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CRG, THE BATTLE OF LE MANS FOR THE CIK-FIA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HAS STARTED
CRG had a great start in Le Mans as Paolo De Conto claimed the pole position in KZ. Great performance in qualifying for Fuma Horio that was third of his Group in KZ2, as Pedro Hiltbrand and Felice Tiene were among the quickest of their Groups.

The great appointment of the World Championship in Le Mans has started for CRG. The first official day has been devoted to qualifying with 35 drivers on track in the KZ World Championship and 96 in KZ2's International Super Cup. CRG drivers got the limelight as the Italian make is the most numerous of the chassis in the CIK-FIA French event with 7 drivers on track in KZ and 23 in KZ2.

CRG, DE CONTO SUPER IN KZ

The first good sensations obtained on Thursday's free practice have been confirmed in qualifying held on Friday afternoon, and for several CRG drivers the situation has also improved when things started to get serious.

This was the case for Paolo De Conto, who took the first satisfaction of putting his CRG Road Rebel chassis pushed by the Maxter MXS engine unit prepared by TecSav ahead of everyone else. He posted the absolute quickest lap of KZ in 51.978s.

“Things started off very well for me in this World Championship – declared Paolo De Conto after his exploit – honestly we kind of expected a good result after the test done last month. We hope that the weather will stay dry, but should it rain that will not be a problem and I count on running a strong race. Chassis and engine have been perfect, they allowed me to get a great speed in all sectors and this is very important.”

The second time of KZ has been obtained by Jorrit Pex on CRG-Tm, run by team Pex Racing, in 52.060s. Adrea Dalè on CRG-Tm has also been very quick and posted the third time of Group 2 in 52.188s. Simo Puhakka was seventh of his Group in 52.315s, Davide Forè the ninth in 52.405s, both on CRG-Maxter.

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GREAT CELEBRATIONS FOR FUMA HORIO IN KZ2

The Japanese of CRG Fuma Horio has been celebrated too, as he was the surprise and took the third time of Group one in 51.355s, session in which the other CRG driver, the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand was the quickest in 51.218s. Solid performance also for Felice Tiene, who was the quickest of Group 4 in 51.434s. Great results all the way through then. Fabrizio Rosati also put in a good result with the ninth time of his Group in 51.543s, as Fabian Federer who was quickest in free practice and then ninth of his Group in 51.592s. Matijn Van Leeuwen of team CRG Keijzer Racing has had a great day too and set the third time of his group in 51.521s.

Qualifying heats are scheduled for Saturday, while the final stages will be run on Sunday.

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THE PROGRAMME OF LE MANS

Saturday 12 September: from local 10:25hrs Qualifying heats.
Sunday 13 September: Prefinals KZ2 at 11:20hrs; Prefinal KZ at 12:35hrs; Final KZ2 at 13:45hrs; Final KZ at 15:20hrs.

Results, Live Timing and Live Streaming are available at cik-fia.com and cikfiachampionship.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
11 September 2015

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ; 2) Pedro Hiltbrand, KZ2; 3) Fuma Horio, KZ2.
Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG IN LE MANS FOR THE CIK-FIA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
CRG Racing Team is all set to get on track at the circuit of Le Mans in France. In total CRG has secured eleven world titles so far, the latest success for CRG was obtained by Verstappen in 2013. CRG to be the most present brand with 30 chassis on track in Le Mans.

The most important appointment of the year is approaching fast as this coming weekend one of the most famous venues for motorsport, Le Mans, will house the KZ World Championship and the International Super Cup KZ2. CRG is heading to France in force, with all the drivers of the Racing Team and with top class technical material. The objective of a prestigious outfit like CRG is only one: victory!

CRG, LATEST WIN WITH VERSTAPPEN

CRG has historically a very good prize list in the two shifter categories, the most powerful in karting, featuring 11 world titles summing World Championships and CIK-FIA World Cups: the first success was obtained by Gabriele Tarquini back in 1984 at the time of the switch from Kalì-Kart to CRG, while the most recent one was won by the latest big talent produced by the world of karting, Max Verstappen, who has been the excellent winner of the KZ World Championship 2013 in Varennes.

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CRG DRIVERS FOR KZ IN LE MANS

KZ. CRG team will employ its chassis and the latest generation of Maxter engines and this equipment will be operated by Simo Puhakka, Paolo De Conto and by the several times winner Davide Forè in KZ.

The two very strong brothers Pex, Jorrit and Stan will also be present with CRG through their team Pex Racing (the latter in KZ2), as they decided to come back to CRG to give their best shot to this important round. 2014 European Champion Andrea Dalè and the Frenchmen Julien Deharte and Sergio Durante will also compete in KZ on CRG chassis.

CRG WITH A STRONG LOT ALSO IN KZ2

KZ2. CRG works team for KZ2 will feature the European Vice-Champion of the category Pedro Hiltbrand, Felice Tiene, the 2011 European Champion Fabian Federer, the Japanese Fuma Horio, Fabrizio Rosati, the new entry Matteo Zanchi and the Swiss André Reinhard.

