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MARCO ANGELETTI IS CRG’S NEW MARKETING MANAGER
Marco Angeletti takes on the role of marketing and communication manager at CRG S.p.A. from December 1st.

CRG S.p.A. is proud to announce Marco Angeletti as the new marketing and communication manager starting from December 1st.

The Italian outfit that dominated the International karting scene in 2016 decided to strengthen the strategic department of marketing to promote its product range more effectively and to further develop its commercial program and customer service.

Marco Angeletti’s role will be transversal and in synergy with all the company departments, including the racing team that is an extraordinary resource for CRG, not only from a technical standpoint, but also in terms of image and promotion of the brand’s racing products.

Marco Angeletti was the marketing director and led several projects in a top karting company from 2000 to 2013 and has been the executive director of the Swiss outfit RB Racing for the past three years. Initiatives to support the rental range and sales network are among the first items on the agenda of the new CRG manager, as well as new communication projects involving social media and web platforms.

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

In the picture: Marco Angeletti.
Contacts: angeletti@kartcrg.com
Tel. +39 030 9912604

 

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CRG AND PEDRO HILTBRAND PART WAYS
Pedro Hiltbrand decided to take on a new experience in his career after the great success obtained at CRG.

CRG and Pedro Hiltbrand will part their ways in 2017. The Spanish Champion coming from an extraordinarily successful season with the Italian outfit decided to move on to a new challenge.

CRG thanks Pedro Hiltbrand for the collaboration of the past four years. This successful partnership culminated in the triumphs of 2016 at the CIK-FIA World Championship and OK European Championship on CRG-Parilla and at the CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup and KZ2 Spanish Championship on CRG-Maxter.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
28 November 2016

 

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ANOTHER VICTORY FOR CRG: DE CONTO HITTING THE JACKPOT IN LAS VEGAS
Paolo De Conto and CRG Nordam claimed a great victory in KZ2 at the prestigious 20th Skusa SuperNationals in Las Vegas. Robert Marks won S4 Super Master and the Skusa Pro Tour title on CRG.

Paolo De Conto and CRG Nordam have contributed to the success of the splendid CRG’s 2016 sporting season taking the victory in Las Vegas’ Skusa SuperNationals of KZ2, shortly after the OK World Championship won by Pedro Hiltbrand and CRG in Bahrain.

The American race celebrated its 20th edition on November 20th in Las Vegas and has seen CRG colors on the top step of the podium with CRG Nordam and Paolo De Conto, pairing that dominated the KZ2 Final of the SuperNationals.

PAOLO DE CONTO TRIUMPHING IN LAS VEGAS

Paolo De Conto took the victory of the Main Event in Las Vegas, crossing the finish line more than 6 seconds clear of internationally recognized rivals of the likes of Anthony Abbasse, Bas Lammers, Jonathan Thonon and Lorenzo Camplese.

Paolo De Conto claimed his second victory in Las Vegas in this occasion, repeating the success of 2014. The Italian driver has had a stunning 2016 season with CRG – he won in fact the KZ World Championship in Kristianstad (Sweden) on CRG-Tm and category KZ2 at the Race of Stars last October 16th in Australia.

CRG Nordam has fielded the Americans Matt Jaskol and the recent winner of Indy 500 Alexander Rossi in KZ2, but both drivers had to retire early from the Final. The team’s lineup was completed by the Swede Benjamin Tornqvist, who ended third at the CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup earlier in the season and was 13th in Las Vegas this time.

Among the 10 categories on track during the weekend, Robert Marks won S4 Super Master SuperNats on CRG. This win earned him the Skusa Pro Tour title victory.

All results are available at www.superkartsusa.com

CRG SpA
Press office
www.kartcrg.com
23 November 2016

In the pictures: Paolo De Conto, CRG Nordam, KZ2, Las Vegas.
Ph. eKartingnews.com / OnTrackPromotions

 

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CRG WORLD CHAMPION WITH HILTBRAND IN BAHRAIN
Pedro Hiltbrand secured the title of OK World Champion on CRG-Parilla, as five CRG drivers finished in the top six. Felice Tiene third after winning Prefinal. The Brazilian Gianluca Petecof was the best of CRG lot in OK Junior, ending close to the podium.

