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PROSPERI TAKES THE WIN IN KZ2 ON CRG-TM AT THE SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP IN ALCANIZ
Enrico Prosperi claimed the victory in the first final of the fourth round of the Spanish Championship in Alcaniz, and ended Race-2 in second place, earning the third place of the classification in the process.

Enrico Prosperi secured a great victory in KZ2 on CRG-Tm in the fourth round of the Spanish Championship that took place in Alcaniz. The Spanish driver of CRG competing for Team M2 Racing Karts put in a great weekend on the Motorland Circuit and is now standing third in the Championship.

In Race-1 Prosperi managed to install himself into the lead early on and kept it all the way to the flag, building a good margin on the nearest rival. Prosperi put in another great run in the second Final, keeping the lead until halfway through and fighting for the victory all the way to the flag, when he eventually was second, right in the slipstream of the leader.

Among the other main protagonists of Alcaniz, Gerard Cebrian Ariza has been shining in KZ2 on CRG-Tm run by RC2 Junior Team, as he was fourth in Race-1 – posting also the fastest lap of the race, while his team mate Yohan Azedo Sousa followed him. Gerard Cebrian Ariza was then fifth in Race-2, while Yohan Azedo Sousa was eighth in the second final.

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Enrico Prosperi is now third in the Spanish Championship KZ2 classification at 302 points, following Eliseo Martinez who totaled 374 points and Luis Gonzalez who hauled 306 points so far. Yohan Azedo Sousa, is fourth at 281 points, while Gerard Cebrian Ariza is sixth at 262.

In Senior, CRG has taken another podium with the Portuguese Jorge Ventura Simao on CRG-Parilla, who was third in both Finals. In Junior, Ayrton Fontecha Martinez closed Race-2 in sixth place on CRG-Parilla at the end of a 26 places comeback. A great second Final was also run by Javier Sagrera Pont, who was ninth on CRG-Parilla run by M2 Racing Karts, getting 13 positions back. Javier Sagrera Pont is currently second in the Championship, 14 points shy of the leader.

In the smallest category Alevin, Alejardo Melendez Pardi was on the third step of the podium in Race-1 on CRG-Parilla, while he closed Race-2 in sixth place. He is currently third in the Championship.

The final round of the Spanish Championship will take place in Zuera next October 1st.

All results are available at www.cronosystem.es/cek2017.

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

In the pictures: Enrico Prosperi, KZ2.
Ph. Jose F Omedas

 

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CRG AGAIN PROTAGONIST OF DKM IN WACKERSDORF
CRG has put in great performances again in Wackersdorf at the fourth round of the DKM. Jorrit Pex and Stan Pex completed a one-two in KZ2, as the former is standing as absolute leader of the championship. Hauger, Meyer, Maish and Troger protagonist of OK. CRG also dominated OK-Junior with Haverkort and Sasse.

CRG has come to the fore again for the second time in a row in the round of Wackersdorf, that was the fourth act of the German Championship DKM. Jorrit Pex dominated KZ2, Dennis Hauger has been a great protagonist in OK taking a win and a second place, while CRG Keijzer Racing’s Kas Kaverkort dominated OK-Junior.

Jorrit Pex, Dennis Hauger and Kas Haverkort are the Championship leaders ready for the final sprint of DKM that will reach its conclusion in Lonato next October 22nd, but other CRG drivers have been protagonist in Wackersdorf: Stan Pex and Flavio Camponeschi in KZ2, Kilian Meyer, Luca Maish and CRG TB Racing Team’s Tim Troger in OK, Hugo Sasse of CRG TB Racing Team in OK-Junior.

ONE-TWO FOR CRG IN KZ2 WITH JORRIT AND STAN PEX

In KZ2, Jorrit Pex has nearly sealed this edition of the German Championship DKM eying his sixth title after winning it, together with CRG, in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016. In Wackersdorf Jorrit Pex secured two wins in as many Finals and pulled away in the classification, chased by his brother Stan. The two CRG drivers completed a great one-two in Race-2, locking out the top two not leaving much room to rivals. Flavio Camponeschi also run a strong race at his comeback after a stop due to a muscular pain. Camponeschi had to retire from one heat, but then managed to recover up to P12 in Race1 and to P6 in Race-2. A great qualifying stage was also put in by Alessandro Giardelli, who was fifth absolute in qualifying and tenth in the heats. Giardelli had unfortunately to retire from Race-1, but then managed to recover in Race-2 up to P19. SRP Racing Team’s Fabian Federer was also in the top ten on CRG, claiming a tenth place in Race-1 and a seventh in Race-2, Toni Tschentscher was ninth in Race-1 and Max Tubben of CRG Holland was ninth in Race-2.

KZ2 Championship: 1. Jorrit Pex (CRG-Tm) points 213; 2. Stan Pex (CRG-Tm) 179; 3. Iglesias 146; 4. Federer (CRG-Tm) 122; 5. Camponeschi (CRG-Tm) 105; 6. Matisic 94; 7. Dreezen 88; 8. Kohler 86; 9. Tubben (CRG-Tm) 51; 10. Nilsson 50.

