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CRG AND DE CONTO ON THE PODIUM OF KZ IN MACAU
Paolo De Conto secured the second place at the “Macau International Kart Grand Prix”, whiel Pedro Hiltbrand retired after an excellent start. Xizheng Huang won X30 Senior.

The closing event of the season took place at the Coloane Karting Track in Macau and CRG’s flag was again waved high in KZ with a podium claimed by Paolo De Conto, while Pedro Hiltbrand has also been a great protagonist, but was eventually hit by bad luck in the final.

Hiltbrand came to the fore at the “Macau International Kart Grand Prix” since qualifying, when he posted the quickest time, while De Conto was second of his group. The two CRG drivers have been the protagonists since the beginning and kept their momentum, as Hiltbrand claimed the victory in the first two heats, while De Conto was fourth and fifth. The third heat ended up with an early retirement for Hiltbrand and a good second place for De Conto instead.

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The two CRG drivers run a strong Prefinal, as De Conto secured the win (and the fastest lap of te race), leading an excellent Hiltbrand. Rain in the Final created some problems though: De Conto lost P1 at the start, but kept the second place for all the 20 laps of the race, while Hiltbrand slipped down the field and eventually had to retire eight laps into the race. Marco Ardigò won the race, while Paolo De Conto was second and Luca Corberi third.

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The victory for CRG colors came from the young Chinese driver Xizheng Huang, who won category X30 Senior. Huang took the lead early on into the Final and kept it all the way to the chequered flag. He also obtained the fastest lap of the race in his triumphant run.

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Complete results are available at https://racehero.io/events/2018-macau-international-kart-grand-prix/results

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
December 10th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) The KZ podium in Macau, with Paolo De Conto (on the left) second; 2) Paolo De Conto and Pedro Hiltbrand in Macau; 3) Pedro Hiltbrand; 4) The winner of X30 Senior Xizheng Huang.

 

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THE 24 HOURS OF ITALY 2019 PRESENTED
The event will take place in Adria on March 30th-31st and it will be broadcasted in live streaming. Over 40 teams are attended from all over the world.

CRG revealed its plans for the organization of the 24 Hours of Italy 2019, one of the most prestigious and awaited Endurance events in the international panorama, that will be run with CRG Centurion 390cc karts on the Adria track on March 30th-31st.

The great innovation of the 2019 edition will be the long live streaming, about 28 hours, that will broadcast images from the circuit with the comment of the official announcer, the results and the interviews of the drivers.

The broadcasting will start from Saturday’s Drivers Parade in the morning until Sunday’s prize-giving ceremony in the afternoon and will be available on CRG’s website and Facebook’s official page, so that each driver can share the live streaming on his social channels.

Such a worldwide visibility for the teams has never been reached before. After the 2018 great success, all the organization aspects have been confirmed for what concerns the race format and circuit. The karts employed will be the CRG Centurion 390cc, all brand new and handled by the CRG’s Racing Team.

Also the Adria circuit has been confirmed, considered the best location in the world for such a demanding race by all the team managers and drivers, both for the incredible lighting system, the latest generation track layout and the services offered, as the masonry boxes, hotel rooms above the pit lane (each team will have the possibility to book one room) and the race direction with over 20 cameras to keep the track under video control. The Adria raceway is one of the most prestigious tracks in international karting, hosting many WSK races and European Championships. The organization expects about 40 teams coming from all over the world, including Central and South America and China. In terms of sporting regulation, the strategies will be quite open and there will be 2 categories: Pro for the most competitive teams and the Silver Cup for amateur teams. The registrations will open on December 17th and will close when reaching the 40 available places. The entry fee will be of Euro 2.300 + VAT.
For further information you can contact our offices: +39.0309912604 – crg@kartcrg.com

