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CRG READY FOR THE FINAL CHARGE TO THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN LONATO
A very important appointment is ahead this coming weekend at South Garda Karting, as the circuit of Lonato is about to stage the second and closing round of the KZ and KZ2 European Championship on July 13-15.

The comeback to the CIK-FIA International appointments of the circuit in Lonato marks an important moment for the European Championship that, after the opener held in Salbris (France), will name the winners of the two categories KZ and KZ2 in Lonato, on July 15th 2018.

Two CRG drivers are in the fight for the KZ title. Namely, 2012 KZ European Championship winner Jorrit Pex and reigning European and World Champion Paolo De Conto. After the race held in Salbris, Jorrit Pex is only one point shy of the lead, while Paolo De Conto is currently fourth in the provisional standings, but well capable of recovering the 13 points gap he has to the lead.

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Both Jorrit Pex and Paolo De Conto have been among the main protagonists in Salbris. Pex got on the podium in P2, after claiming the pole position and being first after qualifying heats. Paolo De Conto had to settle for P4 instead, after fighting for the podium. Pedro Hiltbrand was also among the best in Salbris, but was stopped by a technical problem when he seemed to be heading to the victory, while team SRP’s Fabian Federer also had to retire after running a good qualifying stage. These are certainly going to be CRG’s protagonists in KZ at Lonato, alongside Stan Pex and the Finn Jan Kuovi.

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A lot of drivers will also contest KZ2 with CRG. The Racing Team will bring on track Jean Luyet, Enrico Prosperi, Gerard Cebrian, Filippo Berto, Kilian Meyer, Emilien Denner on Kalì-Kart, Marc Oriol Lopez, Marco Valenti, Macau’s driver Man Hei Cheong and the Finn Arto Ojaranta. Among the new entries, Simone Cunati will defend CRG colors among the fields of team Modena Kart. To be named among the certain protagonists, Benjamin Tornqvist of CRG Holland came second in KZ2 International Super Cup last year and is currently tenth in the championship.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
July 10th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ; 2) Jorrit Pex, Fabian Federer, Pedro Hiltbrand, KZ; 3) Emilien Denner, KZ2. Ph. Cunaphoto.

 

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THE 2018 RENTAL KART WORLD CONTEST IN POMPOSA
CRG presented the regulation and the schedule for the International Finals linked to the Rental and Endurance Karting programmes.

The Pomposa circuit (Italy) will host the Rental Kart World Contest on October 6th, the International Finals organized by CRG for drivers who took part to the events held on tracks that employ the CRG rental karts in the world.

The chosen race format is a 10 Hours Endurance race, where teams made from 3 to 8 drivers will challenge for the International Title. A special ranking called Silver Cup will be reserved to teams made from amateur drivers.

Top quality standards, hospitality and paddock club will characterize this event, as well as many communication activities followed by CRG press office and, above all, a high technical product. In fact, the teams will be given brand new CRG Centurion 390cc karts and the assistance of the CRG racing division.

Over 30 teams are awaited, representing 15 countries for one of the most thrilling and challenging matches of the Endurance world.

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Entitled teams.
The entitled teams are the winners of championships organized by the CRG tracks and organizers of Endurance races with CRG karts. Other teams who took part to these events will be accepted as wild cards, as far as places will be available.

Regulation.
The race format will be the following: 1 hour of free practices, one qualifying practice session that will determine the starting grid and the Endurance race on 10 hours. The regulation will be permissive in terms of strategy with the sole obligation of making at least 8 driver changes. The drivers will have to respect 1’ minimum time for every passage in pit lane. Teams racing for the Silver Cup will have to make at least 12 driver changes.

CRG Centurion Karts.
The CRG karts will be new and equipped with Honda 390cc engine 15hp. The karts will be provided with adjustable pedals and seat and given by lot to the teams.

