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CRG, RESULTS OF WSK HEATS IN LA CONCA
The good moment of Jorrit Pex continues in KZ in La Conca. He will certainly be among the main protagonists of the final stages of the third round of the WSK Super Masters Series on Sunday. Some unlucky episodes spoiled the heats of the other OK and OK-Junior drivers. The await is mounting for the Prefinals that will name the finalists.

The International Circuit of La Conca staged qualifying heats today ahead of the final stages that will take place on Sunday March 19th. CRG drivers have been shining in all categories, despite bad luck hitting some of them.

Jorrit Pex kept his momentum in KZ on CRG-Tm. He was second absolute, took a victory on Friday and two third places on Saturday. Stan Pex is currently ninth, Flavio Camponeschi 11th, Alessandro Giardelli 19th, while Simo Puhakka has to complain for a 21st place in the closing heat that relegated him to the 24th absolute place. Taymour Kermanshahchi is 30th.

In OK, Dennis Hauger took the pole position and the victory in the first heat on Friday on CRG-Parilla. He secured a good fourth place in the second heat, but in the third he had an excursion that made him rejoin last before climbing back up to P13. This result placed him 10th after heats. Among the other CRG drivers, Kilian Meyer run good heats and is currently 16th, Callum Bradshaw 19th and Davide Lombardo 20th.

The best CRG driver of OK-Junior was the Dutch of CRG Keijzer Kas Haverkort who clinched a victory. He is currently followed by the Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto, who is in seventh position. The Spanish driver Ayrton Fontecha is 17th, the French Gillian Henrion 21st, the other Spanish Jose Antonio Gomez 29th, Malaysia’s Nik Zamir Zakwan 33rd and the other French Evann Mallet 36th, due to two DNFs.

The attention is now focused on Prefinals, that will define the starting grids of the Finals to be run on Sunday March 19th for all categories.

THE PROGRAMME OF MURO LECCESE - LA CONCA (local time)

WSK Super Master Series, 17-19.03.2017
Sunday 19 March 2017: Prefinals from 11:00. Finals: OK at 14.30; OK-Junior at 15.00; KZ2 at 15.30; Mini at 16.00.

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

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
18 March 2017

In the picture: Jorrit Pex, KZ. Ph. Cunaphoto.it

 

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CRG is delighted to announce the debut of Luca Giardelli in OK-Junior at the forthcoming Andrea Margutti Trophy, race to be held in Lonato on 25-26 March 2017. The very young driver (who will turn 12 next June 4th) comes from 60 Mini where he has been among the protagonists of the most important races with Team Gamoto. Luca Giardelli joins CRG works team as did his older brother Alessandro, who made his debut in KZ2 with the Italian outfit this year.

Ufficio Stampa
CRG SpA
www.kartcrg.com
18 Marzo 2017

In the picture: Luca Giardelli

 

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FIRST VICTORIES FOR JORRIT PEX AND HAUGER IN THE HEATS OF WSK
Jorrit Pex started on a high with the victory in the first heat of KZ2. Great start also for Dennis Hauger in OK, who celebrated his birthday taking the pole position and victory in the first heat.

CRG started the third round of the WSK Super Master Series in La Conca on the right foot. The Italian outfit put in great results in qualifying and heats mainly with Jorrit Pex in KZ2 (who took the victory in the first heat) and Dennis Hauger who properly celebrated his birthday in OK (setting the pole position and winning the first heat).

JORRIT PEX SHINING IN KZ2

Jorrit Pex has come to the fore among CRG drivers of KZ2 on CRG-Tm on Friday March 17th. He set the third time in the second qualifying session and then secured a good victory in the first heat of the weekend. Flavio Camponeschi has also started well, as he posted the eighth quickest time in qualifying, while Simo Puhakka was seventh in qualifying and eighth in the first heat. The sixth time in qualifying by Stan Pex is also quite promising, while Alessandro Giardelli was 15th in qualifying and 12th in the first heat. Taymour Kermanshahchi accused a bit of delay so far instead and was 20th in qualifying.