Information

Date: 30th-31st March 2019
Circuit: Adria (Rovigo, Italy) – www.adriaraceway.com
Hotel: each team will have the possibility to book one room at the circuit (book at CRG)
Box: each box will be occupied by 2 teams, they are in masonry with sliding door, screen to follow the race, table and lounger
Race format: 1H of free practices in the morning, 10’ of qualifying practice and 24H race starting at 2.00 pm on Saturday
Extra free practice: 1H – Friday 29th from 6.00 to 7.00 pm
Live streaming: online on kartcrg.com and on the Facebook page (CRG Factory). The images will be broadcasted starting from Saturday’s Drivers Parade until Sunday’s podium for about 28 hours, with comments and updated results.
Team: from 4 to 8 drivers
Admitted licenses: national or international karting license, released by an ASN member of the FIA
Drivers without license: they can make the Italian ACI license at the track bringing a medical certificate. Drivers without medical certificate can book a medical check at the track.
Prize-giving: Top 3 of the Pro ranking and Top 3 of the Silver Cup
Entry fee: Euro 2.300,00 + VAT – form available online since December 17th on kartcrg.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
December 6th, 2018

 

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CRG DRIVERS AWARDED IN GENEVA FOR THEIR RESULTS IN THE CIK-FIA SEASON 2018
Jorrit Pex, Fabian Federer and Gabriel Bortoleto have been rewarded for their results in season 2018 at the prize ceremony of the FIA Karting Champions in Geneva.

Three CRG drivers have been celebrated for their results at the FIA Karting 2018 Ceremony in Geneva: Jorrit Pex, won the KZ European Championship, Fabian Federer came third in the KZ World and European Championship, while the young Gabriel Bortoleto was third in the OK-Junior World and European Championship.

In the presence of FIA President Jean Todt, FIA General Secretary for Motor Sport Peter Bayer, CIK-FIA President Felipe Massa, resigned Vice-President Kees van de Grint and Promoter James Geidel, the FIA Karting prize giving ceremony in Geneva honoured the protagonists of season 2018 and CRG drivers Jorrit Pex, Fabian Federer and Gabriel Bortoleto were among them, as they contributed to increase the prize list of the Italian outfit at the end of a positive season.

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Among the best results in International CIK-FIA races, Emilien Denner (Kalì-Kart) was third in the KZ2 European Championship, Pedro Hiltbrand was third in the OK European Championship, Callum Bradshaw was sixth in the OK World Championship, Paolo De Conto fifth in the KZ World Championship leading Jorrit Pex and fifth in the KZ European Championship, while Gaetano Di Mauro was fourth in the KZ2 International Super Cup.

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The top ten results obtained by CRG drivers during CIK-FIA season 2018 follow:

KZ World Championship
3. Fabian Federer (SRP Racing Team – CRG/TM Racing/LeCont)
5. Paolo De Conto (CRG SpA – CRG/TM Racing/LeCont)
6. Jorrit Pex (CRG Holland – CRG/TM Racing/LeCont)

International Super Cup KZ2
4. Gaetano Gomes Di Mauro (CRG SpA – CRG/TM Racing/LeCont)

OK World Championship
6. Callum Bradshaw (CRG SpA – CRG/TM Racing/Bridgestone)
9. Olin Galli (CRG SpA – CRG/Parilla/Bridgestone)

OK-Junior World Championship
3. Gabriel Bortoleto (CRG SpA – CRG/TM Racing/Vega)

KZ European Championship
1. Jorrit Pex (CRG Holland – CRG/TM Racing/LeCont)
3. Fabian Federer (SRP Racing Team – CRG/TM Racing/LeCont)
5. Paolo De Conto (CRG SpA – CRG/TM Racing/LeCont)
8. Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG SpA – CRG/TM Racing/LeCont)

KZ2 European Championship
3. Emilien Denner (CRG SpA – Kalì-Kart/TM Racing/LeCont)


OK European Championship
3. Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG SpA – CRG/TM Racing/Bridgestone)

OK-Junior European Championship
3. Gabriel Bortoleto (CRG SpA – CRG/TM Racing/Vega)

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
December 5th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) Gabriel Bortoleto rewarded by CIK-FIA President Felipe Massa for his third place in the OK-Junior World Championship; 2) KZ European Champion Jorrit Pex; 3) On the right, Fabian Federer, third at the KZ European Championship, with European Champion Patrik Hajek (in the middle) and Rick Dreezen, second (on the left). Ph. Sportinphoto and KSP

 

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CRG TRIUMPHANT AT THE CHAMPIONS CUP IN VENDRELL
CRG locked out the KZ2 podium in Spain with De Conto, Gil and Cunati. Hiltbrand fourth after a great comeback race. CRG victorious also in Junior with Pons and Senior with Carenini.