CRG has secured another stunning and crushing victory also in Bahrain’s World Championship, icing on the cake of the great results scored in this season. The International Circuit of Bahrain has seen the Spanish driver Pedro Hiltbrand taking the world title of category OK at the end of an exceptional weekend. Felice Tiene got on the third step of the podium, after dominating Prefinal. Both drivers competed on CRG-Parilla.

Pedro Hiltbrand obtained his third personal CIK-FIA title of the year with CRG. This result comes after the victory at the International Super Cup KZ2 in Sweden on CRG-Maxter, and that at the European OK Championship, on CRG-Parilla.

CRG closed a golden season on a high, after the victories at the KZ World Championship in Sweden with Paolo De Conto on CRG-Tm, and that scored by Fabian Federer at the KZ2 European Championship on CRG-Modena run by Team SRP.

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PEDRO HILTBRAND IS THE NEW OK WORLD CHAMPION

The double appointment of the World Championship for categories OK and OK Junior held at the International Circuit of Bahrain has seen CRG flag waving high again, as the drivers of the Italian outfit have been protagonists throughout the weekend with a crescendo of results. In OK, Pedro Hiltbrand claimed the victory at the end of an exciting duel with the exiting world champion from Poland Baisz.

Felice Tiene also put in a spectacular comeback, winning the Prefinal from team mates Hilbrand, Hannes Janker and Paavo Tonteri, but was later on handed a 10s time penalty due to an incident with Leonardo Lorandi. Started from P20, Tiene completed an absolutely amazing comeback Final that saw him climbing all the way up to the third step of the podium.

The competitiveness of CRG material was also highlighted by the three CRG drivers closing their effort right behind Tiene: the Finn Paavo Tonteri and the German Hannes Janker, both on CRG-Parilla proceeded in fact the British driver Tom Joyner on Zanardi-Parilla, making 5 CRG drivers in the top 6.

GIANLUCA PETECOF MISSING OUT ON THE OK-JUNIOR PODIUM

OK Junior’s Final has been quite exciting too. The young Brazilian Gianluca Petecof has shown a great competitiveness on CRG-Parilla: his motivation and speed kept him constantly in the leading group. He would have certainly deserved the podium, but despite holding several times P2 and P3, he crossed the finish line with a good fifth place at the end of a red-hot closing lap. Some other CRG drivers ended up being among the quickest of OK Junior: the French Adam Eteki and the Spanish driver Kilian Meyer ended respectively 10th and 12th, while the Norwegian Dennis Hauger had to settle for P17 this time around, due to a race contact. The Belgian-German O’neill Muth retired after shining in qualifying and heats instead.

The Argentine Luca Longhi, Esteban Muth, the Italians Matteo Nannini and Mattia Michelotto, and the German Valentino Fritsch could not get past Prefinals, mainly due to some incidents.

Junior’s CRG squad in Bahrain was completed by the Dutch driver of CRG Keijzer Racing Team Kas Haverkort, the Japanese Shion Tsujimoto, the Czech Dan Skocdopole and the German of CRG Holland Phil Hill, but these drivers could not qualify for the final stages.

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INTERVIEWS

Dino Chiesa, Team Principal CRG: “We always hope to get more, but it is difficult – if not impossible – to improve on what we have done this year. This weekend we won the OK World Championship with Pedro Hiltbrand, a result that followed the victory of the KZ World Championship with Paolo De Conto, and that of the KZ2 International Super Cup and OK European Championship again with Hiltbrand. Everything clicked also in Bahrain. We only regret not taking the podium in Junior with Petecof, but several contacts happened at the last lap. We have been competitive both in OK and OK Junior. We bring home another World Championship and we are happy for this. We achieved a great result in OK, as five of our drivers completed within the top six. In OK Junior we lined up young drivers that paid fee of their inexperience, but we have always been very quick. Our drivers have been performing well, and 70% of our squad made it to the Final. We just missed out on the victory or podium in Junior, but we certainly displayed our competitiveness also in this category. We repeated the victory scored by Tom Joyner in Barhain back in 2013. We certainly have to thank Iame, our engine supplier that supported us very well throughout the year. We are now going to say good bye to some drivers, but this is part of the sport. We will keep going on, ready to get some more satisfaction.”

Pedro Hiltbrand, category OK: “It’s the best year of my life. I will never forget it as I almost won everything. I am extremely happy and I want to thank the whole team and my mechanic. One needs a great team at his back to win a World Championship and I had exactly this. In Bahrain I managed to score a result that rewards my work at CRG, and this has been the best possible way to end the season.”