Circuit.
The Pomposa circuit is one the most historical structures of International Karting, very technical, 1200 metres long and provided with excellent facilities, as the illumination system and great public galleries on the start/finish straight. The distances from the main airports are: Bergamo - Orio al Serio (260 Km); Milan - Malpensa (350 Km); Bologna (90 Km); Venice (110 Km); Verona (160 km).

Organization.
For further information on the event, you can contact the CRG offices:
Mail: alex@kartcrg.com
Phone: +39.030.9912604 (Alessandra)

Press Office
CRG SpA
www.kartcrg.com
June 26th 2018

In the pictures: CRG Centurion 390cc.

 

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NICE PODIUM FOR HAVERKORT IN OK AT THE WSK OPEN CUP IN LONATO
Kart Haverkort grabs the second place in the OK Final with the Zanardi team at the WSK Open Cup in Lonato. Good performances for all the CRG drivers in every category.

The South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato hosted the new international meeting of the WSK Open Cup on June 24th, finding an excellent participation and competitiveness of the CRG drivers in every category.

Amongst all, Kas Haverkort stood out in the OK class, on CRG-Tm with the Zanardi Racing Team, performing very well until reaching the second place on the podium, after a great final where the Dutch driver made the best absolute lap. Always in OK, Asia Mondino was instead forced to retire after being competitive for all the weekend in Lonato.

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Great performances also for Andrea Dalè and Emilien Denner (on Kalì-Kart) and the other CRG drivers, Jean Luyet and Marco Valenti, in KZ2. The best result was achieved by Andrea Dalè with the second place in Prefinal-A and 6th in the Final, but also Denner could have reached much more than the 15th place, if it wasn’t for some race contacts, after achieving the 5th place in Prefinal-B. Luyet ended in 22nd place from the 6th place of Prefinal-B, Valenti 25th. The driver from Macao Chang Wing Chung ended in 30th place. Benjamin Tornqvist had to retire in Prefinal-B, after being 10th after the heats.

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In OK Junior, Alfio Andrea Spina proved to be a constantly growing driver. The young CRG driver was always among the fastest, until reaching the 11th place in the Final, ahead of the Dutch Robert De Haan. Enzo Scionti and Enzo Trulli were instead forced to retire, so as Christian Ho. Leonardo Bertini Colla couldn’t qualify for the Final due to an accident in Prefinal-B, so as Nikhil Bohra who retired in Prefinal-A.

Full results on www.wskarting.it

Press Office
CRG SpA
www.kartcrg.com
June 26th 2018

In the pictures: 1) Kas Haverkort in action, Ph. CRG Press; 2) Haverkort on the podium of the WSK Open Cup in Lonato, Ph. Sportinphoto; 3) Alfio Andrea Spina ahead of Enzo Trulli in OK-Junior, Ph. CRG Press.

 

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CRG ON THE PODIUM WITH BORTOLETO IN AMPFING’S OK-JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
CRG and Gabriel Bortoleto secured a good result in the third round of the European Championship in OK-Junior. In OK, Pedro Hiltbrand had to concede the first place of the classification, as he was ninth in the Final, but the final classifications will be defined in the closer at Essay.

The third round of the CIK-FIA European Championship for OK and OK-Junior took place in Germany, on the 1.063 meters of the circuit in Ampfing.

CRG drivers have been shining in both categories also in this round held in Bavaria. The two main contenders, Pedro Hiltbrand in OK and Gabriel Bortoleto in OK-Junior, gave their best to stay close to the top of the classification. The best end result went to Bortoleto in OK-Junior: the quick Brazilian driver secured in fact an important third place, after starting the Final on pole and he now stands second in the Championship. Hiltbrand lacked a little bit of pace instead and lost the classification lead.

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BORTOLETO ON THE PODIUM IN OK-JUNIOR. In OK-Junior, Bortoleto claimed a well deserved podium and in truth P3 was quite tight on him due to his performance during the whole weekend in Ampfing. The third place allowed Bortoleto to get the second place of the classification though at 52 points, equal with Minì and only 17 shy of Aron, who claimed his second win in Ampfing reaching 69 points.