CRG triumphed at the 18th Karting Champions Cup in Vendrell, locking out the podium of KZ2 with Paolo De Conto, Carlos Gil and Simone Cunati, as Pedro Hiltbrand was fourth at the end of a spectacular comeback race.

Hiltbrand tried to be the ruler of KZ2 in Spain. He kicked off to a great start posting the quickest time in qualifying, leading De Conto, but the Spanish driver was relegated to P13 in Prefinal due to a contact with De Conto.

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In the Final, Cunati was among the protagonists taking an early lead, but De Conto came to the fore later on and claimed the win, while Gil was second and Cunati third. Hiltbrand put in an exceptional comeback race closing his effort in P4 and securing the fastest lap of the race. CRG colors monopolized the final classification as Miguel Molina was sixth, Miguel Novel seventh, Aleix Barrabeig ninth, Filippo Berto tenth, Alejandro Fleta 11th, Marc Lopez 12th, Alvaro Lleonart 13th and Toni Forne 14th.

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CRG’s successful exit to Vendrell was made more round by the victories scored in Junior and Senior. The victory of X30 Junior went to Lucas Pons, while his teammate Alejandro Melendez was second and Albany Del Valle Vivas fifth.

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CRG secured the win in X30 Senior with Danny Carenini (Autoeuropeo). Ayrton Fontecha joined him on the podium in P3, after posting the pole position time in qualifying. The other CRG drivers were also very strong: Umberto Altea was fourth, Javier Sagrera fifth and Arnaud Malizia eighth.

Francisco Jose Alvaro was fourth in Avelin and led Eric Gené, while Raul Domene was eighth.

Complete results are available at www.cronosystem.es

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
December 3rd, 2018

In the pictures: 1) KZ2 podium in Vendrell; 2) De Conto, Cunati and Gil; 3) From left, Berto, Finocchi (Modena Kart) and Cunati; 4) X30 Senior podium with Carenini (in the middle) and Fontecha (on the right).

 

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DENNER AND HAVERKORT VICE-CHAMPIONS OF WSK FINAL CUP
Emilien Denner (Kalì-Kart) secured the second place of the final classification of KZ2 at the WSK Final Cup in Adria, while Kas Haverkort (Zanardi) that of OK.

Emilien Denner and Kas Haverkort concluded positively the WSK Final Cup with the third and closing round held at the Adria Karting Raceway. It has been a tough race due to the rain, but Denner (Kalì-Kart) and Haverkort (Team Zanardi) managed to claim the second place of the overall classifications of KZ2 and OK, which is a rewarding end to a season that has seen them being very competitive throughout.

Emilien Denner has been fighting for the KZ2 title until the closer of Adria and eventually ended his WSK Final Cup campaign in P2. The French driver on Kalì-Kart completed a race spoiled by the rain in eighth position. The Swiss Jean Luyet managed to end on the KZ2 podium in this race for CRG, as he claimed P3 at the end of a good racing weekend. Marco Valenti secured a top-ten finish thanks to a great comeback race. The Spanish driver Marc Oriol Lopez Gutierrez was 14th in KZ2.

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Team Zanardi’s Kas Haverkort put in a strong result in OK, managing to recover well from qualifying (31st) and heats (16th). Haverkort kept his momentum in the Final and climbed up to P2, which earned him the final second place in the Championship.

A 3s time penalty in the OK-Junior Prefinal did not allow Alfio Spina to qualify for the Final. The Chinese Xizheng Huang, Paolo Gallo (Kalì-Kart) and Gregorio Bertocco had some problems in the Prefinal and could not qualify for the Final either.

