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The first round of the European KZ and KZ2 Championship started with some frowns due to the strong performance put in by KZ2. Federer has been the best of CRG drivers with Maxter engine in KZ2. Dalè followed by Puhakka in KZ.

The first of the three rounds of the European Championship for the two shifter categories started at the International Circuit Napoli of Sarno. CRG drivers have been under the spotlight at the beginning of the weekend particularly in KZ2 with the Black Wheel chassis of the Italian outfit and Maxter MX-S engine, while the path in KZ has not been as sharp as in occasion of the triumph in WSK at La Conca last week.

This European Championship has been characterized more by shadows than lights as the choice of tires used in the two categories made KZ fall from being the “queen” to the role of “little princess”, while KZ2 has been launched with performances quicker by half a second. In qualifying, a whole 21 drivers of KZ2 on LeCont tires have been quicker than the KZ colleagues fitting Bridgestone tires. This difference goes mainly down to the different compound, but it has been quite odd, and such circumstance has never happened before to such extent. Criticism has also characterized the high number of heats: 15 for KZ2 with 60 drivers as every driver had to run 5 heats. The 26 KZ drivers had to run 3 heats instead.

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GOOD SPEED FOR FEDERER AND SIEBECKE IN KZ2

No matter what, CRG has been shining in KZ2 with a one-two in qualifying on Friday, thanks to the great performance put in by a privateer, the German Maik Siebecke of team SRP Racing, and by CRG works driver Fabian Federer, former European champion in the category, as the latter has been running on the Maxter engine prepared directly by the Italian company.

The winning performance of the two drivers continued also in the heats, exception made for the last one that ended with a retirement for Federer due to the failure of the throttle cable. This was a real pity as the Italian driver had obtained three wins up to that point. Federer is currently holding a good sixth place after the heats anyway, while Siebecke holds P12. Great comeback also for the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand, who got back all the ground from P47 of qualifying to the 18th at the end of the heats. Good performances were also put in by Felice Tiene (17th after heats) when he had the chance to run clear of race contacts, as in the penultimate heat when he ended second behind the dominator of the day Luca Corberi, who won all 5 heats.

Good day also for Fabrizio Rosati, despite some penalties that made him lose several positions, while the Japanese Fuma Horio had some difficulty in keeping the bar high. Both drivers will have to run the second chance race on Sunday morning to earn their pass to the final stages.

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DALE’ AND PUHAKKA TRYING TO ATTACK IN KZ

In KZ, CRG's flag has been waved high by the exiting KZ2 European Champion Andrea Dalè, who has been the best on CRG-Maxter in P7. The recent winner of WSK Simo Puhakka put in some good performances and is currently 11th after the heats. Paolo De Conto has been slowed down by some hitches and by some race contacts and is currently 15th. Davide Forè has also had a troubled day and is provisionally 17th. KZ charts have been led so far by the reigning World Champion Marco Ardigò. Final stages are scheduled for Sunday 19 with Prefinals and Finals.

THE PROGRAMME
Sunday 19 April: Second Chance Race KZ2 from 10:00hrs; Prefinal KZ2 at 11:25hrs; Prefinal KZ 11:50hrs. Final KZ2 at 13:35hrs; Final KZ at 14:25hrs.

All results, Live Timing and Live Streaming feeds will be available at the websites cikfia.tv and cikfiachampionship.com.

THE CALENDAR OF THE EUROPEAN KZ-KZ2 CHAMPIONSHIP
19.04.2015 – SARNO (ITA) Rd.1
24.05.2015 – ZUERA (ESP) Rd.2
12.07.2015 – GENK (BEL) Rd.3

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18 April 2015

In the pictures: 1) CRG Racing Team (Ph. Cunaphoto); 2) Fabian Federer, KZ2; 3) Simo Puhakka, KZ (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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The International Circuit Napoli of Sarno is about to house the first round of the European KZ and KZ2 Championship. CRG team will get to this round with strong drivers and technical material with great potential.

CRG works team is ready to face the international CIK-FIA season that is about to start this weekend at the International Circuit Napoli of Sarno with the first round of the European Championship valid for categories KZ and KZ2. CRG will face this important event with determination to highlight the quality of its material and drivers.

Preparations ahead of the forthcoming CIK-FIA KZ season at CRG are virtually over. The recent round of the WSK Super Master Series held in La Conca is quite a clear example of this.

