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CRG AT THE OFFENBACH'S EXHIBITION
The new CRG products will be introduced at the Offenbach's Exhibition next 16 and 17 January. Under the spotlight, the new range of racing chassis, the Centurion rental line, the electric kart and the new Maxter MXS-2 engines.

The first official appointment of the year for CRG is the Offenbach Exhibition that will take place next 16 and 17 January 2016 near Frankfurt, Germany. The Italian company will preview all its main new products at the 24th edition of this International Karting Exhibition.

CRG's stand in Offenbach will showcase the new racing chassis “Gold Line”, the Centurion Rental Kart, the electric kart “E-Drenaline” and the new shifter engines Maxter MXS-2.

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Among the novelties introduced at the Offenbach Exhibition, the new racing range Gold Line, featuring the Road Rebel Zuera-B for KZ, the Dark Rider EVO15 and KT2 for the new category OK and Rotax, and the Mini CRG Hero line. An important space will also be devoted to the Centurion line, that features the spectacular rental kart Centurion powered by the Honda GX270 engine, the Centurion Two Seats, the Centurion Big Foot for extra-sized drivers, the Centurion Rotax and the Centurion Mini for kids. The futuristic new electric kart CRG “E-Drenaline” will also be on display. Its top class performance make it ideal both for indoor and outdoor karting and highlights all the experience gained by CRG in 30 years of racing success. The much awaited new engine Maxter MXS-2 – the evolution of the 2015 KZ Vice World Champion engine with Paolo De Conto – will also be presented at the Exibhition.

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CRG S.p.A. will put on display a great range of products in Offenbach, and the whole staff is ready to welcome the interest of visitors and fans of the CRG brand. CRG stands will be located in the Area A2 with the presence of the German importer Prespo, while CRG-UK by Koden Ltd. will be located in Area A1. Opening times of the fair follow: Saturday 16 January, 9:00hrs – 18:00hrs; Sunday 17 January, 9:00hrs – 17:00hrs.

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

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In the pictures: 1) CRG Road Rebel “Zuera-B” Gold Line; 2) Maxter MXS-2; 3) Centurion Two Seats; 4) Electric kart CRG “E-Drenaline”.

 

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NICO ROSBERG BACK TO KARTING WITH CRG IN ADRIA
The Mercedes F1 driver has run a test, together with the new CRG driver Flavio Camponeschi, on the CRG KZ Road Rebel chassis powered by Maxter.

Nico Rosberg has been back to karting thanks to the great relationship he has with Dino Chiesa, CRG's new team principal that has been Nico's team manager at the turn of the Millennium, when the current Mercedes Formula 1 driver was competing in karting for CRG with team MBM (Mercedes Benz McLaren), alongside his team mate and still strong rival Lewis Hamilton.

Nico Rosberg loves training with karting during Formula 1 breaks and he has often done so in the past few years. This time around, the occasion has been a test with CRG at the Adria Karting Raceway together with the new CRG driver, the KF1 World Champion and two times European Champion of KZ and KF, Flavio Camponeschi. Both drivers spent nearly three hours behind the wheel of the CRG Road Rebel chassis powered by the latest evolution of the Maxter engine, running quite busy but also funny sessions in Adria.

Nico Rosberg took a break from his commitments while going back to a past that the German-Finnish driver has never forgotten. Nico Rosberg has always been among the main protagonists of karting competing with CRG in the Italian Championship and in North America from 1998 to 2001. He secured the second place in the European Championship of Formula A in 2000, curiously ending behind Lewis Hamilton and ahead of Marco Ardigò and Robert Kubica.

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
12 January 2016

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In the pictures: 1) Adria karting Raceway, Nico Rosberg and Dino Chiesa; 2) Adria Karting Raceway, Flavio Camponeschi and Nico Rosberg.

 

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CRG WELCOMES BACK DINO CHIESA
The Italian factory announced the great comeback of Dino Chiesa as team principal.

The talent scout and real karting guru Dino Chiesa is going to be 2016 team principal of CRG Racing Team. This is a comeback at CRG for Chiesa, as he was professionally born and bred at the factory led by Giancarlo Tinini in the 90s.

Dino Chiesa had then decided to move on and start an independent professional path founding MBM first, but has always been bond to CRG and Zanardi by CRG also within his Chiesa Corse that distributed Zanardi chassis.