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HAUGER DOMINATING OK

The Norwegian Dennis Hauger displayed a great shape so far in OK on CRG-Parilla. He celebrated his 14th birthday in the best possible way, being very quick in qualifying with a super-lap completed in 45.363s. Hauger has also taken a fair and square victory in the first heat of the day. Regarding the other CRG drivers, the British Callum Bradshaw was ninth in the second session and then ended the first heat in a great sixth place, leading Kilian Meyer, who was 12th after qualifying. Davide Lombardo was 13th in the heat as he built on the 15th time obtained in qualifying due to a small technical issue.

The Dutch driver of CRG Keijzer Kas Haverkort keeps putting in great performances in OK-Junior and he was third quickest in qualifying this time around in La Conca. The French Evann Mallet appeared to be in good shape after the incident in Castelletto and secured the sixth time of qualifying 2. The Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto was 12th, the French Gillian Henrion 15th and Nik Zamir Zakwan 20th. The Spanish driver Ayrton Fontecha was 14th in qualifying 1, while Jose Antonio Gomez was 22nd. Henrion recovered up to P10 in the first heat.

Heats will continue on Saturday March 18th, while Prefinals and Finals with Live TV coverage will close the programme on Sunday March 19th.

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THE PROGRAMME OF MURO LECCESE - LA CONCA (local time)

WSK Super Master Series, 17-19.03.2017
Saturday 18 March 2017: Heats from 10:40.
Sunday 19 March 2017: Prefinals from 11:00. Finals: OK at 14.30; OK-Junior at 15.00; KZ2 at 15.30; Mini at 16.00.

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

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
17 March 2017

In the pictures: 1) Jorrit Pex, KZ2; 2) Dennis Hauger, OK; 3) Dennis Hauger, OK. Ph. Cunaphoto.it

 

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CRG IN LA CONCA FOR THE THIRD ROUND OF THE WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES
The circuit of La Conca brings WSK Super Master Series to Muro Leccese in the south of Italy for the third round of the championship. CRG works team will be present in all categories in a race that announces to be interesting also from a technical viewpoint.

CRG is all set to get on track at the International Circuit La Conca of Muro Leccese with its strongest drivers well motivated to run an attack race in categories KZ2, OK and OK-Junior. The third round of the WSK Super Master Series that will get underway on 17-19 March will have a good participation of 230 drivers at the start.

The sun is shining in Muro Leccese and this will give an occasion to finally test several technical choices after the first exits that have been spoiled by bad weather. Unfortunately, Paolo De Conto will not be present due to a snowboarding incident that left him slightly injured in his shoulder, but the KZ 2016 World Champion is certain to be back on track in occasion of the following WSK event on April 9th in Sarno.

CRG’S SQUAD IN LA CONCA

In KZ2, CRG will be represented by Flavio Camponeschi, Simo Puhakka and the two Pex brothers, Stan who comes from the recent podium in Castelletto and Jorrit, who scored a podium in Adria. CRG’s works team for KZ2 will also include Alessandro Giardelli, the British driver Taymour Kermanshahchi, and CRG Holland’s Andreas Johansson and Benjamin Tornqvist Persson.

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In OK, expectations are high for the performance of Davide Lombardo, as well as for that of Dennis Hauger, the Spanish Kilian Meyer and 2016 Academy Champion Callum Bradshaw. The Swedish driver Alfred Nilsson will also be present with CRG Holland.

CRG youngsters of OK-Junior have already been shining in the difficult conditions of the early season races run so far, and this makes all staff optimist ahead of this forthcoming race. CRG will field the French Gillian Henrion and Evann Mallet, the Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto, the Spaniards Jose Antonio Gomez and Ayrton Fontecha and the Malaysian Nik Zamir Zakwan. Private teams will line up several other drivers; M2 Racing will bring on track the Spanish driver Javier Sagrera, RL-Competition Marius Zug, CRG Keijzer Racing the Dutch Kas Haverkort and Elto Racing Mathias Torreggiani.

