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

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

HILTBRAND ON THE PODIUM OF OK

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

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

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

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

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

HAUGER SLOWED DOWN IN THE OK JUNIOR FINAL

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

BIZZOTTO ON THE PODIUM OF 60 MINI

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

INTERVIEWS:

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

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

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

All results are available at www.wsk.it

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

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

 

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CRG, FELICE TIENE STAR IN SARNO'S WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES
Felice Tiene has been shining in category OK clinching two wins in the heats. Good races also for Pedro Hiltbrand. Paolo De Conto, Flavio Camponeschi and Simo Puhakka confirmed themselves among the main protagonists of KZ. OK Junior drivers ready to get a lot of positions back.

Saturday has been devoted to qualifying heats of the second round of the WSK Super Master Series that is underway at the International Circuit Napoli of Sarno (Salerno, Italy). CRG drivers have been putting in good performances, with Felice Tiene taking on the role of star in category OK.

TIENE WITH A WINNING PACE IN OK

Following the unlucky qualifying on Friday, Felice Tiene, on CRG-Parilla, promptly recovered in OK, filling all the gap in the first heat, where he took the fourth place. He has then been pushing hard again in the second heat, climbing all the way to the victory. The Italian driver set off from the pole position in the third race taking a dominant win. Tiene has therefore great chances for the Final stages on Sunday as he is currently second after the heats. His team mate Pedro Hiltbrand, who is the current classification leader after the first round of Castelletto, has managed to score three good results in the heats of Sarno and is currently 12th absolute. The German driver of CRG Hannes Janker had also a solid run ended in P8, as did Tom Joyner (Zanardi), who is currently tenth. The Finnish driver Paavo Tonteri has had a more troubled day and ended 19th due to an incident, as the Israeli Ido Cohen, who is 24th after the heats in his debut race among the ranks of the works team.

Felice Tiene: “I made a judgment mistake on Friday in qualifying on the humid tarmac, but in the heats I managed to recoup very well. We will try to have a go at it on Sunday. We made a great step forward, especially compared to where we stood in Adria's opener. In Castelletto I was penalized a bit for not running heats, but I was really quick. The material is great, I am satisfied.”

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CRG DRIVERS PROTAGONISTS OF THE EVENT IN KZ

Paolo De Conto (CRG-Maxter) and Flavio Camponeschi (CRG-Parilla) have made CRG colors shine scoring a series of good results in the heats. They were followed by team mate Simo Puhakka (CRG-Maxter), who confirmed the potential of the works team ahead of the final stages of this second round of the WSK Super Master Series. De Conto is currently sixth, Camponeschi seventh and Puhakka tenth.
In KZ2, Fabrizio Rosati experienced some problems and ended behind.

READY TO RECOUP IN OK JUNIOR

CRG works drivers of OK Junior tried to leave the troubled and unlucky moments of Friday's qualifying – run on a tricky tarmac due to the rain early in the morning – behind, recovering the lost ground. At the end of the heats, the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof recovered up to P22, the British Teddy Wilson is 34th, the Canadian Antonio Serravalle 36th and the Norwegian Dennis Hauger is 37th.

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60 MINI, GOOD RACES FOR CAMPLESE, CECCHI AND BIZZOTTO

Among CRG drivers of 60 Mini, Morsicani Racing's pairing made by Federico Cecchi and Leonardo Bizzotto obtained the best results in qualifying, as the two drivers ended respectively eighth and ninth. Riccardo Camplese of team Gamoto secured anyway the best position after the heats and currently stands in P5. Heats will end on Sunday morning.

PROGRAMME (CET):
Sunday 20 March: heats Mini at 10.25; Prefinals from 11.00; Final OK at 14.00, Final OK Junior at 14.30, Final Mini at 15.00, Final KZ2 at 15.30.

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

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

In the pictures: 1) Felice Tiene, OK; 2) Flavio Camponeschi, KZ; 3) Gianluca Petecof, OKJ. Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG IN SARNO FOR THE SECOND ROUND OF THE WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES
The second round of the WSK Super Master Series is underway in Sarno. Great presence of CRG drivers in all categories. Qualifying heats are scheduled for Saturday 19 March, Prefinals and Finals in Live Streaming on Sunday 20 March.

The International Circuit Napoli of Sarno (Salerno, Italy) is going to house the second round of the WSK Super Master Series this weekend and CRG works team got on track with all its drivers and some new arrivals.

READY FOR THE CHALLENGE IN KZ AND KZ2

Flavio Camponeschi (CRG-Parilla), Paolo De Conto and Simo Puhakka, these two on CRG-Maxter, and the Reigning World Champion Jorrit Pex with CRG Holland are ready to defend CRG colors in KZ. Fabrizio Rosati will represent the works team in KZ2, as will do Stan Pex of CRG Holland who comes from the class victory in the past round of Castelletto. Among private drivers, Giacomo Pollini will be present with Renda Motorsport, after the great victory scored last Sunday at the Andrea Margutti Trophy in Lonato.

