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Sarno will house the KZ World Championship and the International Super Cup KZ2 next 12 October, in a world race that CRG has won many times. The first title dates back to Tarquini's success in 1984 and the last was secured by Verstappen in 2013.

The final round of the 2014 CIK-FIA World Championships season will involve the KZ World Championship and the KZ2 International Super Cup to be held next 12 October in Sarno. Among the main protagonists, CRG has always been a leader in this category taking on track a lot of champions, starting from Gabriele Tarquini back in 1984 to Max Verstappen in 2013.

CRG historically got a lot of success winning 11 titles including World Championships, World Cups with shifter karts in the categories Formula C, Super ICC, KZ1 and KZ2, plus 25 titles won with direct drive karts, setting the absolute record of 36 titles since 1984.

CRG WINS WITH SHIFTER KARTS

The long series of CRG titles in World Championships with shifter karts started in 1984 with Gabriele Tarquini in Formula C on Kalì-Kart/Balen/Dunlop. The Italian driver claimed the first win for CRG on September 9th at the track of Axamo in Sweden, in the very same year that CRG and Jorn Haase won the world title with direct drive karts at the Formula K World Championship held in Liedolsheim (Germany), this time on Kalì-Kart/Komet/Dunlop.

The following year, Piermario Cantoni on Kalì-Kart/Balen/Dunlop, won the World Championship of Formula C in Laval, France, on September 1st 1985.

In 1989 Gianluca Giorgi awarded CRG with a nice Formula C win in Czech Republic on September 3rd in Olomouc, on Kalì-Kart powered by Kalì fitting Dunlop tires.

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CRG continued to be absolute protagonist. In 1992 the fourth world title of Formula C was brought to the team by Danilo Rossi, on CRG/Pavesi/Dunlop, on September 6th in Mariembourg (Belgium).

The following year, that is 1993, the three times world champion with other brands Alessandro Piccini, was victorious with CRG in the World Championship held at the Italian circuit of Val Vibrata, race run on September 5th on Kalì Kart/Pavesi/Dunlop.

From 2003 the title for shifter karts became World Cup but the substance did not change, the strongest drivers in the world kept challenging each other on shifter karts, that are the most performing karts and those with the highest number of fans.

In 2007 CRG started Jonathan Thonon's era in a winning CRG-Maxter couple on September 2nd at the KZ1 World Cup of Sarno.

Thonon repeated himself with another win in France in 2008 at the race held in Varennes on September 7th, again in KZ1, on CRG/Maxter/Dunlop.

Thonon won again in Sarno's World Cup of 2009 on CRG/Maxter/Dunlop, obtaining in this way the third world title in a row.

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The Belgian Champion in force at CRG secured the fourth win in the KZ1 World Championship in 2011 on September 4th at Genk (Belgium), at the end of a spectacular comeback race won at the sprint to the line by Thonon on CRG/Maxter/Dunlop.

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In 2012 Jordon Lennox-Lamb won the KZ2 World Cup in Sarno on CRG/Maxter/Vega, as CRG celebrated the 10th world title with shifter karts.

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2013 has been Max Verstappen's year. The young Dutch driver awarded CRG with the eleventh world title at the KZ World Championship on CRG/Tm/Bridgestone, on September 22nd in Varennes (France). In the occasion, Verstappen, not yet 16 years old, set a new record for being the youngest World Champion of the category.

2014 CRG TEAM IN SARNO

Edition 2014 of the World Championship is scheduled in Sarno from 9 to 12 October. CRG works team will be composed by Davide Forè, Jordon Lennox-Lamb, Felice Tiene and Jorrit Pex in KZ. The colors of the Italian firm will be defended by Fabian Federer, Pedro Hiltbrand, Sidney Gomez, Sabré Cook, Giovanni Martinez, André Reinhard and Joey Winsett in KZ2 instead.

CRG PALMARES IN KZ
CIK-FIA World Championship KZ (and similar categories)

2013: Max Verstappen (NL), KZ, CRG / TM / Bridgestone
Varennes, 22.09.13

2012: Jordon Lennox-Lamb (GB), KZ2 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Vega
Sarno, 02.09.12

2011: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Genk, 04.09.11

2009: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Sarno, 06.09.09

2008: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Varennes, 07.09.08

2007: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Sarno, 02.09.07

1993: Alessandro Piccini (I), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì-Kart / Pavesi / Dunlop
Val Vibrata, 05.09.93

1992: Danilo Rossi (I), FC 125 cc, CRG / Pavesi / Dunlop
Mariembourg, 06.09.92

1989: Gianluca Giorgi (I), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì-Kart / Kalì-Kart / Dunlop
Olomouc, 03.09.89

1985: Piermario Cantoni (I), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì-Kart / Balen / Dunlop
Laval, 01.09.85

1984: Gabriele Tarquini (I), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì Kart / Balen / Dunlop
Axamo, 09.09.84

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
2 October 2014

In the pictures: Gabriele Tarquini, 1984; 2) Danilo Rossi, 1992; 3) Jonathan Thonon, 2011; 4) Jordon Lennox-Lamb, 2012; 5) Max Verstappen, 2013.

