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CRG IN ADRIA FOR THE WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES FINAL
The fourth round of the WSK Super Master will award the titles at the Adria International Raceway. Among CRG drivers, Pedro Hiltbrand is leading OK. Giacomo Pollini and Renda Motorsport hunting the victory in KZ2, as Team Gamoto and Evann Mallet in 60 Mini.

CRG works team will be busy this weekend at the Adria International Raceway for the fourth and closing round of the WSK Super Master Series. The Italian outfit will battle for the OK title with Pedro Hiltbrand, while private teams and CRG will also be fighting for the KZ2 title with Giacomo Pollini and Team Renda Motorsport and for 60 Mini’s with Evann Mallet and Team Gamoto.

PEDRO HILTBRAND LEADING OK

The Spanish driver of CRG Pedro Hiltbrand on CRG-Parilla has been the OK classification leader since the first round held in Castelletto, where he secured the victory in the Prefinal and the second place in the Final. His season unfolded then in Sarno, where he claimed another win in the Prefinal and a podium in the Final, while he obtained a 14th place in Prefinal and the fourth place in the Final at the third round held in La Conca. Hiltbrand hauled so far 162 points, leading Sargeant by 6 lengths. The fourth round of Adria will award an increasing score compared to the first three rounds: the winner of Prefinal will receive in fact 60 points (and top 16 drivers will be awarded decreasing points) and the Final winner will receive 80 points (with top 20 drivers getting decreasing points). The race of Adria will be crucial in the title hunt as no jokers will be allowed.

Alongside Pedro Hiltbrand, CRG works team for OK will feature the British driver Tom Joyner on Zanardi, who is sixth in the championship with 105 points, Felice Tiene 15th at 21 points and the Finn Paavo Tonteri, 20th at 9 points.

On Friday, Paavo Tonteri has been the quickest of CRG drivers in qualifying, as he posted the fourth fastest time that was 85 thousands off Basz’s pole position time. Tom Joyner is seventh at 0.135s, Pedro Hiltbrand tenth at 0.200s and Felice Tiene eleventh at 0.203s.

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CAMPONESCHI IN KZ, HORIO, ROSATI AND SOUSA IN KZ2

CRG colors in KZ will be represented by Flavio Camponeschi, on CRG-Parilla, who is fifth in the classification at 109 points. The Japanese Fuma Horio, Fabrizio Rosati, both on CRG-Maxter, and the Portuguese Yohan Sousa on Zanardi-Parilla will be competing in KZ2 instead.

Flavio Camponeschi posted the eighth quickest time of KZ in qualifying, completing his best loop in 48.623s, that was the fourth time of his group and 0.111s off Ardigò’s pole. In KZ2 Fabrizio Rosati was 25th in 49.092s, Fuma Horio 33rd in 49.597s and Yohan Sousa 36th in 49.347s.

Fabian Federer will also be competing in KZ on CRG-Modena run by team SRP. Current KZ2 classification leader Giacomo Pollini will be present on CRG-Tm run by team Renda Motorsport. He currently leads the charts at 240 points enjoying a 63 points advantage on Lorandi. Pollini claimed a victory in the Prefinal of the first round of Castelletto and was then third in the Final, secured a double win (Prefinal and Final) in Sarno and two second places in La Conca’s Prefinal and Final. Among the private drivers, Luigi Musio of Team Palmisano is currently third in the classification at 129 points, while the Swedish drivers Benjamin Tornqvist (seventh in the classification) and Andreas Johansson (18th) will race for CRG Holland.

In qualifying, Luigi Musio has been the quickest of CRG drivers in KZ2, as he was fourth of his group in 48.880s, leading Giacomo Pollini’s 48.886s.

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DENNIS HAUGER TO THE FORE IN OK JUNIOR

The Norwegian Dennis Hauger, the British Teddy Wilson and the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof, will be competing in OK Junior on CRG-Parilla. Among the private drivers, Andrea Rosso of Team Morsicani and the Swiss Tara Eichenberger of team X-Rei Motorsport will also be present.

Dennis Hauger showed again his growth as he secured a solid pole position of his Series in qualifying and posted the quickest absolute time of the category. Teddy Wilson was 12th of Series-2 being 0.320s off the pole and Gianluca Petecof was 11th in Series-1 at 0.325s. Teddy Wilson is currently 9th in the classification at 57 points, while Dennis Hauger is 14th at 44.

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MALLET AND GAMOTO AIMING HIGH IN 60 MINI

In 60 Mini, the French Evann Mallet on CRG-Tm run by Team Gamoto strongly launched himself to the third place of the classification at 151 points, that is 39 short of the leader Minì, thanks to the double win scored in La Conca. A total of 140 points are up for grabs in Adria, therefore everything is still possible. Qualifying of 60 Mini will take place on Saturday at local 10.10 (GMT+2).

CRG colors in 60 Mini will also be defended by Team EGP Racing, that will field the Belgians Yani Stevenheydens and Ean Eyckmans, Team Gamoto will line up the Australian Marcos Flack, the Chinese Cenyu Han, the Malaysian Adam Putera, the Czech Dan Skocdopole, the Spanish Josè Antonio Gomez, Alfio Andrea Spina and the Chinese Xizheng Huang. Team CRG Holland will field the Dutch Justin Polman, Team Morsicani the Slovakian Lucas Malek, Leonardo Bizzotto and Federico Cecchi, while Team X-Rei Motorsport Gaia Eichenberger.