Private teams will bring on track a lot of very young drivers in Mini. Gamoto Racing will field a strong squad made by Alfio Spina, Luca Giardelli, Martinus Kleve Stenshorne, Marcos Flack, Adam Putera, Akshay and Nikhil Bohra, Christian Ho and Miron Pingasov. Team EGP will line up Ean Eyckmans, DCK Racing Lorens Lecertua, M2 Racing Lucas Pons, CRG Holland Sa Aad and Saood Variawa, RL-Competition Lilly Zug, and PC Driver Project Gabriele Garozzo and Federico Rossi.

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THE PROGRAMME OF MURO LECCESE - LA CONCA (local time)

WSK Super Master Series, 17-19.03.2017
Friday 17 March 2017: Qualifying from 13:40. Heats from 15.55.
Saturday 18 March 2017: Heats from 10:40.
Sunday 19 March 2017: Prefinals from 11:00. Finals: OK at 14.30; OK-Junior at 15.00; KZ2 at 15.30; Mini at 16.00.

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

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
16 March 2017

In the pictures: 1) Stan Pex, KZ2, Ph. CRG Press; 2) Dennis Hauger, OK, Cunaphoto.it; 3) Evann Mallet e Gillian Henrion, OK-Junior, Cunaphoto.it.

 

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CRG AND STAN PEX ON THE PODIUM OF WSK IN CASTELLETTO
Stan Pex scored a podium on CRG-Tm in KZ2 at the second round of the WSK Super Master Series held in Castelletto. De Conto out due to an incident. Great races for Lombardo in OK, Bortoleto and Henrion in OK-Junior.

CRG Racing Team lived quite a challenging in Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia, Italy) at the second round of the WSK Super Master Series. The race has been spoiled by some unlucky events and by particularly bad weather in the first half of the weekend. An excellent result came in the end in KZ2 thanks to Stan Pex on CRG-Tm, but several positive indications arrived also in OK and OK-Junior.

STAN PEX ON THE KZ2 PODIUM IN CASTELLETTO

The young Dutch driver Stan Pex got again on the podium of WSK in KZ2, thanks to the third place obtained in Castelletto, after the victory taken in WSK Champions Cup at the beginning of the season. Stan put in a stunning comeback run this time around. He climbed all the way from the 28th time in qualifying to the seventh place of the starting grid of the Final, before ending in P3 right in the slipstream of Jeremy Iglesias and the winner Bas Lammers.

Flavio Camponeschi run a great Final too, closing seventh at the end of a weekend in crescendo due to an unlucky qualifying. Paolo De Conto could have also ended on the podium, but he had an incident in the Final when he was in P4 and closing in on the leading group. That was a real pity as De Conto had strong chances to fight for the victory. Jorrit Pex had to retire due to a technical problem after starting 12th.

Some setup problems affected Simo Puhakka’s race and he had to settle for P16, behind team mate Andrea Dalè. Benjamin Tornqvist of CRG Holland was 21st, while Alessandro Giardelli managed to find his place among the finalists and closed his effort in 23rd position. An incident in Prefinal did not allow the British Taymour Kermanshahchi to qualify for the Final. Marco Valenti had a similar fate due to some issues.

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LOMBARDO GREAT PROTAGONIST OF OK

The best end result among CRG drivers of OK was secured by Davide Lombardo, who has been the great protagonist of a good sixth place in the Final, after the fifth in Prefinal and the tenth in qualifying and heats. Dennis Hauger has been quite unlucky instead. His weekend did not start on a high, but he promptly recovered in the heats. Hauger’s end result was spoiled by a 10s time penalty in the Prefinal though. Started from the back, Hauger was involved in an incident at turn 2 and this put the word end to his race. The British driver Callum Bradshaw was 15th at the end of a very tight battle, while Michael Rosina has always been among the quickest of the weekend and closed his effort in P18. The Italian ACI Kart Champion of team Morsicani Alessandro Di Cori ended 24th. The Spanish driver Kilian Meyer had to retire from the Final due to an incident instead.

