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CRG SHINING IN THE EUROPEAN CIK-FIA AND IN THE ROTAX EURO CHALLENGE
CRG works team had a promising kick off of the weekend. The Italian outfit had to split forces as it will be on track in Zuera (Spain) for the European CIK-FIA KZ, OK and OK Junior Championship and in Castelletto di Branduzzo (Italy) for the Euro Rotax Challenge.

Stan Pex, Paolo De Conto and Flavio Camponeschi have been shining in qualifying and heats of KZ in Spain as did Tom Joyner in OK, while Lukasz Bartoszuk, Luka Kamali and Oriol Dalmau Caballero have put in great performances in Italy in Rotax DD2, as did Kilian Meyer in Junior.

THE EUROPEAN CIK-FIA CHAMPIONSHIP IN ZUERA (SPAIN)

Among CRG drivers on track in Zuera's KZ, Paolo De Conto on CRG-Maxter came to the fore since qualifying when he posted the second quickest time being only 43 thousands off the pole position, while Flavio Camponeschi on CRG-Parilla – third in the standings after the round of Essay – had to settle for P10 in qualifying, and Simo Puhakka for P18. Stan Pex has been the quickest of the two Pex brothers, as he was fourth absolute, while the world champion Jorrit had some problems and ended 20th. At the end of the two heats, Stan Pex is fourth, leading Paolo De Conto and Flavio Camponeschi who managed to recoup up to P6. The other CRG drivers had a slower start: Andrea Dalè is 14th, Simo Puhakka 18th, Jorrit Pex 20th and in what appears to be a troubled weekend.

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The British driver Tom Joyner, on Zanardi-Parilla, came to the fore in OK securing the pole position and winning the two qualifying heats. Among the absolute quickest for CRG, the Spanish Pedro Hiltbrand, recouped well from the 14th time in qualifying and secured two good placings in the heats (4th and 5th), results that launched him to the provisional fourth place of the charts. Solid run also for the German Hannes Janker who is sixth. The others had a slower start: the Finn Paavo Tonteri is 15th, the Portuguese Andriy Pits is 25th and Felice Tiene is 29th.

Things are a bit more complicated in OK Junior, where some hiccups have happened. Among the CRG works drivers, the German Esteban Muth was the quickest in P14 after heats and securing the 5th time in qualifying. The British Teddy Wilson follows him in P18, the Norwegian Dennis Hauger recovered from the 30th time in qualifying to P19, the Canadian Antonio Serravalle is 42nd, the French Pierre-Louis Chovet 55th and the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof 64th. All of these drivers managed to qualify for the final stages on Sunday anyway, the only exception was O’neill Muth who could not find a place among the finalists.

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

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THE ROTAX MAX EURO CHALLENGE IN CASTELLETTO (ITALY)

Qualifying and heats of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge highlighted CRG performance in Castelletto di Branduzzo (Italy), especially in the shifter category DD2.

The Polish driver Lukasz Bartoszuk showed his great shape in DD2, as he was second quickest in qualifying and kept his momentum securing P2 after heats thanks to two third places. The German Luka Kamali, fifth in qualifying and third after the heats, showed his speed with a fourth and second place in the heats. The Spanish driver Oriol Dalmau Caballero also put in an excellent performance managing to recover all the way to P6 from the ninth place of qualifying.

In Junior, the Spanish driver Kilian Meyer was sixth in qualifying and secured two sixth places in the heats. An incident in the second heat unfortunately forced CRG driver to the 18th absolute position, but he certainly has what it takes to get some ground back in the final stages. The Swede Madeleine Radne and the two Germans Phil Doerr and Henri Jung will have to run the second chance races instead.

In Senior, both CRG drivers managed to qualify for the final stages, but a series of incidents will force them to start from the back: the British Ed Brand is 26th after heats following the 24th time in qualifying, while the Israeli Ido Cohen is 28th after his 30th time in qualifying.

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

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CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
14 May 2016

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, Zuera, KZ, Cunaphoto; 2) Tom Joyner, Zuera, OK, Cunaphoto; 3) Lukasz Bartoszuk, Castelletto, DD2, CRG Press; 4) Kilian Meyer, Castelletto, Junior, CRG Press.

 

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DOUBLE EUROPEAN ROUND FOR CRG IN ZUERA (CIK-FIA) AND CASTELLETTO (ROTAX)
CRG works team will be busy on track this coming weekend in Spain for the European Championship KZ, OK and OK Junior and in Italy for the Rotax Max Euro Challenge in the three categories DD2, Senior and Junior.

CRG will be on track for two particularly interesting and exciting international appointments that will take place in the same weekend of May 15th. The Italian outfit will compete in fact in Zuera for the second round of the CIK-FIA European Championship with KZ on track alongside OK and OK Junior. At the same time, the team will be busy in Castelletto for the second round of the Rotax Euro Challenge.