Felice Tiene, categoria OK: “Everything was perfect and I could have played my chances for the victory of the World Championship –- had I not been penalized after the victory in the Prefinal. I felt physically and mentally fit and I got to this event motivated to get the job done. After winning the Prefinal I could have started the Final from the front row, but I was stripped from this opportunity. I am really disappointed, because I absolutely feel not to be blamed for the incident with Lorandi. Performance-wise we were very quick, both in terms of chassis and engine. The third place is not that bad in the end, but I really wanted to win.”

Bahrain International Karting Circuit, 19.11.2016
World Championship, OK: 1. Hiltbrand (CRG-Parilla); 2. Basz; 3. Tiene (CRG-Parilla); 4. Tonteri (CRG-Parilla); 5. Janker (CRG-Parilla); 6. Joyner (Zanardi-Parilla); 7. Milell; 8. Travisanutto; 9. Simmenauer; 10. De Pauw.
World Championship, OK-Junior: 1. Martins; 2. Vidales; 3. Pourchaire; 4. Shvetsov; 5. Petecof (CRG-Parilla); 6. Piastri; 7. Jewiss; 8. Bulantsev; 9. Milesi; 10. Eteki (CRG-Parilla).

All results are available at www.cikfia.com

CRG SpA
Press office
www.kartcrg.com
20 November 2016

In the pictures: 1) World Championship, OK category, Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG) with Karol Basz e Felice Tiene (CRG); 2) Pedro Hiltbrand, OK, Ph. Michele Panzera; 3) CRG Racing Team, OK.
Ph. CRG Press

 

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AWAIT MOUNTING IN BAHRAIN AHEAD OF THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
Qualifying heats on Friday night highlighted the speed of Paavo Tonteri in category OK, while Petecof, Hauger and O’neill Muth have been shining in OK-Junior. Finals will take place in the night of Saturday November 19th.

The CIK-FIA World Championship of the two categories OK and OK-Junior, event underway in Bahrain, defined the first classifications ahead of the grand finale scheduled for Saturday November 19th. Qualifying have taken in fact place on Thursday and fascinating overnight heats followed on Friday on the 1.415 meters of the Sakhir circuit.

POLE POSITION START FOR TONTERI IN OK’S PREFINAL

Several nice surprises came from CRG works drivers. In OK the Finn Paavo Tonteri has come to the fore on CRG-Parilla, taking the second absolute place after heats, result which earned him a pole position start in the second Prefinal to be run on Saturday (Prefinals will begin at local 15:55) ahead of the Finals scheduled for the afternoon starting from 18:25 (local time).

The new European Champion of this category Pedro Hiltbrand also obtained good results in OK so far. He is sixth after heats, while the German Hannes Janker took the win of one heat, but an unlucky incident in the closing race relegated him to P12. Felice Tiene is fourteenth but is recovering positions, as is 2013 World Champion Tom Joyner who is currently 25th due to a DNF in the three heats run.

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SEVERAL PROTAGONISTS IN OK JUNIOR

CRG drivers also put in good performances in OK Junior, category in which the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof has scored a series of great results that took him to P5, with the icing on the cake of one victory.

The Norwegian Dennis Hauger also had a solid day. He took one victory and currently stands 10th. The Belgian-German O’neill Muth scored a splendid performance too. His end result was unfortunately spoiled by the retirement in one heat which relegated him to a P17 that could have been a lot better. The French Adam Eteki is currently 20th, the Spaniard Kilian Meyer is 24th. O’neill’s brother Esteban Muth is 40th due to his physical conditions as he is suffering from a strong rib pain.

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Mattia Michelotto will also partake in the final stages after having recovered some ground in the heats. He is currently 54th, while the German Valentino Fritsch did not run qualifying due to a food poisoning, but recovered up to P55. Matteo Nannini has also been recovering some ground in the three heats gaining access to the final stages in P61. The Argentine Luca Longhi managed to qualify for the final stages too thanks to his 63rd position.

The Dutch of CRG Keijzer Racing Team Kas Haverkort, the Japanese Shion Tsujimoto, the Czech Dan Skocdopole and the German of CRG Holland Phil Hill could not qualify for the final stages instead.