 

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CRG works team and a big number of privateers will challenge each other in the KZ World Championship and in the International Super Cup KZ2 to be held in Sarno next 12 October. The works team will also field the American driver Sabré Cook, who will be at her debut in a CIK-FIA World Championship.

CRG works team will line up a great team in Sarno for the KZ and KZ2 World Championship, with several top-drivers and some interesting new entries. All the drivers are ready to showcase the quality of CRG material that has always been on top of the two gearbox categories KZ and KZ2, that are the most performing of karting and those that excite more interest among fans.

The official CIK-FIA entry list features a solid number of entrants in Sarno, as 43 drivers will be fighting for the KZ World Championship and 105 for the KZ2 Super Cup, in a challenge that announces to be again top class and that this year will be housed by an exceptional stage like the International Circuit Napoli of Sarno.

CRG WORKS TEAM

Among CRG top-drivers to compete in KZ, KZ2 2012 World Cup Winner Jordon Lennox-Lamb (#5) will make it to the start after being fifth this year in the European KZ Championship. The five times World Champion in direct drive karts Davide Forè (#16) and KF2 2012 World Cup Winner Felice Tiene (#36) will also partake in the race, both on CRG-Maxter.

CRG Holland will line up Jorrit Pex (#6), on CRG-Tm, who has been European KZ1 Champion in 2012 and sixth this year in the KZ European Championship, as well as the quick Henri Kokko (#18), on CRG-Parilla.

CRG works team KZ2 line up contains 2011 KZ2 European Champion Fabian Federer (#103), who has been fourth in the classification this year. He will be joined by the Venezuelan driver Sidney Gomez (#145), by the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand (#146) and by Giovanni Martinez (#147), all on CRG-Maxter.

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SABRE’ COOK TO DEBUT IN THE KZ2 CIK-FIA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Alongside the top drivers on which CRG works team will place its bets to bring home another world success, the Italian outfit will also line up some new entries in KZ2, among which the beautiful and talented American Sabré Cook, who will make her debut in an international race of this level after several important results obtained in the US.
In Sabré Cook's showcase are the 6 wins in the Colorado's championship, two International USA TAG Junior titles, one TAG USA Iame Senior, one S2 title at the Skusa Internationals, the second place in Las Vegas' S2 and other strong results.

CRG will also take some other drivers at the debut with the works team in the KZ2 World Championship: namely, the Swiss André Reinhard and the American Joey Wimsett, both on CRG-Maxter.

THE FRESH EUROPEAN CHAMPION ANDREA DALE’ IN KZ2

A lot of privateers will also represent CRG. Among these, the new European KZ2 Champion Andrea Dalè will get on track on CRG-Maxter. Several other drivers will make it to the start at Sarno on CRG chassis and will play their chances to get the title, among which Loris Spinelli (#201 CRG-Maxter) who is one of the protagonists of the Italian Championship. The German driver Maik Siebecke (#105 CRG-Modena), the Dutch drivers Stan Pex (#122 CRG-Tm) and Symen Wiggers (#150 CRG-Tm), the Portuguese Rui Miguel Costa Carneiro (#174 CRG-Tm), the Canadian Phillip Orcic (#189 CRG-Tm), the Spaniard Oliver Enrico Prosperi (#194 CRG-Tm), the American Christian Schureman (#197 CRG-Tm), and the Italians Marco Pastacaldi (#190 CRG-Tm), Matteo Mazzucchelli (#178 CRG-Tm), Mattia Loddo (#185 CRG-Tm), Luigi Musio (#187 CRG-Tm) and Mauro Simoni (#200 CRG-Tm) will also be at the start of this important appointment.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
25 September 2014

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In the pictures: 1) Jordon Lennox Lamb (Ph. Gaboriaud); 2) Sabré Cook; 3) Felice Tiene and Fabian Federer (Ph. Gaboriaud).

 

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Felice Tiene ended 8th in KF after an unlucky Prefinal. Pedro Hiltbrand was forced to the retirement with two laps to go. Alex Quinn surprising in KF Junior with a spectacular comeback Prefinal.

Essay (France). The weekend just ended in Essay (France – Low Normandy) at the International Circuit Aunay Le Bois has been full of emotions. The venue hosted in fact the only round of the KF and KF Junior World Championship, as weather affected the finals held on Sunday. CRG drivers have been hit by some bad luck in this occasion and they could not live up to their expectations and get what was at their reach.

The two world titles have been won by the two Brits Lando Norris (KF) and Enaam Ahmed (KF Junior) in Essay, but the two CRG drivers Felice Tiene and Pedro Hitbrand could have also slided in the KF title contenders, should bad luck have not hit them.

FELICE TIENE EIGHTH IN KF

The weekend of CRG drivers started a bit steep since qualifying, exception made for Felice Tiene who was sixth, but then it got better in qualifying heats as the fourth place made the Italian driver quite hopeful ahead of the final stages.

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Unfortunately, the rain fallen on Sunday morning during the Prefinal and the wet tarmac made Tiene slip down to the 14th place. The Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand managed to get the most out of the wet tarmac instead, recovering from P18 to the 9th place in the Prefinal.

