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CRG DOMINATES THE KZ AND KZ2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SWEDEN
Paolo De Conto is the new CIK-FIA KZ World Champion, as he won a good final after finding himself in P4 early on. Pedro Hiltbrand secured instead the CIK-FIA KZ2 title in the International Super Cup, after a duel involving also Tiene and Mosca. A whole CRG podium rounded off by Fabian Federer and Benjamin Tornqvist.

CRG is living an fantastic season finale and managed to win the CIK-FIA KZ World Championship with Paolo De Conto on CRG/TM/Vega and the CIK-FIA KZ2 International Super Cup with Pedro Hiltbrand on CRG/Maxter/Vega at the Circuit Asum Ring of Kristianstad (Sweden).

CRG dominion in Sweden has been clear for the whole weekend, but the two world finals in the shifter categories KZ and KZ2 have had very exciting starts, before turning to a downhill run for the color bearers of the Italian outfit that managed to show their full potential taking two stunning victories.

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PAOLO DE CONTO NEW KZ WORLD CHAMPION

In one word, Paolo De Conto has been superb in Sweden. He managed to take the CRG chassis powered by the works Tm engine to the victory claiming pole position, winning both heats, Prefinal and triumphing in the Final. The closing race has not been a walk in the park for De Conto though, as he found himself in P4 at a certain point. CRG driver had the strength to keep his focus and started a comeback well aware of his potential. This allowed him to cross the finish line first with a good margin on the rivals. Paolo De Conto recouped in this way last year’s Le Mans race when he had to settle for P2 at the end of a red-hot final lap where he closed behind Jorrit Pex, and deservedly obtained his first World Champion title. CRG earned in this way the third World title in the last four years, following 2013’s victory scored by Max Verstappen and 2015’s win by Jorrit Pex. This is also the 13th victory in the shifter categories for CRG, who celebrated in the best possible way the 30th anniversary of the company founded back in 1986 by Giancarlo Tinini.

Among the CRG drivers, the Finn Simo Puhakka (CRG-Tm) has been very quick in KZ, recovering all the way to the final P5, as did Arnaud Kozlinski who did not show any sign of rust and secured the sixth place of the Final, after an hiccup in one heat. Stan Pex (CRG-Vortex) of CRG Holland has also run a good race ending eighth, while his brother Jorrit, who was the exiting World Champion, had to settle for P12 this time. Flavio Camponeschi (CRG-Parilla) was 17th and proceeded Andrea Dalè (CRG-Tm).

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CRG LOCKING OUT KZ2 PODIUM, AS HILTBRAND IS THE NEW CHAMPION

The first final run today in Sweden saw the victory of the International Super Cup going to the Spanish driver Pedro Hiltbrand. The CRG works driver, recently crowned OK European Champion and KZ2 Spanish Champion, has been at the wheel of the CRG chassis pushed by a Maxter engine unit prepared by Kartissimo’s Renato Andreoli. After dominating qualifying, heats and Prefinal, Hiltbrand has been early on challenged by team mate Felice Tiene (CRG/Tm), who had in turn won the other Prefinal, while Tommaso Mosca split the two CRG drivers. A third into the race, Hiltbrand won the duel and started pulling away to the victory. Mosca had to retire due to some technical problems, while Felice Tiene lost some ground in the contact with his team mate but eventually put in a good recover to the final P4. CRG secured anyway a whole podium with three different engines. The new European KZ2 Champion Fabian Federer on CRG/Modena completed a stunning comeback race ending second, while the home hero Benjamin Tornqvist on CRG/Tm run by CRG Holland was third at the end of a good race.

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Among the 88 drivers partaking in this international KZ2 race, the other CRG finalists also deserved a round of applause. The German Daniel Stell (CRG-Modena) of SRP Racing Team was ninth, the young and fast driver of CRG Holland Max Tubben (CRG-Tm) was 14th, while his fellow countryman from Holland Dylan Davies (CRG-Tm) was 16th for CRG Keijzer Racing. The Spanish driver Gerard Cebrian Ariza (CRG-Tm) also had a very strong weekend, but was eventually handed a 10s time penalty in the Final, as happened to Tom Joyner (Zanardi-Parilla) who had previously run a great Prefinal. The Dutch driver Bent Viscall (CRG-Tm) of CRG Holland ended 26th. Fabrizio Rosati (CRG-Tm) has been very unlucky instead as he had to retire from the Prefinal due to an incident at turn one, while the Swede Andreas Johansson (CRG-Tm) of CRG Holland just missed out to get access to the Final as happened to the Japanese Fuma Horio (CRG-Tm).

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Giancarlo Tinini, CRG President: “The KZ victory of Paolo De Conto and Pedro Hiltbrand’s victory in KZ2 are two great results for us. We were a bit unlucky in KZ with Simo and Koko, that could have scored a good result too. I am sorry for the two Pex brothers that have been struggling a bit for the whole week – exception made for qualifying where they had found a good setup. The KZ race has been great, Paolo did not start off very well but our driver proved he had more speed into him and managed to find his way past all the rivals. We won the KZ World Championship for the second year straight and this time we have proven to be unquestionably the strongest.”

Dino Chiesa, Team Principal CRG: “Leaving victory aside, which is always great for a team like ours, I liked two things of this weekend. I enjoyed Paolo De Conto’s victory in KZ, he went close to the title last year and this time he deservedly secured the title. I also am happy on the KZ2 title won by Pedro Hiltbrand, who is in a very strong year and took the victory on Maxter engine. This shows that the material is great also in KZ2, that is a very important category for karting and for our brand in particular. These results are the outcome of a year long work and credit for them goes to everybody, starting from mechanics to engine preparators and drivers. We all win or lose together. Now we will try to close the season on a high in Bahrain with the OK and OK Junior World Championship”.

All results are available at www.cikfia.com

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

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ; 2) Paolo De Conto, podium KZ; 3) Pedro Hiltbrand, KZ2; 4) From left: Tornqvist, Hiltbrand, Federer, KZ2; 5) CRG Racing Team.
(Ph. CRG Press and Ph. Cunaphoto).

 

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CRG STRONG AT THE SWEDISH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. AWAIT MOUNTING AHEAD OF FINALS
Paolo De Conto confirmed to be the quickest of KZ on CRG-Tm in the heats after the pole position secured in qualifying, as did Pedro Hiltbrand on CRG-Maxter in KZ2. CRG displayed great competitiveness in both categories with all its drivers in Kristianstad.

