG-Parilla.

THE YOUNG TALENTS OF OK-JUNIOR

CRG will continue to keep a careful eye on OK-Junior, with the objective of breeding the new generation of talents of international karting. Several drivers are ready to get on track in Adria among the fields of CRG and some more will join later on in the season. CRG’s lot for the WSK Champions Cup includes the Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto, the French drivers Evann Mallet and Gillian Henrion, Malaysia’s Nik Zamir Zakwan and the Spaniards Ayrton Fontecha and José Antonio Gomez, all on CRG-Parilla.

Among CRG’s private drivers, the Spanish Javier Sagrera will wear M2 Racing Karts’ colors, the German David Trefilovs, the Dutch Dilano Van T Hoff and Leonardo Bizzotto those of Morsicani Racing, while RL-Competition will line up Marius Zug, Team SRP Racing Cherine Broer, CRG Keijzer Racing Kas Haverkort and CRG Holland Linus Janssen.

INCREASING FIGURES IN 60 MINI

CRG is increasing its presence also in the smallest of the WSK categories, 60 Mini, that is recording an increased participation in Adria with 106 entered drivers. CRG has scored countless victories with its satellite teams in this category. Gamoto Racing, always been on top of the category, will field the highest number of drivers. Luca Giardelli, Alfio Spina, the Australian Marcos Flack, the Malaysian Adam Putera, the Americans Akshay and Nikhil Bohra, the Asians Christian Ho and Aidan Quek and the Dutch Laurens Van Hoepen will in fact defend CRG Gamoto’s colors in Adria.

CRG’s brand in 60 Mini is also going to be well represented by several other important teams. Morsicani Racing will line up the American Enzo Riccardo Scionti, EGP Racing Team the Belgians Yani Stevenheydens and Ean Eyckmans, CRG Holland the Dutch Justin Polman, DCK Racing the Belgian Lorens Lecertua, M2 Racing Karts Lucas Pons, RL-Competition Lilly Zug, Ciesse Racing Filippo Croccolino and TB Kart the Poles Kacper Sztuka and Tymoteusz Kucharczyk.

THE PROGRAMME (CET)
WSK Champions Cup, 26-29.01.2017

Thursday 26 January 2017: Free practice
Friday 27 January 2017: Qualifying from 13.40. Heats from 15.40.
Saturday 28 January 2017: Heats from 10.20.
Sunday 29 January 2017: Heats from 10,20. Prefinals from 11.10. Finals from 14.00.

All results and Live TV feed will be available at www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
26 January 2017

In the picture: Flavio Camponeschi, KZ, Genk 2016. Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG, 2017 RACING TEAM UNVEILED
CRG works team for season 2017 is ready to get on track. Some important confirmations and a lot of young promising drivers.

CRG introduces its drivers lineup for 2017, which includes some confirmations as well as new entries, with a special eye to young drivers and new talents to make shine on the international karting scene.

Following the spectacular 2016 season that earned CRG the KZ and OK titles at the CIK FIA World Championship, the victory of the International Super Cup KZ2, those at the European KZ2 and OK Championships, and that saw the Italian outfit dominating DKM in all categories, CRG is now ready to contest a very high level season alongside its technical partners TM Racing and Iame.

KZ’S BRIGHT STARS

The new World Champion Paolo De Conto, Simo Puhakka and Flavio Camponeschi have been confirmed among the CRG lot of KZ. These three drivers are motivated to get once again on top of the most prestigious category where CRG has been shining and built a stunning prize list over the years. After getting close to the title in 2015 and winning it in 2016, Paolo De Conto is all set to run another strong season, as are Simo Puhakka and Flavio Camponeschi that will be aiming to the big target in the most prestigious shifter category.
The works team will also comprise the two Pex brothers Jorrit (2015 KZ World Champion and 2016 DKM World Champion) and the more and more competitive Stan, who will be fielded by CRG Holland.

AN ATTACK SQUAD IN KZ2

CRG colors will be defended by the recent winner of the Champions Cup in Vendrell Mirko Torsellini and by Enrico Prosperi, both at their official comeback to the Italian outfit in KZ2. Alongside them, Alessandro Giardelli comes from Junior to make his debut in the shifter category as will do Taymour Kermanshahchi who comes from OK.

WHAT A TEAM IN OK!

