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WINTER CUP: CRG PROTAGONIST, BUT NOT VERY LUCKY
The 21st edition of the Winter Cup highlighted the speed of CRG drivers in all categories, but this time around they could not hit the big target for several reasons. Positive indications in Junior with Dennis Hauger showing a great growth and in Mini with the podium secured by Mallet and team Gamoto.

A great spectacle with 268 drivers on track enlivened the 21st edition of the Winter Cup at the South Garda Karting track of Lonato, where CRG works drivers have been protagonists in all categories, confirming the competitiveness of the technical package as well as that of all the drivers.

Alongside the due credit to all CRG Racing Team drivers, a pretty much welcomed confirmation came from the young Norwegian driver Dennis Hauger, who is in his debut year in Junior, after dominating the past two seasons of 60 Mini. At the second race in OK Junior in Lonato, Hauger turned out to be among the absolute protagonists of the series, being always among the front runners. Hauger managed to take the fifth place in the Final, confirming his speed after the great fifth place in his Prefinal.

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A series of 10 seconds time penalties due to some racing contacts and some incidents spoiled the results of CRG drivers in KZ2 instead. Nevertheless, Paolo De Conto, Flavio Camponeschi, Simo Puhakka and Fabrizio Rosati, alongside the new entry from Macau, Andy Chang, showed great competitiveness throughout the weekend. The Final has been quite spectacular, but the classification did not do justice to CRG drivers competing in the Winter Cup. In the race won by Marco Ardigò, from Luca Corberi to Anthony Abbasse, the best of CRG drivers was the private driver Andrea Dalè, who pulled a sixth place. Simo Puhakka ended ninth, Fabian Federer with team SRP was eventually relegated to the eleventh place from the final P4. Giacomo Pollini of Renda Motorsport was 13th, Andy Chang 19th and Gerard Cebrian Ariza 21th. Flavio Camponeschi was also handed a 10 seconds penalty, while Paolo De Conto, Fabrizio Rosati and Enrico Prosperi had to retire due to an incident.

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Some tough luck also hit CRG drivers competing in category OK. Following a series of misfortunes, like that happened to Pedro Hiltbrand at the start of the Prefinal, the pace shown in the Final by Hiltbrand, Felice Tiene and by the Finn Paavo Tonteri has really been remarkable. In the end, Hiltbrand has been the quickest, but he had to settle for P6 at the end of a great comeback, while Tiene and Tonteri closed respectively in P7 and P8, right in the slipstream of their team mate. The three CRG drivers will certainly be among the main protagonists of this season.

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CRG colors made it to the podium of Mini Rok thanks to the French driver of Team Gamoto Evann Mallet. The very young French has been the main contender to the victory until the very last few meters, but he was overtaken at the last corner and crossed the line in P3. Mallet was later on promoted to the second place behind Pizzi, as the winner Coluccio was handed a 10 seconds penalty. Two of the main CRG drivers, namely Riccardo Camplese, also of Team Gamoto, and Federico Cecchi of Team Morsicani, had to retire due to an incident.

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Dino Chiesa, team principal CRG: “We scored a great result with Dennis Hauger in category Junior. Despite coming from Mini and being at his second race in the higher category, he ended right at the feet of the podium. This is really promising. In OK we are still in an embryonic stage; we are working to improve and things are on and off, but these are still early days. The Winter Cup is a race of its kind and we also did some tests, that will be useful in the remainder of the season. We certainly need to work on some aspects for KZ2, but this is quite a peculiar race as it is the only one run on Bridgestone tyres. We might be more competitive on a type of rubber than on another, but I believe that serious stuff is going to come in a couple of races. The second race of WSK Super Series or the first round of the European Championship will show the real values on the field.”

All results are available at www.southgardakarting.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
22 February 2016

In the pictures: 1) Dennis Hauger, OKJ; 2) Flavio Camponeschi, KZ2; 3) Pedro Hiltbrand, OK; 4) Evann Mallet, Mini Rok; 5) Felice Tiene, OK. Ph. CRG Press.

 

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CRG ON TRACK IN LONATO AT THE 21ST WINTER CUP
The protagonists of CRG works team will be in Lonato for the 21st edition of the Winter Cup in the weekend of February 21st. Top class lineups in KZ2, OK and OK Junior. Numerous participation also in Mini Rok with private teams.

