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CRG, GAMES OPEN FOR THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN GENK
The final round of the European KZ, KZ2, OK and OK Junior Championships is scheduled this coming weekend of July 31st in Genk (Belgium). CRG will field the whole works team in all the categories on track in this decisive round for in CIK-FIA European campaign.

The await is mounting ahead of the closing round of the European Championship scheduled in Genk (Belgium). CRG will line up its full works team as it is fighting for the titles of KZ, KZ2, OK and OK Junior. A total of 18 drivers will defend CRG colors in the works team, a figure that is increased to 38 considering the privateers racing on the Italian chassis.

CIK-FIA regulations keep a good lot of drivers in the fight for the titles, thanks to the three mandatory jokers: the worst result of heats, that of Prefinals and Finals. For this reason, it will be difficult to know the name of the winners before the very last race to be held in this forthcoming Belgian weekend.

CHARGING IN KZ

Category KZ is at the third round of the season, after the first two races held in Essay and Zuera. CRG will field Paolo De Conto, fourth in the classification – 24 points shy of the leader, Flavio Camponeschi, fifth with a 30 points gap to the top and Simo Puhakka, ninth and 54 points adrift. A total of 52 points are still to be awarded, math offers therefore some quite good chances especially to De Conto and Camponeschi. The two Italian drivers will certainly do their best to get a prestigious result in the European Championship. 2015 World Champion Jorrit Pex will also be among the top drivers on track with CRG.

KZ Championship classification: 1. Ardigò points 84; 2. Iglesias 82; 3. Hajek 80; 4. De Conto (CRG) 60; 5. Camponeschi (CRG) 54; 6. Pescador 44; 7. Abbasse 41; 8. Lennox-Lamb 38; 9. Puhakka (CRG) 30; 10. Lammers 28.

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FEDERER AND PEX FIGTHING IN KZ2

The round of Genk is going to be the third of KZ2. This weekend follows in fact the first two appointments of Essay and Adria. CRG colors are shining on top of the European Championship, as Fabian Federer of SRP Racing Team and Stan Pex of CRG Holland, have scored an all-CRG podium in Adria, with Dylan Davies of CRG Keijzer Racing.

Thanks to the victory scored in Adria, Federer got the classification lead at 85 points, while Pex follows him three points shy. CRG works team for KZ2 will include Fabrizio Rosati, Fuma Horio and Felice Tiene.

The KZ2 classification is even more compact that KZ’s, as Federer and Pex are close with each other and Federer is currently having the edge with zero discards in the heats, if the Italian scores good points in Genk. Only the final race will name the title winner though.

KZ2 Championship classification: 1. Federer (CRG) points 85; 2. Pex (CRG) 82; 3. Irlando 70; 4. Corberi 66; 5. Lorandi 58; 6. Davies 51 (CRG); 7. Viganò 44; 8. Besancenez 40; 9. Leuillet 36; 10. Piccini 36.

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JOYNER AND HILTBRAND FOR THE GRAND FINALE IN OK

Category OK will run its fourth round of the season in Genk after the appointments held in Zuera, Adria and Portimao. The British driver Tom Joyner (Zanardi) is currently leading the classification, after the victory in the most recent race in Portimao, while Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG) is third, thirteen points short of the leader but with a double win in Adria under his belt. Hiltbrand’s disadvantage is voided by the jokers due to the double DNF in Spain, and the two drivers of Tinini Group will have equal chances in Genk.

CRG will also field the quick Finn Paavo Tonteri and the German Hannes Janker, both very competitive and authors of a great season so far.

OK Championship classification: 1. Joyner (Zanardi) points 108; 2. Basz 103; 3. Hiltbrand (CRG) 95; 4. Garcia 84; 5. Sargeant 79; 6. Travisanutto 55; 7. Viscaal 54; 8. Lundgaard 53; 9. Hanley 46; 10. Smolyar 46.

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A LOT OF YOUNG PROMISING DRIVERS IN JUNIOR

Genk is going to be the fourth round of OK Junior too. The Norwegian Dennis Hauger has good chances for a strong result, as he is currently fifth in the classification but can aim to top positions of the charts after his recent great performances. Hauger still misses a victory in the European Championship to be completely satisfied, be he won the Prefinal in Adria and can aim to the big target in Genk.

CRG works team will line up a lot of very interesting and quick youngsters in Genk, starting from the British Teddy Wilson, the German Muth Esteban and his brother O’neill, the Canadian Antonio Serravalle, the French Pierre-Louis Chovet, and the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof. The Spanish Kilian Meyer, one of the main protagonists of Euro Rotax and X-30 Euro Series, will be at the debut in OK Junior.

OK Junior Championship classification: 1. Watt points 107; 2. Collet 91; 3. Blomqvist 90; 4. Kenneally 86; 5. Hauger (CRG) 81; 6. Muizzuddin 73; 7. Jewiss 70; 8. Martins 65; 9. Vidales 64; 10. Taoufik 60.

THE PROGRAMME

Friday 29 July: Free practice; at 16.35 Qualifying.
Saturday 30 July: Heats from 10:25 to 13:00 and from 14.05 to 18:10.
Sunday 31 July: Prefinals from 11:00, Finals from 14:45.

