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CRG, GREAT SURPRISES AT THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN ADRIA
Uncertain weather and a thunderstorm made things tricky in Adria, but Dennis Hauger has been a great protagonist of OK Junior, Fabrizio Rosati shining in KZ2 and Tonteri in OK.

The CIK-FIA European Championship of KZ2, OK and OK Junior is underway at the Adria Karting Raceway and brought a series of very promising results for CRG in qualifying, and interesting surprises too.

DENNIS HAUGER GREAT PROTAGONIST IN OK JUNIOR

OK JUNIOR. The young Norwegian driver of CRG Dennis Hauger confirmed to have reached a high level of competitiveness in qualifying held this morning. He claimed a stunning pole position in OK Junior, leading a whole 68 drivers! Hauger’s winning pace on CRG-Parilla continued also in the afternoon heats, when he took one victory and three excellent second places.

Also shining in OK Junior, the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof, the British Teddy Wilson and Andrea Rosso of Team CRG Morsicani. The two German brothers Muth, O’neill and Esteban have also been running a solid day, while the Canadian Antonio Serravalle and the French Pierre-Louis Chovet have not shown a continuity of results so far.

OK Junior, standings of CRG drivers after heats: 1. Hauger, 18. Petecof, 19. Wilson, 41. Muth O’Neill, 47. Serravalle, 55. Muth Esteban, 68. Chovet.

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FABRIZIO ROSATI TO THE FORE IN KZ2

KZ2. A nice surprise arrived also in KZ2, thanks to a very competitive Fabrizio Rosati in such a difficult category. The Italian driver, on CRG-Maxter, was 12th absolute – out of 52 drivers – in qualifying, and then put in great results in the heats, exception made for the last one, where he slipped down to the back due to some contacts on the humid tarmac.

Regarding the other CRG drivers of KZ2, Fabian Federer on CRG-Modena run by SRP Racing Team, has also been shining posting the second quickest lap of qualifying, while Stan Pex of CRG Holland was sixth in qualifying and obtained a second place in the heats.

The other two works drivers on CRG-Maxter, namely the American Sting Ray Robb and the Japanese Fuma Horio, had a bit of a slow start so far, as the latter has also been suffering muscle pain after an incident. The Portuguese Yohan Azedo Sousa on Zanardi is also in the lower part of the charts so far.

KZ2, standings of CRG drivers after heats: 3. Pex, 6. Federer, 18. Rosati; 41. Horio; 51. Robb.

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TONTERI DOMINATING IN OK

The excellence of CRG in OK has been the Finnish driver Paavo Tonteri, who was the quickest of the Italian outfit drivers on CRG-Parilla in qualifying with the fifth time, and then he managed very well on the dry-wet-humid tarmac during the heats (as an habit for a Finn) and his results have been even better. Tonteri is in fact leading the charts after the heats, thanks to a third and a second place.

Pedro Hiltbrand has also put in a solid run recovering from the P8 of qualifying. The Spanish driver has claimed a victory under the rain, and has been protagonist again in the second heat, where he eventually was fourteenth. Hiltbrand is fourth after heats.

Felice Tiene has recovered up to P5 following the eighth and eleventh places obtained in in the heats and the 15th in qualifying. Tom Joyner on Zanardi ended heats in seventh place, after the 13th place of qualifying, the fifth place in the first heat and the 15th in the second. The Portuguese driver Andrij Pits closed his day lower down the field instead.

OK, standings of CRG drivers after heats: 1. Tonteri, 4. Hiltbrand, 5. Tiene, 7. Joyner, 27. Pits.

THE PROGRAMME (GMT+2):

Sunday 5 June: Prefinals from 10:55, Finals from 14:15.

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

European 2016 KZ, KZ2, OK, OKJ Championship’s calendar
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

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

In the pictures: 1) Dennis Hauger, OKJ; 2) Fabrizio Rosati, KZ2; 3) Paavo Tonteri, OK.
Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG AT THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP FOR KZ2, OK AND OK JUNIOR IN ADRIA
The second round of the European Championship for categories KZ2, OK and OK Junior will take place in Adria. All CRG drivers will be hunting for success after the opener of Essay and Zuera.

The Adria Karting Raceway is about to stage its first CIK-FIA event with the second round of the European Championship for categories KZ2, OK and OK Junior. CRG works team will be present with its drivers to get a good result in a race that is certainly going to be crucial in the campaign ahead of the closing round of Genk at the end of July.