Prefinals are scheduled for Saturday November 19th from local 16:00; OK-Junior’s Final will take place at 18:25 (local). OK’s Final will follow at local 19:10.

Results, Live TV and Live Timing are available at www.cikfia.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
18 November 2016

In the pictures: 1) Paavo Tonteri, OK; 2) Felice Tiene, OK; 3) Gianluca Petecof, OK Junior.
Ph. CRG Press

 

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FIRST INDICATIONS FROM BAHRAIN: CRG DRIVERS TO THE FORE
The Sakhir Circuit of Bahrain highlighted the speed of Tonteri and Hintbrand in qualifying of OK, while the Belgian-German O’neill Muth has been very quick in OK-Junior.

The World Championship for categories OK and OK-Junior started with a good rhythm for CRG drivers in Bahrain. This event is certainly tricky and tough, but CRG squad and its drivers are all set to give their best.

TONTERI AND HILTBRAND PUSHING HARD IN OK

The nice venue of the Sakhir Circuit has housed qualifying on Thursday evening and the Finn of CRG Paavo Tonteri managed to score an important result in OK. He was fourth of his group with a laptime that was worth the seventh absolute position, just two tenths short of the 50.001s posted by the leader Travisanutto. Pedro Hiltbrand followed suit in eighth place. The German Hannes Janker was seventh of his group, while 2013 World Champion Tom Joyner was sixth of his. Felice Tiene was 4 tenths shy of the leader with a best loop of 50.405s instead.

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A SURPRISING O’NEILL MUTH IN OK JUNIOR

Category OK-Junior had 92 drivers at the start and the Belgian-German of CRG O’neill Muth found himself at ease among them, posting the third time of his group in 51.944s. This was also the sixth fastest time, 96 thousands of a second shy of Vidales’ pole position. The Brazilian Gianluca Petecof has also been very quick with a best lap of 51.962s, as was the Norwegian Dennis Hauger, who completed his best loop in 52.005s. Among CRG drivers, the Spaniard Kilian Meyer posted a 52.059s. The Italians ended lower down the field so far, Mattia Michelotto set in fact a 52.401s, while Matteo Nannini’s quickest lap was a 52.567s, as the latter is cheered in this occasion by a special fan of the likes of former F1 driver Alessandro Nannini, who flew all the way to Bahrain to follow the race of his nephew Matteo.

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CRG colors have also been defended by the Dutch driver Kas Haverkort of CRG Keijzer Racing Team who set a best lap of 52.418s, by the French Adam Eteki (52.526s), the other Belgian-German Esteban Muth (52.528s), the Czech Dan Skocdopole (52.973s), the German of CRG Holland Phil Hill (53.164s), the Argentine Luca Longhi (53.244s), the Japanese Shion Tsujimoto (53.530s) and the Norwegian Emil Heyerdahl (55.008s).

Qualifying heats will decide the name of the Finalists on Friday November 18th, while the much awaited Finals will award the two World Titles on Saturday.

The programme of Bahrain (local time):
Thursday 17.11.2016: free practice and qualifying from local 19:35 (17:35 CET).
Friday 18.11.2016: qualifying heats from 14:50.
Saturday 19.11.2016: Prefinals from 16:00; Final OK-Junior at 18:25; Final OK at 19:10.

Live TV and Live Timing at www.cikfia.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
17 November 2016

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In the pictures: 1) CRG Racing Team in Bahrain; 2) Paavo Tonteri, OK; 3) O’neill Muth; OK-Junior; 3) Alessandro Nannini between Matteo Nannini and Shion Tsujimoto, OK Junior. Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG LINING UP STRONG DRIVERS IN BAHRAIN AND IN LAS VEGAS!
The World Championship is back this Saturday November 19th with the closing round of the season for categories OK and OK Junior. CRG is ready to get on track as a protagonist. The 20th edition of the SKUSA SuperNationals will get underway in the same weekend in Las Vegas. Paolo De Conto star in KZ.

CRG will run a double International appointment this coming weekend, as the Italian outfit will be fielding a strong squad in Bahrain’s World Championship for categories OK and OK-Junior, and a super lineup in Las Vegas’ Supernats!