Today the time for a stylish comeback as team principal is come. He will be managing the Racing Team and all the activities of the racing department (starting from chassis development). This choice has been required by the current important expansion of CRG and the consequent commitment of Tinini with the strategic coordination of all the divisions of the company.

CRG is in fact experiencing an important evolution abroad with the opening of several strategically fundamental branches like CRG Nordam (the North-American branch) and CRG Great Britain (England). CRG will also continue the activity of Maxter engines, as well as the brand new Centurion line that is revolutionizing rental karting.

Such an important diversification demands a reorganization of the activities and a wise choice of people in the neuralgic centers of the staff. For this reason, Dino has been chosen as team principal to follow all the activities of the racing department, including on track duties in international races, management of mechanics and technicians, and selection of works drivers in all categories, keeping an eye on the development of chassis and all material by CRG that is destined to go to the mass-production market.

Dino Chiesa will continue to manage the research and development at Zanardi, which basically means that nothing fundamental is going to change. The only novelty is that Zanardi's racing department will be integrated within CRG. Chiesa Corse will still be the official distributor of Zanardi products, as it has been doing since the origin of the Zanardi brand.

In essence, Dino Chiesa will be the contact point between CRG boss Giancarlo Tinini and the Racing Team, regarding technical, but also strategic choices. Dino Chiesa will be supported in his work at the racing team by some key figures like Glenn Keyaert, who has been in fact confirmed as team manager of CRG, after the great job done in 2015.

Dino Chiesa is basically going to be Giancarlo Tinini's “terminal on the field” and will report directly to the patron of the Italian company. This will leave the due room to implement and develop all the company branches in this important period of growth and investment for the Group, that will involve both CRG and Zanardi through Chiesa Corse.

The rejoining of Dino Chiesa and CRG will bring several advantages with it. One on all, the union of two powers: CRG Racing Team and Zanardi, two brands that have succeeded winning a stunning total of 42 World Titles and 44 European Titles over the years in the CIK-FIA categories they took part in. The union of these two brands within a common racing and development strategy will undoubtedly benefit the products to be marketed by CRG and Zanardi chassis by Chiesa Corse.

Racing duties in 2016 will not only be focused on CIK-FIA classes though: the structure led by Dino Chiesa under the supervision of Giancarlo Tinini will also compete in Rotax and Iame X30 with both brands CRG and Zanardi.

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
5 January 2016

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In the pictures: 1) Giancarlo Tinini, on the left, and Dino Chiesa; 2) Dino Chiesa, team principal CRG and sporting activity manager for Zanardi through Chiesa Corse.

CRG & ZANARDI HALL OF FAME (from 2007, categories KZ and KF)
World Championships, World Cups, CIK-FIA European Championships

2015: Jorrit Pex (NL), KZ, CRG / TM / Bridgestone
CIK-FIA KZ World Championship
Le Mans (F), 13.09.2015

2014: Rick Dreezen (B), KZ, Zanardi / Parilla / Bridgestone
CIK-FIA KZ European Championship
Rd.1 Genk (B), 15.06.2014 – Rd.2 Wackersdorf (D), 13.07.2014
Rd.3 Kristianstad (S), 27.07.2014

2014: Andrea Dalè (I), KZ2, CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
CIK-FIA KZ2 European Championship
Rd.1 Genk (B), 15.06.2014 – Rd.2 Wackersdorf (D), 13.07.2014
Rd.3 Kristianstad (S), 27.07.2014

2014: Callum Ilott (GB), KF, Zanardi / Parilla / Dunlop
CIK-FIA KF European Championship
Rd.1 La Conca (I), 11.05.2014 – Rd.2 Zuera (E), 01.06.2014
Rd.3 Genk (B), 15.06.2014 – Rd.4 PF Int’l (GB), 31.08.2014

2013: Max Verstappen (NL), KZ, CRG / TM / Bridgestone
CIK-FIA KZ World Championship
Varennes (F), 22.09.2013

2013: Max Verstappen (NL), KF, CRG / TM / Vega
CIK-FIA KF European Championship
Rd.1 Alcaniz (E), 16.06.2013 – Rd.2 Ortona (I), 21.07.2013