IN ZUERA CHARGING FOR KZ

KZ is ready to get on track for the second round of the season, as Flavio Camponeschi, on CRG-Parilla, will be among the main favourites in Zuera after the strong final of Essay, where he ended second and gained the third place of the classification. Alongside Camponeschi, Paolo De Conto on CRG-Maxter will also be among the protagonists of the weekend. He just missed out on getting the first podium of the CIK-FIA season, after being among the quickest in Essay. Simo Puhakka, also on CRG-Maxter, will be the third color bearer of CRG in KZ. The Finn is quite motivated to get some ground back in the classification, after the tenth place hauled in Essay.

Among the 25 participants of KZ, the world champion Jorrit Pex who is fresh leader of the DKM after Wackersdorf's opener, his brother Stan Pex with CRG Holland, and Andrea Dalè with team Nuova 3M will also be some certain protagonists of Zuera's weekend.

The classification of the European KZ Championship after the first round of Essay: 1. Ardigò points 49; 2. Iglesias 38; 3. Camponeschi 33; 4. De Conto 32; 5. Pescador 31; 6. Hajek 28; 7. Lennox-Lamb 22; 8. Dreezen 21; 9. Pex Jorrit 16; 10. Abbasse 13; 11. Puhakka 12.

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A STRONG TEAM IN OK AND OK JUNIOR

The round of Zuera is going to be quite important as it will open the European 2016 Championship for classes OK and OK Junior. CRG will line up its multi-winners chassis powered by Parilla given to top drivers. Felice Tiene (fourth last year in the European Championship KF), the home hero Pedro Hiltbrand, the Finn Paavo Tonteri (also showing a great shape in the first DKM race held in Wackersdorf), Tom Joyner on Zanardi (second last year in the European Championship), the German Hannes Janker (sixth in 2015) and the Portuguese Andriy Pits will all compete in OK.

Hopes are high also in OK Junior, as the Norwegian Dennis Hauger is now ready to aim to the podium of this category after the step up from 60 Mini. The British Teddy Wilson, the Canadian Antonio Serravalle, the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof, the two German brothers Esteban and O’neill Muth, and the French Pierre-Louis Chovet will complete CRG lineup for OK Junior.

Andrea Rosso will also be competing on CRG chassis run by team Morsicani Racing in his debut in OK Junior. Tara Eichenberger will race for X-Rei Motorsport and the Norwegian Emil Merli Heyerdahl for CRG Holland.

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European Championship 2016 Calendar KZ, KZ2, OK, OKJ
24.04.2016 Essay (F) KZ, KZ2
15.05.2016 - Zuera (E) KZ, OK, OKJ
05.06.2016 - Adria (I) KZ2, OK, OKJ
26.06.2016 - Portimao (P) OK, OKJ
31.07.2016 - Genk (B) KZ, KZ2, OK, OKJ

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

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CRG TO FIELD ITS COMPLETE SQUAD IN CASTELLETTO'S EURO ROTAX

During the same weekend of Zuera, the Circuit 7 Laghi of Castelletto di Branduzzo will stage the second round of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge after the opener that took place last April 3rd in Genk.

The Polish driver Lukasz Bartoszuk will be present in Castelletto for CRG after the great result he scored in the latest round of DD2. In Genk, he claimed the second place which also gave him the second place of the classification. The German Luka Kamali, 14th in Genk but definitely among the main interpreters of the category as he was seventh in the 2015 campaign, will get to Castelletto all set to score a good result. The Spanish driver Oriol Dalmau Caballero will also compete in DD2.

CRG will field the British driver Ed Brand in category Senior. He ended last year's campaign in fourth place and was eleventh in Genk. The Israeli Ido Cohen will also be among of the protagonists of OK this season.

Team CRG will be represented in category Junior by the Spanish driver Kilian Meyer, by the two Germans Phil Doerr and Henri Jung, and by the Swede Madeleine Radne.

Rotax Max Euro Challenge 2016 Calendar:
03.04.2016 – Genk (B)
15.05.2016 – Castelletto (I)
24.07.2016 – Zuera (E)
28.08.2016 – Salbris (F)

Results, Live Timing and Live TV will be available at www.rotaxmaxeurochallenge.com

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

In the pictures: 1) Flavio Camponeschi, KZ, Cunaphoto; 2) Felice Tiene, OK, Cunaphoto; 3) Dennis Hauger, OKJ. Cunaphoto. 4) Kilian Meyer, Rotax Junior, DSM Motorsport.

 

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ONE-TWO FOR TEAM GAMOTO RACING IN SINGAPORE’S STC ROK CUP 2016
The Sicilian team, on track in collaboration with IS Racing, claimed the victory in “Mini” with Nikhil Bohra and triumphed in Senior DVS with Noorzilan

Singapore, 7 May 2016. Team Gamoto Racing got it all in one of the longest exit of the season, the STC Rok Cup 2016, race held this weekend in Singapore.

The Sicilian team, that for this occasion has collaborated with IS Racing, monopolized class Mini Rok claiming the victory with the very young Indian driver Nikhil Bohra and the second place with the Malaysian Adam Putera, who has been protagonist in Europe with team Gamoto Racing in WSK.