In the Final, Tiene has been hit at the start of the race, but then managed to close in with a streak of fast laps installing himself right behind the leading group. At the end, he had to settle for P8, showing anyway a crescendo of performance that was confirmed by the third fastest lap of the race. Pedro Hiltbrand placed himself close to the front runners but then lost some ground due to a technical problem to the engine and had to retire when only two laps were still to go.

Regarding the other two CRG drivers competing in KF, Dionisios Marcu could not get access to the final stages as he was P9 in the repechage race, while Sidney Gomez did not earn his pass to the final stages due to the results in the heats.

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EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE BY QUINN IN KF JUNIOR

In KF Junior, the very young Alex Quinn stunned everyone putting in a series of amazing and always positive results after finding the right setup. Following the 40th time in qualifying, he was 35th after the heats and then the young Quinn managed to complete a great recover in the wet Prefinal where he finished fourth! A technical problem in the Final, probably to the carburator, slowed down Quinn since the first lap and then made him retire from the race.

Archie Tillett did not manage to get any positions back after a series of unlucky heats and had to settle for 22nd in his Prefinal.

POST RACE QUOTES

Felice Tiene: “This time we were not at our 100%, but I had a lot more speed in the Final than in the heats, and I managed to post the third quickest lap. Unfortunately, we made a mistake with the tires pressure in the Prefinal and I had to settle for 14th. In the Final I just missed a tenth from the front runners, but starting from the 14th position I could not go beyond P8. I hope for a lot better in Sarno's KZ1 World Championship to be held next 12 October.”

Pedro Hiltbrand: “On the dry I have always been struggling a bit in this weekend, but I am happy as in the final stages I found a lot of speed. The chassis was perfect and in the Prefinal I completed a good comeback from P18 to 9th, but I was slowed down by a problem to the engine in the Final and I eventually had to retire. I am happy anyway on all the work done by the whole team.”

Euan Jeffery, team manager CRG: “We have been hit by bad luck in this weekend, especially in KF Junior, where we run a good Prefinal with Quinn but then have been penalized by a technical problem in the Final. In KF, we had good hopes even if weather conditions were difficult due to the mix of wet and dry tarmac. Felice Tiene has been hit from behind at turn two and therefore lost a lot of time, but then he managed to close in thanks to some great lap times which shows the quality of our material. Hiltbrand started well and managed to be close to the leading group, but a technical problem to the engine made him retire with two laps to go. Our two drivers have run a good Final though. Now we are focused on Sarno's KZ1 and KZ2 World Championship. We already started preparing the race and we are quite hopeful.”

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

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
21 September 2014

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

 

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Qualifying heats have taken place today in Essay ahead of the KF and KF Junior World Championship. CRG has been under the spotlight in KF with Tiene, but a strong performance, though a bit unlucky, was also put in by Marcu. Good performance for all the other CRG drivers too.

Essay (France). The International Circuit Aunay Le Bois in Normandyis is currently housing the World Championship for categories KF and KF Junior, campaigns that today got to their heart with qualifying heats. KF has seen 72 drivers on track, while 89 pilots have been competing in KF Junior. Qualifying heats of Saturday 20 September gave the first verdicts, highlighting the protagonists of this weekend, run so far on a pleasant sun with a summer temperature after a not so promising early morning full of fog and threatening rain.

CRG works team obtained so far good results with Felice Tiene, Pedro Hiltbrand, Dionisios Marcu and Sidney Gomez competing in KF, while the young Alex Quinn and Archie Tillett in KF Junior.

POSITIVE START FOR FELICE TIENE IN KF

Good overall performance for Felice Tiene, who won the KF2 World Cup in an historic all-CRG one-two-three in Zuera back in 2012, as Max Verstappen was second and Jordon Lennox-Lamb third.

Tiene has been among the protagonists in Essay even if he had to concede some positions in a couple of heats, while trying to get to the best setup that he eventually managed to find in the last heats of the day when he got two second places.

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Very positive day also for the Romanian Dionisios Marcu, who has displayed good competitiveness. He only had an hiccup with an incident at the start of one heat which penalized his final classification though.

Good result also for Pedro Hiltbrand, who has always been close to the leading group, while Sidney Gomez experienced some difficulties.

QUINN AND TILLETT CHARGING IN KF JUNIOR

Alex Quinn and Archie Tillett have had a positive day too. The latter is growing sportively but also physically: he is in fact racing on a kart stripped from all its graphics to save one kilogram of total weight!

RESULTS
Qualifying Heats
KF Felice Tiene - P.4
KF Pedro Hiltbrand - P. 18
KF Dionisios Marcu - P.38
KF Sidney Gomez – P.64
KFJ Alex Quinn – P.35
KFJ Archie Tillett - P.58

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PROGRAMME (GMT+2):
Sunday 21 September: Prefinals KFJ from 11.10 and Prefinals KF from 12.00. Final KFJ at 14.45 and Final KF at 15.35.

