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ATB TEAM BENGIO WINS THE 24 HOURS KARTING OF ITALY
CRG guaranteed high level of organization and technical assistance in the meeting that saw 30 teams racing and the victory of the Danish team ATB Bengio for only 2” on the French team DT Racing by Skof.

The 24 Hours Karting of Italy ended with an excellent balance in terms of sport and organization, the prestigious Endurance karting event organized by CRG on the Adria track with CRG Centurion karts on March 24th-25th.

The battle on the track was incredible, thanks to the value of the 30 teams (representing 10 different countries), the over 180 drivers and the quality and reliability of the CRG Karts, handled by the factory’s technical staff.

After 24 hours racing, the Danish team ATB Bengio took the victory with Colin Brown (former Karting World Champion), Ian Andersen, Andrea Tognalli, Alessandro Begnozzi, Matteo Domenico Rotta and Ramon Pineiro for only 2” on the French team DT Racing by Skof of Yohann Vaugarni, Helmy Hamrouini, Miko Bouvier and Boris Bouvier.

At only 30” from the winners, the German team Schnitzelalm Racing grabs the 3rd step of the podium with Christoph Gruebel, Timo Kieslich, Enrico Schumann, Dominik Linke e Felix Moeltgen, ahead of the fellow-countrymen team Schusta Racing by Jabertools and the Russian team Pinkman. The 1st Italian team ended in 6th place, PKI – Pordenone Kart Indoor, that lined-up also the international karting driver Lorenzo Travisanutto.

The Star Cauduro team ended in 7th place, led by another karting champion: the CRG official driver Paolo De Conto. The top ten was completed by Scatolificio Simonti in 8th place, ahead of Miout and La Vecchia Guardia. It should be pointed out the presence of 2 teams from Ecuador, that ended in 26th and 27th place, after an excellent start of the race.

The presence of 10 foreigner teams contributed in giving an international dimension to the event, that CRG and the Adria Raceway management already confirmed as a classic of Endurance Karting also for the next years.

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From the technical point of view, the CRG Centurion karts guaranteed a great balance to the teams since the qualifying practice, where the Russian team Pinkmam achieved the pole position at only 49 thousandths on PKI and the first 15 teams were all within 8 tenths.

This great balance is the fruit of the excellent work carried out by the CRG technical personnel and it was confirmed during the race with an incredible photo finish arrival. The excellent feedback on the karts, both on performance, fun and driving feelings also for less experienced drivers, are one of the strong points of the work done by CRG in this challenging agonistic sport.

But the positive balance goes beyond the technical factor and it included the high service standard for the teams, who lived an event organized as an international meeting. From this point of view, the professional structures of the Adria Raceway gave a great added value, a modern and futuristic facility for this kind of events, that provided the teams with masonry boxes, race direction with over 20 cameras on the circuit and all the comforts for such a demanding race.

The next meeting for the CRG organization will be In Italy with the Endurance Kart Cup (www.endurancekartcup.it), whilst at international level the next big event will be the 24 Hours Karting of Barcelona, on June 23rd-24th.

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The comments from the protagonists:

Colin Brown (ATB Team Bengio): “It was incredible ending a 24 Hours Karting with such an exciting duel with the French team DT Racing by Skof and crossing the finishing line only 2” ahead. The race was very tight and thrilling, with borderline strategies. The value of the teams and drivers was really high and when I started the last stint I got the adrenaline flowing, so as under the chequered flag. It was wonderful winning a race of this level and I have to congratulate our team manager Martin and all my team mates that made a fantastic race.”

Boris Bouvier (DT Racing by Skof): “It was a wonderful experience, a race beautifully organized by CRG, with high performing karts, reliable, nice to drive on one of the most amazing tracks I’ve ever seen. Our race was also incredible, we were only 4 and we made an excellent job leading the race for many hours. In all the race, we only had a little technical problem during refuelling and it’s incredible losing a race of 24 hours just for 2”. This race enhanced the level of international Endurance races and for sure we will be racing the 24H in Spain.”

Timo Kieslich (Schnitzelalm Racing): “What a race! It was amazing racing with such strong teams coming from all the world. A high level also for what concerns the organization, the CRG karts and the track facilities. Ending on the podium was great and we can’t wait to repeat this experience.”