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HAUGER STRENGTHENING HIS LEAD IN OK

The Norwegian driver of CRG Dennis Hauger has been great protagonist on CRG-Parilla, being very quick since free practice when he posted the quickest time of his group. His team mates have also been very quick in the occasion, being even quicker than him, as in the case of the competitive Spanish driver Kilian Meyer, who secured the pole position leading the Dutch Glenn Van Berlo (CRG Keijzer) and the German Jan David Fusen (CRG Holland). Meyer has displayed a great competitiveness also in the heats, dominating them ahead of Van Berlo, Fusen and Hauger. A great result for CRG came in Race-1, with an awesome one-two-three with Hauger winning from Meyer to Tim Troger of CRG TB Racing Team. CRG drivers’ competitiveness has been clear also in Race-2, when Hauger and Meyer have been protagonist again. In the end, Hauger wisely allowed Schumacher through thinking more to the championship than to securing another win. At the flag, Hauger was second leading this time the German Luca Maisch of CRG TB Racing Team, who managed to win the “in-family” battle with Meyer. The fifth place and closing place on the podium went to Troger, which made it four CRG karts in the top five. After this round of Wackersdorf, Hauger confirmed his classification lead extending his advantage on the nearest rival to 38 points.

OK Championship: 1. Hauger (CRG-Parilla) points 204; 2. Schumacher 166; 3. Van Berlo (CRG-Parilla) 115; 4. Meyer (CRG-Parilla) 111; 5. Tonteri 110; 6. Arnold 108; 7. Maisch (CRG-Parilla) 89; 8. Troger (CRG-Parilla) 85; 9. Lindh 71; 10. Kacovsky 64.

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HAVERKORT AND SASSE BATTLING OUT OK-JUNIOR

CRG’s great outing in Wackersdorf has continued in OK-Junior, where the Dutch driver of CRG Keijzer Racing Kas Haverkort has been absolute protagonist: quickest in qualifying, winner of the heats and ruler of Race-1 and Race-2. For CRG, Race-1’s podium was rounded off by the third place secured by Hugo Sasse of CRG TB Racing Team. He has also taken another podium in Race-2, claiming P2 behind Haverkort. This double win handed the classification lead to Haverkort, as he now leads Sasse by one point only. Among the best, also Niels Troger of CRG TB Racing Team, who was sixth in Race-1 and seventh in Race-2.

OK-Junior Championship: 1. Haverkort (CRG-Parilla) points 179; 2. Sasse (CRG-Parilla) 178; 3. David (Zanardi-Parilla) 136; 4. Troger 131; 5. Coluccio 92; 6. Munding (CRG-Parilla) 91; 7. Michelotto 77; 8. Zug (CRG-Tm) 69; 9. Marseglia 61; 10. O Dey 51.

KAY VAN BERLO ON THE PODIUM OF KZ2 CUP

In KZ2 Cup, the quickest of CRG drivers has been the Dutch Kay Van Berlo of CRG Keijzer Racing. He scored in fact a great third place in Race-1 and a sixth in Race-2. The German Moritz Horn of CRG TB Racing Team was quickest in qualifying and recovered in Race-2 up to the eighth place after being forced to the retirement in Race-1. CRG Holland’s Jeroen Bos was second in the classification before this round, but had to retire from Race-1 and was 16th in Race-2.

KZ2 Cup championship: 1. Muller points 156; 2. Speck 150; 3. Detmers 147; 4. Curto 122; 5. Gruber 113; 6. Horn (CRG-Tm) 105; 7. Bos (CRG-Tm) 105; 8. Mahler 87; 9. Potman (CRG-Tm) 69; 10. Van Berlo (CRG-Tm) 64.

The fifth and closing round of DKM will take place in Lonato (Italy) on October 22nd. All results are available at www.kart-dm.de/en/home/

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

In the pictures: 1) Jorrit Pex, KZ2; 2) Dennis Hauger (21) and Kilian Meyer, OK (20); 3) Kas Haverkort on the podium between David and Sasse, OK-Junior.
Ph. Joan Codina – FotoFormulaK.com

 

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RASMUS JOUTSIMIES JOINS FORCES WITH TEAM CRG IN OKJ
The young Finnish driver Rasmus Joutsimies will be among the fields of CRG in the forthcoming World Championship that will take place on September 24th in England.

CRG Racing Team is happy to announce the technical and sporting collaboration with the driver Rasmus Joutsimies for category OK-Junior.

The 14 years old Finn will join the team starting from the next World Championship to be run in England at the PFI International Circuit next September 24th, before continuing with the WSK Final Cup in Adria.

The agreement also includes an option regarding category OK for season 2018. Rasmus Joutsimies has contested an excellent season in class OKJ this year, shining several times in CIK-FIA races and in the Finnish Championship.

Rasmus’ first kart has been a CRG “Puffo” at the age of 4 and his CV includes 92 wins out of 137 races run. As all works drivers, Rasmus will employ IAME engines managed by KVS, with which he already had the chance to collaborate during the season.

