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THE BRIGGS KART CHAMPIONSHIP WEBSITE IS NOW ONLINE
All information regarding the promotional entry level project by CRG and BRIGGS & STRATTON are now available on the official web page www.briggskartchampionship.com

CRG has presented the official web page of the project devised for entry level karts Kart Championship (www.briggskartchampionship.com) in early February. This is a user-friendly and complete website, an evolved software solution that will manage classifications and that will keep all drivers constantly connected with on track activities.

The heart of the website is the system managing the sporting activity that will connect registered drivers with the races they will take part in, updating the National Ranking live and defining the standings of the National title.

A big space on the web portal is also dedicated to the product with the technical specifications of the CRG FS4 pushed by the Briggs & Stratton engine. The focus section will feature all the in-depth analysis from technical and sporting regulations, to race format and authorized dealers. A very useful FAQ section will report the most frequent questions asked to CRG Customer Service and the newsletter will allow registered users to stay up-to-date with the activities of the Briggs Kart Championship world.

An important section is the registration form for drivers (mandatory to take part to the races) and the definition of a personal web page with the choice of the racing number. This section will be active from Tuesday February 20th at 14.00hrs. All content will be integrated shortly in a smartphone APP and the system will distribute the same content in all European countries. After the Italian version, the Spanish, German and English websites will go live shortly.

Web site: www.briggskartchampionship.com
E-mail: info@briggskartchampionship.com
Facebook: briggs Kart championship
Customer care: +39.030.9912604

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
February 12th, 2018

In the picture: the new Brigg Kart Championship web site.

 

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CRG’S 24 HOURS KARTING ALMOST SOLD OUT
After only a few days from the opening, there are already 20 teams registered, coming from Russia, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy and South America.

The 24 Hours of Italy is going to be probably the Endurance Karting event of the year, organized by CRG on March 24th-25th on the Adria Karting Raceway. There are all the conditions: karts, technical assistance and organization guaranteed by one of the most important manufacturers in the world, and the one of Italy’s most beautiful tracks in international karting.

After only few days from the opening, it is clear how the event is becoming a contest of international level, with teams coming from Russia, Germany, France, Czech Republic and, of course, Italy.

Over 20 teams already confirmed, out of the 36 available places, and also 2 teams coming from South America are defining their participation in these hours, who will contribute in giving a worldwide dimension to race.

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The CRG organization and the Adria Karting Raceway are working close to give top level standards to the event, which will be held with new CRG Centurion karts equipped with Honda 390cc engines, given by lottery to the teams and handled by the Italian factory’s racing division.

Moreover, the Adria track offers masonry boxes, hotel rooms above the pit lane and one of the best illumination systems.

The teams interested in participating can visit our website www.kartcrg.com and find the entry form, or contact the CRG office (info@endurancekartcup.it - +39.030.9912604)

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
February 8th 2018

In the pictures: 1) Poster “24 Hours of Italy”; 2) CRG Kart Centurion with Honda 390cc engine.

 

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CRG, HILTBRAND AND BORTOLETO PROTAGONIST OF WSK IN ADRIA
The first round of the WSK Super Master Series at the Adria Karting Raceway has welcomed Pedro Hiltbrand’s comeback to CRG, and he has been shining in OK putting in a good performance. Gabriel Bortoleto also had a solid run in OK-Junior.

CRG Racing Team had a difficult, but very fruitful, weekend during the opener of the WSK Super Master Series held this weekend at the Adria Karting Raceway. The start to this new sporting season gave several interesting indications that will guide the technical development of the material produced by the Italian outfit.

Among CRG drivers, Pedro Hiltbrand and Gabriel Bortoleto have come to the fore respectively in in OK and in OK-Junior, as their team mates, despite the latter having to fight against bad luck. Weather conditions did not help finding the right setup of the karts, as the sun came out only on Sunday after the rain and cold temperatures of the initial part of the weekend.

In OK, Pedro Hiltbrand’s comeback was much awaited and he has been among the quickest absolute since practice on CRG-Tm. He posted the quickest time of his session in qualifying, which was the second absolute. Unfortunately, Hiltbrand was pushed off track by a rival – who in turn had aquaplaned – in the first qualifying heat and this pushed the CRG driver down the ranking of qualifying. Hiltbrand was later on fourth in his Prefinal and went on clinching the sixth place in the Final. The British driver Callum Bradshaw has also been among the best on CRG-Tm. He was ninth in the final classification after recovering 10 places. The Argentine Franco Colapinto and Kilian Meyer experienced some difficulties and ended respectively in 28th and 29th place. Andrea Rosso (CRG-Parilla) had to give up due to a technical problem in the Prefinal when, he was a protagonist of the race. The OK Final went to Hannes Janker.