The American Tyler Maxson also run the OK-Junior final and closed his effort in 27th place, while Enzo Trulli recovered from 33rd up to 25th. Alfio Andrea Spina and Christian Ho could not qualify due to an incident in the closing heat, while Paolo Gallo could not qualify either on Kalì-Kart. Xizheng Huang could not partake in the race due to the pain coming from a muscle contracture as Nikhil Bohra, who suffered from rib pain.

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HILTBRAND HARD-FIGHTER IN OK. In OK, alongside Pedro Hiltbrand, Andrea Rosso also took part in the Final. He could have started higher up on the grid, had he not received a penalty in the first qualifying heat, as Callum Bradshaw who experienced an unlucky retirement in the closing heat. Hiltbrand crossed the finish line in ninth place at the end of a hard-fought race, pipping team mate Andrea Rosso. Callum Bradshaw managed to recover from the back of the grid up to P21. Hiltbrand had to concede the classification lead and is now second 19 points shy of Janker, who won the race thanks to the renounce of marque-mate Travisanutto (who is out of the games anyway), who handed the victory to Janker at the finish line. Regarding the other CRG drivers, Ayrton Fontecha could not qualify for the final, despite a strong qualifying session, Asia Mondino did not qualify either.

The two OK and OK-Junior Championships will reach their conclusion on August 5th in France with the fourth round that will be run in Essay. Classifications are still quite open in both categories, thanks also to the two mandatory discards of the worst results of qualfiying heats and Finals.

Complete results are available at www.cikfia.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
June 17th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) Gabriel Bortoleto, OK-Junior, Ph. CRG Press; 2) OK-Junior podium with Gabriel Bortoleto (right), Ph. CRG Press; 3) Pedro Hiltbrand, OK, Ph. Cunaphoto.

 

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RENTAL KART WORLD CONTEST 2018
The International Finals reserved to Kart Endurance by CRG will take place in Pomposa (Italy) on Saturday, October 6th, 2018.

The format of the event denominated RENTAL KART WORLD CONTEST - Pomposa (Italy) on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 - will feature a 10 Hours Endurance Teams Race (teams made by 3 to 8 drivers) with the best International teams on track for an exciting and top class challenge.

Organization will be managed directly by CRG, that will make available the brand new and performing Kart Centurion 390cc and the technical assistance will provided by the technicians of its racing team.

Great care will also be put on all services that will meet the standards of the most important International events. Teams selected by the CRG tracks all over the world will be entitled to enter, as the teams that took part in the CRG Endurance events like the prestigious 24 Hours of Italy.

For more information on the race please contact CRG’s Secretariat: alex@kartcrg.com

Press Office
CRG SpA
www.kartcrg.com
June 14th, 2018


REGULATION

Entry Form Team

Entry Form Wild Card

 

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CRG DOMINANT IN KZ2 AND KZ2 CUP OF DTM AT AMPFING
Jorrit Pex and Fabian Federer kept their dominant momentum in DKM at Ampfing in KZ2. They claimed the victory in the third round of the German series. Emilien Drenner confirmed his lead in KZ2 Cup taking a double win on Kalì-Kart.

The circuit of Ampfing (Germany) has staged the third round of the German Championship DKM and the verdict has been quite net as CRG has shown an overwhelming supremacy in KZ2 with the two wins going to Fabian Federer and Jorrit Pex. Emilien Denner also claimed an excellent result in KZ2 Cup on Kalì-Kart.