The performance of the brand new Black Wheel chassis driven by Simo Puhakka and Paolo De Conto, the two that dominated the scene in Muro Leccese, combined with that of the new Maxter MX-S engine unit, clearly indicated the competitiveness of CRG team in 2015, renewing the strong interest around the colors of the Italian firm.

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS IN KZ

Regarding the highest category, KZ, in Sarno CRG will give its chassis and Maxter engines to 2010 European KZ2 and 2011 European KZ1 Champion Paolo De Conto, to Davide Forè and to the recent winner of Muro Leccese Simo Puhakka. This year Andrea Dalè will also compete in KZ on CRG-Maxter, after winning the European KZ2 title last year. These four are very competitive drivers that are well determined to fight for the win.

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MOTIVATED TEAM ALSO IN KZ2

CRG lineup for KZ2 is going to be quite strong too, as the Italian firm will field 2011 European Champion Fabian Federer, Felice Tiene and Pedro Hiltbrand, who have been protagonists in KF categories, the young Fabrizio Rosati and the Japanese Fuma Horio who is at the comeback in European international races.

Some further 11 private drivers will partake in the event in KZ2 employing CRG chassis. A lot of them will be fielded by CRG Holland, like Benjamin Tornqvist, Pepijn Steeman, Chantal Van Haandel. Among the lot of the most competitive drivers on CRG also Riccardo Negro, who will be assisted by Renda.

All results, Live Timing and Live Streaming feeds will be available at cikfia.tv and cikfiachampionship.com.

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THE KZ-KZ2 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR
19.04.2015 – SARNO (ITA) Rd.1
24.05.2015 – ZUERA (ESP) Rd.2
12.07.2015 – GENK (BEL) Rd.3

CRG PALMARES KZ – KZ2
European Championships CIK-FIA KZ - KZ2 (and similar categories)

2014: Andrea DALE’ (I), KZ2 - CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
Rd1 Genk (B), 15.06.2014
Rd2 Wackersdorf (D), 13.07.2014
Rd3 Kristianstad (S), 27.07.2014

2013: Max VERSTAPPEN (NL), KZ - CRG / TM / B’stone
Rd1 Wackersdorf (D), 19.05.2013
Rd2 Genk (B), 30.06.2013

2012: Pex JORRIT (NL), KZ1 - CRG / TM / B’stone
Wackersdorf (D), 10.06.2012

2011: Fabian FEDERER (I), KZ2 - CRG / TM / Dunlop
Wackersdorf, (D), 12.06.2011

2008: Jonathan THONON (B), KZ1 - CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Rd1 Angerville (F), 04.05.2008
Rd2 Mariembourg (B), 29.06.2008

2003: Alessandro MANETTI (I), Super ICC - CRG / Pavesi / Dunlop
Rd1 Ugento (I), 25.05.2003
Rd2 Varennes (F), 27.07.2003

2001: Alessandro PICCINI (I), Formula C - CRG / TM / B’stone
Rd1 Corridonia (I), 22.04.2001
Rd2 Sosnova (CZ), 13.05.2001
Rd3 Carole-Paris (F), 01.07.2001

2000: Valerio SAPERE (I), ICC - CRG / Pavesi / Vega
Rd1 Mariembourg (B), 09.04.2000
Rd2 Val Vibrata (I), 14.05.2000
Rd3 Carole-Paris (F), 25.06.2000

1996: Alessandro PICCINI (I), Formula C - CRG / Pavesi / B’stone
Rd1 Corridonia (I), 31.03.1996
Rd2 Bydgoszcz (PL), 19.05.1996

1996: Stefan HAAK (D), ICC - CRG / TM / Dunlop
Rd1 Corridonia (I), 31.03.1996
Rd2 Bydgoszcz (PL), 19.05.1996
Rd3 Salbris (F), 01.09.1996

1993: Stefano MARCOLIN (I), ICC - Kalì-Kart / TM / Dunlop
Val Vibrata (I), 05.09.1993

1992: Stefano RODANO (I), ICC - Kalì-Kart / TM / Dunlop
Mariembourg (B), 06.09.1992

1989: Gianluca PAGLICCI (I), ICC - Kalì-Kart / Kalì / B’stone
Olomouc (CZ), 03.09.1989