CRG kept its momentum in the double CIK-FIA round underway at the Circuit Asum Ring of Kristianstad. Paolo De Conto, on CRG-Tm, is leading the pack in the KZ World Championship after the heats, while Pedro Hiltbrand on CRG-Maxter is ruling in the International Super Cup KZ2.

The two strong racers of CRG are not the only ones fighting a successful battle in Kristianstad since qualifying on Friday. Other drivers of the Italian squad have also been shining and are awaited in the closing stages on Sunday to fight for top positions in the Prefinals and in the two Finals.

CRG, the company founded by Giancarlo Tinini back in 1986, celebrates its 30th anniversary in Kristianstad. In Sweden, CRG will have the chance to add some important pages to the 30 years long history of the brand. Regardless the final result, CRG has already proved a strong competitiveness, highlighting once again the prestige of its history that is one of the most successful in the world.

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A SUPER PAOLO DE CONTO IN KZ

The World Vice-Champion Paolo De Conto, on track on CRG chassis pushed by the works TM engine, has displayed a strong supremacy so far in KZ. He set in fact the quickest time in qualifying and claimed two wins in the heats on Saturday. Jorrit Pex has also been among the quickest on CRG-Vortex run by CRG Holland, posting the sixth fastest time in qualifying and two good placings in the heats (P4 and P8). Flavio Camponeschi, CRG-Iame, is eighth after a great sixth place in the second heat and the P11 scored in the first. Arnaud Kozlinski’s comeback to racing has not been very lucky so far: the French driver on CRG-Tm spun in the second heat after a promising P9 in the first race. Kozlinski is currently 18th, while Stan Pex of CRG Holland is 11th, Simo Puhakka (CRG-Tm) is 16th and Andrea Dalè (CRG-Tm) 30th.

Paolo De Conto: “Things went well so far. Everything has been perfect. We got the pole position and two wins in the two heats. Tomorrow is what counts though, we will see where we stand after Prefinal and Final. I hope weather stays fine as rain might shuffle things. I would like to make up for my race in Le Mans last year, when I missed out on the victory at the last lap.”

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PEDRO HILTBRAND ON TOP IN KZ2

The new OK European Champion Pedro Hiltbrand is showing a great pace in the shifter category out of the 88 drivers entered in KZ2. The Spanish driver of CRG is using a Maxter engine prepared by Renato Andreoli’s Kartissimo. He dominated the scene so far in qualifying and in the heats where he secured four wins and a second place.

Felice Tiene has also been very quick on CRG-Tm. He was second in qualifying and is fourth after heats thanks to two wins. KZ2 European Champion Fabian Federer is recovering from an unlucky qualifying on CRG-Modena run by team SRP. He is now sixth. Gerard Cebrian Ariza (CRG-Tm) also put in a good performance closing his effort in P17, Fabrizio Rosati (CRG-Tm) is 47th, the Japanese Fuma Horio (CRG-Tm) 42nd due to an incident, as the British Tom Joyner (Zanardi-Iame) who is currently 41st. The driver from Ecuador Jose Brito (CRG-Tm) could not make it through to the final stages instead.

Several other drivers have been shining in private teams on CRG chassis. The Swedish driver Benjamin Tornqvist of CRG Holland is currently 13th, the young Dutch Max Tubben of CRG Holland is 11th and took a great second place behind Tiene in the closing heat. The Dutch Bent Viscaal is 24th, while his fellow countryman Dylan Davies of CRG Keijzer is 25th. The German Daniel Stell is 20th and the Estonian Kaspar Kallasmaa 66th (both in force at SRP), the Dutch of CRG Holland Max Weering is 79th, his Swedish team mate Andreas Johansson is 67th, while the Finn Henri Kauppi is 76th.

Pedro Hiltbrand: “It has been a great weekend so far. The chassis is perfect, as the Maxter engine. Kartissimo did a great job. The important thing is what happens on Sunday in the final stages though. We have to win, the whole team is focused on that. Felice Tiene and I have a great chance, as Paolo De Conto in KZ. We always target the victory. Let’s see what happens.”

The name of the winners of the two CIK-FIA trophies up for grabs will be decided on Sunday. The programme of Kristianstad’s final stages follows: Sunday September 4th: Prefinals at 11:15; Finals at 13:55.

All results and Live TV feed on www.cikfia.com

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

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ heat; 2) Paolo De Conto, KZ; 3) Pedro Hiltbrand and Renato Andreoli, KZ2 (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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SPECTACULAR CRG IN QUALIFYING OF THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN KRISTIANSTAD
Paolo De Conto (CRG-Tm) claimed the pole position in Sweden’s KZ World Championship leading Jorrit Pex (CRG-Vortex). Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG-Maxter) was quickest in the International Super Cup KZ2 leading team mate Felice Tiene (CRG-Tm). Qualifying heats scheduled for Saturday, as the final stages will follow on Sunday.

Friday qualifying kicked off the “battle of Kristianstad” on September 2nd in Sweden. The first verdicts from the track are extremely positive for CRG. The Italian squad put in a top two finish in qualifying of the KZ World Championship (with Paolo De Conto and Jorrit Pex) and locked the top two also of the International KZ2 Super Cup (with Pedro Hiltbrand and Felice Tiene).

CRG’S DE CONTO AND PEX THE QUICKEST OF KZ

The double appointment of Kristianstad started in the mark of CRG, as 2015 World vice-champion Paolo De Conto posted the pole position on CRG-Tm with a best lap time of 49.069s, that was 38 thousands of a second quicker than the lap put in by the reigning World Champion and team mate Jorrit Pex on CRG-Vortex run by CRG Holland.

The other CRG drivers also put in strong performances. Flavio Camponeschi was seventh at 0.189s from the top on CRG-Iame, Arnaud Kozlinski was eleventh on CRG-Tm at 0.266s, Stan Pex 14th on CRG-Vortex at 0.301s, Simo Puhakka 20th on CRG-Tm at 0.378s and Andrea Dalè was 27th on CRG-Tm at 0.558s.

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ANOTHER CRG ONE-TWO IN KZ2 WITH HILTBRAND AND TIENE

KZ2’s result has also been stunning, as Pedro Hiltbrand claimed a great pole position in the International Super Cup CIK-FIA on CRG-Maxter. The Spanish driver, fresh winner of the OK European Championship, completed his best loop in 49.101s during the fourth and final session, pipping his team mate Felice Tiene on CRG-Tm, who had posted the quickest time in the previous session.