Live streaming and all results will be available at www.cikfia.com and www.cikfiachampionship.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
20 September 2014

In the pictures: 1) Felice Tiene, KF; 2) Dionisios Marcu, KF; 3) Archie Tillett, KFJ (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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The World Championship KF and KF Junior is underway at the International Circuit Aunay Les Bois of Essay. Felice Tiene put in a very good performance in KF qualifying, as Hiltbrand and Marcu. Quinn kept his growing momentum in KF Junior.

Essay (France). Sun and warm temperatures blessed the Lower Normandy's region during the first official day of the CIK-FIA World Championship KF and KF Junior, event that is underway at the International Circuit Aunay Les Bois of Essay. Qualifying and the first heats have taken place today ahead of the final stages that will bring the event to its heart on Sunday 21 September.

GREAT START FOR FELICE TIENE IN KF

Felice Tiene is waving CRG works team flag high, as he set the second time in his qualifying group (sixth absolute), being only two tenths slower than the poleman Nicklas Nielsen. The Italian driver will therefore start qualifying heats from P3. This is not a bad start at all for Tiene, who has already won the World Cup in 2012 in Zuera, especially considering that he usually keeps improving the setup of his kart throughout the weekend. In this occasion, Felice Tiene already found the right setup settings for his CRG chassis. The only question mark is due to rain: let us hope that the foreseen rain for Saturday and Sunday is not going to ruin everything.

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Good start also for Dionisios Marcu, who was ninth of his group, while the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand was 14th and the Venezuelan Sidney Gomez was 22nd.

ALEX QUINN TO THE FORE IN KF JUNIOR

The very young British driver Alex Quinn, at his second experience in in KF Junior on CRG with TM engines by Gianfranco Galiffa, is exciting a lot of interest. In qualifying, Quinn posted in fact the 16th time of his group, being only slightly more than 4 tenths from the pole, while the other CRG's youngster Archie Tillett, was 20th of his group at a bit more than 6 tenths to the pole sitter. The quickest time was set by the Brit Enaam Ahmed.

PROGRAMME (GMT+2):
Saturday 20 September: qualifying heats from 10.10.
Sunday 21 September: Prefinals KFJ from 11.10 and Prefinals KF from 12.00. Final KFJ at 14.45 and Final KF at 15.35.

Live streaming and all results will be available at www.cikfia.com and www.cikfiachampionship.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
19 September 2014

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

 

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CRG will celebrate the 30th anniversary in World Championships at the forthcoming CIK-FIA World Championship to be held in Essay (France) next September 21st. The team's prize list features 36 World Championships won since 1984 with direct drive karts as well as with shifters.

The CIK-FIA KF World Championship will take place next 21 September 2014 in Essay (France) and this date will represent for CRG the 30th year of an history full of success since its first participation in a World Championship with direct drive karts that was won by the Danish driver Jorn Haase in Formula K on CRG-Kalì Kart/Komet/Dunlop. That race was held in Germany, at Liedolsheim on 16 September 1984.

CRG, 36 WORLD TITLES WON

Since then, it has been a history full of success that made CRG the brand that is today: a world reference point in karting. Regarding CIK-FIA World Championships and World Cups won with direct drive karts, CRG's palmares contains 25 titles secured from 1984 to 2013, as the latter was won by Tom Joyner on Zanardi by Tinini Group, that is CRG.

Some 11 further World Titles came CRG's ways in shifter karting series, including World Champoinships and World Cups in Formula C, KZ1 and KZ2. This success story starts from Gabriele Tarquini's title back in 1984 and gets to nowadays with the two titles won by Jordon Lennox-Lamb in the KZ2 World Cup of 2012 and by Max Verstappen in the KZ 2013 World Championship in 2013.

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CRG'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Regarding the direct drive karts and the 25 titles won by CRG in this category, following the victory obtained by Haase, the world championships record-man, Mike Wilson (6 titles in his career), won the title in 1985 and put his name under CRG's second win on September 22 in Parma in Formula K, on CRG-Kalì Kart/Komet/Dunlop. Wilson repeated the feat for CRG twice more in Formula K, in 1988 in Laval (18 September) and in 1989 in Valence (17 September). Meanwhile, the French driver Emmanuel Collard on CRG/Rotax/Dunlop also won the World Championship in Formula Super 100 in 1988 at Laval's circuit.

In 1990, the Danish driver Jan Magnussen – who then climbed up the motorsport ladder all the way to Formula 1 – won the World Championship in Formula K in Jesolo on 16 September on CRG/Rotax/Bridgestone. The same event held in Jesolo started also Danilo Rossi's era, as the driver won the Formula A World Championship on CRG/Rotax/Dunlop.

Danilo Rossi and CRG repeated their success in 1992 in Formula K on CRG/Rotax/Dunlop at Ugento (20 September). In 1994, Alessandro Manetti won the World Championship Formula Super A on CRG/Rotax/Vega in Cordoba (Argentine) on 18 September.

Danilo Rossi won again the World Championship Formula Super A on CRG/CRG/Dunlop in 1997, in Salbris (France) on 14 September. Danilo Rossi went then again winning ways in 1999 in the World Championship Formula Super A on CRG/CRG/Dunlop in Mariembourg (Belgium) on 19 September.

