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DINO CHIESA LEAVES ZANARDI KART
The collaboration between CRG SpA and Dino Chiesa ends after 25 years of successful projects together. The new homologation round valid for 2018-2020 will see Zanardi Kart adopting a new technical structure directly under CRG, that will manage racing team and sales network.

Zanardi chassis manufacturer CRG SpA and current technical and commercial manager of the brand that carries the name of Alex Zanardi, jointly announced the mutual decision to end their collaboration.

Dino Chiesa will start a new sporting and commercial adventure outside the Tinini Group and the sporting and commercial activities of the Zanardi range will be directly managed by CRG.

The collaboration between CRG’s President Giancarlo Tinini and Dino Chiesa has involved several shared successful projects over the past 25 years. An example is the management of Rosberg and Hamilton back in their karting days, or the successful 2016 campaign when Dino Chiesa and Glenn Keyaert led CRG Racing Team to the victory of 5 CIK-FIA titles, amongst which the KZ and OK World Championships.

Dino Chiesa’s main activity within the Tinini Group has been connected to the Zanardi brand, the range started in mid 2000s as desired by the Bolognese Champion, who won the European Karting Championship on Kalì Kart in 1997. The launch and reinforcement of the Zanardi range by CRG on the International karting scene has been followed directly by Dino Chiesa. The Italian technician has in fact led the sporting activities of the brand and the commercial development of the whole product range for more than 15 years.

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A very efficient technical synergy between the manufacturing work at the CRG factory and the precious indications coming from the track, field where Dino Chiesa is certainly one of the most prominent experts worldwide, has rewarded the Zanardi range with several victories, among which 9 CIK-FIA titles including World Championships, World Cups and European Championships. The most recent one has been the OK World Championship taken last weekend at PFI (England) with Danny Keirle.

For the new homologation round valid for 2018-2020, Zanardi Kart will assume a new technical structure under the direct management of CRG, that will take care of the racing team and sales network.

CRG thanks Dino Chiesa for the precious collaboration over all these years. Such a partnership has been based on a great friendship and mutual esteem and allowed both parties to achieve very relevant sporting and commercial results. Alex Zanardi joins CRG to thank Dino Chiesa. Following the successful campaign at the World Championship, he will be involved with several promotion activities regarding his brand of chassis, contributing to develop a project that he intends to direct to the young champions of the future.

While wishing all the best to Dino Chiesa for his new professional adventure, CRG communicates to all Zanardi customers the activation of its commercial offices and an internal customer care to answer any technical and commercial request. The 2018 sporting programs for the Zanardi range will be announced shortly. The racing team will be present in all the main categories, at the most important International CIK-FIA races and national events.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
28 September 2017

In the pictures: 1)The winner of the CIK-FIA OK World Championship on Zanardi, Danny Keirle,
Ph. CRG Press; 2) Dino Chiesa and Danny Keirle on the podium at PFI, Ph. Cunaphoto.it

 

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CRG TO FIELD A DREAM TEAM AT THE 24H KARTING OF LE MANS
The 24 Hours Karting of Le Mans will get green lights on Saturday September 30th at 15:00 (CEST). CRG will field a team made by Paolo De Conto, Dennis Hauger, Callum Bradshaw and Lorenzo Travisanutto, as the latter will replace the injured Flavio Camponeschi.

The OK and OKJ World Championship being archived, CRG Racing Team is now focusing on a new and exciting sporting challenge: the 24 Hours Karting of Le Mans, a CIK-FIA event for two years now.

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The Italian outfit is going to line up a dream team of 4 drivers led by KZ World Champion Paolo De Conto in this challenging race, that is very famous not only in France. Alongside the Italian driver, Dennis Hauger will be at his final Karting race before moving on to the British F4 with Red Bull Junior team, and the British poleman in last weekend’s CIK-FIA World Championship Cullum Bradshow will also be present.

CRG Racing Team’s lineup was to be completed by Flavio Camponeschi, but he has been forced to skip this race due to the injury sustained in the closing qualifying heat at the World Championship. The lineup will therefore be completed by team Zanardi’s Lorenzo Travisanutto.