THE PROGRAMME

Saturday 21 May: Heats from 10.40.
Sunday 22 May: Prefinals from 10.30; Finals at 13.40 (Mini); 14.10 (OK);14.40 (OK Junior); 15.10 (KZ-KZ2).

Live Timing, Live Streaming and all results will be available at www.wsk.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
20 May 2016

In the pictures: 1) Pedro Hiltbrand and Felice Tiene, OK; 2) Fuma Horio, KZ2; 3) Flavio Camponeschi, KZ; 4) Dennis Hauger, OK Junior.
Ph. Cunaphoto.it

 

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CRG, PODIUM VANISHED IN THE EUROPEAN KZ, OK, OKJ CHAMPIONSHIP IN ZUERA
CRG drivers put in satisfying performances in the second round of the European KZ Championship and in the opener of OK and OK Junior in Zuera. Only the podium went missing to celebrate the Spanish exit. Paolo De Conto has been shining in KZ until the Final, as did Joyner in OK. Muth and Hauger in the top ten of OK Junior.

CRG works driver did not miss competitiveness and speed in Spain at the International Circuit of Zuera during the European KZ, OK and OK Junior Championship, but unfortunately the podium vanished when it seemed to be at reach, especially in OK with Tom Joyner.

As admitted by Dino Chiesa, “the glass is half empty and half full” at the end of the weekend of Zuera, but indications have been good even though team’s expectations were a lot higher.

DE CONTO VERY QUICK IN KZ, AS PUHAKKA WAS THE BEST OF CRG’S LOT

A good proof of competitiveness in KZ arrived from CRG’s driver Paolo De Conto, who has been very quick in qualifying ending second absolute – 43 thousands shy of the pole position set by Hajek. A positive result in qualifying was also obtained by the young Stan Pex of CRG Holland, who showing good progress, and in this occasion scored a great P4 being only one tenth off the pole position time. Flavio Camponeschi, on CRG-Parilla accused some delay instead, as did Nuova 3M’s Andrea Dalè and Simo Puhakka who was only 18th, while Jorrit Pex was last due to some physical problems. Heats highlighted again Stan Pex’s speed, as he was fourth and De Conto was fifth leading Camponeschi, who had put in a great recover. De Conto obtained a great third place in the Prefinal, but things changed in th Final and the Italian was 11th ending behind Stan Pex, while Flavio Camponeschi and Andrea Dalè closed their effort behind De Conto. Simo Puhakka managed to get some ground back in the Final and claimed the sixth place on CRG-Maxter, turning out to be the best of CRG drivers. Jorrit Pex experienced a troubled weekend and was forced to the retirement instead.

The Championship is still open after the first two rounds of Essay and Zuera. Among CRG drivers, De Conto is fourth at 60 points, Camponeschi demoted to P5 at 54 points, after the second place of Essay, while Puhakka is ninth at 30. The third and final round to be held in Genk (Belgium) next July 31st, will be the decisive run.

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JOYNER GREAT PROTAGONIST OF OK UP TO THE FINAL

Tom Joyner started the first round of the OK European Championship very strongly on Zanardi-Parilla, claiming the pole position, taking a double win in the heats and winning the Prefinal. Such a great start did not materialize in the Final result, as Tom Joyner lost the lead with three laps to go due to a racing contact and rejoined in P4. While trying to get the podium back, Joyner was involved in another incident when in sight of the finish line, this put the word end on his race. That was a real pity. Joyner is anyway fifth in the classification with a gap to the top of only 20 points.

Among the other CRG drivers, the home driver Pedro Hiltbrand recovered very well from a not so great qualifying and was fourth after heats. A double technical issue in Prefinal and Final forced him to the retirement in both races though. The German Hannes Janker was the best of CRG drivers in the Final thanks to his fifth place, result that followed his tenth place in the Prefinal and the sixth after the heats. The Portuguese driver Andriy Pits put in a solid run recovering from P18 of the Prefinal up to the twelfth place in the Final, as did the Finn Paavo Tonteri who ended the Final in P13. Felice Tiene had a very difficult weekend instead and was forced to an early retirement in the Final due to an incident, after a good comeback from P29 of the heats to the 14th place in the Prefinal. That was a pity, as the seventh time set by Tiene in practice seemed to foretell a more interesting weekend for the Italian driver.

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MUTH AND HAUGER WITHIN THE TOP TEN OF OK JUNIOR

The German driver Esteban Muth and the Norwegian Dennis Hauger turned out to be the most competitive CRG drivers in the first round of OK Junior, as they ended respectively in ninth and tenth place. The two CRG drivers have been shining also in their Prefinals, with Muth taking fourth and Hauger seventh. Hauger remarkably completed a stunning recover from the 30th time in qualifying. The French driver Pierre-Louis Chovet also showed a good progress from the 55th place in the heats to the 17th place in the Final, while the British driver Teddy Wilson had some setup problems that relegated him to P19 in the Final, after the great seventh time obtained in his Prefinal. The Canadian Antonio Serravalle, the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof and the German O’neill Muth could not qualify for the Final instead.

Muth is currently ninth in the classification at 21 points, while Hauger is tenth at 17 and Wilson is 16th at 11.