The best of Team Gamoto’s drivers on CRG in Mini was the Ukrainian Oleksander Bondarev, who ended with a great P5 in the Final, while Manuel Scognamiglio was 15th. A penalty in Prefinal prevented Team Gamoto’s Dmitry Matveev from gaining access to the Final. The Russian driver had been among the quickest in the heats claiming two second places. Matveev ended the championship in 10th place, while Bondarev in 14th. The young Thai Enzo Tarnvanichku experienced some difficulties mainly due to a tough qualifying instead.

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Complete results are available at www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
November 26th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) KZ2 Championship: on the left Emilien Denner, with Renaudin in the middle and Davies on the right; 2) OK Championship: on the left Kas Haverkort, with Travisanutto in the middle and Anderruti on the left; 3) KZ2 Final: on the right Jean Luyet, with Renaudin in the middle and Davies on the left.
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CRG, VICTORY IN LAS VEGAS TO LOGAN
More than 500 drivers made it to the start of the spectacular XXII SuperNats in Las Vegas. Rob Logan (team Nash Motorsport) won Master Shifter. Paolo De Conto, who won three editions of this race, has been among the quickest in KZ but had to retire from the Final.

The 22nd edition of the SuperNats organized by Skusa had taken place in Las Vegas (Nevada) at the circuit of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. More than 500 drivers put on one of the most spectacular events of the season where CRG Nordam fielded 36 drivers.

CRG secured the pole position and the victory with team Nash Motorsport’s Rob Logan in Master Shifter, while Kyle Wick ended KZ and Pro Shifter by Honda in the Top Five.

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The winner of three editions (i.e. 2014, 2016 and 2017) Paolo De Conto has been particularly unlucky this time around, as he had to retire from the Final due to an incident following another incident that affected one of his qualifying heats. That was a pity as De Conto had secured the third time in qualifying, being only 0.020s off the pole position time. Benjamin Tornqvist also had to stop after posting the ninth time in qualifying, while alongside the fifth place of Kyle Wick in KZ, other highlights of the race for CRG were the eighth place obtained by Matt Jaskol and the 11th of Brian Keck.

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Pedro Hiltbrand competed in Pro Shifter but, unfortunately, he had to retire. The Spanish driver of CRG had better luck in X30 Senior, where he came eighth leading team mate Olin Galli, while Brenden Baker was 12th. Callum Bradshaw could not qualify for the X30 Senior Final due to several issues, but last year he managed to claim a podium finish.

Kas Haverkort was tenth in X30 Junior, while Tyler Maxson and Aiden O’Neill could not qualify for the Final.

Complete results are available at www.superkartsusa.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
November 19th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) Rob Logan, KZ; 2) Kyle Wick, KZ; 3) Paolo De Conto, KZ.
Credit Photo: On Track Promotion

 

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DENNER ON THE PODIUM OF WSK FINAL CUP IN CASTELLETTO
Denner (Kalì-Kart) ended second in KZ2 after fighting for the victory. Valenti run also a strong race ending fifth in KZ2. Bortoleto run a good race in OK claiming P8, while Haverkort was hit by bad luck and forced to retire from the Final.

The second race of WSK Final Cup in Castelletto di Branduzzo has seen Emilien Denner (Kalì-Kart) as the absolute protagonist in KZ2, fighting for the victory in the final stages. Gabriel Bortoleto’s performance has also been good on CRG-TM: he continued to build experience in OK, as Paolo Gallo and Alfio Spina in OK-Junior.

Emilien Denner has been excellent in KZ2. He got the lead of the Final at lap two and fended off the European Champion Adrien Renaudin, who lost some positions early on.