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

2016 KZ, KZ2, OK, OKJ EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
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

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
25 July 2016

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ, Cunaphoto.it; 2) Fabian Federer, KZ2, Ph. CRG Press; 3) Tom Joyner and Pedro Hiltbrand, OK, Cunaphoto.it; 4) Dennis Hauger between brothers Muth, OK Junior, Cunaphoto.it.

 

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STUNNING VICTORIES FOR CRG IN DKM AT GENK
Paolo De Conto secured a good success in Genk’s KZ2 at the third round of the German Championship. Jorrit Pex, on the podium of Race-2, confirmed to be the classification leader. Janker and Tonteri dominated OK, Dennis Hauger victorious in OK Junior.

Great performances and a lot of victories have been scored by CRG drivers at the Circuit of Genk during the third round of the German Championship DKM: wins by Paolo De Conto in KZ2, by Hannes Janker first and Tonteri later on in OK, and by Dennis Hauger in OK Junior.

The round of Genk highlighted the quality of drivers on CRG chassis in all categories, which is a good and promising premise to the final round of the European Championship that will take place at the end of the month on this very track with all CIK-FIA categories on track: KZ, KZ2, OK and OK Junior.

SOLID VICTORY FOR DE CONTO IN KZ2, AS PEX CONFIRMED HIS LEAD

In KZ2, Paolo De Conto of CRG Holland, after being among the main protagonists of the first final where he claimed P6, unleashed his speed in the second final recovering all the way to take the lead at lap five, before continuing his dominant run taking a very nice victory at the flag. Classification leader of CRG Holland Jorrit Pex also had a strong weekend. He was ninth in race-1 and got on the podium of race-2, securing a third place that allowed him to strengthen his classification lead.

Regarding the other drivers on CRG chassis, Fabian Federer obtained a good 13th place in the first final, Stan Pex was 12th in the second at the end of a comeback started from the back of the grid.

KZ2 Classification: 1. Pex Jorrit (CRG) points 132; 2. Ardigò 113; 3. Forè 106; 4. De Conto (CRG) 95; 5. Hajek 86.

In DMSB Shifterkart Cup of KZ2, the Dutch Max Tubben, who had also dominated the round of Wackersdorf, obtained a great second place in the second final thanks to a spectacular overtaking move at the last lap at the end of a great comeback race. The other CRG Holland’s driver victorious in the round of Ampfing, Symen Wiggers, was sixth this time around in the first final and seventh in the second one.

KZ2 Cup Classification: 1. Wiggers points 106 (CRG); 2. Tubben (CRG) 103; 3. Hold 92; 4. Paul 79; 5. Kreutz 71.

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JANKER AND TONTERI DOMINANT IN OK

CRG drivers have been celebrating also in OK. The German Hannes Janker of team CRG TB Racing won the first final, while his team mate and classification leader from Finland Paavo Tonteri, won the second final after the third place in race-1. Tonteri dominated the second final after taking the “baton” from Janker in the lead of the race, winning by a good margin. Janker was fifth in this race proceeding another one of his team mates, Tim Troger. Luca Lippkau was also in the top ten, as he finished race-1 in P8 and race-2 in P9.

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OK Classification: 1. Tonteri (CRG) points 150; 2. Basz 129; 3. Simmenauer 111; 4. Viscaaal 85; 5. Novalak 70.

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HAUGER, RISING STAR IN OK JUNIOR

The young promising driver of CRG from Norway Dennis Hauger is getting more and more acquainted with the podium. He has already been a great protagonist of international karting and in Genk has been among the absolute quickest, winning the first final and securing a good second place in the second one, race that was run in two fractions due to an incident. Hauger strengthened his position of runner up in the German Championship thanks to these results and closed in on the top of the standings.

The young German Kas Haverkort of CRG Keijzer Racing also obtained a good result in Genk’s OK Junior. He was fifth in the second final recovering from the thirteenth place of race-1.

OK Junior Classification: 1. Milesi points 155; 2. Hauger (CRG) 136; 3. Vidales 107; 4. Ptacek 72; 5. Hansen 64.

The next rounds of the German Championship:

11.09.2016 – Oschersleben (D)
25.09.2016 – Kerpen (D)

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

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

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ2; 2) Paavo Tonteri, OK; 3) Hannes Janker, OK; 4) Dennis Hauger, OK Junior.
Ph. DKM Media

 

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CRG-MAXTER DOMINATING THE SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP WITH PEDRO HILTBRAND
Pedro Hiltbrand obtained in Zuera the third double win of the season in as many rounds of the KZ2 Spanish Championship and confirmed his classification lead.

Pedro Hiltbrand obtained another spectacular success in KZ2 on CRG-Maxter at the third round of the Spanish Championship held in Zuera during the weekend of July 10th.

Following the first two rounds of Recas and Portimao (Portugal), the CRG driver scored his third spectacular double win in KZ2 in Zuera, at the wheel of the CRG Road Rebel chassis pushed by a Maxter engine unit prepared by Kartissimo by Andreoli.

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PEDRO HILTBRAND LEADING ON CRG-MAXTER IN ZUERA TOO

After the second time in qualifying and a victory in the heats, Hiltbrand unleashed all his speed in the first final, leading the race from the first lap and setting also the fastest lap of the race. Hiltbrand has also been the absolute protagonist of the second final too, as he took the lead during the second lap and kept it through the 14 remaining loops, setting again the fastest lap of the race.