The 21st edition of the Winter Cup is kicking off at the South Garda Karting circuit of Lonato. The classic race of the beginning of the season will be once again one of the first international challenges among the best teams, and this year will have about 280 drivers on track in the four categories KZ2, OK, OK Junior and Mini Rok.

CRG Racing Team will have a strong presence at this appointment with the objective of getting the most out of the competitiveness of its products, as recently happened in KZ2 at the WSK Champions Cup held in Adria, where Paolo De Conto on CRG-Maxter dominated the category.

Paolo de Conto is in fact among the most awaited protagonists. In Lonato, he will be assisted again by Renda Motorsport on CRG-Maxter; the team will also field Giacomo Pollini, Enrico Prosperi and Stefano De Vecchi. In category KZ2, that counts 68 entered drivers, CRG colors will be defended also by the Finn Simo Puhakka, by 2015 European Champion Flavio Camponeschi who is at the debut in KZ2 with CRG, by Fabrizio Rosati, by the Spanish driver Gerard Serbian Ariza, the Irish Henry Odhran and Macau's Chang Wing Chung, alongside several other private drivers, among which 2014 European Champion Andrea Dalè.

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CRG will line up three top class drivers in the new international category OK in Lonato: Felice Tiene (third at the Winter Cup last year), Pedro Hiltbrand at his season debut, and the Finnish driver Paavo Tonteri, at his first year in the higher category after the Winter Cup podium of KF Junior obtained last year, will have great chances to put in a great performance.

CRG colors will be represented by the quick Norwegian driver Dennis Hauger, who is at the first year in OK Junior, after being among the protagonists of 60 Mini last year. The Spanish drivers Gonzalo Vergara Fernandez and Miguel Angel Jurado Ariza will also be on track with CRG.

A lot of drivers will be competing on CRG chassis in the very crowded Mini Rok, that will have 108 drivers on track. Among these, Team Gamoto's Riccardo Camplese, Barbera Francesco, Han Cenyu, Elliot Vayron, Marcos Flack, Egor Litvinenko and the Chinese driver Huang Xizheng will be aiming for a good result, as will do team Morsicani's Federico Cecchi, Leonardo Bizzotto and Lukas Malek. The Spanish drivers Lucas Romero Berlanga, Iris Pinheiro Rego, Troy Burkill, Fahd Mesbahi and several other drivers will also compete on CRG.

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The programme (CET):

Friday 19 February:
Technical Scrutineering for Mini Rok from n. 401 to n. 454 from 8.00hrs to 8.30hrs, for Mini Rok from n. 455 to n. 509 from 8.45hrs to 9.30hrs.
Warm-up from 8.30hrs.
Qualifying from 10.30hrs.
Qualifying heats from 13.00hrs.

Saturday 20 February:
Warm-up from 8.30hrs.
Qualifying heats from 10.30hrs.

Sunday 21 February:
Warm-up from 8.30hrs.
Prefinals OK at 10.25hrs, OK Junior Prefinal “A” at 10.50hrs, OK Junior Prefinal “B” at 11.15hrs, Mini Rok Prefinal “A” at 11.50, Mini Rok Prefinal “B” at 12.05hrs, KZ2 Prefinal “A” at 12.20hrs, KZ2 Prefinal “B” at 12.45hrs.
Finals Mini Rok Final “B” at 13.30hrs, OK at 14.00hrs, OK Junior at 14.40hrs, Mini Rok Final “A” at 15,20hrs, KZ2 at 15.55hrs.

Live Timing and all results at www.southgardakarting.it
Live Streaming on Sunday 21 February from 10.25hrs.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
18 February 2016

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ2 (Ph. CRG Press); 2) Paavo Tonteri, OK (Ph. CRG Press); 3) CRG Racing Team (Cunaphoto.it)

 

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RIGHT THE FIRST ONE: CRG WINS THE ROTAX DD2 IN VALENCIA
Spectacular win for Ed Brand and CRG in DD2 at Valencia's Winter Cup, that was the first Rotax round in Europe. Podium rounded up by the Polish driver Slawomir Muranski. Tough luck in Senior and Junior for the other CRG drivers. The next rounds of Rotax.

CRG secured a fair and square victory in category DD2 with the British driver Ed Brand in the Winter Cup of Valencia, the season opener of Rotax Europe. Brand dominated qualifying and then claimed the victory of the Final after a good comeback race.

