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In KF Felice Tiene has been quick since the beginning but a penalty in the Prefinal prevented him to hit a possible big target in the Final. Forè ended 11th in KZ2. Martinez more and more competitive in KF Junior. CRG's colors on the top step of the podium in 60 Mini with Muizzuddin and team Gamoto.

The second round of WSK Super Master Series took place in Castelletto di Branduzzo where CRG works team fielded some of its drivers with the main objective of complete the preparation ahead of the forthcoming international commitments in the CIK-FIA Championships.
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TIENE AMONG THE QUICKEST IN KF
Felice Tiene obtained a very good result in KF, on the CRG chassis pushed by a TM engine unit prepared by GFR. The CRG's driver put in a stunning comeback in the Final, that he started from P22 and ended to the sixth place under the chequered flag thanks to very quick laptimes, like the second absolute best loop completed in 48”050. This was actually the important confirmation Tiene was after: the competitiveness required to be once again among the main protagonists of the season. Should Tiene have not been handed a 5 seconds penalty due to a contact in the Prefinal – where he was second – he could have certainly aimed at the victory.

Some bad luck affected the young Romanian driver Dionisios Marcu in the Final as he was stopped by an engine problem, while the Venezuelan Sidney Gomez had to retire in the Prefinal due to a puncture and to the stewards decision following an incident.

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FORE’ 11TH IN KZ2
Some problems hit Davide Forè in KZ2 instead, but the driver has been always among the quickest with the Polish team DTK. Forè challenged the top drivers of the category also in Castelletto, but has been unfortunately slowed down by some inconveniences. Forè recovered from the P16 of qualifying ending the heats in eleventh place. He kept his momentum in the Prefinal and finished in eighth place, but in the Final he had to cross the line in eleventh place that did not satisfy the Italian driver despite he managed to go beyond the wall of 48 seconds.

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STRONG RACE FOR MARTINEZ IN KF JUNIOR
The young Spaniard Eliseo Martinez is displaying growing confidence in his debut season in KF Junior, after the excellent results obtained last year in 60 Mini. Martinez started the Final from the third row of the grid, position secured thanks to the third place obtained in his Prefinal. At the start he has been involved in an incident, but managed anyway to put in a solid comeback race ended in 13th place.

The young Briton Archie Tillett continued his apprenticeship in the very competitive International races of WSK. In Castelletto Tillett ended 21st in the Prefinal, and just missed to gain access to the Final.

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MUIZZUDDIN TO THE TRIUMPH IN 60 MINI
CRG colors gained the top step of 60 Mini's podium thanks to team Gamoto and its top driver, the Malaysian Muizzuddin Abdul Gafar, on CRG/Hero-LKE. He has been excellent since qualifying where he set the quickest time leading Serravalle and Abrusci, while at the end of the heats he was still on top thanks to two wins and a second place. Muizzuddin continued therefore with his winning performance in the Final where he won a very lively Final. The other driver of Gamoto, Bogdan Fetisov, was among the quickest too and ended tenth in the Final ahead of Ivan Grigorev of team DR. Muizzuddin is currently third in the championship behind Mizevych and Abrusci.

Felice Tiene's comment: “What a shame for the penalty I was handed in the Prefinal! Without it, I could have aimed to the victory. The engine was strong, at the beginning we just had to adjust the chassis to the right setup. This has been the first race on Dunlop tires, but we nevertheless quickly got the right setup done. I am really optimistic ahead of the remainder of the season. In two weeks time I will be competing in the third round of WSK in Muro Leccese mainly to prepare for the first round of the European KF Championship, that will take place next 11 May on the same circuit of La Conca.”

NEXT ROUNDS
27.04.14 WSK Super Master (Rd.3) La Conca, Muro Leccese, Lecce (I)
11.05.2014 CIK-FIA EURO KF-KFJ (Rd.1) La Conca, Muro Leccese, Lecce (I)

All results of WSK Super Master Series are available at www.wsk.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
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15 April 2014

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Pictures: 1) Felice Tiene and Dionisios Marcu, KF (Cunaphoto.it); 2) Davide Forè, KZ2 (Photocuna.it); 3) Eliseo Martinez, KFJ (Ph. Pastanella); 4) Podium 60 Mini (Ph. Pastanella); 5) Sidney Gomez, KF (Cunaphoto.it); 6) Team Gamoto with Muizzuddin (Cunaphoto.it).