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Thanks to this further double win, that adds to the ones scored in Recas and Portimao, Pedro Hiltbrand confirmed to be the absolute leader of the championship reaching level 270 points and enjoying a 54 points lead on his closest rivals.

Gerard Cebrian Ariza has also been on track for CRG on CRG-Tm. He obtained two sixth places in the finals. Brice De Gaye, on CRG-Maxter, was tenth in race-1 and seventh in race-2, while Alvaro Gomez Rubiera Oriol on CRG-Tm run by team Jamkart di Tenerife, was eleventh in race-1 and eighth in race-2.

The next round of the Spanish Championship will take place in Alcaniz next August 28th.

All results are available at www.cronosystem.es/cek2016/

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

In the pictures: 1) Pedro Hiltbrand, KZ2; 2) 3) Pedro Hiltbrand (middle) on the podium of Zuera; 3) Pedro Hiltbrand victorious in Zuera’s round of the Spanish Championship.
Ph. Jose F Omedas

 

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CRG AT THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP: WHAT A PERFORMANCE!
Joyner (Zanardi) claimed the victory in Portimao and gained the classification lead. Hiltbrand very good on the podium and currently third in the standings. Hauger among the best of OK Junior, as Wilson who was unlucky in the Final though.

CRG flag has been raised high thanks to series of great performances in Portugal’s third round of the European OK and OK Junior Championships held at the International Circuit Algarve of Portimao. Tom Joyner (Zanardi) and Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG) were on the podium in OK, while Dennis Hauger was close to the podium in OK Junior.

JOYNER IS THE NEW LEADER OF OK

The 2013 World Champion Tom Joyner, on Zanardi-Parilla, has been the dominator of the round of Portimao together with the Spanish driver of CRG Pedro Hiltbrand, who has been an excellent protagonist of the Final he has been leading early on. Joyner secured the win in the end, while Hiltbrand celebrated with him on the third step of the podium. The two drivers of Tinini Group are now among the most serious contenders in the title campaign that will end next 31st July in Genk (Belgium). Joyner is in fact the new classification leader with 108 points, while Hiltbrand is third at 95.

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Among the other protagonists for CRG, Felice Tiene has to be praised for his strength and will to continue the event despite a big accident in a heat that compromised his end result. Tiene managed to walk away from the crash with some pain but no serious injuries and kept racing for the rest of the weekend, recovering up to the 13th place in the Final.

The German driver of CRG Hannes Janker was also among the front runners and ended ninth in the Final, as the Portuguese Andriy Pits who closed his effort in P12. Abu Dhabi’s Amna Al Qubaisi also put in a very good race ending with P19 her debut with CRG in a European Championship. The Finn Paavo Tonteri has been quite unlucky instead. He has always been among the quickest (ninth in Prefinal), but had to retire in the Final when holding P7.

Classification of the European Championship: 1. Joyner (Zanardi-Parilla) points 108; 2. Basz 103; 3. Hiltbrand (CRG-Parilla) 95; 4. Garcia 84; 5. Sargeant 79; 6. Travisanutto 55; 7. Viscaal 54; 8. Lundgaard 53; 9. Hanley 46; 10. Smolyar 46; 11. Tiene (CRG-Parilla) 41; 12. Tonteri (CRG-Parilla) 41; 13. Janker (CRG-Parilla) 40; ... 18. Pits (CRG-Parilla) 15.

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HAUGER FIGHTING HARD IN OK JUNIOR

The Norwegian Dennis Hauger on CRG-Parilla has put in another great performance in OK Junior and confirmed to be one of the main protagonists of the class, despite being in his maiden year in Junior after the switch from 60 Mini. In Portimao he was 14th in qualifying, 12th after heats and fourth in his Prefinal. Hauger run an exciting Final holding P2 for a long time and fought for the podium. Eventually he was fourth at the sprint to the line, but he definitely deserves a round of applause.

The other young Brit of CRG works team Teddy Wilson has been great second in his Prefinal and installed himself in P4 early into the Final. Wilson later on suffered a bit in the melee of the fight for top positions and had an excursion that made him slip to the back. He eventually closed his effort in P16. The Canadian of CRG Antonio Serravalle also scored a good result, taking P13 in the Final but has always been among the quickest. He was 10th absolute in the heats and was sixth in his Prefinal.

Also among the Finalists, the German Esteban Muth was 29th at the flag, Tara Eichenberger of X-Rei Motorsport was 30th and the French Pierre-Louis Chovet had unfortunately retire early. That was a pity as he had run a great weekend up to that point and had claimed P14 in the Prefinal.

The Brazilian Gianluca Petecof, Andrea Rosso of Team Morsicani and O’neill Muth could not qualify for the Final stages, while the two Spanish drivers Gonzalo Vergara Fernandez and Delbin Garcia Alonso did not make it through the heats.

Classification of the European Championship OK Junior: 1. Watt points 107; 2. Collet 91; 3. Blomqvist 90; 4. Kenneally 86; 5. Hauger (CRG-Parilla) 81; 6. Muizzuddin 73; 7. Jewiss 70; 8. Martins 65; 9. Vidales 64; 10. Taoufik 60; ... 15. Wilson (CRG-Parilla) 40.