2013: Max Verstappen (NL), KZ, CRG / TM / Bridgestone
CIK-FIA KZ European Championship
Rd.1 Wackersdorf (D), 19.05.2013 – Rd.2 Genk (B), 30.06.2013

2013: Tom Joyner (GBR), KF, Zanardi / TM / Vega
CIK-FIA KF World Championship
Rd.1 PF Int’l (GB), 01.09.2013 – Rd.2 Bahrain (BHR), 23.11.2013

2012: Felice Tiene (I), KF2, CRG / BMB / Vega
CIK-FIA KF2 World Cup
Zuera (E), 23.09.2012

2012: Jordon Lennox-Lamb (GB), KZ2, CRG / Maxter / Vega
CIK-FIA KZ2 World Cup
Sarno (I), 02.09.2012

2012: Jorrit Pex (NL), KZ1, CRG / TM / Bridgestone
CIK-FIA KZ1 European Championship
Wackersdorf (D), 10.06.2012

2011: Nyck De Vries (NL), KF1, Zanardi / Parilla / Bridgestone
CIK-FIA KF1 World Championship
Rd.1 Wackersdorf (D), 12.06.2011 – Rd. 2 Zuera (E), 24.07.2011
Rd.3 Genk (B), 04.09.2011 - Rd.4 Sarno (I), 18.09.2011 – Rd.5 Suzuka (J), 13.11.2011

2011: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1, CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
CIK-FIA KZ1 World Cup
Genk (B), 04.09.2011

2011: Matthew Graham (GB), U18, Zanardi / Wke / LeCont
CIK-FIA “U18” World Championship
Rd.1 Ortona (I), 10.07.2011 – Rd. 2 Essay (F), 28.08.2011 – Rd.3 Sarno (I), 06.11.2011

2011: Fabian Federer (I), KZ2, CRG / TM / Dunlop
CIK-FIA KZ2 European Championship
Wackersdorf (D), 12.06.2011

2010: Nyck De Vries (NL), KF2, Zanardi / Parilla / Dunlop
CIK-FIA KF2 World Championship
Zuera (E), 19.09.2010

2010: Oliver Rowland (GB), SKF, Zanardi / Parilla / Bridgestone
CIK-FIA SKF World Cup
Suzuka (J), 24.05.2010

2009: Arnaud Kozlinski (F), SKF, CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
CIK-FIA SKF World Championship
Macao (MO), 11.10.2009

2009: David Da Luz (P), KF2, Zanardi / Parilla / Dunlop
CIK-FIA KF2 World Cup
Alcaniz (E), 20.09.2009

2009: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1, CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
CIK-FIA KZ1 World Cup
Sarno (I), 06.09.2009

2009: Nyck De Vries (NL), KF3, Zanardi / Parilla / Vega
CIK-FIA KF3 European Championship
Zuera (E), 12.07.2009

2009: Nyck De Vries (NL), KF3, Zanardi / Parilla / Vega
CIK-FIA KF3 European Championship Northern Qualif.
Genk (B), 03.05.2009

2008: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1, CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
CIK-FIA KZ1 World Cup
Varennes (F), 07.09.2008

2008: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1, CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
CIK-FIA KZ1 European Championship
Rd.1 Angerville (F), 04.05.2008 – Rd.2 Mariembourg (B), 29.06.2008

2007: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1, CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
CIK-FIA KZ1 World Cup
Sarno (I), 02.09.2007

2007: Felice Tiene (I), KF2, CRG / Parilla / Dunlop
CIK-FIA KF2 European Championship, Central Qualif.
Sosnova (CZ), 15.07.2007

 

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FLAVIO CAMPONESCHI IS A CRG DRIVER
Flavio Camponeschi works driver of the CRG Racing Team from 2016. A KF1 World Championship and two titles of European Champion of KZ in 2015 and of KF2 in 2008 under the belt of the Italian driver.

Flavio Camponeschi moved to CRG Racing Team. The strong Italian driver, one of the main talents of international karting and fresh winner of the KZ European Championship, is part of the CRG works team from 2016. Camponeschi will compete in the whole international season among the fields of the Italian squad.