Vitantonio Liuzzi – who later on competed in Formula 1 – won the 2001 World Championship in Formula Super A on CRG/Maxter/Bridgestone. That championship for the first time was run in 5 rounds (Montreal 17 June, Salbris 29 July, Sarno 26 August, Mariembourg 23 September, Kerpen 28 October).

The following year, another CRG driver that afterwards went on to race in Formula 1, the Dutch Giedo Van Der Garde on CRG/Maxter/Bridgestone won the World Championship in Formula Super A, at the end of a 5 rounds campaign (Mariembourg 2 June, Alaharma 30 June, Braga 11 August, Salbris 8 September, La Conca 27 October).

CRG won another world title, for the third time in a row, in 2003 as the New Zealand's driver Wade Grant Cunningham on CRG/Maxter/Bridgestone secure the Formula A World Championship in Sarno (Italy) on 20 October.

The French Arnaud Kozlinski won hands down the 2009 campaign of the Super KF World Championship on 8 November in Macau on CRG/Maxter/Bridgestone.

A year later, the Dutch driver Nick De Vries, won the KF2 World Championship in Zuera (Spain) for Tinini Group on Zanardi/Parilla/Bridgestone on 19 September. De Vries repeated this success in 2011 winning the KF1 World Championship with Tinini Group on Zanardi/Parilla/Bridgestone. This edition of the championship was run again in 5 rounds (Wackersdorf 12 June, Zuera 24 July, Genk 4 September, Sarno 18 September, Suzuka 13 November).

The latest KF World Championship won by CRG is dated 2013, as Tom Joyner on Zanardi/Tm/Bridgestone was victorious for Tinini Group after the two rounds of Brandon held on 1 September and in Bahrain on 23 November.

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WORLD CUPS

Some further world titles went CRG's ways from the World Cups. The circuit of Suzuka (Japan) has been the battle field for direct drive kart categories during 90s. In 1992 Danilo Rossi secured the title in Formula K on 31 May, then Alberto Pedemonte won it in the same event but in Formula A on CRG-Kalì Kart/Rotax/Dunlop. Paolo Moro on CRG-Kalì Kart/Italsistem/Vega won the Formula A World Cup on 30 May 1993. Luca Casazza won it again in Formula A on CRG/Rotax/Vega on 29 May 1994. In 1999, Vitantonio Liuzzi secured the Formula Super A World Cup on CRG/CRG/Bridgestone on 28 November.

In 2000 the Brit Lewis Hamilton – who also went all the way from CRG to Formula One – made the title his on CRG/Parilla/Bridgestone in Formula A, at Montegi's track (Japan), on 26 November.

Finally, in 2012 Felice Tiene on CRG/Bmb/Vega won the KF2 World Cup in an historic triplet for CRG in Zuera's race held on 23 September. In the occasion, Max Verstappen was second and Jordon Lennox-Lamb third.

CRG / TININI GROUP PALMARES KF
CIK-FIA World Championship KF (and similar categories)

2013: Tom Joyner (GB) (Tinini Group), KF, Zanardi / TM / Vega
Rd1 Brandon, Rd2 Bahrain

2012: Felice Tiene (I), KF2 (World Cup), CRG / Bmb / Vega
Zuera, 23.09.12

2011: Nick De Vries (NL) (Tinini Group), KF1, Zanardi / Parilla / Bridgestone
Rd1 Wackersdorf, Rd2 Zuera, Rd3 Genk, Rd4 Sarno, Rd5 Suzuka

2010: Nick De Vries (NL) (Tinini Group), KF2, Zanardi / Parilla / Dunlop
Zuera, 19.09.10

2009: Arnaud Kozlinski (F), Super KF, CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
Macau, 08.11.09

2003: Wade Grant Cunningham (NZ), Formula A, CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
Sarno, 26.10.03

2002: Giedo Van der Garde (NL), Formula Super A, CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
Rd1 Mariembourg, Rd2 Alaharma, Rd3 Braga, Rd4 Salbris, Rd5 La Conca

2001: Vitantonio Liuzzi (I), Formula Super A, CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
Rd1 Montreal, Rd2 Salbris, Rd3 Sarno, Rd4 Mariembourg, Rd5 Kerpen

2000: Lewis Hamilton (GB), Formula A (World Cup), CRG / Parilla / Bridgestone
Montegi, 26.11.00

1999: Vitantonio Liuzzi (I), Formula Super A (World Cup), CRG / CRG / Bridgestone
Suzuka, 28.11.99

1999: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula Super A, CRG / CRG / Dunlop
Mariembourg, 19.09.99

1997: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula Super A, CRG / CRG / Dunlop
Salbris, 14.09.97

1994: Luca Casazza (I), Formula A (World Cup), CRG / Rotax / Vega
Suzuka, 29.05.94

1994: Alessandro Manetti (I), Formula Super A, CRG / Rotax / Vega
Cordoba, 18.09.94

1993: Paolo Moro (I), Formula A (World Cup), CRG-Kalì / Italsistem / Vega
Suzuka, 30.05.93

1992: Alberto Pedemonte (I), Formula A (World Cup), CRG-Kalì / Rotax / Dunlop
Suzuka, 31.05.92