A LOT OF CRG DRIVERS IN KZ2

KZ2 will be at its second round of a season that already kicked off in Essay. CRG works team will feature Fabrizio Rosati, the Japanese Fuma Horio and the American Sting Ray Robb, all on CRG-Maxter, while the Portuguese Yohan Azedo Sousa will make it to the track on Zanardi-Parilla.

Several other drivers will be representing CRG colors. Starting from Fabian Federer, who was second in Essay, the Estonian Kaspar Kallasmaa of SRP Racing Team, the strong Dutch Stan Pex who has been shining in Essay alongside the Swedes Benjamin Tornqvist and Andreas Johansson of CRG Holland, the Spanish Oliver Enrico Prosperi of Renda Motorsport, Dylan Davies of CRG Keijzer Racing and the German Dominik Schmidt of TB Motorsport.

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CRG HUNTING A GOOD RESULT ALSO IN OK AND OK JUNIOR

Hopes to counter charge in OK after the partial disappointment of Zuera with victory ambitions, will be on Felice Tiene, on the Spanish driver Pedro Hiltbrand, and on the strong Finn Paavo Tonteri, all on CRG-Parilla. To be followed also the British Tom Joyner, on Zanardi, who has been among the main protagonists of the first round in Zuera.

A good number of CRG drivers will be present also in OK Junior. The more and more competitive Norwegian Dennis Hauger has been among the absolute best in the recent WSK race of Adria and will be joined among the CRG lot by the British Teddy Wilson, the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof, the French Pierre-Louis Chovet, the Canadian Antonio Serravalle, the German Esteban Muth, who has been among the best in the round of Zuera, and his brother O’neill Muth. Morsicani Racing will also line up Andrea Rosso, and X-Rei Motorsport Tara Eichenberger.

THE PROGRAMME (GMT+2):

Friday 3 June: free practice.
Saturday 4 June: qualifying from 9:50, heats from 12:20.
Sunday 5 June: Prefinals from 10:55, Finals from 14:15.

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

European 2016 KZ, KZ2, OK, OKJ Championship’s calendar
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

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

In the pictures: 1) Felice Tiene, OK; 2) Dennis Hauger, OK Junior. Ph. Cunaphoto.it

 

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CRG WITH MEYER ON THE PODIUM OF THE EURO X30 JUNIOR IN CASTELLETTO
The first round of the Euro Series X30 took place in Castelletto and CRG has been protagonist of the event with the young Spanish driver Kilian Meyer, who secured a great second place in the Final.

The Circuit 7 Laghi of Castelletto (Italy) has staged another international event only one week after the Euro Rotax: the first round of the X30 Euro Series 2016, race also organized by RGMMC Group. The young Spanish driver of CRG’s team led by Martin Reuvers has been protagonist of X30 Junior.

Following the tenth place obtained by Kilian Meyer in the past race of the Euro Rotax Challenge on CRG-Rotax, the Spaniard has put in another great race in Castelletto showing a crescendo of results in X30 Junior on CRG-Iame. He eventually claimed a great absolute P2 in the Final.

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MEYER IN CASTELLETTO’S X30 JUNIOR

The weekend of started with Meyer posting the sixth fastest time in qualifying, position that was later on confirmed after the three qualifying heats. In Prefinal Meyer managed to recover well from a poor start where he lost some positions, and then secured the fourth place at the sprint to the line thanks to several very quick laps. In the Final he was fifth at the end of the first lap, but then recouped well up to P3 and at half way through he managed to install himself in second place, keeping constantly the slipstream of the British winner Lulham.

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Thanks to the fourth place obtained in the Prefinal and the second place in the Final, Kilian Meyer is third in the classification of the Euro Series X30, only two points shy of the leader.

The second and final round of the Euro Series X30 is scheduled for next July 17th in Spain at the International Circuit of Zuera. All results are available at www.x30euro.com

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

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In the pictures: Meyer in Castelletto’s Euro X30, Ph. DSM Motorsport.

 

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CRG DRIVERS FIGHTING A GREAT BATTLE IN THE FINAL ROUND OF WSK
Camponeschi ended fourth in the KZ Championship in the closing round of WSK Super Master Series in Adria. Pollini second in KZ2 by one point. Hiltbrand slipped down to third in OK. Hauger new star of OKJ, Gomez great in Mini.