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Pedro Hiltbrand’s comment: “It has been a good comeback to CRG. The best time posted in my qualifying session is quite encouraging. This has not been an easy weekend tough, as I had not been racing for a while before today. I am very happy about the work we are doing at CRG and I am pretty sure the results will arrive. I am positive for the International season.”

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In OK-Junior, Gabriel Bortoleto (CRG-Tm) put in a great performance and has been among the quickest for the whole weekend. The young Brazilian of CRG ended the Final in sixth place, but with a little bit more luck on his side he could have secured the podium, as he has occupied P3 several times during the race. Luca Giardelli, Enzo Trulli, and Alfio Spina could not qualify for the Final stages, the latter due to a penalty too much in the heats. The Final was won by Kiril Smal.

The Swede Benjamin Tornqvist of CRG Holland has been the best of CRG drivers in KZ2. He crossed the line of the Final in P10. Filippo Berto run a strong race too and closed his effort in P14, after recovering 6 places, as did Alessandro Giardelli who ended 16th. Emilien Denner (Kalì-Kart) was 25th due to a penalty. The two times World Champion of CRG Paolo De Conto could not take part in the opener of the WSK Master Series in KZ2 because he was busy at a karting event in Mexico. He honoured that event at best, taking the victory. The Final in Adria was won by Alex Irlando instead.

Nicholas Pujatti was the best placed CRG driver in 60 Mini. Team CRG Gamoto’s driver was in fact seventh at the end of a hard-fought race. The victory in this class went to Martinius Stenshorme.

All results are available at www.wsk.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
February 4th 2018

In the pictures: 1) Pedro Hiltbrand, OK; 2) Pedro Hiltbrand and Peto, OK; 3) Gabriel Bortoleto, OK-Junior. Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG DRIVERS READY FOR THE WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES IN ADRIA
CRG Racing Team is starting officially its sporting programme this weekend with the opener of the WSK Super Master Series in Adria. Among the main topics, Trulli Jr.’s debut and Pedro Hiltbrand’s comeback.

After warming up the engines at reduced “ranks” last weekend with the WSK Champions Cup, International karting is all set to start its long campaign with the first of the four rounds making up the WSK Super Master Series.

The championship is starting this weekend from Adria and will then continue in Lonato, Muro Leccese and Sarno, where it will reach its conclusion on April 8th. This is going to be a prestigious and very useful test bench ahead of the CIK-FIA Championships and CRG Racing Team will contest it with almost all its works drivers. Among the team’s big names, Paolo De Conto will be the only one absent in Adria because he is in Mexico busy in an important national competition.

Reigning KZ World Champion will be back for the next rounds though. Meanwhile, the await is mounting for the debut with CRG of the young Enzo Trulli, who will compete in OK-Junior alongside team mates Alfio Andrea Spina, Luca Giardelli and Gabriel Bortoleto.

In OK all eyes will be on Pedro Hiltbrand, who is back to CRG Racing Team, with which he won virtually everything in 2016: namely, the KZ2 World Cup and European Championship and the OK World Championship. Alongside the Spanish driver, Callum Bradshaw, Killian Meyer, Andrea Rosso and Franco Colapinto will also be present in OK. CRG Racing Team’s colors in KZ2 will be defended by Alessandro Giardelli and Filippo Berto, while Emilien Denner will race on Kalì Kart.

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A lot of CRG satellite teams will take part in the WSK Super Master Series in all categories: among these, CRG Holland, M2 Racing and Team Gamoto, the latter in 60 Mini.

CRG Racing team’s ambitions for 2018 are high, but the main target of the weekend is to continue the development work done during winter, ahead of the CIK-FIA Championships, as explained by Glenn Keyaert (CRG team manager): “The competitive season starts too early for us and therefore these early races in January and February are a technical test bench and prosecution of the work done over winter, before the CIK-FIA Championships. The new drivers will have to complete the acquaintance process with our technical staff and get more familiar with working methodologies too. For this reason, the fact that WSK does not employ the same tyres used in CIK-FIA Championships in all categories is an unknown we would have preferred not to have. At this point in the season, our work is focused on technical details since we introduced a lot of new things, like the Heron chassis, that made a great debut last weekend and that will compete next to our KT2, KT4 and Road Rebel chassis. We still need to complete some tests and collect data on chassis and engine, these pieces of information will certainly be handy in the rest of the season. This year we extended our collaboration with TM to several drivers of classes OKJ and OK and we have a very tight schedule also on this front. Our ambitions are still high and we are very positive for this weekend”.