“A new experience is about to start – declared Flavio Camponeschi – but I am motivated and also excited for my debut with CRG. I left a great team after 8 years run at high levels on a top class brand, but I found a place at a very strong squad like CRG which is a great opportunity for my future. CRG has been my first objective for the continuation of my career and I managed to reach a very satisfactorily agreement with the President Giancarlo Tinini. I did not have any doubt I would have found highly qualified technical personnel at CRG, but I was happy to see first hand their complete availability and this is a great premise for my forthcoming sporting commitments.”

Flavio Camponeschi, 25 years old (he is born in Rome on 22 February 1992) has a great prize list. In 2015 he won his second European CIK-FIA Championship, this time in KZ after the 2008 victory of his first European CIK-FIA Championship in KF2. In 2012 he was crowned CIK-FIA World Champion of KF1. Among his many victories, he secured the KF2 WSK International Series in 2008 and the Italian ICA Junior Championship in 2005.

FLAVIO CAMPONESCHI'S PRIZE LIST
2015 1. European Championship - KZ
2014 2. CIK-FIA World Championship - KZ
2014 2. WSK Champions Cup - KZ2
2012 1. CIK-FIA World Karting Championship KF1
2011 3. CIK-FIA World Championship KF1
2008 1. CIK-FIA European Championship KF2
2008 1. WSK International Series - KF2
2007 3. World Cup - KF2
2007 2. Italian Championship Open Masters - KF2
2006 2. Andrea Margutti Trophy - ICA Junior
2005 1. Italian Championship - ICA Junior

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
1 January 2016

In the picture: Flavio Camponeschi.

 

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CIK-FIA'S PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY CELEBRATED JORRIT PEX, THE NEW KZ WORLD CHAMPION WITH CRG
Jorrit Pex has been awarded in Paris with the prize reserved to the KZ World Champion, together with his team mate at CRG Paolo De Conto, as they were the pairing dominating Le Mans. Another world title adds to CRG's prize list after the one won by Max Verstappen in 2013. CIK-FIA season 2015 ended with another positive balance for the Italian squad.

After FIA's prize giving ceremony that has celebrated 2015 Motorsport and Karting Champions in Paris, the Ville Lumière has staged again one of the most prestigious ceremonies with the CIK-FIA prize giving of Karting International Champions last 19 December.

As already happened at FIA's ceremony, the most sought after prize reserved to the winner of the CIK-FIA KZ 2015 World Champion was given to the young Dutch driver of CRG Jorrit Pex, who has brought the world title back to CRG, after the one secured by Max Verstappen in 2013.

In this occasion, Jorrit Pex has received his prize alongside team mate Paolo De Conto, as the Italian ended second at the end of a legendary race held in Le Mans, that will always be an high in karting history due to the spectacular duel in the closing stages.

The two dominators of the race of Le Mans, Jorrit Pex and Paolo De Conto, were joined on the sage of the Paris Marriott Hotel by the third classified, Arnaud Kozlinski, who will be back among the ranks of CRG from 2016, as he will take on a new technical role in the racing team of the successful Italian squad.

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The Prize Giving ceremony in Paris highlighted 2015 Karting Champions in a year that has recorded another very positive balance for CRG's sporting activity.

Alongside the victory secured by Jorrit Pex (CRG-Tm) in the KZ World Championship and the second place of Paolo De Conto (CRG-Maxter), some further important results have been also achieved in the International CIK-FIA Super Cup KZ2. Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG-Maxter) put in very good performances, even though he was eventually penalized in the melee of the final, while Stan Pex (CRG-Tm) secured the fifth place and Fabian Federer (CRG-Maxter) the eighth.

Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG-Parilla) was seventh in the KF World Championship and in the European KF Championship. Felice Tiene (CRG-Parilla) claimed a strong fourth place in the European KF Championship.

Simo Puhakka (CRG-Maxter) was the best of CRG's lot in the European KZ Championship with his tenth place.

Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG-Maxter) just missed out on the victory of the European KZ2 Championship. He was second in the final classification, while Felice Tiene (CRG-Maxter) has also been protagonist of a good season ending seventh.

A great result was also obtained by the young Alex Quinn (CRG-Parilla) who was seventh in the European KF Junior Championship.

