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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)

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
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).

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
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
www.kartcrg.com
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
www.kartcrg.com
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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Very positive debut in KZ2 for CRG drivers in free practice of the second round of the WSK Master Series in Castelletto. De Conto, Forè and Federer have been among the absolute quickest. Van Leeuwen shining in KF.

CRG works team got to Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia, Italy) for the weekend of the 22nd of March with great credentials ahead of the second round of the WSK Master Series. In KZ2, the CRG-Maxter pairing made by Paolo De Conto and Davide Forè posted the best times in the first free practice session while Fabian Federer has been very quick in the second one.

DE CONTO, FORE’ AND FEDERER AMONG THE QUICKEST IN KZ2

Great performance since the beginning for CRG thanks to the competitiveness of the combination chassis - engine and quick drivers of the likes of Paolo De Conto, who stopped the watches after 46”313s, and Davide Forè, who was just 25 thousands of a second short of him, behind the wheel.

In the second session, Pescador and Kozlinski managed to better their time by a few hundredths, which foreruns a good battle in Saturday's heats and Sunday's final stages. Two other CRG-Maxter drivers, namely Fabian Federer and Simo Puhakka managed to get close to the front runners in the second session as Federer posted the third time in 46”344s and Puhakka the sixth in 46”453s.

Andrea Dalè, also on CRG-Maxter, set the fifth time in the first session in 46”404s, while Fabrizio Rosati was 12th in 46”782s.

With these premises, all is set for another good challenge in this second round of the WSK Master Series, after the good round of Adria where CRG took a triple podium with Puhakka in KZ2, Van Leeuwen in KF and Hauger in 60 Mini.

VAN LEEUWEN TO THE FORE AGAIN IN KF

The Dutch driver Martijn Van Leeuwen of team CRG Kaijzer Racing was again under the spotlight with the third time of the third session in 47”111s, that was 57 thousands short of Fewtrell, while Dionisios Marcu was 13th in 47”426s. The quickest of CRG drivers in the second session was the German Hannes Janker of team TB Motorsport in 47”231s, while Pedro Hiltbrand was 7th in 47”392s. Felice Tiene still had a slow start in P11 (47”494s), but the Italian driver has certainly what it takes to put in a great comeback. The other CRG driver, Archie Tillett set the 13th time instead in 47”635s.

A great performance was also put in by the Malaysia's driver Muizzuddin Musyaffa Bin Abdul Gafar of team Gamoto in KF Junior, as he claimed P5 in 48”426s. Team Gamoto is also present in 60 Mini with several protagonists, among which the very young Dennis Hauger, who was third in Adria and already won the WSK Champions Cup and the WSK Gold Cup this year.

THE PROGRAMME
Saturday 21 March: at 10.10hrs (local) qualifying practice 60 Mini; at 10,40hrs heats.
Sunday 22 March: at 10.50hrs Prefinals; at 14.30hrs Finals.

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

The next rounds of 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
20 March 2015

In the picture: Paolo De Conto, CRG-Maxter, WSK Castelletto, KZ2 (Ph. Cunaphoto).

 

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REMEMBERING GIOVANNI

Giovanni Paterlini, the valid collaborator of CRG SpA that left us early on Sunday 22 February, distinguished himself in his profession of journalist and karting photographer on the international scene. Here is an emotional memory that some magazines reserved to Giovanni as an homage to the friend and to the role he had for a long time in karting information and communication.

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Simo Puhakka gets his first podium for CRG in KZ2, very good fifth place for Davide Forè. Paolo De Conto forced to the retirement. Martijn Van Leeuwen third in KF at the end of a good comeback race. Problems for Felice Tiene and Pedro Hiltbrand instead. Dennis Hauger and team Gamoto third in 60 Mini.

Three podiums, and three spectacular ones too. This is the reward for CRG at the Adria International Raceway's first round of the WSK Super Master, thanks to Simo Puhakka in KZ2, Martijn Van Leeuwen of team CRG Keijzer Racing in KF and Dennis Hauger of team Gamoto in 60 Mini.

GREAT PODIUM FOR SIMO PUHAKKA IN KZ2

The Finn Simo Puhakka put in a stunning performance in KZ2 on CRG-Maxter. The new CRG works driver that joined the team in 2015 unleashed himself in the Final, after the sixth place in his Prefinal. Started from the eighth spot of the grid, Puhakka managed to recoup all the way to a truly deserved podium in the Final following Ardigò and the Spaniard Pescador. In his charge to the podium, Puhakka also overtook his team mate Davide Forè (great in this event) and a combative Lennox-Lamb in the closing stages.

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The third place of Puhakka and the fifth of Forè in KZ2 have been very good results for CRG at the end of a quite difficult weekend. Paolo De Conto had to retire from the Final due to a puncture after suffering some blistering in the Prefinal. Fabrizio Rosati also experienced some problems with the tires and could not make it to the Final, while Fabian Federer could not find a place for the Final either, due to some technical problems. Andrea Dalè, also on CRG-Maxter, ended in 14th place. De Conto conceded himself the satisfaction of posting the quickest time of the Final though, which which is a good indication of the competitiveness of the chassis, engine and driver.