A lot of drivers will also make it to the track with their teams on CRG chassis. In total, CRG will have 23 chassis on track in KZ2 out of the 101 entered ones, which basically means that a quarter of drivers will be competing on CRG.

Among the quickest drivers, the German Maik Siebecke of team SRP Racing, the Swede Benjamin Tornqvist of CRG Holland, the Dutch drivers Martijn Van Leeuwen and Dylan Davies of CRG Keijzer Racing, the latter is the recent winner in the German Championship at Oschersleben and Paolo Ippolito of team Modena Kart who got on the podium of the last round of the Italian Championship held in Siena.

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CRG THE MOST PRESENT BRAND WITH 30 DRIVERS

CRG will be the most present brand also in this edition of the KZ World Championship and International Super Cup KZ2. In total 30 drivers will in fact compete on CRG chassis, 7 in KZ and 23 in KZ2, that is 22% of the 137 entered drivers (36 in KZ and 101 in KZ2).

ALL DRIVERS ON CRG CHASSIS IN LE MANS

KZ

6 JORRIT PEX (NLD), Pex Racing Team, CRG / Tm / B’stone
10 SIMO PUHAKKA (FIN), CRG SpA, CRG / Maxter / B’stone
14 ANDREA DALE’ (ITA), Andrea Dalè, CRG / Tm / B’stone
15 DAVIDE FORE’ (ITA), CRG SpA, CRG / Maxter / B’stone
23 PAOLO DE CONTO (ITA), CRG SpA, CRG / Maxter / B’stone
27 JULIEN DEHARTE (FRA), Julien Deharte, CRG / Vortex / B’stone
36 SERGIO DURANTE (FRA), Equipo Jamkart Tenerife, CRG / Tm / B’stone

KZ2

102 PEDRO HILTBRAND (ESP), CRG SpA, CRG / Maxter / LeCont
107 FELICE TIENE (ITA), CRG SpA, CRG / Maxter / LeCont
109 STAN PEX (NLD), Pex Racing Team, CRG / Tm / LeCont
110 MAIK SIEBECKE (DEU), SRP Racing Team, CRG / Modena / LeCont
113 FABIAN FEDERER (ITA), CRG SpA, CRG / Maxter / LeCont
120 BENJAMIN TORNQVIST (SWE), CRG Holland, CRG / Tm / LeCont
125 MAXIM MARTYNYUK (RUS), SRP Racing Team, CRG / Modena / LeCont
128 OLIVER PROSPERI (ESP), Oliver Prosperi, CRG / Tm / LeCont
131 FUMA HORIO (JPN), CRG SpA, CRG / Maxter / LeCont
134 FABRIZIO ROSATI (ITA), CRG SpA, CRG / Maxter / LeCont
141 MATTEO ZANCHI (ITA), CRG SpA, CRG / Maxter / LeCont
142 DYLAN DAVIES (NLD), CRG Keijzer Racing, CRG / Tm / LeCont
144 PAOLO IPPOLITO (ITA), Modena Kart, CRG / Tm / LeCont
155 ALVARO GOMEZ (ESP), Equipo Jamkart Tenerife, CRG / Tm / LeCont
160 ANDRE’ REINHARD (CHE), CRG SpA, CRG / Maxter / LeCont
162 MARTIJN VAN LEEUWEN (NLD), CRG Keijzer Racing, CRG / Tm / LeCont
163 SYMEN WIGGERS (NLD), CRG Holland, CRG / Tm / LeCont
182 ROY DIJK (NLD), CRG Holland, CRG / Tm / LeCont
185 MAURO SIMONI (ITA), Modena Kart, CRG / Parilla / LeCont
187 KASPAR KALLASMAA (EST), Prorex Racing, CRG / Modena / LeCont
193 THOMAS HEMERY (FRA), Thomas Hemery, CRG / Tm / LeCont
194 PASCAL HORR (FRA), Pascal Horr, CRG / Tm / LeCont
198 EDDY PAGNON (FRA), Eddy Pagnon, CRG / Vortex / LeCont

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

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

THE PROGRAMME OF LE MANS
Thursday 10 September: Free practice.
Friday 11 September: qualifying from local 16:15hrs.
Saturday 12 September: qualifying heats from 10:25hrs.
Sunday 13 September: Prefinals KZ2 at 11:20hrs; Prefinal KZ at 12:35hrs; Final KZ2 at 13:45hrs; Final KZ at 15:20hrs.

Results, Live Timing and Live Streaming services will be available at the website cik-fia.com and cikfiachampionship.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
8 September 2015

In the pictures: 1) CRG Racing Team; 2) Jorrit Pex, KZ; 3) Felice Tiene, Fuma Horio, Pedro Hiltbrand, KZ2. Ph. Cunaphoto.

 

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CRG PROTAGONIST OF THE GERMAN CHAMPIONSHIP AND OF THE EURO ROTAX CHALLENGE
Great results for Team CRG Keijzer Racing in the German Championship. Forè and Pex chasing the lead in KZ2. De Conto confirmed to be the quickest in the Rotax Euro Challenge, but had to settle for the title of Vice Champion.