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33 DRIVER LINEUPS AT THE START

Edition 2017 of this race will have 33 driver lineups at the start. This is a unique event, that delivers great image visibility, but also important technical information due to the huge stress it puts on the whole mechanical package.

Team CRG will be led by team manager Glenn Keyaert and will employ a Parilla OK engine. The goal set ahead is to score a strong result after a positive maiden appearance last year, when CRG claimed the pole position and led the race for the first hours.

The Team of the Czech Republic made by Kocka, Bajgar, Goluch and Rihak will also defend CRG colors. The race will get underway on Saturday September 30th from 15:00 and it will be available through live timing at cikfia.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
27 September 2017

In the pictures: 1) The start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016; 2) Team CRG celebrating 2016 pole position in Le Mans. Ph. KSP CIK-FIA

 

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A BITTER OK AND JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR CRG
Things could go a lot better for CRG colors at the OK and OK-Junior World Championship in England. The German Hannes Janker has been the best of CRG drivers in OK, the Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto alike in OK-Junior. The World titles went to the British drivers Keirle (OK) and Patterson (OK-Junior).

CRG expectations were definitely higher than what achieved in the Finals at the OK and OK-Junior World Championship held at the PF International Circuit in Brandon (UK).

Everything seemed to be in place after qualifying that kicked off the British weekend with very encouraging performances, but heats on Saturday and Sunday morning ahead of the Finals clipped CRG drivers’ wings with incidents and unfortunate episodes.

CAMPONESCHI STOPPED BY AN INJURY AHEAD OF THE FINAL

Two of the main protagonists of OK could not make it to the start of the Final of the highest category on track: Flavio Camponeschi was stopped by an injury to his ribs in the closing heat on Sunday morning, after putting in several good performances, while Dennis Hauger’s end result was hampered by a bad qualifying time that made his recovery difficult. The Norwegian driver closed heats in 43rd place in what was a sad goodbye to international karting, since Hauger will switch to motorsport next year with the Red Bull Junior Team in the British F4. Hauger will contest another race with CRG in this season though, as he will be at the start of the Endurance karting 24 Hours of Le Mans next October 1st.

HANNES JANKER THE BEST OF CRG DRIVERS IN OK

CRG flag has been raised high mainly by the German Hannes Janker, who was seventh absolute, and the two British drivers Louie Westover and Callum Bradshaw, that were respectively ninth and eleventh. Bradshaw unfortunately could not get the most of the quickest time posted in qualifying. In the Final Janker climbed eight positions in the classification, as did Westover, while Bradshaw recovered nine places instead.

A good race was also run by Michael Rosina, who found his place among the finalists and crossed the line in 23rd position from the 34th on the starting grid. The German of CRG TB Racing Luca Maish had to retire early from the Final.

The victory of the OK World Championship at PFI went to the British driver Danny Keirle, on Zanardi-Iame, a chassis made by CRG.

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GABRIEL BORTOLETO MISSING OUT ON THE PODIUM IN OK-JUNIOR

Hopes for a good result in OK-Junior were on CRG’s young Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto. He was in fact seventh absolute in qualifying and sixth after heats. In the Final, Bortoleto slided in the front runners, raising up to P4, eying the podium. Towards the end of the race he unfortunately lost sight of the pace setters and crossed the finish line in seventh place. A good result was also obtained by Donar Munding who was 14th in the Final, and Ayrton Fontecha Martinez, who recovered up to P16 from the 32nd place on the grid. Among the drivers that could not qualify for the Final, the Finn Rasmus Joutsimies, Kas Haverkort of CRG Keijzer Racing, Hugo Sasse of CRG TB Racing Team and Javier Sagrera were very close to being among the finalists.

The victory of the OK-Junior World Championship went to another young British driver, Dexter Patterson.

CRG’s haul after the closing CIK-FIA 2017 race run at PF International comprises the two triumphs scored by Paolo De Conto on CRG-Tm at the KZ World Championship and KZ European Championship, and the title of Vice-Champion in the International KZ2 Super Cup taken by the Swede Benjamin Tornqvist Persson of CRG Holland.