Following the crushing success at the KZ Wold Championship in Sweden with Paolo De Conto on CRG-Tm and in the International Super Cup KZ2 with Pedro Hiltbrand on CRG-Maxter, and the victories at the European Championships of category OK with Pedro Hiltbrand on CRG-Parilla and KZ2 with Fabian Federer on CRG-Modena run by team SRP, CRG is ready to shine also in Bahrain during the closing world round of this season.

STRONG CRG DRIVERS IN BAHRAIN

The spectacular circuit of Sakhir will house the World Championship for category OK and OK-Junior on its 1,415 meters on Saturday November 19th during an overnight race. Edition 2013 of the Championship has already taken place in Sakhir and back then, the World title of KF went to Tom Joyner on Zanardi-Parilla, in the race that marked the final presence of Max Verstappen in karting on CRG-Tm before his move to motor-racing.

CRG squad for Bahrain has all what it takes to score a strong result. In OK, the Italian outfit will field Pedro Hiltbrand, the German Hannes Janker, the Finn Paavo Tonteri and the Italian Felice Tiene, all on CRG-Parilla. Alongside them, Tom Joyner on Zanardi-Parilla will try and chase his second title on this track. CRG Keijzer Racing Team will field the Dutch driver Alexander Gaal.

CRG’s presence in category OK-Junior will be particularly big with a lot of very strong drivers, like the Norwegian fresh winner of the German Championship Dennis Hauger, the two Belgian-German brothers Esteban and O’neill Muth, the French Adam Eteki, the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof, the Italians Mattia Michelotto, Lorenzo Ferrari and Matteo Nannini, the Japanese girl Shion Tsujimoto, the Spanish Kilian Meyer Prat, the Argentine Luca Longhi and the Czech Dan Skocdopole, all on CRG-Parilla. The German Valentino Fritsch will compete on CRG-Tm instead.
Private teams will also be prsent in OK-Junior: CRG Kijzer Racing Team will line up the Dutch Kas Haverkort (CRG-Tm), CRG Holland the Norwegian Emil Merli Heyerdahl (CRG-Parilla) and the German Phil Hill (CRG-Tm).

The programme of Bahrain (local time):
Thursday 17.11.2016: free practice and qualifying from local 19:35 (17:35 CET).
Friday 18.11.2016: qualifying heats from 14:50.
Saturday 19.11.2016: Prefinals from 16:00; Final OK-Junior at 18:25; Final OK at 19:10.

Live TV and Live Timing at www.cikfia.com

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PAOLO DE CONTO STAR IN LAS VEGAS

The 20th edition of the SKUSA SuperNational will take place in Las Vegas in the very same weekend. Several strong names will be present at the start, including the new World Champion Paolo De Conto who will be competing in KZ with CRG Nordam. Also present, alongside De Conto, the Americans Jaskol Matt and Alexander Rossi and the Swede Benjamin Tornqvist – the latter was third at the International Super Cup KZ2. A lof of CRG drivers will be competing in one of the 10 categories on track in Las Vegas. This event is announced to be highly spectacular once again.
All results will be available at www.superkartsusa.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
15 November 2016

In the picture: Dennis Hauger (CRG-Parilla), OK-Junior. Ph. Joan Codina – FotoFormulaK.com

 

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MIRKO TORSELLINI ON THE PODIUM IN KZ2 AT HIS COMEBACK WITH CRG
Torsellini and CRG have been among the most competitive lineups at the 45th Trofeo delle Industrie in KZ2. Dalè also on the podium in P3 as Federer followed in fourth. CRG competitive also in 60 Mini and OK Junior. Tonoli dominated Prodriver Over.

Mirko Torsellini had a good debut with CRG works team, as he scored a podium in KZ2 at the comeback with the Italian outfit at the 45th Trofeo delle Industrie, race run during the weekend of October 30th at the South Garda Karting circuit of Lonato.

The Italian driver has been competitive since the beginning on CRG-Tm. Out of the 68 drivers entered in the traditional event organized by Parma Motorsport, he was second in his qualifying group and in the heats – where he ended fourth before pushing hard in Prefinal ending second. Torsellini has been very quick also in the Final. Always following the winner Riccardo Longhi, he posted the same fastest time but could never find the right gap to pass him.

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Torsellini ended therefore second at the flag of the Final, closing his effort right in Longhi’s slipstream and ahead of another great racer, former European Champion Andrea Dalè, who ended a very competitive weekend with the third step of the podium on CRG-Tm.