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
March 28th, 2018

 

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CRG, GREAT WIN FOR DE CONTO IN KZ2 AT WSK IN LA CONCA
CRG secured a splendid win in KZ2 with Paolo De Conto and a double podium in OK with Pedro Hiltbrand and in OK-Junior with Gabriel Bortoleto in the second round of the WSK Super Master Series held in La Conca.

The WSK Super Master Series has run its second round of the season in La Conca, after skipping the round of Lonato due to snow. The weather in the south of Italy has indeed been different, with a pleasant springy sun that allowed all drivers to show their best.

Paolo De Conto has been the main protagonist of KZ2. In his WSK 2018 debut he claimed a spectacular win on CRG-Tm at the end of an hard-fought duel with Marco Ardigò, who was still very competitive despite being at the comeback after a long absence from racing. The reigning world champion of CRG dominated the weekend though, securing the pole position, keeping the lead after heats, winning the Prefinal and taking the victory in the Final. De Conto has climbed on top of the classification thanks to these results.

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Benjamin Tornqvist, 11th with CRG Holland and Emilien Denner, 14th on Kalì-Kart-Tm, also run two solid races in KZ2. The other CRG factory driver, Alessandro Giardelli, ended 22nd after a brilliant qualifying, while Marco Valenti was 27th.

Pedro Hiltbrand secured the third step of the podium in OK on CRG-Tm at the end of a good race. He has put in a crescendo of results over the weekend, starting from the 14th place of qualifying to the seventh after heats. Regarding the other CRG factory drivers, the Spanish Kilian Meyer was eighth and Andrea Rosso 17th. Franco Colapinto could not qualify for the Final instead, after a good qualifying stage, while Callum Bradshaw had a similar fate, as he had to retire from the Prefinal. Hiltbrand is currently eighth in the classification, Meyer is 11th.

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Another good podium was obtained in OK-Junior by Gabriel Bortoleto, who ended second. The young Brazilian has been one of the main protagonists of the junior category on his CRG-Tm. He was sixth in qualifying and fifth after the heats, claiming also a victory. Bortoleto recovered well in Prefinal, climbed up to P2, sliding in the leading group of the Final and holding the lead for a while, before ending the race in P2. Bortoleto is currently second in the classification, 36 points shy of the leader. Enzo Trulli was 17th, while Alfio Spina, just missed out on qualifying for the Final due also to a penalty.

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Complete results are available at www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
March 19th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto on the podium, KZ2; 2) Paolo De Conto, KZ2; 3) Pedro Hiltbrand, OK; 4) Gabriel Bortoleto, OK-Junior.
Ph. Cunaphoto

 

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CRG LEAVING THE MARK ON THE ANDREA MARGUTTI TROPHY
CRG got the full haul in Lonato at the 29th Andrea Margutti Trophy with Andrea Rosso in OK and Enzo Trulli, as the latter led Gabriel Bortoleto in OK-Junior. Also on the podium of KZ2, Fabian Federer (SRP) and Benjamin Tornqvist (CRG Holland).

The Andrea Margutti Trophy has seen CRG drivers as protagonists in all categories, in what has been a very wet and hard-fought 29th edition, that ended with the victory going to Andrea Rosso in OK and to the young Enzo Trulli in OK-Junior, who scored his maiden win with the Italian outfit in this way.

Andrea Rosso in OK and Enzo Trulli in OK-Junior have been the two splendid winners of their finals at the end of two very difficult races due to rain that has fallen on the circuit of Lonato for the whole day. Gabriel Bortoleto and Fabio Spina, were great protagonists of OK-Junior, while Fabian Federer and Benjamin Tonrqvist ended on the podium of KZ2.

Andrea Rosso put in a crescendo of performance in OK, winning the heats before dominating the Prefinal and Final, posting also the fastest lap of the race. This triumphant run allowed him to win his second Andrea Margutti Trophy in a row, after taking the victory in Junior last year. Asia Mondino has also run a good race ending 12th, while Franco Colapinto had to retire early on from the Final, after being ninth in the Prefinal.

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Enzo Trulli has been very strong for the whole weekend in Lonato, and managed to complete the successful overtaking move in the closing laps of the OK-Junior Final, taking the win from his team mate Gabriel Bortoleto, who had dominated qualifying and Prefinal. Fabio Spina was also among the quickest ending a good battle with his rivals in third place, but was handed a 3s time penalty due to the dropped front fairing, which relegated him to the final P5. The young Chinese driver of CRG Huang Xizheng, run a solid race ending 13th, as did the American Tyler Maxson who closed his effort in 15th place.