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The program of the weekend schedules qualifying and heats on Friday, an intense round of qualifying heats on Saturday and then pre-finals and Finals on Sunday. The Live timing feed will be available at www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
February 1st 2018

In the pictures: 1) CRG Racing Team, Adria, Ph. Cunaphoto; 2) Pedro Hiltbrand, Ph. Cunaphoto; 3) Jarno and Enzo Trulli, Ph. Sportinphoto.

 

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ALFIO ANDREA SPINA IN THE CRG OFFICIAL TEAM
After the excellent results in 60 Mini with the Gamoto team, the young Sicilian driver was promoted in the official team in OK Junior, where he debuted at the WSK Champions Cup in a very positive way.

CRG has always paid attention to young deserving drivers and, since several seasons, it created a young program in close collaboration with the Gamoto team, a high level and educational structure, where many drivers make their first steps in karting in the Mini class.

This path was followed by many drivers, that became CRG officials afterwards, as the Norwegian Dennis Hauger, who entered the Red Bull program. At the beginning of the 2018 season, Alfio Andrea Spina started the same path. Sicilian, born in August 2006, he’s been one of the greatest protagonists in 60 Mini in the past 2 seasons. Spina could have stayed in Mini one more year, and these were the initial programs before Christmas holidays, but after making a very positive test in OK Junior at the beginning of January, the decision was to move him in the upper category, under the direct management of the CRG Racing Team.

The 2018 will be basically an apprenticeship year, even if the CRG technical staff believes in his potential and has the ambition of achieving important results in a short time.

Spina will make a complete program at international level, taking part to the OK Junior European and World Championships and he already debuted at the WSK Champions Cup, where he proved to be very fast for all the weekend. His next race will be in Adria at the WSK Master, then Lonato for the Winter Cup. About the engines, he will use the TM provided by Machac Racing.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
January 30th, 2018

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In the pictures: Alfio Andrea Spina. Ph. Cunaphoto.

 

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CRG, STRONG DEBUT IN ADRIA AT THE WSK CHAMPIONS CUP
The new CRG Heron chassis in OK and OK-Junior scored good performances with Andrea Rosso behind the wheel of the OK equipment and Gabriel Bortoleto of that of OK-Junior. A round of applause for Alessandro Giardelli in KZ2. CRG on track again next Sunday for the opener of the WSK Super Master Series.

The WSK Champions Cup has opened season 2018 once again at the Adria Karting Raceway on January 28th. CRG has taken this chance to test its new material, especially the new Heron chassis fielded in the OK and OK-Junior grades ahead of the forthcoming campaign.

CRG Racing Team will get into action mainly from next week on still in Adria, the circuit that will house the opener of the WSK Super Master Series, but some important indications have already arrived from this WSK Champions Cup that kicked off season 2018.

Among CRG drivers, Alessandro Giardelli deserved a round of applause on CRG-TM in KZ2. In the heats he has been slowed down by a problem in one qualifying heat, but then bounced back in the Prefinal and Final, climbing up to P5 ending only a tenth short of the podium. Giardelli was third in timing practice being 0.085s off the pace of the Final winner Vasile (DR). A penalty relegated Emilien Dennier to the 18th place on Kalì-Kart, after the eighth time in practice and some good heats. CRG Holland’s Andreas Johansson was 16th at the end of a troubled weekend instead.

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In OK, CRG drivers Andrea Rosso, the Argentine Franco Colapinto at the debut with the Italian outfit, and Javier Sagrera on track for team M2 Racing Karts, all on CRG-Parilla run strong races with the new CRG Heron chassis. Rosso has been among the quickest in practice and heats, as he posted the ninth time in practice and the sixth in the heats, before taking P5 in Prefinal, while Colapinto was 15th. Rosso has been one of the main protagonists of the Final and ended fourth after holding also P3, while Colapinto was 22nd. Sagrera had to retire early from the race. The victory went to Nielsen.

