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CRG DOMINANT IN SPAIN WITH “PEDRITO” HILTBRAND
“Pedrito” Pedro Hiltbrand has dominated KZ2 on CRG-Maxter in Portimao’s second round of the Spanish championship, confirming his classification lead after the victory in the opener of Recas, Toledo.

CRG colors have been dominating the weekend of June 12th not only in Germany, but also in Portugal at the Circuit of Portimao. In occasion of the second round of the Spanish Championship, “Pedrito” Pedro Hiltbrand has put in a spectacular double win in KZ2 on the Road Rebel chassis produced by the Italian outfit pushed by a Maxter engine unit prepared by Kartissimo by Andreoli.

THE PERFECT WEEKEND OF PEDRO HILTBRAND ON CRG-MAXTER

Hiltbrand completed a perfect weekend in Portugal. He kicked off the racing appointment with the quickest time in qualifying, continued with the third place in the heats scoring a victory, and was rounded up by a stunning win in both Finals. This hat trick allowed the Spanish driver to pull away in the classification on his CRG-Maxter kart, after the double victory obtained in the first round of the championship held in Recas, Toledo.

Among the CRG drivers present in Portimao, the other Spanish Gerard Cebrian Ariza has also put in a bold performance ending his effort with a second and a third place in the two Finals, results that earned him the second place in the championship.

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HILTBRAND LEADING THE KZ2 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP

The classification of the KZ2 Spanish Championship follows:
1. Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG-Maxter) points 180; 2. Gerard Cebrian (CRG-Tm) 141; 3. Eliseo Martinez 140; 4. Luis Gonzalez 131; 5. Lisard Santos 129.

The next round of the Spanish Championship is scheduled for July 10th at the Circuit of Zuera.

The Calendar of the Spanish 2016 Championship:
10.04.16 Recas Toledo
12.06.16 Portimao (Portugal)
10.07.16 Zuera
28.08.16 Alcaniz
25.09.16 Valencia

All results are available www.cronosystem.es/cek2016/

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

In the pictures: 1) Pedro Hiltbrand in action; 2) Pedro Hiltbrand, in the middle, on the podium of Portimao with Gerard Cebrian on the left.
Ph. Miquel Rius MRM Comunicación-media

 

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CRG, A LOT OF VICTORIES IN GERMANY!
Jorrit Pex claimed the victory and classification lead in Ampfing, with De Conto a double podium, two wins and classification lead for Wiggers in KZ2 Cup, podium and classification lead for Tonteri in OK and first victory for Hauger in OK Junior.

The second round of the German Championship at the Circuit of Ampfing has been a dominant run for CRG, that secured a streak of victories with drivers and CRG chassis shining in all the categories. Jorrit Pex and Paolo De Conto were on the podium of KZ2, Symen Wiggers and Jeroen Bos on that of KZ2 Shifterkart Cup, Paavo Tonteri of OK and Dennis Hauger of OK Junior.

KZ2, GREAT VICTORY FOR JORRIT PEX

The Dutch driver of CRG Holland Jorrit Pex confirmed his KZ2 classification lead in Ampfing, being the first at the flag of the 46 drivers on track in race-2 and fourth in race-1. The reigning world champion and winner of four German Championship titles from 2011 to 2014 Jorrit Pex strengthened his classification lead obtained thanks also to the victory and the second place scored in Wackersdorf, reaching level 101 points and enjoying a 30 points advantage on the closest rival.

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Paolo De Conto, on track with team Renda Motorsport on CRG-Maxter, has also put in a great performance. The Italian driver was fifth in race-1 and third on the podium of race-2, getting some ground back in the classification and gaining the fifth place at 48 points.

Among the front runners, the young Dutch driver Stan Pex was eighth in race-1, while the Swede Benjamin Tornqvist Persson ended tenth in race-1 and sixth in race-2, on CRG-Tm. Fabian Federer, on CRG-Modena, was 15th in race-1 but had to retire from race-2.

KZ2 Classification: 1. Jorrit Pex (CRG) points 101; 2. Hajek 71; 3. Ardigò 65; 4. Forè 64; 5. De Conto (CRG) 48; 6. Lundberg 46; 7. Specken 42; 8. Armstrong 31; 9. Carlton 28; 10. Federer (CRG) 24.