Ed Brand's superiority in DD2 at the Winter Cup of Valencia has been sharp since the beginning, as CRG drivers led by Martin Reuvers claimed the virtual podium of qualifying with poleman Ed Brand followed by his Spanish team mates Oriol Dalmau Caballero at 0.158s and Cristobal Garcia at 0.270s.

Ed Brand confirmed his speed in qualifying heats, when he secured the second place, leading Oriol Dalmau Caballero. The Spanish driver of CRG took the win in DD2's Prefinal instead, while Brand was relegated to the final P13 due to an incident. His prompt recovery took place in the Final though, as Ed Brand managed to get all the positions back, installing himself on the lead with two laps to go before taking a solid victory.

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The DD2 podium was rounded up for CRG by the Polish driver Slawomir Muranski of team Wyrzykowski, who also completed an excellent comeback up to the final third place. Oriol Dalmau Caballero was 12th after winning the Prefinal and Cristobal Garcia 15th due to a penalty.

Several racing hiccups stopped CRG drivers in the other two categories Senior and Junior.

The best of CRG's lot of Senior was the Spanish driver Lluc Ibanez who ended his effort in 13th, the German Christopher Dreyspring was 16th, the Israeli Ido Cohen 20th, while the other Spaniard Mauricio van Der Laan was 24th.

In Junior, the German Phil Doerr had to settle for P19, while the Spanish driver Kilian Meyer ended 24th due to a 10s time penalty after a promising 10th place in Prefinal.

The next rounds of Rotax are the second round of the Florida Winter Tour in Ocala Grand Prix on February 21st and the third round of FWT in Palm Beach on March 20th.

The Rotax Euro Challenge will kick off on April 3rd in Genk (Belgium). The series will then resume from Castelletto (Italy) on May 15th, before heading to Zuera (Spain) on July 24th and to Salbris (France) on August 28th. The Adria Karting Raceway (Italy) will house the only round of the Rotax International Open on October 9th. The Rotax Grand Finals will also take place in Italy on October 21st at the International Circuit Napoli of Sarno.

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

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In the pictures: 1) DD2, Ed Brand; 2) DD2 podium, Ed Brand winner; 3) DD2, Ed Brand (688), Oriol Dalmau Caballero (628), Cristobal Garcia (625). Ph. Timo Deck.

 

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CRG SCORING ANOTHER BIG HIT: RICHARD VERSCHOOR WITH CRG KEIJZER
The strong Dutch Richard Verschoor is a CRG driver. He will debut with team CRG Keijzer in the 2016 international season of KF and KZ.

CRG welcomes another great new entry for season 2016: the strong Dutch driver Richard Verschoor will race in fact in the new category OK and will also make his debut in KZ among the ranks of the Dutch team CRG Keijzer, in collaboration with CRG Racing Team.

Richard Verschoor, who secured the 2014 CIK-FIA Academy Trophy, is a 15 years old driver (born on 16.12.2000 in Benshop, Netherlands) that is considered among the quickest of international karting. He already acquired a remarkable experience in KF and in the Rotax Championship.

Verschoor won the 2015 KF title in the German Championship DKM, with six wins under his belt. In the past season he ended second in the WSK Champions Cup, where he also took a victory, was second in the WSK Final Cup and eighth in WSK Super Master Series. Verschoor got on the third step of the podium at the 2015 KF European Championship, ending behind Ben Hanley and Tom Joyner. He was among the protagonists of the KF World Championship in La Conca, where he closed his effort in sixth place.

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Richard Verschoor's 2016 sporting programme will also include Formula 4.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
13 February 2016

In the pictures: 1) Richard Verschoor with team CRG Keijzer principal Willemjan Keijzer; 2) Richard Verschoor wearing the new CRG colors. Ph. Bas Kaligis/RaceXpress.nl

 

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CRG ANNUNCES THE BRAZILIAN GIANLUCA PETECOF IN OKJ
The young Brazilian driver Gianluca Petecof joined CRG Racing Team in OK Junior. His debut will be at the Trofeo Andrea Margutti before running the WSK Super Master Series, European Championship and the CIK-FIA World Championship.

CRG works team has been enriched by the arrival of another young and very strong driver, the 13 years old Brazilian from Sao Paulo Gianluca Petecof, who has been hired by the Italian squad to take part in 2016 OK Junior.