HILTBRAND LEADING THE CHARTS IN OK

The current classification leader of the new category OK, the Spanish Pedro Hiltbrand who put in a good race in Castelletto scoring a podium in the Final, will be sided for CRG by Felice Tiene, Tom Joyner (Zanardi), the Finn Paavo Tonteri, the German Hannes Janker and the Israeli Ido Cohen who will make his debut with the OK works team after an important experience in Rotax.

SERRAVALLE AND PETECOF IN OK JUNIOR

The OK Junior, alongside the British Teddy Wilson and the Norwegian Dennis Hauger, the Canadian Antonio Serravalle and the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof will also be present in Sarno on CRG-Parilla, after the convincing debut with CRG at the Andrea Margutti Trophy.

A GREAT NUMBER OF CRG DRIVERS IN 60 MINI

CRG is going to be well represented in 60 Mini by a whole lot of drivers on track with private teams. EGP Racing Team will field Ean Eyckmans, Gamoto Racing Enzo Scionti, Marcos Flack, Cenyu Han, Evann Mallet, Adam Putera, Dan Skocdopole and Riccardo Camplese, RL Competition Egor Litvinenko, CRG Holland Justin Polman and Sebastian Gravlund, Morsicani Racing Leonardo Bizzotto and Federico Cecchi, X-Rei Motorsport Gaia Eichenberger, alongside Mathias Torreggiani and Flavio Olivieri.

QUALIFYING RESULTS
Qualifying have taken place in Sarno today on difficult conditions, due to the rain fallen in the morning. Among the KZ and KZ2 works drivers, Paolo De Conto has been the quickest posting the fifth time at 0.162s from the top, Flavio Camponeschi was tenth at 0.731s, Simo Puhakka 19th at 0.318s, Stan Pex 21st at 0.349s, Jorrit Pex 24th at 1.151s and Fabrizio Rosati 32nd absolute at 1.487s.

Pedro Hiltbrand has been the fastest CRG driver in OK, as he set the fifth quickest time being 0.389s shy of the pole position. He led Tom Joyner who was 0.485s short of the pole. Felice Tiene was 12th at 0.824s, Hannes Janker 14th at 0.863s, Paavo Tonteri 17th at 1.067s and Ido Cohen 25th at 3.638s.

Teddy Wilson was 34th absolute in OK Junior as he struggled a bit in his wet session, as did the other CRG drivers Antonio Serravalle (40th), Dennis Hauger (43rd) and Gianluca Petecof (47th). They are now called to a counter-charge in Saturday heats.

PROGRAMME (CET):
Saturday 19 March: qualifying 60 Mini at 10.10; heats at 11.00.
Sunday 6 March: heats Mini at 10.25; Prefinals from 11.00; Final OK at 14.00, Final OK Junior at 14.30, Final Mini at 15.00, Final KZ2 at 15.30.

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

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

In the picture: Paolo De Conto, KZ. Ph. Cunaphoto.it

 

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WINNING PERFORMANCES FOR ALL CRG DRIVERS IN THE MARGUTTI TROPHY
CRG and Giacomo Pollini claimed the win in KZ2 at the 27th Andrea Margutti Trophy held at South Garda Karting of Lonato. Good debut for Petecof, Serravalle and Chovet in OK Junior. Mallet and team Gamoto close to the victory in 60 Mini.

The 27th Andrea Margutti Trophy held in Lonato has been quite a rewarding race for CRG drivers, not only for the KZ2 victory scored by Pollini with Renda Motorsport, but also for the good performances of the three new works drivers Petecof, Serravalle and Chovet in OK Junior and for the growth of some interesting youngsters like Mallet, Camplese and Cecchi in 60 Mini.

STUNNING SUCCESS FOR POLLINI IN KZ2

Giacomo Pollini, on CRG-Tm run by Renda Motorsport, has been excellent putting in a splendid weekend ended with the victory in final that has been particularly tight until the last lap. His successful overtaking move on Schmitz, when a few corners were left after a race run in the slipstream of the rival, deserved a round of applause. Pollini has been supported well by the CRG Road Rebel chassis, that allowed the young Italian to keep the lead until the chequered flag fending off his rival's reaction.

“I kept in Schmitz's slipstream for the whole race – declared Giacomo Pollini right after his win – but at the start of the last lap I noticed he started being defensive losing some meters and I managed to close in. At the mechanics hairpin I got very close, and at the next corner he closed the trajectory again, but halfway through the corner he opened a gap and I went for it. After that, it has not been difficult to keep the lead until the flag.”