1988: Vincenzo SAITTA (I), ICC - Kalì-Kart / Pavesi / Vega
Kecskemét (H), 04.09.1988

1987: Paolo PULLIERO (I), ICC - Kalì-Kart / Pavesi / B’stone
Magione (I), 30.08.1987

1986: Lamberto DI FERDINANDO (I), ICC - Kalì-Kart / Pavesi / B’stone
Pomposa (I), 31.08.1986

1985 Stefan FRIETSCH (D), Int.-B – Kalì Kart / Komet / Dunlop
Valence (F), 21.04.1985

1984: Richard FRANCHINI (I), ICC - Kalì-Kart / Pavesi / Dunlop
Axamo (S), 09.09.1984

1979: Giancarlo VANARIA (I), FC - Kalì-Kart / Rotax / B’stone
Bydgosczc (POL), 02.09.1979

1979: Jan SVANEBY (S), ICC - Kalì-Kart / Rotax / B’stone
Bydgosczc (POL), 02.09.1979

CRG SpA
Press Office
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16 April 2015

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In the pictures: 1) Simo Puhakka; 2) De Conto and Puhakka; 3) Davide Forè; 4) KZ2 Prefinal at La Conca; 5) Paolo De Conto. (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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Simo Puhakka obtained a spectacular win in KZ2 on CRG-Maxter at the third round of the WSK Super Master Series held in La Conca. Felice Tiene confirmed CRG competitiveness with a podium in KF, as Hauger was victorious in 60 Mini.

Stellar CRG in La Conca's third round of the WSK Super Master Series, race dominated by Simo Puhakka in KZ2, on CRG Black Wheel chassis pushed by Maxter MX-S by Savard. Felice Tiene on the podium in KF on CRG Gem Start chassis powered by Parilla, Dennis Hauger of Team Gamoto victorious in 60 Mini on CRG Hero and TM engine.

STUNNING VICTORY FOR PUHAKKA IN KZ2

Everyone is happy especially for Simo Puhakka, who put in an extraordinary WSK weekend with a crescendo of performance that climaxed with the victory in the Prefinal and then in the Final, thanks also to a super-chassis, the new Black Wheel and to a Maxter engine that proved to be deservedly back on top in the shifter category. This superiority has been also highlighted by Paolo De Conto's performance. The Italian has been leading free practice and heats, ended then third in the Prefinal due to a contact with Ardigò at the start and then went off at turn one in the Final due to another violent contact with Lennox.

Davide Forè has to recriminate for a heat not run in KZ2 which slowed him down for the whole second part of the event, despite the great speed he displayed also in Sunday's warm-up right before the final stages. Forè ended 12th in the Prefinal and 7th in the Final. Fabrizio Rosati had to retire at the first lap of the Final, but his weekend has been positive anyway.

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TIENE ON THE PODIUM IN KF

A solid performance has also been obtained in KF as Felice Tiene secured the podium on CRG Gem Star chassis, after being very quick throughout the weekend despite being slowed down in one heat. In his Prefinal, he gained some ground back and earned P2, while in the Final he confirmed his speed closing his effort on the third step of the podium. Pedro Hiltbrand, sixth in the Prefinal due to a 3 seconds time penalty, fought then like a lion in the Final, but a contact early on prevented him from going beyond a good final P9. The British driver Archie Tillett ended 14th instead, while the Dutch Martijn Van Leeuwen of team CRG Keijzer had to retire early on in the Final after shining since the beginning of the weekend. He ended 4th in the Prefinal.

In KF Junior, Muizzuddin Musyaffa Bin Abdul Gafar, on CRG KT2 chassis run by team Gamoto, ended 6th in his Prefinal, but had to give up his hopes to improve in the Final due to a contact. That was a pity as he had shown very good speed up to that point.

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VICTORY FOR HAUGER IN MINI

Another victory in 60 Mini was obtained by Team Gamoto's very young driver from Norway Dennis Hauger at the wheel of a CRG Hero chassis. He has led the pack for the whole weekend and ended his effort with a spectacular win earned at the sprint to the line. This victory confirmed Hauger on top of the classification when only one race is left to the end of WSK, but on his result there is still a decision of stewards pending regarding a 10 seconds penalty due to unfair driving. Team Gamoto filed an appeal and the classification is therefore sub-judice.