The double round at the beginning of September that took place in Oschersleben for the German Championship and in Genk for the final act of the Rotax Euro Challenge, saw once again a great competitiveness of the drivers at the wheel of CRG chassis, that have been among the main interpreters of both International events.

DKM, TEAM CRG KEIJZER RACING TO THE FORE

Bad weather challenged the drivers competing for the DKM in Germany at Oschersleben, and Davide Forè had to pay the toll for this in the KZ2 final, as he has been "accompanied" off track at the start of Race-1 on the wet. Despite having to concede the classification lead, the Italian driver is still in the title fight together with Jorrit Pex, who has been quite competitive again at his comeback on CRG. In Germany, CRG has been victorious with the Dutch driver Dylan Davies of team CRG Keijzer Racing, who claimed the victory in race-1, as Jorrit Pex was third. The rival Alexander Schmitz took the victory in the second final and got the lead of the classification at 155 points, but four CRG drivers are right behind and ready to challenge his lead next 4 October in Kerpen: Davide Forè is now second at 136 points, Jorrit Pex follows in third at 135, the German Maik Siebecke of SRP Racing Team is fourth at 91 points and the Dutch Davies is fifth at 90.

The Dutch driver of team CRG Keijzer Racing, Martijn Van Leeuwen, managed to keep the classification lead of KF thanks to the sixth place in Race-1 but most of all to the great second place in Race-2. Van Leeuwen will have to face his fellow country-man Richard Verschoor in the title fight, as the latter caught CRG driver at 204 thanks to the double win scored in Oschersleben.

German KZ2 Championship: 1. Schmitz points 155; 2. Forè (CRG) 136; 3. Pex Jorrit (CRG) 135; 4. Siebecke (CRG) 91; 5. Davies (CRG) e Specken 90; 7. Stell (CRG) 82; 8. Paauwe 74; 9. Federer (CRG) 67; 10. Opmeer 51.

German KF Championship: 1. Verschoor and Van Leeuwen (CRG) points 204; 3. Soerensen 103; 4. Lautenschlager (CRG) 86; 5. Valier 85; 6. Stowell (CRG) 82; 7. Jochimsen 80; 8. Lassen 78; 9. Kjaergaard 74; 10. Backman 72.

Next round: 4 October in Kerpen.

All results and classifications are available at the website kart-dm.de/startseite/

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EURO ROTAX, DE CONTO IS VICE-CHAMPION

The fourth and final round closed the Rotax Euro Challenge in Genk. The championship has been characterized with great competitiveness all the way to the end in all categories and team CRG led by Martin Reuvers with the support of HRS Racing Engines got the limelight.

CRG driver Paolo De Conto secured the title of DD2 Vice-Champion after being one of the main interpreters also in Genk, following the victories scored in the second round held in Castelletto and in the third at Wackersdorf. De Conto just missed the result in the Prefinal of Genk to aim concretely to the title, as he was hit from behind early into the race after starting from the front row alongside his main rival, the Hungarian Ferenc Kancsar, who later on claimed the title. Such a racing incident was the last thing needed, but that's how things went. De Conto's comeback in the Final, a performance built lap by lap and started from the back of the grid up to the final fifth place, allowed him to end the weekend with the fastest lap of the race and the absolute best performance.

Luka Kamali was seventh in Euro Rotax, but the German of CRG could have scored a better result had he not retired from the Final in Genk. His season has been very positive nevertheless, and it featured the jewel in the crown of the podium scored in Wackersdorf.

The title of category over 32 of DD2 Master was not missed by the Russian Igor Mukhin, who has always put in strong races and ended 15th in the absolute classification.

The British Ed Brand put in a great championship end in Rotax Seniors. In fact, he ended up fourth in the final classification thanks to the second place of Genk. The seventh place of the standings went to the other British racer Harry Webb, who was sixth in the final of Genk. The Spaniard Mauricio Van der Laan ended 23rd in the classification.

An incident in the Prefinal of Rotax Juniors stripped the young British driver Alex Quinn from the chance of fighting for the title. From the third place in the classification, Quinn slipped down to P15, a result that does not do justice to the speed shown in the first four rounds of the season by the young Briton of CRG.

The Spanish driver Kilian Meyer ended the last final of Genk in 11th place and the championship in P21. The Israeli Ido Cohen and the German Phil Dorr also took part in the Rotax Junior round of Genk, but did not manage to get access to the final stages. Cohen ended 28th in the final classification.

The championship standings follow:

DD2: 1. Kancsar points 257; 2. De Conto (CRG) 247; 3. Markkanen Roope 237; 4. Schirmer 227; 5. Markkanen Rasmus 224; ... 7. Kamali (CRG) 210; ... 15. Mukhin (CRG) 155; ... 46. Granz (CRG) 41.

SENIORS: 1. Lehane points 258; 2. Van Kalmthout 249; 3. Stewart 242; 4. Brand (CRG) 230; 5. Marsh 223; ... 7. Webb (CRG) 201; ... 23. Van Der Laan (CRG) 141.

JUNIORS: 1. McCarthy points 254; 2. Kenneally 228; 3. Symons 219; 4. Hoggard 209; 5. Gamble 190; ... 15. Quinn (CRG) 155; ... 21. Meyer (CRG) 145; ... 28. Cohen (CRG) 102; ... 52. Metz (CRG).