Category OK will see some strong drivers making their debut with CRG. Last year’s winner of Junior DKM and protagonist of the international season Dennis Hauger will contest season 2017 alongside some other interesting youngsters coming from CRG’s breeding ground like Kilian Meyer and Matteo Nannini. Janker Hannes, who was fifth last year at the World Championship in Bahrain, has been confirmed in OK, while another protagonist in Bahrain Davide Lombardo will debut with CRG, as William Alatalo who comes from Junior. The recent CIK-FIA Academy Trophy Champion Callum Bradshaw who has been one of the main protagonists of the international Junior last year and of X30, category in which he has won the MSA Kartmasters British Grand Prix, has also joined CRG’s team.

GREAT DEBUTS IN OK JUNIOR

A lot of promising talents will debut in OK Junior aiming for a direct confrontation with the best drivers of one of the most lively and tight categories on the karting scene in 2017. CRG will field the young French champion Gillian Henrion and the young Spanish champion Ayrton Fontecha, Gabriel Bortoleto and Donar Nils Munding, alongside the two promising drivers coming from CRG Gamoto, the Spanish driver José Antonio Gomez and the French Evann Mallet. Nik Zamir Zakwan will also be at the start of the new season.

CRG’s squad for 2017 announces to be full of very strong drivers with pretty good chances to shine, as will have the strongest drivers of CRG private teams, like the two times KZ2 European Champion Fabian Federer. Some other drivers might join the team during the season, including some internationally recognized surprise.

CRG RACING TEAM 2017

OK-JUNIOR
GABRIEL BORTOLETO (BRA)
AYRTON FONTECHA (ESP)
JOSÈ ANTONIO GOMEZ (ESP)
GILLIAN HENRION (FRA)
EVANN MALLET (FRA)
DONAR NILS MUNDING (DEU)
NIK ZAMIR ZAKWAN (MYS)

OK
WILLIAM ALATALO (FIN)
CALLUM BRADSHAW (GBR)
DENNIS HAUGER (NOR)
HANNES JANKER (DEU)
DAVIDE LOMBARDO (ITA)
KILIAN MEYER (ESP)
MATTEO NANNINI (ITA)

KZ2
ALESSANDRO GIARDELLI (ITA)
TAYMOUR KERMANSHAHCHI (ARE)
ENRICO PROSPERI (ESP)
MIRKO TORSELLINI (ITA)

KZ
FLAVIO CAMPONESCHI (ITA)
PAOLO DE CONTO (ITA)
SIMO PUHAKKA (FIN)
JORRIT PEX (NLD)
STAN PEX (NLD)

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
24 January 2017

In the picture: The two recent World Champions of CRG in KZ, Paolo De Conto (CIK-FIA 2016 Champion) and Jorrit Pex (CIK-FIA 2015 Champion).

 

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AYRTON FONTECHA MARTINEZ IN OK-JUNIOR WITH CRG
The young Spanish driver will take part in WSK and CIK-FIA races in collaboration with Carlos Gil’s Sportkart.

CRG team strenghtened its OK-Junior lineup for 2017 with the new entry Ayrton Fontecha Martinez, as the young Spanish driver joined CRG factory team.

Ayrton will contest the new season in collaboration with Sportkart led by Carlos Gil and will take part in WSK and CIK-FIA races.

The Spanish driver has been recently shining in Spain in Junior X30. He built his karting experience in categories 60 Mini, Cadet and Avelin.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
13 January 2017

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In the pictures: 1) Ayrton Fontecha Martinez and Carlos Gil; 2) Ayrton Fontecha Martinez.

 

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CRG WORLD CHAMPIONS 2016
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

 

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CRG, THE CHAMPIONS FACTORY OF 2016 DESCRIBED BY GIANCARLO TININI
Giancarlo Tinini, CRG President, comments on the excellent season that scored new highs in 2016. The Italian outfit’s prize list reached 39 World titles, 45 European titles and 65 International victories.

CRG has always been regarded as the “Champions Factory” and in 2016 the Italian outfit lived up to its expectations. CRG completed in fact a highly successful year, with several international wins and the victory of the KZ and OK World Championships, that of the International KZ2 Super Cup and of the two European Championships KZ2 and OK.

This is not the first time that CRG puts in a string of great results in a single season, it happened back in 2013 when Max Verstappen was crowned KZ World Champion, European KZ and KF Champion, and when Danilo Rossi who won two World Championships and the World Cup in 1992, but this is the first time that these International titles have been won by different CRG drivers. On top of this, CRG has also been shining in all the four categories of the German DKM 2016 Championship.

