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POLLINI WITH CRG AND RENDA MOTORSPORT “CLEANED UP” THE ROK CUP INTERNATIONAL
Giacomo Pollini, on CRG, dominated the Rok Shifter category of the Rok Cup International Final 2015. Team Gamoto to the fore in Mini with the finalists Griggs and Putera.

Giacomo Pollini, assisted by Renda Motorsport, literally “cleaned up” the Shifter Rok category of the Rok Cup International Final 2015 held at the South Garda Karting track of Lonato, claiming a spectacular win in the event that saw the participation of a total of 350 drivers.

GIACOMO POLLINI THE ABSOLUTE RULER

Giacomo Pollini, after shining in the last round of the Bridgestone Supercup with the fourth place, has dominated the Shifter Rok of the Rok Cup International and turned out to be the quickest of the 53 drivers on track. He posted the fastest time of his group in qualifying, won both heats, the Prefinal and has been the nearly unchallenged winner of the Final. With such an hat trick he did not leave any room to his rivals.

Among CRG drivers, a good result in Shifter Rok was also obtained by Andrea Tonoli, who recently won the Italian Prodriver Over Championship and was eighth in this Final, while Pierluigi Giglio ended 11th.

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TEAM GAMOTO TO THE FORE IN MINI

Team Gamoto and CRG chassis managed to find a place in the final stages of the very tight Mini category that had 116 drivers at the start, with two very young drivers: Luca Griggs and Adam Putera. The two youngsters closed their effort respectively in P23 and P28, at the end of a solid weekend. After the third place in qualifying, Griggs was involved in an incident while leading one heat, which cost him a lot of positions in the final stages. Putera has been shining thanks to a comeback in the heats that made him recover from the 50th place he held after qualifying, to the group P10 that earned him access to the final. The recent winner of the Czech Republic title Dan Skocdopole could not find a place among the finalists instead; he had to settle for the sixth place in the Petronas Trophy race due to a series of inconveniences.

After the recent round of the Bridgestone Supercup where Team Gamoto has been again protagonist with the absolute P6 scored by Gabriele Minì, and this Rok International Final, the Italian squad will be back to the South Garda Karting track of Lonato this weekend for the 44th Trofeo delle Industrie. In the occasion, the team's lineup for 60 Mini will include again Luca Griggs together with Adam Putera, Cenyu Han, Alex Kattoulas, Bohra Nikhil and Nik Zamir.

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All results are available at the website www.southgardakarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
20 October 2015

In the pictures: 1) Giacomo Pollini first at the finish line of the Final; 2) Team Gamoto and its young protagonists at the Brigestone Supercup; 3) Rok Shifter prize ceremony with Giacomo Pollini on the top step of the podium. Ph. Sportinphoto and CRG Press.

 

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CRG AND ANDREA DALE' PROTAGONIST AT THE BRIDGESTONE SUPERCUP
Andrea Dalè on CRG-Tm won the Final of the Bridgestone Supercup leading team mate Davide Forè. Great race also for Giacomo Pollini, fourth after a good fight for the podium.

A solid win in the second and final round of the Bridgestone Supercup earned Andrea Dalè, on CRG-Tm, the victory in the new series of International races held at the South Garda Karting track of Lonato.

CRG domination has been quite strong, as Andrea Dalè was the absolute winner and Davide Forè second in the closing Final. CRG's result was rounded up by Giacomo Pollini, fourth at the flag after always being among the protagonists and in the fight for the podium.

CRG SCORING A ONE-TWO WITH DALE’ AND FORE’

After the first round held in a joint event with the Winter Cup, the second appointment of the Bridgestone Supercup held on 11 October has seen Andrea Dalè quickest since qualifying, before continuing his momentum with the first position after the heats (one win each was obtained by him and Luca Corberi), the victory in the Prefinal and that in the Final.

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Davide Forè on CRG-Tm, run by Renda Motorsport, ended the Final in second place, recovering well from the fifth place in the Prefinal. Giacomo Pollini, has installed himself in second place in the first part of the Final, and eventually just missed out on getting the podium ending in fourth position.