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In OK-Junior, the new CRG Heron chassis managed by the Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto has been the quickest on CRG-TM. After the quickest time posted in its practice group and a pole position start in his Prefinal, Bortoleto was fourth in the Final showing great potential, but then he was handed a 10s time penalty that pushed him down to P19. The race was won by Aron. Alfio Spina had a great debut with CRG Racing team taking a good P16 despite a time penalty in what was his first OK-Junior race following a strong career in Mini with team Gamoto. Luca Giardelli was 20th at the end of a good comeback race. The Brazilian Lucas Machado Staico did not have much of luck and could not qualify for the Final.

Some unlucky episodes in 60 Mini did not allow CRG private drivers to qualify for the final stages. They just missed the qualification by a whisker though. The sprint to the line awarded Andrea Antonelli. Better news are awaited in this category for the first round of the WSK Super Master Series next February 4th in Adria. In the occasion, 2016 World Champion Pedro Hiltbrand will officially rejoin CRG Racing Team.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
January 28th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) Alessandro Giardelli, KZ2; 2) Andrea Rosso, OK; 3) Gabriel Bortoleto, OK-Junior. Ph. Cunaphoto.

 

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FRANCO COLAPINTO IN OK WITH CRG
The Argentinian driver raced with CRG Nordam in the US and he will make a complete program in Europe with the CRG Racing Team.

CRG is pleased to announce the agreement with Franco Colapinto. Born in Pilar, near Buenos Aires, on May 2005, Colapinto will complete the rich and competitive line-up of the Factory’s Racing Team in the OK class, making a complete race program in Europe.

His debut will be at the WSK Champions Cup in Adria, then he will continue with the WSK Super Master Series, the Winter Cup, the European Championship and the World Championship, scheduled in Sweden next September.

Colapinto comes from a very positive season with CRG Nordam in the United States, where he was in evidence in the most important SKUSA races in the TAG Junior category. In the past season he also achieved many victories in Argentina, but an injury to the ribs at the end of the season deprived him of the title and compromised his performance at the OK Junior World Championship in the UK.

In 2017, the Argentinian driver already made an experience in Europe, racing the Winter Cup in OKJ, surprising everyone with an excellent 2nd place. He is young, mature, fast, physically and mentally trained, and CRG has many expectations, confirming the close collaboration between the CRG Nordam racing division in the US and the Racing Team in Europe.

This is how the Agentinian driver commented the agreement: “I want to become a professional driver and I am working on every aspect to reach this goal. Thanks to the agreement with CRG I will work with a team able to teach me a lot and give me the maximum technical support. Many professional drivers raced in kart with CRG and I am honoured to have this opportunity. This year I will live in Italy and I will concentrate on working with the team.”

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
January 26th 2018

In the picture: Franco Colapinto. Ph. Cunaphoto.

 

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CRG RENEWED A BLOCK OF 11 DRIVERS
The CRG Racing Team confirmed Gabriel Bortoleto and Luca Giardelli in the OK Junior, Callum Bradshaw, Kilian Meyer, Ayrton Fontecha and Andrea Rosso in the OK, Alessandro Giardelli, Enrico Prosperi, Filippo Berto and Marco Valenti in KZ2 also for 2018. Moreover, there is the World Champion Paolo De Conto that will still be racing in KZ and Emilien Denner that will race with the Kalì Kart colours in KZ2.

The CRG’s 2018 start is characterized by continuity with the past season, as the Italian factory made official a block of 11 drivers committed in the international categories already since last year.

It is a strategic choice, useful to continue the work for technical development in the best way, a functional work not only to obtain the best results on the track, but also to convey the know-how from racing to the serial production.

Stability has always been one of CRG’s strong points also concerning the drivers training and it's no coincidence that today’s most important F1 drivers were ‘home-grown’ by the Italian factory.

Together with the confirmed Paolo De Conto, that will get a shot at the most important titles in KZ again, the CRG management worked to confirm at least 2 drivers from 2017 for each category, together with the newcomers, as the announced return of Pedro Hiltbrand and the young Enzo Trulli.

Further new drivers will be announced in the following weeks, reaching over 20 drivers with a CRG contract for the 2018 season, a high number for a competitive and ambitious formation in all the international categories.

On this basis, the renewal of 11 contracts has been made official: in OK Junior for the Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto and Luca Giardelli; in the OK the Spanish driver Ayrton Fontecha was promoted from the Junior class, whilst his compatriot Kilian Meyer and the British Callum Bradshaw were confirmed, as well as Andrea Rosso, who made his debut with CRG in the last races of 2017.