Another CRG driver secured the fourth place: the new European Champion Fabian Federer, recovered well from a hiccup in one heat on CRG-Modena. Among the quickest CRG drivers, the young Dutch Max Tubben was tenth on CRG-Tm leading Giacomo Pollini on CRG-Maxter and Fabrizio Rosati on CRG-Modena.

Daniele Vezzelli (CRG-Modena) was 21st, Mauro Simoni (CRG-Modena) 22nd after winning the second chance race. The Swiss Andrè Reinhard (CRG-Tm), Marco Valenti (CRG-Maxter), the Spanish driver Tomas Forne (CRG-Tm), Nicholas Pascu (CRG-Tm), Gerard Cebrian Ariza (CRG-Tm) and the Dane Anders Elkjaer (CRG-Vortex) could not qualify for the final stages instead.

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A NUMEROUS SQUAD FOR CRG IN OK JUNIOR

OK Junior’s race has had a good presence of strong CRG drivers, which confirmed the growth of the squad also in this category reserved to youngsters. The quickest of CRG lot was Mattia Michelotto who closed 14th in the Final, while Dan Skocdopole was 22nd, team Morsicani’s Leonardo Bizzotto was 27th, Lorenzo Ferrari 28th after the 12th place in Prefinal and Edoardo Maccari 34th, all on CRG-Parilla.

The Spanish driver of team Morsicani Ubertz Moar, the French Pierre-Louis Chovet, the German of RL-Competition Marius Zug, the other German Davids Trefilovs and Matteo Nannini who was quite unlucky in this occasion, could not get access to the final stages due to a series of race episodes.

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CRG DRIVERS PROTAGONIST IN 60 MINI

Category 60 Mini has been very competitive as usual, with 72 very young drivers at the start. Among the protagonists of the category, team Gamoto Racing’s drivers have been shining with the fifth place secured by Alfio Spina, the sixth of the Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto and the seventh of the Spanish driver Josè Gomez, all on CRG-Tm. The Belgian driver Ean Eyckmans also put in a strong performance ending 19th after fighting with the front runners in qualifying, as did the Spaniard Tomas Pinto at the debut with Gamoto. The young Chinese Cenyu Han had to settle for P25 in this occasion.

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TONOLI DOMINATING PRODRIVER OVER

The two Prodriver categories took part in this edition of the Trofeo delle Industrie. 2015 Italian Champion Andrea Tonoli dominated Prodiver Over on CRG-Tm. He won the Prefinal and the Final, after being on top in the heats and in qualifying. Paolo Castellan was seventh in Prodriver Under on CRG-Modena, while Vincenzo La Martina was 12th.

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

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
1 November 2016

In the pictures: 1) Mirko Torsellini and Andrea Dalè, KZ2; 2) KZ2 Podium; 3) Mattia Michelotto, OK Junior; 4) CRG Team Gamoto; 5) Prodriver Over Podium.

 

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MIRKO TORSELLINI REJOINS CRG: DEBUT AT THE TROFEO DELLE INDUSTRIE
Mirko Torsellini will be back to CRG for the next KZ international season with the multiple times winner Italian chassis pushed by a TM engine unit.

Mirko Torsellini is a welcome return at CRG – the driver from Tuscany will be back to the works team for an international KZ programme in 2017.

Mirko Torsellini, 23yrs old from Siena, is one of the most interesting talents on the international scene of the shifter category. He has been protagonist with CRG at the European KZ2 Championship in 2011 where he ended third. He was second in the WSK Euro Series KZ2, sixth in the CIK-FIA KZ2 World Cup, won the WSK Final Cup KZ2 and was crowned champion of category S1 in Las Vegas. The Italian driver claimed all these great results on CRG; he is now back to the Italian squad after several other experiences in karting.

MIRKO TORSELLINI, READY FOR A STRONG SEASON IN KZ

Mirko Torsellini has acquired a remarkable maturity in the past few seasons, and is now ready to get the success he deserves together with the most successful outfit of KZ, category in which Torsellini has always been among the main protagonists.

Mirko Torsellini will run 2017 international season as part of the CRG works team, competing on the multiple-times winning chassis of the Italian outfit pushed by a works TM engine. He will partake in the forthcoming Trofeo delle Industrie – race scheduled for 28-30 October 2016, wearing CRG colors.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
19 October 2016

In the picture: Mirko Torsellini at CRG, in between Eddy Tinini and CRG’s President Giancarlo Tinini.

