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CRG is partner of Rotax for the Grand Finals, the worldwide event that will take place in the United States, New Orleans (Louisiana), where it will provide the chassis of the blue riband category, the DD2. The Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals is the ultimate international event that will see 288 drivers on track coming from 60 different countries.

CRG will be protagonist in the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2013, the CIK-FIA event to take place in the United States of America in Louisiana, New Orleans, that announces to be among the greatest of the already prestigious Grand Finals Rotax, the most important and widespread one-brand trophy that will celebrate this year the 30th anniversary of Rotax engines in karting.
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CRG AS ROTAX'S PARTNER IN DD2. CRG is technical partner of the event and chassis supplier for the most powerful category, the DD2 with the shift, that represents at best the competitiveness of the Italian firm.

CRG is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of karts, thanks to the constant research of new solutions and the high quality of its products, features that have always characterized the brand that won 75 CIK-FIA International titles in 35 years of business.

CRG's range of products is able to satisfy every request, even the most particular ones: from karts designed for very young drivers to competition karts, developed for drivers ranging from entry-level to professionals. CRG chassis have been chosen by drivers from all around the world and CRG distribution network is always growing, featuring at the moment 70 importers located in the five continents.

GRAND FINALS, A PLANETARY EVENT. A total of 288 drivers will be racing in the 4 categories of the event, that are the Junior, Max, DD2 Masters and DD2 reserved to drivers aged from 15. 72 drivers will be using CRG's chassis, for a total of about 60 countries represented, that is virtually the whole world. All the best drivers of Rotax national championships will partake in the event. The venue of this race will be New Orleans, more specifically the Nola Motorsports Park structure of Avondale, on the 1.531 meters long karting track. For the third year in a row the very young drivers coming from United States, Canada and Mexico will also compete in the categories Micro and Mini as part of the event.

SEVERAL TITLE CONTENDERS. Among the 72 drivers entered in DD2 on CRG chassis and the long list of title contenders, some big names shine as that of the three times Grand Final Rotax International Champion, the Canadian with British origins Ben Cooper, that is the current DD2 reigning champion, and that of the strong Canadian driver Pier-Luc Ouellette, who has been DD2 Champion in 2011. The Italian flag in the campaign will be waved by Alex Beggi, the winner of the Rotax Italy 2013 Trophy.

CRG President Giancarlo Tinini's comment at the eve of the Grand Finals Rotax follows: “The collaboration between CRG and Rotax has been quite well consolidated over the years and this is the reason why we decided to be partners in the Rotax Grand Finals also in 2013. This event celebrates the nowadays most worldwide known one-brand championship. CRG and Rotax want to carry out an idea of competition open to all the drivers around the world and, at the moment, Grand Finals is the only CIK-FIA recognized event able to represent all the five continents in what is becoming the most important race of the karting field. This year the event will be even more interesting, because after many years finally we have once again an international race with direct drive karts in USA. The choice to have all the participants competing with the same material makes the race even more winning, because all the drivers start truly on the same level and can show their driving abilities.”

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The programme of the event will start on Wednesday 13th November with free practice, qualifying heats will take place on Thursday 14th and 15th November while Prefinals and Finals will follow on Saturday 16th November.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
12 th November 2013

In the pictures:
1. CRG Rotax DD2 chassis in the new livery designed for the worldwide event Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals of New Orleans.
2. CRG Rotax DD2 chassis ready for the Grand Finals.
3. CRG technicians in New Orleans.
(Ph_Cody Schindel/CanadianKartingNews.com).

 

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The Italian driver, pipped when in sight of the finish line, ended in second place. Very good level of competitiveness of CRG's chassis with Forè protagonist in the final race of WSK. In KFJ Dionisios and Kostantinos out of the Final due to incidents. In 60 Mini Noah Watt of Gamoto Racing the best of CRG/Hero drivers.

Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia, Italy). The victory slipped off Davide Forè's hands for him to be fully satisfied at the end of a weekend always on top in the WSK Final Cup held in Castelletto di Branduzzo. The Italian driver on CRG-Tm belonging to team DTK just missed out on the win at one corner to the flag in the Final after a nice battle with Hajek to whom he stole P1 in the initial stages.

The epilogue in the Final has been quite exciting but not happy at all for Davide Forè, as the Italian driver could not fend off Hajek's attack – when already in sight of the finish line – and obtained a second place right in the slipstream of the Czech driver.