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Andrea Dalè, 2014 European Champion, is first in the final classification of the Bridgestone Supercup 2015 and secured the 10.000 Euros reserved to the winner. The second absolute place went to Luca Corberi, the third to Davide Forè.

All results and classifications are available at www.southgardakarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
14 October 2015

In the pictures: 1) Andrea Dalè, KZ2; 2) Davide Forè and Giacomo Pollini, KZ2; 3) Podium Bridgestone Supercup 2015.

 

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DOUBLE WIN FOR CRG IN THE GERMAN CHAMPIONSHIP AT KERPEN WITH FORE’ AND STAN PEX
In KZ2 Davide Forè won the first final in Kerpen, but the Italian could not get the title. Stan Pex won race-2 claiming his first victory in the German Championship. Martijn Van Leeuwen and CRG Keijzer Racing close to the KF title.

It has been a great final round of the DKM, the prestigious German Championship that has lived its epilogue in the fifth round of the season held at the circuit of Kerpen, after the races of Wackersdorf, Genk, Ampfing and Oschersleben.

CRG colors have been the absolute protagonists of this season, mainly in KZ2 and KF. Davide Forè and the new world champion Jorrit Pex, came to Kerpen in the fight for the KZ2 title, even if their chances to get the title off Schmitz were quite slim due to the jokers mechanism.

FORE’S CHARGE IN KERPEN

Davide Forè, on CRG-Tm run by Renda Motorsport, has tried to get the title until the end, securing the victory in the first final ahead of Schmitz, while the four times DKM winner Jorrit Pex had to settle for the fourth place ahead of the Dutch Dylan Davies of team CRG Keijzer Racing.

In Race-2, Jorrit Pex's brother, the young Stan Pex, managed to take them all and, after ending race-1 in P11, put in a great run claiming the win on the CRG chassis managed by team Pex.

Davide Forè took another podium in P2, but Schmitz secured a place on the third step of the podium and clinched the victory in the German Championship, with a 8 points lead on Forè. The third place of the classification was obtained by Jorrit Pex, as Davies was fourth, which made three CRG drivers in the top four of DKM. Top ten finish also for Maik Siebecke of SRP Racing Team who was sixth, as Daniel Stell of TB Motorsport was seventh, Stan Pex eighth and Fabian Federer tenth.

Davide Forè has been the most victorious driver of the DKM season as he claimed three wins (a double win in Ampfing and one in Kerpen), while Schmitz won two races. One victory each went also to Jorrit Pex (Genk), Davies (Oschersleben), Siebecke (Wackersdorf) and Stan Pex (Kerpen), as the latter secured his first win in DKM.

The comment of Davide Forè: “I am happy anyway on the results I obtained this year in the German Championship. This was the first time I have taken part in the whole championship and I have been in the title fight all the way to the final race of Kerpen. I won three times out of ten, I have led the charts in the mid part of the championship but unfortunately the incident in the penultimate round of Oschersleben has been crucial. I would like to thank CRG and team Renda for all the support they gave me.”

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VAN LEEUWEN PROTAGONIST IN KF WITH CRG

CRG has been close to the KF title too with the Dutch driver Martijn Van Leeuwen of CRG Keijzer Racing, who won the first final in Kerpen that was his fourth win of the season, but had to settle for a P2 in the second race behind the championship rival from Holland Verschoor. The latter secured in this way the title with a 5 points advantage. Mandatory jokers played against Van Leeuwen, but his season has been positive anyway as he obtained four wins and five second places in the ten finals run.

In KF Junior the Dutch Max Tubben obtained the fourth place in Kerpen's race-1 and the eighth in race-2. Thanks to this result, the young driver of CRG Holland ended sixth in the final standings.
Top ten finish of KF Junior for his team mate Max Weering, who was ninth in the final classification.

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GERMAN CHAMPIONSHIP – KZ2 CLASSIFICATION
1. Schmitz points 190; 2. Forè (CRG) 182; 3. Jorrit Pex (CRG) 152; 4. Davies (CRG) 116; 5. Specken 100; 6. Siebecke 98; 7. Stell (CRG) 82; 8. Stan Pex (CRG) 81; 9. Paawe 74; 10. Federer (CRG) 67.