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An incredible fight for the top has been fought in KZ2 on a circuit soaked by the falling water. Fabian Federer and team SRP claimed a deserved second place leading CRG Holland’s Benjamin Tornqvist, while the top step of the podium went to Alessio Lorandi. Max Tubben, sixth for CRG Holland, and Alessandro Giardelli seventh for CRG Racing Team after being among the quickest of the whole weekend, have been very strong in Lonato. Emilien Denner was 22nd on Kalì-Kart, while Filippo Berto had to retire instead.

Kiano Blum and team SRP ended fourth in 60 Mini, while the Russian Dmitry Matveev of team Gamoto was seventh.

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All results are available at www.trofeomargutti.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
March 12th 2018

In the pictures: : 1) Andrea Rosso; OK; 2) Enzo Trulli, OKJ; 3) OK-Junior podium; 4) KZ2 podium.

Ph. CRG Press

 

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SEASON 2017 BY CRG IN A YEARBOOK
The CRG OFFICIAL YEARBOOK, a publication dedicated to the 2017 activities of CRG, has been presented.

A hardcover publication of more than 140 pages to describe the 2017 season of CRG, covering sporting, commercial and technical aspects.

A wide space is dedicated to the victory in the KZ World Championship, with a report and exclusive images of the race in Wackersdorf and an interview to Paolo De Conto. The whole International season has also been scrutinized with a report of all the classifications of the CIK-FIA, WSK and DKM championships supported by images, commentary and interviews to the protagonists.

CRG products have also been given a good space with some in-depth analysis on the Racing range, new CIK-FIA homologations and Rental Kart range. The most successful CRG chassis have been protagonists of detailed technical tests on track, with telemetry data analysis and drivers impressions.

Very interesting is also Giancarlo Tinini’s balance on 2017. He talked about the sporting season all-round, and recalled his memories on former Kart drivers of the likes of Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Hulkenberg on a specific section dedicated to “CRG Champions”.

This is a book not to be missed by all Kart fans. Following the great success of the House Organ published every three months online, CRG has decided to make its YEARBOOK available online, but also published a hardcopy that can be purchased online through paypal and delivered worldwide at the cover price of Euros 22,00.

You can request your copy of the book by sending an email to the commercial office (nicole@kartcrg.com)

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
February 27th 2018

In the picture: the CRG Official Yearbook 2017.

 

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CRG, TWO PODIUMS AT THE WINTER CUP WITH HILTBRAND AND FEDERER
Pedro Hiltbrand secured the third step of the podium in OK at Winter Cup, Fabian Federer alike in KZ2 with Team SRP. Paolo De Conto completed a great comeback race. Gabriel Bortoleto off in the Final, after being among the main protagonists of OK-Junior.

Weather conditions have affected the performance of CRG drivers at the 23rd edition of the Winter Cup of Lonato, but two well-deserved podiums rewarded Pedro Hiltbrand’s combative performance in OK and Fabian Federer’s race in KZ2 with Team SRP.

Cold and rain that made the tarmac tricky on Saturday and on Sunday did not help the performance of the Italian outfit’s drivers. In particular, these conditions did not help Paolo De Conto in KZ2, who managed nevertheless to recover from some contacts in the heats making good show of the competitiveness of his CRG-Tm chassis in the Final, when he recovered from last to an excellent P8, and did not help Gabriel Bortoleto either, as he slipped off at the “chicane” during OK-Junior’s lap one, when holding P4 after being among the quickest of the weekend.

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KZ2. Fabian Federer, on track with Team SRP, clinched the third step of the podium at the end of an overall good performance, finishing behind Ben Hanley and Anthony Abbasse. Paolo De Conto took three second places in the heats, but was later on involved in three incidents in the following heats and in the Super Heat, which forced him to start the Final from the last place on the starting grid. He managed anyway to complete a stunning comeback up to the eighth place. It would have been difficult to get something more. Among CRG protagonists in KZ2, good performances were put in by Jorrit Pex, who was 10th in the Final, the Swiss Jean Luyet was 16th, while Alessandro Giardelli was fourth absolute in qualifying being 0.049s shy of the pole position and ended 17th in the Final. Benjamin Tornqvist of CRG Holland was 20th, Andrea Dalè 23rd for team Nuova 3M and Stan Pex 28th. Emilien Denner (Kalì-Kart) just missed out to qualify for the Final, as happened to Michael Rosina, Marco Valenti and Filippo Berto, that could not get into the top 34 despite the good times posted in practice.