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VAN LEEUWEN TO THE FORE IN KF

Good news in KF came from the Dutch driver Martijn Van Leeuwen of team CRG Keijzer Racing. He lived a great weekend ended on a high after losing a lot of positions halfway through the Final and promptly getting them back ending with the third place behind the winner Basz and Nielsen. Dionisios Marcu had to stop due to a technical problem, which was a pity as the Romanian driver had produced a good weekend up to that point. Felice Tiene and Pedro Hiltbrand experienced a weekend to be forgotten, as they were hit by several problems also in the Prefinal, Tiene saw his tire unstuck from the rim, while Hiltbrand had a problem to the engine and they were both excluded from the Final. The German driver Hannes Janker of team TB Motorsport ended ninth, while Archie Tillett took an honest 18th position.

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TEAM GAMOTO ON THE PODIUM IN 60 MINI

A contact in KF Junior's Prefinal heavily penalized the Malaysian driver Muizzuddin Musyaffa Bin Abdul Gafar of team Gamoto, when he was among the front runners. Muizzuddin could not get access to the Final. Things went much better for CRG and team Gamoto with the Norwegian driver Dennis Hauger, who ended third in the Final at the end of a race that he could have won. The victory went to Michelotto from Muller. The other CRG driver in force at Gamoto, Leonardo Marseglia ended fifth in the Final after winning his Prefinal.

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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)

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

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

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In the pictures: 1) Simo Puhakka and Davide Forè, KZ2; 2) Simo Puhakka on the podium, KZ2; 3) Martijn Van Leeuwen, KF; 4) Martijn Van Leeuwen on the podium, KF; 5) Dennis Hauger, 60 Mini. Ph. CRG Press. 6) Simo Puhakka Ph. Cunaphoto.

 

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Bold performances at the WSK Master Series of Adria for CRG drivers despite the initial part of the weekend has been spoiled by an endless series of unlucky episodes. De Conto shining in KZ2, the Dutch Van Leeuwen of team CRG Keijzer Racing to the fore in KF.

The full CRG works team is present at the Adria International Raceway for the first round of the WSK Super Master Series that has about 200 top class drivers on track in the four categories KZ2, KF, KF Junior and 60 Mini.

The first two days devoted to qualifying practice and to qualifying heats made CRG colors shine, despite some particularly unlucky episodes happened mainly in KF to Felice Tiene, who experienced some technical problems to the engine and to Paolo De Conto who has been stopped by a puncture in the last heat.

DE CONTO READY TO COUNTER-CHARGE IN KZ2

The first verdicts in terms of lap times and competitiveness have been positive for the Italian outfit. CRG flag has been waved high in KZ2 by Paolo De Conto, who set the quickest time in his qualifying session on CRG-Maxter, his lap was the third quickest absolute of the 46 drivers partaking in the shifter category. Unfortunately, he had to retire from the last heat due to a puncture after leading the first part of the race. De Conto will therefore be forced to start from the 14th position.

Good competitiveness was also shown by Davide Forè (7.), Simo Puhakka (12.) and Fabian Federer (23.), even if the latter had to retire from the last heat due to a problem to the crown wheel, while Fabrizio Rosati (34.) is gaining experience in KZ2 in a very competitive series like the WSK Super Master. The reigning European Champion of KZ2, Andrea Dalè, had some setup problems and was relegated to P24 at the end of the heats instead.

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TIENE HIT BY BAD LUCK IN KF

Felice Tiene experienced a long list of inconveniences since qualifying. His counter-charge in the heats had been in vain and the Italian driver now is just left with the hope of running a problem-less Prefinal on Sunday morning. Some bad luck also affected the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand, who had to stop in his last heat due to a problem to the chain of his kart. The overall performance of the Romanian driver Dionisios Marcu was very good, while the British driver Archie Tillett was delayed a bit in some occasions.

Great results have been scored by the Dutch Martijn Van Leeuwen of team CRG Keijzer Racing instead. He was eighth absolute in qualifying and has always been among the front runners in the heats, taking the third place of the classification after the heats.

In KF Junior, the Dutch driver Bard Verkroost of team CRG Keijzer Racing and the Malaysian Muizzuddin Musyaffa Bin Abdul Gafar of team Gamoto represented CRG colors.

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CRG DRIVERS OF GAMOTO PROTAGONISTS IN 60 MINI

Leonardo Marseglia, Dennis Hauger and Souleimane Zanfari on track for team Gamoto in 60 Mini, confirmed their competitiveness in the heats after ending qualifying respectively in fourth, sixth and eighth place. Marseglia is currently second and scored a victory, Hauger is third with a victory and Zanfari is 14th.

The much awaited final stages on Sunday will start at 10,50hrs (local time) with Prefinals ahead of Finals to be held in the afternoon from 14,30hrs.

THE PROGRAMME
Sunday 8 March: Prefinals at 10.50hrs; Finals at 14,30hrs.
All results, Live Timing and Live Streaming are available at the website www.wsk.it

The calendar of the WSK Super Master Series
1) 8 March 2015 – Adria International Raceway, Adria (I)
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
7 March 2015

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In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ2; 2) Martijn Van Leeuwen, KF; 3) Pedro Hiltbrand, KF; 4) Leonardo Marseglia, 60 Mini. Ph. CRG Press

 
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