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PETECOF, SERRAVALLE AND CHOVET STRONG IN OK JUNIOR

The Andrea Margutti Trophy has been a great chance to make three new drivers debut on CRG works team in OK Junior. The young Brazilian Gianluca Petecof, on CRG-Parilla, displayed great speed being fifth after heats, tenth in Prefinal and eighth in the Final, where he has always been close to the leading group.

The Canadian driver Antonio Serravalle also put in a great race, ending 14th after a very good sixth place in Prefinal. The French Pierre Louis Chovet also had a positive debut showing great speed in practice. The penalty he was handed in Prefinal, due to the mis-positioning of the front fairing after a contact, forced the young French driver to start the Final from the back and was therefore slowed down in the melee of the race ending 30th.

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Gianluca Petecof and Antonio Serravalle will take part in the forthcoming WSK Super Master Series to be run next 20 March in Sarno, joining the other CRG drivers Teddy Wilson and Dennis Hauger.

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MALLET CLOSE TO THE VICTORY IN 60 MINI

CRG colors have been shining also in 60 Mini, where the very young French of Gamoto Racing, Evann Mallet, has been chasing the victory ending second at the sprint to the line, after leading the Final for a long time. Federico Cecchi of team Morsicani took a great fourth place, after being third in Prefinal. The other Gamoto driver Riccardo Camplese put in an excellent comeback race ending sixth in a Final he started from the 21st spot of the grid.

All results are available at www.trofeomargutti.com

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

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In the pictures: 1) Giacomo Pollini, KZ2; 2) Serravalle and Petecof, OK Junior; 3) Gianluca Petecof, OK Junior; 4) Podium 60 Mini, Evann Mallet CRG Gamoto; 5) Pierre Louis Chovet, OK Junior.
Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG AND ITS DRIVERS AMONG THE MAIN PROTAGONISTS OF THE WSK SUPER MASTER
CRG drivers have been protagonists in all categories on track in Castelletto di Branduzzo. De Conto on the podium of KZ, Stan Pex first in KZ2, Hiltbrand leading the OK Championship, Hauger and Wilson strong runs in OK Junior, while Putera got on the podium of Mini with Gamoto.

A series of great performances has characterized CRG's weekend at the Circuit 7 Laghi of Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia, Italy), the race track that staged the opener of the WSK Super Master Series. All drivers of the works team and private teams showed a crescendo of performances in all categories.

The weekend has been quite tough due to the adverse weather conditions, as the cold and ice of this early March challenged quite heavily drivers and organizers. Heats on Saturday had to be canceled and Friday's qualifying were followed directly by Prefinals and Finals on Sunday.

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DE CONTO ON THE PODIUM OF KZ IN THE FINAL

Paolo De Conto on CRG-Maxter secured the third step of the podium of the KZ Final, after fighting for the victory and holding the lead of the race in several occasions. De Conto conceded himself anyway the satisfaction of setting the pole position with a record time of 46.491s and of winning the Prefinal, which earned him further important points for the classification.

Another CRG works driver was among the absolute best, Flavio Camponeschi, on CRG-Parilla, was in fact fourth in qualifying and sixth at the end of the Final.

The Dutch Stan Pex of CRG Holland got on the top step of the podium in KZ2 ending seventh absolute. Andrea Dalè was handed a 5 seconds time penalty for the incorrect positioning of the front fairing and was relegated to P9. The World Champion Jorrit Pex still appeared a bit behind with his preparation and had to settle for P14. Simo Puhakka was 18th instead. Giacomo Pollini of Renda Motorsport managed to get on the third step of podium in KZ2. Fabrizio Rosati was 27th.

De Conto is currently second in the KZ classification 20 points shy of Abbasse, while Camponeschi is sixth 50 points short of the top. The KZ2 classification is led by Stan Pex, who enjoys a 30 points lead to Pollini. The Swedish driver Benjamin Tornqvist of CRG Holland is fourth at 48 points.

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CRG LEADING OK WITH HILTBRAND

The Spanish driver of CRG Pedro Hiltbrand, has been brilliant both in qualifying and in the race in OK on an as much successful chassis and engine (Parilla). Following the second time in qualifying and the victory in the Prefinal, Pedro put in a great Final exchanging positions on top with his team mate Tom Joyner (Zanardi) first and with Nielsen afterwards. Hiltbrand was eventually second behind Nielsen, while Joyner was relegated to the 11th place by a 5 seconds time penalty due to the front fairing rule. Thanks to the first place in the Prefinal and the second in the Final, Hiltbrand secured anyway the classification lead, as he totaled 4 points more than Nielsen.