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KZ2 CUP, DOUBLE WIN FOR SYMEN WIGGERS

The Dutch driver Symen Wiggers, on CRG-Tm run by CRG Holland, claimed a stunning double win in category KZ2 of DMSB Shifterkart Cup, that had 34 drivers at the start. He was joined on the podium of race-1 by the other Dutch driver of CRG Holland Jeroen Bos who was third, leading team mate Max Weering. The latter was fourth in race-2 leading Max Tubben, who had dominated the round of Wackersdorf with CRG Holland. Wiggers is now leading the championship at 84 points and is followed by Tubben at 77.

KZ2 Cup Classification: 1. Wiggers (CRG) points 84; 2. Tubben (CRG) 77; 3. Hold (Maranello) 55; 4. Paul 46 (DR); 5. Weber 44; 6. Weering (CRG) 43; 7. Mahler 38; 8. Kreutz 34; 9. Bos (CRG) 34; 10. Baranowski 34.

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OK, PODIUM AND CLASSIFICATION LEAD FOR TONTERI

Category OK had 17 drivers on track and the Finn Paavo Tonteri got on the podium of the first final thanks to a precious third place that followed his victory in qualifying heats, on CRG-Iame run by CRG TB Racing Team. Tonteri confirmed his speed in the second final securing a fourth place that allowed him to strengthen his classification lead after the victory and the third place scored in Wackersdorf.

OK Classification: 1. Tonteri (CRG) points 92; 2. Basz 84; 3. Simmenauer 78; 4. Viscaal 62; 5. Milell 44.

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OK JUNIOR, MAIDEN VICTORY FOR DENNIS HAUGER

Dennis Hauger obtained an exceptional result in OK Junior, category that had 44 drivers at the start. He started off with a very unlucky qualifying ended in P32, before putting in a stunning comeback weekend. The Norwegian driver of CRG Holland on CRG-Iame, at his first year in Junior, proved his quality also in this category after being among the main protagonists of 60 Mini in the past. In Ampfing Hauger recovered from the difficult start of the weekend, due to the rain falling when he was pushing to post his qualification time. Hauger climbed all the way to P4 in the heats, took the podium with the third place in the first final and then claimed the victory in the second final at the end of a good race that saw him unquestioned winner. Hauger secured in this way the maiden win in the category that will certainly be the first of a long series by the look of his recent brilliant performances in the CIK-FIA European Championship. Thanks to the double podium scored in Ampfing and the podium in Wackersdorf, Hauger is currently second in the classification 34 points short of the leader.

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OK Junior Classification: 1. Milesi points 115; 2. Hauger (CRG) 81; 3. Ptacek 72; 3. Vidales 57; 4. Wankmuller 57; 5. Wankmuller; 6. Golovin (CRG) 46; 7. Maisch (CRG) 34; 8. Hansen 34; 9. Pourchaire 32; 10. Marseglia 24.

The next rounds of the German Championship:

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

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

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

In the pictures: 1) 2) Jorrit Pex, KZ2; 3) Symen Wiggers, KZ2 Cup; 4) Paavo Tonteri, OK; 5) 6) Dennis Hauger, OK Junior.
Ph. DKM Media

 

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LONATO, NEW RENTAL KARTING FLEET BY CRG
The Circuit of Lonato is now ready to provide all the karting enthusiasts with a spectacular opportunity thanks to its new rental fleet by CRG. The timing board for promotional company incentive and amateurs events completes the offer. Endurance Races organization will follow shortly.

Lonato del Garda (Brescia, Italy). Following the great success of the recent important renewal of the track layout that now makes South Garda Karting one of the most popular venues on the European scene, the circuit of Lonato made another relevant step forward with rental karts, thanks to a new and spectacular fleet by CRG.

The South Garda Karting Circuit is one of the most advanced circuits also in terms of rental karts as it employed a brand new and futuristic fleet made of CRG Centurion karts, born from the experience of one of the most important makes in the world of kart racing, that will satisfy the needs of every karting enthusiast.

Among the main characteristics of the CRG Centurion range, the high level of safety is granted by the CE marking and the reliability of the machinery has been obtained by the huge experience that CRG acquired on the race tracks, adapting it to the needs of rental fleets. The same philosophy has also been followed regarding style: Centurion karts “wear” the sticker kit featuring the colors of official CRG Racing team.

The Top Line of Centurion Senior, designed for adults and youngsters from 14 years old, is powered by Honda GX 400cc engines, with front and rear braking system derived from the racing karts. The new fleet of Lonato features also the Centurion Mini designed for baby drivers from 7 to 12 years, powered by Honda 120 cc engines and featuring high safety standards, thanks to the chassis built in seat, roll bar and 4 points seat belts.