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In the KZ2 class, Alessandro Giardelli, Filippo Berto, Enrico Prosperi and Marco Valenti were confirmed, together with the French Emilien Denner with the Kalì Kart colours.

For what concerns the engine partnerships, CRG confirmed the winning collaboration with TM Racing for the KZ classes, whilst in the next days, at the end of winter tests, the agreements for the OK-OKJ categories will be defined as well.

About the racing calendar, the main focus of the CRG Racing Team will be the CIK-FIA championships (European and World Championships), besides complementary programs in the DKM and the main WSK meetings.

In the end, there is a continuity also for what concerns the technical personnel, with Glenn Keyart as team manager, assisted by Arnaud Kozlinski and Mariano De Faveri, besides the engineer Marco Urbinati for the data collection.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
January 18th 2018

In the pictures1) Gabriel Bortoleto, Ph. CRG Press; 2) Emilien Denner. Ph. Sports Branded.

 

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PEDRO HILTBRAND, WELCOME BACK TO CRG!
Pedro Hiltbrand returns to CRG after a different choice in 2017. The victorious union between CRG and Pedro Hiltbrand will be back in 2018. The 2016 World Champion Pedro Hiltbrand and CRG also won the OK European Championship, the KZ2 International Super Cup and the KZ2 Spanish Championship in 2016.

CRG is delighted to announce the very welcome comeback of Pedro Hiltbrand to its Racing Team. This is a very happy comeback for the whole CRG Racing Team that is all set to strengthen its drivers lineup for season 2018 with a very competitive driver of the likes of Pedro Hiltbrand.

In the past few years, Pedro Hiltbrand’s career has reached very high levels with CRG, until 2017 when the Spanish driver from Girona decided to undertake a different path. Pedro Hiltbrand reached the top with CRG in 2016, year in which he won three CIK-FIA titles: the OK World Championship, OK European Championship and KZ2 International Super Cup. In 2016 Pedro also rounded off his successful season taking the victory of the KZ2 Spanish Championship.

The winning partnership between CRG and Pedro Hiltbrand will be back in 2018 to reach further important results together.

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This is Pedro Hiltbrand’s comment on his comeback at CRG: “I would like to thank Giancarlo, Marina and the whole CRG team for giving me the chance to be back. I am really very happy. In 2017 I had a different work experience. Work is obviously important, but human relationships are just as important. CRG has been like a family to me in the past, and I am really happy for being again part of it. Karting is my life and CRG is part of my life. I hope I can give CRG some further great victories.”

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
January 1st 2018

In the pictures: 1) CIK-FIA OK World Champion Pedro Hiltbrand, 2016; 2) The winner of CIK-FIA KZ2 International Super Cup 2016 Pedro Hiltbrand. Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG, GIANCARLO TININI’S ANALYSIS ON SEASON 2017
A lot of interesting topics have been discussed by CRG’s President Giancarlo Tinini on the successful season just ended for the Italian company. Several interventions needed to improve karting and grant higher competitiveness and participation.

CRG has closed another sporting season with excellent results in International Karting races in 2017, and the most prestigious victory of the CIK-FIA KZ World Championship did not go missing also in this season.

The title obtained by Paolo De Conto in Wackersdorf on CRG-TM-Bridgestone is the fourth KZ World Title in the past 5 years, and the eighth in the last 10. These overwhelming numbers highlight a clear truth: CRG is the absolute protagonist on the International karting scene.

“KZ is certainly the class in which we are most successful – CRG SpA’s President Giancarlo Tinini commented – but we also scored good results in the other classes as well. With a bit more of good luck, we could have claimed important results in the CIK-FIA Championships, alongside the KZ World Championship won by De Conto and the European KZ Championship taken by De Conto again. In any case, we also won a very competitive Championship like DTM with Dennis Hauger in OK, Kas Haverkort in Junior and Jorrit Pex in KZ2. Some further satisfaction came also from the National Championships and in International events like in Las Vegas. It is fair to say that things went quite well for us, and we displayed a good level also in OK and OK-Junior.”

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- Season 2017 brought the confirmation of a great champion of the likes of Paolo De Conto, who won two world titles in a row in 2016 and 2017...
“Paolo already showed his value before joining CRG. Perhaps, he managed to find that little bit extra to score the big target with us, but we all knew that Paolo is a very competitive driver before.”