Regarding the other CRG drivers, the German Hannes Janker was eighth, Felice Tiene 12th due to a 5 seconds penalty, but secured the fastest lap of the race, the Finnish driver Paavo Tonteri was 15th at the end of a great comeback due to an incident at the start of his Prefinal. Richard Verschoor had an unlucky debut as he was forced to the retirement. A similar fate characterized the races of his team mates at CRG Keijzer, Alexander Gaal, Ido Cohen and Moritz Horn.

HAUGER AND WILSON STRONG IN OK JUNIOR

The young Norwegian driver of CRG Dennis Hauger came to the fore once more in OK Junior. Always among the front runners, Hauger has been fighting in the leading group ending the Final in eighth place, but should it have not been for a few unlucky episodes, he could have scored a podium. In Prefinal, Hauger was seventh and is currently eighth in the classification. The young British driver of CRG Teddy Wilson also had a solid debut weekend with the colors of the Italian outfit. Wilson ended the Final in P13, after taking P9 in the Prefinal.

CRG AND GAMOTO ON THE PODIUM OF 60 MINI WITH PUTERA

The very young driver from Malaysia of Gamoto Racing, Adam Putera, secured the podium on CRG with a great third place. His team mate, the French Evann Mallet had to run a Final in the back due to an incident after an excellent victory in Prefinal and the pole position in qualifying. Among the drivers shining in the Prefinal, Leonardo Bizzotto, was sixth for Team Morsicani, but had some problems at the start of the Final. Riccardo Camplese of Gamoto was also among the quickest and ended 13th, while the Dutch of CRG Holland Justin Polman was 15th due to a 5 seconds penalty.

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INTERVIEWS

Dino Chiesa, CRG Team Principal: “This weekend started on a high, we only missed the victory to make us completely satisfied. Weather probably did not play in our favour but, as I already said, we will need one or two races before showing our best. We are getting there. This race proved that we are on the right direction and, most importantly, this applies to all categories. We confirmed our competitiveness in KZ, where CRG is the historical leader. We also made good progress in OK Junior and are growing also in OK, as highlighted by the results.”

Paolo De Conto, KZ: “We struggled a bit with such a cold and damp weather, but in qualifying, with milder temperatures, we have been the quickest. I am happy on the victory in the Prefinal and on fighting for the victory until the end of the Final. The CRG Road Rebel chassis has been perfect.”

Pedro Hiltbrand, OK: “I have always been up there in front, but the Final has been quite tight. Making another step forward is what counts, our whole OK team is really very competitive. For the moment I am leading the WSK Super Master, let's see what happens in the coming races. The important is get ready to the European Championship. We are on the right path.”

Felice Tiene, OK: “We had a great speed towards the end and, overall, us CRG drivers were the quickest. I set the fastest lap of the race, but I started from P10 and I lost some time due to an incident happened in front of me. I also lost some ground due to a not perfect qualifying, but the speed was great. I am really optimist for the remainder of the season.”

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All results are available at www.wsk.it

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

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ; 2) To the right Paolo De Conto (KZ) with Stan Pex (on the middle) and Giacomo Pollini KZ2; 3) Pedro Hiltbrand, OK; 4) Podium Mini, to the right Adam Putera; 5) Dennis Hauger, OK Junior.
Ph. CRG Press

 

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WSK IN CASTELLETTO: HEATS SUSPENDED DUE TO BAD WEATHER
Snow and ice forced organizers to suspend Saturday heats at the Circuit 7 Laghi of Castelletto. Final stages on Sunday with a new programme of Prefinals and Finals.

Bad weather forced the suspension of qualifying heats on Saturday 5 March at the Circuit 7 Laghi of Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia, Italy), where the first round of the WSK Super Master Series is underway.

Some snow and cold weather with ice on track convinced race direction to take this decision, after a consultation with a qualified representation of drivers. The three heats of KF Junior run on Friday evening and Saturday morning have also been canceled. The new programme, after qualifying held on Saturday and 60 Mini's run on Saturday morning, will continue on Sunday with two Prefinals, A and B, for category Mini, OK Junior and KZ-KZ2, while category OK will run only one Prefinal. Finals for all categories will follow. The new timetable (all times CET):

Sunday 6 March
8.40hrs Warm Up
11.40hrs Prefinal A Mini (10 km)
12.00hrs Prefinal B Mini (10 km)
12.20hrs Prefinal OK (20 km)
12.40hrs Prefinal A OK Junior (20 km)
13.00hrs Prefinal A OK Junior (20 km)
13.20hrs Prefinal A KZ-KZ2 (20 km)
13.40hrs Prefinal B KZ-KZ2 (20 km)
14.30hrs Final Mini (12 km)
15.00hrs Final OK (25 km)
15.30hrs Final OK Junior (20 km)
16.00hrs Final KZ-KZ2 (25 km)