KZ2. The victory in the first of the two finals in Ampfing in KZ2 went to Fabian Federer on CRG-Tm. Team SRP Racing’s color bearer also secured the pole position and won two heats. Federer won the first final leading CRG Holland’s Jorrit Pex, while his brother and team mate Stan Pex was fourth. CRG Holland’s Benjamin Tornqvist-Persson was also among the quickest ending sixth. CRG domination was confirmed in Race2 as the Italian outfit locked off the top 3. This time around Jorrit Pex won the race from Federer to his brother Stan. Tornqvist ended in the top ten in ninth place. Thanks to this result, six time DKM winner Jorrit Pex confirmed to be the leader of the championship at 148 points, but Federer closed in and is currently only one point shy of the lead. Stan Pex rounds off the CRG top 3 in KZ2, as he stands third at 110 points.

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KZ2 CUP. CRG’s supremacy extended also to KZ2 Cup as Emilien Denner led to a fair and square win his Kalì-Kart chassis. Following the third place in qualifying and the pole position after heats, Denner unleashed all his speed in the two finals winning them both. CRG’s result in Race1 was completed by the second place secured by Patrick Kreutz on CRG-Tm run by team RS-Motorsport, and the third by Luka Kamali on CRG-Tm run by TB Racing Team. Thomas Neumann also run a good race ending fifth on CRG-Modena. Marvin Langenbacher of RS-Motorsport closed within the top ten for CRG in P7, leading CRG Holland’s Mark Potman. Denner repeated the victory in Race2 leading Kamali and Kreutz in another all-CRG podium. Langenbacher was sixth, Potman ninth. Denner incremented his lead on top of the classification reaching 178 points. He is currently followed by Mahler (DR-Kartshop Ampfing) at 119 points. Kamali is fourth at 79, Neumann fifth at 71.

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CRG drivers used this race in Ampfing eying the CIK-FIA European Championship to be held next June 17th in OK and OK-Junior. Andrea Rosso had a strong Race2 in OK and closed his effort in P5 after a good comeback from the first final where he had been involved in an incident. Niels Troger of RTG Kartsport was fourth, Kas Haverkort seventh on Zanardi. Troger was seventh in final one, Haverkort 12th. Thompson is currently leading the classification at 154 points, Haverkort is third at 103 and Rosso eighth at 58.

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The youngsters of CRG in OK-Junior struggled a bit more. Alfio Andrea Spina ended 19th, Tyler Maxson 22nd, Enzo Trulli 24th, while Enzo Scionti was forced to the retirement instead. Spina repeated the 19th place in race two, Trulli was 21st, Scionti 23rd, Maxson 24th. Xizhang Huang could not take part in the finals due the injuries sustained in the warm-up held on Sunday morning.

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The next rounds of DKM follow: Kerpen (D) July 29th, Genk (B) August 26th. Complete results are available at www.kart-dm.de/en/home/.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
June 4th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) KZ2 start with Federer and Jorrit Pex; 2) KZ2 podium with Jorrit Pex, Fabian Federer and Stan Pex; 3) KZ2 Cup podium Emilien Denner winner; 4) Andrea Rosso, OK; 5) Alfio Andrea Spina, OK-Junior.
Ph. Sportinphoto

 

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ANOTHER PODIUM FOR HILTBRAND, THE NEW LEADER OF THE EUROPEAN CHAMP!
Pedro Hiltbrand and CRG got again on the podium in the second round of the European OK and OK-Junior Championship in England at PFI. This third place is great for the Championship. Bortoleto the best of CRG drivers in OK-Junior.

The second round of the European Championship of OK and OK-Junior has taken place at the spectacular circuit PFI. This difficult track has been quite well tested lately, especially in 2017 when it housed the World Championship. Pedro Hiltbrand has been excellent in OK, especially considering the Championship, and claimed the third place at the end of an exciting finale. This result earned him the classification lead.