SUNDAY QUOTES

Simo Puhakka's happiness: “Things went great. I have to say that I had a good start and I managed to get the lead since the beginning. Our material worked like a charm, driving was so easy. We found great solutions all around, chassis and engine were great. I would like to thank the whole team and Savard for the Maxter engine they provided. The whole CRG deserved this win, we have always been competitive. Next Sunday we are gonna be in Sarno for the first round of the European Championship. And after that weekend we will face the CIK-FIA European series confident to get a good result.”

Felice Tiene: “The podium is good for the time being, but we always race for the win. There still is something to improve, especially regarding engine power. What a pity for the previous rounds of Adria and Castelletto, on these tracks we have also been very quick but a series of inconveniences did not allow us to get what we would have deserved. In this race, exception made for an unlucky heat, we obtained a truly deserved third place.”

All results are available at www.wsk.it

The next and final round of the WSK Super Master Series
26 April 2015 – Circuito Internazionale Napoli, Sarno (I)

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12 April 2015

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In the pictures: 1) CRG Team; 2) Simo Puhakka, KZ2; 3) Felice Tiene, KF; 4) Hauger 60 Mini and Puhakka KZ2 (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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Paolo De Conto and Simo Puhakka have been uncatchable on CRG-Maxter and secured the whole front row for the WSK Prefinal in La Conca. Very good runs for Tiene and Hiltbrand in KF, as for Muizzuddin in KF Junior and Hauger in 60 Mini.

Super performances for CRG drivers in La Conca's third round of the WSK Super Master Series. The crescendo of competitiveness started with the KZ2 pole position set on Friday by Paolo De Conto and then continued today with three wins in the heats of Saturday: two going De Conto's ways and one to Puhakka.

DE CONTO AND PUHAKKA SET THE PACE IN KZ2

Proof of the competitiveness of CRG drivers in KZ2 came timely in the heats, as the first two were won by Friday's pole sitter Paolo De Conto, while the third was won by Simo Puhakka, who came back all the way from the P8 of qualifying. Both drivers were at the wheel of the brand new and advanced Black Wheel chassis pushed by Maxter MX-S by Savard engine.

What a pity for Davide Forè, fifth in qualifying but forced to the retirement in the first heat due to a technical problem. Should this have not happened, we would have seen him right up there, as he managed to recover from the 16th place of the following heat to the P8 of the third heat.

To wrap it up, CRG monopolized the front row of the Sunday's Prefinal with Paolo De Conto on pole and Simo Puhakka alongside him. Davide Forè will get off from the 18th spot of the grid and Fabrizio Rosati (involved in an incident) will start from P25.

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TIENE AND HILTBRAND OK IN KF

Following a good qualifying session and a very unlucky first heat, Felice Tiene and Pedro Hiltbrand, on CRG Gem Star chassis, eventually had the chance to show their pace in KF securing respectively a third and fifth place in their second heat at the end of a great comeback race. Both Tiene and Hiltbrand will start their Prefinal from the mid part of the grid, but they should get back some more positions if they will run two inconvenience-free races. A little bit more to the back was Archie Tillett, who also put in some great comebacks from the 30th absolute time in qualifying.
The Dutch driver Martijn Van Leeuwen of team CRG Keijzer Racing, has been the quickest of the CRG lot ending fourth absolute at the end of heats.

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MUIZZUDDIN GREAT IN KF JUNIOR AND HAUGER IN MINI

Good news in KF Junior came from Muizzuddin Musyaffa Bin Abdul Gafar, on CRG KT2 chassis run by team Gamoto. The Malaysian driver has now learned how to dominate the superior category from the 60 Mini he has been competing in during the past few years, thanks also to a great chassis of the likes of the CRG KT2. Muizzuddin obtained a victory and a third place in his heats. On Sunday morning, he will be called to run another heat before running the Prefinal and the Final, but he will surely be among the protagonists.

CRG has been under the spotlight also in 60 Mini as the classification leader from Norway Dennis Hauger dominated the category on CRG Hero chassis belonging to Team Gamoto. He set in fact the pole position and kept his momentum getting two wins and a second place in the three heats.

THE PROGRAMME
Sunday 12 April: Prefinals at local 10.50hrs; Finals at 14.30hrs.