GERMAN CHAMPIONSHIP – KF CLASSIFICATION
1. Verschoor points 225; 2. Van Leeuwen (CRG) 220; 3. Jochimsen 113; 4. Sorensen 111; 5. Lautenschlager (CRG) 106; 6. Valier 104; 7. Stowell (CRG) 94; 8. Lassen 89; 9. Backman 86; 10. Kjaergaard 81.

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

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
10 October 2015

In the pictures: 1) Davide Forè, Kerpen, KZ2; 2) KZ2 podium Race-1 Kerpen; 3) Martijn Van Leeuwen, KF, Kerpen. Ph. Joan Codina FotoFormulaK

 

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GAMOTO, CRG AND SKOCDOPOLE WINNERS OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC CHAMPIONSHIP
Dan Skocdopole, 12 years old from Prague, took the win in the Czech Republic 60 Mini National Championship on CRG run by team Gamoto.

A great result with the icing on the cake of the victory in the last round of the Czech Republic Championship for the young driver of Gamoto Racing, Dan Skocdopole on CRG, who claimed in this way the win of the national title of 60 Mini.

Dan Skocdopole, 12 years old from Prague, has put in a crescendo of performances in this season finale of 60 Mini and has also been shining with Team Gamoto in the Italian Championship, before securing the Czech Republic's national title last Sunday.

Team Gamoto's sporting season will now continue with a series of races in Italy in the Bridgestone Supercup, Rok Cup International and in Lonato's Trofeo delle Industrie, and then again in the WSK Final Cup and in the US in Las Vegas.

Team Gamoto with CRG already obtained several successes in this season with the Norwegian Dennis Hauger in WSK Super Master Series, WSK Winter Trophy, WSK Champions Cup, WSK Gold Cup, and with Leonardo Marseglia in the Andrea Margutti Trophy.

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
8 October 2015

In the picture: Dan Skocdopole in the Italian Championship's round of Val Vibrata. Ph. CRG Press

 

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MOURNING IN KARTING, CALOGERO VANARIA PASSED AWAY
A piece of karting history has gone, a great man that has always been considered as the father of modern karting in Italy, Calogero Vanaria, also known as Kalì, the founder of the legendary Kalì-Kart of Lonato del Garda, company that has marked the golden years of national and international karting back in the 70s and 80s.

A piece of karting history has gone, a great man that has always been considered as the father of modern karting in Italy, Calogero Vanaria, also known as Kalì, the founder of the legendary Kalì-Kart of Lonato del Garda, company that has marked the golden years of national and international karting back in the 70s and 80s.

Calogero, Sicilian origins and moved to Lonato del Garda from Sant’Agata di Militello as a youngster, has left us at 83 years of age after a life lived as a protagonist in the world of Karting, the sport that he loved the most and that he contributed to make great, starting as a mechanic and then as a driver before moving on and becoming a karting and motor-racing constructor.

He won countless titles as constructor, first with the Kalì-Kart brand (8 World Champion titles, 12 European Championships and 25 Italian Championships) and then with CRG the company that now, thanks to his son-in-low Giancarlo Tinini, has capitalized and developed all the Kalì-Kart experience obtaining further 39 World titles and 40 European titles.

A book, written by the professional journalist Stefano Cossetti has been dedicated to Calogero Vanaria and to Kalì-Kart in 2011: “Simply Kalì”, which includes a lot of memories of drivers competing on Kalì-Kart.

Among the very many drivers that Calogero has launched to the Olympus of motorsport as Kalì-Kart, and in his last years of activity with the newly born CRG, Gabriele Tarquini winner of the Formula C World Championship in 1984, Michael Schumacher winner of the European Inter-Continental A Championship in 1987, Alex Zanardi winner of the 125 ICC Championship in 1987 and the six times Karting World Champion Mike Wilson.

All CRG staff and collaborators and the whole world of karting send their most heartfelt condolences to Vanaria and Tinini families, that have already been hit by the loss of the beloved wife of Calogero, Ms Rachele, less than one month ago.

The funeral will be held on Monday 5 October in Lonato del Garda (Brescia), starting from the mortuary of via Sorattino at 10,45.