Among the quickest drivers on CRG, the young Dutch driver Max Tubben was tenth at 0.281s, while his team mate at CRG Holland from Sweden Benjamin Tornqvist was twelfth at 0.293s. The new KZ2 European Champion Fabian Federer posted the 16th time on CRG-Modena at 0.335s. Regarding the other works drivers, Gerard Cebrian Ariza was 24th in 49.485s, Tom Joyner (Zanardi-Iame) was 27th at 0.432s, Fuma Horio was 35th at 0.537s, Fabrizio Rosati 38th at 0.584s and Jose Brito 79th at 1.156s.

The real battle on track will start tomorrow Saturday September 3rd with qualifying heats though. The final stages will take place on Sunday September 4th with Prefinals and Finals.

The programme of Kristianstad (GMT+2):
Saturday 3 September: qualifying heats from 10:20 to 13:45.
Sunday 4 September: Prefinals at 11:15; Final at 13:55.

All results and Live TV feed on www.cikfia.com

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

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto and Jorrit Pex, KZ; 2) Felice Tiene and Pedro Hiltbrand, KZ2 (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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PEDRO HILTBRAND KZ2 SPANISH CHAMPION ON CRG-MAXTER
Pedro Hiltbrand secured his fourth double win in Alcaniz and has been crowned Spanish Champion one race early. He has been running with the support of Kartissimo 2M and Maxter engine by Andreoli.

The Spanish driver of CRG Pedro Hiltbrand displayed a great shape and claimed the victory of the Spanish Championship on CRG-Maxter. He has dominated the round of Alcaniz taking a crushing victory that allowed him to secure the Spanish KZ2 title one race early thanks also to the support of Kartissimo 2M and to the competitiveness of the Maxter engine unit prepared by Andreoli.

Pedro Hiltbrand has taken another stunning double win in the two Finals held at the Circuit Motorland Aragona of Alcaniz in occasion of the fourth and penultimate round of the Spanish Championship. He is now uncatchable in the classification ahead of the closing round scheduled for next September 25th in Valencia. Hiltbrand has scored his fourth double win of the season in the Spanish KZ2 Championship, after the full hauls of Toledo, Portimao and Zuera.

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After winning the recent European CIK-FIA OK Championship, Pedro Hiltbrand collected another important title in this season end: the KZ2 Spanish Championship. This is an important sign of the competitiveness level of CRG’s driver at the eve of another very important appointment: the International Super Cup KZ2 scheduled for September 4th in Kristianstad (Sweden).

Among CRG drivers on track in Alcaniz, Gerard Cebrian Ariza claimed race-one’s podium in P3 on CRG-Tm, and the sixth place in Final two.

Circuit Motorland, Alcaniz, 28 August 2016, KZ2:
Final-1 result: 1. Hiltbrand (CRG-Maxter); 2. Gonzalez; 3. Cebrian (CRG-Tm); 4. Martinez; 5. Noval; 6. Soriano.
Final-2 result: 1. Hiltbrand (CRG-Maxter); 2. Gonzalez; 3. Santos; 4. Martinez; 5. Noval; 6. Cebrian (CRG-Tm).

The classification of the Spanish Championship after four rounds:
1. Hiltbrand (CRG-Maxter) Spanish Champion, points 360; 2. Martinez 282; 3. Gonzalez 282; 4. Cebrian (CRG-Tm) 267; 5. Santos 261.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
29 August 2016

In the pictures: 1) Pedro Hiltbrand, Alcaniz, KZ2; 2) Pedro Hiltbrand, KZ2 Podium Alcaniz.
Ph. MRM Comunicación-media Miquel Rius

 

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CRG SQUAD ALL SET FOR THE FIGHT OF KRISTIANSTAD
Among the novelties of the forthcoming KZ World Championship to be held in Sweden next September 4th, Kozlinski at the start with CRG. The Italian outfit will line up its complete works team with a great presence also in KZ2’s International Super Cup.

The final sprint of the season with CIK-FIA’s World Championships is approaching fast, and CRG works team is ready to face the first world appointment of the KZ World Championship and KZ2 International Super Cup, race to be held next September 4th in Kristianstad (Sweden) with all its drivers and with some new arrivals.

This is going to be another useful occasion to aim to a prestigious result after the recent success at the European Championships, where CRG secured two titles with Pedro Hiltbrand in OK and Fabian Federer in KZ2.

THE NEW ARRIVAL KOZLINSKI

The novelty of KZ is the comeback of “Koko” Arnaud Kozlinski as CRG works driver, after a season spent by the French driver to help the young Dennis Hauger taking him very close to the European title of Junior. In Sweden, Kozlinski will have the chance to show everyone that he is still among the best in the world, ready to get another good result in KZ (he was third in the World Championship last year) after winning the Super KF 2009 World Championship with CRG in Macau.

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CRG’S LOT FOR KRISTIANSTAD

CRG will line up an extraordinary squad in KZ. Teams drivers will be led by 2015 KZ World Vice Champion Paolo De Conto, 2015 European KZ Champion Flavio Camponeschi and by Simo Puhakka, who was very close to the victory in the latest round of the KZ European Championship in Genk. De Conto and Puhakka will employ the new TM engines, while Camponeschi will use the Parilla works engine instead.

CRG lineup in Kristianstad will also be strengthened by Jorrit Pex, who won the World Championship in Le Mans last year awarding yet another title to the Italian outfit, while his brother Stan Pex has been promoted to KZ for the occasion, following a good season in KZ2. Both drivers will wear CRG Holland colors. Team Nuova 3M will field 2014 KZ2 European Champion Andrea Dalè.

Category KZ2 will see a stunning 89 drivers entered in the world round of the International Super Cup. CRG works team will field the new OK European Champion Pedro Hiltbrand, Felice Tiene, Fuma Horio, Fabrizio Rosati, Gerard Cebrian and José Enrique Brito.

A novelty in this category is the presence of Tom Joyner who has secured several wins in direct drive karts so far and ended second in the OK European Championship this year. Joyner will be back on a shifter kart, the Zanardi-Parilla after competing in the KZ 2014 European Championship held in Kristianstad.

Several other drivers will employ CRG chassis in Kristianstad. Team SRP Racing will field the new European Champion of the category Fabian Federer, Kaspar Kallasmaa and Daniel Stell. Team CRG Keijzer will line up Dylan Davies, while CRG Holland Benjamin Tornqvist, Andreas Johansson, Bent Viscaal, Max Tubben, Max Weering and Henri Kauppi.