Gianluca Petecof has made his debut in Europe last year taking part in the KF Junior World Championship in La Conca. He was Florida Winter Tour Champion in the United States, and also started the Tag Junior Final of Las Vegas from the pole position last year. In Brazil he has been shining in the Sudam Junior.

Dino Chiesa, CRG Principal Team: “We are quite confident for the introduction of Gianluca Petecof in CRG works team. He is a young but very fast driver, I am pretty sure he will award us with great satisfaction in OK Junior. He will start this experience with us from the Trofeo Andrea Margutti and then will compete in the WSK Super Master Series, European Championship and CIK-FIA World Championship.”

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
12 February 2016

 

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CRG OPENS A NEW BRANCH IN SPAIN CREATING CRG-SPAIN
CRG is increasing its presence on the territory opening new branches. CRG Spain will in fact join CRG Nordam and CRG Great Britain to provide customers with an easier and more direct access to CRG products.

CRG Group is continuing its expansion opening new national branches. Following the introduction of CRG Nordam in United States and CRG Great Britain for UK, CRG is now announcing the opening of a new branch in Spain with the creation of CRG Spain.

CRG is getting more and more present on the territory with the objective of providing customers with better service and with more timely chances of testing CRG products, through a more direct contact with clients and shorter provision times in those countries where CRG brand is experiencing a strong growth.

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CRG-SPAIN

CRG Spain is be located at the Kart Center of Campillos and is directed by Francisco Duran. The whole CRG products range is now present in the new headquarter of Campillos where customers will have the chance to see and test it all, starting from the smallest kart Puffo, to the more performing and racing models, to the new Rental line.

Meanwhile, CRG is happy to welcome the first Teams and Dealers of CRG Spain: Faluga Racing Team, DM Motorsport and Scuderia Rotax.

CRG Spain contact is Francisco Duran at Kart Center of Campillos:
Email: francisco@kartcrg-spain.com
crg@kartcrg.com
www.kartcrg-spain.com

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

 

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CRG-MAXTER AND DE CONTO STAR PERFORMERS OF THE WSK CHAMPIONS CUP
De Conto on CRG-Maxter won a spectacular Final in Adria's first international round of KZ. Positive performances put in by all CRG drivers. Good race for Pex, fourth. Great Camponeschi and Tonteri in OK. A technical problem slowed down Tiene instead. Lloveras had to retire. Joyner handed a 10s penalty, similar fate to Hauger in OKJ. Skocdopole excellent in Mini.

The first counter-charge after the World Championship of Le Mans. This is what the wet KZ Final of WSK Champions Cup looked like at the Adria Karting Raceway, as CRG driver Paolo De Conto took a fair and square win on CRG-Maxter by Renda Motorsport.

CRG had a crackling opening of 2016 in KZ keeping the same momentum shown at the end of 2015, when Jorrit Pex and CRG won the World Championship at the last lap on Paolo De Conto. The response from the Italian arrived timely in Adria in a race that was all bits as memorable as that run in Le Mans.

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A STELLAR DE CONTO IN KZ AT THE WSK CHAMPIONS CUP

Paolo De Conto has been the ruler of the weekend of Adria thanks to his great driving skills and to the support of the competitiveness of the CRG Road Rebel chassis and of the new Maxter MXS-2 engine set up by Antonio Renda. De Conto scored an incredible victory this time in Adria. After losing some ground early on, he was about 3 seconds shy of the leader Marco Ardigò, but then he unleashed all his speed closing in on the leader. He was accidentally hit from behind by Patrick Hajek while he was ready to move an attack on the leader though. Things seemed to be completely compromised for the Italian driver, but De Conto managed to rejoin (from standing) and closed in again on the leading group, taking all of them one after the other like if they were... traffic cones. He eventually secured the victory of the race with a successful overtaking move on Rick Dreezen at the last lap, while Ardigò ended third on the podium. The fourth place went to CRG's World Champion Jorrit Pex, who recovered well the delay accumulated in qualifying and heats. His brother Stan Pex ended the Final early, but up to that point he had produced a great weekend showing a solid growth.