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
3 October 2015

 

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CRG TO THE FORE IN THE INTERNATIONAL CIK-FIA
The final International CIK-FIA race held in La Conca in occasion of the KF and KF Junior World Championship has seen CRG among the most competitive teams. CRG's balance of the season is excellent with the highlight of the victory in the KZ World Championship.

The International CIK-FIA season reached its conclusion with the KF and KF Junior World Championship held in the South of Italy, at the International Circuit La Conca of Muro Leccese, event that followed the recent world race for KZ and KZ2 held in Le Mans.

CRG works team has been among the most competitive teams also in this occasion, as its drivers have been protagonists of the event until the final stages, where only a series of unlucky episodes prevented the Italian squad to get another prestigious result.

HILTBRAND AND TIENE CONFIRMED TO BE AMONG THE QUICKEST IN KF

Only the lunge in the final went missing in La Conca, as especially Pedro Hiltbrand had to settle for the seventh place in the Final after always being very quick, starting from the third time posted in his qualifying session and a series of good results in the heats. Felice Tiene has also always been among the quickest, but then had to give up in the Prefinal due to an unlucky puncture to the rear left tyre. Started from the back of the grid, the Italian managed to complete a comeback race in the Final, but could not go beyond the 16th place.

The British driver Archie Tillett obtained a honourable 18th place, defending his position in a very tight final, while things went all wrong for Davide Forè, who had to leave the competition early for manually putting his nose cone back in place after a contact in one heat held on Sunday morning. This naiveness was paid by the four times World Champion with the exclusion.

The Japanese Tougo Suganami, who has experience in Asian Championships and the British Harry Webb, who had a lot of success in Rotax competitions, have also competed in KF wearing CRG colors, but despite being very competitive in several circumstances, they could not qualify for the Final stages due to some incidents they have been involved in.

The Dutch Martijn Van Leeuwen of team CRG Keijzer Racing has put in several good performances and ended the KF Final in eighth place, after being a great fourth after the heats.

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VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE IN KF JUNIOR FOR QUINN AND MUIZZUDDIN

In KF Junior, the young British driver Alex Quinn continued his positive momentum being once again very competitive, as did the Malaysian Bin Abdul Jafar Muizzuddin assisted by Gamoto Racing. The two CRG drivers managed to get access to the final stages after shining in several occasions during the weekend, but despite getting through their Prefinal, they have been involved in two incidents in the Final: Quinn early on, while Muizzuddin towards the end.

The young Dutch driver Max Tubben of CRG Holland could take part in the Prefinal, but he did not manage to concretize his qualification to the Final.

CRG WINNING THE CIK-FIA MOST PRESTIGIOUS TROPHY

This event archived the International CIK-FIA 2015 season, which marked the final good bye to the categories KF and KF Junior that after nine years will be replaced next year by the new OK and OK Junior.

CRG's CIK-FIA season has been again a positive one, thanks to a series of high level performances in the European KZ and KF Championships and to the victory of the most prestigious trophy: the KZ World Championship secured at the end of an unforgettable final held in Le Mans last 13 September by Jorrit Pex and the second place of Paolo De Conto.

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THE RESULTS OF THE KF&KFJ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN LA CONCA

KF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Basz (POL); 2. Lennox-Lamb (GBR); 3. Nielsen (DNK); 4. Joyner (GBR); 5. Hanley (GBR); 6. Verschoor (NLD); 7. Hiltbrand (ESP/CRG); 8. Van Leeuwen (NLD/CRG); 9. Sitnikov (RUS); 10. Travisanutto (ITA); ... 16. Tiene (ITA/CRG); ... 18. Tillett (GBR/CRG).

KF JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Sargeant (USA), 2. Novalak (FRA); 3. Collett (BRA); ... 24. Muizzuddin (MYS/CRG); ... 32. Quinn (GBR/CRG).

All results are available at cik-fia.com and cikfiachampionship.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
28 September 2015

In the pictures: 1) Felice Tiene, KF; 2) Pedro Hiltbrand and Martijn Van Leeuwen, KF; 3) CRG Racing Team. Ph. CRG Press

 

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BITTER KF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR CRG IN LA CONCA
Hiltbrand ended seventh in KF ahead of Van Leeuwen, Tiene 16th. Quinn and Muizzuddin stopped by incidents in KF Junior.