Also shining in the same class and in the team led by Enzo and Salvatore Gatto, Akshay Bohra (Nikhil’s brother), who was eighth at the flag. The perfect weekend was completed by the victory of the local hero Amin Noorzilan in Senior DVS.

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This double win enriched the long prize list of team Gamoto Racing, ahead of the WSK Super Master Series that will run its fourth and final round next May 22nd at the Adria International Raceway in Italy.

In Italy, the French Evann Mallet, currently third in the classification, will battle the title out for the Italian outfit.

Press Office
CRG SpA
www.kartcrg.com
7 May 2016

In the pictures: 1) Nikhil Bohra and Adam Putera, Mini; 2) Amin Noorzilan, Senior DVS.

 

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SPECTACULAR CRG AT THE OPENER OF THE GERMAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN WACKERSDORF
The drivers competing on CRG chassis have been great protagonists at the circuit of Wackersdorf (Germany) in the first round of the German Championship. Jorrit Pex in KZ2, Max Tubben in Shifterckart Cup, Paavo Tonteri in OK and Dennis Hauger in OK Junior.

Spectacle did not go missing in the opener of the DMK in Germany at Wackersdorf. Four categories made it to the track, as alongside KZ2 the new KZ2 Shifterkart Cup took also place for semi-professional drivers. A lot of strong names of international karting came to the fore, including a big number of CRG drivers in a kind of festival of the Italian chassis that has been absolute protagonist of the first round of the German Championship.

JORRIT PEX AND CRG HOLLAND FIRST LEADER IN KZ2

CRG driver Jorrit Pex, who is the reigning world champion and winner of four German championships in a row from 2011 to 2014 was again in his place in KZ2. Jorrit Pex and CRG Holland won in fact the first of the two Finals of Wackersdorf after scoring the pole position, 11 thousands of a second clear of his brother Stan, and after winning both qualifying heats. His victory in Race-1 has been absolutely spectacular: he managed to win his campaign at the end of a good duel involving him, Hajek, Forè and Ardigò, as the third step of the podium went to another CRG driver, Simo Puhakka, on track with CRG Racing Germany. Paolo De Conto has also shown a great competitiveness on CRG run by Renda Motorsport. He was fifth at the flag after a good comeback race, while Fabian Federer was eighth on CRG run by SRP Racing Team and has been among the quickest of the first part of the race.

Simo Puhakka stalled at the start of race-2, which caused a multiple incident involving also Paolo De Conto who started right behind his team mate: this event put off two of the absolute protagonists on CRG. Jorrit Pex has been again among the quickest and was second behind Forè, scoring another podium that launched the CRG Holland driver on top of the classification. The podium was rounded up by another CRG driver, Daniel Stell, of Team SRP. Fabian Federer was eighth again, while Stan Pex was 13th after the DNF in Race-1. Dylan Davies of CRG Keijzer Racing was 19th in race-1 and 15th in race-2.

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MAX TUBBEN DOMINANT IN SHIFTERKART CUP

In KZ2 of DMSB Shifterkart Cup the two finals were won by the Dutch driver of CRG Holland Max Tubben. On the podium of race-1 also two other drivers of Tinini Group: the Austrian Christoph Hold on Maranello and the German Maximilian Paul on DR. Among CRG drivers, a great fourth place was obtained by the Spanish driver of Renda Motorsport Enrico Prosperi as the Swede Andreas Johansson and the Dutch Symen Wiggers of CRG Holland ended respectively in sixth and seventh place. As said, Max Tubben won also race-2, while Christoph Hold was second on Maranello and Maximilian Paul fourth on DR. The fifth and eighth place went to Symen Wiggers and Max Weering, both on CRG Holland. Max Tubben is currently leading the championship, with Christoph Hold second and Maximilian Paul third.

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CRG LEADING ALSO OK WITH TONTERI

The new OK category had 18 drivers at the start. The ruler in this case has been another CRG driver: the Finn Paavo Tonteri, who made it to the track with CRG TB Racing Team. Quickest in qualifying, Tonteri won both heats and then the first of the two Finals. In race-2 the CRG driver managed to get on the podium in P3, which earned him the classification lead, one point clear of race-2 winner Basz. A good race in OK was also put in by the German Tim Troger of CRG TB Racing Team. He was ninth in Race-1 and 12th in Race-2, as in the second Final he was proceeded by the Russian of CRG Keijzer Racing Ivan Nosov.

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GREAT RESULT FOR DENNIS HAUGER: ON THE PODIUM OF OK JUNIOR

The young Norwegian driver Dennis Hauger has been shining among the protagonists of OK Junior. In Wackersdorf he confirmed his speed, fighting always on top. Hauger, on track with CRG Holland, started on a high with the sixth time in qualifying at only 42 thousands from the pole position, keeping his momentum in the heats claiming two victories, one of which was turned later on into a P21 due to a time penalty. This also forced him to the eleventh time of the provisional classification after heats. The young driver of CRG was not upbeat and counter-charged in Race-1 scoring a good podium in P3. He later on confirmed his place among the quickest of race-2, ending with a spectacular P2, even if then he was relegated to the eighth place by a 5 seconds time penalty. Thanks to these two results, Hauger is currently holding a promising fourth place of the classification.