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CRG PALMARES KZ-KZ2
CIK-FIA World Championship KZ-KZ2 (and previous equivalent categories)

2015: Jorrit Pex (NL), KZ, CRG / TM / Bridgestone
Le Mans, 13.09.15
2013: Max Verstappen (NL), KZ, CRG / TM / Bridgestone
Varennes, 22.09.13
2012: Jordon Lennox-Lamb (GB), KZ2 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Vega
Sarno, 02.09.12
2011: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Genk, 04.09.11
2009: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Sarno, 06.09.09
2008: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Varennes, 07.09.08
2007: Jonathan Thonon (B), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Sarno, 02.09.07
1993: Alessandro Piccini (I), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì-Kart / Pavesi / Dunlop
Val Vibrata, 05.09.93
1992: Danilo Rossi (I), FC 125 cc, CRG / Pavesi / Dunlop
Mariembourg, 06.09.92
1989: Gianluca Giorgi (I), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì-Kart / Kalì-Kart / Dunlop
Olomouc, 03.09.89
1985: Piermario Cantoni (I), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì-Kart / Balen / Dunlop
Laval, 01.09.85
1984: Gabriele Tarquini (I), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì Kart / Balen / Dunlop
Axamo, 09.09.84

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
23 December 2015

In the pictures: 1) Jorrit Pex between Paolo De Conto (on the left) and Arnaud Kozlinski; 2) Paolo De Conto (on the left) congratulates Jorrit Pex. Ph. Cunaphoto.it; 3) Jorrit Pex and Paolo De Conto, KZ World Championship, Le Mans 2015, Ph. CRG Press.

 

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CRG AND DAVIDE FORE' PART WAYS
The relationship between CRG and Davide Forè ended after a fruitful 7 years of collaboration that started back in 2009.

The working relationship between CRG and Davide Forè ended as the two parts do not share future objectives. This intense collaboration period started back in 2009 and satisfactorily continued until now.

CRG would like to thank Davide Forè for the important contribution given to the team by the Italian driver and for the results he obtained on the international scene.

Davide Forè, 41 years of age, has five world titles under his belt, including World Championships and World Cups. He has been shining with CRG since its first season with the Italian squad and confirmed himself among the main protagonists on the international scene after that.

Among the main results scored by Davide Forè together with CRG: the fifth place in the European KZ1 Championship in 2009, the third place in the KZ1 World Cup and the fifth in the European KZ1 Championship in 2011, the second place in the KZ1 European Championship and the sixth in the KF1 World Championship in 2012, and the ninth place in edition 2013 of the European KZ Championship. Season 2015 has been particularly fruitful for Davide Forè as he secured the second win in a row at the “Race of Stars” in Australia, the US Open Championship in Shifter Senior Elite, the second place in the German Championship DKM in category KZ2, the KZ2 victory in the Andrea Margutti Trophy and the third place of category S1 in Las Vegas.

CRG sends Davide Forè its best wishes to pursue further successful endeavors.

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
15 December 2015

In the picture: Davide Forè (CRG Press).

 

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FIA AWARDED THE STRONGEST PAIRING IN THE WORLD MADE BY CRG
Jorrit Pex received the trophy for the victory of the KZ World Championship at the yearly FIA Prize Giving ceremony. Former CRG driver Max Verstappen received three prizes for his brilliant F1 season.

The yearly FIA Prize Giving Ceremony held on 4th December in Paris celebrated the 2015 champions. The young Dutch driver of CRG Jorrit Pex, 22 years old, got on the stage at the Lido on the Champs-Elysèes to receive the FIA 2015 trophy for his stunning victory of the KZ World Championship in Le Mans on 13th September.

Three awards were also given in Paris to the other Dutch enfant prodige Max Verstappen, 18 years old, who has been Jorrit Pex’s team mate at CRG until 2013 before becoming the Formula 1 rising star with Toro Rosso. Max Verstappen was celebrated for his excellent first F1 season receiving the FIA Personality of the Year (prize decided by a panel of journalists), the Rooky of the Year award (decided by the FIA Drivers Commission led by Emerson Fittipaldi) and he also was given the Action of the Year trophy, prize decided by fans for the best race action that he already received in 2014 for his great Formula 3 season. In 2013 Max Verstappen already won the Driver of the Year by WSK Promotion trophy for the victory, with CRG at 15 years of age, of the KZ World Championship, KF European Championship, KZ European Championship, WSK Euro Series KZ1 and WSK Master Series KZ2, all in the same year.