All results and classifications are available at the website rotaxmaxeurochallenge.com.

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
7 September 2015

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In the pictures: 1) DKM KZ2, Dylan Davies, Ph. Fast-Media; 2) Rotax DD2, Paolo De Conto, Ph. Timo Deck; 3) DKM KZ2, podium with Dylan Davies and Jorrit Pex, Ph. Fast-Media.

 

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SEPTEMBER 2015, CRG STARTS THE “RED HOT” MONTH FROM OSCHERSLEBEN AND GENK
This weekend will open an intense racing month. A double commitment will kick off the on track duties next 6 September, the penultimate round of the German Championship in Oschersleben and the final round of the Rotax Euro Challenge in Genk.

With the beginning of September, a "red hot" month will start for CRG that will be competing on several fronts with the factory Racing Team and the other satellite teams. This weekend the DKM will get on track in Oschersleben and the Rotax Euro Challenge in Genk. These rounds will be followed by the World Championship of Le Mans next 13 September and the World Championship in La Conca on 27 September.

Meanwhile, CRG will live a double commitment this coming weekend of 6 September, the squad will be in fact competing in Germany at Oschersleben in the fourth and penultimate round of the German Championship and in Belgium at Genk for the fourth and final round of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge that will decide the titles.

DKM, FORE’ AND PEX: AN IN-HOUSE FIGHT AGAIN

In the German Championship to be held at the Arena of Oschersleben, the await is mounting ahead of the race of the most powerful category, KZ2, that will see CRG's Davide Forè, the current leader of the provisional classification at 129 points, on track with Renda Motorsport, followed by the former rival and now team mate, the Dutch Jorrit Pex, who stands at 102 and is at his comeback to CRG in the Pex Racing Team, together with his brother Stan Pex, who is tenth in the classification.

Davide Forè comes from the double win of the past race in Ampfing and is quite motivated to get another good result to complete his first year in the German Championship on a high. Jorrit Pex has a victory and a second place under his belt, results scored in the previous race of Genk, and is quite motivated to get back to the victory at his comeback to CRG. This will certainly be an intense and exciting race not to be missed.

Among the best of CRG drivers in the classification, the Germans Maik Siebecke of SRP Racing Team, fifth, and Daniel Stell of TB Motorsport, sixth.

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CRG will also be fighting for the title in the KF category with the Dutch Martijn Van Leeuwen of team CRG Keijzer Racing leading the charts at 165 points, thanks to 3 wins and 3 second places in the six finals run so far in Wackersdorf, Genk and Ampfing.

The German Championship will reach its conclusion in Kerpen next 4 October.

Results and classifications are available at www.kart-dm.de/startseite/

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DE CONTO READY FOR THE FINAL SPRINT IN EURO ROTAX

In Genk's Rotax Euro Challenge the Italian driver of CRG Paolo De Conto will be fighting for the title in Class DD2. He is currently second in the charts just 3 points short of the Hungarian leader Kancsar. De Conto scored a double win in Prefinal and Final in the second round of Castelletto and in the third one held in Wackersdorf. The Final charge in Genk will name the title winner. The German of CRG Luka Kamali is also among the best of DD2 and has been one of the main protagonists in Wackersdorf, standing in the sixth place of the classification at 201 points. In DD2 Master the Russian Igor Mukhin is leading the classification.

In Rotax Senior the British driver Harry Webb is currently sixth at 67 points to the top, leading by three points his two CRG team mates, the Spaniard Mauricio Van Der Laan and the other Briton Ed Brand, seventh equal on points.

CRG will also partake in the fight for the Junior title with the British Alex Quinn who is coming from the good performance and the podium scored in Wackersdorf. Quinn is third in the championship at 227 points and follows his two fellow-countrymen MacCarthy at 233 and MacDonald at 231.

Results and classifications are available at www.rotaxmaxeurochallenge.com.

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
4 September 2015

In the pictures: 1) Davide Forè, DKM, KZ2, Ph. Fast-Media; 2) Martijn Van Leeuwen, DKM, KF, Ph. Fast-Media; 3) Paolo De Conto, Rotax, DD2, Ph. CRG Press.

 

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LONGHI TRIUMPHING IN THE ITALIAN KZ2 CHAMPIONSHIP ON CRG
Riccardo Longhi on CRG-Tm run by team Modena got the Italian KZ2 title thanks to the victory in Siena's Race-2. Paolo Ippolito on the podium too. Dennis Hauger just missed out on the victory in 60 Mini but is Vice-Champion.

Riccardo Longhi put in a great race at the Circuit of Siena in the final round of the Italian ACI Karting Championship, as he managed to get an exciting result on CRG-Tm run by Team Modena which allowed him to win the KZ2 title thanks to the victory in Race-2. Dennis Hauger confirmed to be among the quickest of 60 Mini ending second.