Among the quickest on CRG also Tara Eichenberber of X-Rei Motorsport, who was seventh in qualifying and tenth in Race-1, while the Russian Lev Golovin of CRG Keijzer Racing was eighth in race-1 and sixth in race-2 and Luca Maisch of CRG TB Racing Team was fifth in race-2.

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The next rounds of the German Championship:

12.06.2016 – Ampfing (D)
17.07.2016 – Genk (B)
11.09.2016 – Oschersleben (D)
25.09.2016 – Kerpen (D)

All results available at www.kart-dm.de/en/home/

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

In the pictures: : 1) Jorrit Pex, KZ2; 2) Jorrit Pex and Simo Puhakka, KZ2 podium Race-1; 3) Max Tubben, KZ2 Cup; 4) Paavo Tonteri, OK; 5) Dennis Hauger, podium OKJ; 6) KZ2 Race-1.
Ph. DKM Media / Kart Magazine.de

 

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CRG, CAMPONESCHI AND FEDERER ON THE PODIUM AT THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN ESSAY
Flavio Camponeschi took a good second place in KZ at the end of a great comeback race, Paolo De Conto also put in a good performance. Fabian Federer second and on the podium in KZ2.

Flavio Camponeschi obtained a spectacular second place in Essay (France) on CRG-Iame at the first round of the KZ European Championship thanks to a great comeback race. He managed in fact to forcefully turn the fifth place in Prefinal into a second place at the penultimate lap of the Final.

GREAT SECOND PLACE FOR CAMPONESCHI IN KZ

The 2015 European Champion Flavio Camponeschi is confirming his place among the most competitive drivers in his first season among the fields of CRG. The Italian run a good race in the first round of the KZ European Championship in France at Essay. Following an unlucky opening in qualifying where he was 21st, he started getting some ground back in the heats ending 14th. In Prefinal he gained the fifth place before keeping his momentum in the Final as he took the second place, thanks to a strong, but fair, attack on Iglesias when two laps were left to go.

This good run made Camponeschi start the European 2016 campaign on a high with CRG as he now holds the third place of the classification. The Italian is now 16 points shy of Final winner Ardigò, and 5 points short of Iglesias.

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Paolo De Conto has also been among the most competitive drives on CRG-Maxter. He was a strong protagonist of qualifying as he secured the third time, and then in the heats when he was second. In Prefinal, he took a good third place, but some problems in the Final affected his performance after a few laps, making him lose some positions before ending his effort in ninth place.

Simo Puhakka ended his race in the top ten after a troubled start in qualifying and in the heats. Puhakka managed to recover very well in the Final ending tenth though. Regarding CRG drivers in KZ, Jorrit Pex of CRG Holland was seventh, Andrea Dalè 17th, while Macau's driver Andy Chang and the French Julien Deharte had to retire.

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CRG AND FEDERER ON THE KZ2 PODIUM

Fabian Federer obtained a good result in KZ2 on CRG-Modena run by team SRP. Federer has always been among the quickest throughout the weekend and was only penalized by a retirement in one heat after two wins and the fourth place in qualifying. Following the second place in Prefinal, Federer claimed the second place in the Final at the end of a good series of duels behind the winner Luca Corberi. Stan Pex of CRG Holland was also among the absolute quickest. He was third in qualifying, won heats and his Prefinal. Stan Pex took an early lead of the Final, then slipped down to third keeping a good race pace, but eventually had to settle for P5.

CRG Keijzer Racing's Dylan Davies had a great start of the weekend with the second absolute time posted in qualifying, but in the Final he was 19th. The Swede Benjamin Tornqvist was 17th instead. The Spanish driver of Renda Motorsport Enrico Prosperi had to retire, while the American Sting Ray Robb, the Japanese Fuma Horio and Fabrizio Rosati could not qualify for the final stages.

Stan Pex is now third in the KZ2 European Championship, 11 points short of Luca Corberi, while Fabian Federer is fifth 13 points shy of the top.

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The next rounds of the European KZ and KZ2 Championship:

15.05.2016 - Zuera (S) KZ
05.06.2016 - Adria (I) KZ2
31.07.2016 - Genk (B) KZ-KZ2

All results are available at www.cikfia.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
24 April 2016

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In the pictures: 1) Flavio Camponeschi, KZ; 2) Paolo De Conto, KZ; 3) Fabian Federer, KZ2; 4) Fabian Federer, KZ2 podium; 5) Flavio Camponeschi, KZ podium.
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CRG HEADING TO ESSAY FOR THE KZ AND KZ2 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP OPENER
The first round of the KZ and KZ2 European Championship is scheduled for 22-24 April in France. CRG will line up its full squad in the categories where the Italian outfit has 20 continental titles under its belt.