After getting just two thousands short of the pole position, Forè confirmed to be protagonist also in the qualifying heats of Castelletto where he obtained the second absolute place and then the second in the Prefinal.
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In the Final he has been leading the race on and off, exchanging his position with Hajek. During the final 7 laps Forè led the race until the final corner. He obtained anyway a truly deserved podium closing ahead of Mirko Torsellini.

CRG colors are also present in the top ten of WSK Final Cup with the Austrian Marcel Mueller, who produced a good race ended in tenth place.

The KZ2 Final held in Castelletto di Branduzzo has been a nice one, another race where CRG chassis has been under the spotlight in an international event closing the WSK season, a series where the Italian firm obtained a lot of satisfaction in this successful season with the titles obtained by Max Verstappen in Euro Series KZ1 and in WSK Master Series KZ2, on top of some rounds victories clinched by Felice Tiene in WSK Euro Series' round of Zuera in KF and by Davide Forè in Genk's KZ1.

Davide Forè's comment follows: “I have been a real... jerk! I run a great race, a very close Final as well as a fair one. I realized that I was leading by a few meters in the last lap after pushing hard in the previous ones and at the braking proceeding the right-hand hairpin I run wide as opposed to the narrow trajectory I meant to follow. Hajek got closer to me and in the double corner before the finish line I knew my rival would have attempted a move but I did not think he was so close, he put his kart in and things went fine for him. My mistake, not at that point though but in the previous hairpin. A victory given away...”

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DIONISIOS AND KOSTANTINOS STOPPED BY INCIDENTS IN KFJ

In KF Junior, CRG official colors were present for the first time on TM engines by Galiffa Kart. Marcu Dionisios and Kostantinos unfortunately did not manage to qualify for the Final due to some incidents they have been involved in during the Prefinal. Dionisios was quite disappointed as his eighteenth final place was just one position short of the qualification to the Final. Positive experience for the Greek driver Kostantinos instead, who came from 60 Mini for his debut in KFJ.

Noah Watt, fourth, has been the best among the Gamoto Racing drivers on CRG/Hero competing in 60 Mini – the very tight category reserved to the youngest drivers – while Abdul Muizzuddin was seventh, Fetisov Bogdan ninth and Nazim Azman 13th. Moreover, DR Racing's Ivan Grigorev ended 18th and Leandro Anderruti of Lindi Rancing was 19th.

WSK Final Cup, final classification KZ2:
1. Patrik Hajek (Praga-Parilla)
2. Davide Forè (CRG-Tm) 0.111
3. Mirko Torsellini (Art GP-Tm) 1.074
4. Ricardo Romkema (Energy-Tm) 1.290
5. Sauro Cesetti (Top Kart-Tm) 2.239
6. Lorenzo Camplese (Intrepid-Tm) 2.635
7. Jonathan Thonon (Praga-Parilla) 4.797
8. Alexander Schmitz (Tony-Vortex) 5.710
9. Alexandre Arrue (Praga-Parille) 7.192
10. Marcel Mueller (CRG-Modena) 8.013

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In KFJ the Final was won by Robert Shwartzman (Tony Kart-Tm), in KF the victory was clinched by Callum Ilott (Zanardi-Parilla) and in 60 Mini by Giuseppe Fusco (Lenzo-Lke).

All results are available at www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press office
www.kartcrg.com
3rd November 2013

In the pictures: 1. Davide Forè on CRG-Tm leading the Final of WSK Final Cup; 2. Davide Forè (on the left) on the podium: 3. Marcu Dionision in KF Junior; 4. Kostantinos (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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KZ2 qualifying heats confirm the winning performance of Davide Forè on CRG-Tm of Team DTK that gained a front row start for the Prefinal. Unlucky qualifying for Dionisios and Kostantinos in KF Junior. Top ten finish in 60 Mini for Gamoto Racing's Bogdan and Muizzuddin on CRG/Hero.