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CRG / TININI GROUP PALMARES KZ-KZ2
CIK-FIA World Championship KZ-KZ2 (and previous equivalent categories)

2015: Jorrit Pex (NL), KZ, CRG / TM / Bridgestone
Le Mans, 13.09.15
2013: Max Verstappen (NL), KZ, CRG / TM / Bridgestone
Varennes, 22.09.13
2012: Jordon Lennox-Lamb (GB), KZ2 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Vega
Sarno, 02.09.12
2011: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Genk, 04.09.11
2009: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Sarno, 06.09.09
2008: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Varennes, 07.09.08
2007: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Sarno, 02.09.07
1993: Alessandro Piccini (I), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì-Kart / Pavesi / Dunlop
Val Vibrata, 05.09.93
1992: Danilo Rossi (I), FC 125 cc, CRG / Pavesi / Dunlop
Mariembourg, 06.09.92
1989: Gianluca Giorgi (I), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì-Kart / Kalì-Kart / Dunlop
Olomouc, 03.09.89
1985: Piermario Cantoni (I), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì-Kart / Balen / Dunlop
Laval, 01.09.85
1984: Gabriele Tarquini (I), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì Kart / Balen / Dunlop
Axamo, 09.09.84

CRG / TININI GROUP PALMARES KF
CIK-FIA World Championship KF (and previous equivalent categories)

2013: Tom Joyner (GB) (Tinini Group), KF, Zanardi / TM / Vega
Rd1 Brandon, Rd2 Bahrain
2012: Felice Tiene (I), KF (World Cup), CRG / Bmb / Vega
Zuera, 23.09.12
2011: Matthew Graham (GB) (Tinini Group), U18, Zanardi / Wke / LeCont
Rd1 Ortona, Rd2 Essay, Rd3 Sarno
2011: Nick De Vries (NL) (Tinini Group), KF1, Zanardi / Parilla / Bridgestone
Rd1 Wackersdorf, Rd2 Zuera, Rd3 Genk, Rd4 Sarno, Rd5 Suzuka
2010: Oliver Rowland (GB) (Tinini Group), Super KF (World Cup), Zanardi / Parilla / Bridgestone
Suzuka, 24.05.10
2010: Nick De Vries (NL) (Tinini Group), KF2, Zanardi / Parilla / Dunlop
Zuera, 19.09.10
2009: Arnaud Kozlinski (F), Super KF, CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
Macau, 08.11.09
2009: David Da Luz (P) (Tinini Group), KF2 (World Cup), Zanardi / Parilla / Dunlop
Alcaniz, 20.09.09
2003: Wade Grant Cunningham (NZ), Formula A, CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
Sarno, 26.10.03
2002: Giedo Van der Garde (NL), Formula Super A, CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
Rd1 Mariembourg, Rd2 Alaharma, Rd3 Braga, Rd4 Salbris, Rd5 La Conca
2001: Vitantonio Liuzzi (I), Formula Super A, CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
Rd1 Montreal, Rd2 Salbris, Rd3 Sarno, Rd4 Mariembourg, Rd5 Kerpen
2000: Lewis Hamilton (GB), Formula A (World Cup), CRG / Parilla / Bridgestone
Montegi, 26.11.00
1999: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula Super A, CRG / CRG / Dunlop
Mariembourg, 19.09.99
1999: Vitantonio Liuzzi (I), Formula Super A (World Cup), CRG / CRG / Bridgestone
Suzuka, 28.11.99
1997: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula Super A, CRG / CRG / Dunlop
Salbris, 14.09.97
1994: Alessandro Manetti (I), Formula Super A, CRG / Rotax / Vega
Cordoba, 18.09.94
1994: Luca Casazza (I), Formula A (World Cup), CRG / Rotax / Vega
Suzuka, 29.05.94
1993: Paolo Moro (I), Formula A (World Cup), CRG-Kalì / Italsistem / Vega
Suzuka, 30.05.93
1992: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula K (World Cup), CRG / Rotax / Dunlop
Suzuka, 31.05.92
1992: Alberto Pedemonte (I), Formula A (World Cup), CRG-Kalì / Rotax / Dunlop
Suzuka, 31.05.92
1992: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula K, CRG / Rotax / Dunlop
Ugento, 20.09.92
1990: Jan Magnussen (DK), Formula K, CRG / Rotax / Bridgestone
Jesolo, 16.09.90
1990: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula A, CRG / Rotax / Dunlop
Jesolo, 16.09.90
1989: Mike Wilson (GB), Formula K, CRG / Komet / Dunlop
Valence, 17.09.89
1988: Emmanuel Collard (F), F. Super 100, CRG / Rotax / Dunlop
Laval, 18.09.88
1988: Mike Wilson (GB), Formula K, CRG / Komet / Dunlop
Laval, 18.09.88
1985: Mike Wilson (GB), Formula K, CRG-Kalì / Komet / Dunlop
Parma, 22.09.85
1984: Joern Haase (DK), Formula K, CRG-Kalì / Komet / Dunlop
Liedolsheim, 16.09.84

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

In the pictures: 1) Jorrit Pex, 2015 Le Mans, CRG KZ World Champion (Ph. Cunaphoto); 2) Poster Kristianstad 2016 World Championship KZ (Ph. Cunaphoto); 3) Arnaud Kozlinski, 2009 Macau, CRG Super KF World Champion (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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EXCELLENT BALANCE FOR CRG AT THE EUROPEAN CIK-FIA 2016 CHAMPIONSHIPS
CRG reached a series of objectives in the final round of the European Championships in Genk, which brought the Italian outfit once again on top of International Karting. A great level of competitiveness has been displayed in all categories and good performances have been put in by all drivers of the Racing Team.

CRG and Tinini Group reached the enviable haul of 41 victories in European CIK-FIA Championships thanks to the two titles respectively won by Pedro Hiltbrand in OK and Fabian Federer in KZ2 in Belgium at Genk.

The result of Genk – an important one in OK and KZ2, big target missed by a whisker in OK Junior out of the four titles available – confirmed the excellent performance of CRG chassis and engines, alongside the competitiveness of the whole lot of drivers and technicians of the Racing Team.

The goal set at the beginning of the season has been reached, while waiting for the grand finale of the two World Championships KZ-KZ2 to be held in Kristianstad next September 4th and the OK-OK Junior’s one scheduled for next November 19th in Bahrain. CRG will be all set to complete a season that is already been very positive.

In Genk, alongside the drivers fighting and taking the win, all other CRG drivers – a total of 19 protagonists of the Racing Team in this round of the European Championships – have to be praised. In KZ, Puhakka and De Conto ended on the podium of the Final with their works TM engines, but Flavio Camponeschi has also been among the front runners on Iame engine. 2015 World Champion Jorrit Pex has been very strong after a troubled beginning of the season. Unfortunately, he was involved in an incident with Camponeschi in the Final, which prevented both to fight for the podium. Regarding CRG drivers, 2014 European Champion Andrea Dalè, run a strong Final ending 14th after some problems early on.