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BORTOLETO AND HENRION SHINING IN OK-JUNIOR

The Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto and the French Gillian Henrion have been shining in OK-Junior, clinching respectively the sixth and seventh place in the Final. Henrion has been very quick also in the heats when he took the first position. The Dutch of CRG Keijzer Racing Kas Haverkort has also been very fast. He claimed the pole position in qualifying and then ended the Final in a good P10. The Spanish driver Ayrton Fontecha has been under the spotlight for the whole weekend, but was slowed down by some battles in the Final ending 26th. The Malaysian driver Nik Zamir Zakwan, the Spanish Jose Antonio Gomez and the French Evann Mallet, could not go beyond Prefinals. The latter had a big crash in his Prefinal, but he luckily escaped serious physical consequences.

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SPINA AND GIARDELLI HIT BY BAD LUCK IN 60 MINI

The young drivers of the CRG Gamoto Team could not get on the podium of the very tight 60 Mini this time around, despite a promising start to the weekend. Alessandro Giardelli has been stopped by a problem to the engine in the Final, after being second quickest at the end of heats. Adria’s winner Alfio Spina was also slowed down by a technical problem, but managed to recover up to the seventh place of the Final. Saood Variawa of CRG Holland has been the best of CRG drivers in P5. The updated classification now sees Spina slipped down to P3 and Giardelli to P5.

All results are available at www.wskarting.it

The WSK Super Master Series will resume next March 19th in La Conca.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
05 March 2017

In the pictures: 1) Stan Pex, KZ2; 2) Davide Lombardo, OK; 3) Bortoleto and Henrion, OK-Junior; 4) CRG Gamoto Team.
Ph. CRG Press.

 

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CRG IS READY TO SHINE IN THE FINAL STAGES OF THE WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES
Heats of the second round of the WSK Super Masters Series in Castelletto have been spoiled by heavy rain in the morning. CRG drivers are all set to put in a comeback in the final stages that will get underway on Sunday March 5th.

The qualifying day has been characterized by mixed weather conditions in Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia, Italy) ahead of the final stages of the WSK Super Master Series. This Saturday has had rain and cold temperatures in the morning, before switching to a good sun and milder temperatures in the afternoon, which boosted the performance of the more than 250 drivers on track for the second round of the series.

These mixed conditions, and especially the heavy rain in the morning, caused some headaches to several drivers that were involved in incidents and contacts, which complicated their position in the classification ahead of the final stages to be held on Sunday.

A great performance in KZ was put in by Flavio Camponeschi, on CRG-Tm. He claimed a good P8 at the end of a comeback run started from the 30th place in qualifying. Andrea Dalè is currently 11th, Stan Pex 13th but also improved his classification a lot over the weekend. An unlucky heat relegated Jorrit Pex to the 20th place in the classification. Simo Puhakka showed a great shape in qualifying, but slipped down to P24, as did Paolo De Conto who stands currently in 26th, as both drivers where handed a 10s time penalty (mis-positioned front fairing) that voided their comeback runs. Taymour Kermanshahchi is 31st, Alessandro Giardelli 43rd and Marco Valenti 53rd. All these drivers will definitely have the chance to improve their position on Sunday morning in the two Prefinals that will define the starting grid for the 34 finalists partaking in the afternoon race.