The final stages of the last appointment of the season at the International Circuit La Conca in occasion of the CIK-FIA KF and KF Junior World Championship turned out to be more difficult than expected for CRG.

After qualifying and the results and competitiveness displayed in qualifying heats of this International race, hopes were high for CRG but a series of unlucky circumstances voided the potential of the drivers of the Italian squad.

SEVENTH PLACE FOR HILTBRAND IN KF

The best result for CRG in KF was obtained by the Spanish driver Pedro Hiltbrand, who claimed a good seventh place in the Final after taking P8 in the Prefinal.

Felice Tiene has been really unlucky in the Prefinal, as he was forced to the retirement due to a rear left puncture. In the Final the Italian fought like a lion to recover from the back of the grid, but had to settle eventually for the sixteenth place.

Among the other CRG drivers partaking in the Final, the Dutch Martijn Van Leeuwen of CRG Keijzer Racing has always been among the quickest, ending eighth behind Hiltbrand, while the British driver Archie Tillett ended 18th after several positive runs.

The KF World Championship was won by the Polish driver Basz, with the British Lennox and the Dane Nielsen rounding up the podium.

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QUINN AND MUIZZUDDIN AMONG THE FINALISTS OF KF JUNIOR

Regarding CRG drivers of KF Junior that earned access to the Final, Alex Quinn has been very quick but unlucky, as he had to retire due to an incident. The Malaysian driver Bin Abdul Jafar Muizzuddin, on track with team Gamoto, was slowed down in the Final despite running a great weekend. Muizzuddin has been involved in an incident at the last lap of the Final and therefore ended in P25.

The KF Junior World Championship was won by the American Sargeant, as the French Novalat and the Brazilian Collet closed respectively in second and third position.

All results are available at cik-fia.com and cikfiachampionship.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
27 September 2015

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In the pictures: 1) Pedro Hiltbrand, KF; 2) Felice Tiene, KF; 3) Alex Quinn, KFJ. Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG TO THE FORE IN LA CONCA WITH HILTBRAND, TIENE AND VAN LEEUWEN
CRG drivers put in great qualifying heats in La Conca's KF and KF Junior World Championship.

The KF and KF Junior World Championship is underway in the south of Italy at the International Circuit of La Conca. Friday's qualifying, and mainly Saturday's heats, have highlighted the first protagonists of this final CIK-FIA international appointment of the season, which is going to be the last one for the motorizations introduced nine years ago.

CRG works team has taken the limelight as virtually all the drivers on the chassis produced by the Italian company. In KF CRG Racing Team's Pedro Hiltbrand and Felice Tiene have emerged together with the Dutch Martijn Van Leeuwen of CRG Keijzer Racing.

After putting in a stunning one-two with Jorrit Pex and Paolo De Conto at the KZ World Championship in Le Mans last 13 September, CRG will be trying to repeat itself in La Conca as the Italian outfit came very close to the grand chelem back in 2013 with Max Verstappen!

SATURDAY HEAT RESULTS

Pedro Hiltbrand has been among the most competitive drivers of this weekend in the heats held on Saturday. The Spanish driver of CRG started off with a win, a second, a third and then a fifth place. Martijn Van Leeuwen also claimed one win, then a second and a third place. Felice Tiene took two third places and a sixth. Davide Forè was a bit more to the back of the field as he paid a bit the fee for being absent from KF for three years, as the Japanese Tougo Suganami and the British Harry Webb. Good placings also for Archie Tillett. Due to a delay in the programme, heats will end Sunday morning.

Pedro Hiltbrand, KF: “I started off with a victory in the first heat, in the Prefinal of Sunday morning I will get away from the top five: it is going to be tough but will do my best to run a strong final stage. We will try to improve the balance of my chassis in the warm-up. Everything can happen in the Final, the important is to be competitive.”

Felice Tiene, KF: “After the incident in Le Mans I had some physical problems to go back to karting, but now I feel much better. The weekend has started off fairy well so far, we will play our cards. Perhaps someone is faster at the moment, but I believe that we will be more competitive in the final stages thanks to some setup tweaks.”