All results are available at www.cikfia.com and www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
24 September 2017

In the pictures: 1) Hannes Janker, CRG-Parilla, OK; 2) Gabriel Bortoleto, CRG-Parilla, OK-Junior.
Ph. CRG Press.

 

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GREAT PERFORMANCES BY CRG DRIVERS AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN ENGLAND
Callum Bradshaw has put in a great result in qualifying taking the pole position in OK. Flavio Camponeschi very strong on the kart featuring a livery dedicated to Jules Bianchi in the context of a new CRG project. Gabriel Bortoleto quickest of CRG drivers in OK Junior.

The OK and OK-Junior World Championship has kicked off as a great battle that will be fought this weekend at the PF International circuit located near Brandon (UK). Qualifying held on Friday afternoon have defined the first protagonists of this important event and CRG drivers have come to the fore.

The pole position of OK has been set by Callum Bradshaw, on CRG-Parilla-LeCont. He completed his best lap in 54.892s during the first heat, a result that was not matched by anyone else. The young British driver of CRG won last year the CIK-FIA Academy Karting Trophy and has been very strong again on a circuit that seems to suit him very well.

Among the quickest of OK, the other British driver Louie Westover who is at his debut with CRG and claimed P5 in the first session in 55.139s, while CRG Keijzer Racing Team’s Glenn Van Berlo was 11th in 55.226s. Flavio Camponeschi has also been very strong, posting the sixth time in 55.413s in session two. He will be racing here on a chassis featuring a livery dedicated to Jules Bianchi ahead of a new sporting project that CRG will start in 2018. The Norwegian Dennis Hauger is currently a bit behind in P13, as he completed his best loop in 55.609s. The quickest of CRG drivers in the third group was the German Hannes Janker, who was sixth in 55.498s, while Michael Rosina was ninth in 55.549s.

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The Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto has put in a great performance in OK-Junior. He was in fact third in group 3 in 56.989s. A good time was also posted by Donar Munding in the second session, as he was sixth in 57.126s. The Spanish driver Ayrton Fontecha run a good third session posting the 15th time in 57.230s, while Mathias Torreggiani was 20th in 57.415s. The German of CRG TB Racing Team Hugo Sasse was ninth in the first session in 57.402s, while the Finn Rasmus Joutsimies was 17th in 57.725s and the Spanish Javier Sagrera 22nd in 57.888s.

THE PROGRAMME AT PFI
CIK-FIA OK OK-Junior World Championships
Saturday 23 September: Qualifying heats OK and OK-Junior from 9:50.
Sunday 24 September: Qualifying heats OK and OK-Junior from 10:30. Drivers presentations at 12:45. Finals: OK-Junior at 14:15; OK at 15:00.

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All results are available at www.cikfia.com and www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
22 September 2017

In the pictures: 1) Callum Bradshaw, OK; 2) Flavio Camponeschi, OK; 3) Gabriel Bortoleto, OK-Junior
Ph. CRG Press.

 

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CRG NORDAM ANNOUNCES LAS VEGAS’ SKUSA SUPER NATIONAL ACTIVITIES
From November 15th to 19th the 21st SKUSA Super Nationals will take place in Las Vegas. CRG Nordam delivers personalized technical and logistic services to all its clients, with dedicated staff able to provide assistance to all CRG drivers. The offer includes rental of technical material coming from the racing department and diversified services.

The CRG factory team, after winning for the 3rd time in a row the World Championship in the KZ Shifter Class on the 14th of September in Germany, are ready to be on top agin at the prestigious 21st SKUSA Super Nationals in Las Vegas, scheduled for 15th to the 19th of November on the street circuit constructed in front of the West Gate, Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

Last year Paolo De Conto took home the win in the KZ Shifter Class and many other drivers brought home very important results with their CRG kart, confirming being very competitive at high level in all the classes.

It is now 2 years that CRG has been in charge of their own presence on the North American market with the company CRG Nordam run directly by the CRG Factory this way CRG is able to offer a very professional and direct support to drivers, teams, dealers and to who chooses CRG for the very important race.