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The final overtaking of Renaudin and a contact with Denner reminded of De Conto’s with Celenta in Lonato, which cost the Italian of CRG the victory in the KZ European Championship. In that occasion De Conto was handed a quite debated penalty, while Renaudin’s action in Castelletto was deemed regular, or at least within the limits of the regulations. Two different interpretations of a virtually identical move. Denner eventually claimed a deserved second place in Castelletto at the end of a good comeback race following a difficult qualifying. A good result for CRG in KZ2 was also obtained by Marco Valenti, who secured a great P5 leading the Swiss Cyril Ratl, both on CRG-TM. Marco Lopez Guitierrez Oriol was 12th (Zanardi). Denner is second in the classification after two rounds and is only 3 points short of Renauldin.

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Gabriel Bortoleto is building further experience in OK and turned out to be one of the main protagonists of the weekend also in this occasion. He posted in fact the third quickest time in qualifying, but the Brazilian was handed a 3s time penalty in the Final that relegated him to P8. His performance has been nevertheless positive as was the fourth place obtained in the WSK Final opener in Lonato. Kas Haverkort (Zanardi) has been quite unlucky instead. He was third after the heats and second in Prefinal-A, but a technical problem forced him to retire from the Final early on. Javier Sagrera could not qualify for the final due to a penalty received in Prefinal-B. Haverkort is currently third in the classification (102 points), 39 points short of the leader Travisanutto, while Bortoleto is sixth (46).

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Paolo Gallo has been very combative on Kalì-Kart in OK-Junior. He secured a good P11 in the Final. Alfio Spina was 21st at the end of a positive weekend, while Lucas Pons was 25th due to a time penalty. Enzo Riccardo Scionti could not qualify for the Final due to the retirement on lap one of Prefinal-B.

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Team Gamoto’s Dmitry Matveev was the best on CRG in 60 Mini and ended fifth, while Manuel Scognamiglio was 15th.

The third and closing round of WSK Final Cup will take place on November 25th in Adria.

Complete results are available at www.wskarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
November 11th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) Emilien Denner, to the left, on the podium in KZ2; 2) Emilien Denner, KZ2; 3) Marco Valenti, KZ2, e Gabriel Bortoleto, OK; 3) Kas Haverkort, OK; 4) Alfio Spina, OKJ.
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SAMUEL LUYET JOINS HIS BROTHER JEAN IN THE CRG OFFICIAL TEAM
Both Luyet brothers will be racing in the KZ2 class in the most important CIK-FIA international races

The CRG Racing Team is pleased to announce the collaboration agreement with Samuel Luyet for the 2019 karting season. The young Swiss driver, born in Savièse in January 2002, will join his brother Jean, who was already in CRG in the KZ2 class this year and who also confirmed for 2019.

Samuel started in karting in the Mini class in 2010 and he grew up in the Rotax and Rok onebrand championships, where he also achieved important results, as the 3rd place and the pole position at the Rok International Finals in the Shifter class in October. In 2018 he also took part to the KZ2 World Cup in Genk and for 2019 his plans include a complete programme in the CIK-FIA races, with the participation to the European Championship and the World Cup. Besides these races, we are also considering the participation to some WSK and DKM races, in order to prepare in the best way and get acquainted with the CRG racing team working methods.

CRG SpA
Press Office
November 8th, 2018

In the picture: Samuel Luyet.

 

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CRG NORDAM IN LAS VEGAS WITH 36 DRIVERS
Everything is ready for the XXII SuperNats that will take place in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino from November 14th to 18th

Over 500 drivers coming from the 5 continents will challenge in one of the most prestigious events of the season on the weekend of November 18th: the XXII SuperNats organized by the SKUSA on the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino circuit.

6 classes will fight on the track, from the Mini to the KZ and CRG Nordam just made official one the most competitive and numerous drivers’ line-up, able to yearn for a good result in all the categories. Many leading figures will be competing with the CRG colours, especially from the US, as Tyler Maxson in the TAG Junior, Brendan Baker in the TAG Senior and Rod Clinard in the Shifter Mast.

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A total of 36 drivers will be managed by CRG Nordam, that will also count on the experience of the Factory Racing Team’s drivers coming from Europe: Paolo De Conto will be among the KZ protagonists, Pedro Hiltbrand and Callum Bradshaw will be racing in the TAG Senior and Kas Haverkort (coming from the Zanardi team) will race in the TAG Junior.