 

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Lennox secured an exceptional win in Genk's debut in the Rotax Max Euro Challenge DD2. Very good performance also by the American Daniel Formal. In Senior, De Brabander recovered up to P6 in the debut with CRG. Bad luck for Eliseo Martinez and Jose Enrique Brito in Junior.

CRG works team put in a bold performance at the circuit of Genk (Belgium) in the first round of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge, that climaxed with the victory scored by Jordon Lennox-Lamb in DD2, the category with the shift. This convincing result by CRG and Lennox highlighted the quality of the Dark Rider Evo chassis in a weekend ended with the exciting and victorious sprint to the line.
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CRG AND LENNOX TO THE TRIUMPH IN DD2

Jordon Lennox-Lamb triumphed in DD2 despite having to put in a comeback Final due to an incident he was involved in the Prefinal, when leading the race. An overwhelming recoup put the Briton back in the challenge for the victory as he engaged a duel with Thonon. Lennox eventually managed to take the win in the sprint to the line that awarded all the efforts of the team. Lennox also set the fastest lap of the race.

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Good performance in DD2 also for the American Daniel Formal, who was at the first experience in the Euro Challenge with CRG works team. He took a very good sixth place, while the German Luka Kamali made it to the Final, but eventually ended to in 20th place.

The final classification of DD2 confirmed the competitiveness of CRG's chassis as also witnessed by the fourth place obtained by the Dutch driver Bryan Eerden in force at team PSL Karting and by the eighth place of the British Joshua Collings of team MSport Karting.

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DE BRABANDER TO THE FORE IN THE SENIOR

The Belgian champion Yannick De Brabander displayed a good level of competitiveness in the season debut with CRG in Rotax Senior. He completed his efforts for the weekend securing the sixth place in the Final after recovering all the way from the 19th place of the Prefinal and the 26th of the heats. Solid weekend also for the Polish driver Lukasz Bartoszuk, who had a crescendo of results up to the 13th place of the Final, while the Romanian Dionisios Marcu has been a bit unlucky as some incidents relegated him to the 24th final position. Remarkably, Bartoszuk set the fastest lap of the race in the Final.

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UNLUCKY MARTINEZ AND BRITO IN JUNIOR

Eliseo Martinez and Jose Enrique Brito have had an unlucky weekend as they have been both involved in incidents that prevented them from gaining access to the Final. Martinez had a partial satisfaction of setting the fastest lap of the race in the repechage race after the heats though, which highlighted once more his competitiveness.

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SUNDAY QUOTES

Euan Jeffery, team manager CRG: “The first round of the Rotax Euro Challenge in Genk has definitely been positive for CRG. Jordon's Final in DD2 has been stunning and Daniel Formal had a good debut in Euro Challenge. Four CRG chassis made it to the top eight in DD2: a good result highlighting the value of our product. De Brabander in Senior had a solid weekend, as Bartoszuk and Marcu despite some incidents that relegated them to a start from the back. Similarly, Martinez and Brito have been penalized by some incidents in the Junior, but we are very happy on the performance of all our drivers.”

Jordon Lennox-Lamb: “It has been a great Final! A great spectacle for everyone. CRG proved once again all its quality also in Rotax, with the icing on the cake of the fastest lap of the race. A big thank you goes to CRG for allowing me to run this race!”

Daniel Formal: “I am happy with the sixth place on my first European race of the year. I could have actually obtained a better result, but I am happy anyway. I would like to congratulate my team mate Jordon on his fantastic race and victory. Finally, I'd like to thank my mechanic, CRG and PSL Karting.”

NEXT ROUND
01.05.14 The second round of the Rotax Euro Challenge will take place in Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia, Italy).