Front row start for Davide Forè who is a candidate to the final win. This is the first response in KZ2 at the end of the very close eve of the WSK Final Cup's closing round of the season that wants to celebrate its champions in Castelletto di Branduzzo. The Italian driver, on CRG-TM with team DTK (the team he competed with throughout the season), put in very strong performances in free practice first and qualifying heats then, which earned him a front row start in the Prefinal.
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After getting close to the pole position in qualifying at just 2 thousands from Mirko Torsellini – who is racing for Art GP in this round – Davide Forè has been absolute protagonist in the three qualifying heats with a win, a second and a third place. In other words, he has always been on top and ready to run a promising final stage that will decide the winner on Sunday. Forè's weekend will now continue with the Prefinal on Sunday morning, where he will get away from the front row together with his strongest rival, Patrik Hajek who obtained two wins and a second place, and then it will reach its conclusion in the afternoon with the Final.

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DIONISIOS AND KOSTANTINOS A BIT DELAYED IN KFJ

Quite unlucky day for the two youngsters of CRG works team competing in KF Junior: the Romanian driver Marcu Dionisios and the Greek Kostantinos at his debut in KFJ, both on CRG-Tm. Dionisios suffered some technical problems and a couple of race incidents, while Kostantinos had to skip the final heat due to a pain in the arm following an incident at the start. The two drivers will partake in the Prefinal with the objective of securing a place for the Final.

In KF Junior, Alessio Lorandi (Tony Kart-Parilla) has been the best in qualifying heats, in KF Matteo Viganò (Top Kart-Parilla) topped the charts as did Marciej Szyszko (Kosmic-Lke) in 60 Mini. The result of the heats also awards the drivers in force at team Gamoto Racing that managed to get into the top ten out of the 49 drivers competing in 60 Mini: Fetisov Bogdan is currently fourth, while Abdul Gafar Muizzuddin is seventh, both on CRG/Hero-Lke.

WSK Final Cup, classification after KZ2 qualifying heats:

1. Patrik Hajek (Praga-Parilla)
2. Davide Forè (CRG-Tm)
3. Sauro Cesetti (Top Kart-Tm)
4. Ricardo Romkema (Energy-Tm)
5. Jonathan Thonon (Praga-Parilla)
6. Marcel Mueller (CRG-Modena)
7. Alexander Schmitz (Tony-Vortex)
8. Alexander Arrue (Praga-Parille)
9. Bartosz Idzkowski
10. Nikita Pukhov (Energfy-Tm)

All results are available at www.wskarting.it

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The programme of the WSK Final Cup of Castelletto di Branduzzo follows (all times GMT+2): 10.50 Prefinals KF Junior; 11.30 Prefinal KF; 12.00 Prefinal 60 Mini; 12.30 Prefinal KZ2; 14.00 Final 60 Mini; 14.30 Final KF; 15.00 Final KFJ; 15.30 Final KZ2.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
2nd November 2013

In the pictures: 1. Davide Forè on CRG-Tm in a qualifying heat of KZ2; 2. Marcu Dionisios in KF Junior; 3. Kostantinos in KF Junior (Ph. Davide Pastanella).

 

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FORÈ VERY QUICK IN KZ2.
CRG gets to the final round of WSK Final Cup with Dionisios and Kostantinos in KF Junior on TM engines by Galiffa Kart. In KZ2 Forè has been among the main protagonists in free practice.

The final race of the year for WSK is underway in Castelletto with a quite crowded entry list. More than 170 drivers are in fact present to the only round of the WSK Final Cup, a race that will also prove useful to test some new materials ahead of the next season. CRG will line up the Romanian Marcu Dionisios in KF Junior and the Greek Kostantinos, both on Tm engine prepared by Galiffa Kart.
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In KZ2 CRG's colors will be defended by Davide Forè who will be racing with the Polish team DTK, while in 60 Mini the Gamoto Racing squad equipped with CRG/Hero chassis is going to be quite numerous as usual and it will comprise the Malaysian driver Abdul Gafar Muizzuddin – coming from the win in the recent race of the Italian Championship – as well as Noah Watt, Nazim Azman, Fetisov Bogdan and Johany Arsh.

IN KZ2 FORE’ AMONG THE PROTAGONISTS SINCE THE BEGINNING
In KZ2 Davide Forè, on CRG-Tm (team DTK) has been under the spotlight as he proved to be very quick in practice and is quite motivated to get a prestigious result in this last round of WSK.

Forè clocked very interesting lap times since free practice where he constantly topped the charts and has also been protagonist in qualifying where he just missed the pole position by just 2 thousands of a second.