CRG DRIVERS – QUALIFYING RESULTS:

KZ-KZ2
1. Paolo De Conto (CRG/Maxter/Vega, CRG SpA) 46.491
4. Flavio Camponeschi (CRG/Parilla/Vega, CRG SpA) 46.718
7. Andrea Dalè (CRG/Tm/Vega, Nuova 3M) 46.734
10. Giacomo Pollini (CRG/Tm/Vega, Renda) 46.767
11. Simo Puhakka (CRG/Maxter/Vega, CRG SpA) 46.742
13. Stan Pex (CRG/Vortex/Vega, Pex) 46.750
20. Jorrit Pex (CRG/Vortex/Vega, Pex) 46.928
28. Fabrizio Rosati (CRG/Maxter/Vega, CRG SpA) 47.011
35. Andreas Johansson (CRG/Tm/Vega, CRG Holland) 47.177
36. Benjamin Tornqvist (CRG/Tm/Vega, CRG Holland) 47.155
37. Dylan Davies (CRG/Tm/Vega, CRG Keijzer) 47.228

OK
2. Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG/Parilla/Vega, CRG SpA) 47.118
4. Tom Joyner (Zanardi/Parilla/Vega, CRG SpA) 47.199
7. Paavo Tonteri (CRG/Parilla/Vega, CRG SpA) 47.237
12. Hannes Janker (CRG/Parilla/Vega, CRG SpA) 47.331
13. Felice Tiene (CRG/Parilla/Vega, CRG SpA) 47.351
27. Moritz Horn (CRG/Parilla/Vega, CRG TB Racing) 47.917
28. Richard Verschoor (CRG/Tm/Vega, CRG Keijzer) 47.934
29. Ido Cohen (CRG/Tm/Vega, CRG Keijzer) 47.936
32. Alexander Gaal (CRG/Tm/Vega, CRG Keijzer) 48.940

OK JUNIOR
7. Dennis Hauger (CRG/Parilla/Vega, CRG SpA) 48.752
14. Teddy Wilson (CRG/Parilla/Vega, CRG SpA) 48.805
62. Tara Eichenberger (CRG/Parilla/Vega, X-Rei) 49.578

60 MINI
1. Evann Mallet (CRG/Tm/Vega, Gamoto) 1:16.164
7. Justin Polman (CRG/Tm/Vega, CRG Holland) 1:17.317
11. Riccardo camplese (CRG/Tm/Vega, Gamoto) 1:17.663
20. Adam Putera (CRG/Tm/Vega, Gamoto) 1:18.640
23. Leonardo Bizzotto (CRG/Tm/Vega, Morsicani) 1:18.931
31. Marcos Flack (CRG/Tm/Vega, Gamoto) 1:19.685
33. Mathias Torreggiani (CRG/Tm/Vega, Torreggiani) 1:19.698
36. Cenyu Han (CRG/Tm/Vega, Gamoto) 1:20.890
37. Dan Skocdopole (CRG/Tm/Vega, Gamoto) 1:19.999
46. Ean Eyckmans (CRG/Tm/Vega, EGP) 1:22.862
63. Broer Cherine (CRG/Tm/Vega, SRP) 1:24.318
66. Gaia Eichenberger (CRG/Tm/Vega, Xrei) 1:26.819
67. Lukas Malek (CRG/Tm/Vega, Morsicani) 1:28.879
N.T. Yani Stevenheydens (CRG/Parilla/Vega, EGP)
N.T. Dilano Van T Hoff (CRG/Tm/Vega, Gamoto)

Live Timing, Live Streaming and all results on www.wsk.it

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

In the picture: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ poleman in Castelletto. Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG-MAXTER, DE CONTO A MISSILE IN CASTELLETTO!
De Conto claimed a stunning pole position in KZ at the WSK Super Master Series opener, Camponeschi fourth absolute. Hiltbrand among the quickest of OK. Dennis Hauger and Teddy Wilson showing good speed in OK Junior.

Paolo De Conto put in a great performance on CRG-Maxter in Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia, Italy) at the first round of the WSK Super Master Series. The Italian driver took a stunning pole position in KZ qualifying.

Paolo De Conto's “monstre” performance on CRG-Maxter – quickest absolute in 46.491s, time set in the second qualifying session – was followed by the great performance scored by Flavio Camponeschi, on CRG-Parilla, who secured the second time in the first session being only 28 thousands shy of the pole position set by Ardigò in 46.690s. This is a great double result that awards the work done by the whole CRG works team.