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In KZ2, Fabian Federer repeated the victory scored in 2011 on CRG chassis pushed by Modena engine run by team SRP. Stan Pex of CRG Holland was also in the fight for the final victory, but the Dutch driver had to settle for P4 in the Final, which earned him a honourable second place in the classification. Felice Tiene on CRG-Tm with engine by Galiffa also run a solid race ending the Final in seventh place at the end of a comeback started from the last position of heats due to some clutch issues. The German driver of TB Motorsport Dominik Schmidt was ninth, the young Dutch Max Tubben of CRG Holland was eleventh, while his team mate Andreas Johansson was 17th. The Japanese Fuma Horio was 21st on CRG pushed by Tm engine by Galiffa, Fabrizio Rosati 27th on CRG-Maxter, as they both found their place among the finalists out of the 71 drivers on track in the category. The Dutch driver of CRG Keijzer Racing Dylan Davies, the Swede of CRG Holland Benjamin Tornqvist and the Dutch Lorenzo Van Riet, had an unlucky weekend and were handed a 10s time penalty due to the dropped front fairing, which did not allow them to take part in the final, as happened to the Swiss Rudolf Rhyn of RSP Racing and to the French Pierre Lefebvre.

The German Hannes Janker has been very quick in OK on CRG-Parilla. He set the fastest lap in qualifying, won heats and was fifth in the Final, a result that contributed to the top 5 finish of three CRG and Tinini Group drivers. Hiltbrand (CRG) was in fact second and new European Champion of the category, Joyner (Zanardi) was fourth in the Final and second in the championship. The Portuguese Andriy Pits (CRG-Parilla) run a solid Final ending 25th after a great Prefinal that he closed in P7. The Finnish driver Paavo Tonteri has been unlucky in this occasion. He had been a protagonist of the Championship but was forced to an early retirement in the Prefinal after the eight time in qualifying. The German Luka Lippkau of TB Motorsport has also shown a good competitiveness, but was disqualified from the Final due to an unwanted track cut on the humid tarmac at the start.

In OK Junior, CRG Racing Team fielded eight drivers, all on CRG-Parilla. Dennis Hauger had to win the Final to get the title, and he was very close to making the deed after leading the race early on. Credit where credit is due, as the young driver closed his effort in sixth place of the Final, which earned him the fourth place of the Championship. The British Teddy Wilson has also been very competitive and ended the race of Genk with his maiden podium in a European Championship.The competitiveness of CRG drivers was also confirmed by the Spanish rookie Kilian Meyer who was 11th in the Final and always among the quickest, as happened in the Prefinal where he was third behind Hauger. The other drivers could not find a place in the Final. Namely, the French Pierre-Louis Chovet was 22nd in his Prefinal, the Canadian Antonio Serravalle and O’neill Muth were forced to the retirement in their Prefinal, while Esteban Muth was stripped from the deserved chance of competing in the Final due to a 10s time penalty. The Brazilian Gianluca Petecof could not get access to the Final either even if his weekend was positive anyway. Tara Eichenberger of X-Rei Motorsport managed to run the Final instead, and ended 27th, while Kas Haverkort of CRG Keijzer Racing had a difficult qualifying but eventually managed to recover getting close to finding a place among the finalists.

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DINO CHIESA’S COMMENT

Dino Chiesa, Team Principal CRG: “The Final round of the European Championship in Genk has been absolutely positive for CRG colors in all categories. These results give us the awareness that we have some important chances in the World Championships. In KZ the engine change allowed Simo Puhakka and Paolo De Conto to improve their performance. De Conto had already shown a different pace in the recent DKM race, a result that was confirmed here. Our two drivers will certainly be protagonists in the forthcoming World Championship, alongside Flavio Camponeschi that has shown great speed. In KZ we have three very strong drivers for the World Championship, but we must not forget that two thirds of the podium in Genk was ours… In KZ2, we got to Genk well aware of the chances of Federer and Stan Pex. The title eventually went Federer’s ways, thanks to the results in the heats, while Pex hit some troubles in the Final. My compliments to Federer who managed to win his second European Title. In OK we also had two title contenders: Pedro Hiltbrand and Tom Joyner. Perhaps, we could have closed the games earlier but unfortunately Tom Joyner was involved in an incident at the last lap in Adria. We played it out in the final round and Hiltbrand has been flawless in his run to the title. We have always been competitive also with Hannes Janker and Paavo Tonteri. I am happy for Pedro because he eventually managed to win an important championship, and also because Tom has confirmed once more to be among the absolute best. In OK Junior we are really satisfied by Dennis Hauger’s performance in his maiden year in the category. He turned out to be a protagonist, has fought for the European Championship and is still fighting for the DKM title. Hauger ended the European Championship in fourth place, but he might as well have won it: Dennis is certainly the rookie of the year. We entered in this category that was dominated by our rivals and now we are among the main protagonists, not only with Hauger. We are very competitive also with Teddy Wilson and Kilian Meyer, that has been very quick in his first international race, as did Esteban Muth. We fielded eight drivers in Genk, some have been delayed by the results in qualifying, but they have all been very competitive. The material is very good as shown by Hauger and the other drivers. I would like to thank not only those drivers fighting for the victory, but also all our drivers, the team and mechanics as the whole squad has been exceptional in reaching these goals”.

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

In the pictures: 1) Pedro Hiltbrand and Tom Joyner, OK; 2) CRG Racing Team; 3) CRG CIK-FIA European Champions.
Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG, EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS WITH HILTBRAND IN OK AND FEDERER IN KZ2
CRG secured two European CIK-FIA Championships out of the for titles up for grabs in Genk (Belgium). Pedro Hiltbrand won the OK title, as Joyner secured that of vice-champion, Fabian Federer secured the victory of the KZ2 title with Stan Pex vice-champion. Teddy Wilson also put in good race ending on the podium of OK Junior, while Simo Puhakka and Paolo De Conto got on the podium of KZ.

What an exciting round of Genk! This has been a very satisfying European Championship for the whole CRG team. The Italian outfit has been the unquestioned protagonist of all four categories on track in this closing CIK-FIA round of the European Championship valid for KZ, KZ2, OK and OK Junior. The final haul includes two European titles: with Pedro Hiltbrand (OK) and with Fabian Federer (KZ2), and a great competitiveness also in KZ and OK Junior.