“After being the quickest both of Thursday and Friday I was pretty sure I could clinch the pole position – said Davide Forè at the end of qualifying – but unfortunately I could not put in the fourth gear in the final two corners and I had to cross the finish line in third. This inconvenience penalized my final time as I could have been a couple of tenths faster. I will try to counter-charge tomorrow in the two heats to earn the best starting place for the final stages.”

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The programme of Castelletto's racing weekend will continue on Saturday 2nd November with qualifying heats, while Prefinals and Finals of all categories will take place on Sunday.

WSK Final Cup, the quickest times of qualifying in KZ2 follow:

1. Mirko Torsellini (Art GP-Tm) 46”835
2. Davide Forè (CRG-Tm) 46”837
3. Patrik Hajek (Praga-Parilla) 46”848
4. Alexander Schmitz (Tony-Vortex) 46”861
5. Marcel Mueller (CRG-Modena) 46”889
6. Sauro Cesetti (Top Kart-Tm) 46”922
7. Lorenzo Camplese (Intrepid-Tm) 46”924
8. Jonathan Thonon (Praga-Parilla) 46”934
9. Bartosz Idzkowki (CRG-Tm) 47”089
10. Ricardo Romkema (Energy-Tm) 47”137

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All results are available at www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
1 November 2013

In the pictures: 1. Davide Forè on CRG-Tm racing in Castelletto's KZ2; 2. Marcu Dionisios on CRG-Tm in KF Junior; 3. Kostantinos on CRG-Tm in KF Junior (Ph. Davide Pastanella).

 

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CRG will field its own team in Rotax Max Euro Challenge 2014. The first race is scheduled in Spain at Winter Cup of Campillos next February 16th and it will be followed by the 4 Rotax Max Euro Challenge rounds of Genk, Castelletto, Zuera and Salbris.

CRG SPA officially announces the preparation of a CRG Rotax works Team for season 2014 to compete in the Rotax Max Euro Challenge. The Team will be present in all Rotax categories: Junior Max, Senior Max and DD2.

The first race will place next February 16th 2014 in Spain at the Winter Cup of Campillos and it will be followed by the first round of the Euro Challenge in Genk (Belgium) on April 6th, while the other appointments in the calendar will be in Castelletto (Italy) on June 1st, Zuera (Spain) on July 20th and Salbris (France) on September 7th.

All drivers and teams interested in the CRG-Rotax 2014 programme are invited to contact CRG SPA as soon as possible to get a secure a place within the team.

CRG SPA Contacts:
CRG Team manager Euan Jeffery
e-mail euan@kartcrg.com, tel. +39 340 4514655

The appointments of CRG Rotax Works Team follow:

ROTAX Winter Cup 2014
12.02.-16.02. Campillos (E)

ROTAX Euro Challenge 2014
02.04.-06.04. Genk (B)
28.05.-01.06. Castelletto (I)
16.07.-20.07. Zuera (E)
03.09.-07.09. Salbris (F)

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
29 October 2013

In the picture: Jordon Lennox-Lamb on CRG-Rotax Max (Ph. Canadian Karting news.com).

 

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CRG driver Alex Palou Montalbo obtained two podiums in the recent race held in Alcaniz and confirmed himself as the KZ2 Spanish Champion
with team M2 Racing Karts.

Another national title has been obtained by CRG, this time with the young Spaniard Alex Palou Montalbo who has been the absolute protagonist of the KZ2 Spanish Championship where he has competed with the multiple-times winner CRG chassis pushed by a Modena engine unit run by team M2 Racing Karts. Two podiums in the fourth and last round of the Spanish Championship held in Alcaniz have been enough for the driver to secure the KZ2 title that was already in his hands after the race of Recas.
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ALEX PALOU'S WINNING STRING IN SPAIN

Alex Palou's winning string in Spain started this year in Campillos with a victory and a second place; it then continued in Zuera with a double win, a result that was repeated in Recas-Toledo. He also secured the pole position in Zuera. This is therefore quite a square result that was afterwards strengthened at the Circuit MotorLand Aragona of Alcaniz with two third places in the two KZ2 finals that confirmed his position on top of the classification and gave him the title.