CRG Racing Team’s manager Glenn Keyart, commented the agreement in this way: “We are delighted to welcome Rasmus to the team. He will certainly make our line up for the World Championship even stronger. He is a quick and resolute driver, I am sure we will work well together.”

The young Finn enthusiastically commented this new phase of his career: “Being part of CRG Racing Team is a dream come true for me. I will give my 100% to get the best possible result. I am certain that I will quickly get up to speed with the material and working method of the team. Several very famous drivers have been racing for CRG in karting and the chance of wearing these colors is an honour and a great opportunity for me.”

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
25 August 2017

In the picture: Rasmus Joutsimies.

 

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CRG AND PAOLO DE CONTO CONFIRMED TO BE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS IN KZ IN SWEDEN
CRG drivers ended on a high the sixth and closing round of the European Champions that took place in Kristianstad. In KZ, Paolo De Conto was on the podium again. Sasse third in OK-Junior, Di Mauro second in KZ2 and Dennis Hauger great fourth in OK.

Some rain made the final stages of the European Championship even trickier in Sweden, as all categories – namely, KZ, KZ2, OK and OK-Junior, have been battling out the CIK-FIA Continental title. CRG colors eventually obtained very satisfying results.

The circuit of Kristianstad has staged the closer of the European Championship, after the rounds run in Sarno – Italy (KZ, OK, OK-Junior), in Genk – Belgium (KZ, KZ2), in Oviedo – Spain (KZ, OK, OK-Junior), in Le Mans – France (KZ2, OK, OK-Junior) and last week in Alahärmä – Finland (OK-OK-Junior).

DE CONTO KZ EUROPEAN CHAMPION AGAIN

KZ. Paolo De Conto has honoured at best the KZ title mathematically won in Le Mans on CRG-Tm. The Italian driver of CRG secured his second European Championship title after taking the KZ World Championship in Kristianstad in 2016. In Sweden, Paolo De Conto kicked off the weekend with a very last minute problem making him skip qualifying. In the heats he recovered well anyway, installing himself in a briliant fourth place. This has not been the first time during the season that De Conto had to start the Final from the second row of the grid. In fact that happened already in the first two rounds held in Sarno and Genk, where he managed to take the win anyway. In Kristianstad, a recovery was not that easy due also to the wet tarmac, but Paolo De Conto has put in a strong Final anyway, taking a third place in this occasion. Alongside the full haul in Sarno, Genk and Le Mans, the third place taken in Kristianstad confirmed CRG and Paolo De Conto as KZ European Champions in 2017.

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Paolo De Conto’s comment at the end of the Final in Kristianstad: “I am very happy with this race because I came here with the title, just to drive without taking penalties which could have compromised the end result. I am happy because I drove on the wet and now we know we need to find something to be quicker. I want to congratulate with my rivals because I run an amazing race without errors but I did not have the speed to win. So congratulations to them and see you in Germany at Wackersdorf for the World Championship”.

In KZ, the two Pex brothers, that have been protagonist of the German DKM Championship in this season, have not been as competitive in Kristianstad: Jorrit Pex was fifth, while his brother Stan Pex had to retire 9 laps into the race.

The KZ Final was won by Patrik Hajek. Paolo De Conto (CRG-Tm) is the Championship winner.

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SASSE THIRD IN OK-JUNIOR

OK-JUNIOR. In the OK-Junior Final, which was run on wet tarmac but without rain falling, the German of CRG TB Racing Team Hugo Sasse confirmed to be the most competitive of CRG drivers during this weekend in Sweden, ending right at the feet of the podium, a result that was later on converted into a P3 due to the penalty handed to Edgar. Sasse, after posting the best absolute time in qualifying and taking the fourth position after heats (a victory and two second places), ended the Final in fourth place, but was later on promoted to third, while the Dutch driver Kas Haverkort of CRG Keijzer Racing followed him. The Brazilian of CRG Gabriel Bortoleto was among the main protagonists of the heats and he managed to install himself in P12 early on in the Final, but then had to concede some positions to end his race in 16th place. Eventually, he was handed a 10s time penalty that relegated him to P20. The Spanish driver Francisco Sagrera was 15th, while Luca Giardelli did not manage to qualify for the Final despite a positive 10th place in the closing qualifying heat, as happened to Donar Munding, Mathias Torreggiani and Davids Trefilovs of SRP Racing Team.

The OK-Junior Final was won by Jack Doohan, while the Championship was won by the British driver Jonny Edgar, who was fourth following a 10s time penalty.

STRONG PERFORMANCE BY DI MAURO, SECOND IN KZ2

KZ2. The Swedish driver of CRG Holland Benjamin Tornqvist had been the quickest of the CRG lot ahead of the KZ2 Final, but he lost 15 positions at the start. The Brazilian Gaetano Di Mauro, managed to recover a lot of positions at the getaway on CRG-Tm instead. He had been previously protagonist of the qualifying stages on the humid tarmac, recovering up to P2 from the starting P14 thanks to some very effective driving. Max Tubben of CRG Holland has also been among the quickest of the Final putting in a stunning recovery from P30, as the Spanish Gerard Cebrian Ariza who started 22nd. At the flag, Gaetano Di Mauro claimed an excellent P2, taking the third podium for CRG in Kristianstad. The young Max Tubben took a very good fourth place. Benjamin Tornqvist eventually recovered up to P11, but was later on relegated to P13 by a penalty. Gerard Cebrian Ariza was 17th. The other Spanish driver of CRG Enrico Prosperi was out of the Final by a whisker, as happened to the Finn Petteri Ruotsalainen and Alessandro Giardelli, the latter despite a good qualifying.