PEDRO HILTBRAND NEW OK EUROPEAN CHAMPION

In OK, the title was a private matter involving only Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG-Parilla) and Tom Joyner (Zanardi-Parilla), that have been in the fight until the final round of Genk. They have produced a good weekend completed with a stunning one-two in Prefinal, when Hiltbrand proceeded Joyner at the flag, which meant being a step closer to the title. The title eventually was won by Hiltbrand who obtained an excellent second place in the Final, while Joyner had to settle for P4. Thanks to the double win in Adria, the podium of Portimao (Portugal) and that of Genk, the Spanish driver of CRG secured the title of European Champion. Joyner is the European vice-champion.

The German Hannes Janker (CRG-Parilla) run a great final too and ended fifth setting the fastest lap of the race after being very fast in qualifying and in the heats. He also obtained the fastest lap of the Final. The Finn Paavo Tonteri (CRG-Parilla) had to retire from the Prefinal due to a technical problem.

Final classification OK Championship: 1. Hiltbrand (CRG) points 133; 2. Joyner (Zanardi) 123; 3. Basz 107.

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FABIAN FEDERER TWO TIMES EUROPEAN KZ2 CHAMPION

In KZ2, Fabian Federer on CRG-Modena run by team SRP was the favourite to the final victory after the double win scored in Adria and the second place obtained in Essay. Federer could have been challenged for the victory only by CRG Holland’s Stan Pex and by Luca Corberi, especially after Federer’s retirement in Prefinal due to a problem to the spark plug of his engine, that did not allow him to run the Final. In the Final, Corberi had to retire due to an incident that also involved Tommaso Mosca (Maranello), with both drivers hit from behind at the first corner. Stan Pex could not aim to the victory in the Final and had to settle for the fourth place. Thanks to the jokers, the European Title went Fabian Federer’s ways, even if he did not partake in the closing final of Genk. Stan Pex earned anyway the title of vice-champion. Fabian Federer repeated the victory of the European CIK-FIA KZ2 that he secured back in 2011.

Felice Tiene completed a very good comeback race on CRG pushed by Tm engine by Galiffa. He ended the Final in seventh place after being seventh in his Prefinal, despite starting from last as he hit problems to the clutch in the heats. The Japanese Fuma Horio also managed to take part in the Final ending 21st on CRG-Tm, while Fabrizio Rosati was 27th on CRG-Maxter.

Final Classification KZ2 Championship: 1. Federer (CRG) points 93; 2. Pex (CRG) 84; 3. Viganò 83.

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DENNIS HAUGER MISSING OUT ON THE OK JUNIOR TITLE

In OK Junior, CRG was very close to taking the third of the four European CIK-FIA titles available in Genk. Dennis Hauger, on CRG-Parilla was contesting the title, but the young Norwegian driver could not make his dream come true as in the Final he suffered a performance drop, after being second in the Prefinal. Hauger ended sixth the Final after taking an early lead. All in all this was not a bad result, as Hauger manged to be protagonist of the category in his debut season in OK Junior after the move from 60 Mini.

CRG colors on the podium of Genk were represented by the British driver Teddy Wilson, who claimed a great P3 on CRG-Parilla showing a crescendo of results. The Spanish driver Kilian Meyer put in a great debut race on CRG in OK Junior, after partaking in the Rotax and X30 Iame earlier in the year. Meyer was 11th in the Final after a great third place in his Prefinal. Esteban Muth also run a strong race, despite the 10s time penalty that relegated him to P21 from the ninth place.

Final Classification OK Junior Championship: 1. Kenneally points 112; 2. Watt 110; 3. Martins 109; 4. Hauger 98 (CRG).

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GOOD RACE FOR PUHAKKA AND DE CONTO IN KZ

In KZ, Simo Puhakka and Paolo De Conto, both on works TM engines, showcased CRG performance, taking a good podium and making good display of the great competitiveness of the Italian outfit ahead of the important World Championship round to be held in Sweden next September 4th. Puhakka was second at the end of a nice comeback race, while De Conto closed his effort in the final with an excellent P3. The exiting European Champion Flavio Camponeschi was involved in an incident with Jorrit Pex and Lammers early into the race. The championship had been already virtually in the hands of Ardigò, and he managed to confirm himself as winner of the KZ European Championship for the fifth time.

Final Classification KZ Championship: 1. Ardigò points 100; 2. Hajek 87; 3. Iglesias 82; 4. De Conto (CRG) 70; 5. Abbasse 67; 6. Puhakka (CRG) 54; 7. Camponeschi (CRG).

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

In the pictures: 1) Pedro Hiltbrand, OK; 2) Pedro Hiltbrand (OK) and Fabian Federer (KZ2); 3) Teddy Wilson and Dennis Hauger, OK Junior; 4) Simo Puhakka and Paolo De Conto, KZ.
Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG DRIVERS READY TO GET A GOOD RESULT IN GENK
The CIK-FIA European Championship titles are up for grabs in the final round that is currently underway in Belgium. CRG drivers displayed great competitiveness in all four categories, some nice surprise came from the youngsters of OK Junior.

The Circuit of Genk (Belgium) is all set for the closing stages of the CIK-FIA European Championship campaign, the race that is going to be decisive for the four international titles of KZ, KZ2, OK and OK Junior after the rounds of Essay (France), Zuera (Spain), Adria (Italy) and Portimao (Portugal).

CRG is protagonist in all the categories of this decisive round, and the Italian outfit has the goal to get the best possible result trying to improve the enviable 39 European titles obtained so far.

PEX AND DE CONTO STRONG IN KZ

After qualifying held on Friday, Saturday heats highlighted a good lot of protagonists in all categories. In KZ, Flavio Camponeschi has been very quick in qualifying on CRG-Parilla, as he was only 3 thousands of a second shy of the pole position, but ended the day in 12th place scoring third in the first heat and a retirement due to a technical problem in the second one. The world champion of CRG Holland Jorrit Pex improved his position to P3, while Paolo De Conto on CRG chassis pushed by the works Tm engine was fifth. Simo Puhakka, also on CRG-Tm, was eighth. De Conto, fourth in the classification and Camponeschi, fifth, are still in the fight for the championship.
The top positions after heats follow: 1. Ardigò; 2. Abbasse; 3. Pex Jorrit (CRG); 4. Hajek; 5. De Conto (CRG); ... 8. Puhakka (CRG); 12. Camponeschi (CRG); 16. Dalè (CRG).