CRG Nordam announced in the last days the activity and personalised service they are able to offer direct to the clients. Two times World Champion Paolo De Conto will participate once again in the KZ class to defend his title in Vegas and will also compete in the very competitive S1 class. Many of our technicians from Italy will be arriving for the race and will be helping out in each specific category, with this service being included together with the tent space.

Complete arrive and drive packages are available also only tent space if required. The race which will be run and organised by CRG Nordam who are expecting numerous amounts of drivers for this race from the USA, Europe and many other countries. To receive more information regarding the services and packages on offer feel free to write to racing@kartcrg-nordam.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
20 September 2017

 

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CRG HEADING TO PFI WITH THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WON IN WACKERSDORF UNDER ITS BELT
The race of Wackersdorf (Germany) crowned CRG KZ World Champion with Paolo De Conto, a result that confirmed the Italian outfit on top of the international scene in the last decade. The next appointment is the OK and OK-Junior World Championship in England.

The OK and OK-Junior World Championships in England at the circuit FP International in Brandon are approaching fast and CRG is ready to line up a strong squad resolute to shine again after the great result obtained in Wackersdorf.

CRG has secured its 40th World Championship title with Paolo De Conto who won the KZ title for the second time in a row less than two weeks ago in Germany, while the Swedish driver Benjamin Tornqvist Persson of CRG Holland claimed the title of Vice Champion in the International KZ2 Super Cup. These two strong results strengthened even further the prestigious hall of fame of CRG, whose history started officially in 1986, but that was active before as the historic brand Kalì-Kart, that won the World Championship of the shifter category Formula C as its first title with Gabriele Tarquini in 1984.

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CRG ON TOP OF THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR A DECADE

CRG has constantly been on top of the International CIK-FIA classifications of the World Championship in the new generation shifter categories. In 2007, Jonathan Thonon claimed his first title in the KZ1 World Cup, a result that he managed to repeat in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Jordon Lennox-Lamb and CRG won the World Cup KZ2 in 2012. In 2013, the KZ World Cup became World Championship and CRG took the win the the young talent Max Verstappen. In the past three years, CRG has monopolized the KZ World Championship: in 2015 the Italian outfit took the win with Jorrit Pex, while in 2016 and 2017 the victory went to Paolo De Conto. An exceptional history, full of international titles that rewards CRG for the continuity of the research and development efforts put in its products.

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CRG AT PFI WITH GREAT CHANCES IN OK AND OK-JUNIOR

In the direct drive categories CRG is the reigning World Champion with Pedro Hiltbrand, who won the title last year in Bahrain in category OK. In England, on September 22-24 2017, CRG will field a good number of drivers with a great potential. The Italian outfit will field in OK the Norwegian Dennis Hauger, the British drivers Callum Bradshaw and Louie Westover, the German Hannes Janker, the Italian Flavio Camponeschi (former KZ1 World Champion and two times KZ and KZ2 European Champion) and Michael Rosina. The Spanish driver Kilian Meyer Prat will unfortunately not be able to get on track due to the injuries he sustained in a recent incident during a practice session.

In OK-Junior expectations are high on the Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto, the Finn Rasmus Joutsimies, the Spanish drivers Javier Sagrera Pont and Ayrton Fontecha Martinez, the German Donar Munding and the Italian Mathias Torreggiani.

Several drivers will compete among the fields of private teams on CRG machinary. CRG Keijzer Racing will field Glenn Van Berlo, Catalinas Joan Sabater, CRG TB Racing Team Luca Maish and Phil Dorr, OK Kart Ondrey Kocka and Marek Pytlik, Kalì-Kart Stern Motorsport Wodan Munding, while in OK-Junior CRG TB Racing Team will line up Hugo Sasse and Niels Troger, and CRG Keijzer Racing Kas Haverkort.