All results are available at www.cikfia.com

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THE INTERVIEW

Dino Chiesa, Team Principal CRG: “We certainly could have hauled better results in Zuera, especially in KZ, where our objective was at least the podium, and in OK, where we could not get the victory with Joyner that dominated throughout up to that point. We tried some solutions with De Conto and Camponeschi in the KZ Final, but we could not get the results we had hoped for. Puhakka kept the initial technical configuration and obtained the best result for us with P6. Tiene had a series of problems in OK and an incident in the Final sent him off early. Hiltbrand has been strong up to the final stages, but a double engine failure stopped him in Prefinal and Final. Our other drivers went fairly well: Janker and Tonteri did not end far from the podium. Hauger was penalized in qualifying of OK Junior for not finding the right slipstream, but he recovered well up to the tenth place in the Final. Esteban Muth run a solid weekend and took a final P9 without having time to prepare properly ahead of this round. Wilson has been strong all the way to the Final, but then he had some setup problems, while Chovet run a solid weekend showing a good growth.”

The next rounds of the European Championship:
05.06.2016 - Adria (I) KZ2, OK, OKJ
26.06.2016 - Portimao (P) OK, OKJ
31.07.2016 - Genk (B) KZ, KZ2, OK, OKJ

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
17 May 2016

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ; 2) Tom Joyner, OK; 3) Dennis Hauger, OKJ; 4) CRG Racing Team. Ph. Cunaphoto.it

 

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CRG AND LUKASZ BARTOSZUK TRIUMPH IN DD2 AT THE ROTAX EURO CHALLENGE
The Polish driver Lukasz Bartoszuk dominated DD2 on CRG in Castelletto’s second round of the Euro Rotax Challenge and took the lead of the classification. Good but unlucky race for Luka Kamali and Oriol Dalmau Caballero. Brand and Cohen defended themselves well in Senior. Kilian Meyer to the fore in Junior.

CRG works team obtained a great result at the Circuit 7 Laghi of Castelletto di Branduzzo in occasion of the Italian round of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge. The Italian outfit put in great performances in all the three categories it has been competing for, confirming a good supremacy for the CRG squad led by Martin Reuvers with the technical support by HRS Racing Engines.

LUKASZ BARTOSZUK TRIUMPHANT IN DD2

The most powerful category, Rotax DD2, highlighted the winning qualities of the CRG chassis, as the three team’s drivers put in great performances. Lukasz Bartoszuk has been the splendid winner of the Final after taking the win in the Final in a CRG one-two with his team mate from Germany Luka Kamali. Kamali unfortunately had to retire from the Final due to an early incident while he was trying to get P2 back behind Bartoszuk. CRG result could have therefore been even better, if it was not for this incident.

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The Spanish driver of CRG Oriol Dalmau Caballero has also been very quick. He was sixth after heats, but was hit by bad luck in Prefinal, as he had to stop due to a technical problem. His comeback in the Final from the last spot of the grid to the eleventh place at the flag is quite adamant on how Dalmau could have been part of the fight for top positions.

Lukasz Bartoszuk installed himself on top of the classification at 170 points after the two races of Genk and Castelletto, while Luka Kamali is currently 14th at 107 points and Oriol Dalmau Caballero 29th at 51.

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GOOD RECOVERY FOR BRAND IN SENIOR

A good performance has been put in by the British driver Ed Brand and by the Israeli Ido Cohen in Senior, but their end result suffered from the delay accumulated in qualifying, that also penalized them in the heats. Brand managed to get a stunning 20 positions back in Prefinal and took P7, while Cohen had an incident at the last lap of the Prefinal. Brand initially occupied the fourth position in the Final, but then struggled a bit with his tyres and had to settle for P15, while Cohen recovered up to P21.

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MEYER SHINING IN JUNIOR

The competitiveness shown in Junior has definitely been very good too, as the Kilian Meyer recovered well from an incident in the heats. The Spanish driver recovered up to P13 in Prefinal, and then ended his effort in tenth place in the Final.

The Swede Madeleine Radne managed to find a place for the Final after the second chance race, as one of his two team mates, the German Phil Dorr who inherited the position of the fellow-countryman Henri Jung that was given a 10 seconds time penalty. Madeleine recovered up to P24 in the Final, while Dorr was 30th.

CRG Rotax team manager Martin Reuvers’ comment: “It has been quite a tough weekend for Junior and Senior, while things went really well in DD2 where we did an amazing job. Bartoszuk has been really quick since the beginning, I am sorry for Kamali who had an incident in the Final after a front row start. Dalmau has also been very quick, despite the DNF in Prefinal due to a gearbox failure. Meyer obtained the tenth position in Junior, which is a good result and a nice step forward compared to last year. The other three kids of Junior still have to gain some more experience. Cohen grew a lot in Senior. This time he could not get a good result only for the incident at the last lap of the Prefinal. Brand put on a new set of tyres during the Prefinal to gain some positions, and that did work out very well as he was seventh completing some very quick laps. Brand was then penalyzed by tyres wearing off in the Final mainly due to the battles he had to fight. Overall, I am quite happy. The competitiveness of our chassis has been excellent: we are on top in DD2”.

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The third round of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge is scheduled for next July 24th in Zuera (Spain).