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Davide Lombardo was the quickest of CRG drivers in OK as he took the tenth place after heats. Dennis Hauger could not get all the ground he would have wanted back, and stands in 11th place of the classification, after being 21st at the end of qualifying. Good performances were also put in by Kilian Meyer, and Team Morsicani’s Alessandro Di Cori who is 20th, while Michael Rosina is 24th after securing a good fourth place in the first heat. Last year’s winner of the CIK-FIA Academy Trophy of CRG, Callum Bradshaw, had a slower start but showed his fighting character and ended his day in 28th place.

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OK-Junior and 60 Mini will run some further heats on Sunday morning ahead of the Prefinals and Finals. The French Gillian Henrion was the quickest of CRG lot in OK and secured the provisional third place. The Dutch driver of CRG Keijzer Racing Kas Haverkort, on CRG-Parilla, was the absolute quickest in qualifying, but later on was unfortunately involved in an incident in the first heat.

Luca Giardelli of team Gamoto has been very quick in 60 Mini on CRG-Tm. He is one of the pace setters and claimed a victory. His team mate Alfio Spina also showed a great shape, clinching a victory too, but he follows in the classification due to a technical problem in another heat. The closing heats will be crucial on Sunday morning.

THE PROGRAMME OF CASTELLETTO
WSK Super Master Series, 4-5.03.2017
Sunday 5 March 2017: Heats from 9:40. Prefinals from 11:00. Finals: OK at 14.30; KZ2 at 15.00; OKJ at 15.30; Mini at 16.00.

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

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
04 March 2017

In the pictures: 1) Flavio Camponeschi, KZ2; 2) Paolo De Conto, KZ2, 3) Dennis Hauger, OK.
Ph. CRG Press.

 

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CRG IN CASTELLETTO FOR THE WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES

Rain is spoiling also this second round of the WSK Super Master Series, race currently underway at the Circuit 7 Laghi of Castelletto. In qualifying, strong performances have been put in for CRG by Simo Puhakka in KZ2, Davide Lombardo in OK and Kas Haverkort of CRG Keijzer Racing in OK-Junior.

The second round of the WSK Super Master Series got underway this weekend at the Circuit 7 Laghi of Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia). CRG works team will field its complete squad in this early season event that has more than 250 drivers at the start.

After the very wet opener held in Adria last February 5th, rain and cold temperatures are unfortunately characterizing also this round of the WSK Super Master Series in Castelletto.

Paolo De Conto, Flavio Camponeschi, Simo Puhakka, Marco Valenti, Taymour Kermanshahchi, Alessandro Giardelli and the strong Dutch brothers Jorrit and Stan Pex will compete in KZ2 on CRG-Tm. Jorrit Pex secured the podium in the previous round of Adria, while CRG dominated the WSK Champions Cup on February 5th when Stan Pex took the win proceeding Camponeschi and his brother Jorrit.

In OK, CRG works team will be represented by the Norwegian Dennis Hauger, ths Spanish Kilian Meyer, the British driver Callum Bradshaw and the Italians Davide Lombardo and Michael Rosina all on CRG-Parilla. The Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto, the French Evann Mallet, Malaysia’s Nik Zamir Zakwan, the Spanish drivers Ayrton Fontecha and Jose Antonio Gomez, and the French Gillian Henrion will compete in OK-Junior instead.

QUALIFYING IN CASTELLETTO

The quickest of CRG lot in the first KZ2 qualifying session was Simo Puhakka, who posted the eighth fastest time and was followed by Persson Tornqvist of CRG Holland. Stan Pex was 14th, proceeding Flavio Camponeschi, Paolo De Conto and Taymour Kermanshahchi, while Jorrit Pex had a slower start so far in 23rd. CRG’s private drivers have been shining in the second session. Andrea Dalè was fifth leading Fabrizio Rosati and Pierce Lehane, while Alessandro Giardelli was 24th and Marco Valenti 26th.

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Davide Lombardo has been very quick in OK posting the fifth time of the first session. Kilian Meyer was the quickest of CRG drivers in the second session in ninth place, while Dennis Hauger was 11th proceeding Michael Rosina. Callum Bradshaw was 20th in the first session instead.