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FEDERER FAVOURITE IN KZ2

Current classification leader Fabian Federer of team SRP on CRG-Modena and CRG Holland’s Stan Pex are well within the title fight, as the first was second in qualifying, and the latter is currently second in the championship classification. Felice Tiene on CRG pushed by a TM engine by Galiffa has been quite unlucky so far and was slowed down by several technical problems. The Japanese Fuma Horio (CRG-Tm) recovered some positions today, while Fabrizio Rosati (CRG-Maxter) has been involved in some incidents.
The top positions after heats: 1. Schmitz; 2. Irlando; 3. Federer (CRG); 5. Pex (CRG); 10. Davies (CRG).

JANKER PROTAGONIST IN OK, HILTBRAND CHASING

The German driver of CRG Hannes Janker confirmed to be very quick in OK and, after setting the pole position, he has been protagonist of heats too. The Spanish driver Pedro Hiltbrand on CRG-Parilla is slightly adrift instead. He is third in the standings and third after heats. The British classification leader Tom Joyner (Zanardi), is 11th after heats. The two protagonists of the championship will have to give their best shot in the Prefinals on Sunday morning and in the Final, as will do the Finn Paavo Tonteri, who has been very quick but involved in some incidents so far.
The top positions after heats: 1. Janker (CRG); 2. Novalek; 3. Hiltbrand (CRG); 4. Garcia; 5. Travisanutto; 6. Viscaal; 7. Basz; ... 11. Joyner (Zanardi); 12. Lippkau (CRG); 18. Tonteri (CRG); 35. Pits.

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HAUGER, MEYER AND MUTH SHINING IN OK JUNIOR

The Norwegian driver of CRG Dennis Hauger has been displaying a great shape in OK Junior. He has always been very quick, competitive and effective in the races. After the second time of his group in qualifying, Hauger run solid heats, as did the new entry from Spain Kilian Meyer, at a very positive debut in OK Junior. The Belgian-German of CRG Esteban Muth secured his maiden win in a heat of the European Championship, result that was unfortunately later on partially voided by a retirement. The British driver Teddy Wilson has had a very good day as usual. Classification- wise, all CRG hopes are on Hauger, who will have to recover from the fifth place of the classification.
The top positions after heats follow: 1. Martins; 2. Kenneally; 3. Hauger (CRG); ... 7. Meyer (CRG); 11. Wilson (CRG); 27. Muth E. (CRG); 29. Petecof (CRG); 36. Serravalle; 52. Muth O; 62. Chovet (CRG).

THE PROGRAMME (GMT+2)

Sunday 31 July: Prefinals from 11:00, Finals from 14:45.

Live Timing, TV Live Streaming and all results on www.cikfia.com

CRG SpA
Press Office

www.kartcrg.com
30 July 2016

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ; 2) Fabian Federer, KZ2; 3) Dennis Hauger, OK Junior.
Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG DRIVERS TO THE FORE IN GENK’S QUALIFYING
Stunning Camponeschi in KZ, three thousands short of the pole position. Good pole position for Janker in OK, but Joyner and Hiltbrand are ready to fight for the title. Hauger and Meyer very strong in OK Junior, as the KZ2 leader Federer confirmed his speed.

The first two racing days in Belgium have not been ideal to devise the right setups ahead of the closing round of the European KZ, KZ2, OK and OK Junior Championships, but eventually the sun came out on Friday afternoon for qualifying in Genk after all the rain.

The European titles of all categories will be decided in this final round, and CRG works team is quite motivated to shine in this important CIK-FIA event with its 19 drivers.

CAMPONESCHI 3 THOUSANDS OFF THE POLE IN KZ!

European 2015 Champion in Genk Flavio Camponeschi, has raised CRG flag high in KZ in a very tight qualifying session, where he put in a fastest lap of 51.219s, that was only 3 thousands of a second shy of Ardigò’s pole position time. CRG Holland’s World Champion Jorrit Pex also put in a great performance ending third in 51.233s, that was 17 thousands off the pace. Paolo De Conto was sixth in 51.260s and the Finn Simo Puhakka was 15th in 51.444s.

KZ Championship classification: 1. Ardigò points 84; 2. Iglesias 82; 3. Hajek 80; 4. De Conto (CRG) 60; 5. Camponeschi (CRG) 54; 6. Pescador 44; 7. Abbasse 41; 8. Lennox-Lamb 38; 9. Puhakka (CRG) 30; 10. Lammers 28.

FEDERER VERY QUICK IN KZ2

In group one, Felice Tiene set the 12th time of KZ2 in 51.612s and the Japanese Fuma Horio was fourteenth in 51.682s. Classification leader Fabian Federer of team SRP, has been very fast in group two posting the second quickest time in 51.241s – 69 thousands slower than Corberi’s best lap. The Dutch Stan Pex of CRG Holland, also in the title fight, was fourth in 51.352s, while Fabrizio Rosati’s best time (24th) was 51.925s.

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

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GOOD POLE POSITION FOR JANKER IN OK

Championship leader Tom Joyner (Zanardi) was sixth in the first group of OK with a best time of 51.867s, while in group two the absolute pole position was secured by CRG driver Hannes Janker in 51.631s. The other protagonist of the championship Pedro Hiltbrand was fifth in group two in 51.776s, while the Finn Paavo Tonteri was sixth in 51.804s.

OK Championship classification: 1. Joyner (Zanardi) points 108; 2. Basz 103; 3. Hiltbrand (CRG) 95; 4. Garcia 84; 5. Sargeant 79; 6. Travisanutto 55; 7. Viscaal 54; 8. Lundgaard 53; 9. Hanley 46; 10. Smolyar 46.

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GREAT HAUGER AND MEYER IN OK JUNIOR

The Norwegian driver of CRG Dennis Hauger posted an excellent second quickest time in 53.594s that was only 52 thousands of a second shy of the quickest time set by Gillian. The Spanish driver Kilian Meyer, at the debut in OK Junior, also did a great performance securing the fourth time in 53.676s. The Pierre-Louis Chovet (15.) completed his best loop in 53.911s. The German Esteban Muth (7.) set his quickest time in 53.665s in group two as his brother O’neill Muth’s (21.) qualifying time was 54.027s. The British Teddy Wilson (8.) posted a 53.886s in the third group, the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof (15.) a 54.024s, and the Canadian Antonio Serravalle (16.) a 54.161s.

OK Junior Championship classification: 1. Watt points 107; 2. Collet 91; 3. Blomqvist 90; 4. Kenneally 86; 5. Hauger (CRG) 81; 6. Muizzuddin 73; 7. Jewiss 70; 8. Martins 65; 9. Vidales 64; 10. Taoufik 60.