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DINO CHIESA’S COMMENT

Dino Chiesa, Team Principal CRG: “We head back home from Portimao with two drivers in the fight for the OK Championship – Tom Joyner and Pedro Hiltbrand, and a driver with good chances to slide in the top positions of OK Junior: Dennis Hauger. Alongside these excellent racers, all our drivers have been very competitive and confirmed the quality of our material, that reached a great level of competitiveness. I am sorry for the incident Felice Tiene was involved in the first heat, which was due to the engine failure of a driver ahead. Felice managed to continue his racing weekend, but this certainly set him back physically and prevented him to show his best. He would have definitely been among the quickest of the weekend. The OK race has been quite tight and the front runners were all on the same pace, Pedro Hiltbrand could have taken the victory but his second place is very good classification-wise. I believe we will go to Genk with great chances. The speed of our drivers did not come as a surprise, performance and results are rather a constant. Paavo Tonteri has also been very strong, but the engine failure stripped him of the chance of getting a good result. Hannes Janker also had a good weekend and recovered from the incident of the first heat. Amna Al Qubaisi has been very good in her first experience in the European Championship. In Junior, Teddy Wilson had an incident in the Final, but has been a great protagonist of the weekend, as Antonio Serravalle who unfortunately had an hiccup at the start of the Final. Dennis Hauger held a virtually certain second place up to two laps to the end, when he run wide on the dirt at the central hairpin and lost a position. He tried to get back to P2 in the closing stages and attempted a difficult overtaking move which did not pay off. He ended fourth but no blame on him. Pierre-Louis Chovet put in a great race and is showing a good growth, as Esteban Muth, while his brother O’neill was involved in an incident in one heat and lost some ground with it. Petecof had an hiccup in qualifying and could not recover to gain access to the final stages. Overall, it has been a very positive exit. Results are coming and we are fighting in all categories: team and material has improved a lot.”

All results are available at www.cikfia.com

The closing act of the European OK and OK Junior Championships will take place in Genk (B) next July 31st in a joint event with the KZ and KZ2 closer.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
27 June 2016

In the pictures: 1) Podium OK, 1. Tom Joyner, 3. Pedro Hiltbrand; 2) Tom Joyner, OK; 3) Dennis Hauger, OK Junior; 4) CRG Racing Team, Portimao.
Ph. Cunaphoto.it

 

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CRG, THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND KICKING OFF IN PORTIMAO
The Algarve Kartodrome of Portimao is the theatre of the penultimate round of the European CIK-FIA Championship for categories OK and OK Junior. CRG to field its full works team in both categories. Amna Al Qubaisi at the debut with CRG in OK.

A crucial round of the European Championship for OK and OK Junior is about to get underway in Portugal. The third round of the season is in fact scheduled for the weekend of 24-26 June and will lead into the final round of Genk scheduled for the end of July.

HUNTING FOR THE LEAD IN OK

CRG will field its complete lineups in the two categories OK and OK Junior in a quite positive moment after the great performance and speed shown in Adria. The winner of the most recent round Pedro Hiltbrand, on CRG-Parilla, and his team mate Tom Joyner on Zanardi-Parilla, slided in the top positions of the OK classification, closing in on the front runners. Joyner is in fact third at 61 points, while Hiltbrand recovered up to P4 at 56 points.

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Felice Tiene is also in the top-ten in ninth place at 32 points, and is quite motivated to put in a strong performance in Portugal. The Finn Paavo Tonteri is not very far at 30 points after being among the main protagonists of Adria. The German Hannes Janker, currently twelfth in the classification at 24 points, will also be back in Portimao.

Amna Al Qubaisi, the quick 15yrs old Abu Dhabi’s girl that has been shining in the single branded championships together with her sister Hamda, will debut in OK with CRG.

READY TO SHINE IN OK JUNIOR

The attention of OK Junior is focused on the young driver of CRG Dennis Hauger, who claimed his maiden win in Junior at the recent DKM round of Ampfing (Germany) and put in a very good performance at the European Championship in Adria, despite a series of events prevented him to get at least a podium finish. The victory in the Prefinal and the pole position allowed Hauger to get some ground back in Adria, as he now stands seventh in the classification with 54 points, that is 23 short of the leader.

CRG works team will be completed in Portimao by several very interesting and competitive youngsters like the British Teddy Wilson, who is 16th in the championship, the German Esteban Muth, who is 17th, and the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof who scored his first European points in Adria. The French Pierre-Louis Chovet will also be present, as the German O’neill Muth and the Canadian Antonio Serravalle.

THE PROGRAMME (GMT+2)

Friday 24 June: free practice.
Saturday 25 June: qualifying from 10:15 and heats from 13:00.
Sunday 26 June: Prefinals from 11:15, Finals from 14:15.

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

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THE EUROPEAN CIK-FIA 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP

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

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

In the pictures: 1) Amna Al Qubaisi, OK; 2) Pedro Hiltbrand, OK; 3) Poster Portimao European Championship.
Ph. Cunaphoto.it

 

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CRG DOMINANT IN SPAIN WITH “PEDRITO” HILTBRAND
“Pedrito” Pedro Hiltbrand has dominated KZ2 on CRG-Maxter in Portimao’s second round of the Spanish championship, confirming his classification lead after the victory in the opener of Recas, Toledo.