DE CONTO AND CAMPONESCHI SUPER IN KZ

Among the CRG drivers on duty in the shifter categories KZ and KZ2, Flavio Camponeschi was second just short of the pole position and posted the absolute fourth position of the day. Giacomo Pollini (by Renda Motorsport) followed him by 0.077s in fifth place and was second of KZ2. The World Champion Jorrit Pex, took it easy in this season opening and pulled the tenth place at 0.238s, while an always stronger Fabrizio Rosati set the fourteenth time (fourth of KZ2) at 0.321s and Benjamin Tornqvist (by CRG Holland) was eighteenth at 0.465s.

Paolo De Conto raised the bar in the second session and looked like a “missile”, completing his best loop with a spectacular 46.491s. Among CRG drivers, the fourth time was secured by Andrea Dalè at 0.243s to the top, the sixth by Simo Puhakka at 0.251s, the seventh by Stan Pex at 0.259s, who was the first of KZ2, while the 18th was posted by Andreas Johansson (CRG Holland) at 0.686s, and the 19th by Dylan Davies (CRG Keijzer) at 0.737s.

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HILTBRAND OK

Pedro Hiltbrand, on CRG-Parilla, is always more and more “OK” in category OK. He has already been excellent at the Winter Cup and displayed a great shape in Castelletto since the beginning, posting the second absolute time that was 0.187s shy of the pole position set by Sargeant. Paavo Tonteri obtained a great seventh place at 0.306s, Hannes Janker was 12th at 0.400s, Felice Tiene 13th at 0.420s, Moritz Horn (CRG TB Racing Team) 27th at 0.986s, Richard Verschoor (CRG Keijzer) 28th at 1.003s, Ido Cohen (CRG Keijzer) 29th at 1.005s and Alexander Gaal (CRG Keijzer) 32nd at 2.009s.

HAUGER AND WILSON SHINING IN OK JUNIOR

Among the CRG drivers competing in OK Junior, Dennis Hauger has been shining and proved again to be at ease in this first year in the category. He secured the fourth time in the second session, being only 0.120s short of the pole position. Teddy Wilson's debut with CRG colors has also been great, as he posted the seventh quickest time of the first session being 0.120s shy of the top.

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PROGRAMME (CET):
Saturday 5 March: 60 Mini qualifying from 10.10hrs; heats from 10.40hrs.
Sunday 6 March: Mini heats at 10.25hrs; Prefinals at 11.00hrs; Final OK at 14.00hrs, OK Junior Final at 14.30hrs, Final Mini at 15.00hrs, Final KZ2 at 15.30hrs.

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

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

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ poleman in Castelletto. 2)-3) The new CRG partner “STARLANE” data acquisition. Ph. Cunaphoto.it.

 

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CRG IN CASTELLETTO FOR THE WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES
The WSK Super Master Series is about to kick off with the first round of Castelletto di Branduzzo. CRG is going to field the whole works team and some new arrivals, like Teddy Wilson in OK Junior, Hannes Janker and Richard Verschoor in OK. Complete lineup also in KZ and KZ2 with all teams' champions on track. A lot of CRG drivers in Mini too.

Things are going to get serious with the WSK Super Master Series. This coming weekend the Circuit 7 Laghi of Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia, Italy) will house the first round of the international series that will then continue with the rounds of Sarno (20 March), La Conca (3 April) and Adria (22 May). CRG to field its nearly complete lineup.

TEDDY WILSON AT THE DEBUT IN OK JUNIOR

Alongside the competitive Norwegian driver Dennis Hauger, CRG will make Teddy Wilson debut in Castelletto's OK Junior, while waiting for the debut of the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof. Wilson has been successfully competing in the British Cadets series and in the past season of KF Junior.

JANKER AND VERSCHOOR NEW ENTRIES IN OK

CRG works team for category OK will feature the competitive “trident” made by Pedro Hiltbrand, Felice Tiene (third last year) and Paavo Tonteri, that will be sided by the former KF World Champion Tom Joyner who will make it to the track on Zanardi chassis. CRG works team will welcome the debut of the German Hannes Janker in OK, who will be assisted by TB Motorsport's technicians, while the strong Dutch driver Richard Verschoor, third last year in the KF European Championship, will also make his debut with CRG colors among the fields of CRG Keijzer Racing. CRG Keijzer will also line up the Israeli Ido Cohen and the Dutch Alexander Gaal in Castelletto, while CRG TB Racing Team will bring the German Moritz Horn on track.

HUNTING THE SUCCESS IN KZ AND KZ2

CRG drivers are all set to hunt the success in KZ. Spearheads in this category are the World Champion Jorrit Pex, to be assisted by Pex Racing Team, and the three works drivers Flavio Camponeschi, Paolo De Conto and Simo Puhakka, who was second last year at the WSK Super Master. European 2014 Champion Andrea Dalè will also compete in KZ as the Dutch driver Dylan Davies, who will be on track with CRG Keijzer Racing.