HILTBRAND ON THE OK PODIUM. Three CRG drivers managed to qualify for the Final in the OK European Championship at PFI: Pedro Hiltbrand, Callum Bradshaw and Andrea Rosso. This has been a good race, exciting and spectacular, with a super Pedro Hiltbrand taking another podium, after the P2 scored in Sarno. In England, Hiltbrand was third after the disqualification of Travisanutto, who crossed the finish line as first, and the penalty handed to Hodgson, who was third at the flag. Hiltbrand managed to hold P3 during the Final, but then he had to give way to his rivals. This third place, together with the second place obtained in Sarno, boosts Hiltbrand’s confidence for the remaining of the European Championship that he managed to win back in 2016. Callum Bradshaw managed to end in the top-ten in tenth place, while Andrea Rosso was 14th. Hiltbrand was sixth after heats, Bradshaw 14th and Rosso 21st. The victory of the Final went to Hannes Janker.

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Pedro Hiltbrand: “It has been a tough weekend as always, we were struggling a bit after qualifying, but after the heats I was getting closer to the front-runners. I expected more from the Final, it worked quite well for the first six-seven laps but then I was loosing a bit. I want to say thanks to all my team CRG, to TM and my mechanic and congratulations for the fantastic work. We are now going to Ampfing to try and win, of course we need to think about the championship but there are still two rounds to be run."

In OK, Franco Colapinto had been unlucky having to retire from the closing heat on Sunday and ending only 51st. He therefore could not qualify for the Final. Ayrton Fontecha (46th) could not recover as he would have deserved.

Championship: 1. Hiltbrand 51; 2. Janker 42; 3. Stanek 35; 4. Vidales 32; 5. Valtanen 29.

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GOOD BORTOLETO IN OK-JUNIOR. It has been a real pity for Gabriel Bortoleto, who represented CRG in the OK-Junior’s final in this second round of the European Championship at PFI. He eventually secured a seventh place that is quite tight on him, considering his performance throughout the weekend. Bortoleto had managed to secure a front row start for the Final after a promising P8 in qualifying, two wins and three second places in the heats. These results were quite promising, but Bortoleto unfortunately lost some ground and had to settle for P8. The Final was won by the Dutch Dilano Van T' Hoff, following a penalty handed to the French Victor Bernier, who had crossed the finish line on top.

Among CRG drivers, Malaysia’s Adam Putera (36th after the heats) did not manage to qualify for OK-Junior’s final, despite some good placings, as happened to Enzo Trulli (37th), who was penalized by the 60th place in qualifying, Alfio Andrea Spina (43°), the Americans Tyler Maxson (56th) and Elio Giovane Gonzales (66th), Leonardo Bertini Colla (59th) and the Chinese Xizheng Huang (61st).

Championship: 1. Minì 45; 2. Aron 36; 3. Van T’Hoff 35; 4. Askey 32; 5. Bernier 28; 6. Beganovic e Bortoleto 26.

The next round of the European CIK-FIA Championship for categories OK and OK-Junior will take place at Ampfing (Germany), and the grand finale will take place at Essay (France) on August 5th.

Complete results are available at www.cikfia.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
May 20th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) Pedro Hiltbrand on the podium at PFI, OK; 2) Pedro Hiltbrand at PFI, OK; 3) Gabriel Bortoleto, OK-Junior.
Ph. Sportinphoto

 

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CRG TO THE FORE IN THE SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP
The second round of the Spanish Championship in Zuera highlighted the speed of CRG drivers. Fontecha claimed the win in Senior, Santos in KZ2 and De Gaye in Silver.

CRG colors had a strong weekend in Zuera and scored several great results in the second round of the Spanish Championship. Fontecha in Senior, Santos, Cebriane and Meyer in KZ2 and De Gaye in Silver have displayed a great speed.

The winning performance in Senior came from Ayrton Fontecha Martinez, who won Race-2 after claiming P3 in Race-1. Javier Sagrera also had a good weekend and ended both finals in fifth place after being second in qualifying and heats.

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In KZ2, after the second place obtained by Gerard Cebrian in Race-1 with Kilian Meyer following him suit on the podium, CRG secured a one-two in Race-2 with Lisard Santos taking the win and Kilian Meyer coming second. CRG placed four drivers in the top six, as Cebrian (in the lead early on) was fourth and Enrico Prosperi sixth. The latter put in a great comeback in the second final after the retirement from the first. Yohan Sousa crossed the finish line in fifth place, but a 10s time penalty unfortunately relegated him to the final ninth place. In Silver, Brice De Gaye won Race-2 after coming second in Race-1.