THE PROGRAMME AT PFI
CIK-FIA OK OK-Junior World Championships
Friday 22 September: Qualifying at 15:30; Qualifying heats Junior from 17:00.
Saturday 23 September: Qualifying heats OK and OK-Junior from 9:50.
Sunday 24 September: Qualifying heats OK and OK-Junior from 10:30. Drivers presentations at 12:45. Finals: OK-Junior at 14:15; OK at 15:00.

All results will be available at www.cikfia.com and www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
19 September 2017

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto celebrates the victory of the 2017 KZ World Championship in Wackersdorf with Giancarlo Tinini, Ph. CRG Press; 2) Jonathan Thonon, the winner of 4 KZ1 titles with CRG posing with Giancarlo Tinini in Varennes, 2008, Ph. KSP; 3) Flavio Camponeschi, OK, Ph. CRG Press.

 

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GREAT CRG WITH DE CONTO. THE 40th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WON IN WACKERSDORF
Paolo De Conto secured the second KZ world title in a row on CRG-Tm in the World Championship held in Germany, 40th for CRG. CRG close to the big target also in KZ2 with Benjamin Tornqvist Persson in the International Super Cup.

The CIK-FIA KZ World Championship in Wackersdorf ended with another great win for CRG, that secured its 40th title with Paolo De Conto, who won his second world title in a row after, the one taken last year in Sweden, also on CRG-Tm.

In reality, CRG was very close to scoring another double win in Germany, as happened last year in Sweden, when Paolo De Conto was crowned 2016 KZ World Champion and Pedro Hiltbrand won with CRG the International KZ2 Super Cup. This time around, in Wackersdorf (Germany) another double win was at reach in KZ2 with the Swedish driver Benjamin Tornqvist Persson, who has been leading the Final until the last corner, but in this occasion CRG Holland’s driver had to settle for P2, as he was pipped by Alex Irlando in the sprint to the line.

CRG once again has been competitive and charging for the victory in both categories. Things went down to the wire in KZ2, while Paolo De Conto had the upper hand on his rivals recovering from P14 in qualifying, result that he had converted into P4 after the heats. De Conto therefore deservedly claimed another KZ World Championship, after winning the KZ European Championship in Kristianstad last July 30th. Amazing Paolo De Conto! He has been already crowned World Champion two times and European Champion three times.

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In KZ, Jorrit Pex has also been shining in Wackersdorf completing a recovery up to the final fourth place, after holding a podium position for several laps. Stan Pex also run a strong race, ending eighth after an incident in the closing heat on Sunday morning penalized his starting position in the final. Andrea Dalè (Nuova 3M) also put in a solid performance ending 13th, while Flavio Camponeschi lost a few positions crossing the finish line in 16th position. Alessandro Giardelli run a strong race showing all his grit the first year in the category, ending the World Championship in 21st place. Macau’s driver Wing Chung Chang run a positive race ending 24th. Fabian Federer (SRP) has always been among the protagonists, but ended his Final on the first lap due to an incident with Lammers.

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In KZ2, alongside the second place obtained by Benjamin Tornqvist Persson, CRG’s Fabrizio Rosati (SRP) ended within the top ten in P10. The Dutch driver Dylan Davies of CRG Keijzer Racing was 14th, CRG Holland’s Joey Hanssen 14th, Kay Van Berlo (CRG Keijzer) 22nd and Max Tubben (CRG Holland) 23rd due to a penalty. Some bad luck hit the two German drivers of CRG TB Racing Team Dominik Schmidt and Moritz Horn, that respectively ended 30th and 31st. The two Spanish drivers Gerard Cebrian Ariza and Enrico Prosperi, and the French Emilien Denner on Kalì Kart could not qualify for the Final instead.

An ecstatic Paolo De Conto commented his victory in KZ in this way: “This second KZ World Championship has been quite different from last year. This time around I did not put in a good lap in qualifying and I started heats from the fourth row. I had to take a lot of risks to get some ground back, but I managed to clinch the second row of the grid for the Final, a position that allowed me to fight for the win. We did an amazing job. I would like to thank CRG, starting from Giancarlo Tinini, the whole family and all the guys back at the factory, my mechanic Omar who did an exceptional work and, finally, my family and friends. This has been a difficult team victory, I also want to thank TM for the great job done that allowed us to be in front and take the win. This year CRG and I secured also the victory of the KZ European Championship, it has been a great season. I could not wish for more. Now we start working for the next season, aiming to score some other great results with CRG.”