1992: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula K (World Cup), CRG / Rotax / Dunlop
Suzuka, 31.05.92

1992: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula K, CRG / Rotax / Dunlop
Ugento, 20.09.92

1990: Jan Magnussen (DK), Formula K, CRG / Rotax / Bridgestone
Jesolo, 16.09.90

1990: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula A, CRG / Rotax / Dunlop
Jesolo, 16.09.90

1989: Mike Wilson (GB), Formula K, CRG / Komet / Dunlop
Valence, 17.09.89

1988: Mike Wilson (GB), Formula K, CRG / Komet / Dunlop
Laval, 18.09.88

1988: Emmanuel Collard (F), F. Super 100, CRG / Rotax / Dunlop
Laval, 18.09.88

1985: Mike Wilson (GB), Formula K, CRG-Kalì / Komet / Dunlop
Parma, 22.09.85

1984: Jorn Haase (DK), Formula K, CRG-Kalì / Komet / Dunlop
Liedolsheim, 16.09.84

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
18 September 2014

In the pictures: 1) Jorn Haase, CRG-Kalì/Komet/Dunlop, Liedolsheim 16.09.84 (Ph. Paterlini); 2) Mike Wilson, CRG-Kalì/Komet/Dunlop, Parma 22.09.85 (Ph. Paterlini); 3) Felice Tiene, CRG/Bmb/Vega, Zuera, 23.09.12 (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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The appointments with World Karting are about to start. The KF & KF Junior World Championship is to open the way from 18 to 21 September in France. CRG works team to line up Tiene, Hiltbrand, Marcu and Gomez in KF, while Quinn and Tillett will defend team's colors in KF Junior.

Two CIK-FIA World Championships are scheduled for 2014: the KF & KF Junior World Championship in Essay (France), race scheduled for next 21 September, and the KZ & International Super Cup KZ2 World Championship in Sarno (Italy) next 12 October, both to be run on a single round.

CRG is ready for the challenge of the two pivotal moment that are worth a whole season with its best drivers. The main objective remains to confirm the top class competitiveness of the Italian chassis and to improve even further the heavy prize list of the team, that is one of the most prestigious in the world karting history.

The first appointment is set for 18 – 21 September in France, at the International Circuit of Aunay Le Bois in Essay. The track located west of Paris and north of Le Mans will be the battle field of KF & KF Junior drivers. An unforeseeable role in the French campaign will be played by weather that is announced to be variable. The outcome will be even more unpredictable, should it rain.

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KF: TIENE, HILTBRAND, MARCU AND GOMEZ ON TRACK

CRG works team will take Felice Tiene, Pedro Hiltbrand, Dionisios Marcu and Sidney Gomez on track in KF at Essay. All four drivers will have the latest updates of the CRG chassis at their disposal, as well as KVS engine assistance.

Felice Tiene will certainly be quite motivated and pushed by the desire of turning his season around, as he has been a bit unlucky so far, tough still showing an high level of competitiveness. The Italian driver secured the KF2 World Cup in 2012 and the Asian-Pacific Championship in 2009. This year, Tiene has been eighth in the KF European Championship, as he had to give up due to an incident in the last two rounds of Genk and Brandon. Tiene is a specialist of KZ and came third in the European KZ2 Championship last year, while this year he has been on the second step of the podium of Kristianstad (Sweden), where he has been entitled to race thanks to a Wild Card. Tiene ended tenth in WSK Super Master thanks to a second place in the third and final race of La Conca.

The Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand, this year seventh in the European KF Championship, is all set to run a good race, as he was close to get the podium in the most recent race of Brandon. Similarly, the Romanian driver Dionisios Marcu and the Venezuelan Sidney Gomez are certainly capable of getting good results.

KF JUNIOR: QUINN AND TILLETT

CRG flags will be waved high by two young Brits in KF Junior: Alex Quinn and Archie Tillett will in fact get on track on CRG-Tm with engines by Gianfranco Galiffa. Alex Quinn is at his second experience after the debut at the European Championship held in Brandon, while Archie Tillett is competing in his second season and has already come to the fore, showing good progress so far.

PROGRAMME (GMT+2):
Thursday 18 September: free practice.
Friday 19 September: free practice and qualifying from 15.00. First qualifying heats for KF Junior from 16.45.
Saturday 20 September: qualifying heats from 10.10.
Sunday 21 September: Prefinals KFJ from 11.10 and Prefinals KF from 12.00. Final KFJ at 14.45 and Final KF at 15.35.