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Lucas Pons was the best of CRG drivers in Junior thanks to his ninth place in Race-2. In Cadets, Alejandro Melendez was seventh in Race-1 and eighth in Race-2.

Complete results are available at www.kartingrfeda.com/

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The next rounds of the Spanish Championship: July 1st Campillos (Malaga), September 2nd Recas (Toledo), October 7th Fernando Alonso circuit (Oviedo).

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
May 16th, 2018

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In the pictures: 1) Santos, KZ2; 2) Meyer, KZ2; 3) Prosperi, KZ2; 4) Fontecha, Senior; 5) Senior podium with the winner Fontecha.
Ph. Jose F Omedas

 

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GOOD PERFORMANCE FOR CRG DRIVERS IN DKM AT WACKERSDORF
Stan Pex and Tornqvist claimed one win each in KZ2, as Jorrit Pex confirmed his classification lead. Denner secured the victory in KZ2 Cup and kept the lead in the standings. Good performance for Haverkort and Rosso in OK, while Scionti had a positive debut in OK-Junior.

The second round of the DKM Championship took place in Wackersdorf and CRG has been again among the main protagonist of the German series after the opener held in Lonato in mid-April.

KZ2. Pex (CRG Holland), Fabian Federer (SRP Racing Team) and Alessandro Giardelli have come to the fore in KZ2 since qualifying practice, when they locked out the top three of Group 1, as did CRG Holland’s Benjamin Tornqvist-Persson and Stan Pex that were the fastest of Group 2. CRG dominant run continued in the heats and in the Finals. Race-1 victory was taken by an excellent Stan Pex, as Federer was third and Jorrit Pex fourth, while Tornqvist was 13th and Giardelli 16th. Variable weather conditions rewarded Tornqvist’s technical choice in Race-2 and helped him to secure the victory on slick tyres, leading another CRG driver, Toni Tschentscher of SRP Racing. Stan Pex (on rain tyres) in fourth place, and Federer in fifth, managed to get again on the five-step podium of DKM. Jorrit Pex was seventh and confirmed his classification lead following the results obtained in Lonato. Giardelli was 18th instead.
CRG colors dominate the Championship: Jorrit Pex is leading at 88 points and is followed by Fabian Federer at 82 and Stan Pex at 74.

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KZ2 CUP. After the KZ2 Cup full haul of Emilien Denner on Kalì-Kart chassis in Lonato, the young French driver has been the great protagonist of the second round in Wackersdorf too. He won in fact Race-1 after claiming the pole position. Denner was unfortunately forced to an early retirement from Race-2 due to several contacts, but his overall scoring in Wackersdorf allows him to keep the classification lead at 110 points, as Race-2 winner Alessio Curto follows him at 89 points.

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OK. As in the case of Lonato, Kas Haverkort and Andrea Rosso put in a great performance in OK at Wackersdorf. Team Zanardi’s Haverkort has been very quick since the beginning and secured the third place in Race-1 and the second in Race-2. Rosso had to recover some lost ground from qualifying and heats and managed to gain P7 in Race-1 and a good P3 in Race-2, behind Haverkort. The two finals were respectively won by Thompson and Tauscher. Thompson is currently leading the classification at 103 points, Haverkort is third at 79 and Rosso seventh at 42.