All results are available at www.rotaxmaxeurochallenge.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
16 May 2016

In the pictures: 1) Lukasz Bartoszuk, DD2; 2) Lukasz Bartoszuk, podium; 3) Ed Brand, Senior; 4) Kilian Meyer, Junior; 5) CRG Racing Team, from left Henri Jung, Kilian Meyer, Ed Brand, Oriol Dalmau Caballero, Luka Kamali, Ido Cohen, Phil Dorr, Madeleine Radne, Lukasz Bartoszuk.
Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG SHINING IN THE EUROPEAN CIK-FIA AND IN THE ROTAX EURO CHALLENGE
CRG works team had a promising kick off of the weekend. The Italian outfit had to split forces as it will be on track in Zuera (Spain) for the European CIK-FIA KZ, OK and OK Junior Championship and in Castelletto di Branduzzo (Italy) for the Euro Rotax Challenge.

Stan Pex, Paolo De Conto and Flavio Camponeschi have been shining in qualifying and heats of KZ in Spain as did Tom Joyner in OK, while Lukasz Bartoszuk, Luka Kamali and Oriol Dalmau Caballero have put in great performances in Italy in Rotax DD2, as did Kilian Meyer in Junior.

THE EUROPEAN CIK-FIA CHAMPIONSHIP IN ZUERA (SPAIN)

Among CRG drivers on track in Zuera's KZ, Paolo De Conto on CRG-Maxter came to the fore since qualifying when he posted the second quickest time being only 43 thousands off the pole position, while Flavio Camponeschi on CRG-Parilla – third in the standings after the round of Essay – had to settle for P10 in qualifying, and Simo Puhakka for P18. Stan Pex has been the quickest of the two Pex brothers, as he was fourth absolute, while the world champion Jorrit had some problems and ended 20th. At the end of the two heats, Stan Pex is fourth, leading Paolo De Conto and Flavio Camponeschi who managed to recoup up to P6. The other CRG drivers had a slower start: Andrea Dalè is 14th, Simo Puhakka 18th, Jorrit Pex 20th and in what appears to be a troubled weekend.

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The British driver Tom Joyner, on Zanardi-Parilla, came to the fore in OK securing the pole position and winning the two qualifying heats. Among the absolute quickest for CRG, the Spanish Pedro Hiltbrand, recouped well from the 14th time in qualifying and secured two good placings in the heats (4th and 5th), results that launched him to the provisional fourth place of the charts. Solid run also for the German Hannes Janker who is sixth. The others had a slower start: the Finn Paavo Tonteri is 15th, the Portuguese Andriy Pits is 25th and Felice Tiene is 29th.

Things are a bit more complicated in OK Junior, where some hiccups have happened. Among the CRG works drivers, the German Esteban Muth was the quickest in P14 after heats and securing the 5th time in qualifying. The British Teddy Wilson follows him in P18, the Norwegian Dennis Hauger recovered from the 30th time in qualifying to P19, the Canadian Antonio Serravalle is 42nd, the French Pierre-Louis Chovet 55th and the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof 64th. All of these drivers managed to qualify for the final stages on Sunday anyway, the only exception was O’neill Muth who could not find a place among the finalists.

Results, Live Timing and Live TV are available at www.cikfia.com

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THE ROTAX MAX EURO CHALLENGE IN CASTELLETTO (ITALY)

Qualifying and heats of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge highlighted CRG performance in Castelletto di Branduzzo (Italy), especially in the shifter category DD2.

The Polish driver Lukasz Bartoszuk showed his great shape in DD2, as he was second quickest in qualifying and kept his momentum securing P2 after heats thanks to two third places. The German Luka Kamali, fifth in qualifying and third after the heats, showed his speed with a fourth and second place in the heats. The Spanish driver Oriol Dalmau Caballero also put in an excellent performance managing to recover all the way to P6 from the ninth place of qualifying.

In Junior, the Spanish driver Kilian Meyer was sixth in qualifying and secured two sixth places in the heats. An incident in the second heat unfortunately forced CRG driver to the 18th absolute position, but he certainly has what it takes to get some ground back in the final stages. The Swede Madeleine Radne and the two Germans Phil Doerr and Henri Jung will have to run the second chance races instead.

In Senior, both CRG drivers managed to qualify for the final stages, but a series of incidents will force them to start from the back: the British Ed Brand is 26th after heats following the 24th time in qualifying, while the Israeli Ido Cohen is 28th after his 30th time in qualifying.

Results, Live Timing and Live TV are available at www.rotaxmaxeurochallenge.com

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CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
14 May 2016

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, Zuera, KZ, Cunaphoto; 2) Tom Joyner, Zuera, OK, Cunaphoto; 3) Lukasz Bartoszuk, Castelletto, DD2, CRG Press; 4) Kilian Meyer, Castelletto, Junior, CRG Press.

 

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DOUBLE EUROPEAN ROUND FOR CRG IN ZUERA (CIK-FIA) AND CASTELLETTO (ROTAX)
CRG works team will be busy on track this coming weekend in Spain for the European Championship KZ, OK and OK Junior and in Italy for the Rotax Max Euro Challenge in the three categories DD2, Senior and Junior.

CRG will be on track for two particularly interesting and exciting international appointments that will take place in the same weekend of May 15th. The Italian outfit will compete in fact in Zuera for the second round of the CIK-FIA European Championship with KZ on track alongside OK and OK Junior. At the same time, the team will be busy in Castelletto for the second round of the Rotax Euro Challenge.