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STRONG COMEBACKS BY MUIZZUDDIN IN KF JUNIOR

In the strong battles of the qualifying heats, CRG driver from Malaysia Bin Abdul Jafar Muizzuddin has been quite impressive as he recovered well from an unlucky qualifying session. Following a modest 39th time in qualifying, Muizzuddin started from the middle of the grid but managed to come back strongly and took two fourth places, a fifth and a sixth, but unfortunately had to retire in the final heat of the day. Some fairly good races have also been put in by the British Alex Quinn, who also had unfortunately to retire from one heat.

THE PROGRAMME OF LA CONCA
Sunday 27 September: KF heats at local 9:00hrs; second chance race KF at 10:15hrs; Prefinals KFJ at 11:45hrs; Prefinal KF at 12:35hrs; Final KFJ at 13:15hrs; Final KF at 14:05hrs.

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

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
26 September 2015

In the pictures: 1) Pedro Hiltbrand and Martijn Van Leeuwen, KF; 2) Felice Tiene, KF.

 

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CRG HEADING TO LA CONCA FOR THE KF AND KF JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Felice Tiene is ready to repeat the result of 2012. Pedro Hiltbrand is motivated to get back the role of protagonist of the season. Davide Forè, the most victorious driver with four World Championship won and three World Cups, will be on track too.

After the spectacular success of CRG at the KZ World Championship in Le Mans, the Italian outfit and its drivers will get on track for the final world appointment of 2015: the International karting will get on stage in La Conca (Muro Leccese, Italy) next 24 to 27 September with the KF and KF Junior World Championship.

In Le Mans, the young Dutch driver Jorrit Pex awarded CRG with its 12th KZ World Title and made the Italian outfit reach 39 titles in the World Championship in direct drive categories. The hunt for the 40th world title in the history of CRG is open in La Conca!

THE PROTAGONISTS OF KF

CRG will line up Felice Tiene in La Conca. He won the 2012 KF2 World Cup (the current KF), in the stunning one-two-three in Spain at Zuera, where he topped his two team mates of the time, Max Verstappen and Jordon Lennox-Lamb.

Alongside Felice Tiene, the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand will also be on track, and will be very motivated to take the win after just missing out in the KZ2 European Championship and in the CIK-FIA KZ2 International Super Cup in Le Mans, despite being the main protagonist of both events.

The young British driver Archie Tillett, the Japanese Tougo Suganami and the other British Harry Webb, who won the 2012 edition of the World Rotax Grand Finals, the Rotax Euro Challenge Junior and the Rotax Euro Challenge Senior 2014, will also be on track with CRG.

Team CRG Keijzer Racing will take on track in KF the strong Dutch driver Martijn Van Leeuwen instead.

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THE VETERAN DAVIDE FORE’

Among the main protagonists of this race, CRG works team will also bring on track Davide Forè, the most victorious driver still in activity. He has four World Championships under his belt in FA and FSA (1998, 2000, 2004, 2006) and three World Cups in FSA (2000), Super ICC (2006) and KF1 (2008). Davide Forè, who turned 41 last July, run his first World Championship back in 1993. “I remember that I just finished with school - said Davide Forè – and a few months afterwards I run my first world championship in France at Laval in Formula A. My objective is to win again, it would be great to add another CIK-FIA cup to my showcase. This year I am also in the hunt for the victory of the KZ2 German Championship that will end in Kerpen next 4 October. We will see, I will give it my best shot... What I have achieved in more than 20 years has been really gratifying, but I love so much what I am doing that I never get fed up. I will continue to race to win until my body, CRG and its President Tinini will allow me to.”

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CRG YOUNGSTERS IN KF JUNIOR

CRG will be represented in KF Junior by the young and quick British driver Alex Quinn who will get on track with the works team in his second world championship after the great race of Essay last year, while Team Gamoto will lineup the Malaysian driver Bin Abdul Jafar Muizzuddin, CRG Keijzer Racing the Romanian Nicholas Pascu, and CRG Holland the Dutch Max Tubben.

THE PROGRAMME OF LA CONCA
Thursday 24 September: Free practice.
Friday 25 September: qualifying from local 16:50hrs.
Saturday 26 September: qualifying heats from 9:55hrs.
Sunday 27 September: Prefinals KFJ at 11:00hrs; Prefinal KF at 11:50hrs; Final KFJ at 13:15hrs; Final KF at 14:05hrs.