- The four World titles in KZ in the past 5 years started with Max Verstappen in 2013 and were followed by that won by Jorrit Pex in 2015 and the double win by Paolo De Conto in 2016 and 2017. In the past 10 years, Jonathan Thonon kicked off the positive series in 2007 taking three world titles in a row before claiming another one in 2011.
“We restarted an important series of victories with Max Verstappen and now that he is in Formula 1 we can see how important it was for Max to start his career from karting. His trajectories, especially in the wet, come from his experience in karting. Karting nowadays is turning out to be a breeding ground for future motorsport champions, more than other minor formulas.”

- What should we expect from regulations to improve karting as a champions training ground?
“Some specific aspects need intervention. I am ever more convinced that karting should use softer tyres. Grip is crucial in karting for the competitiveness, spectacle and preparation of drivers to higher formulas. The current tendency goes towards harder tyres though, but this is the totally wrong direction, especially in Europe. It is necessary that people in charge of taking these decisions realize the needs of this world: drivers have more fun driving karts with more grip, rather than on hard and slower tyres: in the former case spectacle is increased, as some overtaking moves otherwise impossible can be attempted. Another aspect to change is the front fairing penalty following a contact. This rule is spoiling the result of several races and this hits karting in the worst possible way.”

- What are the novelties for CRG Racing Team in 2018?
“We will have another new important collaboration with TM Racing regarding engines. They will continue to give their support in KZ, but also provide some of our drivers with the engine in OK and OK-Junior. We will nevertheless continue working with Iame engines prepared as usual by KVS, a collaboration we have been very happy with in the last few years. Regarding drivers, several of our drivers have already been confirmed, but we are also working at several new agreements and we will bring to our team some important names. Regarding our brands for 2018, alongside CRG, we will have Zanardi with the external team led by Willemjan Keijzer and Kalì-Kart, for which we are considering a collaboration with another team”.

- Enzo Trulli, Jarno Trulli’s son, will join the team in 2018.
“Yes, Enzo Trulli will join our team in OK-Junior. To be honest I was quite surprised by Jarno Trulli’s phone call when he asked me if his son could have race for us. We met and quickly found an agreement to join efforts for season 2018. Obviously, I am delighted by the fact that Jarno Trulli chose CRG to run the next international championships, and I cannot be but proud by this choice of his.”

- Regarding costs of international karting, what are the actions that can improve the current situation?
“As constructors we are doing our part, but I would say that further actions can be taken regarding entry fees, fuels and tyres. Little things, but when considered together they can make a team save a lot of money. Our Racing Team already has very low costs, even lower than other teams”.

- What is the reason that international OK and OK-Junior classes still struggle to make it into National Championships?
“I believe that the shadow of the old KF is still negatively impacting there. Nowadays, OK is a great class with a great engine. It is a really good engine, easy, reliable and powerful. But ASNs are still reluctant to undertake this new road. I believe CIK should push ASNs to give more space to these classes.”

- What is CRG balance of 2017 from a commercial viewpoint?
“We had one of our best years, we are growing. We are happy with our Rental product, as I believe we deliver a product that matches the name of our brand. We are getting a lot of appreciation by people that tested our Rental karts. Now we are one of the few companies that offer a complete range of products, all featuring a good level.”

- What commercial initiatives and activities are going to be central for CRG in 2018?
“Excluding the activity of our Racing Team, we will insist on Endurance races with the objective of making our product known to a higher number of people. We will continue to propose the Briggs & Stratton engine because I believe that today it is the only entry-level product that can take a lot of enthusiasts closer to karting. It is cheap to buy and to run. It is certainly less powerful than a 2 strokes engine, but those who tried it found it a good and nice product to drive.”

- Season 2018 has two important novelties regarding CIK-FIA: Felipe Massa is the new President and RGMMC Group the new Promoter. What is your opinion?
“I know Felipe very well, he has always liked karting. I hope he can do the job of the President, without being too much involved with politics. Regarding the Promoter change, I also know very well Geidel, as we took part in some of his Rotax races. They are a group of professional people, I believe they will be up to the situation. Obviously WSK acquired a remarkable experience in CIK-FIA Championships, but the Geidel’s RGMMC Group have done a good job in Rotax and X30 races. We will see...”

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
December 22nd, 2017

In the pictures: 1) Giancarlo Tinini with Paolo De Conto; 2) CRG Racing Team, CIK-FIA KZ World Championship, Wackersdorf. Ph. CRG Press

 
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