The KZ2 Final was won by Adrien Renaudin, while the Championship went the German Leon Kohler’s ways, who was 12th in the Final.

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DENNIS HAUGER PROTAGONIST OF OK AGAIN

OK. The closing OK Final was run on a nearly dry circuit and the young Norwegian of CRG Dennis Hauger has been stunning since the start, one of the strongest protagonists despite being in his maiden year following last year’s OK-Junior campaign. Hauger has joined the battle for the lead, taking also P1 for a while, but eventually he slipped down to third until when 7 laps were left to go, when he was overtaken by Travisanutto and closed his effort in P4.
The British 2016 Academy Champion of CRG Callum Bradshaw was sixth recovering some solid 9 positions posting also the fastest lap of the race. CRG Keijzer Racing’s Glenn Van Berlo was 12th leading the German Hannes Janker. The Spanish driver Kilian Meyer ended 20th at the end of a good recovery from the back of the starting grid.

The OK Final was won by Finlay Kenneally, while the Championship went to Sami Taoufik, who was fifth at the flag.

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

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
30 July 2017

In the pictures: 1) CRG Racing Team with Paolo De Conto (KZ) and Gaetano Di Mauro (KZ2); 2) Paolo De Conto, KZ; 3) Hugo Sasse, OK-Junior; 4) Dennis Hauger, OK.
Ph. Cunaphoto.it

 

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POSITIVE RESULTS FOR CRG DRIVERS IN THE HEATS OF THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN SWEDEN
Qualifying heats have taken place in Kristianstad after the qualifying sessions run on Friday. De Conto put in a very strong day in KZ, Sasse and Bortoleto alike in OK-Junior, as Hauger in OK, Tornqvist and Di Mauro in KZ2. Finals from 13:40 on Sunday July 30th.

After qualifying held on Friday in Kristianstad (Sweden), the sixth and closing round of the CIK-FIA European Championship has continued with heats on Saturday, which ended up with interesting results for CRG drivers in all categories.

In KZ, the new European Champion on CRG-Tm Paolo De Conto, has recovered well from the skipped qualifying session on Friday, taking P3 in both heats. De Conto has also posted the fastest time of the race in the second heat.

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In Ok-Junior, the German of CRG TB Racing Team Hugo Sasse has come to the fore. After the pole position taken in qualifying, a victory and a second place in the heats were followed by another victory, that was later on canceled due to a penalty due to a contact. The Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto was also among the quickest on track. He was stopped by an incident in the first heat, but then recovered well taking a third and a fourth place.

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The Norwegian Dennis Hauger put in a great performance in OK securing a heat victory, followed by a third, a fifth and a second place. Callum Bradshaw took three seven places and a tenth, Hannes Janker showed a positive growth taking P3 in the third heat, Kilian Meyer scored a sixth place but unfortunately had two negative results too. The Dutch driver of CRG Keijzer Racing Glenn Van Berlo was sixth twice and then fifth.

The Swede Benjamin Tornqvist was quickest of CRG drivers in KZ2, as he claimed a third and two fourth places, while the Brazilian Gaetano Di Mauro came fifth twice and sixth once. Alessandro Giardelli scored a seventh place, but had two negative results despite posting the fastest lap of the race. The Spanish drivers Enrico Prosperi and Gerard Cebrian Ariza are behind, as they respectively obtained a ninth and an eighth place as best results.

The heats will continue on Sunday morning to narrow down the list of finalists.
Sunday 30 July 2017: Qualifying heats from 10:30. Drivers presentation at 12:50. Finals: KZ at 13:40; OK-Junior at 14:30; KZ2 at 15:15; OK at 16:05.
All results, Live Timing and Live TV feed are available at www.cikfia.com and www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
29 July 2017

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ, 2) Hugo Sasse, OK-Junior; 3) Dennis Hauger, OK.
Ph. Cunaphoto.it

 

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CRG IN SWEDEN FOR THE FINAL ACT OF THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
The sixth and closing round of the championship in Sweden has welcomed all the categories. Paolo De Conto has already been crowned KZ European Champion, but has to make up for some lost time, as he had to skip qualifying due to a last minute issue. Hugo Sasse absolute quickest in OK-Junior, Dennis Hauger second of his session in OK.

Scandinavia is again under the spotlight of the CIK-FIA European Championship 2017 as it is staging the closing weekend of the season in Sweden at the Circuit Asum Ring of Kristianstad, just one week after the round held at Pawerparck of Alahärmä in Finland.