IN ZUERA CHARGING FOR KZ

KZ is ready to get on track for the second round of the season, as Flavio Camponeschi, on CRG-Parilla, will be among the main favourites in Zuera after the strong final of Essay, where he ended second and gained the third place of the classification. Alongside Camponeschi, Paolo De Conto on CRG-Maxter will also be among the protagonists of the weekend. He just missed out on getting the first podium of the CIK-FIA season, after being among the quickest in Essay. Simo Puhakka, also on CRG-Maxter, will be the third color bearer of CRG in KZ. The Finn is quite motivated to get some ground back in the classification, after the tenth place hauled in Essay.

Among the 25 participants of KZ, the world champion Jorrit Pex who is fresh leader of the DKM after Wackersdorf's opener, his brother Stan Pex with CRG Holland, and Andrea Dalè with team Nuova 3M will also be some certain protagonists of Zuera's weekend.

The classification of the European KZ Championship after the first round of Essay: 1. Ardigò points 49; 2. Iglesias 38; 3. Camponeschi 33; 4. De Conto 32; 5. Pescador 31; 6. Hajek 28; 7. Lennox-Lamb 22; 8. Dreezen 21; 9. Pex Jorrit 16; 10. Abbasse 13; 11. Puhakka 12.

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A STRONG TEAM IN OK AND OK JUNIOR

The round of Zuera is going to be quite important as it will open the European 2016 Championship for classes OK and OK Junior. CRG will line up its multi-winners chassis powered by Parilla given to top drivers. Felice Tiene (fourth last year in the European Championship KF), the home hero Pedro Hiltbrand, the Finn Paavo Tonteri (also showing a great shape in the first DKM race held in Wackersdorf), Tom Joyner on Zanardi (second last year in the European Championship), the German Hannes Janker (sixth in 2015) and the Portuguese Andriy Pits will all compete in OK.

Hopes are high also in OK Junior, as the Norwegian Dennis Hauger is now ready to aim to the podium of this category after the step up from 60 Mini. The British Teddy Wilson, the Canadian Antonio Serravalle, the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof, the two German brothers Esteban and O’neill Muth, and the French Pierre-Louis Chovet will complete CRG lineup for OK Junior.

Andrea Rosso will also be competing on CRG chassis run by team Morsicani Racing in his debut in OK Junior. Tara Eichenberger will race for X-Rei Motorsport and the Norwegian Emil Merli Heyerdahl for CRG Holland.

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European Championship 2016 Calendar KZ, KZ2, OK, OKJ
24.04.2016 Essay (F) KZ, KZ2
15.05.2016 - Zuera (E) KZ, OK, OKJ
05.06.2016 - Adria (I) KZ2, OK, OKJ
26.06.2016 - Portimao (P) OK, OKJ
31.07.2016 - Genk (B) KZ, KZ2, OK, OKJ

Results, Live Timing and Live TV will be available at www.cikfia.com

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CRG TO FIELD ITS COMPLETE SQUAD IN CASTELLETTO'S EURO ROTAX

During the same weekend of Zuera, the Circuit 7 Laghi of Castelletto di Branduzzo will stage the second round of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge after the opener that took place last April 3rd in Genk.

The Polish driver Lukasz Bartoszuk will be present in Castelletto for CRG after the great result he scored in the latest round of DD2. In Genk, he claimed the second place which also gave him the second place of the classification. The German Luka Kamali, 14th in Genk but definitely among the main interpreters of the category as he was seventh in the 2015 campaign, will get to Castelletto all set to score a good result. The Spanish driver Oriol Dalmau Caballero will also compete in DD2.

CRG will field the British driver Ed Brand in category Senior. He ended last year's campaign in fourth place and was eleventh in Genk. The Israeli Ido Cohen will also be among of the protagonists of OK this season.

Team CRG will be represented in category Junior by the Spanish driver Kilian Meyer, by the two Germans Phil Doerr and Henri Jung, and by the Swede Madeleine Radne.

Rotax Max Euro Challenge 2016 Calendar:
03.04.2016 – Genk (B)
15.05.2016 – Castelletto (I)
24.07.2016 – Zuera (E)
28.08.2016 – Salbris (F)

Results, Live Timing and Live TV will be available at www.rotaxmaxeurochallenge.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
11 May 2016

In the pictures: 1) Flavio Camponeschi, KZ, Cunaphoto; 2) Felice Tiene, OK, Cunaphoto; 3) Dennis Hauger, OKJ. Cunaphoto. 4) Kilian Meyer, Rotax Junior, DSM Motorsport.

 

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ONE-TWO FOR TEAM GAMOTO RACING IN SINGAPORE’S STC ROK CUP 2016
The Sicilian team, on track in collaboration with IS Racing, claimed the victory in “Mini” with Nikhil Bohra and triumphed in Senior DVS with Noorzilan

Singapore, 7 May 2016. Team Gamoto Racing got it all in one of the longest exit of the season, the STC Rok Cup 2016, race held this weekend in Singapore.

The Sicilian team, that for this occasion has collaborated with IS Racing, monopolized class Mini Rok claiming the victory with the very young Indian driver Nikhil Bohra and the second place with the Malaysian Adam Putera, who has been protagonist in Europe with team Gamoto Racing in WSK.