The automatic timing system equipped with timing board to check laptimes completes the South Garda Karting offer to provide all the racing action with Live Timing and make company incentive and amateurs events even more spectacular and exciting. Endurance Races will be organized shortly.

The new opening times of the rental karts, South Garda Karting, Lonato (Italy): from Monday to Friday 17:00-24:00, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 14:00-24:00 (excluding racing days).

Ufficio Stampa
CRG SpA
www.kartcrg.com
10 June 2016

In the picture: Vroom Magazine, 2016 June, News

 

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CRUSHING VICTORY FOR CRG AT THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN ADRIA
CRG has been victorious in the CIK-FIA European Championship in Adria, winning 5 races out of the 6 run in the final stages among Prefinals and Finals of KZ2, OK and OK Junior. CRG’s one-two-three in KZ2 has been stunning, with three different engines in the top 3. Title games are now open in all categories.

Unstable weather has made things even more challenging at the Adria Karting Raceway in occasion of the second round of the European KZ2, OK and OK Junior Championships. This round has been characterized by tricky and unpredictable weather mixing sun and rain causing also some questionable decisions, like that of making OK Junior’s Final starting on slick tyres despite the falling rain!

CRG colors scored a crushing victory with the one-two-three completed by Federer, Pex and Davies in KZ2, result that followed Federer’s win in his Prefinal. The Italian outfit’s colors scored also a surprising victory with Hiltbrand in OK (after he won the Prefinal), a win with Hauger in the Prefinal of OK Junior and his great, but sour, sixth place in the Final.

HILTBRAND “HERO” OF THE DAY IN OK

OK. Pedro Hiltbrand has been the hero of the day in OK. The Spanish driver of CRG turned out to be unbeatable on the rain, as if he were a Scandinavian or north European driver. Following the dominant run of the Finn of CRG Paavo Tonteri in the heats, Hiltbrand, also on CRG-Parilla, took the lead winning a wet Prefinal, while Tonteri has been hit in the back of his kart ending the race in that way. Hiltbrand has also been among the main contenders of the victory in the Final, where he was hunting for the podium after an early lead. The CRG driver found the victory in the last lap instead, as he managed to inherit the position of his team mate Tom Joyner on Zanardi. Joyner had in fact installed himself on top in the closing stages, but was hit in a fight for the victory involving also Sargeant, Basz and Lundgaard. Hiltbrand crossed therefore the line first, followed by Sargeant, Lundgaard and Joyner. Lundgaard was later on handed a 10s penalty and Joyner, who was stripped of a sure victory, was promoted into third. Felice Tiene closed his effort with a very good fifth place, while Paavo Tonteri was sixth after an incredible comeback run started from the last position. The Portuguese driver of CRG Andriy Pits has also shown good speed and ended 20th.

OK classification: 1. Basz points 76; 2. Sargeant 68; 3. Joyner 61; 4. Hiltbrand 56; 5. Viscaal 54; 6. Garcia 48; 7. Lundgaard 41; 8. Van Leeuwen 35; 9. Tiene 32; 10. Travisanutto 31; 11. Tonteri 30.

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CRG GETS THE TOP 3 IN KZ2

KZ2. Fabian Federer of team SRP with Modena engine, has been the stunning winner of his KZ2 Prefinal, before keeping his momentum in the Final run on slick tyres in very wet closing stages. The race was eventually red flagged at the 20th lap, but was considered valid as the 75% of the 24 scheduled laps had already been completed. Right before the red flagging, Federer had been overtaken by another excellent driver, the young Dutch Stan Pex, of CRG Holland on Vortex engine, who has been very strong also on the wet. The final order followed the classification at the previous lap, therefore Federer was crowned winner and Pex was second. CRG’s top 3 was completed by another Dutch driver, Dylan Davies, of CRG Keijzer with TM engine, who managed to get P3 in the final few laps. Three CRG chassis with three different engines made it to the top three: the triumph of a super CRG chassis!

Benjamin Tornqvist of CRG Holland was seventh, while the other drivers on CRG-Maxter also put in strong performances, starting from Fabrizio Rosati who was sixth in his Prefinal, to the Japanese Fuma Horio and the American Sting Ray Robb, as the latter could not qualify for the Final by only a tenth of a second. The Portuguese Yohan Azedo Sousa on Zanardi had to retire from the Prefinal instead.