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

The other rounds of the WSK Super Master Series
3) 12 April 2015 – Circuito Internazionale La Conca, Muro (I)
4) 26 April 2015 – Circuito Internazionale Napoli, Sarno (I)

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Press Office
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11 April 2015

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In the pictures: 1) Simo Puhakka and Paolo De Conto, KZ2; 2) Felice Tiene and Martijn Van Leeuwen, KF; 3) Muizzuddin, KFJ; 4) Dennis Hauger, 60 Mini. (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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Paolo De Conto on CRG-Maxter Road Rebel claimed a spectacular pole position in KZ2 in La Conca's round of the WSK Super Master Series. Very good performance also for Davide Forè and for the other CRG drivers.

Excellent performance for CRG drivers in the third round of the WSK Super Master Series in La Conca. The pole position of KZ2 was set by Paolo De Conto, on CRG-Maxter, who made the Road Rebel chassis fly completing the quickest lap in 45”472.

FORE’ ALSO VERY QUICK

All CRG drivers displayed a great shape on Friday in the first official day, as Davide Forè has been very quick since free practice and then scored a good P5 in qualifying being 0''121s shy of team mate De Conto, while Simo Puhakka posted the eighth time with a gap to the top of 0''165s. Fabrizio Rosati set the 20th time at 0''414s and proceeded the other CRG-Maxter driver of CRG Holland Benjamin Tornqvist.

TIENE SHINING AGAIN IN KF

Felice Tiene's star has been back to shining in KF on CRG Gem Star chassis. He set in fact the fifth time of his group in 46”348s, while the quickest time of CRG drivers in the other group was set by the Dutch Martijn Van Leeuwen, in force at CRG Keijzer Racing, who obtained the fourth time in 46”162s.

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Pedro Hiltbrand posted the seventh quickest time in 46”360s. All in all things went fairly well ahead of Saturday heats then. The young Briton Archie Tillett was 16th of his group with a gap to the top of 0''736s. The pole position went to Nielsen in 45”878s.

In KF Junior, things went also very well, as the Malaysian driver Muizzuddin Musyaffa Bin Abdul Gafar, on CRG KT2 run by team Gamoto, set the fourth time of his group being two tenths shy of the pole position set by Sargeant.

In 60 Mini, the expectations for CRG colors are all on the very young drivers of Team Gamoto, led by the Norwegian who is current classification leader Dennis Hauger, on CRG-Hero. Category 60 Mini will be running qualifying and heats on Saturday.

THE PROGRAMME
Saturday 11 April: 60 Mini qualifying at local 10.10hrs; heats at 10.40hrs.
Sunday 12 April: Prefinals at 10.50hrs; Finals at 14.30hrs.

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

The next rounds of WSK Super Master Series
3) 12 April 2015 – Circuito Internazionale La Conca, Muro (I)
4) 26 April 2015 – Circuito Internazionale Napoli, Sarno (I)

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10 April 2015

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In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ2 (Ph. Cunaphoto.it); Felice Tiene, KF (Ph. CRG Press); Dennis Hauger, 60 Mini (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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CRG drivers got an overall positive result in all the categories at the first round of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge held in Salbris (France).

The French circuit of Salbris housed the first round of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge during the weekend of 5 April. CRG joined the event with its drivers partaking in all categories. This experience has been positive for the colors of the Italian outfit that obtained a podium in DD2 Master and a series of strong performances in all categories on track in this first of the four races in the calendar of the series.

DE CONTO UNLUCKY IN DD2

The biggest hopes in DD2 were on Paolo De Conto, but the Italian driver, after posting the second time in qualifying of his group on the wet and the third time in a heat, hit some troubles in the other two heats due to the slippery circuit and was forced to the retirement by a failure to the cabling of his kart. Paolo De Conto managed then to get some ground back in the Prefinal that he ended in P13 and closed his effort in the Final in seventh place. Eventually, he was pushed two positions down due to a contact with some rivals. Good race also for the German driver Luka Kamali, who managed to recover all the way up to his final P14.

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MUKHIN ON THE PODIUM IN DD2 MASTERS

The Russian Igor Mukhin managed to get the podium with a great second place in DD2 Master, as he crossed the finish line behind Kawase Tomokazu and ahead of Tamsin Germain, also on CRG.