All results of the weekend are available at www.rotaxmaxeurochallenge.com

CRG SpA
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8 April 2014

Pictures: 1) Lennox (Ph. Timo Deck); 2) Podio DD2 (Ph. Timo Deck); 3) Formal (Ph. Timo Deck); 4) De Brabander (Ph. Timo Deck); 5) Martinez; 6) Euan Jeffery, Jordon Lennox-Lamb, Glenn Keyaert (Ph. EGP).

 

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CRG works team got some positive indications from the WSK Super Master opener. Tiene and Federer have been among the best in the KZ2 Prefinal. Lennox has been stopped by a technical problem, Forè alike. Dionisios and Gomez to the fore in KF. Martinez kept growing in KFJ. Team Gamoto close to the podium in 60 Mini.

Despite the International Circuit Napoli of Sarno did not award concrete results in the first round of the WSK Super Master Series, CRG drivers have put in strong performances throughout, obtaining positive indications that will certainly be useful for the coming international CIK-FIA rounds.

The round of Sarno has been particularly useful to CRG for testing chassis, setups, tires and engines ahead of the forthcoming CIK-FIA appointments, like the KZ World Championship that will take place on the very same Italian circuit later on in the year. The changing weather conditions experienced during the weekend as sun alternated to heavy or light rain spoiled a bit the final outcome of the race.

COMPETITIVENESS CONFIRMED IN KZ2
CRG's team confirmed all its competitiveness in KZ2 even though the final result did not come due mainly to a series of unlucky episodes. The soaked with rain tarmac of the Final saw Felice Tiene (CRG-Maxter) ending in 18th place, after he came out of qualifying heats strong with high expectations; Fabian Federer (CRG-Maxter) was forced to the retirement instead despite being very quick in Prefinal, where he crossed the finish line in an excellent fourth place. Jordon Lennox-Lamb (CRG-Maxter) could not make it to the Final due to a trivial technical problem stopping his chances in the Prefinal where he has been one of the most combative drivers on track. Andrea Dalè (CRG-Maxter) ended in P20 with his private team, after setting the third absolute time in qualifying and winning one heat. Davide Forè (CRG-TM) and team DTK had to retire in the Prefinal due to a tire failure, Giovanni Martinez (CRG-Maxter) had similar fate due to an incident. The victory in the Final went to Lammers (FK) from Ardigò (Tony Kart) and Kozlinski (Intrepid).

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POSITIVE RACES FOR DIONISIOS AND GOMEZ IN KF
A crescendo of results characterized the weekend Dionisios Marcu (CRG-TM) in KF all the way to the Prefinal, exception made for a heat where he has been involved in an unlucky incident right after the chequered flag. The disappointment for Dionisios came in the Prefinal though, where a problem to the carburetor stripped him from a sure access to the Final. Credit where credit's due for the new-entry Sidney Gomez (CRG-TM) who closed the Prefinal with a great P8, but was later on very unlucky in the Final, where he had to start from the back of the grid due to an electric problem. The Venezuelan driver had finally to give up halfway through. The Final was won by Basz (Tony Kart) from Ilott (Zanardi) to Mazepin (Tony Kart).

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MARTINEZ PROTAGONIST IN KF JUNIOR
Eliseo Martinez (CRG-TM) had very good chances in KF Junior, as he is getting more and more at ease in his debut season in the higher category after the success obtained last year in 60 Mini with team Gamoto. The CRG's Spanish driver managed to get a front row start in Prefinal, but he had to concede several positions on the wet tarmac of the Final and eventually had to retire in what turned out to be a very unlucky race to him. The victory went to Ticktum (Zanardi) from Lorandi (Tony Kart) to Ahmed (FA Kart).

TEAM GAMOTO CLOSE TO THE PODIUM IN 60 MINI
Team Gamoto and its drivers have been among the main interpreters of 60 Mini, but the Final result went missing also in this category for CRG, despite the good results scored in qualifying heats with Ivan Grigorev, Abdul Gafar Muizzuddin and Dennis Hauger. Team Gamoto's drivers had to pay the toll in the heat of Prefinals and only Hauger managed to show his value in the Final where he secured the fourth place behind Szyszko (Tony kart), Vidales (FA Kart) and Skeed (Top Kart).