The quickest time of OK-Junior was posted by the Dutch Kas Haverkort of CRG Keijzer Racing on CRG-Parilla. The young and strong French driver Gillian Henrion also put in a great performance, closing his session in second place completing a best loop that earned him the fourth absolute place. Gabriel Bortoleto was 12th in the second session, Ayrton Fontecha was 23rd, Nik Zamir Zakwan 24th, while Evann Mallet was 23rd in the first session and Jose Gomez 29th. In the first session, among CRG privateers, the German of CRG TB Racing Team Hugo Sasse was 20th, the German Davids Trefilovs of RL-Competition was 27th, Mathias Torreggiani 28th and Javier Sagrera of M2 Racing Karts 32nd.

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In 60 Mini, Team Gamoto’s Luca Giardelli was among the quickest on CRG. He was the fastest of the first session, posting a time that was the second absolute. His team mate Alfio Spina was quickest in the third session and third absolute.

THE PROGRAMME OF CASTELLETTO
WSK Super Master Series, 4-5.03.2017
Saturday 4 March 2017: Heats from local 10:20.
Sunday 5 March 2017: Heats from 9:40. Prefinals from 11:00. Finals: OK at 14.30; KZ2 at 15.00; OKJ at 15.30; Mini at 16.00.

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

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
03 March 2017

In the pictures: 1) Simo Puhakka, KZ2; 2) Davide Lombardo, OK; 3) Gillian Henrion, OK-Junior.
Ph. CRG Press.

 

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CRG PARTNER OF THE ENDURANCE KART CUP
The Italian manufacturer will be the official provider of karts (Centurion 4t) and technical-logistic services for the exciting new rental kart championship

One of the 2017 novelties at CRG is the brand’s presence in Kart Endurance events. Among the planned activities, the new championship ENDURANCE KART CUP has been presented in the past few days to all the fans and enthusiasts of this exciting karting discipline.

CRG will be the official provider of Karts and logistic services alongside the organizer Kartsport Circuit of this Series to be run in three rounds. This event is directed at enthusiasts and companies that will have the chance to challenge each other on track on board the Centurion karts pushed by 4 strokes engine units. The racing calendar follows: Viverone will host the opener on Saturday May 27th, while round 2 and 3 will take place at the circuit of Ala (Trento) respectively on July 8th and September 16th.

Karts will be assigned to teams by lot and the technical assistance on track will be provided by CRG technicians, which will provide all drivers with a highly professional service. Karts set up for the Endurance Kart Cup will be fitted with ballasts to level performance and will have timing systems integrated in the dashboard on the steering wheel. Organizers will set up a pits zone equipped with screens to watch racing action live and an advanced timing system (that will keep into account pit stop times and driving shifts). The Championship format of each round features free practice, qualifying and two races: a 2 hours long Sprint Race and an Endurance Race of 4 hours. Points will be awarded after qualifying and after both races with increasing scoring.

WORLD RENTAL KART CONTEST

Alongside the high standards of the events and performance of karts, a great added value to this championship will be the chance given to the winning team to take part in the WORLD RENTAL KART CONTEST by CRG. This event will be promoted by CRG in Italy next October 14th 2017, as an occasion to bring on track all the best rental drivers selected in CRG championships and on the rental Karts circuits using the karts produced by the Italian company spread all over the world.

Entry fees for the Endurance Kart Cup have been devised with special care to a high value for money ratio: entry fees (3 races) amount to Euro 3.300,00 (+VAT), while single races entries (subject to availability) to Euro 1.500,00 (+VAT). Please be aware that a maximum number of 28 lineups will be allowed in each event.

Full regulations will be published shortly, while entry lists will officially open in March. Kartsport devised a website dedicated to the series (endurancekartcup.it) and social networks will enhance the official support given by CRG to this exciting sporting challenge.