 

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SATISFACTION AT CRG FOR THE DEBUT OF A LOT OF YOUNG TALENTS IN THE WSK FINAL CUP
Several new protagonists have been on track with CRG in OK Junior at the WSK Final Cup held in Adria. Michelotto and Eteki have been among the quickest, alongside Hauger. Joyner and Tonteri among the best of OK. CRG on the podium of Mini with Spina of Team Gamoto.

CRG works team has been present at the WSK Final Cup of Adria with several new young drivers in OK Junior, all talents ready to start a new professional path with the glorious Italian outfit that has secured a lot of international victories again this season in the World and European Championships.

The Italians Mattia Michelotto, Lorenzo Ferrari, Matteo Nannini and the French Adam Eteki made their debut with CRG in OK Junior, as the two young Germans Marius Zug and Valentino Fritsc that have already been active in DKM, and the Czech Dan Skocdopole.

HAUGER, MICHELOTTO AND ETEKI SHINING IN OK JUNIOR

The new DKM Champion Dennis Hauger was part of CRG works team of OK Junior in Adria. He has been shining despite some unlucky racing contacts. Hauger eventually has been the best of the lot and managed to finish the Final in seventh place from the 24th position on the grid, after the sixth time at the end of heats. Mattia Michelotto also run a strong race from the last place of the grid to the final P9. That was a great comeback run for both CRG drivers. Adam Eteki managed to find a place among the finalists ending with a good 22nd place.

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All the other CRG drivers managed to take part in the final stages after heats, but their run ended in the Prefinals, where only 17 places in each Prefinal granted a position in the Final. Dan Skocdopole was 19th, Valentino Fritsch 21st, Lorenzo Ferrari 23rd, Matteo Nannini 25th, Marius Zug 27th, as the latter was penalized more than the others by some contacts after closing heats with an encouraging 26th place. It has been a very important experience for all these youngsters anyway and they will certainly capitalize on this experience in the next races and seasons. The OK Junior Final was won by Victor Martins.

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JOYNER AND TONTERI AMONG THE BEST OF OK

CRG has fielded the other fresh DKM Champion Paavo Tonteri on CRG-Parilla in OK, as well as 2013 World Champion Tom Joyner on Zanardi-Parilla. These two drivers have been protagonist of OK, as they have been shining especially in the Final, after a series of unfortunate racing episodes in the heats. Tom Joyner has been the target of bad luck and had to retire in Prefinal, but put in a great comeback in the Final managing to get the final P5 thanks to a lot of overtaking and to the third fastest time of the race. Paavo Tonteri also had a positive race and managed to finish in the top ten in P8. Vittorio Mangili had to retire after an incident in Prefinal. The Final was won by Karol Basz.

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MINI’S POLE POSITON TO CENYU AND PODIUM TO SPINA

CRG colors have been present on Adria’s podium thanks to 60 Mini and to the good third place secured by Alfio Spina on CRG-Tm run by team Gamoto. He followed Maya Weug and Kirill Smal at the chequred flag. Some other drivers of Team Gamoto were among the quickest of the category, as the Malaysian Adam Putera who ended seventh, the Chinese Han Cenyu tenth but author of a splendid pole position in qualifying and the Spanish Jose Gomez who was eleventh. The other Team Gamoto’s driver, the French Evann Mallet, could not get the podium due to an incident (without physical consequences) when he was close to cross the finish line.

Dino Chiesa, Team Principal CRG: “All our young drivers of OK Junior run good races. They obviously still have to grow, but this is going to be CRG squad for 2017. Hauger and Michelotto put in two remarkable comebacks in the Final, as they respectively recovered some staggering 17 and 25 positions. This has been another good showcase of our material. The only down side is that the circuit of Adria, due to its wide run-offs, allows for aggressive racing. I believe that race direction should be stricter and take firmer decisions. There have been way too many contacts in all categories. Now we will get ready to fight for the World Championship next November 19th in Bahrain. We will field 17 drivers there, let’s hope this is our lucky number...”

All results are available at www.wsk.it

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

In the pictures: 1) Mattia Michelotto, OK Junior; 2) Dennis Hauger, OK Junior, 3) Paavo Tonteri, OK; 4) Alfio Spina, Mini. Ph. CRG Press

 
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