Live streaming and all results will be available at www.cikfia.com and www.cikfiachampionship.com

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CRG / TININI GROUP PRIZE LIST KF
CIK-FIA World Championship KF (and similar categories)

2013: Tom Joyner (GB) (Tinini Group), KF, Zanardi / TM / Vega
Rd1 Brandon, Rd2 Bahrain

2012: Felice Tiene (I), KF (World Cup), CRG / Bmb / Vega
Zuera, 23.09.12

2011: Nick De Vries (NL) (Tinini Group), KF1, Zanardi / Parilla / Bridgestone
Rd1 Wackersdorf, Rd2 Zuera, Rd3 Genk, Rd4 Sarno, Rd5 Suzuka

2010: Nick De Vries (NL) (Tinini Group), KF2, Zanardi / Parilla / Dunlop
Zuera, 19.09.10

2009: Arnaud Kozlinski (F), Super KF, CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
Macau, 08.11.09

2003: Wade Grant Cunningham (NZ), Formula A, CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
Sarno, 26.10.03

2002: Giedo Van der Garde (NL), Formula Super A, CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
Rd1 Mariembourg, Rd2 Alaharma, Rd3 Braga, Rd4 Salbris, Rd5 La Conca

2001: Vitantonio Liuzzi (I), Formula Super A, CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
Rd1 Montreal, Rd2 Salbris, Rd3 Sarno, Rd4 Mariembourg, Rd5 Kerpen

2000: Lewis Hamilton (GB), Formula A (World Cup), CRG / Parilla / Bridgestone
Montegi, 26.11.00

1999: Vitantonio Liuzzi (I), Formula Super A (World Cup), CRG / CRG / Bridgestone
Suzuka, 28.11.99

1999: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula Super A, CRG / CRG / Dunlop
Mariembourg, 19.09.99

1997: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula Super A, CRG / CRG / Dunlop
Salbris, 14.09.97

1994: Luca Casazza (I), Formula A (World Cup), CRG / Rotax / Vega
Suzuka, 29.05.94

1994: Alessandro Manetti (I), Formula Super A, CRG / Rotax / Vega
Cordoba, 18.09.94

1993: Paolo Moro (I), Formula A (World Cup), CRG-Kalì / Italsistem / Vega
Suzuka, 30.05.93

1992: Alberto Pedemonte (I), Formula A (World Cup), CRG-Kalì / Rotax / Dunlop
Suzuka, 31.05.92

1992: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula K (World Cup), CRG / Rotax / Dunlop
Suzuka, 31.05.92

1992: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula K, CRG / Rotax / Dunlop
Ugento, 20.09.92

1990: Jan Magnussen (DK), Formula K, CRG / Rotax / Bridgestone
Jesolo, 16.09.90

1990: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula A, CRG / Rotax / Dunlop
Jesolo, 16.09.90

1989: Mike Wilson (GB), Formula K, CRG / Komet / Dunlop
Valence, 17.09.89

1988: Mike Wilson (GB), Formula K, CRG / Komet / Dunlop
Laval, 18.09.88

1988: Emmanuel Collard (F), F. Super 100, CRG / Rotax / Dunlop
Laval, 18.09.88

1985: Mike Wilson (GB), Formula K, CRG-Kalì / Komet / Dunlop
Parma, 22.09.85

1984: Joern Haase (DK), Formula K, CRG-Kalì / Komet / Dunlop
Liedolsheim, 16.09.84

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
16 September 2014

In the pictures:
1) Felice Tiene, KF (Ph. Cunaphoto.it); 2. Felice Tiene, KF (Ph. Gaboriaud); 3) Pedro Hiltbrand, KF (Ph. Gaboriaud).

 

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Leonardo Marseglia takes the win in the national final of Rok Cup Italy in 60 Mini at the International Circuit of Siena.

CRG, Gamoto Racing and the young Leonardo Marseglia took a good result in the national final of Rok Cup Italy in 60 Mini at the lnternational Circuit of Siena. This stunning win highlighted the quality of CRG chassis and awarded the talent of the young driver from Puglia together with the technical skills of the team led by Gatto.

GREAT SUCCESS FOR MARSEGLIA

It has been a stunning success by Leonardo Marseglia in Siena, as the Italian driver dominated the Final of Rok Cup Italy 60 Mini leading the rest of the pack by more than 3 seconds. This result came after winning the Prefinal and setting the third time in qualifying. Marseglia proceeded Giuseppe Fusco (his result was transparent to the championship result) and Skeed in the Final, in what was a national sprint to the line that he won ahead of the usual rivals in the WSK and in the Italian ACI CSAI Karting Championships, which adds further value to the obtained result.

Team Gamoto celebrated in this way the third win in a row of the Rok Cup Italy, after the two wins in as many proceeding editions put in by the Malaysian driver Muizzuddin Mussyaffa Abdul, who was transparent to the title fight. Leonardo Marseglia qualified for this year's edition after taking part in the Rok Cup North Area.

This victory earned Leonardo Marseglia access to the important International Final Rok Cup 2014, race to be held in Lonato next 25 October.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
15 September 2014

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In the pictures:
1) Leonardo Marseglia winning the Rok Cup Italy; 2) Leonardo Marseglia on the top step of the podium. (Ph. Angiolella)

 

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A victory in Kerpen's race-1 and a second place in race-2 gave Jorrit Pex the classification lead equal on points with Dreezen in the fourth round of the DKM. Davide Forè also on the podium in race-1, in third, but then he had to retire in race-2 due to an incident.

A good leap forward in the Deutsche Kart Meisterschaft in KZ2 for the Dutch driver in force at CRG Holland, Jorrit Pex, who put in a splendid double result in Kerpen (Germany): victory in race-1 and second place in race-2, scores that project him on top of the classification ahead of the final round of the season scheduled in Genk.