The International CIK-FIA season is kicking off in France this weekend with the first round of the KZ and KZ2 European Championships scheduled from 22nd to 24th April at the International Circuit of Aunay-Les-Bois in Essay (Lower Normandy).

CRG will get to Essay with its full lineup for both shifter categories, a territory where the Italian outfit has always displayed a great competitiveness, as witnessed by the hall of fame: the Tinini Group has in fact secured 20 titles in the European Championship so far.

HUNTING A GOOD RESULT IN KZ

CRG works team for KZ will comprise 2015 KZ European Champion Flavio Camponeschi, on CRG-Parilla, KZ2 European Champion of 2010 and KZ's of 2011 Paolo De Conto, the Finn Simo Puhakka and Macau's Andy Chang Wing Chung, all on CRG-Maxter.

CRG Holland will field the strong Dutch driver Jorrit Pex, who secured the title of 2015 KZ World Champion and that of KZ2 European Champion in 2012, while 2014 European Champion Andrea Dalè and the French Julien Deharte will get on track with private teams.

A STRONG LINEUP ALSO IN KZ2

CRG lot for KZ2 is also quite strong and numerous. The works team will in fact comprise the Japanese Fuma Horio, Fabrizio Rosati and the American Sting Ray Robb, all on CRG-Maxter.

Team CRG Keijzer Racing will field the Dutch Dylan Davies, while CRG Holland will line up the Dutch Stan Pex, who is ready for hitting the big target, and the Swedish drivers Benjamin Tornqvist and Andreas Johansson. KZ2 European Champion of 2011 Fabian Federer will drive for team SRP, the Spanish Enrico Prosperi for Renda Motorsport and the German Dominik Schmidt for TB Motorsport.

THE KZ-KZ2 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR

24.04.2016 - Essay (F) KZ-KZ2
15.05.2016 - Zuera (S) KZ
05.06.2016 - Adria (I) KZ2
31.07.2016 - Genk (B) KZ-KZ2

THE PROGRAMME OF ESSAY'S WEEKEND (GMT+2)

Friday 22 April: Free practice at 8:25hrs
Saturday 23 April: Qualifying at 10:25hrs; Qualifying heats at 13:10hrs.
Sunday 24 April: Second Chance Races at 9:40hrs; Prefinals at 11:05hrs, Finals at 13:40hrs.

Live Timing, TV Live Streaming and all results will be available at www.cikfia.com

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

In the picture: Flavio Camponeschi and Paolo De Conto, KZ. Cunaphoto.it

 

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LONGHI AND CRG KICKING OFF THE ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A PODIUM IN KZ2
The 2015 Italian Champion Longhi and team Modena Kart got the podium in the first final of Castelletto. A victory for the new driver of Team Gamoto Spina and a double podium for Mallet in 60 Mini. Graziani and Torreggiani also on the podium in the new ACI Kart Junior, Colombo in Prodriver Over.

The first round of the Italian ACI Karting Championship was held in Castelletto di Branduzzo with 207 drivers on track. CRG drivers have been displaying a great level of competitiveness fighting for the top places of the classification in KZ2 with Team Modena Kart's Ricardo Longhi and in 60 Mini, where Team Gamoto has secured the victory with the new arrival Alfio Spina and took a double podium with Evann Mallet.

FIRST PODIUM OF THE SEASON FOR LONGHI IN KZ2

Category KZ2 had 55 drivers on track. Italian 2015 Champion Riccardo Longhi, on CRG-TM run by Team Modena Corse, has been once again among the quickest getting on the podium of Race-1 in Castelletto di Branduzzo. He secured in fact a great third place after shining in qualifying with the quickest time of his group. Longhi kept his momentum claiming two wins and a second place in the heats. Race-2 started with top 8 grid inversion and Longhi had to concede some positions early on closing his effort in P6, but putting his name forward as one of the main contenders to victory of the Italian Championship.

Another Modena Kart driver has shown great speed in KZ2. Alessio Baldi, was in fact third of his qualifying group and eighth in the heats. Baldi could not shine later on due to a 10s time penalty in race-1, as happened to Lorenzo Giannoni, also on track with Modena Kart, who was slowed down by several problems.

Matteo Mazzucchelli has also raised CRG flag high: he was seventh in Race-1 and ninth in Race-2.

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ALFIO SPINA AND TEAM GAMOTO TRIUMPHING IN 60 MINI

In 60 Mini, category with 70 drivers at the start, Team Gamoto and the new arrival Alfio Spina scored a great result on CRG-Tm. He took in fact a great victory in Race-2 after being seventh in Race-1. Another driver of team Gamoto was also among the quickest: the very young French Evann Mallet was in fact third absolute in qualifying, improved to second after heats and ended both Finals on the podium in P3.

Leonardo Bizzotto of Team Morsicani has been very quick in 60 Mini. He was sixth absolute in qualifying, eighth after heats, eighth again in Race-1 and sixth in Race-2.