LOGHI'S TRIUMPH IN KZ2

Riccardo Longhi's reaction in Siena after the third place obtained in Race-1, result that messed a bit up his classification to the advantage of his main rivals, Mirko Torsellini and Loris Spinelli, has been the key moment of the whole weekend of Siena. Longhi put in a great counter-charge despite he was forced to start from the sixth spot of Race-2's grid due to race-1 top 8 grid inversion. He pushed since the beginning getting an early lead and keeping it all the way to the flag when he had nearly two seconds of advantage to the second.

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The third place of the podium went to his team mate Paolo Ippolito, who also put in a great weekend ended behind Mazzali in the second final. Torsellini took P5 losing the classification lead with it, but was then relegated to P13 due to a penalty for the nose cone dropped after a contact with Spinelli that had a spin. Longhi ended first in the championship with 185 points, Torsellini second at 180, Spinelli third at 142.
On the side of the third place and victory in Siena, Longhi obtained a victory and a third place in the first round held in Sicily and a third place in Sarno.

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HAUGER 60 MINI VICE-CHAMPION

Expectations were high on Dennis Haugher in 60 Mini, as the Norwegian driver of team Gamoto on CRG-Tm has been absolute protagonist of the category and leading the classification until the round of Siena. In this occasion he has been unfortunately involved in a flawless incident in one heat and the damaged chassis caused some setup and speed issues that made him end Race-1 in fifth place, after also holding P3 during the race, and sixth in Race-2. Despite ending with an higher score, 258 points, against the 246 scored by Michelotto, Hauger has been beaten by the rival due to the three mandatory jokers ending second at 16 points to the top.

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Hauger ended the Italian Championship scoring a spectacular victory in Val Vibrata, three second places in Sarno, Adria and Val Vibrata, two second places in Triscina and Adria. In this season he has also won the Winter Trophy in Adria, the WSK Champions Cup, the WSK Gold Cup and the WSK Super Master.

The British driver Luca Griggs has also been among the quickest in Siena. He has been shining in race-1 where he obtained the sixth place and the 12th place of the classification. Good races with CRG were also completed by the Italo-American Enzo Riccardo Scionti, by Morocco's Suleimane Zanfari and by the Russian rookie Egor Litvinenko.
All classifications are available at www.acisportitalia.it.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
1 September 2015

In the pictures: 1) Riccardo Longhi, KZ2; 2) Riccardo Longhi, Siena; 3) Dennis Hauger, 60 Mini; 4) CRG Gamoto Team.

 

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CRG, GAMOTO AND HAUGER SUPERSTARS IN THE VAL VIBRATA'S ROUND OF THE ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Dennis Hauger pulled away in the classification of 60 Mini after the fourth round of the Italian Championship. Riccardo Longhi, unlucky in KZ2 despite his competitiveness, is still leading the charts due to the three mandatory jokers.

The fourth round of the Italian ACI Karting Championship held at the circuit Val Vibrata of Sant’Egidio alla Vibrata (Teramo) saw CRG drivers protagonists of the event in the two most crowded categories: KZ2 and 60 Mini, alongside KF Junior. They put in very good results even if in some occasions they have been hit by some incidents.

HAUGER GREAT PROTAGONIST

An exceptional spectacle has been put in by the young Norwegian Dennis Hauger in 60 Mini, who has probably lived his best weekend of the season so far. Hauger was already leading the charts ahead of this round on CRG run by team Gamoto, and in Val Vibrata he has been perfect all the way through: very competitive and motivated since qualifying, he posted the quickest time to continue his momentum winning the heats. He then won Race-1 at the end of an exciting duel with his rivals.

Hauger has been absolute protagonist again in Race-2 as he obtained the second place, recovering from the starting P8 due to the top eight grid inversion and managing to score another deserved podium. Thanks to this result, Hauger confirmed himself as the main candidate to the Italian title pulling away in the classification.

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The final race at the Circuit of Siena to be held next 30 August will decide the Italian 2015 Championship, in a round that will benefit from the 1.5 coefficient as happened in Val Vibrata.

The other CRG drivers also had a good weekend in 60 Mini: Mathias Torreggiani, Filippo Pierannunzio, and team Gamoto's color bearers Luca Griggs, Suleimane Zanfari, Dan Skocdopole. The young American Enzo Riccardo Scionti made his debut with CRG in the Italian Championship. The driver is currently competing in the Rotax Micro and Cadets categories in the US.

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LONGHI STILL LEADING KZ2

CRG drivers displayed a great competitiveness also in KZ2. Among these, classification leader Riccardo Longhi, on CRG-Tm run team Modena Kart, who did not live a very lucky weekend despite showing great speed in several occasions. Following the sixth place in qualifying, and good fourth and sixth places in the first two heats, in the third one he has been flawlessly hit by two rivals. Despite of this, Longhi managed to recover in race-1 obtaining the sixth place that earned him 18 further points in the classification. Longhi has been hit again from behind by a rival during the first lap of race-2 when holding P2.

This was a real pity, but this result did not strip Longhi from the classification lead thanks to the three mandatory jokers. Ahead of the final round of Siena, Longhi is leading the charts with 110 points, Torsellini is second at 106 and Spinelli third at 96.