All results are available at www.cikfia.com and www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
10 September 2017

In the pictures: 1) CRG Racing Team with Paolo De Conto and Benjamin Tornqvist Persson; 2) Paolo De Conto, KZ; 3) KZ2 podium with Benjamin Tornqvist Persson (left).
Ph. CRG Press

 

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DE CONTO TO THE FORE IN WACKERSDORF’S HEATS ON CRG-TM
Paolo De Conto has put his name forward in Germany as one of the main protagonists of the KZ World Championship that is underway in Wackersdorf. Among the quickest also Fabian Federer and Flavio Camponeschi.

CRG drivers are back on track in Wackersdorf after the qualifying stages of the KZ World Championship and International KZ2 Super Cup, as they put in very convincing performances following a bit of bad luck that spoiled their qualifying on Friday.

CRG is back to where it belongs in Germany at the end of qualifying heats on Saturday. Several CRG drivers have been excellent both in KZ and KZ2, but Paolo De Conto has definitely been above all. He completed a stunning recovery from the fourth row of the grid in the two heats, taking two P4s and a nice victory, results that place the Italian driver among the candidates to the final win. “I am really happy for the results of the heats – the Reigning World Champion declared – especially for this win in the third race on the wet, after qualifying that were certainly not been very positive. There is one more heat to go on Sunday morning and then we will see where we stand ahead of the Final. I hope in a dry race tomorrow, I prefer racing in dry conditions.”

Saturday started with the sun shining, but rain later on arrived to make the qualifying stages even trickier. Among the quickest of KZ on Saturday, Fabian Federer of SRP Racing Team and Flavio Camponeschi, Jorrit Pex, Stan Pex and Andrea Dalè have been very quick as always, while Alessandro Giardelli and Macau’s driver Wing Chung Chang were a bit more to the back, as the latter was also penalized as his front fairing was dropped due to a racing contact.

The provisional KZ classification after heats: 3. De Conto, 5. Federer, 9. Camponeschi, 11. Jorrit Pex, 12. Stan Pex, 25. Andrea Dalè, 32. Chang, 36. Giardelli.

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In KZ2, the Dutch driver of CRG Holland Benjamin Tornqvist Persson confirmed to be among the quickest at the end of the heats putting in some very good performances, as his team mate Max Tubben and Fabrizio Rosati of SRP Racing Team. The two Spanish drivers of CRG Gerard Cebrian Ariza and Enrico Prosperi have also had a solid day. In KZ2, the French driver of CRG Emilien Denner had a positive outing so far on Kalì Kart-Tm.

Qualifying heats will continue on Sunday morning for KZ and KZ2 to define the starting grid of the respective Finals, scheduled for local 14:00 (KZ2) and 14:50 (KZ).

All results, Live Timing and Live TV are available at www.cikfia.com and www.wskarting.it

THE PROGRAMME OF WACKERSDORF
CIK-FIA World KZ Championship
CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup, 8-10.09.2017
Sunday 10 September: Qualifying heats KZ2 and KZ from 10:30. Drivers presentation at 12:25. Finals: KZ2 at 14:00; KZ at 14:50.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
9 September 2017

In the picture: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ, Ph. CRG Press; 2) Paolo De Conto (right) and Flavio Camponeschi (left) in the new CRG motorhome.

 

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CRG, VERY GOOD FEDERER AND CAMPONESCHI IN QUALY AT WACKERSDORF
Federer and Camponeschi came to the fore so far in the KZ World Championship, the event underway in Wackersdorf (Germany). De Conto did not manage to put together the right lap and is ninth. Andrea Dalè and Jorrit Pex among the quickest too.

The long weekend of the KZ World Championship and International Super Cup KZ2 in Wackersdorf (Germany) has begun. CRG reached this appointment as the reigning champion of both categories.

As tradition, CRG has introduced a new livery for its karts and drivers clothing in this occasion. The new motorhome is also stunning with its brand new graphic design.