Verstappen and Pex, are a pairing of exceptional drivers born and bred at CRG, as other two stunning drivers awarded in Paris: the three times F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, now team mates at Mercedes after being team mates at CRG until 2000.

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Jorrit Pex has been the jewel in the crown of CRG’s 2015 Karting season securing the victory in the KZ World Championship. Pex also has the European KZ1 and WSK Euro Series 2012 under his belt, as well as four German KZ2 Titles from 2011 to 2014 all won with CRG.

Among the most representative CRG drivers of 2015, Paolo De Conto (CRG-Maxter) was second in the KZ World Championship in Le Mans and has been fighting with Jorrit Pex until the very end. He also ended second in Euro Rotax Challenge, while Pedro Hiltbrand has been protagonist of the CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup and came second in the KZ2 European Championship. Felice Tiene was fourth in the KF European Championship and third in the WSK Super Master Series, Alex Quinn was seventh in the KF Junior European Championship, while the very young Dennis Hauger won the WSK Champions Cup, WSK Gold Cup and WSK Super Master Series with Team Gamoto. Simo Puhakka came second in the WSK Super Master Series KZ2, while Davide Forè was crowned US Open Champion and won the Race of Stars in Australia, was third in Las Vegas and second in the German Championship. Stan Pex (Jorrit’s brother) won the Rotax International Open in category Senior.

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
6 December 2015

In the pictures: 1) Max Verstappen and Jorrit Pex in Paris at FIA’s Prize Giving ceremony; 2) Jorrit Pex on the stage of the FIA Prize Giving 2015 in Paris as winner of the KZ World Championship.

 

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TEAM MORSICANI WITH CRG FROM 2016
Team Morsicani will switch to CRG chassis from the next season for an ambitious national and international programme in categories OK, OK Junior, 60 Mini and Rok.

CRG announces that Team Morsicani will employ the several-times winning chassis of the Italian firm for its national and international activity from 2016 on.

The team led by Angelo Morsicani, one of the most important, appreciated and successful managers in karting, decided to switch to CRG chassis from season 2016 to run a particularly challenging and high level sporting programme.

The history of Team Morsicani features an important international showcase, that includes two CIK-FIA world titles with Spinelli in KF2 and Niceta in KF3. The team in the past has also had the current Formula 1 Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat and current CIK-FIA KZ European Champion Flavio Camponeschi among its ranks.

From 2016, the team of Angelo Morsicani will compete in the CIK-FIA European and World Championships with CRG chassis in the new categories OK and OK Junior, as well as in the main international competitions and in the Italian Championship. Team Morsicani will also compete in category 60 Mini and in Rok Cup Championships.

The names of the drivers to become part of this new and ambitious programme of Team Morsicani by CRG will be announced shortly.

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
28 November 2015

In the picture: Angelo Morsicani, on the left with Daniil Kvyat, current F1 driver for Red Bull after starting his activity in karting with Team Morsicani.

 

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DAVIDE FORE’ US OPEN CHAMPION WITH CRG, GREAT VICTORY IN LAS VEGAS
Davide Forè secured the victory and the title of the US Open Championship's Shifter Senior Elite category in the third and last round of Las Vegas. In the same weekend, Team Gamoto had positive results in 60 Mini at the WSK Final Cup of Adria.

Davide Forè has secured another victory in this season end. After winning, for the second time in a row, the Race of Stars in Australia, the CRG driver won the US Open Championship in Las Vegas.

During the Halloween weekend, the event run on the premises of the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino of Las Vegas, Nevada, has seen Davide Forè taking the victory in the Shifter Senior Elite (Honda engine) proceeding Jake French and Jordon Lennox-Lamb at the flag of the Final, a result that earned Forè the US Open title.

US OPEN, DAVIDE FORE’S VICTORY

Forè has been the quickest since qualifying of the third round of the US Open held in Las Vegas, as he posted the pole position in 45.688s leading Jordon Lennox-Lamb (45.775s), Jake French (45.843s), Sabré Cook (45.988s) and Austin Wilkins (46.277s). He kept his momentum winning the four qualifying heats. In the Final, the race was red flagged due to an incident and, at the restart, Forè engaged a good duel with Lennox. Sabré Cook tried to close in on the leading duo but Forè got the most of the melee and gained some further advantage winning by a good margin on his rivals.