CRG's Mauro Simoni has also been among the best drivers as he finished race-1 in fifth and race-2 in fourth. Great comeback for Mattia Loddo, who climbed all the way from race-1's P18 to race-2's 7th place. Franco Stinchelli, 14th in race-1, and Leonardo Fuoco, 13th in race-2 also scored some points.

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GOOD COMEBACK TO KFJ FOR SHION TSUJIMOTO

The young Japanese Shion Tsujimoto of team Gamoto has come to the fore with CRG at her comeback in the Italian Championship. In Val Vibrata, Shion has been often close to the front runners, but has been hit by several race contacts that forced her to get several positions back. Shion ended race-1 in ninth place, while she was twelfth in race-2. Riccardo Martinello of team KS Racing was 12th in race-1 and 10th in race-2, Alessandro Loddo was 14th in gara-1, while the Mexican Sebastian Alvarez of team Gamoto was 17th in race-1 and 11th in race-2.

All classifications are available at www.acisportitalia.it.

NEXT ROUND
5th - 28-30.8.2015 - Circuit of Siena (SI), Valdibiena S.r.l. - Coeff. 1,5

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
12 August 2015

In the pictures: : 1) Dennis Hauger, 60 Mini; 2) Podium 60 Mini Dennis Hauger; 3) Riccardo Longhi, KZ2; 4) Shion Tsujimoto, KFJ.

 

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PEX BROTHERS “BACK TO THE FAMILY”: AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH CRG

Jorrit and Stan Pex will be back to CRG as they will partake in the forthcoming World Championship of Le Mans with the several times winner Italian make.

The two brothers Jorrit and Stan Pex will compete in the next KZ and KZ2 World Championship with CRG. The two very strong Dutch brothers will return to the important Italian make after a short experience with another brand early on in the season.

PEX IN LE MANS WITH CRG

During their career, Jorrit and Stan Pex obtained their greatest satisfactions with CRG and, at the eve of the World Championship to be held next 13 September in Le Mans, Team Pex Racing took the decision to bet again on the competitiveness of the victorious CRG chassis pushed by TM engines and on the technical assistance of Jos Verstappen.

The most recent KZ World Championship won by CRG was secured by Max Verstappen in 2013 (who also won the European Championship in that year) with the engine support by the father of the current Formula 1 driver.

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JORRIT AND STAN PEX

Jorrit Pex and CRG won together the European KZ1 Championship and the WSK Euro Series in 2012, as well as four editions of the KZ2 German Championship, in 2011 on CRG-Maxter and in 2012, 2013 and 2014 on CRG-Tm.

The youngest of the two brothers, Stan Pex, is at his second year in KZ2 and has already shown an important growth. Stan is currently tenth in the German Championship after three rounds.

The two Pex brothers will debut on the CRG chassis next 6 September in Oschersleben's fourth round of the German DKM Championship, where Jorrit Pex is currently holding the second position of the classification right behind the leader Davide Forè. The important appointment with the KZ World Championship and Super Cup KZ2 will take place only one week after in France at Le Mans.

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
11 August 2015

In the pictures: 1) Jorrit Pex; 2) The two brothers Jorrit and Stan Pex.
Cunaphoto.it

 

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Davide Forè on CRG claimed a double victory in Ampfing and got the lead of the DKM classification after also taking the lead of the US Open classification. Great result also for Fabian Federer who scored a podium in race-2. Full haul for CRG also in KF, as Martijn Van Leeuwen is the new championship leader.

Davide Forè is living a magic moment with CRG as he is coming from a splendid weekend at the circuit of Ampfing, where he took a double victory in KZ2 that granted him the leadership in the German DKM championship, after also taking the lead of the charts at the US Open in USA.

FORE’ DOMINATING KZ2

Davide Forè, just turned 41, 4 World Championships and 3 World Cups under his belt, turned out to be the dominator of the third round of the Deutsche Kart Meisterschaft held at Ampfing last 2 August, with the support of Renda Motorsport. He set the pole position, claimed race-1 victory on the wet and that of race-2 on dry tarmac. An hat trick that projected Forè on top of the KZ2 classification of DKM with a 27 points lead ahead of the two rounds of Oschersleben on 6 September and of Kerpen on 4 October.

“Things could not go any better – admitted a Davide Forè on cloud nine – in my recent exits I have always been victorious with the only exception of the unlucky round of the European Championship in Zuera. This is a great moment for me, it has been a long time since I had such a positive results in a row. I would like to thank all the people that allow me to race, starting from Giancarlo Tinini and CRG, and then CRG USA for the races in America and Antonio Renda for DKM. The grand finale is now coming up, the most important race of the year, that is the KZ World Championship, that will take place next September in Le Mans. After that I will probably partake in the KF World Championship in La Conca!”

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CRG SCORING A POKER IN RACE-2

CRG colors have also been shining in KZ2 at Ampfing, thanks to Fabian Federer, on CRG-Maxter run by CRG Holland, who set the second quickest time in qualifying at only 31 thousands of a seconds from Forè's time. Federer then came fourth in the wet race-1 and scored a great second place in race-2, only 4 tenths shy of Forè at the flag.