NEXT ROUNDS
CRG Racing Team will be back on track for the following appointments:
06.04.14 Rotax Euro Challenge, Genk (B)
13.04.14 WSK Super Master (Rd.2) Castelletto di Branduzzo, Pavia (I)
27.04.14 WSK Super Master (Rd.3) La Conca, Muro Leccese, lecce (I)

All results of the WSK Super Master are available at www.wsk.it

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

In the pictures: 1) Felice Tiene; 2) Sidney Gomez; 3) Eliseo Martinez (Ph. CRG Press),

 

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In KZ2 Tiene high up in the standings after the heats, alike Lennox that was stopped by an incident though. Solid performance for Dalè until the retirement in the last heat. Good debut for Gomez in KF. Dionisios involved in an incident. Martinez among the best in KF Junior. Team Gamoto protagonist in 60 Mini.

Exciting spectacle at the International Circuit Napoli of Sarno where the first round of WSK Super Master is under way. After qualifying held on Friday, Saturday's heats gave a clearer picture of the situation and CRG's works team collected some positive indications.

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TIENE AMONG THE BEST OF KZ2
In KZ2 Jordon Lennox-Lamb and Felice Tiene, both onCRG-Maxter, have often been among the top players always putting in very good performances. Unfortunately though, Lennox had been put out by an incident in the last heat and his classification had been messed up a bit as he now stands 20th in the classification after completing two good comeback races in the other heats, where he secured a third and fifth place. Tiene obtained the absolute eighth place thanks to two sixth places and a fourth place. Some problems slowed down Fabian Federer (19th) on CRG-Maxter and Davide Forè (15th) on CRG-TM run by team DTK.

Very unlucky day for Andrea Dalè (CRG-TM), who had been under the spotlight with his private team since qualifying, where he set the third quickest place, a performance that was confirmed with the victory of one heat. The Italian driver was then forced to give up in the third and last heat. A series of incidents slowed down also Giovanni Martinez (CRG-Maxter).

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GOMEZ PUTTING IN A VERY GOOD DEBUT IN KF
The Venezuelan driver Sidney Gomez (CRG-TM) had a very positive debut in KF even if the classification did not award him the way he deserved. He is currently 25th but ended the other heats with a good fourth and eighth place. Dionisios Marcu (CRG-TM) is a little bit more to the back in P28 due to a technical problem at the start of the third heat. He run a fierce race nevertheless, as he kept racing despite the consequences of an incident at the end of the second heat.

SOLID MARTINEZ IN KF JUNIOR
In KF Junior Eliseo Martinez (CRG-TM) produced a good performance and is currently sixth absolute after two third places and a sixth in the three heats. Two more heats on Sunday morning will delineate the starting grid before the Prefinals and Finals.

TEAM GAMOTO TO THE FORE IN 60 MINI
Team Gamoto has been under the spotlight in 60 Mini mainly with the recent winner of the WSK Champions Cup, Muizzuddin Abdul Gafar (CRG/Hero-LKE), who is currently sixth absolute at the end of the heats.

THE PROGRAMME
Sunday 23 March: Warm-up from 8.10; Heats at 10.00; Prefinals from 10.40; 60 Mini Final at 14.30; KF Final at 15.00; KFJ Final at 15.30; KZ2 Final at 16.00.
Press conference 16.30.

All results are available at www.wsk.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
22 March 2014

In the pictures: 1) Jordon Lennox-Lamb; 2) Felice Tiene; 3) Sidney Gomez (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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CRG Racing Team opened a new photogallery connected with the popular service Flickr - Yahooo! that has more than seven million users. The new photogallery is available at www.flickr.com/photos/kartcrg/.

Pictures are separate in single galleries that can be reached through the menu in the link SET www.flickr.com/photos/kartcrg/sets/.

The CRG Racing Team's new galllery allows browsing of pictures in sequence as well as one by one. Moreover, right clicking on pictures enables several features like downloading the pictures in various dimensions up to the high resolution original file.