Alex Palou has been racing also in KF2 with CRG works team in this season and is at his first experience in KZ2. He increased his prize list with a new title that comes after last year's KF3 WSK Euro Series title, Runner up in the KF3 European Championship, the KF3 Spanish Championship won for two years in a row (2011 and 2012), and the third place in the Cadets Spanish Championship of 2009.

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THE RACE IN ALCANIZ

In Alcaniz Alex Palou set the second time in qualifying, with a lap that was 82 thousands of a second shy of that posted by the Spanish driver Ugena. He afterwards obtained the second position in the first heat but then a technical inconvenience at the start of the second qualifying heat made him slip down to the tenth place of the Final's starting grid. In the first Final he had to push hard to recover the starting gap, event that gave Palou the chance to shine in a series of overtaking moves that ended up with him in third place. In the second Final Palou fought for top positions throughout and also got the lead of the race in the initial stages but then he contented himself with the third position that gave him the title of champion in the category.

THE FINAL CLASSIFICATION OF THE KZ2 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Alex Palou Montalbo (CRG-Modena) points 301;
2. Ugena Roberto Miguel (Energy-Tm) points 250;
3. Gonzalez Martinez Luis (CRG-Modena) points 239;
4. Villanueva Suarez German (CRG-Tm) points 206;
5. Alvarez Ruiz Borja (Intrepid-Parilla) points 185.


CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
22 October 2013

In the pictures: 1. Alex Palou Montalbo racing in Alcaniz (Ph. MRM Comunicacion); 2. Alex Palou Montalbo (Ph. CRG Press); 3. Alex (on the right) on the podium of Alcaniz, third in Final-1 and in Final-2 (Ph. MRM Comunicacion).

 

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After a 12 years long collaboration full of International success, the working relationship between CRG and Jonathan Thonon comes to an end.

CRG and Jonathan Thonon, works driver of the Italian firm since 2002, decided by common consent to stop their collaboration after a fruitful relationship that was extended to the whole 2013 season.

Jonathan Thonon has been wearing CRG colors for all these years as he went on track with team VDK first and then as the main team's works driver. Thonon awarded CRG with a lot of satisfaction including four stunning wins in the KZ1 World Cups of 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011, the podium in Paris-Bercy in 2001, the victories in the European Championships in 2002 (ICA) and 2008 (KZ1), the win in Las Vegas, the 2010 victories in WSK Euro Series (KZ1) and WSK World Series (KZ2) and in the 2007 WSK International Series (KZ2).

In this season, Jonathan Thonon and CRG obtained the fourth place in the KZ European Championship with the podium in Genk and the third place in the KZ1 WSK Euro Series.

CRG thanks Jonathan Thonon for the very good relationship with the firm as well as with the racing team and wishes him all the best for his career and the achievement of many more important results.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
20 October 2013

In the picture: Jonathan Thonon (Cunaphoto.it).

 

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In the fifth and final round of the German Championship held in Genk, Jorrit Pex strenghtened his first place in the final standings of KZ2 with a podium in race-2. Davide Forè unlucky in both finals after an excellent start in qualifying and heats.

Jorrit Pex celebrated in the best possible way his third consecutive title in KZ2 of the DKM Deutsche Kart Meisterschaft during the final round of the German Championship held at the Circuit of Genk. The driver in force at team CRG Holland got the mathematical certainty of being a champion one race early in Hahn and strenghtened his lead with a good second place in Final-2 after leading the way in qualifying and heats.
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Another success that enriches CRG's 2013 showcase as the Italian firm dominated the season throughout winning several titles in KZ and KF of the European CIK-FIA Championship, in the KZ World Championship, in KZ1 of the WSK Euro Seriesand in KZ2 of the WSK Masters Series.

After the four rounds held in Ampfing, Wackersdorf, Kerpen and Hahn, Jorrit Pex has been among the main protagonists also in Genk together with the German driver Kevin Illgen of team Adac Sachsen, who ended third in the championship and Davide Forè that ended sixth on the kart linedup by DTK. In the top ten with CRG chassis were also Stefan Ott, tenth ahead of the two team mates at CRG Holland Finn Kooijman and Jorrit's brother Yard Pex.