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OK. In OK, Pedro Hiltbrand managed to confirm his speed in the Final, leading his CRG-Tm to the third step of the podium, after being seventh in qualifying practice and constantly scoring good results in the heats, in a crescendo of results that reached its top with the second place in his Super Heat. Callum Bradshaw ended a very good performance within the top ten in P10, while Kilian Meyer was handed a 10s time penalty (dropped front fairing) and was pushed down to P13. Franco Colapinto ended behind in P17, but he put in a good recovery after the practice times and results of the heats. Some episodes in the heats prevented Andrea Rosso from qualifying for the Final, as happened to the two drivers from Hong Kong Royce Yu and Frederik Lee. The Final was won by Hannes Janker.

OK-JUNIOR. A good performance was expected from Gabriel Bortoleto in OK-Junior, and the Brazilian was in fact among the protagonists until the Final, when he was betrayed by the braking at the chicane of the first lap slipping wide on the tricky tarmac due to the rain fallen on Saturday. That was a real shame since Bortoleto could have scored a good result, as shown by his victory in the Super Heat. The Final was won by Paul Aron. Among the other CRG drivers, Luca Giardelli was 16th, Alfio Spina 22nd but showed sensible improvements in his debut in the category, as done by Enzo Trulli, who was 24th. Malaysia’s Adam Putera and the two Americans Tyler Maxson and Elio Giovane could not qualify for the Final in what was their first experience in a hard-fought and difficult race like the Winter Cup.

MINI ROK. The best results for CRG in Mini Rok were obtained by Hayden Lupifieri, who was ninth at the end of a good comeback race. The Russian Dmitry Matveev of Team Gamoto was 16th instead, while the other Russian Kostantin Krapin of CRG Holland ended 26th. The victory went to Andrea Kimi Antonelli.

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All results are available at www.southgardakarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
February 19th 2018

In the pictures: 1) Pedro Hiltbrand, OK; 2) Paolo De Conto, KZ2; 3) Fabian Federer, KZ2; 4) Gabriel Bortoleto, OK-Junior. Ph. CRG Press

 

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THE BRIGGS KART CHAMPIONSHIP WEBSITE IS NOW ONLINE
All information regarding the promotional entry level project by CRG and BRIGGS & STRATTON are now available on the official web page www.briggskartchampionship.com

CRG has presented the official web page of the project devised for entry level karts Kart Championship (www.briggskartchampionship.com) in early February. This is a user-friendly and complete website, an evolved software solution that will manage classifications and that will keep all drivers constantly connected with on track activities.

The heart of the website is the system managing the sporting activity that will connect registered drivers with the races they will take part in, updating the National Ranking live and defining the standings of the National title.

A big space on the web portal is also dedicated to the product with the technical specifications of the CRG FS4 pushed by the Briggs & Stratton engine. The focus section will feature all the in-depth analysis from technical and sporting regulations, to race format and authorized dealers. A very useful FAQ section will report the most frequent questions asked to CRG Customer Service and the newsletter will allow registered users to stay up-to-date with the activities of the Briggs Kart Championship world.

An important section is the registration form for drivers (mandatory to take part to the races) and the definition of a personal web page with the choice of the racing number. This section will be active from Tuesday February 20th at 14.00hrs. All content will be integrated shortly in a smartphone APP and the system will distribute the same content in all European countries. After the Italian version, the Spanish, German and English websites will go live shortly.

Web site: www.briggskartchampionship.com
E-mail: info@briggskartchampionship.com
Facebook: briggs Kart championship
Customer care: +39.030.9912604

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
February 12th, 2018

In the picture: the new Brigg Kart Championship web site.

 

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CRG’S 24 HOURS KARTING ALMOST SOLD OUT
After only a few days from the opening, there are already 20 teams registered, coming from Russia, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy and South America.

The 24 Hours of Italy is going to be probably the Endurance Karting event of the year, organized by CRG on March 24th-25th on the Adria Karting Raceway. There are all the conditions: karts, technical assistance and organization guaranteed by one of the most important manufacturers in the world, and the one of Italy’s most beautiful tracks in international karting.

After only few days from the opening, it is clear how the event is becoming a contest of international level, with teams coming from Russia, Germany, France, Czech Republic and, of course, Italy.

Over 20 teams already confirmed, out of the 36 available places, and also 2 teams coming from South America are defining their participation in these hours, who will contribute in giving a worldwide dimension to race.