The WSK Super Master Series named its winners of the four categories KZ, KZ2, OK, OK Junior and 60 Mini at the Adria International Raceway. The closing round had a lot of twists for CRG drivers that have been fighting for the victory in at least three categories. A podium arrived in the end for Pedro Hiltbrand in OK and for Giacomo Pollini in KZ2.

CAMPONESCHI FOURTH IN KZ

Flavio Camponeschi has been representing CRG colors in the most powerful category, KZ. The Italian driver on CRG-Parilla run a good weekend. Always among the main protagonists, he claimed a great second place in his Prefinal. After a good start from P3 in the Final, he lost some ground due to grip problems and could not find the right gap to “emerge” from the leading group. Camponeschi had to settle for P8 closing in the slipstream of his rivals. The Final and the Championship were won by Ardigò, while Camponeschi ended fourth in the championship.

POLLINI SECOND IN KZ2

Giacomo Pollini on CRG-Tm was the favourite to the title at the eve. He had been leading the classification since the beginning, but team Renda Motorsport’s driver had a double hiccup in Adria. He lost the championship to race winner Leonardo Lorandi by one point only. Pollini won his Prefinal, but in the Final he was handed a 10s penalty due to the mis-positioning of his front fairing following a unintentional contact with a rival. Meanwhile, a contact (with kart lifted up in the air) involving Lorandi and the Swedish Benjamin Tornqvist of CRG Holland did not make Lorandi’s nose cone drop. That put the word end to the race of CRG Holland’s driver though, who had been third in his Prefinal. Pollini eventually had to concede his classification lead to Lorandi by one point.

In KZ2, the Portuguese Yohan Sousa was seventh at the debut on Zanardi-Parilla, Fabrizio Rosati was ninth on CRG-Maxter and ended 12th in the classification. Luigi Musio of Team Palmisano was fourth of KZ2 in the Final and in the championship, was the best of CRG private drivers. The Japanese Fuma Horio had some blistering problems ending his Prefinal in 18th place and could not qualify for the Final. Fabian Federer had to retire in KZ on CRG-Modena.

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HILTBRAND SLIPPING DOWN TO THIRD IN OK

The Spanish driver of CRG in OK Pedro Hiltbrand on CRG-Parilla ended his weekend quite unexpectedly. He was in fact involved in an incident in Prefinal, after being among the main title contenders also in this occasion. Following the incident in the first lap of the Prefinal, Hiltbrand recovered well in the Final taking a good P14, but had to concede the classification lead that he had been previously held since the first of the four rounds of the WSK Super Master Series. In the end he had to settle for the third place in the final classification, closing behind Travisanutto and Basz. After the Prefinal, Tom Joyner on Zanardi-Parllla saw his title chances boosted up as he was second in the championship at 155 points, only 7 short of Hiltbrand that was still leading at that point despite his troubles. In the Final, an engine failure prevented Joyner from fighting for the championship until the end and relegated him to the final fifth place in the standings.

Felice Tiene had another good run at the end of a “steep” weekend, as he closed his effort with the fifth place in the Final. Alike, the Finn Paavo Tonteri pulled a good seventh place after shining in qualifying (P4) and in the heats. Tiene ended the championship in P12, while Tonteri was 15th.

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HAUGER SHINING IN OK JUNIOR

Dennis Hauger has been protagonist of an exciting run in OK Junior. The young Norwegian of CRG is proving to be quicker and quicker in his debut year in the category. After the pole position, two victories in the heats and two other unlucky heats, Hauger put in a great recovery in the Prefinal claiming P2. He led the Final for the first few laps before ending second in Collet’s slipstream. Hauger ended the championship in seventh place, but showcased a good level of competitiveness on his CRG-Parilla.

A good race was also run by the other two CRG drivers of OK Junior: Teddy Wilson was eighth in the Final, while Gianluca Petecof was 24th after a good recovery from qualifying and heats. Among private drivers, Team Morsicani’s Andrea Rosso qualified for the Final and ended 27th.

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EXCELLENT RACE FOR THE GOMEZ IN MINI

A lot of drivers of private teams have been shining for the whole weekend on CRG in Mini. The most competitive was in the end the Spanish Jose Antonio Gomez, who was at the debut with Team Gamoto. He claimed second in the Final after a good duel with race and championship winner Paparo. The Malaysian Adam Putera and Alfio Andrea Spina, also of Team Gamoto, ended within the top ten, respectively in eighth and ninth place. Federico Cecchi of Team Morsicani was 11th. Regarding the other title contenders, Evann Mallet was 16th after the second place in his Prefinal and ended the Championship in fourth place.