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JORRIT PEX THE QUICKEST

Jorrit Pex got the satisfaction of obtaining the fourth pole position of the season in Genk confirming himself to be very quick in all the circumstances on his CRG chassis powered by TM. Pex also won two qualifying heats and therefore he was on the front row of the first final but on a soaking wet race track his start was not perfect and the CRG drivers was pushed to the back. He later on recovered on the dry tarmac, putting the hammer down and started a series of very quick laps (he also set the fastest lap of the race) until reaching the second place behind De Conto who also won the first final. Thanks to the points harvested in Genk Jorrit Pex confirmed his leadership with 188 points, followed by Paolo De Conto (Birel) at 138 and Illgen (CRG) at 110.

“I am happy on my performance at the last DKM race in Genk – said a glowing with happiness Jorrit Pex – as in the first day I got the pole position and won both my heats. In the first final the heavy rain spoiled a bit my race and I lost a few positions in the first lap but then I recovered up to the sixth place. In the second final weather conditions were better and I ended second. I am really proud on being the KZ2 German Champion for the third year in a row!”

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DAVIDE FORE’ SLOWED DOWN IN THE FINAL

Davide Forè has been a bit unlucky in this occasion. He obtained a promising third place in qualifying behind Pex and De Conto, followed by two second places in qualifying heats. He obtained the fifth position in the first final after an incident a third into the race while he was pushing for the second position. Forè later on put in a good recover and set also the fastest lap of the race in the final laps. Forè has been hit at turn one of the first lap in the second Final, but managed to keep on going and finished 17th, a result that earned him the sixth place in the championship. Ahead of this race the third place of the absolute standings was at reach of Forè.

“I would like to thank team DTK – said Davide Forè – for all the support they gave me to run the German Championship as well as to all technicians that helped me. I have always been very quick and also in Genk, but things did not go as I had hoped. As regarding the German Championship, my main disappointment is about the outcome of the races held in Wackersdorf and Hahn, where I had good chances of victory. I am very happy anyway on the result of the season.”

DKM 2013 FINAL CLASSIFICATION
1. Jorrit Pex (CRG-Tm) points 188; 2. De Conto (Birel-Tm) 138; 3. Illgen (CRG-Tm) 110; 4. Romkema (Zanardi-Tm) 97; 5. Schmitz (Tony Kart-Vortex) 95; 6. Forè (CRG-Tm) 94; 7. Geurts (Birel-Tm) 89; 8. Davies (First-Tm) 46; 9. Hansen (Maranello-Vortex) 45; 10. Ott (CRG-Tm) 43; 11. Kooijman (CRG-Tm) 39; 12. Yard Pex (CRG-Tm) 38; 13. Paawe (Birel-Tm) 37; 14. Wiggers (CRG-Tm) 36; 15. Jeleniowski (CRG-Tm) 33; 16. Van den Burgt (Tony Kart-Vortex) 30; 17. Albrecht (Birel-Tm) 27; 18. Muller (CRG-Modena) 22; 19. Specken (Birel-Tm) 20; 20. Huber (DR-Tm) 19.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
16 October 2013

In the pictures: 1. Jorrit Pex, winner of the German KZ2 Championship for the third time in a row (Ph. FM Press); 2. Jorrit Pex in Genk. 3. Jorrit Pex on the top step of the podium in Genk, celebrated for his win in the championship (Ph. DKM); 3. Davide Forè (Ph. FM Press).

 

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The Romanian driver ended the first race of the KF Junior World Championship in 17th place after being under the spotlight on the wet in qualifying heats and Prefinal. Just one step short of the Final the Argentinian driver Bruno Romano and the Brit Archie Tillett.

The first of the two rounds of the CIK-FIA KF Junior World Championship run at the International Circuit Napoli of Sarno offered “thousands” emotions to CRG works team with its three youngsters giving their best to get a good performance. All three color bearers of CRG managed to make it to the Prefinal with the Romanian driver Marcu Dionisos excellent on the wet 1.699 meters of Sarno, while the British driver Archie Tillett and the Argentinian Bruno Romano put in a “thrust of the back” in the decisive heats run on Sunday morning.
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INCREASING PERFORAMANCES

The three CRG drivers had to pay the fee of a not very brilliant qualifying in Sarno. In the heats Marcu Dionisios (CRG-Bmb) has been very quick under the deluge on Saturday and on the wet of Sunday getting an absolute P13 at the end of a series of heats characterized by spectacular recovers up to the front positions. Archie Tillett (CRG-Tm) managed to qualify for the Prefinal thanks to an increasing performance as did Bruno Romano (CRG-Bmb) who kept recovering from the back of the grid and obtained an excellent sixth place in his heat.