CRG colors have been dominating the weekend of June 12th not only in Germany, but also in Portugal at the Circuit of Portimao. In occasion of the second round of the Spanish Championship, “Pedrito” Pedro Hiltbrand has put in a spectacular double win in KZ2 on the Road Rebel chassis produced by the Italian outfit pushed by a Maxter engine unit prepared by Kartissimo by Andreoli.

THE PERFECT WEEKEND OF PEDRO HILTBRAND ON CRG-MAXTER

Hiltbrand completed a perfect weekend in Portugal. He kicked off the racing appointment with the quickest time in qualifying, continued with the third place in the heats scoring a victory, and was rounded up by a stunning win in both Finals. This hat trick allowed the Spanish driver to pull away in the classification on his CRG-Maxter kart, after the double victory obtained in the first round of the championship held in Recas, Toledo.

Among the CRG drivers present in Portimao, the other Spanish Gerard Cebrian Ariza has also put in a bold performance ending his effort with a second and a third place in the two Finals, results that earned him the second place in the championship.

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HILTBRAND LEADING THE KZ2 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP

The classification of the KZ2 Spanish Championship follows:
1. Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG-Maxter) points 180; 2. Gerard Cebrian (CRG-Tm) 141; 3. Eliseo Martinez 140; 4. Luis Gonzalez 131; 5. Lisard Santos 129.

The next round of the Spanish Championship is scheduled for July 10th at the Circuit of Zuera.

The Calendar of the Spanish 2016 Championship:
10.04.16 Recas Toledo
12.06.16 Portimao (Portugal)
10.07.16 Zuera
28.08.16 Alcaniz
25.09.16 Valencia

All results are available www.cronosystem.es/cek2016/

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
15 June 2016

In the pictures: 1) Pedro Hiltbrand in action; 2) Pedro Hiltbrand, in the middle, on the podium of Portimao with Gerard Cebrian on the left.
Ph. Miquel Rius MRM Comunicación-media

 

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CRG, A LOT OF VICTORIES IN GERMANY!
Jorrit Pex claimed the victory and classification lead in Ampfing, with De Conto a double podium, two wins and classification lead for Wiggers in KZ2 Cup, podium and classification lead for Tonteri in OK and first victory for Hauger in OK Junior.

The second round of the German Championship at the Circuit of Ampfing has been a dominant run for CRG, that secured a streak of victories with drivers and CRG chassis shining in all the categories. Jorrit Pex and Paolo De Conto were on the podium of KZ2, Symen Wiggers and Jeroen Bos on that of KZ2 Shifterkart Cup, Paavo Tonteri of OK and Dennis Hauger of OK Junior.

KZ2, GREAT VICTORY FOR JORRIT PEX

The Dutch driver of CRG Holland Jorrit Pex confirmed his KZ2 classification lead in Ampfing, being the first at the flag of the 46 drivers on track in race-2 and fourth in race-1. The reigning world champion and winner of four German Championship titles from 2011 to 2014 Jorrit Pex strengthened his classification lead obtained thanks also to the victory and the second place scored in Wackersdorf, reaching level 101 points and enjoying a 30 points advantage on the closest rival.

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Paolo De Conto, on track with team Renda Motorsport on CRG-Maxter, has also put in a great performance. The Italian driver was fifth in race-1 and third on the podium of race-2, getting some ground back in the classification and gaining the fifth place at 48 points.

Among the front runners, the young Dutch driver Stan Pex was eighth in race-1, while the Swede Benjamin Tornqvist Persson ended tenth in race-1 and sixth in race-2, on CRG-Tm. Fabian Federer, on CRG-Modena, was 15th in race-1 but had to retire from race-2.

KZ2 Classification: 1. Jorrit Pex (CRG) points 101; 2. Hajek 71; 3. Ardigò 65; 4. Forè 64; 5. De Conto (CRG) 48; 6. Lundberg 46; 7. Specken 42; 8. Armstrong 31; 9. Carlton 28; 10. Federer (CRG) 24.

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KZ2 CUP, DOUBLE WIN FOR SYMEN WIGGERS

The Dutch driver Symen Wiggers, on CRG-Tm run by CRG Holland, claimed a stunning double win in category KZ2 of DMSB Shifterkart Cup, that had 34 drivers at the start. He was joined on the podium of race-1 by the other Dutch driver of CRG Holland Jeroen Bos who was third, leading team mate Max Weering. The latter was fourth in race-2 leading Max Tubben, who had dominated the round of Wackersdorf with CRG Holland. Wiggers is now leading the championship at 84 points and is followed by Tubben at 77.

KZ2 Cup Classification: 1. Wiggers (CRG) points 84; 2. Tubben (CRG) 77; 3. Hold (Maranello) 55; 4. Paul 46 (DR); 5. Weber 44; 6. Weering (CRG) 43; 7. Mahler 38; 8. Kreutz 34; 9. Bos (CRG) 34; 10. Baranowski 34.

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OK, PODIUM AND CLASSIFICATION LEAD FOR TONTERI

Category OK had 17 drivers on track and the Finn Paavo Tonteri got on the podium of the first final thanks to a precious third place that followed his victory in qualifying heats, on CRG-Iame run by CRG TB Racing Team. Tonteri confirmed his speed in the second final securing a fourth place that allowed him to strengthen his classification lead after the victory and the third place scored in Wackersdorf.