Also shining in the same class and in the team led by Enzo and Salvatore Gatto, Akshay Bohra (Nikhil’s brother), who was eighth at the flag. The perfect weekend was completed by the victory of the local hero Amin Noorzilan in Senior DVS.

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This double win enriched the long prize list of team Gamoto Racing, ahead of the WSK Super Master Series that will run its fourth and final round next May 22nd at the Adria International Raceway in Italy.

In Italy, the French Evann Mallet, currently third in the classification, will battle the title out for the Italian outfit.

Press Office
CRG SpA
www.kartcrg.com
7 May 2016

In the pictures: 1) Nikhil Bohra and Adam Putera, Mini; 2) Amin Noorzilan, Senior DVS.

 

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SPECTACULAR CRG AT THE OPENER OF THE GERMAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN WACKERSDORF
The drivers competing on CRG chassis have been great protagonists at the circuit of Wackersdorf (Germany) in the first round of the German Championship. Jorrit Pex in KZ2, Max Tubben in Shifterckart Cup, Paavo Tonteri in OK and Dennis Hauger in OK Junior.

Spectacle did not go missing in the opener of the DMK in Germany at Wackersdorf. Four categories made it to the track, as alongside KZ2 the new KZ2 Shifterkart Cup took also place for semi-professional drivers. A lot of strong names of international karting came to the fore, including a big number of CRG drivers in a kind of festival of the Italian chassis that has been absolute protagonist of the first round of the German Championship.

JORRIT PEX AND CRG HOLLAND FIRST LEADER IN KZ2

CRG driver Jorrit Pex, who is the reigning world champion and winner of four German championships in a row from 2011 to 2014 was again in his place in KZ2. Jorrit Pex and CRG Holland won in fact the first of the two Finals of Wackersdorf after scoring the pole position, 11 thousands of a second clear of his brother Stan, and after winning both qualifying heats. His victory in Race-1 has been absolutely spectacular: he managed to win his campaign at the end of a good duel involving him, Hajek, Forè and Ardigò, as the third step of the podium went to another CRG driver, Simo Puhakka, on track with CRG Racing Germany. Paolo De Conto has also shown a great competitiveness on CRG run by Renda Motorsport. He was fifth at the flag after a good comeback race, while Fabian Federer was eighth on CRG run by SRP Racing Team and has been among the quickest of the first part of the race.

Simo Puhakka stalled at the start of race-2, which caused a multiple incident involving also Paolo De Conto who started right behind his team mate: this event put off two of the absolute protagonists on CRG. Jorrit Pex has been again among the quickest and was second behind Forè, scoring another podium that launched the CRG Holland driver on top of the classification. The podium was rounded up by another CRG driver, Daniel Stell, of Team SRP. Fabian Federer was eighth again, while Stan Pex was 13th after the DNF in Race-1. Dylan Davies of CRG Keijzer Racing was 19th in race-1 and 15th in race-2.

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MAX TUBBEN DOMINANT IN SHIFTERKART CUP

In KZ2 of DMSB Shifterkart Cup the two finals were won by the Dutch driver of CRG Holland Max Tubben. On the podium of race-1 also two other drivers of Tinini Group: the Austrian Christoph Hold on Maranello and the German Maximilian Paul on DR. Among CRG drivers, a great fourth place was obtained by the Spanish driver of Renda Motorsport Enrico Prosperi as the Swede Andreas Johansson and the Dutch Symen Wiggers of CRG Holland ended respectively in sixth and seventh place. As said, Max Tubben won also race-2, while Christoph Hold was second on Maranello and Maximilian Paul fourth on DR. The fifth and eighth place went to Symen Wiggers and Max Weering, both on CRG Holland. Max Tubben is currently leading the championship, with Christoph Hold second and Maximilian Paul third.

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CRG LEADING ALSO OK WITH TONTERI

The new OK category had 18 drivers at the start. The ruler in this case has been another CRG driver: the Finn Paavo Tonteri, who made it to the track with CRG TB Racing Team. Quickest in qualifying, Tonteri won both heats and then the first of the two Finals. In race-2 the CRG driver managed to get on the podium in P3, which earned him the classification lead, one point clear of race-2 winner Basz. A good race in OK was also put in by the German Tim Troger of CRG TB Racing Team. He was ninth in Race-1 and 12th in Race-2, as in the second Final he was proceeded by the Russian of CRG Keijzer Racing Ivan Nosov.

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GREAT RESULT FOR DENNIS HAUGER: ON THE PODIUM OF OK JUNIOR

The young Norwegian driver Dennis Hauger has been shining among the protagonists of OK Junior. In Wackersdorf he confirmed his speed, fighting always on top. Hauger, on track with CRG Holland, started on a high with the sixth time in qualifying at only 42 thousands from the pole position, keeping his momentum in the heats claiming two victories, one of which was turned later on into a P21 due to a time penalty. This also forced him to the eleventh time of the provisional classification after heats. The young driver of CRG was not upbeat and counter-charged in Race-1 scoring a good podium in P3. He later on confirmed his place among the quickest of race-2, ending with a spectacular P2, even if then he was relegated to the eighth place by a 5 seconds time penalty. Thanks to these two results, Hauger is currently holding a promising fourth place of the classification.