In KZ, after a series of great results in free practice, the reigning World Champion Paolo De Conto had to settle for P9 on CRG-Tm in the first Series of qualifying held on Friday evening. “I would have needed one more lap to post a good time – Paolo De Conto stated – but I am cool for the races of tomorrow.”

Flavio Camponeschi had a very positive start in his comeback to racing after the muscular injury sustained in Finland. Camponeschi obtained in fact the fourth time of the first qualifying session, which is a good starting point ahead of qualifying heats on Saturday.

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The best of CRG drivers in KZ has been Fabian Federer (SRP Racing Team), who was second in Series 2 being only 0.022s off the pole position time. The other CRG drivers displayed good performances in Series 1: Andrea Dalè (Nuova 3M) was 7th, Jorrit Pex 8th and Alessandro Giardelli 15th, while Stan Pex was 9th in Series 2 and Macau’s driver Wing Chung Chang was 13th.

In KZ2, the quickest of CRG drivers was the Dutch of CRG Holland Benjamin Tornqvist Persson, who was fastest of Series 4, while his fellow-countryman Max Tubben was fifth in Series 2 and Fabrizio Rosati (SRP Racing Team) seventh in Series 2. The Dutch driver Joey Hanssen (CRG Holland) has been shining in Series 3, while the others are lagging behind. They will have the chance to get some ground back in qualifying heats on Saturday though.

THE PROGRAMME OF WACKERSDORF
CIK-FIA World KZ Championship
CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup, 8-10.09.2017
Saturday 9 September: Qualifying heats KZ2 and KZ from 10:25.
Sunday 10 September: Qualifying heats KZ2 and KZ from 10:30. Drivers presentation at 12:25. Finals: KZ2 at 14:00; KZ at 14:50.

All results will be available at www.cikfia.com and www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
8 September 2017

In the pictures: 1) From left, Flavio Camponeschi and Paolo De Conto, KZ; 2) Fabian Federer, KZ.
Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG READY FOR THE CHALLENGE OF WACKERSDORF IN THE KZ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AND SUPER CUP KZ2
All is set ahead of the first great challenge of the year with the World Championship scheduled for September 10th in Wackersdorf (Germany). Up for grabs are the world title of KZ and the International Super Cup of KZ2. CRG is the reigning champion in both categories.

The big moment of the year arrived with the first of the two most important weekends of the season: the KZ World Championship and the International KZ2 Super Cup, that will take place on September 10th in Wackersdorf (Germany). The second big event will get underway in the weekend of September 24th in England at the PFI circuit, that will stage the World Championship of categories OK and OK-Junior.

Two crucial and “magic” karting events for a very famous and glorious outfit like CRG, that is the reigning champion after winning the KZ World Championship with Paolo De Conto and the International KZ2 Super Cup 2016 with Pedro Hiltbrand, who also won the OK World Championship, are ahead.

CRG’s history is full of great International wins and its hall of fame is particularly relevant in the shifter category, where CRG has displayed an unquestionable competitiveness over the years. In KZ, the 2016 World Championship title was won by CRG with Paolo De Conto, but he previous year CRG secured the title with Jorrit Pex, in 2013 with Max Verstappen, in 2011 with Jonathan Thonon, who also won it in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In recent years, CRG has won the KZ2 CIK-FIA title with Pedro Hiltbrand in 2016, and with Jordon Lennox-Lamb in 2012. The Italian outfit has a remarkable past in the shifter category and it claimed 14 CIK-FIA world titles from the first taken by Gabriele Tarquini in 1984, that won in 1985 by Piermario Cantoni, and then again Gianluca Giorgi’s in 1989, Danilo Rossi’s in 1992, Alessandro Piccini’s in 1993 and the one secured by Ryan Van Der Burgt in 2014 on DR chassis by CRG.