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The CRG organization and the Adria Karting Raceway are working close to give top level standards to the event, which will be held with new CRG Centurion karts equipped with Honda 390cc engines, given by lottery to the teams and handled by the Italian factory’s racing division.

Moreover, the Adria track offers masonry boxes, hotel rooms above the pit lane and one of the best illumination systems.

The teams interested in participating can visit our website www.kartcrg.com and find the entry form, or contact the CRG office (info@endurancekartcup.it - +39.030.9912604)

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
February 8th 2018

In the pictures: 1) Poster “24 Hours of Italy”; 2) CRG Kart Centurion with Honda 390cc engine.

 

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CRG, HILTBRAND AND BORTOLETO PROTAGONIST OF WSK IN ADRIA
The first round of the WSK Super Master Series at the Adria Karting Raceway has welcomed Pedro Hiltbrand’s comeback to CRG, and he has been shining in OK putting in a good performance. Gabriel Bortoleto also had a solid run in OK-Junior.

CRG Racing Team had a difficult, but very fruitful, weekend during the opener of the WSK Super Master Series held this weekend at the Adria Karting Raceway. The start to this new sporting season gave several interesting indications that will guide the technical development of the material produced by the Italian outfit.

Among CRG drivers, Pedro Hiltbrand and Gabriel Bortoleto have come to the fore respectively in in OK and in OK-Junior, as their team mates, despite the latter having to fight against bad luck. Weather conditions did not help finding the right setup of the karts, as the sun came out only on Sunday after the rain and cold temperatures of the initial part of the weekend.

In OK, Pedro Hiltbrand’s comeback was much awaited and he has been among the quickest absolute since practice on CRG-Tm. He posted the quickest time of his session in qualifying, which was the second absolute. Unfortunately, Hiltbrand was pushed off track by a rival – who in turn had aquaplaned – in the first qualifying heat and this pushed the CRG driver down the ranking of qualifying. Hiltbrand was later on fourth in his Prefinal and went on clinching the sixth place in the Final. The British driver Callum Bradshaw has also been among the best on CRG-Tm. He was ninth in the final classification after recovering 10 places. The Argentine Franco Colapinto and Kilian Meyer experienced some difficulties and ended respectively in 28th and 29th place. Andrea Rosso (CRG-Parilla) had to give up due to a technical problem in the Prefinal when, he was a protagonist of the race. The OK Final went to Hannes Janker.

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Pedro Hiltbrand’s comment: “It has been a good comeback to CRG. The best time posted in my qualifying session is quite encouraging. This has not been an easy weekend tough, as I had not been racing for a while before today. I am very happy about the work we are doing at CRG and I am pretty sure the results will arrive. I am positive for the International season.”

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In OK-Junior, Gabriel Bortoleto (CRG-Tm) put in a great performance and has been among the quickest for the whole weekend. The young Brazilian of CRG ended the Final in sixth place, but with a little bit more luck on his side he could have secured the podium, as he has occupied P3 several times during the race. Luca Giardelli, Enzo Trulli, and Alfio Spina could not qualify for the Final stages, the latter due to a penalty too much in the heats. The Final was won by Kiril Smal.

The Swede Benjamin Tornqvist of CRG Holland has been the best of CRG drivers in KZ2. He crossed the line of the Final in P10. Filippo Berto run a strong race too and closed his effort in P14, after recovering 6 places, as did Alessandro Giardelli who ended 16th. Emilien Denner (Kalì-Kart) was 25th due to a penalty. The two times World Champion of CRG Paolo De Conto could not take part in the opener of the WSK Master Series in KZ2 because he was busy at a karting event in Mexico. He honoured that event at best, taking the victory. The Final in Adria was won by Alex Irlando instead.

Nicholas Pujatti was the best placed CRG driver in 60 Mini. Team CRG Gamoto’s driver was in fact seventh at the end of a hard-fought race. The victory in this class went to Martinius Stenshorme.

All results are available at www.wsk.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
February 4th 2018

In the pictures: 1) Pedro Hiltbrand, OK; 2) Pedro Hiltbrand and Peto, OK; 3) Gabriel Bortoleto, OK-Junior. Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG DRIVERS READY FOR THE WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES IN ADRIA
CRG Racing Team is starting officially its sporting programme this weekend with the opener of the WSK Super Master Series in Adria. Among the main topics, Trulli Jr.’s debut and Pedro Hiltbrand’s comeback.