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OK-JUNIOR. Enzo Scionti, at the debut on the chassis of the Italian company, displayed a good shape since the beginning in OK-Junior and eventually was the best of CRG drivers taking the sixth time in qualifying before ending heats in 21st position. Regarding the other CRG drivers, Leonardo Bertini Colla was 16th in the heats, while Alfio Andrea Spina could not qualify for the double final despite an encouraging P24 in qualifying. Bertini Colla was 9th and 17th in the two finals, while Scionti had to retire early from Race-1, but bounced back in Race-2 ending 12th. The two finals were won by Sebastian Ogaard and Edoardo Ludovico Villa. Kai Askey is currently leading the classification, Leonardo Bertini Colla is ninth and Alfio Andrea Spina tenth.

DKM will resume next June 3rd from Ampfing (D), before moving to Kerpen (D) on July 29th and Genk (B) on August 26th. Complete results are available at www.kart-dm.de/en/home/.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
May 16th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) Stan Pex, KZ2; 2) KZ2 podium Race-2, Tornqvist winner; 3) KZ2 Cup Emilien Denner; 4) OK podium Race-2 with Haverkort (2nd) and Rosso (3rd).
Ph. Sportinphoto

 

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CRG AND JORRIT PEX ON THE PODIUM IN KZ AT SALBRIS
The first round of the KZ European Championship in Salbris has had an exciting final, as Jorrit Pex ended his race in second place and Paolo De Conto in fourth. Pedro Hiltbrand forced to the retirement from the lead. Top ten finish in KZ2 for Benjamin Tornqvist.

CRG has been a strong protagonist during the opener of the CIK-FIA KZ and KZ2 European Championship in Salbris (France), where Jorrit Pex claimed a great P2 in the Final, after dominating the whole weekend, while Paolo De Conto was fourth. These results only partially rewarded the efforts of the Italian outfit, that could have obtained a more round result.

KZ. The KZ final lived on an endless series of surprises and CRG drivers have been the the main protagonists throughout the race. A great Jorrit Pex got the lead of the race early on, after dominating practice and all the qualifying heats. He was followed by marque-mate Fabian Federer of team SRP, and by an excellent Pedro Hiltbrand, who has also been protagonist at the European Championship in OK and in Salbris had a great start from the third spot of the grid. Paolo De Conto in this occasion struggled a bit more instead. He started the Final from P6 due to several hiccups in the heats, while Stan Pex was seventh on the starting grid of the final, but recovering ground. Surprisingly, Pedro Hiltbrand installed himself on top early on and at that point CRG had five drivers in the top six.

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The situation changed two thirds into the race though, when De Conto, who was third, had to concede his place to Stan Pex, and then Hiltbrand had to retire when only five laps were left to go, handing the lead of the race to Iglesias, who meanwhile had recovered well from the starting P5. Federer also had to retire due to an incident, as happened to Stan Pex, and therefore CRG final result saw only Jorrit Pex closing on the podium in P2 behind Iglesias, with Ardigò third, and Paolo De Conto had to settle for P4. The challenge will resume from Lonato for the second and closing round to be held on July 15th with all results are still possible.

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KZ2. The best of CRG drivers in KZ2 was the Swede of CRG Holland Benjamin Tornqvist, who has been second in International Super Cup last year and among the quickest in this opener of the European Championship with the final 10th place, while the French Arthur Carbonnel was 15th. Regarding the drivers of the Racing Team, the Swiss Jean Luyet was 18th and the Spaniard Kilian Meyer 24th, while Emilien Denner was handed a penalty on Kalì-Kart after winning the closing heat on Sunday morning. Despite a good result in the closing heat, Alessandro Giardelli missed out on qualifying for the final, as did Gerard Cebrian Ariza, Filippo Berto, Enrico Prosperi, Marco Valenti, Arto Ojaranta and Marc Lopez.

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The next round of the KZ and KZ2 European Championship will take place in Lonato, Italy, next July 15th.

Complete results are available at www.cikfia.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
May 6th, 2018

In the pictures: : 1) Jorrit Pex, Fabian Federer, Pedro Hiltbrand; 2) Jorrit Pex on the podium; 3) Pedro Hiltbrand and Paolo De Conto; 4) Emilien Denner. Ph. Cunaphoto.

 
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