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GRAZIANI AND TORREGGIANI ON THE PODIUM OF THE NEW ACI KART JUNIOR

In ACI Kart Junior – the new category employing Iame single branded engines and open also to eleven years old drivers, CRG's Luca Graziani and Mathias Torreggiani managed to secure the podium. Graziani was third in both Finals, Torreggiani ended the second Final in P2 at the end of a lively series of position exchanges with his rival Menegon.

In OK Junior, Andrea Rosso of Team Morsicani had to retire in the first final after the third place scored in the heats. He managed to recoup well in Race-2 though as he ended sixth. Davide Colombo obtained a great second place in Prodriver Over's Race-1, while Pasquale Feola on LH-Tm run by Team Valentino Racing was second absolute after a retirement due to incident in the first Final. Lorenzo Natali has been very quick in Prodriver Under for CRG-Tm, as he ended both Finals in the top-ten.

All results are available at www.acisportitalia.it

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

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In the pictures: 1) Riccardo Longhi, KZ2; 2) Race-1, KZ2 podium; 3) Alfio Spina, 60 Mini; 4) Race-2, 60 Mini podium with Spina and Mallet. Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG SHINING IN LA CONCA'S WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES
De Conto and Camponeschi great protagonists of KZ in the third of the four rounds of the WSK Super Master Series. Joyner on the podium of OK, Hiltbrand still leading the classification. Wilson and Hauger front runners in OK Junior. Maiden win for Mallet of
Team Gamoto in 60 Mini.

CRG drivers have been among the main protagonists of the third round of the WSK Super Master Series held in La Conca, showing great competitiveness in all the three main categories. Team Gamoto and Evan Mallet finally getting the victory that they were hunting in 60 Mini.

DE CONTO AND CAMPONESCHI THE MAIN PROTAGONISTS

CRG displayed a great shape starting from qualifying in KZ, as Flavio Camponeschi (CRG-Parilla) posted the absolute quickest time, while Paolo De Conto (CRG-Maxter) was quickest of his group and second absolute just 94 thousands shy of Camponeschi. This is the best picture of the event that was confirmed in the remainder of the weekend, despite some blistering problems at the tyres. Simo Puhakka (CRG-Maxter) also found his place among the quickest of the Prefinal, as he recovered well from some hiccups in the heats. Unfortunately, the victory that CRG drivers could aim to went missing in the Final. De Conto had to fight blistering on his tyres and had to give up on his hopes for a podium finish, settling for P4. Camponeschi accumulated some delay due to a contact early into the race and closed his effort in sixth place. Puhakka was forced to the retirement. CRG Holland's Jorrit Pex closed within the top ten in P10 after a great comeback run.

Giacomo Pollini and Renda Motorsport got on the podium of KZ2 and this second place confirmed his classification lead. Luigi Musio and Team Palmisano were also on the podium in third place. Fabrizio Rosati ended 24th due also to a penalty after running a good Prefinal and earning his place among the finalists.

HILTBRAND STILL LEADING OK

Tom Joyner (Zanardi) got on the podium of OK by taking a good second place at the end of a weekend where he showed great competitiveness. Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG-Parilla) closed right at the feet of the podium, managing to recover from a troubled Prefinal where he ended 14th. Hiltbrand confirmed therefore his classification lead thanks to this fourth place and will reach the closing round of Adria next May 22nd as the favourite. The other two CRG drivers Felice Tiene and the Finn Paavo Tonteri hit some troubles. The first ended tenth after a promising sixth place in the heats, while the second was 14th.

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GOOD PERFORMANCES ALSO IN OK JUNIOR

The British driver Teddy Wilson (CRG-Parilla) put in a great race in OK Junior. He ended fourth in the Final at the end of a good weekend where he showed a crescendo of results: the 16th place in qualifying was followed by the 13th after the heats and the fourth in the Prefinal. A good confirmation came also from the Norwegian Dennis Hauger (CRG-Parilla), who was seventh in Final after a great racing weekend (6th absolute in qualifying, 11th after heats and 6th in Prefinal). The Canadian Antonio Serravalle (CRG-Tm) had to retire from the Final, while the French Pierre-Louis Chovet (CRG-Parilla) just missed out in finding his place among the finalists, as he ended the Prefinal in P19.

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MAIDEN VICTORY FOR EVANN MALLET IN 60 MINI

The French Evann Mallet (CRG-Tm) of Team Gamoto has had the upper hand since qualifying in 60 Mini. He kept his momentum in the Final closing his effort with a great victory. Among the most competitive drivers, the Malaysian of Team Gamoto Adam Putera was fourth, and Justin Polman of CRG Holland, fifth. Thanks to this victory, Mallet is currently third in the classification and among the main favourites in the title hunt.

THE INTERVIEW

Dino Chiesa, CRG Team Principal: “We are quite happy at the end of the third round of WSK. I would like to emphasize the problem of the front fairing though. Apparently, the nose cone of some karts never gets displaced. Every law has its loophole. The front fairing rule has to be revised, it is definitely not possible to run the European and the World Championship in this situation with the risk of wasting a season long work. I hope that the International Federation will address this issue and sort it in the interest of karting.”