After warming up the engines at reduced “ranks” last weekend with the WSK Champions Cup, International karting is all set to start its long campaign with the first of the four rounds making up the WSK Super Master Series.

The championship is starting this weekend from Adria and will then continue in Lonato, Muro Leccese and Sarno, where it will reach its conclusion on April 8th. This is going to be a prestigious and very useful test bench ahead of the CIK-FIA Championships and CRG Racing Team will contest it with almost all its works drivers. Among the team’s big names, Paolo De Conto will be the only one absent in Adria because he is in Mexico busy in an important national competition.

Reigning KZ World Champion will be back for the next rounds though. Meanwhile, the await is mounting for the debut with CRG of the young Enzo Trulli, who will compete in OK-Junior alongside team mates Alfio Andrea Spina, Luca Giardelli and Gabriel Bortoleto.

In OK all eyes will be on Pedro Hiltbrand, who is back to CRG Racing Team, with which he won virtually everything in 2016: namely, the KZ2 World Cup and European Championship and the OK World Championship. Alongside the Spanish driver, Callum Bradshaw, Killian Meyer, Andrea Rosso and Franco Colapinto will also be present in OK. CRG Racing Team’s colors in KZ2 will be defended by Alessandro Giardelli and Filippo Berto, while Emilien Denner will race on Kalì Kart.

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A lot of CRG satellite teams will take part in the WSK Super Master Series in all categories: among these, CRG Holland, M2 Racing and Team Gamoto, the latter in 60 Mini.

CRG Racing team’s ambitions for 2018 are high, but the main target of the weekend is to continue the development work done during winter, ahead of the CIK-FIA Championships, as explained by Glenn Keyaert (CRG team manager): “The competitive season starts too early for us and therefore these early races in January and February are a technical test bench and prosecution of the work done over winter, before the CIK-FIA Championships. The new drivers will have to complete the acquaintance process with our technical staff and get more familiar with working methodologies too. For this reason, the fact that WSK does not employ the same tyres used in CIK-FIA Championships in all categories is an unknown we would have preferred not to have. At this point in the season, our work is focused on technical details since we introduced a lot of new things, like the Heron chassis, that made a great debut last weekend and that will compete next to our KT2, KT4 and Road Rebel chassis. We still need to complete some tests and collect data on chassis and engine, these pieces of information will certainly be handy in the rest of the season. This year we extended our collaboration with TM to several drivers of classes OKJ and OK and we have a very tight schedule also on this front. Our ambitions are still high and we are very positive for this weekend”.

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The program of the weekend schedules qualifying and heats on Friday, an intense round of qualifying heats on Saturday and then pre-finals and Finals on Sunday. The Live timing feed will be available at www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
February 1st 2018

In the pictures: 1) CRG Racing Team, Adria, Ph. Cunaphoto; 2) Pedro Hiltbrand, Ph. Cunaphoto; 3) Jarno and Enzo Trulli, Ph. Sportinphoto.

 

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ALFIO ANDREA SPINA IN THE CRG OFFICIAL TEAM
After the excellent results in 60 Mini with the Gamoto team, the young Sicilian driver was promoted in the official team in OK Junior, where he debuted at the WSK Champions Cup in a very positive way.

CRG has always paid attention to young deserving drivers and, since several seasons, it created a young program in close collaboration with the Gamoto team, a high level and educational structure, where many drivers make their first steps in karting in the Mini class.

This path was followed by many drivers, that became CRG officials afterwards, as the Norwegian Dennis Hauger, who entered the Red Bull program. At the beginning of the 2018 season, Alfio Andrea Spina started the same path. Sicilian, born in August 2006, he’s been one of the greatest protagonists in 60 Mini in the past 2 seasons. Spina could have stayed in Mini one more year, and these were the initial programs before Christmas holidays, but after making a very positive test in OK Junior at the beginning of January, the decision was to move him in the upper category, under the direct management of the CRG Racing Team.

The 2018 will be basically an apprenticeship year, even if the CRG technical staff believes in his potential and has the ambition of achieving important results in a short time.

Spina will make a complete program at international level, taking part to the OK Junior European and World Championships and he already debuted at the WSK Champions Cup, where he proved to be very fast for all the weekend. His next race will be in Adria at the WSK Master, then Lonato for the Winter Cup. About the engines, he will use the TM provided by Machac Racing.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
January 30th, 2018

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In the pictures: Alfio Andrea Spina. Ph. Cunaphoto.

 
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