OK Classification: 1. Tonteri (CRG) points 92; 2. Basz 84; 3. Simmenauer 78; 4. Viscaal 62; 5. Milell 44.

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OK JUNIOR, MAIDEN VICTORY FOR DENNIS HAUGER

Dennis Hauger obtained an exceptional result in OK Junior, category that had 44 drivers at the start. He started off with a very unlucky qualifying ended in P32, before putting in a stunning comeback weekend. The Norwegian driver of CRG Holland on CRG-Iame, at his first year in Junior, proved his quality also in this category after being among the main protagonists of 60 Mini in the past. In Ampfing Hauger recovered from the difficult start of the weekend, due to the rain falling when he was pushing to post his qualification time. Hauger climbed all the way to P4 in the heats, took the podium with the third place in the first final and then claimed the victory in the second final at the end of a good race that saw him unquestioned winner. Hauger secured in this way the maiden win in the category that will certainly be the first of a long series by the look of his recent brilliant performances in the CIK-FIA European Championship. Thanks to the double podium scored in Ampfing and the podium in Wackersdorf, Hauger is currently second in the classification 34 points short of the leader.

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OK Junior Classification: 1. Milesi points 115; 2. Hauger (CRG) 81; 3. Ptacek 72; 3. Vidales 57; 4. Wankmuller 57; 5. Wankmuller; 6. Golovin (CRG) 46; 7. Maisch (CRG) 34; 8. Hansen 34; 9. Pourchaire 32; 10. Marseglia 24.

The next rounds of the German Championship:

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

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

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

In the pictures: 1) 2) Jorrit Pex, KZ2; 3) Symen Wiggers, KZ2 Cup; 4) Paavo Tonteri, OK; 5) 6) Dennis Hauger, OK Junior.
Ph. DKM Media

 

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LONATO, NEW RENTAL KARTING FLEET BY CRG
The Circuit of Lonato is now ready to provide all the karting enthusiasts with a spectacular opportunity thanks to its new rental fleet by CRG. The timing board for promotional company incentive and amateurs events completes the offer. Endurance Races organization will follow shortly.

Lonato del Garda (Brescia, Italy). Following the great success of the recent important renewal of the track layout that now makes South Garda Karting one of the most popular venues on the European scene, the circuit of Lonato made another relevant step forward with rental karts, thanks to a new and spectacular fleet by CRG.

The South Garda Karting Circuit is one of the most advanced circuits also in terms of rental karts as it employed a brand new and futuristic fleet made of CRG Centurion karts, born from the experience of one of the most important makes in the world of kart racing, that will satisfy the needs of every karting enthusiast.

Among the main characteristics of the CRG Centurion range, the high level of safety is granted by the CE marking and the reliability of the machinery has been obtained by the huge experience that CRG acquired on the race tracks, adapting it to the needs of rental fleets. The same philosophy has also been followed regarding style: Centurion karts “wear” the sticker kit featuring the colors of official CRG Racing team.

The Top Line of Centurion Senior, designed for adults and youngsters from 14 years old, is powered by Honda GX 400cc engines, with front and rear braking system derived from the racing karts. The new fleet of Lonato features also the Centurion Mini designed for baby drivers from 7 to 12 years, powered by Honda 120 cc engines and featuring high safety standards, thanks to the chassis built in seat, roll bar and 4 points seat belts.

The automatic timing system equipped with timing board to check laptimes completes the South Garda Karting offer to provide all the racing action with Live Timing and make company incentive and amateurs events even more spectacular and exciting. Endurance Races will be organized shortly.

The new opening times of the rental karts, South Garda Karting, Lonato (Italy): from Monday to Friday 17:00-24:00, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 14:00-24:00 (excluding racing days).

Ufficio Stampa
CRG SpA
www.kartcrg.com
10 June 2016

In the picture: Vroom Magazine, 2016 June, News

 

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CRUSHING VICTORY FOR CRG AT THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN ADRIA
CRG has been victorious in the CIK-FIA European Championship in Adria, winning 5 races out of the 6 run in the final stages among Prefinals and Finals of KZ2, OK and OK Junior. CRG’s one-two-three in KZ2 has been stunning, with three different engines in the top 3. Title games are now open in all categories.

Unstable weather has made things even more challenging at the Adria Karting Raceway in occasion of the second round of the European KZ2, OK and OK Junior Championships. This round has been characterized by tricky and unpredictable weather mixing sun and rain causing also some questionable decisions, like that of making OK Junior’s Final starting on slick tyres despite the falling rain!

CRG colors scored a crushing victory with the one-two-three completed by Federer, Pex and Davies in KZ2, result that followed Federer’s win in his Prefinal. The Italian outfit’s colors scored also a surprising victory with Hiltbrand in OK (after he won the Prefinal), a win with Hauger in the Prefinal of OK Junior and his great, but sour, sixth place in the Final.