Dylan Davies put in a great performance with CRG Keijzer Racing and Daniel Stell with TB Motorsport, as they exchanged on the third place of the podium of KZ2, that in race-1 was obtained by Davies, while in race-2 by Stell. Race-2 result has been stunning as four CRG chassis occupied the top four: Forè, Federer, Stell and Davies!

Among CRG drivers, Fabrizio Rosati, could not get access to the final stages as he accused some delay in the heats and had to retire in the second chance race.

The German Maik Siebecke of SRP Racing Team put in a good race-2 instead, as he crossed the line in P9 after the 14th place of race-1.

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CRG DOMINATING KF WITH VAN LEEUWEN
CRG chassis have been dominating also in KF at Ampfing, thanks to the Dutch driver Martijn Van Leeuwen of CRG Keijzer Racing, who set the pole position, obtained a double victory in the heats and then completed a great double win in the two finals.

Thanks to the full haul of Ampfing, Martijn Van Leeuwen obtained the lead of the classification and is now enjoying a 23 points lead at the end of an impressive series of results: 3 wins and 3 second places in the six finals run so fare in Wackersdorf, Genk and Ampfing.

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THE RESULTS

KZ2, Ampfing (D).

Race-1: 1. Forè (CRG-Tm); 2. Schmitz; 3. Davies (CRG-Tm); 4. Federer (CRG-Maxter); 5. Stell (CRG-Modena).
Race-2: 1. Forè (CRG-Tm); 2. Federer (CRG-Maxter); 3. Stell (CRG-Modena); 4. Davies (CRG-Tm); 5. Pex J.

KZ2 Championship: 1. Forè (CRG-Tm) points 129; 2. Pex J. 102; 3. Schmitz 98; 4. Paauwe 74; 5. Siebecke (CRG-Modena) 71; 6. Stell (CRG-Modena) 69; 7. Specken 69; 8. Federer (CRG-Maxter) 67; 9. Davies (CRG-Tm) 48; 10. Pex S. 43.

KF, Ampfing (D).

Race-1: 1. Van Leeuwen (CRG-Tm); 2. Soerensen; 3. Verschoor; 4. Valier; 5. Thorsen; 6. Stowell (CRG-Parilla).
Race-2: 1. Van Leeuwen (CRG-Tm); 2. Soerensen; 3. Jochimsen; 4. Valier; 5. Chaimongkol; ... 8. Stowell (CRG-Parilla).

KF Championship: 1. Van Leeuwen (CRG-Tm) points 165; 2. Verschoor 142; 3. Soerensen 80; 4. Lassen 74; 5. Lautenschlager (CRG-Parilla) 70; 6. Valier 68; 7. Stowell (CRG-Parilla) 63; 8. Kjaergaard 53; 9. Thorsen 42; 10. Jochimsen 40.

Next rounds:
06.09.2015 Oschersleben (D)
04.10.2015 Kerpen (D)

All results and classifications are available at www.kart-dm.de/startseite/

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
4 August 2015

In the pictures: 1) Davide Forè, KZ2; 2) Podium KZ2; 3) Podium KF; 4) Martijn Van Leeuwen, KF.
Ph. Joan Codina – FotoFormulaK.com

 

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Starting on the 1st of September 2015 CRG Great Britain will become the new importer for the United Kingdom.

The company directly set up by the CRG factory based from Italy has been established to give the existing customers and future clients the service they truly deserve. This will also allow the customers to deal directly with the legendary CRG factory.

Based near the Whilton Mill kart circuit, CRG Great Britain will be able to provide customers with next day delivery service as well as providing spare parts support at all major events. The first major shipment of chassis and spare part is tentatively scheduled for mid September.

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The new General Manager for the company Keiran Crawley will be available for any further information or assistance. Keiran, from MSPORT Karting has enjoyed many years of experience at all levels and was also responsible for working closely with Lewis Hamilton during his early years of karting. Keiran also attained a World Karting Championship title with his team.

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With a showroom in place from the 1st of October we welcome everyone to come to our new premises where we would be happy to give important information on our new product range for 2016 to be released 1st of October 2015. CRG is determined to offer its prospective dealers and clients from all categories of karting to come and arrange a test session so they get a better comprehension of the 2016 product line.

Apart from the racing line CRG will also be supporting its gamma of Centurion rental karts to all prospective circuits interested in becoming part of the R2R rental program. Further information will be provided upon request.

We would like to inform all present and future dealers who are interested in joining the ranks of our newly founded CRG Great Britain to contact Keiran and we will be pleased to offer all support and information necessary.

Contact:

CRG Great Britain

Telephone: +441327 842 778
Email: crg-gb@kartcrg.com

Best regards.

 

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CRG scored a one-two in Germany at the Euro Rotax Challenge in DD2, a victory in DD2 Master and a podium in Junior. Hiccup for Felice Tiene in Sweden at the European KF Championship as he ended fourth in the final standings.

Bitter-sweet weekend for CRG at the end of the double exit in Germany, at Wackersdorf, for the third round of Rotax Euro Challenge and in Sweden, at Kristianstad, for the third and last round of the European CIK-FIA Championship.