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CRG DRIVERS STRONG IN OK AND OK JUNIOR

CRG scored very positive performances, both technically and as regarding drivers, in OK and OK Junior, the two new international categories at their absolute debut in Adria. The new entry of CRG Flavio Camponeschi ended fourth and has always been among the protagonists, as did the young Finnish driver Paavo Tonteri, who was at ease in the higher category and pulled a great fifth place in the Final. Felice Tiene was also among the main protagonists but obtained the 11th place in the Final due to a technical problem to the axle shaft, after being fifth in the Prefinal and scoring a great second in one heat. A technical problem stopped the Spanish driver Xavier Lloveras in Prefinal instead. Tom Joyner, on Zanardi, was handed a 10s time penalty for the uncorrect positioning of the front fairing, after his victory in the Prefinal. The British driver of CRG group managed to put in a comeback Final taking the eight place. In OK Junior, the young Dennis Hauger, on CRG-Parilla, was also handed a 10s penalty and was excluded from the Final. Hauger was at the debut in the higher category, after dominating the past two seasons of 60 Mini. The Norwegian driver run a very positive maiden race anyway.

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CRG BRAND SHINING ALSO IN MINI

Among the several 60 Mini drivers on track in Adria on CRG chassis, the Czech driver Dan Skocdopole of team Gamoto Racing showed the greatest speed. He secured the pole position, won heats and his Prefinal. Dan was eventually stripped from the third step of the podium in the Final as he was unfortunately penalized by 10s for the front fairing rule and was therefore relegated to the final eighth place. Riccardo Camplese (team Gamoto) has also been very competitive and obtained the sixth place in the Final. Very good race also for Federico Cecchi of team Morsicani, who was 14th in the Final after a good comeback as he was also handed a 10s time penalty in the Prefinal for the same reason of the others.

DINO CHIESA, CRG TEAM PRINCIPAL

Dino Chiesa made his debut in Adria as Team Principal of CRG group. This is his comment after the first exit in this new role. “We are really happy for what achieved in this first international round of the year that saw the presence of nearly all the main teams and their works drivers. Paolo De Conto obtained a well deserved victory; he has been really superb in KZ. We ended close to the podium in the new category OK with Flavio Camponeschi, but rain often shuffles cards. Paavo Tonteri showed great speed both on the dry and wet. I am sorry for Felice Tiene, who could not show his potential in the Final due to a problem to the axle shaft that got damaged in a contact at the start. I am also sorry for the Spanish driver Xavier Lloveras who ended his run in Prefinal due to a technical problem. Dennis Hauger has been competitive in OK Junior despite being at the debut in this category. Unfortunately, a lot of penalties were handed due to the incorrect positioning of the front fairing also in consequence of accidental contacts. This stripped a lot of drivers from the chance of getting what they would have deserved on track. I do not think it is right to continue in this way. I do not have solutions, but this is certainly the wrong way.”

PAOLO DE CONTO'S SATISFACTION

This is Paolo De Conto's comment as winner of the KZ Final: “I am really happy, I redeemed the World Championship lost at the last lap. In Adria I gave my best in the final lap. When I was hit by Hajek I did not give up, I digged deep into my energies instead. In the end I was very quick, as I started with a fairly low tyres pressure and this helped my comeback. I was expecting Ardigò to lose some ground after his initial advantage, and that is what happened. I learned to be fast also on the wet and I am very happy about this. It has been a good satisfaction also for Antonio Renda's team. Everything was great, starting from the set up of the CRG Road Rebel chassis to the preparation of the new Maxter MXS-2 engine: super!”

All results are available at www.wsk.it

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

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In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ (Ph. Cunaphoto); 2) Paolo De Conto, KZ podium (Ph. Cunaphoto); 3) Flavio Camponeschi and Paavo Tonteri, OK (Ph. CRG Press); 4) Dennis Hauger, OK Junior (Ph. CRG Press); 5) Team Gamoto, 60 Mini (Ph. CRG Press); 6) Paolo De Conto, KZ, Adria (Ph. Cunaphoto).

 

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CRG KICKING OFF ITS 2016 SEASON AT THE WSK CHAMPIONS CUP OF ADRIA
CRG will line up a good number of drivers in all categories at the opening of WSK races in Adria during the weekend of 7th February. The KZ World Champion Jorrit Pex and the Vice-Champion Paolo De Conto will be on track, as the new European Champion Flavio Camponeschi, who is set to make his debut with CRG in OK.

CRG Racing Team is about to partake in its first official exit of 2016 in occasion of the WSK Champions Cup – the first international appointment of the season – that will take place in Adria at the Adria Karting Raceway (Rovigo, Italy) on the weekend of the 7th February.