The circuit of Kristianstad has the duty to close the European Championship with all categories on track, namely KZ, KZ2, OK and OK-Junior, after the rounds held in Sarno-ITA (KZ, OK, OK-Junior), Genk-BEL (KZ, KZ2), Oviedo-ESP (KZ, OK, OK-Junior), Le Mans-FRA (KZ2, OK, OK-Junior) and Alahärmä-FIN (OK-OK-Junior).

CRG has already secured the KZ Championship with the dominant run of Paolo De Conto in the first three rounds of Sarno, Genk and Oviedo. For De Conto the race in Sweden is just a formality, but he is all set to showcase the technical value of his CRG-Tm package.

In the past round held in Finland, the other CRG protagonists of OK and OK-Junior have been very quick in qualifying and heats, but were hit by bad luck in the Finals. They will certainly try and bounce back in Sweden. Flavio Camponeschi will still be absent from OK, as he is still has to get some rest due to the muscular pain on the neck that affected him in free practice in Finland.

In qualifying held on Friday in Kristianstad, Paolo De Conto had to skip the KZ session as he was late at the entry gate due to a problem of the last minute. Luckily, not very many drivers are present in this KZ closer in Sweden (11 in total) and Paolo De Conto will certainly be able to recover from this hiccup in the heats. In free practice, the Italian had posted the quickest time in 49.819s, while the pole position went to Kremers in 49.995s. The two Dutch brothers Jorrit and Stan Pex are also present in Sweden with CRG.
Jorrit was fourth in qualifying with a best time of 50.081s, while Stan was seventh in 50.281s.

In KZ2, CRG has fielded Alessandro Giardelli, the Brazilian Gaetano Di Mauro, the Spaniards Enrico Prosperi and Gerard Cebrian Ariza, the Swedes Andreas Johansson and Benjamin Tornqvist, the Dutch of CRG Holland Max Tubben, SRP Racing’s Estonian Kaspar Kallasmaa, CRG TB Racing Team’s German Moritz Horn, CRG Keijzer Racing’s Russian Ivan Nosov and the Finns Petteri Ruotsalainen and Sami Sinervo.

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The Norwegian Dennis Hauger, the British Callum Bradshaw, the Spanish Kilian Meyer, the German Hannes Janker, the Swede Alfred Nilsson and the Russian Artem Lobanenko are present with CRG in OK, while CRG Holland has fielded the Russian Artem Lobanenko and CRG Keijzer Racing the Dutch Glenn Van Berlo.

The Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto, Luca Giardelli, Mathias Torreggiani, the Spanish Francisco Sagrera, the German Donar Munding, the Dutch Kas Haverkort of CRG Keijzer Racing, CRG TB Racing Team’s German Hugo Sasse and SRP Racing Team’s German Davids Trefilovs will be present in OK-Junior.

HUGO SASSE CLAIMING OK-JUNIOR’S POLE POSITION

Hugo Sasse has been very quick on Friday in qualifying as he posted the best time of Session-1 that was also the absolute quickest in 52.371s. Gabriel Bortoleto was eighth in 52.686s, Francisco Sagrera 11th in 52.812s. Davids Trefilovs was 21st in the second session in 53.454s. Kas Haverkort was sixth in Series-3 in 52.897s, Luca Giardelli 12th in 53.037s, Mathias Torreggiani 14th in 53.064s and Donar Munding 16th in 53.086s.

In KZ2, Gaetano Di Mauro was third in Session-1 with a best lap of 50.432s, Benjamin Tornqvist was eighth in 50.570s. Alessandro Giardelli was sixth in Session-2 in 50.416s, Petteri Ruotsalainen was 11th in 50.817s, Andrea Johansson 15th in 50.935s, Enrico Prosperi 16th in 50.960s, Kaspar Kallasmaa 18th in 51.020s. In the third Series, Gerard Cebrian Ariza was seventh in 50.580s, Max Tubben 11th in 50.735s, Moritz Horn 12th in 50.855s, Daniel Lindholm 15th in 51.106s, Ivan Nosov 16th in 51.106s and Sami Sinervo 17th in 51.704s.

In OK, Kilian Meyer was 10th of Session-1 in 51.605s, Artem Lobanenko 17th in 51.914s. Dennis Hauger was very quick in the second session and posted the second time in 51.409s that was 0.086s shy of the first place, while Hannes Janker was fourth in 51.444s. Callum Bradshaw was fourth of the third session in 51.483s, Alfred Nilsson seventh in 51.531s and Glenn Van Berlo eighth in 51.575s.

THE PROGRAMME OF KRISTIANSTAD

CIK-FIA European KZ, KZ2, OK, OKJ Championships, 30.07.2017
Saturday 29 July 2017: Qualifying heats from 10:25.
Sunday 30 July 2017: Heats from 10:30. Drivers presentation at 12:50. Finals: KZ at 13:40; OK-Junior at 14:30; KZ2 at 15:15; OK at 16:05.

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

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

In the pictures: 1) Poster Kristianstad; 2) Dennis Hauger, OK, Ph. Cunaphoto.it

 

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REGULATIONS OF THE KART WORLD CONTEST BY CRG
The most awaited appointment of the season with the Rental Kart World Contest will take place on the weekend of October 14-15 in Lignano Sabbiadoro on CRG Karts Centurion. The teams title will be awarded on Saturday October 14th, while the drivers title on Sunday October 15th.