Among the quickest on CRG also Tara Eichenberber of X-Rei Motorsport, who was seventh in qualifying and tenth in Race-1, while the Russian Lev Golovin of CRG Keijzer Racing was eighth in race-1 and sixth in race-2 and Luca Maisch of CRG TB Racing Team was fifth in race-2.

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The next rounds of the German Championship:

12.06.2016 – Ampfing (D)
17.07.2016 – Genk (B)
11.09.2016 – Oschersleben (D)
25.09.2016 – Kerpen (D)

All results available at www.kart-dm.de/en/home/

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
3 May 2016

In the pictures: : 1) Jorrit Pex, KZ2; 2) Jorrit Pex and Simo Puhakka, KZ2 podium Race-1; 3) Max Tubben, KZ2 Cup; 4) Paavo Tonteri, OK; 5) Dennis Hauger, podium OKJ; 6) KZ2 Race-1.
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CRG, CAMPONESCHI AND FEDERER ON THE PODIUM AT THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN ESSAY
Flavio Camponeschi took a good second place in KZ at the end of a great comeback race, Paolo De Conto also put in a good performance. Fabian Federer second and on the podium in KZ2.

Flavio Camponeschi obtained a spectacular second place in Essay (France) on CRG-Iame at the first round of the KZ European Championship thanks to a great comeback race. He managed in fact to forcefully turn the fifth place in Prefinal into a second place at the penultimate lap of the Final.

GREAT SECOND PLACE FOR CAMPONESCHI IN KZ

The 2015 European Champion Flavio Camponeschi is confirming his place among the most competitive drivers in his first season among the fields of CRG. The Italian run a good race in the first round of the KZ European Championship in France at Essay. Following an unlucky opening in qualifying where he was 21st, he started getting some ground back in the heats ending 14th. In Prefinal he gained the fifth place before keeping his momentum in the Final as he took the second place, thanks to a strong, but fair, attack on Iglesias when two laps were left to go.

This good run made Camponeschi start the European 2016 campaign on a high with CRG as he now holds the third place of the classification. The Italian is now 16 points shy of Final winner Ardigò, and 5 points short of Iglesias.

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Paolo De Conto has also been among the most competitive drives on CRG-Maxter. He was a strong protagonist of qualifying as he secured the third time, and then in the heats when he was second. In Prefinal, he took a good third place, but some problems in the Final affected his performance after a few laps, making him lose some positions before ending his effort in ninth place.

Simo Puhakka ended his race in the top ten after a troubled start in qualifying and in the heats. Puhakka managed to recover very well in the Final ending tenth though. Regarding CRG drivers in KZ, Jorrit Pex of CRG Holland was seventh, Andrea Dalè 17th, while Macau's driver Andy Chang and the French Julien Deharte had to retire.

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CRG AND FEDERER ON THE KZ2 PODIUM

Fabian Federer obtained a good result in KZ2 on CRG-Modena run by team SRP. Federer has always been among the quickest throughout the weekend and was only penalized by a retirement in one heat after two wins and the fourth place in qualifying. Following the second place in Prefinal, Federer claimed the second place in the Final at the end of a good series of duels behind the winner Luca Corberi. Stan Pex of CRG Holland was also among the absolute quickest. He was third in qualifying, won heats and his Prefinal. Stan Pex took an early lead of the Final, then slipped down to third keeping a good race pace, but eventually had to settle for P5.

CRG Keijzer Racing's Dylan Davies had a great start of the weekend with the second absolute time posted in qualifying, but in the Final he was 19th. The Swede Benjamin Tornqvist was 17th instead. The Spanish driver of Renda Motorsport Enrico Prosperi had to retire, while the American Sting Ray Robb, the Japanese Fuma Horio and Fabrizio Rosati could not qualify for the final stages.

Stan Pex is now third in the KZ2 European Championship, 11 points short of Luca Corberi, while Fabian Federer is fifth 13 points shy of the top.

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The next rounds of the European KZ and KZ2 Championship:

15.05.2016 - Zuera (S) KZ
05.06.2016 - Adria (I) KZ2
31.07.2016 - Genk (B) KZ-KZ2

All results are available at www.cikfia.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
24 April 2016

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In the pictures: 1) Flavio Camponeschi, KZ; 2) Paolo De Conto, KZ; 3) Fabian Federer, KZ2; 4) Fabian Federer, KZ2 podium; 5) Flavio Camponeschi, KZ podium.
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CRG HEADING TO ESSAY FOR THE KZ AND KZ2 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP OPENER
The first round of the KZ and KZ2 European Championship is scheduled for 22-24 April in France. CRG will line up its full squad in the categories where the Italian outfit has 20 continental titles under its belt.

The International CIK-FIA season is kicking off in France this weekend with the first round of the KZ and KZ2 European Championships scheduled from 22nd to 24th April at the International Circuit of Aunay-Les-Bois in Essay (Lower Normandy).

CRG will get to Essay with its full lineup for both shifter categories, a territory where the Italian outfit has always displayed a great competitiveness, as witnessed by the hall of fame: the Tinini Group has in fact secured 20 titles in the European Championship so far.

HUNTING A GOOD RESULT IN KZ

CRG works team for KZ will comprise 2015 KZ European Champion Flavio Camponeschi, on CRG-Parilla, KZ2 European Champion of 2010 and KZ's of 2011 Paolo De Conto, the Finn Simo Puhakka and Macau's Andy Chang Wing Chung, all on CRG-Maxter.