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

In the picture: Felice Tiene, WSK Super Master Series, Sarno (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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CRG works team will be fielding a top class lineup for the first race of the WSK Super Master Series in KZ2. Sidney Gomez to debut with CRG in KF alongside Dionisios. Eliseo Martinez to compete in KF Junior. Team Gamoto and its drivers ready to repeat the title won last year in WSK Master.

The WSK Super Master is getting closer as the first of the three races shaping up this series is approaching fast and CRG is ready to face this first appointment with the whole works team. The first round is set for this coming weekend at the International Circuit Napoli of Sarno. The series will then continue with the second round to be held at the Circuit 7 Laghi of Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia) on 13th April. The whole circus will then be heading to Muro Leccese for the final act scheduled for April 27th at the International Circuit La Conca.

CRG IN FULL POWER IN KZ2
CRG is to line up an interesting lot of drivers in KZ2 as the very same circuit of Sarno ia going to house the KZ World Championship and the CIK-FIA KZ2 Super Cup next October 12th. In this category the CRG works team will comprise Jordon Lennox-Lamb, Felice Tiene, Fabian Federer and Giovanni Martinez, all on CRG-Maxter. The colors of the Italian firm will also be defended by two recent protagonists of the WSK Champions Cup: the winner of the last round, Jorrit Pex, will be in fact racing for CRG-Holland, while Davide Forè will be fielded by team DTK, both on CRG-TM. Andrea Dalè, third at the recent Winter Cup on CRG-Maxter will also most certainly be among the protagonists.

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GOMEZ NEW COMER IN KF
The new entry Venezuelan driver Sidney Gomez will be racing in KF within the ranks of CRG team, together with the Romanian driver Dionisios Marcu, both on CRG-TM. In KF Junior, the 60 Mini WSK Euro Series and Master series 2013 Champion, the Spaniard Eliseo Martinez, will defend the colors of the works team instead.

TEAM GAMOTO IN 60 MINI
Team Gamoto will be racing in 60 Mini with great chances to make its drivers shine on CRG/Hero-LKE, as the team is ready to try and keep the title won last year in WSK Master Series. Team Gamoto will take to the start the fresh winner of the Champions Cup Muizzuddin Abdul Gafar, as well as Bogdan Fetisov, Dennis Hauger and Francesco Tripoli.

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THE PROGRAMME
Thursday 20 March: free practice from 8.20 (GMT+2).
Friday 21 March: free practice at 8.20; qualifying at 16.20; 60 Mini free practice at 17.50.
Saturday 22 March: Warm-up at 8.10; 60 Mini qualifying at 9.55; Heats at 10.30.
Sunday 23 March: Warm-up from 8.10; Heats at 10.00; Prefinals from 10.40; 60 Mini Final at 14.30; KF Final at 15.00; KFJ Final at 15.30; KZ2 Final at 16.00.
Press conference 16.30.

All results will be available at www.wsk.it

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

In the pictures: 1) Jorrit Pex (Ph. Cunaphoto); 2) Jordon Lennox-Lamb (Ph. CRG Press); 3) Felice Tiene (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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Good victory in KZ2 for Jorrit Pex in the second round of the WSK Champions Cup. Positive finish for Dionisios in KF. An incident stopped Martinez in KF Junior. Victory and 60 Mini title to team Gamoto Racing and Muizzuddin.

A solid spectacle made of strength and competitiveness was offered by CRG and Jorrit Pex in the second round of the KZ2 WSK Champions Cup round of Muro Leccese (Lecce, Italy), that was the second and last act of the early season International series run in two rounds.

CRG AND PEX TRIUMPHANT IN KZ2
The young Dutch driver in force at CRG Holland conceded himself the luxury of beating fair and square the rivals on his CRG-TM. Once he got to the lead, at lap 7 out of 20, Jorrit run a race on his own league managing at best the CRG chassis and TM engine that supported him all the way to the triumphant crossing of the finish line.

Thanks to this victory and the unlucky ninth place of the previous round, Jorrit Pex secured the third position in the classification where he closed behind the winner Hanley and Camponeschi. This result gave CRG and Jorrit a good confidence boost for the continuation of the season.