HILTBRAND “HERO” OF THE DAY IN OK

OK. Pedro Hiltbrand has been the hero of the day in OK. The Spanish driver of CRG turned out to be unbeatable on the rain, as if he were a Scandinavian or north European driver. Following the dominant run of the Finn of CRG Paavo Tonteri in the heats, Hiltbrand, also on CRG-Parilla, took the lead winning a wet Prefinal, while Tonteri has been hit in the back of his kart ending the race in that way. Hiltbrand has also been among the main contenders of the victory in the Final, where he was hunting for the podium after an early lead. The CRG driver found the victory in the last lap instead, as he managed to inherit the position of his team mate Tom Joyner on Zanardi. Joyner had in fact installed himself on top in the closing stages, but was hit in a fight for the victory involving also Sargeant, Basz and Lundgaard. Hiltbrand crossed therefore the line first, followed by Sargeant, Lundgaard and Joyner. Lundgaard was later on handed a 10s penalty and Joyner, who was stripped of a sure victory, was promoted into third. Felice Tiene closed his effort with a very good fifth place, while Paavo Tonteri was sixth after an incredible comeback run started from the last position. The Portuguese driver of CRG Andriy Pits has also shown good speed and ended 20th.

OK classification: 1. Basz points 76; 2. Sargeant 68; 3. Joyner 61; 4. Hiltbrand 56; 5. Viscaal 54; 6. Garcia 48; 7. Lundgaard 41; 8. Van Leeuwen 35; 9. Tiene 32; 10. Travisanutto 31; 11. Tonteri 30.

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CRG GETS THE TOP 3 IN KZ2

KZ2. Fabian Federer of team SRP with Modena engine, has been the stunning winner of his KZ2 Prefinal, before keeping his momentum in the Final run on slick tyres in very wet closing stages. The race was eventually red flagged at the 20th lap, but was considered valid as the 75% of the 24 scheduled laps had already been completed. Right before the red flagging, Federer had been overtaken by another excellent driver, the young Dutch Stan Pex, of CRG Holland on Vortex engine, who has been very strong also on the wet. The final order followed the classification at the previous lap, therefore Federer was crowned winner and Pex was second. CRG’s top 3 was completed by another Dutch driver, Dylan Davies, of CRG Keijzer with TM engine, who managed to get P3 in the final few laps. Three CRG chassis with three different engines made it to the top three: the triumph of a super CRG chassis!

Benjamin Tornqvist of CRG Holland was seventh, while the other drivers on CRG-Maxter also put in strong performances, starting from Fabrizio Rosati who was sixth in his Prefinal, to the Japanese Fuma Horio and the American Sting Ray Robb, as the latter could not qualify for the Final by only a tenth of a second. The Portuguese Yohan Azedo Sousa on Zanardi had to retire from the Prefinal instead.

KZ2 classification: 1. Federer points 85; 2. Pex Stan 82; 3. Irlando 70; 4. Corberi 66; 5. Lorandi 58; 6. Davies 51; 7. Viganò 44; 8. Besancenez 40; 9. Leuillet 36; 10. Piccini 36.

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OK JUNIOR RUN WITH SLICK TYRES ON THE RAIN

OK JUNIOR. OK Junior’s Final has been spoiled since the start, as all drivers made it to the grid on slick tyres despite the falling rain. Starting the race in that way has really been quite risky. Rain stopped ten minutes into the race and the situation stabilized after the chaos of the initial laps. Nevertheless, the risk of incidents has been dangerously high, with countless excursions and track cuts. The Norwegian driver of CRG, Dennis Hauger on CRG-Parilla, was the one to lose out in this situation. The dominator of the weekend, after winning his Prefinal, slipped down several times in the Final, falling all the way to P12, but when the situation on track got more stable he recovered up to P4. He eventually had a contact when fighting for the podium and ended sixth. That was a pity, as such a start in the rain ruined a race that could have ended differently for him.

Among the CRG drivers partaking in the Final, the British Teddy Wilson ended his effort in P17, while the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof and the German O’neill Muth had to retire during the first lap. The Canadian Antonio Serravalle, the French Pierre-Louis Chovet, the other German Esteban Muth, Andrea Rosso of team Morsicani and the Swiss Tara Eichenberger of team X-Rei did not manage to qualify for the Final.

OK Junior classification: 1. Watt points 77; 2. Blomqvist 73; 3. Collet 59; 4. Kenneally 57; 5. Vidales 56; Jewiss 55; 7. Hauger 54; 8. Milesi 47; 9. De Pauw 40; 10. Bogdanov 38.

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INTERVIEWS

Dino Chiesa, Team Principal CRG: “If we look at the Prefinals and Finals run today and heats run yesterday, we can see quite a strong supremacy in all the three categories, which is a really positive result. The hard work started at the beginning of the year is giving its fruits. There is still a lot of work to be done, and we will definitely not stop here after such a good performance. We are a bit disappointed on the result of the Junior Final, as it started on tricky conditions. If the race director had waited five minutes to give the start, safety would have been higher, as drivers were still on slick tyres despite the falling rain. The initial laps have been a bit weird, with a lot of racing contacts. The point is that our top driver, Dennis Hauger, that had won everything up to that point, slipped down to 12th, before getting back on a dried up circuit until the contact in the last lap. This was the only race that we did not manage to win today, but we believe we are the moral winners of this Final too. We have been very competitive in KZ2, both in wet and dry conditions. The Final ended really well with an all-CRG podium. The OK Final saw Joyner on top being hit in the last lap. Pedro Hiltbrand managed to take the victory, which partially made it up for the injustice suffered by Joyner. Pedro has run a great Prefinal and Final, we reopened the Championship, as we did with Felice Tiene and Paavo Tonteri, who was sent off in the Prefinal before completing a very good comeback Final. Beyond our success, for the sake of our sport I really hope that the Federation can find a solution to the front fairing penalization: too many races have been wasted due to a flaw in the regulations.”