In one word, this has been an exceptional season that made CRG prize list reach level 39 World Championships and World Cups and 45 European titles. In 2016, their contribution to the CIK-FIA tally was given by Paolo De Conto, who was crowned KZ World Champion on CRG-Tm, by the new OK World Champion Pedro Hiltbrand on CRG-Parilla, who also won the KZ2 International Super Cup on CRG-Maxter and the OK European Championship on CRG-Parilla, and finally by Fabian Federer who secured the title of new KZ2 European Champion on CRG-Modena.

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To date, CRG totaled 65 victories in International races and season 2016 has welcomed all the victories of Jorrit Pex in KZ2 DKM, Max Tubben in KZ2 Cup, Paavo Tonteri in OK and Dennis Hauger in OK-Junior. Pedro Hiltbrtand won the Spanish Championship in KZ2, Giacomo Pollini won the Andrea Margutti Trophy of KZ2, Paolo De Conto the KZ2 Supernationals in Las Vegas and the Race of Stars in Australia, while the new entry Mirko Torsellini won the recent Champions Cup of in Vendrell.

Giancarlo Tinini, CRG S.p.A. President – company founder and great director of all the deeds of the Italian outfit, talks about his view on season 2016.

GIANCARLO TININI’S OPINION

“This has been a great season – commented Giancarlo Tinini – and repeating such string of victories is going to be difficult, but we will always have a go at it. The value of the most deserving drivers came out in the end, and also all the other racers that did not manage to win displayed all their competitiveness anyway. We enjoyed a strong commitment from everybody, starting with drivers, mechanics, technicians and all staff: this has certainly contributed to the success of the whole Team.”

- Among CRG recent victories, season 2016 reminds slightly of 2013, but back then, only one driver – Max Verstappen – won in several categories, while a higher number of CRG drivers came to the fore this time around.

“Correct. This year we dominated with several drivers. But if we go through the final classifications, we have always had our drivers high up in the rankings, which means that the whole package, technicians and drivers, worked like a charm.”

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- Alongside the shifter category in which CRG has been victorious for several years now, this season has been quite successful also in the direct drive categories OK and OK-Junior.

“Things went very well also in OK and OK-Junior. At the beginning of the year we made the technical choice of employing Iame engines, and this helped a lot, as did the agreement with TM Racing Engines in KZ1. These are important partnerships that are needed to get the victory. I would say, that our strategy on technical partnerships worked perfectly alongside the driving skills of our drivers.”

- OK and OK-Junior have been quite successful on the international scene in their debut year, but the heirs of KF and KF-Junior did not produce the numbers exhibited by national championships yet.

“Only some confidence is needed, I believe that this product is destined to cause some headaches to the single make categories. The new OK and OK-Junior categories are a good product, they are not complicated and did not give any problems even with engines start – a point I admit I was a bit skeptical on – as a little push is enough to fire up the kart. This has been a nice surprise to me, as the lack of a starter did not create any problems. OK has a stunning engine, it produces a great push, therefore I believe this is the product destined to replace the old 100cc. ”

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- Presence in OK and OK-Junior have been limited to works teams only in this season, as were the old KF categories...

“I believe that, should one ASN start to use these karts, they will not dislike them. After this first year, I am sure that figures will increase in 2017. When we do not get complaints from clients it means that drivers enjoy the product. The two new categories are completely different from the previous KF, they have better performances and are a lot easier. I believe this is the right path to bring an higher number of drivers on track.”

- What are CRG expectations for 2017?

“Our company is always scoring positive results. Alongside the Racing department which is a priority, we are successfully developing the Rental and Electric Kart products. We already have several new ideas forward to offer our resellers and customers further business opportunities. Regarding the forthcoming racing season, we will have a partially renewed and still to be defined squad, but the level is certainly going to be high. We will kick off the season at the Winter Cup of Lonato, that has traditionally been our test-bench. We will then compete in WSK, in the CIK-FIA European and World Championships, as well as in DKM. In 2017 we will also be present in the X-30 Iame, a category that is particularly competitive and interesting.”

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
21 December 2016

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In the pictures: 1) KZ World Champion Paolo De Conto, Ph. CRG Press; 2) CRG’s victory at the CIK-FIA World Championship of KZ and International Super Cup of KZ2, Ph. Cunaphoto; 3) CRG’s victory at the OK CIK-FIA World Championship, Ph. CRG Press; 4) CRG’s victory at the CIK-FIA European Championships of OK and KZ2, Ph. CRG Press; 5) CRG’s victory at the DKM German Championship, Ph. Joan Codina FotoFormulaK.