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Jorrit's younger brother, the 15 years old Stan Pex, was also among the protagonists of this second round of the Champions Cup as he put in a very good debut in KZ2 where he finished 13th absolute after securing the 9th place in the Prefinal.

Davide Forè, on CRG-TM run by team DTK, experienced a troubled weekend instead, as he was forced to the retirement in the Final after being excluded from the Prefinal when found underweight due to a water leak from the radiator. Despite of this inconvenience, Forè confirmed to be again among the strongest racers of KZ.

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POSITIVE TREND FOR DIONISIOS IN KF
Solid performance for Dionisios Marcu, on CRG-TM, in KF after a difficult qualifying due to an unlucky tires choice in the changing weather conditions. He however managed to recoup in the heats where he ended 13th and then 11th in the Prefinal, despite an incident at the start. He finally ended his weekend with the 12th place of the Final.

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INCIDENT FOR MARTINEZ IN KF JUNIOR
Both Eliseo Martinez Merono and Pietro Mazzola missed out on gaining access to the KF Junior Final mainly due to the incidents they were involved in during the Prefinal. In particular, Martinez has been hit from the back and sent out during the first lap of the Final. Martinez had previously managed to climb from the 29th to the 9th place in the heats and the young Spaniard was all set for a good final part of the weekend. The incident at the first lap of the Prefinal voided the good work done up to that point instead.

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GAMOTO AND MUIZZUDDIN GET THE 60 MINI TITLE
CRG colors got on the podium also on 60 Mini thanks to team Gamoto and to its two jewels running on CRG-LKE: the Malaysian driver Muizzuddin Abdul Gafar, 12 years of age, winner of the Final and the Champions Cup title, and the Russian Bogdan Fetisov, who obtained a well deserved second step of the podium in La Conca.

NEXT ROUND
The International Circuit Napoli of Sarno will house the next round for CRG drivers on 23rd March. They will be competing in fact in the first of the three rounds of the WSK Super Master Series.

All results are available on www.wsk.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
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11 March 2014

In the pictures: 1) The stunning victory of Jorrit Pex on CRG-TM in the WSK Champions Cup round of La Conca; 2) Jorrit Pex on the top step of the podium; 3) Davide Forè; 4) Dionisios Marcu KF; 5) Eliseo Martinez KFJ; 6) Muizzuddin, in the middle, and Fetisov, left (Ph. Cunaphoto.it).

 

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A contact involving Davide Forè and Jorrit Pex made them lose precious positions when the podium was at reach. Dionisios did not make it to the start in KF Final due to a small technical problem. Eliseo Martinez to the fore in KF Junior.

The WSK Champions Cup has started at the Internazional Circuit La Conca, with the first of the two rounds held on 2nd March. This has been an ideal training ahead of the forthcoming season as well as an interesting race due to the stakes and the technical challenge involving more than 190 drivers.

In this occasion CRG fielded Dionisios Marcu in KF, Eliseo Martinez and Pietro Mazzola in KF Junior, while the Italian firm competed in KZ2 with Davide Forè in force at team DTK and Jorrit Pex at CRG Holland.

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FORE’ AND PEX CLOSE TO THE PODIUM in KZ2
The two color bearers of CRG in KZ2 put in a streak of very good performances throughout the weekend, including in the Final where only an unlucky contact between the two stripped Forè and Pex from the chance of getting the podium they had in sight. That was a real pity as the two CRG drivers had been among the main protagonists of the category since qualifying, where they set the 4th and 5th time. Forè ended 7th in the Final and Pex 8th.

The youngest son of the Dutch Pex family, the very young Stan Pex, made its debut in KZ2. He run an apprenticeship race with good lap times.

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VERY GOOD DIONISIOS IN KF UNTIL THE FINAL
Dionisios Marcu had a good weekend in KF where he started from the 13th time in qualifying, gained P10 in the heats and ended 15th in Prefinal. A small technical problem to a spark plug in the formation lap unfortunately forced him to give up at the start of the Final.