THE INTERVIEW

Dino Chiesa, Team Principal CRG: “We are really happy on Dennis Hauger’s performance in OK Junior: he is getting quicker and quicker. Dennis has certainly been penalized in one heat in an incident caused by a driver ahead of him – who was not even penalized by the way. He also made a mistake as was handed a 10s penalty for overtaking under yellow flags. He started the Prefinal from the back and lost some positions at the start, but managed to recoup very well ending second. He also ended the Final in P2, but this result does not quite fit as we suffered from having to use two new tyres in the Prefinal, while Collet had a complete set of fresh tyres on in the Final. Dennis will certainly get the win, as he has what it takes. The material is also very good, as showcased by the eighth place secured by Wilson, and by Petecof’s performance that his getting up to the rhythm of European races. The OK weekend has been bad for Pedro Hiltbrand. He did some mistakes and recovered well in the Final, but starting from the back it was difficult to obtain more. I am sorry for Tom Joyner, he had an engine failure early on in the Final when the success was at his reach. We regret not achieving what we could have. Felice Tiene has also been a bit unlucky so far and the contact with Nielsen in Sarno had an impact on his tally. Paavo Tonteri is showing very good things in OK, he just misses some racing experience. The KZ Championship was already closed, we decided to field Camponeschi as we needed to do some tests. Overall, we run a good Final. Our KZ2 drivers still need to clock up some mileage and to improve a bit.”

All results are available at www.wsk.it

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

In the pictures: 1) Flavio Camponeschi, KZ; 2) Pedro Hiltbrand, OK; 3) Dennis Hauger, OKJ; 4) Jose Antonio Gomez, Mini.
Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG DRIVERS PROTAGONISTS OF THE WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES
The fourth and final round of the WSK Super Master is underway at the Adria International Raceway. Hauger strong protagonist of OK Junior, Hiltbrand hunting the title in OK. Good performance by Camponeschi in KZ, troubled start for Pollini with Renda Motorsport. Games open in 60 Mini, as Mallet confirmed his place among the favourites.

Very hot weather has characterized the final round of the WSK Super Master Series at the Adria International Raceway so far, making things more difficult in the titles decider. Four titles are up for grab and CRG is a strong contender in three of them: OK, KZ2 and 60 Mini. Dennis Hauger protagonist in OK Junior.

OK JUNIOR, DENNIS HAUGER AMONG THE QUICKEST

Dennis Hauger put in a superb performance in OK Junior. The Norwegian driver of CRG works team scored a series of top performances, claiming the pole position and winning two heats on Saturday. Unfortunately, he was stripped from the second place in the third heat on Saturday, due to a 10s time penalty, which relegated him to P13. In the fourth heat Hauger was involved in an incident with two laps to go when he was second. Hauger is currently 12th after heats.

In OK Junior, the British driver of CRG Teddy Wilson and the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof, ended respectively 20th and 25th. Petecof has been particularly unlucky as he was handed several 10s penalties due to the mis-positioning of the front fairing following some contacts.

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PAAVO TONTERI VERY STRONG IN OK, HILTBRAND TRAILING

In the first heat of OK, two incidents involved the classification leader Pedro Hiltbrand and his team mate Felice Tiene. The two CRG drivers had to put in several recoveries in the remaining heats, but in the last heat Tiene had to give up due to a technical problem. Hiltbrand will start the Prefinal from P10, while Tiene from the 22nd spot of the grid. Things went much better for the Finn of CRG Paavo Tonteri, who claimed P4 in qualifying and is fourth after the heats. Tom Joyner also had a solid run on Zanardi: he is fifth after heats, following the seventh time in qualifying. Hiltbrand is leading the classification with 162 points, that is 6 more than his closest rival Sargeant, who is 18th after heats. Tom Joyner is also in the title hunt, as he is sixth in the classification at 105 points.

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CAMPONESCHI READY TO SLIDE IN ON TOP OF KZ

Flavio Camponeschi had a great day on CRG-Parilla. He was eighth in qualifying and fourth in the first heat. Camponeschi was involved in an incident in the second heat, losing some positions with it and closing his effort in P10. He will start Sunday’s Prefinal from P8.

TORNQVIST THE BEST IN KZ, POLLINI RECOVERING

The KZ2 drivers on CRG-Maxter, Fabrizio Rosati, the Japanese Fuma Horio and the Portuguese Yohan Sousa on Zanardi-Parilla, hit some problems and were forced to the back of the field by a troubled qualifying.