 

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CRG AND MTS JOINED FORCES TO TRAIN THE NEW KARTING TECHNICIANS
An interesting initiative devised by Motorsport Technical School in collaboration with CRG has taken place at the Circuit of Monza for the second year in a row: two days devoted to the detailed study of professional karting.

Following the success of the first edition held last year, CRG has been protagonist again at the Motorsport Technical School (MTS): two whole days in entirely dedicated to karting in Monza.

A total of 20 students had the chance to attend an interesting mechanics course in the lecture rooms of the Autodrome of Monza. They also learnt the techniques of professional karting with the support of CRG and its experienced technicians. The Italian manufacturer brought in fact on track karts and tools for students to test and have a direct experience with all the components of a real racing kart.

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THEORY AND PRACTICALS ON KARTING

Students have been introduced to the world of karting through a theoretical/technical 4 hours lomg lecture given by Dott. Ing. Marco Urbinati (CRG Racing Team’s Track Engineer and Developing Engineer of Electric Karts). CRG’s technician opened his lecture with some hints on the history of karting, before discussing the functioning of karts and the effects of setup changes on performance. Urbinati and Kyle More (Professional Mechanic of CRG Racing Team) then demonstrated one by one all the intervention procedures shown in the lecture room on a CRG kart.

On day two, students got to the action on CRG karts. Urbinati, Moore and Karol Lubas (junior Mechanic of CRG Racing Team) helped three groups of students in the morning to practice all the procedures described the previous day. This allowed students to get a hands-on understanding of the difficulties and correct steps to go through for each action in total safety. In the afternoon, students practiced tires fitting on rims and un-fitting, which is quite a tricky task if one does not know the right technique.

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The day ended with a PitStop challenge in which the groups of students competed to be the fastest to correctly replace tires and fuel tank, as happens in Endurance Kart events. The victory went to Team Guida Corse, which was rewarded with the t-shirt celebrating the 25th Anniversary of CRG.

A big thank you for this great initiative goes to the school’s manager Eugenia Capanna and to her collaborators. They created a reality in which young karting enthusiasts can get a direct experience with their passion and, perhaps, start a new career in professional karting.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
20 December 2016
With the collaboration of Dott. Ing. Marco Urbinati

In the pictures: 1) Students attending the course held by MTS in collaboration with CRG; 2) 3) Karting classroom moments at the Circuit of Monza.
www.monzanet.it/esperienze/impara/mts-school/

 

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CRG GAMOTO DOMINATED MINI ROK IN MACAU
CRG Gamoto drivers secured an exceptional top four in Macau’s Mini Rok. The Australian Marcos Flack claimed a photo-finish win from the Italian Alfio Andrea Spina, as the pairing was followed by two team mates: the American Nikhil Bohra and the Chinese Zhiyi Huang.

CRG Gamoto produced a stunning performance in Macau with the support of Team IS Racing. The squad and its very young six drivers dominated in fact Mini Rok at edition 2016 of the Macau International Grand Prix.

CRG chassis have been very effective once again at the spectacular Kartodrome of Coloane and allowed Team Gamoto drivers to get the full haul in the Macau’s race, dominating the weekend from qualifying through to the Final, where four CRG drivers secured the top four.

LAST CORNER WIN FOR FLACK, SPINA SECOND

The Australian Marcos Flack managed to cross the finish line on top, taking the win off team mate Alfio Andrea Spina – the dominator of qualifying and heats, at the last corner of the Final.

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The third and fourth positions at the flag went to two CRG Gamoto drivers: the American Nikhil Bohra and the Chinese Zhiyi Huang, while the young driver from Singapore Aidan Quek had to settle for P7 due to a technical problem in the Final, due to tire debris stuck into his engine. The other American Akshay Bohra was forced to the retirement after an incident at the start.

Aidan Quek also run the Formula Cadet in Macau – on Honda 200cc 4 Stroke engine, and the CRG Gamoto driver from Singapore put in a strong performance winning Prefinal and Final.