KZ2 classification: 1. Federer points 85; 2. Pex Stan 82; 3. Irlando 70; 4. Corberi 66; 5. Lorandi 58; 6. Davies 51; 7. Viganò 44; 8. Besancenez 40; 9. Leuillet 36; 10. Piccini 36.

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OK JUNIOR RUN WITH SLICK TYRES ON THE RAIN

OK JUNIOR. OK Junior’s Final has been spoiled since the start, as all drivers made it to the grid on slick tyres despite the falling rain. Starting the race in that way has really been quite risky. Rain stopped ten minutes into the race and the situation stabilized after the chaos of the initial laps. Nevertheless, the risk of incidents has been dangerously high, with countless excursions and track cuts. The Norwegian driver of CRG, Dennis Hauger on CRG-Parilla, was the one to lose out in this situation. The dominator of the weekend, after winning his Prefinal, slipped down several times in the Final, falling all the way to P12, but when the situation on track got more stable he recovered up to P4. He eventually had a contact when fighting for the podium and ended sixth. That was a pity, as such a start in the rain ruined a race that could have ended differently for him.

Among the CRG drivers partaking in the Final, the British Teddy Wilson ended his effort in P17, while the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof and the German O’neill Muth had to retire during the first lap. The Canadian Antonio Serravalle, the French Pierre-Louis Chovet, the other German Esteban Muth, Andrea Rosso of team Morsicani and the Swiss Tara Eichenberger of team X-Rei did not manage to qualify for the Final.

OK Junior classification: 1. Watt points 77; 2. Blomqvist 73; 3. Collet 59; 4. Kenneally 57; 5. Vidales 56; Jewiss 55; 7. Hauger 54; 8. Milesi 47; 9. De Pauw 40; 10. Bogdanov 38.

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INTERVIEWS

Dino Chiesa, Team Principal CRG: “If we look at the Prefinals and Finals run today and heats run yesterday, we can see quite a strong supremacy in all the three categories, which is a really positive result. The hard work started at the beginning of the year is giving its fruits. There is still a lot of work to be done, and we will definitely not stop here after such a good performance. We are a bit disappointed on the result of the Junior Final, as it started on tricky conditions. If the race director had waited five minutes to give the start, safety would have been higher, as drivers were still on slick tyres despite the falling rain. The initial laps have been a bit weird, with a lot of racing contacts. The point is that our top driver, Dennis Hauger, that had won everything up to that point, slipped down to 12th, before getting back on a dried up circuit until the contact in the last lap. This was the only race that we did not manage to win today, but we believe we are the moral winners of this Final too. We have been very competitive in KZ2, both in wet and dry conditions. The Final ended really well with an all-CRG podium. The OK Final saw Joyner on top being hit in the last lap. Pedro Hiltbrand managed to take the victory, which partially made it up for the injustice suffered by Joyner. Pedro has run a great Prefinal and Final, we reopened the Championship, as we did with Felice Tiene and Paavo Tonteri, who was sent off in the Prefinal before completing a very good comeback Final. Beyond our success, for the sake of our sport I really hope that the Federation can find a solution to the front fairing penalization: too many races have been wasted due to a flaw in the regulations.”

Pedro Hiltbrand, OK: “We got a great job done today. I won the Prefinal and took an early lead in the Final, then I conceded some positions to save on tyres a bit, before giving it all in the closing stages. In the final corner, I saw that all the others kept the inside line and I decided to go on the outside to be faster on the exit and sprint to the line. My rivals had a contact and I found myself in the lead all of a sudden. Things played out really well, I would like to thank the team for all the great work done.”

Fabian Federer, KZ2: “The race went really well. I have always been very quick, thanks to my Team SRP, to the Modena Engines unit, and to the whole CRG that supported me a lot. After the first laps run carefully, I started pushing. Keeping the lead in the rain has been quite tricky as braking points changed all the time. I am really happy, the weekend went well and now I am leading the championship. We will play all our cards in Genk’s closer.”

All results are available at www.cikfia.com

European 2016 Championship 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

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

In the pictures: 1) Pedro Hiltbrand, OK; 2) Fabian Federer, Stan Pex, Dylan Davies, KZ2; 3) Dennis Hauger, OK; 4) CRG Racing Team, Adria.
Ph. CRG Press

 

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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.
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