Giacomo Pollini on CRG-Tm run by team Renda is in the hunt of the KZ2 title, but Pollini complicated his run due to the delay accumulated on Friday in qualifying. At the end of the heats Pollini is seventh of the category and 18th absolute. The Swede Benjamin Tornqvist has been very quick instead: he is seventh absolute and first of KZ2.

MALLET AND CRG GAMOTO AMONG THE FAVOURITES IN 60 MINI

As foreseen, the title hunt of 60 Mini is wide open and includes several names. Among the favourites, the French Evann Mallet on CRG-Tm run by Team Gamoto. The other CRG drivers of Team Gamoto, the Spanish Josè Antonio Gomez and the Malaysian Adam Putera have also been very quick in Adria. Federico Cecchi of Team Morsicani was also among the quickest.

THE PROGRAMME

Sunday 22 May: Prefinals from local 10.30 (GMT+2); Finals at 13.40 (Mini); at 14.10 (OK); at 14.40 (OK Junior); at 15.10 (KZ-KZ2).

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

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

In the pictures: 1) Dennis Hauger, OKJ; 2) Pedro Hiltbrand, OK; 3) Flavio Camponeschi, KZ.
Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG IN ADRIA FOR THE WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES FINAL
The fourth round of the WSK Super Master will award the titles at the Adria International Raceway. Among CRG drivers, Pedro Hiltbrand is leading OK. Giacomo Pollini and Renda Motorsport hunting the victory in KZ2, as Team Gamoto and Evann Mallet in 60 Mini.

CRG works team will be busy this weekend at the Adria International Raceway for the fourth and closing round of the WSK Super Master Series. The Italian outfit will battle for the OK title with Pedro Hiltbrand, while private teams and CRG will also be fighting for the KZ2 title with Giacomo Pollini and Team Renda Motorsport and for 60 Mini’s with Evann Mallet and Team Gamoto.

PEDRO HILTBRAND LEADING OK

The Spanish driver of CRG Pedro Hiltbrand on CRG-Parilla has been the OK classification leader since the first round held in Castelletto, where he secured the victory in the Prefinal and the second place in the Final. His season unfolded then in Sarno, where he claimed another win in the Prefinal and a podium in the Final, while he obtained a 14th place in Prefinal and the fourth place in the Final at the third round held in La Conca. Hiltbrand hauled so far 162 points, leading Sargeant by 6 lengths. The fourth round of Adria will award an increasing score compared to the first three rounds: the winner of Prefinal will receive in fact 60 points (and top 16 drivers will be awarded decreasing points) and the Final winner will receive 80 points (with top 20 drivers getting decreasing points). The race of Adria will be crucial in the title hunt as no jokers will be allowed.

Alongside Pedro Hiltbrand, CRG works team for OK will feature the British driver Tom Joyner on Zanardi, who is sixth in the championship with 105 points, Felice Tiene 15th at 21 points and the Finn Paavo Tonteri, 20th at 9 points.

On Friday, Paavo Tonteri has been the quickest of CRG drivers in qualifying, as he posted the fourth fastest time that was 85 thousands off Basz’s pole position time. Tom Joyner is seventh at 0.135s, Pedro Hiltbrand tenth at 0.200s and Felice Tiene eleventh at 0.203s.

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CAMPONESCHI IN KZ, HORIO, ROSATI AND SOUSA IN KZ2

CRG colors in KZ will be represented by Flavio Camponeschi, on CRG-Parilla, who is fifth in the classification at 109 points. The Japanese Fuma Horio, Fabrizio Rosati, both on CRG-Maxter, and the Portuguese Yohan Sousa on Zanardi-Parilla will be competing in KZ2 instead.

Flavio Camponeschi posted the eighth quickest time of KZ in qualifying, completing his best loop in 48.623s, that was the fourth time of his group and 0.111s off Ardigò’s pole. In KZ2 Fabrizio Rosati was 25th in 49.092s, Fuma Horio 33rd in 49.597s and Yohan Sousa 36th in 49.347s.