FIFTH PLACE FOR BRAND IN SENIORS

The Britons Harry Webb and Edward Brand, and the Spaniard Mauricio van der Laan represented CRG colors in Max Seniors. Webb has been the quickest in qualifying with the 19th absolute place, before putting in some great heats that gained him the absolute P6.
Brand put in a great Prefinal as he claimed a very good P4, while Van der Laan ended 12th and Webb was relegated to the back by a contact at lap one. Brand has been again among the quickest in the Final getting the 5th place, as Van der Laan ended 15th and Webb 22nd.

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QUINN CLOSE TO THE PODIUM IN JUNIORS

The young British driver Alex Quinn, the Israelian Ido Cohen, the Germans Tim Mika Metz and Phil Dorr, the Swede David Rehme and the Spaniard Kilian Meyer represented CRG colors in Max Juniors instead. Alex Quinn has been very quick in the heats getting a good P9 after a stunning recovery from the 42nd place of qualifying, as did Ido Cohen, 14th after the 40th place of qualifying. The other CRG drivers did not manage to pass the qualifying hurdle and ended behind in the heats. Quinn ended fifth in the Final, gaining five places from Prefinal, but he could have finished on the podium. Cohen ended 19th at the end of a good recovery from the 32nd place of the Prefinal.

The next round of the Euro Challenge 2015 is scheduled for next 31 May in Italy at the Circuit 7 Laghi of Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia).

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Press Office
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08 April 2015

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In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, DD2; 2) Igor Mukhin, DD2 Masters; 3) Edward Brand, Seniors; 4) Alex Quinn, Juniors.. Ph. Timo Deck.

 

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Team Valentino Racing has presented its Italian season 2015 with LH chassis. Team's President Valerio Carofano announced the sporting programmes and the six drivers to partake in this new season.

Team Valentino Racing is about to start its season in Italy with renewed ambitions, after reaching an important agreement with Tinini Group for the employment of LH chassis and is ready to compete in national races with a strong drivers lineup.

The renewed Team Valentino Racing, born in 2011 in the province of Benevento under the guidance of President Valerio Carofano, has been presented in the past few days in the nice frame of the Castle of Limatola. Six drivers will get on track on LH chassis featuring a personalized livery.

TEAM VALENTINO RACING'S LINEUP

The very young Antonio Napolitano and Gianni Oropallo, both from Rome, will be competing in 60 Mini, Giuseppe Sparaco from Telese Terme in KF Junior, the young Valentino Carofano and Achille Marotta, the latter also from Telese Terme, and Giovanni Pulcinaro from Rimini, in KZ2.

Team Valentino Racing will have among its targets that of renewing the success of LH chassis and get prestigious results in Italian races, field where the squad already had the chance to shine in the past few years.

CRG SpA
Press Office
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07 April 2015

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In the pictures: 1) LH chassis presentation at Team Valentino Racing's event; 2) Valerio Carofano and Giancarlo Tinini; 3) The Gala evening of Team Valentino Racing.

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Davide Forè obtained a spectacular victory in KZ2 at the South Garda Karting of Lonato, on CRG run by Renda Motorsport, and added his name to the prestigious Hall of Fame of the Andrea Margutti Trophy. Another success for CRG came from Mini with Leonardo Marseglia and team Gamoto.

Stunning Davide Forè! The Italian driver of CRG bettered all rivals and got a strong victory in a Final of the 26th Andrea Margutti Trophy that has been very tight until the flag. This great result obtained at the South Garda Karting of Lonato allows the Italian to add another prestigious prize in his long career, which confirms the competitiveness of a victorious chassis of the likes of CRG's.

It has unquestionably been a great performance the one put in by Davide Forè that made the 26th edition of the Andrea Margutti Trophy, race organized by Parma Karting in the memory of the young driver Andrea Margutti passed away early in 1989, even more precious.

Davide Forè had a crescendo of results in Lonato on his CRG-Tm kart run by Renda Motorsport. He clinched the victory in the Prefinal after a lively positions exchange with Alexander Schmitz (Tony Kart-Vortex) and Massimo Dante (Maranello-Tm) and then kept his momentum in the Final after taking the lead of the race early on and keeping it all the way until the end of the 25 laps.

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CRG's success at the 26th Andrea Margutti Trophy was also rounded up by the victory of the very young Leonardo Marseglia, on CRG-Tm run by team Gamoto, who has been an excellent protagonist of 60 Mini putting in a spectacular winning performance in the Final. Marseglia turned out to be among the quickest throughout the weekend of Lonato. In fact, he set the quickest time in qualifying, took victory in the heats and was second at the sprint to the line in the Prefinal.