The Rental Kart World Contest is already among the most awaited events of the season. In this occasion, the circuit of Lignano Sabbiadoro will see 34 teams challenging each other on the weekend of October 14-15 for the teams title, while 68 drivers will aim to the drivers title. Both events will take place on the CENTURION Karts by CRG, managed on track by the racing department of the Italian company.

In the past few days, CRG has unveiled the sporting regulations and the racing format of this important Contest dedicated to Rental Karts, as the first rumors on the entry list are also leaking out. The programme of the event confirmed the 8 Hours Endurance Race valid for the teams title on Saturday October 14th, while the race to award the drivers title will take place on Sunday October 15th.

Regarding the Endurance race, the 34 admitted teams (selected on CRG tracks from all over the world and by events organizers using the karts of the Italian company) will have 1h and 15’ to get their starting place on the grid and, after that, they will run the 8 Hours long Endurance race. Regulations include a minimum number of 12 pit-stops and driving shifts no longer than 45’. Pit-stops will be managed by teams and minimum pit-in time has been set to one minute.

The Centurion CRG Karts used will be equipped with a ballast system to level the weight of drivers and teams composition will feature a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 drivers. Subscriptions will open in September, but important expressions of interest have arrived from American, Chinese and Japanese teams, as well as from Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic and, obviously, Italy.

The Endurance World Contest will get underway using the spectacular “Le Mans” style start at 13,30, right after the Drivers Parade, that will be one of the most spectacular moments of the weekend. Curtains to the teams title will drop in the floodlights at 21:30, and then the drivers title will get on stage on Sunday.

The Sunday race will admit 68 drivers, 2 for each team entered in the Endurance race. The racing format includes a qualifying session, and a qualifying heat to define the starting grid of the two Semifinals that will have 34 drivers each on track. The top 17 drivers of each semifinal will make up the starting grid of the Final that will award the Drivers World Contest.

Centurion Karts powered by 390cc engines will be used for both races and CRG’s racing department will manage them, which will provide drivers on track with a highly professional service. As regarding the other services, the Italian company will organize a paddock club with catering service and lounge areas, several leisure activities and top class promotion with live streaming and the presence of several journalists.

This is certainly going to be a great party for Rental Karts. To be among the protagonists it will be enough to qualify for the event on a CRG circuit or at the scheduled qualifying events. Among these, the closing event that will award a pass for the World Contest is the 4h of Pomposa that will take place on Saturday September 30th on Centurion Karts managed by CRG (info on www.circuitodipomposa.com)

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General info

ENDURANCE WORLD CONTEST (Saturday October 14th): 34 admitted teams of 3 to 8 drivers – Entry fee, Euros 900,00
DRIVERS WORLD CONTEST (Sunday October 15th): 68 admitted drivers (2 for each Endurance team) – Entry fee, Euros 90,00
Circuit: Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy)
Endurance Regulations: 1h15’ qualifying, 8h long race with 12 mandatory pit-stops and driving shifts no longer than 45’.
Sprint Race Regulations (Drivers): 10’ qualifying and 12 laps heat. The 15 laps long Semifinals will qualify the top 17 drivers for the 25 laps long Final.

Information – Secretariat: Tel. 0039.030.9912604 - E-mail: angeletti@kartcrg.com

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

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CRG PUTTING IN A VERY GOOD, BUT VERY UNLUCKY, PERFORMANCE IN FINLAND
Camponeschi has been forced to skip the race of the European OK and OK-Junior Championship in Alahärmä due to physical problems. CRG drivers confirmed their speed but could not secure a winning result in the Final. Closer next July 30th in Sweden.

CRG drivers put in convincing performances at the European Championship valid for the two categories OK and OK-Junior in Finland, showing a good pace in qualifying and heats, but the final result went unfortunately missing at the circuit Pawerparck of Alahärmä. That was a shame as premises were very good for the colors of the Italian outfit.

Regrettably, Flavio Camponeschi had to leave Alahärmä due to a muscular problem before starting qualifying. On Friday, in free practice, Camponeschi suffered in fact some physical problems and, despite the help of doctors, he preferred not to continue his weekend, as he did not want to risk compromising the remaining the season.

GREAT SPEED IN OK UNTIL THE FINAL

CRG drivers displayed a great competitiveness in qualifying and heats. In OK, Dennis Hauger posted the quickest time of his series, that was the fourth absolute being only 0.028s off the pace, while Callum Bradshaw was 94 thousands slower than the pole, and Kilian Meyer 0.224s. The winning performance of CRG drivers continued also in the heats, with Hauger standing fourth absolute thanks to a win and two second places, while Callum Bradshaw took one victory and ended 15th. Kilian Meyer has been very unlucky instead, as he did not qualify for the Final due to a penalty for the dropped front fairing that hampered his classification. The Ducth Glenn Van Berlo of CRG Keijzer Racing, missed out on qualifying for the Final by a whisker, mainly due to a penalty on his front fairing after a contact.