ENDURANCE KART CUP Calendar
ROUND 1: Saturday 27 May - Viverone
ROUND 2: Saturday 8 July - Ala di Trento
ROUND 3: Saturday 16 September - Ala di Trento

Timing (local time)
08:00 - 09:00 Teams registration
09:15 - 09:45 Drivers briefing
10:00 - 11:00 Free practice (1h)
11:15 - 11:25 Qualifying (10’)
12:30 -14:30 Sprint Race (2h)
15:00- 19:00 Endurance Race (4h)
19:30-20:00 Prize ceremony (Top 10)

Karts
CRG Centurion powered by a 4 strokes engine unit.
Karts assigned by lot and technical support managed by CRG Racing team.
Karts fitted with ballast and adjustable pedals.

Fees & Entries
Entry fee (3 races): Euro 3.300,00 + VAT
Single event entry: Euro 1.500,00 + VAT
Entry list opening: 15 March

Prizes
Given to the top 10 teams
The winning team will be given a wild-card to the World Rental Kart Contest

Information
info@endurancekartcup.it
Phone: 331.6305745

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
2 March 2017

 

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CRG INTRODUCES THE FACTORY OFFICIAL HOUSE ORGAN

CRG Magazine is the new digital quarterly publication available through CRG’s official webpage. It features exclusive content on races, company, products and, in general, on the world of karting.

CRG Magazine is a new communication initiative of the Italian factory dedicated to all the karting enthusiasts and, particularly, to CRG fans. CRG Magazine is a free quarterly publication available through CRG’s official webpage (www.kartcrg.com) that will report on the activity of the Italian company, including racing and products, with in-depth specials.

The most beautiful pictures taken at the races all around the world, classifications and reports, but also interviews with drivers and staff, opinions and technical analysis will find their special place in this new magazine. Products, on track tests and technical tutorials will also be discussed. The magazine will include a regular column in which CRG’s President Giancarlo Tinini will talk about the champions that started their career in karting with CRG: Max Verstappen is the celebrity on the first number.

The 1st number (January – March) reviews the incredible 2016 season and previews the just started 2017, introducing technical partners, strategies and works drivers. Balance and future commercial objectives are part of this number too, while the on track special is dedicated to the electric kart E-drenaline, tested for us by CRG works driver Simo Puhakka at the indoor track of Franciacorta.

Paolo De Conto is the protagonist of an interview in which he disclosed some aspects of his private life as well as the special relationship he has with the company and team that allowed him to become karting world champion.

The excellent graphic project, the special content devised by CRG press office and the important collaborations regarding images and technical analysis make CRG Magazine a high-end product. The new magazine will lead into the Official CRG Yearbook at the end of the season. This publication will feature more than 140 pages in the 28 x 24 format reviewing all racing, technical and commercial content of the season.

IN THE 1st NUMBER (JANUARY-MARCH) OF CRG MAGAZINE

• Giancarlo Tinini’s editorial
• Photoshoot: the nicest pictures of 2016
• 2016 Season review
• 2017 Season preview: CRG Racing team’s drivers line up
• The interview: Paolo De Conto
• Balance 2016 and company objectives for 2017
• Product: top selling CRG karts
• Product: lifestyle by CRG
• On track testing: E-drenaline, the electric Kart by CRG
• Stories: Giancarlo Tinini talks about Max Verstappen

BROWSE THE NEW MAGAZINE CRG NEWS: https://issuu.com/kartcrg.com/docs/crg_mag_1_web_uk

Press Office
CRG SpA
www.kartcrg.com
21 February 2017

In the picture: Cover of CRG Magazine n. 1

 

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CRG ON THE PODIUM AT THE WINTER CUP WITH DE CONTO AND HAUGER
Paolo De Conto secured the second place in KZ on CRG-Tm at the 22nd Winter Cup, as did Dennis Hauger in OK, after fighting for the victory. The young Alfio Spina took the win in Mini Rok with Team Gamoto at the end of an exciting final.