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DAVIDE FORE’S COMMENT

Soon after crossing the finish line, Davide Forè appeared to be very happy and emotional for this win: “This is my first victory at the Andrea Margutti Trophy, a result that was still missing from my prize list and I am happy on achieving this result with CRG. We have been quick for the whole weekend even if we knew it would have not been a walk in the park, as something was still missing to get the optimal performance. We have always believed we could get to the win on the distance, and tried to remain among the front runners since the heats, keeping an eye on Schmitz who has
been really very quick and my main rival in this occasion. I think getting the lead and managing to show my race pace with a few meters of advantage to the rest of the group has played a major role. I believe we did a great race. I needed a very important result, it is a good moment for me, as the recent races went very well. Victories never come alone though, this is why I would like to dedicate this victory to the whole CRG Group and to Renda that gave me this material, to CRG's President Giancarlo Tinini, who allowed me to take part in this race, and to the whole mechanics that helped me. Let's hope this is the beginning of a long list of victories for the whole CRG Group in this year too.”

Complete results of the weekend are available at www.trofeomargutti.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
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31 March 2015

In the pictures: 1) Davide Forè, KZ2; 2) Leonardo Marseglia, 60 Mini; 3) Leonardo Marseglia and Davide Forè on the podium (Ph. FM Press).

 

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After the splendid qualifying stages, the finals under the rain troubled a bit CRG drivers. Davide Forè has been the best in KZ2 and Pedro Hiltbrand in KF, both sixth. Victory to Dennis Hauger in Mini.

The onset of Spring in Castelletto has been an illusion of the calendar. Following a good Saturday 21 March, weather changed on Sunday and it turned to rain, wind and cold temperatures. This shuffled the cards of the second round of the WSK Super Master Series.

FORE' SHINING IN KZ2

After the highs in Friday's practice and in the heats on Saturday, when Paolo De Conto has been the best of KZ2 on CRG Road Rebel chassis pushed by a Maxter MX-S by Savard engine, together with Fabian Federer on Maxter prepared directly by the Italian outfit, Davide Forè came to the fore on Sunday after running a very good qualifying stage. In the Final, Forè managed to take a sixth place confirming in this way the competitiveness of the Road Rebel chassis and that of the Maxter MX-S engine. Forè has been proceeded at the flag by Ardigò, Abbasse, Camponeschi, Corberi and Lennox.

Simo Puhakka managed to recover up to P12 after a troubled qualifying. Fabian Federer had to settle for P18 voiding the stunning performance put in during the heats where he also took a win. Paolo De Conto had to retire due to a technical problem to the crown wheel. This was a real pity as the CRG driver had been among the absolute quickest early on in the weekend and was the best after heats with two wins. The European Champion Andrea Dalè was relegated to P18, while Fabrizio Rosati had to retire after a spin.

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HILTBRAND AMONG THE BEST OF KF

The situation did not go CRG drivers ways neither in KF after the great performance shown on Saturday's qualifying. The competitiveness of CRG Gem Star chassis has been great anyway. What went missing under the deluge was a bit of good luck on a soaking wet track. The Spanish driver Pedro Hiltbrand has been the best of the CRG lot in sixth, but he could have even closed better if he only had not been hit by behind. The Dutch driver Martijn Van Leeuwen of team CRG Keijzer found himself in the back and managed to get back up to P16, ahead of Felice Tiene, who was eventually handed a 10 seconds time penalty and relegated to the 23rd place. This result does not tell the truth on Tiene's competitiveness as he put in some spectacular comebacks in qualifying heats. Dionisios Marcu had some setup problems and ended 20th, as Archie Tillett who ended 22nd. The Final was won by Basz.

In KF Junior, the Malaysian driver Muizzuddin Musyaffa Bin Abdul Gafar of team Gamoto, on CRG KT2 chassis, did not manage to capitalize on the good things done in qualifying heats when he ended 10th. A contact at the start of the Prefinal forced him to give up preventing him to be among the finalists.