Stan Pex and Fabrizio Rosati will defend CRG colors in KZ2, while Giacomo Pollini will be assisted by Renda Motorsport, and the Swedish drivers Persson Tornqvist and Andreas Johansson by CRG Holland.

A LOT OF CRG DRIVERS IN MINI

CRG presence in 60 Mini is going to be particularly numerous. EGP Racing will line up Yani Stevenheydens, Ean Eyckmans and Luca Griggs, Team Gamoto will field Enzo Scionti, Marcos Flack, Cenyu Han, Dilamo Van T Hoff, Evann Mallet, Adam Putera, Dan Skocdopole, Riccardo Camplese, Francesco Barbera, CRG Holland Justin Polman, Team Morsicani Lucas Malek and Leonardo Bizzotto, SRP Broer Cherine, while X-Rei will compete with Gaia Eichenberger and Mathias Torreggiani.


THE PROGRAMME (CET):
Friday 4 March: qualifying OKJ, OK, KZ2 from 14.40hrs; OKJ heats from 16.45hrs.
Saturday 5 March: 60 Mini qualifying from 10.10hrs; heats from 10.40hrs.
Sunday 6 March: Mini heats at 10.25hrs; Prefinals at 11.00hrs; Final OK at 14.00hrs, OK Junior Final at 14.30hrs, Final Mini at 15.00hrs, Final KZ2 at 15.30hrs.

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

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

In the picture: Simo Puhakka, KZ. Ph. CRG Press.

 

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WINTER CUP: CRG PROTAGONIST, BUT NOT VERY LUCKY
The 21st edition of the Winter Cup highlighted the speed of CRG drivers in all categories, but this time around they could not hit the big target for several reasons. Positive indications in Junior with Dennis Hauger showing a great growth and in Mini with the podium secured by Mallet and team Gamoto.

A great spectacle with 268 drivers on track enlivened the 21st edition of the Winter Cup at the South Garda Karting track of Lonato, where CRG works drivers have been protagonists in all categories, confirming the competitiveness of the technical package as well as that of all the drivers.

Alongside the due credit to all CRG Racing Team drivers, a pretty much welcomed confirmation came from the young Norwegian driver Dennis Hauger, who is in his debut year in Junior, after dominating the past two seasons of 60 Mini. At the second race in OK Junior in Lonato, Hauger turned out to be among the absolute protagonists of the series, being always among the front runners. Hauger managed to take the fifth place in the Final, confirming his speed after the great fifth place in his Prefinal.

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A series of 10 seconds time penalties due to some racing contacts and some incidents spoiled the results of CRG drivers in KZ2 instead. Nevertheless, Paolo De Conto, Flavio Camponeschi, Simo Puhakka and Fabrizio Rosati, alongside the new entry from Macau, Andy Chang, showed great competitiveness throughout the weekend. The Final has been quite spectacular, but the classification did not do justice to CRG drivers competing in the Winter Cup. In the race won by Marco Ardigò, from Luca Corberi to Anthony Abbasse, the best of CRG drivers was the private driver Andrea Dalè, who pulled a sixth place. Simo Puhakka ended ninth, Fabian Federer with team SRP was eventually relegated to the eleventh place from the final P4. Giacomo Pollini of Renda Motorsport was 13th, Andy Chang 19th and Gerard Cebrian Ariza 21th. Flavio Camponeschi was also handed a 10 seconds penalty, while Paolo De Conto, Fabrizio Rosati and Enrico Prosperi had to retire due to an incident.

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Some tough luck also hit CRG drivers competing in category OK. Following a series of misfortunes, like that happened to Pedro Hiltbrand at the start of the Prefinal, the pace shown in the Final by Hiltbrand, Felice Tiene and by the Finn Paavo Tonteri has really been remarkable. In the end, Hiltbrand has been the quickest, but he had to settle for P6 at the end of a great comeback, while Tiene and Tonteri closed respectively in P7 and P8, right in the slipstream of their team mate. The three CRG drivers will certainly be among the main protagonists of this season.

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CRG colors made it to the podium of Mini Rok thanks to the French driver of Team Gamoto Evann Mallet. The very young French has been the main contender to the victory until the very last few meters, but he was overtaken at the last corner and crossed the line in P3. Mallet was later on promoted to the second place behind Pizzi, as the winner Coluccio was handed a 10 seconds penalty. Two of the main CRG drivers, namely Riccardo Camplese, also of Team Gamoto, and Federico Cecchi of Team Morsicani, had to retire due to an incident.