A part of the European drivers’ job will be to provide all the technical information gained in the CIK-FIA races, a task that will be carried out by the CRG Racing Team technicians as well, that will flank CRG Nordam in this important event. Among the protagonists, there will be also many CRG partners, as the prestigious Piquet Sports, the Visalia Team and the Ron White Racing.

The event will start on Wednesday 14 November with the first free practices and then qualifying practice and heats will follow. The finals will take place on Sunday and they will be broadcasted on the Skusa.tv website.

The CRG Nordam media staff will be active with many updates from the track and backstage of the paddock on its social channels, Instagram and Facebook, moreover many interviews and focuses will be available on the SKUSA official website (https://www.superkartsusa.com), where you can also download the App to follow the races in live timing.

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CRG Nordam - Official drivers Line Up

TAG SENIOR: #360 Kayden Gray, #335 Brenden Baker, #323 Callum Bradshaw, #306 Pedro Hiltbrand, #340 Olin Galli, #346 Santiago Chiarello, #345 Sebastian Martinez Duran
TAG MASTERS: #509 Pedro Cabrera, #589 Fernando Arredondo, #545 Miguel Perez, #531 Cristian Morano Ters, #536 Nicolas Estrada, #507 Eduardo Dieter, #519 Carlos Martich
TAG JUNIOR: #767 Tyler Maxson, #719 Kas Haverkort, #718 Aiden O’Neil
SHIFTER MAST: #410 Patrick O’Neil, #03 Rod Clinard, #428 Juan David Gomez
PRO SHIFTER: #122 Max Hewitt, #110 Mark Snyder, #119 Ryan Lankenau, #102 Pedro Hiltbrand, #2 Kyle Wick, #181 Brian Keck, #155
Matt Jaskol
MINI: #133 Felipe Bernasconi
KZ: #76 Pierce Baldas, #9 Kyle Wick, #4 Paolo De Conto, #71 Ron White, #22 Max Hewitt, #8 Benjamin Tornqvist, #57 Matt Jaskol, #81 Brian Keck

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
November 7th, 2018

Credit Photo: On Track Promotion (Tyler Maxon - Brenden Baker - Rod Clinard)

 

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THE INDUSTRIES TROPHY INFLUENCED BY THE RAIN
The conditions of the track were almost impossible during Heats and Finals, but the CRG drivers achieved many positive placements, despite several highs and lows.

The 47th edition of the Industries Trophy, held in Lonato on October 28th, will be remembered as one of the wettest races of the season. The rain influenced both Saturday, dedicated to the heats, and Sunday during the finals.

The CRG drivers stood out in all the 4 categories, despite the difficult track conditions. In 60 Mini the drivers of the Gamoto Team played the leading role, especially with the Russian Dmitry Matveev in 4th place, whilst Mark Dubnitski and Enzo Tarnvanichkul ended in 9th and 13th place.

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In OKJ Alfio Spina was forced to retire in the last heat for a problem to the spark plug, so he raced the repechage, but then in the final he made an extraordinary race regaining 16 positions until finishing in 15th place (18th in the end for a penalty, right after his team mate Ho Zong).

In KZ2, once again Benjamin Tornqvist proved to be one of the top drivers, ending in 4th place in a race full of contacts and 24 penalties given by the Stewards. Also Emilien Denner (Kalì Kart) was given a penalty and ended only in 24th place, after being always among the fastest ones in all the free practices in dry conditions.

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In the end, a beautiful podium was achieved by Danny Carenini in the X30, 2nd place with the Autoeuropa team.

Complete results are available at www.trofeodelleindustrie.it and www.southgardakarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
October 29th, 2018

In the pictures: 1) Benjamin Tornqvist, KZ2; 2) Alfio Spina, OK-Junior; 3) Dmitry Matveev, 60 Mini. Ph. CRG Press

 
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