CRG put in a great performance at the Winter Cup of Lonato, fielding a big and competitive driver lineup in all categories. The strongest results came in the end mainly in KZ2, where Paolo De Conto secured the second place, and in OK with another second place claimed by a surprising Dennis Hauger. The victory of Mini Rok went to the very quick Alfio Spina and to team Gamoto.

KZ2, DE CONTO PROTAGONIST

Reigning World Champion Paolo De Conto did his best to take the KZ2 win at the 22nd Winter Cup on CRG-Tm, race that had an exceptional highly-ranked entry list of 89 international drivers. Unfortunately, De Conto had some hiccups in the heats and in the Final he had to put in a great comeback, closing his effort right in the slipstream of the winner Jemery Iglesias. Had De Conto started a bit higher up than from the eighth spot of the grid, the end result could have certainly been different...

“After qualifying that did not go very well and the incident in the final heat – declared Paolo De Conto – the end result has been positive. I am very happy on how things went this weekend, as I kept increasing my speed. If I had started the Final higher up the grid, I could have fought for the victory. But I am fine with this result. This is a good start to the season.”

Among the other CRG finalists of KZ2, Flavio Camponeschi confirmed his place among the front runners ending sixth, team SRP’s Fabian Federer had to settle for P9 due to an incident after being among the absolute quickest on track. Mirko Torsellini put in strong races but lacked a little bit of speed before being handed a 10s time penalty for the incorrectly placed front fairing in the Final. Simo Puhakka run a solid weekend all the way up to the Final, where he was stopped by an incident during the first lap.

The Spanish driver Enrico Prosperi had an unlucky debut and could not qualify for the Final due to a series of issues, as happened to Alessandro Giardelli and Marco Valenti that accumulated some delay in the heats.

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HAUGER RULING IN OK

The Norwegian driver of CRG Dennis Hauger has been dominating OK on CRG-Parilla, despite this being his first season in OK following last year’s debut in OK Junior. Hauger found his place among the main protagonists also in this category, fighting equal with more experienced drivers. In the Final he also managed to get the lead, before being pushed down to P4 and then climbing up again to P2, engaging a battle for the victory. He put in a great performance, closing his race right in Travisanutto’s slipstream, as the latter led a Zanardi kart back to the victory.

Regarding the other CRG finalists of OK, the Spanish Kilian Meyer was 14th, Michael Rosina 19th and Callum Bradshaw 21st, while William Alatalo had to retire from the race.

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MUNDING, GOOD DEBUT WITH CRG IN OK-JUNIOR

CRG’s youngsters of OK-Junior displayed great speed, but could not get the most of their competitiveness in the end. The best was the German rookie Donar Nils Munding, who recovered all the way to the final P13, leading the French Evann Mallet. Gabriel Bortoleto had an excursion at the start and closed his race in P29. This was a real pity as the Brazilian had been shining in the heats and Super Heat. The Spanish driver Jose Antonio Gomez could not qualify for the Final by just one point.

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STANDING APPLAUSE FOR SPINA IN MINI ROK

Alfio Spina and Team Gamoto have been shining again in Mini Rok. The Italian won a photo-finish Final by only 0.01s, exciting spectators. The very young Spina completed a great comeback at this Winter Cup, as he recovered from P18 after heats to the second place of Super Heat, a result that granted him a third row start in the Final. Spina recovered the remaining positions early in the Final and then managed to fend off the Russian Bedrin. Among the best drivers, Luca Giardelli of Team Gamoto ended 11th.

All results are available at www.southgardakarting.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
20 February 2017

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ; 2) Dennis Hauger, OK; 3) Donar Nils Munding and Evann Mallet, OK-Junior; 4) Alfio Spina, Mini Rok. Ph. CRG Press

 
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