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Hauger had a tricky start of the Final from the outside lane of the second row and lost some positions. Shortly after he had to retire due to an incident, while he was trying to bounce back. Bradshaw put in a good fight until halfway through, getting up to P6, but then he had to concede some positions and ended 11th.

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BORTOLETO IN THE TOP 10 OF OK-JUNIOR

CRG drivers have shown a good pace also in OK-Junior and all managed to qualify for the Final. Gabriel Bortoleto completed his best loop only 0.003s shy of the pole position time in the first session, the Spanish driver Francisco Sagrera was fourth in the second session at 0.219s and Donar Munding tenth at 0.474s. Bortoleto was quick also in the heats, taking the 12th place and a victory. Sagrera was also quick and installed himself in P15. Mathias Torreggiani 27th after the heats at the end of a good comeback from qualifying, and Munding was 30th, as both qualified for the Final.

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Bortoleto run a good Final closing within the top ten in 10th place, while Munding was 17th. Sagrera had to retire 7 laps into the race due to an incident, while Torreggiani retired from the race on lap 6.

The next round will take place in a week’s time in Kristianstad (Sweden). The closer will award the titles of all categories with all the categories KZ, KZ2, OK and OK-Junior, the only exception being KZ, category in which Paolo De Conto will finally have the chance to officially celebrate the title of European KZ Champion that he firmly holds in his hands since the previous race in Oviedo (Spain).

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

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
23 July 2017

In the pictures: 1) From left, Bradshaw, Hauger, Sagrera, Torreggiani, Bortoleto, Munding, Van Berlo; 2) Dennis Hauger; 3) Callum Bradshaw, OK; 4) Gabriel Bortoleto, OK-Junior.
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PREVIEW OF THE ENTRY LEVEL PROJECT BY CRG AND BRIGGS & STRATTON
CRG and Briggs & Stratton are launching a new promotional project regarding an entry level Kart made by a CRG chassis powered by a 4 Stroke engine unit produced by the American company, a product that has been very successful in America and Australia. The first test drive sessions will take place in September, while the racing programme will officially kick off in 2018.

CRG and Briggs & Stratton Racing have officially started a technical and commercial partnership to launch a new promotional project regarding entry level karts on the European market. This collaboration is intended to market a “low cost” complete Kart and organize a promotional sporting programme.

The CRG chassis has been named FS4 and will be pushed by a 4 Stroke LO 206 engine produced by the American company Briggs & Stratton. This engine has been very successful and widely distributed in the entry level range in America and Australia, thanks to its low cost and, particularly, due to its low running costs.

This is the ground on which the project of importing the same philosophy to Europe has developed. Italy will be the test bench to verify the effectiveness and potential of this initiative. The CRG Kart with Briggs & Stratton engine will be sold at a promotional price of Euros 2.700,00 + VAT in a complete package that comprises all the accessories and tyres.

Bridging the gap between rental Karts and Racing products is the goal of this initiative. Such a gap has been made huge by the always increasing costs of karting competitions and by the necessary time, specialized technical assistance and costly maintenance that are required by this segment, which has become extremely professional.

The Kart CRG FS4 aims to meet all these requests, as it is affordable by a very wide range of enthusiasts and, most importantly, it benefits from the easy management and low maintenance costs of the Briggs & Stratton engine, which really allows everyone to get on track without the assistance of specialized technical staff. The declared objective is to meet the needs of the racing enthusiasts, that intend to make a step forward compared to rental Karts, but that cannot afford a classic racing product.

This is quite an ambitious challenge for CRG, that wishes to give a concrete contribution to boost an expansion of the ground level of Karting enthusiasts through an economic, but extremely valid and easy to maintain, product. Such an articulated project also includes a race format specifically devised to take the new customers of the Kart CRG – Briggs & Stratton closer to motorsport, in a simple and cost effective way.

For this reason, a network of race tracks suiting entry level karting has been selected to promote events and local races, with running costs kept at minimum. The basic mechanism is that every race organized by a Karting club, a circuit or a local promoter, awards points valid for the national ranking, through which the best drivers can qualify for a National Final.

As already happening with tennis, this ranking will allow drivers taking part even in two different events during the same weekend, to earn points and climb the classification up. The sporting programme named BRIGGS KART CHAMPIONSHIP will officially begin in 2018 and will schedule more than 40 races on the whole Italian territory.

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The Championship will initially include only category SENIOR for over 16 years old drivers, but this “top class” will be soon joined by the JUNIOR (11-16 years old) and MINI for younger drivers. Technical Regulations (that will not allow changes to the sealed engine nor to the chassis) and Sporting Regulations will be officially disclosed in September, as the dates of the promotional Road show and some sporting meetings that will be organized in 2017. Among these, the new category Briggs & Stratton will be present for a demo in Lignano Sabbiadoro in occasion of the Rental Kart World Contest organized by CRG.