This is going to be an important moment for CRG, that will use this chance to check all the potential the team has to express in the remaining of the season. This new campaign is going to be characterized in fact by a lot of novelties for the works team, both on the technical side and on the drivers lineup, that is one of the most competitive in the world with some new entries among the fields of CRG.

JORRIT PEX AND PAOLO DE CONTO SHINING STARS IN KZ

The KZ World Champion Jorrit Pex will be defending CRG colors in KZ and will be assisted by his team Pex Racing Team. In Adria, he will be at the wheel of the CRG Road Rebel chassis. An interesting challenge will also involve his team mate Paolo De Conto, on CRG-Maxter, who has been the other great protagonist, alongside the same Jorrit Pex, in last year's Final of the World Championship held in Le Mans. Paolo De Conto will compete on the new Maxter MXS-2 engine with the assistance of Renda Motorsport.

The other CRG drivers of KZ confirmed for season 2016 will not be present in Adria, as Simo Puhakka, Fuma Horio and Fabrizio Rosati will complete CRG lineup starting from the Winter Cup of Lonato on February 21st.

FLAVIO CAMPONESCHI TO DEBUT WITH CRG IN “OK”

A lot of attention in the new international OK category will be focused on the KZ European reigning Champion Flavio Camponeschi, who will be at his first official race with CRG. Flavio Camponeschi will also alternate in KZ races during the season.

In Adria, CRG will also field the 2012 World Cup winner of KF2 Felice Tiene in OK, alongside two new arrivals, the Finnish driver Paavo Tonteri and the Spaniard Xavier Lloveras, all on CRG-Parilla. The British driver and KF 2014 World Champion Tom Joyner will also be present on Zanardi-Parilla.

In this occasion, the Spanish Pedro Hiltbrand will not be present instead, as he is currently busy in the United States. Hiltbrand will kick off his season with CRG in the Winter Cup.

DENNIS HAUGER IN “OK JUNIOR”

The young and promising Norwegian driver Dennis Hauger, on CRG-Parilla, will be defending CRG colors in the other new category, the OK Junior. He will be at the debut in this higher category after the success obtained in 60 Mini. In 2015, Hauger obtained a splendid poker of victories in 60 Mini with team Gamoto securing WSK Super Master Series, WSK Winter Trophy, WSK Champions Cup and WSK Gold Cup.

CRG works team will have some new drivers that will strengthen even further the potential of the squad.

A LOT OF CRG DRIVERS IN PRIVATE TEAMS

Several private teams will make it to the track employing CRG chassis. In KZ, Renda Motorsport will line up also the Spanish driver Enrico Prosperi, the German SRP Racing Team will bring on track the German Toni Tshentscher, CRG Holland the Swede Benjamin Tornqvist, Pex Racing also the Dutch younger brother of Jorrit, Stan Pex, and Modena Kart Alessio Baldi.

In category OK, team CRG Keijzer Racing will be present in Adria fielding the Dutch drivers Dennis Kramp and Alexander Gaal, alongside the Israeli driver Ido Cohen, who comes from the Challenge Euro Rotax.

CRG Holland will line up the Dutch Max Tubben and the German Phil Hill in OK Junior. A good number of drivers on CRG chassis will also compete in 60 Mini.

All results and Live Timing service will be available at www.wsk.it

PROGRAMME (GMT+1):
Friday 5 February: qualifying OKJ, OK and KZ2 from 15.20.
Saturday 6 February: 60 Mini qualifying at 10.10; heats from 10.40.
Sunday 7 February: heats from 9.50; Prefinals from 11.10; Final OK at 14.00, Final 60 Mini at 14.30, Final OKJ at 15.00, Final KZ2 at 15.30.

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

In the picture: CRG Racing Team, Adria Karting Raceway (Cunaphoto.it)

 

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GREAT PERFORMANCE BY CRG DRIVERS AT THE FLORIDA WINTER TOUR
The Spanish driver Kilian Meyer of CRG Nordam claimed the fourth place in the first round of the Rotax Max Challenge in Homestead, after fighting for the victory. His fellow countryman Mauricio Van der Laan has been among the protagonists of Senior and ended seventh. Christian Brooks 13th after holding P6. Good performance by Enzo Scionti in Micro Max. Jack Crawford 18th in Rotax Mini.

CRG Nordam drivers put in very good performances in the first round of the Florida Winter Tour of the Rotax Max Challenge in Homestead-Miami, confirming the competitiveness of the chassis produced by the Italian company with the support of team manager Martin Reuvers and of HRS Racing Engines for the preparation and technical development of engines.