Pedro Hiltbrand, OK: “We got a great job done today. I won the Prefinal and took an early lead in the Final, then I conceded some positions to save on tyres a bit, before giving it all in the closing stages. In the final corner, I saw that all the others kept the inside line and I decided to go on the outside to be faster on the exit and sprint to the line. My rivals had a contact and I found myself in the lead all of a sudden. Things played out really well, I would like to thank the team for all the great work done.”

Fabian Federer, KZ2: “The race went really well. I have always been very quick, thanks to my Team SRP, to the Modena Engines unit, and to the whole CRG that supported me a lot. After the first laps run carefully, I started pushing. Keeping the lead in the rain has been quite tricky as braking points changed all the time. I am really happy, the weekend went well and now I am leading the championship. We will play all our cards in Genk’s closer.”

All results are available at www.cikfia.com

European 2016 Championship 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

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
6 June 2016

In the pictures: 1) Pedro Hiltbrand, OK; 2) Fabian Federer, Stan Pex, Dylan Davies, KZ2; 3) Dennis Hauger, OK; 4) CRG Racing Team, Adria.
Ph. CRG Press

 

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CRG, GREAT SURPRISES AT THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN ADRIA
Uncertain weather and a thunderstorm made things tricky in Adria, but Dennis Hauger has been a great protagonist of OK Junior, Fabrizio Rosati shining in KZ2 and Tonteri in OK.

The CIK-FIA European Championship of KZ2, OK and OK Junior is underway at the Adria Karting Raceway and brought a series of very promising results for CRG in qualifying, and interesting surprises too.

DENNIS HAUGER GREAT PROTAGONIST IN OK JUNIOR

OK JUNIOR. The young Norwegian driver of CRG Dennis Hauger confirmed to have reached a high level of competitiveness in qualifying held this morning. He claimed a stunning pole position in OK Junior, leading a whole 68 drivers! Hauger’s winning pace on CRG-Parilla continued also in the afternoon heats, when he took one victory and three excellent second places.

Also shining in OK Junior, the Brazilian Gianluca Petecof, the British Teddy Wilson and Andrea Rosso of Team CRG Morsicani. The two German brothers Muth, O’neill and Esteban have also been running a solid day, while the Canadian Antonio Serravalle and the French Pierre-Louis Chovet have not shown a continuity of results so far.

OK Junior, standings of CRG drivers after heats: 1. Hauger, 18. Petecof, 19. Wilson, 41. Muth O’Neill, 47. Serravalle, 55. Muth Esteban, 68. Chovet.

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FABRIZIO ROSATI TO THE FORE IN KZ2

KZ2. A nice surprise arrived also in KZ2, thanks to a very competitive Fabrizio Rosati in such a difficult category. The Italian driver, on CRG-Maxter, was 12th absolute – out of 52 drivers – in qualifying, and then put in great results in the heats, exception made for the last one, where he slipped down to the back due to some contacts on the humid tarmac.

Regarding the other CRG drivers of KZ2, Fabian Federer on CRG-Modena run by SRP Racing Team, has also been shining posting the second quickest lap of qualifying, while Stan Pex of CRG Holland was sixth in qualifying and obtained a second place in the heats.

The other two works drivers on CRG-Maxter, namely the American Sting Ray Robb and the Japanese Fuma Horio, had a bit of a slow start so far, as the latter has also been suffering muscle pain after an incident. The Portuguese Yohan Azedo Sousa on Zanardi is also in the lower part of the charts so far.

KZ2, standings of CRG drivers after heats: 3. Pex, 6. Federer, 18. Rosati; 41. Horio; 51. Robb.

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TONTERI DOMINATING IN OK

The excellence of CRG in OK has been the Finnish driver Paavo Tonteri, who was the quickest of the Italian outfit drivers on CRG-Parilla in qualifying with the fifth time, and then he managed very well on the dry-wet-humid tarmac during the heats (as an habit for a Finn) and his results have been even better. Tonteri is in fact leading the charts after the heats, thanks to a third and a second place.

Pedro Hiltbrand has also put in a solid run recovering from the P8 of qualifying. The Spanish driver has claimed a victory under the rain, and has been protagonist again in the second heat, where he eventually was fourteenth. Hiltbrand is fourth after heats.

Felice Tiene has recovered up to P5 following the eighth and eleventh places obtained in in the heats and the 15th in qualifying. Tom Joyner on Zanardi ended heats in seventh place, after the 13th place of qualifying, the fifth place in the first heat and the 15th in the second. The Portuguese driver Andrij Pits closed his day lower down the field instead.

OK, standings of CRG drivers after heats: 1. Tonteri, 4. Hiltbrand, 5. Tiene, 7. Joyner, 27. Pits.

THE PROGRAMME (GMT+2):

Sunday 5 June: Prefinals from 10:55, Finals from 14:15.

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

European 2016 KZ, KZ2, OK, OKJ Championship’s calendar
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

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
4 June 2016

In the pictures: 1) Dennis Hauger, OKJ; 2) Fabrizio Rosati, KZ2; 3) Paavo Tonteri, OK.
Ph. CRG Press

 
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