HAUGER DOMINATING 60 MINI

Sweet news for CRG colors came in 60 Mini instead, where the young Norwegian driver Dennis Hauger of team Gamoto took a splendid win leading from lights to flag on CRG Hero chassis. Thanks to this result, Hauger is currently leading the classification confirming to be an absolute protagonist also in this category after already winning the WSK Champions Cup and the WSK Golden Cup in this season. Leonardo Marseglia ended 11th after being hit from behind.

Complete results are available at www.wsk.it

The next rounds of the WSK Super Master Series
3) 12 April 2015 – Circuito Internazionale La Conca, Muro (I)
4) 26 April 2015 – Circuito Internazionale Napoli, Sarno (I)

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
22 March 2015

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In the pictures: 1) Davide Forè, KZ2; 2) Pedro Hiltbrand, KF; 3) Dennis Hauger, 60 Mini (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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De Conto and Federer to the fore in KZ2's heats of WSK Super Master in Castelletto. Solid comeback for Felice Tiene in KF, very good Van Leeuwen. Muizzuddin climbed the classification in KFJ, as Marseglia and Hauger were protagonists in 60 Mini.

CRG celebrated in the best possible way the first day of Spring in WSK Super Master's round of Castelletto that is the second race of the international series scheduled at the circuit 7 Laghi near Pavia (Italy). This has been a good day for the colors of the Italian outfit: qualifying was excellent as Saturday heats in all categories.

FRONT ROW FOR CRG IN KZ2

In KZ2 the super competitive chassis Road Rebel and the ever more performing Maxter engines have prevailed with Paolo De Conto, who took two fair and square heat victories, and with Fabian Federer, who won the third heat after finding his way through the pack following the thirteenth place in the first heat due to a problem to a tire. Davide Forè also put in a good performance even if he suffered a bit the heat of the race pulling a sixth and a fourth place. Very good day also for KZ2 European Champion Andrea Dalè, also on CRG-Maxter, who came third in the first heat and then ninth in the second one. Among CRG drivers, Simo Puhakka ended a bit more to the back as he was handed a 10 seconds time penalty in his first heat due to a contact with a rival, and later on he ended the second heat in P12. Fabrizio Rosati ended 20th and 19th instead.

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GREAT COMEBACK FOR TIENE IN KF

Good news for CRG also in KF, where the chassis Gem Star turned out to be very competitive. The 'star' tag fits quite nicely on Felice Tiene, who displayed a great shape and put in spectacular comeback races. He was sixth in the first heat recovering a stunning 11 positions, and then was fifth in the second one after a solid 12 place comeback. The Dutch driver Martijn Van Leeuwen of team CRG Keijzer has also been a very strong interpreter of this category and managed to highlight the quality of the Gem Star chassis with a second place in his first heat and a third in the second one, after a top class counter-steering following a bumping in the first lap. Good performance also for Pedro Hiltbrand, who was eighth and tenth, as for Dionisios Marcu, who was 12th and 17th. Archie Tillett was delayed a bit more in 21st and 23rd. Among the privateers, the German Hannes Janker has been great taking P7 and P9 in the two heats.

MUIZZUDDIN CLIMBING THE KF JUNIOR'S LADDER

After an initial apprenticeship, the Malaysian driver Muizzuddin Musyaffa Bin Abdul Gafar started climbing the category. Team Gamoto's driver shone in Castelletto with a third and sixth place on CRG KT2 chassis, but a P15 will force him to recoup some positions in Sunday's Prefinal

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CRG HERO PROTAGONIST IN 60 MINI

In 60 Mini, the CRG Hero chassis were brought to the fore by two of the strongest drivers of the category in force at Gamoto: Dennis Hauger took P2 and Leonardo Marseglia P3 as the two secured one win each and closed behind Moretti who secured two wins. Luca Griggs ended the heats stage in P15 and Marcos Flack in P25.

The await is now mounting ahead of the final stages scheduled for Sunday. Prefinals will start at 10,50hrs (local time), while Finals at 14,30hrs.

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

The next rounds of the WSK Super Master Series
2) 22 March 2015 – Circuito 7 Laghi, Castelletto (I)
3) 12 April 2015 – Circuito Internazionale La Conca, Muro (I)
4) 26 April 2015 – Circuito Internazionale Napoli, Sarno (I)

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
21 March 2015

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ2; 2) Felice Tiene, KF; 3) Leonardo Marseglia, 60 Mini (Ph. CRG Press).

 
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