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GOOD GROWTH FOR MARTINEZ IN KFJ
The Spaniard Eliseo Martinez is gaining more and more experience and put in a solid performance in this second exit of the season, despite some difficulties he had to face at the beginning of the weekend. Martinez managed in fact to recover from the starting 44th place in qualifying to the 27th of the heats and then concluded his Prefinal in 11th, position that was confirmed in the Final.

Pietro Mazzola had some difficulties at the beginning of the KFJ weekend too but then gained the 17th place of his Prefinal. In the Final, he lost some ground in the final stages and crossed the line in 27th place.

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GAMOTO ALWAYS IN 60 MINI'S FRONTLINE
Very good performance once again for the two drivers in force at Gamoto Racing in 60 Mini which highlighted once again the competitiveness of CRG/Hero's chassis. The Malaysian driver Muizzuddin Abdul Gafar ended with a very good fourth place after finishing the Prefinal in third. Good weekend also for Dennis Hauger, who was 11th in the Final after the 5th place in the Prefinal while Francesco Tripoli closed his effort in 15th place after setting the 5th time in qualifying.

NEXT ROUND
The next round of the season is going to take place again in La Conca on the weekend of the 9th of March with the second and final round of the WSK Champions Cup that will name the champions of this newly born series.

All results of the race are available at www.kartcrg.com.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
4 March 2014

In the pictures: 1) Jorrit Pex; 2) Davide Forè; 3) Dionisios Marcu; 4) Eliseo Martinez; 5) Muizzuddin Abdul Gafar (Ph. Cunaphoto.it).

 

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Tiene and Hiltbrand produced a spectacular KF2 Final and obtained the second and third step of the podium. CRG on the KZ2 podium with Andrea Dalè. Lennox was bumped in the Final but clinched anyway a good 8th place. Forè ended 10th.

Lonato del Garda (Brescia, Italy). CRG works team lived a very good season opener at the 19th Winter Cup of Lonato, race that highlighted the technical competitiveness of chassis and engines as well as of all drivers of the team.

The Winter Cup is back as the “trail-maker” of this new season with a race that had been quite awaited to get some confirmations after the international success harvested last year. Satisfaction has not been long in coming in Lonato where CRG chassis pushed by Maxter by Tec-Sav engines in KZ and by TM engines by GFR and Galiffa in KF, turned out to be quite competitive and among the main protagonists of the whole event.

SPECTACULAR DOUBLE PODIUM IN KF2. The greatest satisfactions – as regarding the final result – came from KF2 where Felice Tiene and the young Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand dominated the category with their TM engines by GFR managing to finish on the podium in second and third place.

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Excellent was the performance of Felice Tiene, who set the quickest time of his session in qualifying, came out of heats on top, was fifth in the Prefinal and in the Final produced a superb race challenging Alessio Lorandi for the victory as the latter had managed to gain some ground in the initial stages of the race.

Absolutely spectacular was also the race of the new-entry Pedro Hiltbrand, who managed to climb all the way from the 22nd spot of the starting grid to an incredible final third place!

Dionisios Marcu has been quite unlucky instead. He has been author of a good debut in KF2 but was forced to the retirement in the Final due to a contact at lap one. Nevertheless, he has had solid weekend as proved by the 10th absolute time in qualifying.

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VERY GOOD PERFORMANCE FOR LENNOX IN KZ2. Jordon Lennox-Lamb run a very good KZ2 race on his CRG-Maxter. He has been forced to keep gaining positions after he was stripped of the second time in qualifying as he was 100 grams underweight. Despite of this, the British driver made it through to the final stages recovering up to midfield in the Prefinal. A bumping made him lose precious time in the Final, but then he put the hammer down and ended eighth thanks to his very good laptimes.

Davide Forè obtained the 10th place with team DTK after being on top of his qualifying session. The Spaniard Alex Palou, at his first contact with KZ2, ended 17th in the Prefinal and 16th in the Final.

Things did not go very well to Fabian Federer. He had been very quick in qualifying but in the heats he lost his reacting to an incident and was therefore disqualified.