Fabian Federer will also be competing in KZ on CRG-Modena run by team SRP. Current KZ2 classification leader Giacomo Pollini will be present on CRG-Tm run by team Renda Motorsport. He currently leads the charts at 240 points enjoying a 63 points advantage on Lorandi. Pollini claimed a victory in the Prefinal of the first round of Castelletto and was then third in the Final, secured a double win (Prefinal and Final) in Sarno and two second places in La Conca’s Prefinal and Final. Among the private drivers, Luigi Musio of Team Palmisano is currently third in the classification at 129 points, while the Swedish drivers Benjamin Tornqvist (seventh in the classification) and Andreas Johansson (18th) will race for CRG Holland.

In qualifying, Luigi Musio has been the quickest of CRG drivers in KZ2, as he was fourth of his group in 48.880s, leading Giacomo Pollini’s 48.886s.

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DENNIS HAUGER TO THE FORE IN OK JUNIOR

The Norwegian Dennis Hauger, the British Teddy Wilson and the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof, will be competing in OK Junior on CRG-Parilla. Among the private drivers, Andrea Rosso of Team Morsicani and the Swiss Tara Eichenberger of team X-Rei Motorsport will also be present.

Dennis Hauger showed again his growth as he secured a solid pole position of his Series in qualifying and posted the quickest absolute time of the category. Teddy Wilson was 12th of Series-2 being 0.320s off the pole and Gianluca Petecof was 11th in Series-1 at 0.325s. Teddy Wilson is currently 9th in the classification at 57 points, while Dennis Hauger is 14th at 44.

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MALLET AND GAMOTO AIMING HIGH IN 60 MINI

In 60 Mini, the French Evann Mallet on CRG-Tm run by Team Gamoto strongly launched himself to the third place of the classification at 151 points, that is 39 short of the leader Minì, thanks to the double win scored in La Conca. A total of 140 points are up for grabs in Adria, therefore everything is still possible. Qualifying of 60 Mini will take place on Saturday at local 10.10 (GMT+2).

CRG colors in 60 Mini will also be defended by Team EGP Racing, that will field the Belgians Yani Stevenheydens and Ean Eyckmans, Team Gamoto will line up the Australian Marcos Flack, the Chinese Cenyu Han, the Malaysian Adam Putera, the Czech Dan Skocdopole, the Spanish Josè Antonio Gomez, Alfio Andrea Spina and the Chinese Xizheng Huang. Team CRG Holland will field the Dutch Justin Polman, Team Morsicani the Slovakian Lucas Malek, Leonardo Bizzotto and Federico Cecchi, while Team X-Rei Motorsport Gaia Eichenberger.

THE PROGRAMME

Saturday 21 May: Heats from 10.40.
Sunday 22 May: Prefinals from 10.30; Finals at 13.40 (Mini); 14.10 (OK);14.40 (OK Junior); 15.10 (KZ-KZ2).

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

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

In the pictures: 1) Pedro Hiltbrand and Felice Tiene, OK; 2) Fuma Horio, KZ2; 3) Flavio Camponeschi, KZ; 4) Dennis Hauger, OK Junior.
Ph. Cunaphoto.it

 

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CRG, PODIUM VANISHED IN THE EUROPEAN KZ, OK, OKJ CHAMPIONSHIP IN ZUERA
CRG drivers put in satisfying performances in the second round of the European KZ Championship and in the opener of OK and OK Junior in Zuera. Only the podium went missing to celebrate the Spanish exit. Paolo De Conto has been shining in KZ until the Final, as did Joyner in OK. Muth and Hauger in the top ten of OK Junior.

CRG works driver did not miss competitiveness and speed in Spain at the International Circuit of Zuera during the European KZ, OK and OK Junior Championship, but unfortunately the podium vanished when it seemed to be at reach, especially in OK with Tom Joyner.

As admitted by Dino Chiesa, “the glass is half empty and half full” at the end of the weekend of Zuera, but indications have been good even though team’s expectations were a lot higher.

DE CONTO VERY QUICK IN KZ, AS PUHAKKA WAS THE BEST OF CRG’S LOT

A good proof of competitiveness in KZ arrived from CRG’s driver Paolo De Conto, who has been very quick in qualifying ending second absolute – 43 thousands shy of the pole position set by Hajek. A positive result in qualifying was also obtained by the young Stan Pex of CRG Holland, who showing good progress, and in this occasion scored a great P4 being only one tenth off the pole position time. Flavio Camponeschi, on CRG-Parilla accused some delay instead, as did Nuova 3M’s Andrea Dalè and Simo Puhakka who was only 18th, while Jorrit Pex was last due to some physical problems. Heats highlighted again Stan Pex’s speed, as he was fourth and De Conto was fifth leading Camponeschi, who had put in a great recover. De Conto obtained a great third place in the Prefinal, but things changed in th Final and the Italian was 11th ending behind Stan Pex, while Flavio Camponeschi and Andrea Dalè closed their effort behind De Conto. Simo Puhakka managed to get some ground back in the Final and claimed the sixth place on CRG-Maxter, turning out to be the best of CRG drivers. Jorrit Pex experienced a troubled weekend and was forced to the retirement instead.