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
23 September 2015

In the pictures: Felice Tiene and Pedro Hiltbrand, KF (Ph. Cunaphoto); 2) Davide Forè (Ph. CRG Press); 3) Alex Quinn, KFJ (Ph. Cunaphoto).

 

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THE GREAT RESULT OF CRG AT THE 2015 KZ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
CRG secured the 12th world title in the shifter categories and the 39th inclusive in direct drive at Le Mans. The Italian outfit is now hunting the 40th world title next 27 September in La Conca's KF World Championship.

CRG reached level 12 CIK-FIA world titles won with the KZ World Championship held in Le Mans. In total the Italian outfit won 39 titles in the direct drive categories, improving further the prestigious prize list that started back in 1984 with Gabriele Tarquini in Sweden at Axamo and that, ahead of Le Mans, previously stopped to 2013 with Max Verstappen winning in France at Varennes.

JORRIT PEX, THE NEW KZ WORLD CHAMPION

In 2015 CRG chassis has been taken to the victory of the KZ World Championship by Jorrit Pex, the 22 years old Dutch from Roermond, expert in marketing and communication, Jos Verstappen and CRG President Giancarlo Tinini's pupil, who competed in Le Mans with his own team Pex Racing as did his younger brother Stan who raced in KZ2.

Jorrit Pex has a victory in the Grand Final Rotax Junior Max in 2006, a European KZ1 Championship in 2012m four German KZ2 titles in a row from 2011 to 2014 – in 2011 with CRG Maxter and in the other three editions on CRG-Tm in his showcase, while he is all set to get the fifth title in a row in edition 2015 of DKM!

This title of World Champion did not come by chance, despite the appointment of Le Mans was in one round only, and was at times spoiled by rain and therefore everything could have happened. Pex just missed this important win: “Most of my life is great fun – said Pex before winning the world title – and we are all (meaning my whole family) committed to get the success in KZ1”. Well, now Jorrit obtained that success once again on CRG-Tm and we are sure that this is not bound to be a one spot, this is certainly the first World Championship and some others will come.

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PAOLO DE CONTO, VICE-CHAMPION WITH HONOUR

Another driver also deserved the KZ world title in Le Mans: Paolo De Conto on CRG-Maxter, but the Italian paid the price of the melee that took place at the last lap after leading the race from lap 3 to the 21st of the 22 scheduled loops. Despite the Champagne on the podium, De Conto still has a bitter mouth. Being Vice-World Champion 2015 will give him further motivation for the coming season though.

“Obviously, from a personal level I am disappointed on how things ended – said Paolo De Conto – as I believe I ran a perfect race. At the start I got the second place, then the lead and pulled away. Then they closed in, I am sorry, my mistake. The consolation prize is the success for CRG, a one-two at the World Championship is a great result!”

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CRG HUNTING WORLD TITLE NUMBER 40!

The world titles secured by CRG so far are 39, as alongside the 12 world titles won in the shifter categories, KZ, KZ2 and Formula C, the Italian outfit also won 27 world titles in the direct drive categories. Next 27 September the circuit of La Conca (Italy) will stage the KF World Championship where Felice Tiene, also protagonist at Le Mans in KZ2 until the incident in the final heat on Saturday that put the word end to his French exit due to the consequences of that unlucky racing episode, will compete on CRG-Maxter.

“After the incident on Saturday at Le Mans, I tried to run the warm-up on Sunday morning – stated Felice Tiene during preparation testing ahead of La Conca – but the pain to my left arm, back and right leg was too much. I could have not run the Prefinal and in case the Final. Luckily I did not break anything but the pain was just too intense. I am better now, I hope I can counter-charge in La Conca and win the KF World Championship”.

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CRG 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 SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
16 September 2015

In the pictures: 1) Jorrit Pex and Paolo De Conto on the podium of Le Mans; 2) Jorrit Pex celebrated by CRG. Ph. CRG Press; 3) Felice Tiene in La Conca at the testing ahead of the KF World Championship. Ph Cunaphoto; 4) The start of the Final of the KZ World Championship in Le Mans Ph. CRG Press.

 
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