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GAMOTO AT WSK FINAL CUP

The last round of the WSK season, the Final Cup held in Adria, has seen Gamoto Racing Team competing in 60 Mini. The Briton Luca Griggs (absolute third in qualifying) and the Czech Republic Dan Skocdopole have been shining on CRG-Tm and closed respectively in seventh and eighth place of the Final. They put in great results in the qualifying stages. In Prefinal-A Skocdopole was in fact third, while Griggs was sixth as they both win a heat each. Skocdopole was fifth in the general classification while Griggs was 11th.

Alexandre Kattoulas also qualified for the final race and ended 17th at the flag, while Adam Putera closed his effort in P19. Mathias Torreggiani ended 30th instead. The other drivers on CRG, Cenyu Han, Victor Majgaard, Nik Zamir, Nikhil Bohra and Egor Litvinenko, could not qualify for the Final.

The Mexican Sebastian Alvarez has also taken part in the WSK Final Cup, in KF Junior, but could not go beyond his Prefinal as he ended 22nd and could not run the Final.

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
2 November 2015

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In the pictures: 1) Davide Forè celebrated after his win in Las Vegas; 2) Gamoto Racing Team's squad for the WSK Final Cup, Ph. Cunaphoto; 3) Davide Forè, Las Vegas podium.

 

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STAN PEX AND CRG WIN THE ROTAX INTERNATIONAL OPEN
Stan Pex obtained a spectacular victory in the last race of the International season Rotax in Senior at the Adria Karting Raceway. Good performance also for Van der Laan who set the pole position. Brito just missed out on getting the podium in DD2.

Spectacle did not go missing at the circuit Adria Karting Raceway in the last International round of Rotax ahead of the Grand Finals that will take place in Portimao. The unique round of the Rotax Max International Open was “inflamed” mainly by Stan Pex, who has put in a stunning performance in the Final of Rotax Senior on CRG chassis.

STAN PEX EMERGING FROM SENIOR

Stan Pex, the younger brother of CRG World Champion Jorrit Pex, obtained the victory in the closing meters of the race in Adria. The epilogue of the final lap of the race has been really exciting as Stan Pex recovered from the eighth place of the starting grid, taking his remaining two rivals only a few meters to the flag!

Stan Pex has been assisted by a particularly quick CRG KT2 chassis that allowed the driver to confirm himself among the absolute quickest after a troubled beginning, as he saw his qualifying times canceled due to a problem in the fitting of the rear tyres. In the heats Stan Pex recovered from the last position up to P23. The CRG driver kept his momentum in the Prefinal and gained position after position up to the eighth place. Stan Pex put in his masterpiece in the Final though. He first installed himself in P3 and then claimed the victory in the final lap, getting the most of the infighting among his final two rivals.

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The Spanish driver of CRG Mauricio van der Laan also put in a great performance in Senior, as he posted the pole position in qualifying. In the melee of the heats the Spaniard lost some positions though, and in the Prefinal he closed 12th due also to some contacts. In the Final Mauricio van der Laan managed to slide in the leading group closing with a good P8.

MEYER SHINING IN JUNIOR

The Spanish Kilian Meyer has been shining among CRG drivers of Rotax Junior, ending 15th in the Final. The Israeli Ido Cohen could not get through the qualifying heats stage instead. The Junior Final was won by the Austrian Nicolas Schoell.

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GREAT PERFORMANCE FOR JOSE BRITO IN DD2

CRG driver Jose Brito run a great DD2 race. He had to recover from a problem experienced in qualifying, climbed all the way to P10 in the heats, and then crossed the Prefinal's finish line in fifth place. In the Final, he has been slowed down in the heat of the start, but then put in a great comeback managing to close in on the leading four drivers. Brito eventually had an incident while attempting an overtaking move for P3 and had to settle for P19. He scored the fastest lap of the race though. The Japanese driver Riki Tanioka has been racing in DD2 Master with CRG ending eighth in the category. The victory in DD2 went to the Swede Andreas Backman.

All results are available at the website rotaxmaxeurochallenge.com/races/

CRG SpA
Press Office
kartcrg.com
27 October 2015

In the pictures: 1) Stan Pex, winner Rotax Senior; 2) Van der Laan, Rotax Senior; 3) Jose Brito, DD2. Ph. Timo Deck.

 
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