TIGHT PREFINALS

Marcu Dionisios was the only one to celebrate his access to the final though as he was a very good sixth at the end of his Prefinal at the end of a series of very close duels. The Argentinian driver Bruno Romano did not make it to the Final as had to go wide on the grass to avoid some rivals stranded on track ahead of him with only a few meters still to go. That was a pity as the driver from Argentina managed to put in a very good recover from the back of the grid. Archie Tillett was stuck in the back instead and could not show his best.

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DIONISIOS SLOWED DOWN IN THE FINAL

Marcu Dionisios was slowed down by an under-performance of the engine after a good start on the dry tarmac of the Final and halfway through he was stuck in the mid-pack to finish 17th in a group of very close rivals later on. The Romanian driver showed a good level of competitiveness getting the most of the qualities of CRG chassis on the wet.

Bruno Romano and Archie Tillett have the regret of not getting into the Final bunch but they showed a good competitiveness anyway at their first experience with such an high ranked International race.

The KF Junior Final was won by Leonardo Pulcini from Alessio Lorandi to Robert Shwartzman. The second and final round of the KF Junior World Championship will take place next November 23rd in Bahrein together with the final round of the KF World Championship where Max Verstappen will race as current classification leader.

The CIK-FIA International KF Super Cup took also place in Sarno. The victory went to Karol Basz from Nicklas Nielsen to Martin Kodric.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
6 October 2013

In the pictures: 1. Marcu Dionisios racing in Sarno where he got a 17th place in the Final (Ph. Cunaphoto); 2. Bruno Romano just one step short of the Final (Ph. Cunaphoto);. 3. Archie Tillett author of a good performance in Sarno (Ph. Cunaphoto).

 

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Dionisos put in two spectacular recovers under the rain in qualifying heats climbing all the way up to the 4th and 3rd place. Bad weather forced organizers to move most of the programme to Sunday morning. Tillett and Romano to play all their cards tomorrow.

The rain of this Fall opening and the deluge over Sarno shuffled a bit the programme of the CIK-FIA KFJ World Championship under way at the International Circuit Napoli forcing organizers to move six heats of the category where CRG is fielding three drivers – Marcu Dionisios, Archie Tillett and Bruno Romano – to Sunday morning. The three color bearers of CRG still have to run two qualifying heats each before getting to the Prefinal and Final.
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SPECTACULAR RECOVERS FROM DIONISIOS

The abundant rain on track resulted in some races postponed but on the wet track the Romanian driver Marcu Dionisios (CRG-Bmb) found himself at ease and put in two spectacular recovers. Started from the 22nd place of the grid due to a problem in qualifying, Dionisios hauled two good results with a brilliant fourth place in the first heat and a third in the second one. This is a good overall result that makes him hopeful ahead of the final stages of his qualifying and of Prefinal and Final on Sunday.

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TILLETT AND ROMANO TO PLAY IT ALL ON SUNDAY

A bit more to the back the British driver Archie Tillett (CRG-Tm) instead as he was quite unlucky in the first heat when he had a contact while in third place as well as in the second heat. The net result was a 21st and 23rd place at the flags.

The young Argentinian driver Bruno Romano (CRG-Bmb) is still trying to find his pace on the completely new to him circuit of Sarno, a task that is made more difficult by weather conditions. In the two heats run Romano obtained a 20th and 22nd place, but he will certainly try to counter-charge on Sunday hoping in a better weather.

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THE PROGRAMME

The racing programme of Sunday October 6th has been revised and the morning will keep the track busy with qualifying heats that could not take place on Saturday. The start is set for 9,00 (GMT+2). Prefinals will follow from 11.50 while the Final will start at 15.05; the live streaming of the race will be available at www.cikfia.com and www.cikfiachampionship.com. The Finals will be shown recorded on RAI Sport 2 next Tuesday October 8th.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
5 October 2013

In the pictures: 1. Marcu Dionisios who put in two spectacular recovers in the qualifying heats run under the deluge in Sarno (Ph. Cunaphoto); 2. Archie Tillett and CRG's engineer Marco Urbinati analyzing telemetry; 3. Bruno Romano under the rain (Ph. Cunaphoto).

 
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