The Championship is still open after the first two rounds of Essay and Zuera. Among CRG drivers, De Conto is fourth at 60 points, Camponeschi demoted to P5 at 54 points, after the second place of Essay, while Puhakka is ninth at 30. The third and final round to be held in Genk (Belgium) next July 31st, will be the decisive run.

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JOYNER GREAT PROTAGONIST OF OK UP TO THE FINAL

Tom Joyner started the first round of the OK European Championship very strongly on Zanardi-Parilla, claiming the pole position, taking a double win in the heats and winning the Prefinal. Such a great start did not materialize in the Final result, as Tom Joyner lost the lead with three laps to go due to a racing contact and rejoined in P4. While trying to get the podium back, Joyner was involved in another incident when in sight of the finish line, this put the word end on his race. That was a real pity. Joyner is anyway fifth in the classification with a gap to the top of only 20 points.

Among the other CRG drivers, the home driver Pedro Hiltbrand recovered very well from a not so great qualifying and was fourth after heats. A double technical issue in Prefinal and Final forced him to the retirement in both races though. The German Hannes Janker was the best of CRG drivers in the Final thanks to his fifth place, result that followed his tenth place in the Prefinal and the sixth after the heats. The Portuguese driver Andriy Pits put in a solid run recovering from P18 of the Prefinal up to the twelfth place in the Final, as did the Finn Paavo Tonteri who ended the Final in P13. Felice Tiene had a very difficult weekend instead and was forced to an early retirement in the Final due to an incident, after a good comeback from P29 of the heats to the 14th place in the Prefinal. That was a pity, as the seventh time set by Tiene in practice seemed to foretell a more interesting weekend for the Italian driver.

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MUTH AND HAUGER WITHIN THE TOP TEN OF OK JUNIOR

The German driver Esteban Muth and the Norwegian Dennis Hauger turned out to be the most competitive CRG drivers in the first round of OK Junior, as they ended respectively in ninth and tenth place. The two CRG drivers have been shining also in their Prefinals, with Muth taking fourth and Hauger seventh. Hauger remarkably completed a stunning recover from the 30th time in qualifying. The French driver Pierre-Louis Chovet also showed a good progress from the 55th place in the heats to the 17th place in the Final, while the British driver Teddy Wilson had some setup problems that relegated him to P19 in the Final, after the great seventh time obtained in his Prefinal. The Canadian Antonio Serravalle, the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof and the German O’neill Muth could not qualify for the Final instead.

Muth is currently ninth in the classification at 21 points, while Hauger is tenth at 17 and Wilson is 16th at 11.

All results are available at www.cikfia.com

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THE INTERVIEW

Dino Chiesa, Team Principal CRG: “We certainly could have hauled better results in Zuera, especially in KZ, where our objective was at least the podium, and in OK, where we could not get the victory with Joyner that dominated throughout up to that point. We tried some solutions with De Conto and Camponeschi in the KZ Final, but we could not get the results we had hoped for. Puhakka kept the initial technical configuration and obtained the best result for us with P6. Tiene had a series of problems in OK and an incident in the Final sent him off early. Hiltbrand has been strong up to the final stages, but a double engine failure stopped him in Prefinal and Final. Our other drivers went fairly well: Janker and Tonteri did not end far from the podium. Hauger was penalized in qualifying of OK Junior for not finding the right slipstream, but he recovered well up to the tenth place in the Final. Esteban Muth run a solid weekend and took a final P9 without having time to prepare properly ahead of this round. Wilson has been strong all the way to the Final, but then he had some setup problems, while Chovet run a solid weekend showing a good growth.”