CRG Holland will field the strong Dutch driver Jorrit Pex, who secured the title of 2015 KZ World Champion and that of KZ2 European Champion in 2012, while 2014 European Champion Andrea Dalè and the French Julien Deharte will get on track with private teams.

A STRONG LINEUP ALSO IN KZ2

CRG lot for KZ2 is also quite strong and numerous. The works team will in fact comprise the Japanese Fuma Horio, Fabrizio Rosati and the American Sting Ray Robb, all on CRG-Maxter.

Team CRG Keijzer Racing will field the Dutch Dylan Davies, while CRG Holland will line up the Dutch Stan Pex, who is ready for hitting the big target, and the Swedish drivers Benjamin Tornqvist and Andreas Johansson. KZ2 European Champion of 2011 Fabian Federer will drive for team SRP, the Spanish Enrico Prosperi for Renda Motorsport and the German Dominik Schmidt for TB Motorsport.

THE KZ-KZ2 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR

24.04.2016 - Essay (F) KZ-KZ2
15.05.2016 - Zuera (S) KZ
05.06.2016 - Adria (I) KZ2
31.07.2016 - Genk (B) KZ-KZ2

THE PROGRAMME OF ESSAY'S WEEKEND (GMT+2)

Friday 22 April: Free practice at 8:25hrs
Saturday 23 April: Qualifying at 10:25hrs; Qualifying heats at 13:10hrs.
Sunday 24 April: Second Chance Races at 9:40hrs; Prefinals at 11:05hrs, Finals at 13:40hrs.

Live Timing, TV Live Streaming and all results will be available at www.cikfia.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
21 April 2016

In the picture: Flavio Camponeschi and Paolo De Conto, KZ. Cunaphoto.it

 

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LONGHI AND CRG KICKING OFF THE ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A PODIUM IN KZ2
The 2015 Italian Champion Longhi and team Modena Kart got the podium in the first final of Castelletto. A victory for the new driver of Team Gamoto Spina and a double podium for Mallet in 60 Mini. Graziani and Torreggiani also on the podium in the new ACI Kart Junior, Colombo in Prodriver Over.

The first round of the Italian ACI Karting Championship was held in Castelletto di Branduzzo with 207 drivers on track. CRG drivers have been displaying a great level of competitiveness fighting for the top places of the classification in KZ2 with Team Modena Kart's Ricardo Longhi and in 60 Mini, where Team Gamoto has secured the victory with the new arrival Alfio Spina and took a double podium with Evann Mallet.

FIRST PODIUM OF THE SEASON FOR LONGHI IN KZ2

Category KZ2 had 55 drivers on track. Italian 2015 Champion Riccardo Longhi, on CRG-TM run by Team Modena Corse, has been once again among the quickest getting on the podium of Race-1 in Castelletto di Branduzzo. He secured in fact a great third place after shining in qualifying with the quickest time of his group. Longhi kept his momentum claiming two wins and a second place in the heats. Race-2 started with top 8 grid inversion and Longhi had to concede some positions early on closing his effort in P6, but putting his name forward as one of the main contenders to victory of the Italian Championship.

Another Modena Kart driver has shown great speed in KZ2. Alessio Baldi, was in fact third of his qualifying group and eighth in the heats. Baldi could not shine later on due to a 10s time penalty in race-1, as happened to Lorenzo Giannoni, also on track with Modena Kart, who was slowed down by several problems.

Matteo Mazzucchelli has also raised CRG flag high: he was seventh in Race-1 and ninth in Race-2.

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ALFIO SPINA AND TEAM GAMOTO TRIUMPHING IN 60 MINI

In 60 Mini, category with 70 drivers at the start, Team Gamoto and the new arrival Alfio Spina scored a great result on CRG-Tm. He took in fact a great victory in Race-2 after being seventh in Race-1. Another driver of team Gamoto was also among the quickest: the very young French Evann Mallet was in fact third absolute in qualifying, improved to second after heats and ended both Finals on the podium in P3.

Leonardo Bizzotto of Team Morsicani has been very quick in 60 Mini. He was sixth absolute in qualifying, eighth after heats, eighth again in Race-1 and sixth in Race-2.

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GRAZIANI AND TORREGGIANI ON THE PODIUM OF THE NEW ACI KART JUNIOR

In ACI Kart Junior – the new category employing Iame single branded engines and open also to eleven years old drivers, CRG's Luca Graziani and Mathias Torreggiani managed to secure the podium. Graziani was third in both Finals, Torreggiani ended the second Final in P2 at the end of a lively series of position exchanges with his rival Menegon.

In OK Junior, Andrea Rosso of Team Morsicani had to retire in the first final after the third place scored in the heats. He managed to recoup well in Race-2 though as he ended sixth. Davide Colombo obtained a great second place in Prodriver Over's Race-1, while Pasquale Feola on LH-Tm run by Team Valentino Racing was second absolute after a retirement due to incident in the first Final. Lorenzo Natali has been very quick in Prodriver Under for CRG-Tm, as he ended both Finals in the top-ten.

All results are available at www.acisportitalia.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
19 April 2016

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In the pictures: 1) Riccardo Longhi, KZ2; 2) Race-1, KZ2 podium; 3) Alfio Spina, 60 Mini; 4) Race-2, 60 Mini podium with Spina and Mallet. Ph. CRG Press

 
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