CRG President Giancarlo Tinini, introduced this commercial and sporting challenge with these words: “We got our inspiration from the success that these engines have in America and we devised a strategy to promote this entry level programme in Europe. This product fills a void that no current category can. Our intention is to deliver an economic and easy to manage product on the market and to support it with a low cost sporting programme. We want to reach out to new potential drivers, that aim to something more than rental karts or that are at their first experience with the track racing because they cannot afford costs and time required by higher categories. We are committed to a strong promotional activity because the whole karting base level system, starting from racetracks to operators, is currently struggling a lot. We found a common sentiment with Briggs & Stratton, but also with several operators that are committed to promote this new commercial and sporting project, and are willing to share their experience in the sector."

Marlon Treptow, Briggs & Stratton racing Sales Director, agrees on the potential of the project: “Our goal was to devise a product for the sporting activity, to be placed in between the rental and racing lines. There is a market gap and our product has the potential to reach out to new racing enthusiasts with a very interesting offer. The partnership with CRG – one of the most prestigious karting brands worldwide, allows us to bring on board all the know-how to build a solid project from all points of view: technical, promotional and commercial."

Promotion activities will be coordinated by CRG and Marco Angeletti talks about the first objectives: “In the past few days we have been previewing the Kart FS4 powered by the LO206 Briggs & Stratton engine to the public and operators in this sector. The first feedback has been really very encouraging; this is a high-tech racing chassis with magnesium accessories also featuring a sleek design, that is identical to what our clients are used to enjoy in higher classes. We have also drafted the first operational plans with the sales network, organizers of the local races and a series of partners that we are selecting, based on their experience with entry level karting. The promotional programme will kick off in September with a series of “test drive” events on some circuits located in the north and center of Italy, where we will give fans the chance to taste the new FS4 kart. Regarding the sporting activity, we will hold some promotional meetings this year, but the programme will officially start in 2018. We are also launching several communication initiatives, mainly on social media and on the web, that are very important channels for the commercial and sporting activities."

FIGURES OF THE BRIGGS & STRATTON KART CHAMPIONSHIP PROJECT:

Kart: CRG FS4 chassis equipped with a Briggs & Stratton L0 206 4t engine and VEGA tyres.
Retail price: Senior and Junior ready to use models retail at Euros 2.700,00 + VAT, including tyres. The MINI product will be launched in 2018.
Categories: Senior (from 16 years), Junior (from 11 to 16 years) and MINI (from 7 to 11 years)
Race format: Local races awarding points valid for the National Ranking. The best National drivers will qualify for the National Final. An International Final will also take place.
Technical Regulations: Only set-up changes allowed. Engines sealed and all changes banned. No change allowed on the chassis accessories.
Web page:www.briggskartchampionship.com
Facebook: @briggskartchampionship

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
21 July 2017

In the pictures: The Kart CRG FS4 powered by the Briggs & Stratton LO206 engine.

 

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CRG HEADING TO FINLAND FOR THE FOURTH ROUND OF THE CIK-FIA OK & OKJ EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
The final sprint of the European Championships is about to kick off from Finland in the weekend of July 23rd with categories OK and OK-Junior on track for the second-last act of the series, that will end the following week in Sweden, alongside KZ and KZ2.

The Circuit Pawerparck of Alahärmä (Finland) is about to host the fourth and penultimate round of the European Championship for categories OK and OK-Junior, race that will effectively kick off the final sprint of the CIK-FIA European Championship that will reach its conclusion the following week in Sweden in an event that will comprise also the two shifter categories KZ and KZ2.

CRG Racing Team is heading to Finland with great chances both in OK and OK-Junior, thanks also to the growth shown by its drivers in international races.

HAUGER HUNTING FOR A TOP POSITION IN OK

The young Norwegian of CRG Dennis Hauger has been very competitive and has turned out to be an excellent protagonist of the recent races of the European Championship in Le Mans and in Germany, where he secured a double win in the DKM round of Wackersdorf. After the three rounds of the European Championship held in Sarno, Oviedo and Le Mans, Hauger is standing ninth in the classification 16 points shy of the leader, therefore he is well in the fight for a position on top of the charts.

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The other CRG drivers have also strong chances to make a good display in Finland. Flavio Camponeschi has been quite unlucky in the recent race in Le Mans but has been very quick, as the German Hannes Janker, the Spanish driver Kilian Meyer and the Brit Callum Bradshaw. They will all have the goal of climbing the classification up to get ready for the grand finale of the season.

CRG works team for OK-Junior will include the quick and competitive Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto, who is currently seventh in the Championship with a 28 points gap to the top, and the young German Donar Munding.

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THE PROGRAMME OF ALAHARMA

CIK-FIA European OK & OKJ Championships, 23.07.2017
Friday 21 July 2017: Free practice.
Saturday 22 July 2017: Qualifying from 10:10 (local time); Qualifying heats from 12:55.
Sunday 23 July 2017: Qualifying heats from 10:25. Drivers presentation at 13:20. Finals: Academy at 14:40; OK-Junior at 15:25; OK at 16:15.

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

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

In the pictures: 1) Dennis Hauger, OK, Le Mans, Ph. CRG Press; 2) Flavio Camponeschi, DKM, Ph. Joan Codina – FotoFormulaK.com; 3) From left, Janker, Bradshaw, Hauger, Meyer, Ph. CRG Press.

 
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