A very positive note came from Germany with the stunning one-two in DD2 by Paolo De Conto and the German Luka Kamali, and then again due to the victory in DD2 Master for Igor Mukhin and Alex Quinn's podium in Junior. The bitter note came from Sweden instead, where Felice Tiene was stripped of the satisfaction of the sixth place in the Final. The Italian driver ended the European KF Championship in fourth position.

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ROTAX EURO CHALLENGE: PODIUM FOR FOUR CRG DRIVERS

DD2. The Rotax Euro Challenge took place in Germany and Paolo De Conto has been again the main protagonist of DD2, on CRG Dark Rider chassis, as he came to the fore this time together with his team mate Luka Kamali, who was very quick in his home race. The two CRG drivers have been shining since qualifying, when De Conto set the second best time in the first group (49.639s) and Kamali was quickest in the second one (50.128s). The winning pace of the two CRG drivers continued in qualifying heats as they secured two wins each. In Prefinal, Paolo De Conto and Luka Kamali had to settle for the second and third position behind Lammers, but the pairing did not miss out on the prestigious result in the Final, as De Conto claimed the victory after taking the lead at lap two and pulled away, while Kamali followed him in second. The Russian driver Igor Mukhin completed the CRG success taking the victory in DD2 Master, confirming his leadership in the standings too. The other German Niklas Granz, fifth in the heats, had to retire in the Prefinal but in the Final managed to make up for the lost ground and recouped well up to P13.

In Rotax Euro Challenge, De Conto is currently 3 points short of the leader thanks to this second victory in a row (Castelletto and Wackersdorf), and put his name forward for the final victory of DD2
that will take into account two mandatory jokers. Luka Kamali is sixth of the standings instead.

SENIORS. In Seniors, the British driver Harry Webb ended a good weekend with P7 in the Final, while the Spaniard Mauricio van der Laan ended 17th after a great comeback race. The British Ed Brand had to stop early in the Final due to an incident instead. Webb is sixth in the standings, while Van der Laan and Brand are equal on points in P7.

JUNIORS. In Juniors, the young driver Alex Quinn, managed to counter-charge from the second chance race shining in the final stages. He was eighth in the Prefinal at the end of an excellent comeback race and then took the podium of a Final that he could have also won. He claimed a great P3 that highlighted again the quality of CRG KT2 chassis and his unquestionable speed, awarding CRG with the fourth podium of the weekend. The Spaniard Kilian Meyer ended 15th after running the second chance race, while the German Tim Mika Metz was 28th. The Israeli Ido Cohen had to retire early on after ending the Prefinal in 20th place. Bad luck hit instead the German Phil Doerr and the Swede David Rehme that just missed out on overcoming the second chance race hurdle. Alex Quinn is currently sixth in the standings, 6 points short of the leader.

All results and classifications are available at www.rotaxmaxeurochallenge.com.

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A BITTER EUROPEAN KF CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TIENE

“An absurd decision” this has been Felice Tiene's comment at the end of the Final of the European CIK-FIA Championship in Kristianstad, when the Italian driver of CRG was disqualified after crossing the line in P6, for an hypothetical bad manoeuvre on Basz at the last lap. Considering the sporting fairness of the Italian driver of CRG, it is difficult to disagree with Tiene. That was a real pity as both Tiene and CRG deserved a different epilogue of the European KF Championship.

Felice Tiene has been one of the main protagonists of the final round of the European KF Championship in Kristianstad, especially in qualifying heats when he was fourth thanks to three second places and a third. A good performance in the heats was also put in by his team mate from Belgium Benjamin Lessennes, who was absolute ninth. The Prefinal did not bring the results that they had hoped for though. Tiene had to settle for P12, while, Lessennes to the last position due to a penalty at the start. In the Final, Tiene recouped well up to P6 (but was later on disqualified), Lessennes ended 12th instead. Among the best of CRG drivers, the German Hannes Janker of team TB Motorsport, ended the Final in P4, the Dutch Martijn Van Leeuwen of team CRG Keijzer Racing, was ninth instead. The British Archie Tillett, forced to the second chance race, could not get access to the final stages. Felice Tiene ended the European KF Championship in fourth position.

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The Final Classification of the European KF Championship:
1. Hanley points 65; 2. Joyner 60; 3. Verschoor 51; 4. Tiene (CRG-Parilla) 32; 5. Correa 28; 6. Janker (CRG-Parilla) 27; 7. Nielsen 27; 8. Basz 27; 9. Amstrong 25; 10. Van Leeuwen (CRG-Tm) 23; ... 13. Hiltbrand (CRG-Parilla); 17. Lessennes (CRG-Parilla) 9.

All results and classifications are available at www.cikfia.com and www.cikfiachampionship.com.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
26 July 2015

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, Rotax Euro Challenge, DD2, Wackersdorf, Ph. Timo Deck; 2) Paolo De Conto and Luka Kamali, Rotax Euro Challenge, DD2, Wackersdorf, Ph. Timo Deck; 3) Felice Tiene, CIK-FIA European KF Championship, Kristianstad, Ph. Cunaphoto; 4) CRG Racing Team, CIK-FIA European KF Championship, Kristianstad, Ph. Cunaphoto.

 
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