INTERVIEWS

Tom Joyner, OK: "We had a good start to the championship. In Zuera we had a difficult final, in Adria we were strong despite a disappointing last lap, but still another podium and then we had a perfect result in Portimao. This is a good thrust coming into the last race. This weekend is going to have difficult conditions as the weather is always changing, but we will give it our best shot. Here times have been quite OK so far. Today it has been a bit difficult because it is wet-dry-wet-dry, but speed is good so hopefully we are there, we just have to make the fight and win the race."

Pedro Hiltbrand: “This is the second time in a row that I fight for the title with CRG here in Genk. Last year it was KZ2, this one is OK. We have to win this time around, I only have victory in my mind. Weather might be little bit of a problem, but it should improve. I am very quick on the wet, but on the dry I still miss something but we are working on it. We will see where we stand on Sunday. We will do our best for the team, as usual, but we are totally focused on the victory.”

THE PROGRAMME (GMT+2)

Saturday 30 July: Qualifying heats from 10:25 to 13:00 and from 14.05 to 18:10.
Sunday 31 July: Prefinals from 11:00, Finals from 14:45.

Live Timing, TV Live Streaming and all results on www.cikfia.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
29 July 2016

In the pictures: 1) Flavio Camponeschi, KZ; 2) Hannes Janker, OK; 3) Dennis Hauger e Arnaud Kozlinski. Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG, GAMES OPEN FOR THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN GENK
The final round of the European KZ, KZ2, OK and OK Junior Championships is scheduled this coming weekend of July 31st in Genk (Belgium). CRG will field the whole works team in all the categories on track in this decisive round for in CIK-FIA European campaign.

The await is mounting ahead of the closing round of the European Championship scheduled in Genk (Belgium). CRG will line up its full works team as it is fighting for the titles of KZ, KZ2, OK and OK Junior. A total of 18 drivers will defend CRG colors in the works team, a figure that is increased to 38 considering the privateers racing on the Italian chassis.

CIK-FIA regulations keep a good lot of drivers in the fight for the titles, thanks to the three mandatory jokers: the worst result of heats, that of Prefinals and Finals. For this reason, it will be difficult to know the name of the winners before the very last race to be held in this forthcoming Belgian weekend.

CHARGING IN KZ

Category KZ is at the third round of the season, after the first two races held in Essay and Zuera. CRG will field Paolo De Conto, fourth in the classification – 24 points shy of the leader, Flavio Camponeschi, fifth with a 30 points gap to the top and Simo Puhakka, ninth and 54 points adrift. A total of 52 points are still to be awarded, math offers therefore some quite good chances especially to De Conto and Camponeschi. The two Italian drivers will certainly do their best to get a prestigious result in the European Championship. 2015 World Champion Jorrit Pex will also be among the top drivers on track with CRG.

KZ Championship classification: 1. Ardigò points 84; 2. Iglesias 82; 3. Hajek 80; 4. De Conto (CRG) 60; 5. Camponeschi (CRG) 54; 6. Pescador 44; 7. Abbasse 41; 8. Lennox-Lamb 38; 9. Puhakka (CRG) 30; 10. Lammers 28.

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FEDERER AND PEX FIGTHING IN KZ2

The round of Genk is going to be the third of KZ2. This weekend follows in fact the first two appointments of Essay and Adria. CRG colors are shining on top of the European Championship, as Fabian Federer of SRP Racing Team and Stan Pex of CRG Holland, have scored an all-CRG podium in Adria, with Dylan Davies of CRG Keijzer Racing.

Thanks to the victory scored in Adria, Federer got the classification lead at 85 points, while Pex follows him three points shy. CRG works team for KZ2 will include Fabrizio Rosati, Fuma Horio and Felice Tiene.

The KZ2 classification is even more compact that KZ’s, as Federer and Pex are close with each other and Federer is currently having the edge with zero discards in the heats, if the Italian scores good points in Genk. Only the final race will name the title winner though.

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

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JOYNER AND HILTBRAND FOR THE GRAND FINALE IN OK

Category OK will run its fourth round of the season in Genk after the appointments held in Zuera, Adria and Portimao. The British driver Tom Joyner (Zanardi) is currently leading the classification, after the victory in the most recent race in Portimao, while Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG) is third, thirteen points short of the leader but with a double win in Adria under his belt. Hiltbrand’s disadvantage is voided by the jokers due to the double DNF in Spain, and the two drivers of Tinini Group will have equal chances in Genk.

CRG will also field the quick Finn Paavo Tonteri and the German Hannes Janker, both very competitive and authors of a great season so far.

OK Championship classification: 1. Joyner (Zanardi) points 108; 2. Basz 103; 3. Hiltbrand (CRG) 95; 4. Garcia 84; 5. Sargeant 79; 6. Travisanutto 55; 7. Viscaal 54; 8. Lundgaard 53; 9. Hanley 46; 10. Smolyar 46.

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A LOT OF YOUNG PROMISING DRIVERS IN JUNIOR

Genk is going to be the fourth round of OK Junior too. The Norwegian Dennis Hauger has good chances for a strong result, as he is currently fifth in the classification but can aim to top positions of the charts after his recent great performances. Hauger still misses a victory in the European Championship to be completely satisfied, be he won the Prefinal in Adria and can aim to the big target in Genk.

CRG works team will line up a lot of very interesting and quick youngsters in Genk, starting from the British Teddy Wilson, the German Muth Esteban and his brother O’neill, the Canadian Antonio Serravalle, the French Pierre-Louis Chovet, and the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof. The Spanish Kilian Meyer, one of the main protagonists of Euro Rotax and X-30 Euro Series, will be at the debut in OK Junior.

OK Junior Championship classification: 1. Watt points 107; 2. Collet 91; 3. Blomqvist 90; 4. Kenneally 86; 5. Hauger (CRG) 81; 6. Muizzuddin 73; 7. Jewiss 70; 8. Martins 65; 9. Vidales 64; 10. Taoufik 60.

THE PROGRAMME

Friday 29 July: Free practice; at 16.35 Qualifying.
Saturday 30 July: Heats from 10:25 to 13:00 and from 14.05 to 18:10.
Sunday 31 July: Prefinals from 11:00, Finals from 14:45.

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

2016 KZ, KZ2, OK, OKJ EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
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
25 July 2016

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ, Cunaphoto.it; 2) Fabian Federer, KZ2, Ph. CRG Press; 3) Tom Joyner and Pedro Hiltbrand, OK, Cunaphoto.it; 4) Dennis Hauger between brothers Muth, OK Junior, Cunaphoto.it.

 
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