The next rounds of the European Championship:
05.06.2016 - Adria (I) KZ2, OK, OKJ
26.06.2016 - Portimao (P) OK, OKJ
31.07.2016 - Genk (B) KZ, KZ2, OK, OKJ

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

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ; 2) Tom Joyner, OK; 3) Dennis Hauger, OKJ; 4) CRG Racing Team. Ph. Cunaphoto.it

 

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CRG AND LUKASZ BARTOSZUK TRIUMPH IN DD2 AT THE ROTAX EURO CHALLENGE
The Polish driver Lukasz Bartoszuk dominated DD2 on CRG in Castelletto’s second round of the Euro Rotax Challenge and took the lead of the classification. Good but unlucky race for Luka Kamali and Oriol Dalmau Caballero. Brand and Cohen defended themselves well in Senior. Kilian Meyer to the fore in Junior.

CRG works team obtained a great result at the Circuit 7 Laghi of Castelletto di Branduzzo in occasion of the Italian round of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge. The Italian outfit put in great performances in all the three categories it has been competing for, confirming a good supremacy for the CRG squad led by Martin Reuvers with the technical support by HRS Racing Engines.

LUKASZ BARTOSZUK TRIUMPHANT IN DD2

The most powerful category, Rotax DD2, highlighted the winning qualities of the CRG chassis, as the three team’s drivers put in great performances. Lukasz Bartoszuk has been the splendid winner of the Final after taking the win in the Final in a CRG one-two with his team mate from Germany Luka Kamali. Kamali unfortunately had to retire from the Final due to an early incident while he was trying to get P2 back behind Bartoszuk. CRG result could have therefore been even better, if it was not for this incident.

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The Spanish driver of CRG Oriol Dalmau Caballero has also been very quick. He was sixth after heats, but was hit by bad luck in Prefinal, as he had to stop due to a technical problem. His comeback in the Final from the last spot of the grid to the eleventh place at the flag is quite adamant on how Dalmau could have been part of the fight for top positions.

Lukasz Bartoszuk installed himself on top of the classification at 170 points after the two races of Genk and Castelletto, while Luka Kamali is currently 14th at 107 points and Oriol Dalmau Caballero 29th at 51.

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GOOD RECOVERY FOR BRAND IN SENIOR

A good performance has been put in by the British driver Ed Brand and by the Israeli Ido Cohen in Senior, but their end result suffered from the delay accumulated in qualifying, that also penalized them in the heats. Brand managed to get a stunning 20 positions back in Prefinal and took P7, while Cohen had an incident at the last lap of the Prefinal. Brand initially occupied the fourth position in the Final, but then struggled a bit with his tyres and had to settle for P15, while Cohen recovered up to P21.

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MEYER SHINING IN JUNIOR

The competitiveness shown in Junior has definitely been very good too, as the Kilian Meyer recovered well from an incident in the heats. The Spanish driver recovered up to P13 in Prefinal, and then ended his effort in tenth place in the Final.

The Swede Madeleine Radne managed to find a place for the Final after the second chance race, as one of his two team mates, the German Phil Dorr who inherited the position of the fellow-countryman Henri Jung that was given a 10 seconds time penalty. Madeleine recovered up to P24 in the Final, while Dorr was 30th.

CRG Rotax team manager Martin Reuvers’ comment: “It has been quite a tough weekend for Junior and Senior, while things went really well in DD2 where we did an amazing job. Bartoszuk has been really quick since the beginning, I am sorry for Kamali who had an incident in the Final after a front row start. Dalmau has also been very quick, despite the DNF in Prefinal due to a gearbox failure. Meyer obtained the tenth position in Junior, which is a good result and a nice step forward compared to last year. The other three kids of Junior still have to gain some more experience. Cohen grew a lot in Senior. This time he could not get a good result only for the incident at the last lap of the Prefinal. Brand put on a new set of tyres during the Prefinal to gain some positions, and that did work out very well as he was seventh completing some very quick laps. Brand was then penalyzed by tyres wearing off in the Final mainly due to the battles he had to fight. Overall, I am quite happy. The competitiveness of our chassis has been excellent: we are on top in DD2”.

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The third round of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge is scheduled for next July 24th in Zuera (Spain).

All results are available at www.rotaxmaxeurochallenge.com

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

In the pictures: 1) Lukasz Bartoszuk, DD2; 2) Lukasz Bartoszuk, podium; 3) Ed Brand, Senior; 4) Kilian Meyer, Junior; 5) CRG Racing Team, from left Henri Jung, Kilian Meyer, Ed Brand, Oriol Dalmau Caballero, Luka Kamali, Ido Cohen, Phil Dorr, Madeleine Radne, Lukasz Bartoszuk.
Ph. CRG Press

 

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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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