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Dino Chiesa, team principal CRG: “We scored a great result with Dennis Hauger in category Junior. Despite coming from Mini and being at his second race in the higher category, he ended right at the feet of the podium. This is really promising. In OK we are still in an embryonic stage; we are working to improve and things are on and off, but these are still early days. The Winter Cup is a race of its kind and we also did some tests, that will be useful in the remainder of the season. We certainly need to work on some aspects for KZ2, but this is quite a peculiar race as it is the only one run on Bridgestone tyres. We might be more competitive on a type of rubber than on another, but I believe that serious stuff is going to come in a couple of races. The second race of WSK Super Series or the first round of the European Championship will show the real values on the field.”

All results are available at www.southgardakarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
22 February 2016

In the pictures: 1) Dennis Hauger, OKJ; 2) Flavio Camponeschi, KZ2; 3) Pedro Hiltbrand, OK; 4) Evann Mallet, Mini Rok; 5) Felice Tiene, OK. Ph. CRG Press.

 

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CRG ON TRACK IN LONATO AT THE 21ST WINTER CUP
The protagonists of CRG works team will be in Lonato for the 21st edition of the Winter Cup in the weekend of February 21st. Top class lineups in KZ2, OK and OK Junior. Numerous participation also in Mini Rok with private teams.

The 21st edition of the Winter Cup is kicking off at the South Garda Karting circuit of Lonato. The classic race of the beginning of the season will be once again one of the first international challenges among the best teams, and this year will have about 280 drivers on track in the four categories KZ2, OK, OK Junior and Mini Rok.

CRG Racing Team will have a strong presence at this appointment with the objective of getting the most out of the competitiveness of its products, as recently happened in KZ2 at the WSK Champions Cup held in Adria, where Paolo De Conto on CRG-Maxter dominated the category.

Paolo de Conto is in fact among the most awaited protagonists. In Lonato, he will be assisted again by Renda Motorsport on CRG-Maxter; the team will also field Giacomo Pollini, Enrico Prosperi and Stefano De Vecchi. In category KZ2, that counts 68 entered drivers, CRG colors will be defended also by the Finn Simo Puhakka, by 2015 European Champion Flavio Camponeschi who is at the debut in KZ2 with CRG, by Fabrizio Rosati, by the Spanish driver Gerard Serbian Ariza, the Irish Henry Odhran and Macau's Chang Wing Chung, alongside several other private drivers, among which 2014 European Champion Andrea Dalè.

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CRG will line up three top class drivers in the new international category OK in Lonato: Felice Tiene (third at the Winter Cup last year), Pedro Hiltbrand at his season debut, and the Finnish driver Paavo Tonteri, at his first year in the higher category after the Winter Cup podium of KF Junior obtained last year, will have great chances to put in a great performance.

CRG colors will be represented by the quick Norwegian driver Dennis Hauger, who is at the first year in OK Junior, after being among the protagonists of 60 Mini last year. The Spanish drivers Gonzalo Vergara Fernandez and Miguel Angel Jurado Ariza will also be on track with CRG.

A lot of drivers will be competing on CRG chassis in the very crowded Mini Rok, that will have 108 drivers on track. Among these, Team Gamoto's Riccardo Camplese, Barbera Francesco, Han Cenyu, Elliot Vayron, Marcos Flack, Egor Litvinenko and the Chinese driver Huang Xizheng will be aiming for a good result, as will do team Morsicani's Federico Cecchi, Leonardo Bizzotto and Lukas Malek. The Spanish drivers Lucas Romero Berlanga, Iris Pinheiro Rego, Troy Burkill, Fahd Mesbahi and several other drivers will also compete on CRG.

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The programme (CET):

Friday 19 February:
Technical Scrutineering for Mini Rok from n. 401 to n. 454 from 8.00hrs to 8.30hrs, for Mini Rok from n. 455 to n. 509 from 8.45hrs to 9.30hrs.
Warm-up from 8.30hrs.
Qualifying from 10.30hrs.
Qualifying heats from 13.00hrs.

Saturday 20 February:
Warm-up from 8.30hrs.
Qualifying heats from 10.30hrs.

Sunday 21 February:
Warm-up from 8.30hrs.
Prefinals OK at 10.25hrs, OK Junior Prefinal “A” at 10.50hrs, OK Junior Prefinal “B” at 11.15hrs, Mini Rok Prefinal “A” at 11.50, Mini Rok Prefinal “B” at 12.05hrs, KZ2 Prefinal “A” at 12.20hrs, KZ2 Prefinal “B” at 12.45hrs.
Finals Mini Rok Final “B” at 13.30hrs, OK at 14.00hrs, OK Junior at 14.40hrs, Mini Rok Final “A” at 15,20hrs, KZ2 at 15.55hrs.

Live Timing and all results at www.southgardakarting.it
Live Streaming on Sunday 21 February from 10.25hrs.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
18 February 2016

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ2 (Ph. CRG Press); 2) Paavo Tonteri, OK (Ph. CRG Press); 3) CRG Racing Team (Cunaphoto.it)

 
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