The young Spanish driver Kilian Meyer obtained a good result in Junior. He has been among the protagonists of the Final taking the lead of the race and staying within the leading group until the end. Meyer eventually claimed a great fourth place after being third in the Prefinal. Kilian Meyer is currently third in the classification at 445 points, equal with Michael Dorlando. Both drivers follow Ryan MacDermid, who stands at 505 points, and the winner of the first round Arthur Leist at 468.

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A great performance was also put in by the other Spanish driver of CRG in Senior Max. Mauricio Van der Laan has been in fact shining in the Final, where he secured the seventh place at the end of a comeback race started from the 12th place of the Prefinal. The American Christian Brooks came to the fore in the first part of the Final instead, as he managed to install himself in P6 before ending his effort with the 13th place, after the ninth place scored in the Prefinal.
In Micro Max, the Italo-American Enzo Scionti confirmed his place within the top ten drivers in the Final, where he clinched the ninth place.

Among the other CRG drivers present in Homestead, Jack Crawford was eighteenth in Rotax Mini.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
31 January 2016

In the pictures: 1) Kilian Meyer (#210); 2) Mauricio Van der Laan (#310). Pictures by DSM/CRG West/Andrew Campbell.

 

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CRG, PAOLO DE CONTO AND DARREN ELLIOTT TRIUMPH IN MEXICO
Paolo De Conto won the Grand Prix International Wing's Army of GP1 in Guadalajara on the CRG Road Rebel chassis. Simo Puhakka ended fourth. Darren Helliot claimed the win in GP4.

The first exit of the season yielded the first triumph for CRG and Paolo De Conto in Mexico at the second edition of the Grand Prix International Wing’s Army, the international race held in Guadalajara near the Omnilife stadium.

The two drivers of CRG works team Paolo De Conto and Simo Puhakka have been among the protagonists of one of the most important karting events of Mexico. They made it to the track thanks to CRG importer for Mexico, Kart Entretenimiento Mexico run by Alejandro Herrera and Roberto Elizondo, that fielded their complete lineups in the occasion.

De Conto and Puhakka have been behind the wheel of the multiple-times winner CRG Road Rebel chassis that in Guadalajara was pushed by Honda 125 engine units. After the three heats in which Puhakka and De Conto took one victory each, Paolo De Conto took the lead of the GP1 Final and secured a spectacular win, leading the New Zealander Daniel Bray and the Belgian driver Jonathan Thonon, while Simo Puhakka was fourth at the flag.

“It has been a great race – said Paolo De Conto – and I am very happy on winning the Grand Prix International Wing’s Army at my first attempt. The whole event has been organized in a perfect way. I would like to thank CRG importer for Mexico, Alejandro Herrera and Roberto Elizondo, for the support and assistance they gave me. It has been a great experience.”

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The American driver Darren Elliott took the win in GP4 on CRG. After being among the main contenders to the victory in the heats, he kept the momentum and claimed a splendid victory in the Final. The Mexican Juan Carlos Garcia also obtained a very good fourth place in GP4.

Results of the GP1 Final:
1. Paolo De Conto 20 laps in 20:34.525; 2. Daniel Bray +0.141; 3. Jonathan Thonon +1.417; 4. Simo Puhakka +1.544; 5. Luca Tilloca +4.904; 6. Arturo Hernandez +6.375; 7. Salvador De Alba + 7.788; 8. Sabré Cook +11.222; 9. Ricardo Gonzalez +14.224; 10. David Reyes +19.389; 11. Taylor Greenfield +19.497; 12. Max Gonzalez +29.878; 13. Emiliano Salazar +32.628; 14. Santiago Fernandez +35.781; 15. Ricardo Abarca +46.989; 16. Axel Matus; 17. Hugo Oliveras; 18. Andrew Vargas; 19. Rafael Diaz; 20. Oscar Luebbert; 21. Daniel Luebbert; 22. Enrique Meza; 23. Juane Robledo; 24. Mariana Ramirez; 25. Daniel Morales; 26. Guillermo Lopez; 27. Fausi Dib Saad; 28. Diego Reyes.

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20 January 2016

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In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto and Simo Puhakka; 2) Paolo De Conto and Darren Elliott; 3) CRG Mexico Racing Team.

 
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