“In La Conca - continued Dino Chiesa – we could have got something better, but the final balance is very positive anyway. We ended at the feet of the podium in OK Junior with the fourth place of Wilson, while Hauger was penalized at the start and ended seventh. We had two drivers in the top ten anyway. This shows that our material is good. The performance growth of our OK drivers is continuing: Hiltbrand confirmed his classification lead and was again very fast. His recovery from the 14th place of the Prefinal to the 4th of the Final has been excellent. We also scored a podium with Joyner, who ended second. We experienced some blistering problems in KZ, but we showed great speed throughout the weekend. We are definitely ready to take the win.”

All results are available at www.wsk.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
4 April 2016

In the pictures: 1) Flavio Camponeschi and Paolo De Conto, KZ; 2) Teddy Wilson, OKJ; 3) Evann Mallet, Mini. Ph. Cunaphoto.it

 

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CRG HEADING TO LA CONCA FOR THE WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES
The third round of the WSK Super Master Series will take place at the International Circuit La Conca in the first weekend of April. CRG works team reaches this appointment as a protagonist in all categories.

The International Circuit La Conca of Muro Leccese will stage the third round of the WSK Super Master Series in the weekend of 1-3 April. CRG and its drivers reach this appointment as main protagonists of the event and OK classification leader with Pedro Hiltbrand.

HILTBRAND LEADING OK CLASSIFICATION

CRG drivers have been shining in the new international class OK of the WSK Super Master Series. Despite the final results could have been better if it were not for some incidents like in the case of the latest race of Sarno, the competitiveness of the CRG chassis and Parilla engine has been high as the speed put in by the drivers, starting from the Spanish Pedro Hiltbrand, who is currently leading the classification thanks to two victories in the Prefinals of Castelletto and Sarno and a third place in the two Finals. Felice Tiene, the British Tom Joyner – very close to the victory in Sarno on Zanardi chassis – , the Finn Paavo Tonteri and the German Hannes Janker have also shown great speed. The objective for La Conca is to consolidate the classification and obtain some further prestigious positions that are definitely at reach of all CRG drivers.
The Dutch Team CRG Keijzer Racing will also compete in category OK with Richard Verschoor, Ido Cohen and Alexander Gaal.

READY TO ATTACK ALSO IN KZ AND KZ2

The fight for the victory of KZ is quite exciting and sees some CRG drivers in the front line. So far, Paolo De Conto, on CRG-Maxter, has obtained the best results for CRG colors, as he is third in the classification after the victory in the Prefinal and the third place in the Final of Castelletto and the third place in Sarno's Prefinal and Final. Regarding the front runners, Flavio Camponeschi, on CRG-Parilla, is currently sixth in the standings. The Finnish driver Simo Puhakka is still a bit on the back but is recovering quickly, as the reigning World Champion Jorrit Pex of CRG Holland.

The KZ2 classification is led by Giacomo Pollini on CRG-Tm run by team Renda Motorsport, who is followed by Stan Pex of CRG Holland. A strong performance is also awaited in La Conca from the local hero Luigi Musio on CRG-Tm of Team Palmisano, and from Fabrizio Rosati on CRG-Maxter, who had an unlucky start.

YOUNGSTERS GROWING FAST IN OK JUNIOR

The competitiveness of the Norwegian driver of CRG Dennis Hauger, who is at his first season in OK Junior after the move from Mini, is turning out to be more and more incisive. The objective of CRG drivers in this category is to recover some lost ground in the classification. Alongside the aforementioned Hauger, the British Teddy Wilson, the French Pierre-Louis Chovet who recently made his debut at the Margutti Trophy, and the Canadian Antonio Serravalle, on track with CRG Holland, will defend CRG colors in La Conca.

BIZZOTTO, CAMPLESE AND MALLET IN MINI'S TOP TEN

The CRG lot of 60 Mini is ready to shine with private teams. Leonardo Bizzotto of Team Morsicani is in fact third in the championship, while Riccardo Camplese and Evann Mallet of Team Gamoto are respectively ninth and tenth.

THE PROGRAMME (CEST):

Friday 1 April: qualifying OKJ, OK, KZ-KZ2 from 14.00hrs; heats OKJ from 16.45hrs.
Saturday 2 April: qualifying 60 Mini at 10.25hrs; heats from 11.00hrs.
Sunday 3 April: heats 60 Mini from 10.25hrs; Prefinals at 11.00hrs; Final OK at 14.00hrs; Final OK Junior at 14.30hrs; Final 60 Mini at 15.00hrs; Final KZ-KZ2 at 15.30hrs.