2016 Macau International Kart Grand Prix
Asian Karting Open Champiosnhip
Kartodromo de Coloane, 11.12.2016, Mini Rok Classification:
1. Marcos Flack; 2. Alfio Andrea Spina +0.030; 3. Nikhil Bohra +0.394; 4. Zhiyi Huang +0.508; 5. Christian Ho +15.533; 6. Anson Liao +15.607; 7. Aidan Quek +16.682; 8. Aditya Wibowo +19.145; 9. Oscar Ng Kok Tung +21.481; 10. Jirapat Jirapraneet +22.380.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
12 December 2016

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In the pictures: 1) CRG Gamoto drivers in Macau; 2) CRG chassis lined up at the Macau International Kart Grand Prix - Asian Karting Open Champiosnhip; 3) Aidan Quek.
Ph. Imran Shaharom

 

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CRG SCORING A ONE-TWO IN VENDRELL WITH TORSELLINI AND DE CONTO
Mirko Torsellini claimed the victory at the Champions Cup leading Paolo De Conto. Good performance for CRG with Molina, Cebrian and GP3 driver Palou who went back to karting for the occasion.

CRG scored a great one-two at the 16th Karting Champions Cup that took place in Vendrell (Spain). Mirko Torsellini claimed his first victory after returning to CRG, while current World Champion Paolo De Conto secured a good P2.

CRG works team enjoyed the excellent support of the new CRG brand reseller SportKart at the famous closing appointment of the season in Vendrell (Spain), as Torsellini and De Conto have always been among the main protagonists of the Spanish weekend. The two Italians have found their place among the quickest racers since the beginning, ended the Prefinal in third and fifth place before keeping their momentum in the Final with Mirko Torsellini taking an early lead and being trailed by Paolo De Conto.

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CRG TRIUMPHING IN VENDRELL

Mirko Torsellini has claimed his first victory of the year on CRG pushed by a TM engine by Viti Racing, ending at best his preparation ahead of the next season with the Italian outfit. Paolo De Conto used a works TM engine unit in Vendrell and increased his great tally of the season with the second place, result that came after the KZ World Championship won with CRG and the win at the prestigious round of Las Vegas.

Five CRG drivers made it into the top ten in Vendrell. Behind Torsellini and De Conto, Miguel Molina was in fact fifth, Gerard Cebrian sixth, and Alex Palou – who has contended the past two seasons of GP3, decided to come back to karting in this occasion ending tenth on CRG-Modena run by Kartissimo, and displaying a very quick pace.

THE INTERVIEW

Mirko Torsellini: “I am really happy for this victory. I had not raced in Vendrell for several years, it was virtually my first time over here. After the normal difficulties early on, I managed to find the right engine and chassis setup and I did not have problems to get the lead of the Final and keep it all the way to the flag. I am really happy for this victory with CRG, a result that comes after the recent second place at the Trofeo delle Industrie. I cannot wait to start the next season now.”

XVI Copa Campeones de Karting
Karting Club Vendrell, 11.12.2016
Final: 1. Torsellini (CRG), 2. De Conto (CRG), 3. Martinez; 4. Molina (CRG), 5. Pelizzari; 6. Cebrian (CRG); 7. Buran; 8. Giannoni; 9. Orcic; 10. Palou (CRG); 11. Benavides; 12. Prosperi; 13. Noval; 14. Casado; 15. Cervera; 16. Raventos; 17. Homuth Paz; 18. Jordi Martinez; 19. Lleonart (CRG); 20. Reveron; 21. Vila; 22. Sola (CRG); 23. Carro (CRG).

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
11 December 2016

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto and Mirko Torsellini (right) celebrate their result in Vendrell; 2) Mirko Torsellini and Paolo De Conto on the podium in Vendrell.

 

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CRG AND FELICE TIENE END THEIR COLLABORATION
CRG and Felice Tiene decided to end their collaboration that started back in 2006 and continued until the end of 2016, season in which the Italian driver came third at the OK World Championship in Bahrain.

CRG and its driver Felice Tiene ended their working relationship after a 10yrs long collaboration.

The 25yrs old driver from San Giuseppe Vesuviano (Napoli, Italy) Felice Tiene has been part of CRG’s team since 2006 – with the only break of season 2009, and obtained several victories with the Italian outfit, including his most prestigious win: the KF2 World Cup in CRG’s triumphal run in Zuera back in 2012, when the Italian driver led Max Verstappen, Jordon Lennox-Lamb and Tom Joyner.

Felice Tiene claimed his most recent important result with CRG. He ended in fact the OK World Championship in Bahrain with the third place of the podium.

CRG thanks Felice Tiene for his precious collaboration during these years and for contributing with his sporting results to the promotion of the image of the Italian outfit.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
3 December 2016

In the picture: Felice Tiene on the podium at the CIK-FIA OK World Championship in Bahrain.
Ph. CRG Press

 
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