CRG name was carried high by the former works driver Andrea Dalè, on CRG-TM, who dominated the scene throughout since qualifying, winning also the Prefinal before finishing third in the Final.

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Postitive KF3 debut for last years winner of 60 Mini's WSK Euro Series and Master Series, the Spaniard Eliseo Martinez. He run a good series of races but some contacts penalized his final result, especially in the Prefinal. Martinez managed anyway to put in a recovery race in the Final and ended 14th. The young Briton Archie Tillett did not make it to the final as he was forced to run the repechage race where he ended 14th and therefore out of the top six that granted access to the final stages.

SUNDAY QUOTES

Euan Jeffery, CRG team manager: “The first race of the year has been good. We tested a lot of new material and we are particularly happy for the good development in KF Junior. We have been unlucky with Lennox in KZ qualifying. Our driver could have started the heats from the front and that would have given him more chances of running a good final stage. Alex Palou showed also good competitiveness. In KF we proved once again to be on top with all our drivers. Dionisios obtained very good times especially at the beginning of the weekend, but then he has been stopped by an incident in the Final. Felice Tiene and Pedro Hiltbrand run good races fully deserving the podium, they were actually very close to aim to the victory. To wrap it up, we started the season on the right foot. Now we are heading to La Conca for the double commitment of WSK Champions Cup, where we will be racing in KF and KF Junior.”

Felice Tiene: “I had some little engine problems in Prefinal and at the beginning of the Final. I started gaining positions back as soon as I managed to fix these problems, but unfortunately it was too late to hunt for the victory. In the final laps I was very quick but I decided not to run too many risks securing the second place.”

Pedro Hiltbrand: “I am really happy on how things went in my first race with CRG. It has been a good final as I started from the back but I was very quick and did not have difficulties in climbing all the way up to the third place. I would like to thank the whole team on the great job they have done. I am quite hopeful for the coming races.”

All the results of the weekend are available at the websites www.southgardakarting.it and www.kartcrg.com.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
23 February 2014

In the pictures: 1) CRG Racing Team, from left Forè, Palou, Tiene, Hiltbrand, Lennox, Marcu, Martinez, Tillett. 2) Tiene and Hiltbrand in KF2; 3) Tiene and Hiltbrand on the podium of the Winter Cup; 4) Lennox in KZ2; 5) Eliseo Martinez in KF3 (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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Sabré Cook, the American girl that won a lot with CRG USA, is about to move to cars and to launch a promotional initiative involving special holidays at the Viceroy Snowmass Hotels and Resorts in Colorado.

Sabré Cook is ready to make her debut on single seaters after a series of very exciting and fruitful karting seasons in USA run with CRG-USA. The beatiful and strong American driver launced an interesting promotional initiative in collaboration with “Viceroy Snowmass Hotels and Resorts” in Colorado to face at best this new adventure in motorsport. Some holiday packages have been in fact devised with a special price to fund the sportive programme of Sabré Cook.

“Viceroy Snowmass” is considered as one of the most famous resorts in the world located among the most beatiful mountains for skiing, right at the base of the famous skiing resort Snowmass. “Viceroy Hotels Resorts Residences” offers exclusive holiday packages in winter and summer in a location that is unique both in terms of natural beauties and offered services. Some holiday packages with special price have been devised within the initiative connected to Sabré Cook to support the forthcoming sportive season of the American driver.

Further information will be availabe at www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/snowmass and www.sabrecook.com.

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SABRE’ COOK. Sabré Cook is 6 times winner of the Colorado Championship and won two USA TAG Junior International Championships as well as a TAG USA IAME Senior and the S2 title in Skusa Supernationals. She has also finished second in Las Vegas' S2, fifth in the Skusa Summer Nationals in S2 and third in the USA TAG Senior. Beyond other important results, she also represented United States at the Bruno Grana International Trophy held in Lavalent (France), and obtained the fifth place in the CKI Florida Cup.

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

In the pictures: 1) Sabré Cook on the podium at the Skusa Supernationals in USA; 3) A view of the Viceroy Hotels Resorts Residences.

 
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