Live Timing, Live Streaming and all results will be available at www.wsk.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
31 March 2016

In the picture: Pedro Hiltbrand, OK. Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG ON THE WSK PODIUM WITH HILTBRAND, DE CONTO, POLLINI AND BIZZOTTO
Tiene has been the main protagonist of OK but was pushed off track in the Prefinal, Hiltbrand confirmed his classification lead with the victory in Prefinal and the third place in the Final. De Conto on the podium of KZ, Pollini winning KZ2. Bizzotto third in Mini.

CRG only missed out on taking the victory to be completely satisfied at the end of the second round of the WSK Super Master Series but, in the end, several important podiums were obtained as the one secured by Pedro Hiltbrand in OK. He was third in the Final after winning the Prefinal. These results confirmed his classification lead.

HILTBRAND ON THE PODIUM OF OK

OK has been bitter-sweet in the Prefinal, where a great performance was awaited by Felice Tiene, on CRG-Parilla, after the victory in two heats on Saturday placed him among the main favourites for the victory in the final stages. The Italian driver of CRG was about to take the lead in the Prefinal, but was sent off track due to a hard and quite dubious contact by his direct rival. As Tiene was out of the Prefinal, Pedro Hiltbrand managed to take the win at the end of a great comeback race that earned him 40 precious points for the Championship. In the Final, Tiene was involved in an early incident, while Tom Joyner (Zanardi) turned out to be very competitive on top but had to give his victory hopes up in the last lap due to an engine problem. Hiltbrand gained therefore another precious third position behind Travisanutto and Novalak. The third place confirmed CRG driver's lead in the series' standings after two rounds.

The German of CRG Hannes Janker ended with a great seventh place, the Finn Paavo Tonteri was 15th and the Israeli Ido Cohen 16th. The Dutch Alexander Gaal of CRG Keijzer ended his effort in 19th place due to a 10 seconds time penalty.

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DE CONTO GETS THE THIRD PLACE IN KZ, POLLINI WINS KZ2

Paolo De Conto (CRG-Maxter) obtained the podium of KZ after a great battle, that made him close behind Ardigò and Abbasse, while Jorrit Pex of CRG Holland showed great speed taking a good fifth place at the end of a stunning comeback race. Flavio Camponeschi (CRG-Parilla), third in Prefinal, was among the main protagonists taking a good eighth place in the Final, as was Simo Puhakka (CRG-Maxter) who ended 11th.

Giacomo Pollini, on CRG-Tm run by team Renda Motorsport, got the highest satisfaction of CRG's lot in KZ2. He was 12th absolute but got on the top step of the podium of the smaller category after the victory scored last Sunday at the Andrea Margutti Trophy and the third place at Castelletto's round of WSK. Pollini proceeded Mauro Simoni (DR) and Luigi Musio on CRG-Tm run by Team Palmisano in the KZ2 Final. Thanks to this victory, Pollini is the new leader of KZ2. Fabrizio Rosati was 21st absolute and eighth in KZ2 on CRG-Maxter.

HAUGER SLOWED DOWN IN THE OK JUNIOR FINAL

CRG drivers had a troubled weekend in OK Junior. The Norwegian Dennis Hauger, on CRG-Parilla, was the most productive of the lot and was the only one making it to the Final. Unfortunately, Hauger got stuck in an incident at the first lap, but managed to rejoin and closed his race in 15th place. Gianluca Petecof could not get access to the Final due to a 10s penalty in the Prefinal, which was a pity as the young Brazilian had shown great speed. The Canadian Antonio Serravalle and the British Teddy Wilson could not run the Final either.

BIZZOTTO ON THE PODIUM OF 60 MINI

Leonardo Bizzotto obtained a very good podium in 60 Mini with Team Morsicani. He was third behind Minì and Paparo. Riccardo Camplese was also among the quickest and ended sixth with Team Gamoto.

INTERVIEWS:

Dino Chiesa, CRG Team Principal: “Junior kicked off very badly due to qualifying held on the dry and wet mixed conditions. Our drivers were quite unlucky and had to start from the back. If you start behind the race becomes really difficult. Laptimes were good, but when one starts from the back a lot of pitfalls might be ahead. The victory in OK slipped off Felice Tiene's hands first, and Tom Joyner's then. Tiene had an incident in Prefinal, while Joyner suffered an engine problem during the last lap when leading the race. Only consolation is that Pedro Hiltbrand confirmed his classification lead with the victory in Prefinal and the third place in the Final. We are working to improve in KZ, we have always been among the front runners and scored a great third place with Paolo De Conto. We are always among the protagonists.”

Paolo De Conto, KZ: “We just missed the win by a whisker. We improved a lot after setting up the engine this morning with Savard, but something was still quite not right. In Prefinal and in Final I have been more competitive and I am happy for the podium anyway.”

Pedro Hiltbrand, OK: “We had some difficulties in the Final, but the victory in the Final was quite square. We still have some work to do ahead of the next round of La Conca to be even more competitive. Our objective is now to win the Championship.”

All results are available at www.wsk.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
20 March 2016

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In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ; 2) Pedro Hiltbrand, OK; 3) Podium Paolo De Conto 4) Podium Pedro Hiltbrand. Ph. CRG Press

 
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