Jorrit Pex managed to clinch a spectacular victory in race-1 after a brilliant recovery in the heats where he also scored a win and a second place, following the ninth place in qualifying, thanks also to a very performing CRG chassis pushed by a Tm engine unit. Pex got a great P2 in the second race which made him leap on top of the championship at 107 points, equaling the total score of Rick Dreezen, who also is racing for CRG Holland, but on Zanardi. The latter only harvested a retirement and a seventh place in the two races held in Kerpen.

The last race of the DKM season, to be run in Belgium at Genk next 5 October, will therefore be the title decider. Jorrit Pex won the most recent three editions of the championship with CRG in 2011, 2012 and 2013, which is a record that he holds together with the very same Rick Dreezen, who won the title three times in 2007, 2008 and 2009 when racing on CRG-Maxter.

Davide Forè, obtained a good result in Kerpen also on CRG-Tm. He was in fact third in race-1 after a good comeback race started from P7, but then had to retire in race-2 due to a contact with Norris, when he was trying an overtaking move on the Irish driver.

Bad luck for Fabian Federer, on CRG-Maxter, instead. He was fourth at the end of heats and all set to run a good final stage, but was forced to an early retirement in race-1 due to an incident at the first corner. Federer gained several positions in race-2 where he eventually ended 17th. Same fate also for the Japanese driver Fuma Horio, on CRG-Maxter, who has been involved in an incident at the first corner of race-1. Horio later on ended 23rd in the second race.

Among the other CRG drivers, good fifth and fourth place for the Dutch driver Finn Kooijman (CRG-Tm).

The championship will resume next 5 October in Genk (Belgium).

DKM – KZ2
Race-1: 1. Pex Jorrit (CRG-Tm); 2. Norris; 3. Forè (CRG-Tm); 4. Puhakka; 5. Kooijman (CRG-Tm); 6. Lorkowski; 7. Paauwe; 8. Specken; 9. Berndt; 10. Myszkier; ... 20. Pex Stan (CRG-Tm); ... 27. Horio (CRG-Maxter); ... 32. Federer (CRG-Maxter).

Race-2: 1. Puhakka; 2. Pex Jorrit (CRG-Tm); 3. Kremers; 4. Kooijman (CRG-Tm); 5. Specken; 6. Davies; 7. Dreezen; 8. Geurts; 9. Paawe; 10. Myszkier; ... 17. Federer (CRG-Maxter); ... 20. Pex Stan (CRG-Tm); ... 23. Horio (CRG-Maxter); ... 30. Forè (CRG-Tm).

All results are available at www.kart-dm.de/en/home/

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
14 September 2014

In the picture: Jorrit Pex, winner of Kerpen's race-1 and current classification leader in the German Championship (Ph. DKM).

 

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Loris Spinelli turned out to be the main protagonist in Ortona's KZ2 on CRG run by team Modena Kart. The Danish driver Dennis Hauger is currently second in the 60 Mini Championship and hunting for the title.

Loris Spinelli and CRG have been great protagonists of the fourth round of the Italian Karting Championship held at the International Circuit of Abruzzo in Ortona. The Team Modena Kart's driver dominated KZ2, claiming a comfortable win in the second Final after being among the front runners in the first Final too.

KZ2 DOMINATED BY SPINELLI

Thanks to a particularly performing CRG chassis, Loris Spinelli put in a bold performance in Ortona dominating the second Final. Only an unlucky episode at the last corner of race-1 that made him spin when the Modena Kart's driver was leading the race, stripped Spinelli from completing an hat trick. The first of the two finals in Ortona was therefore won by classification leader Lorenzo Camplese, who was followed by Marco Zanchetta, both on Maranello.

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Spinelli quickly reacted in the second final though, as he dominated the race from lights to flag, claiming a deserved win launching him to the sixth place of the classification. The objective of Spinelli is now ending at the best the Italian Championship in the final round to be held in Friuli next 5 October, preparing himself for the KZ2 round of Sarno valid for the CIK-FIA International Super Cup of 12 October.

The other drivers on CRG also made a good display in Ortona, as Matteo Mazzucchelli, fifth in race-2, and the other two drivers in force at Modena Kart: Riccardo Longhi and Mauro Simoni, that respectively ended in ninth and tenth place. Mattia Loddo was relegated from P5 to P10 due to a 10 seconds time penalty instead at the end of a good comeback race.

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HAUGER ON THE PODIUM IN 60 MINI

CRG drivers obtained some good results in 60 Mini too, especially with team Gamoto. The Norwegian driver Dennis Hauger secured in fact a podium in race-1 followed by a P4 in race-2. These results confirmed his the second place in the standings, keeping him well within the title fight. Leonardo Marseglia also run a good race-2 and ended fifth, right behind Hauger.

All results of the weekend are available at www.ficr.it/karting/4035

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
10 September 2014

In the pictures:
1) Loris Spinelli, KZ2; 2) KZ2 Podium; 3) Dennis Hauger and Leonardo Marseglia, 60 Mini.

 
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