A STRONG CRG KZ LINE-UP IN WACKERSDORF

CRG line-up for the German appointment of Wackersdorf will include its works drivers Paolo De Conto, who won his third European Championship this year, current KZ European Champion Flavio Camponeschi, Alessandro Giardelli, the Dutch brothers Jorrit Pex (2015 World Champion and 2012 European Champion) and Stan Pex, Macau’s driver Wing Chung Chang, as well as very strong drivers of the likes of Andrea Dalè (Nuova 3M) and Fabian Federer (SRP), both former European Champions of category KZ2, and the Finn Jan Kuovi.

THE EXPECTATIONS OF TWO AWAITED CRG PROTAGONISTS

Paolo De Conto: “We are used to the pressure that normally is on the favourites and are getting ready in the best way to give all what we have. There is a strong synergy among our technicians and those of TM regarding engines, and we are working full speed to confirm the #1 we have on the fairing this year.”

Flavio Camponeschi: “I will be contesting the KZ and OK World Championships. We have the technical potential to aim high in both races, and I am focused on scoring the important result that, due to some bad luck, went missing this year in CIK-FIA races.”

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CRG, QUALITY AND QUANTITY IN KZ2

CRG aims also to shine in KZ2 at Wackersdorf, and therefore it will field a great line-up both in terms of quality and quantity. CRG’s presence will feature works drivers like the Spanish Enrico Prosperi and Gerard Cebrian Ariza, the French Emilien Denner (on Kalì-Kart chassiss), but also privateers like the Italian Fabrizio Rosati and the Germans Toni Tscentscher, Valentin Wiesender and Felix Windfellner of SRP Racing Team, the Dutch drivers Max Tubben and Joey Hanssen, the Canadian Antonio Serravalle, the Swedes Benjamin Persson and Andreas Johansson of CRG Holland, the Dutch drivers Dylan Davies and Kay Van Berlo of CRG Keijzer Racing, the Germans Moritz Horn and Dominik Schmidt of CRG TB Racing Team, the German Markus Pschick, the Swiss André Reinhard and the Finn Jaakko Ruotsalainen.

THE PROGRAMME OF WACKERSDORF

CIK-FIA World KZ Championship
CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup, 8-10.09.2017
Friday 8 September: Qualifying 15:55; Qualifying heats KZ2 from 17:45.
Saturday 9 September: Qualifying heats KZ2 and KZ from 10:25.
Sunday 10 September: Qualifying heats KZ2 and KZ from 10:30. Drivers presentation at 12:25. Finals: KZ2 at 14:00; KZ at 14:50.
All results will be available at www.cikfia.com and www.wskarting.it

CRG / TININI GROUP HALL OF FAME KZ-KZ2
CIK-FIA World Championship KZ-KZ2 (and equivalent previous categories)

2016: Paolo De Conto (I), KZ, CRG / TM / Vega
Kristianstad, 04.09.2016
2016: Pedro Hiltbrand (E), KZ2 (Super Cup), CRG / Maxter / Vega
Kristianstad, 04.09.2016
2015: Jorrit Pex (NL), KZ, CRG / TM / Bridgestone
Le Mans, 13.09.2015
2013: Max Verstappen (NL), KZ, CRG / TM / Bridgestone
Varennes, 22.09.2013
2012: Jordon Lennox-Lamb (GB), KZ2 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Vega
Sarno, 02.09.2012
2011: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Genk, 04.09.2011
2009: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Sarno, 06.09.2009
2008: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Varennes, 07.09.2008
2007: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Sarno, 02.09.2007
1993: Alessandro Piccini (I), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì-Kart / Pavesi / Dunlop
Val Vibrata, 05.09.1993
1992: Danilo Rossi (I), FC 125 cc, CRG / Pavesi / Dunlop
Mariembourg, 06.09.1992
1989: Gianluca Giorgi (I), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì-Kart / Kalì-Kart / Dunlop
Olomouc, 03.09.1989
1985: Piermario Cantoni (I), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì-Kart / Balen / Dunlop
Laval, 01.09.1985
1984: Gabriele Tarquini (I), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì Kart / Balen / Dunlop
Axamo, 09.09.1984

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
6 September 2017

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ, Ph. Cunaphoto; 2) Poster Wackersdorf.

 
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