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CRG works team is heading to Adria with its drivers ready for the challenge of the first of the four rounds of the WSK Super Master Series. Particularly awaited are the KZ2 race and that of KF. In 60 Mini, Hauger is all set to repeat the success obtained in the WSK Gold Cup and WSK Champions Cup.

Following the season debuts and some very good indications obtained so far, CRG works team is getting ready to compete in the first championship of the year. The WSK Super Master Series will run its first round at the new circuit of Adria International Raceway in the weekend of 6-8 March 2015.


The KZ2 round will have almost 50 drivers on track among which the strongest racers in the world and CRG will bring its new chassis pushed by Maxter. The CRG lot will be led by Paolo De Conto, who won the Prefinal at the recent Winter Cup and has been great protagonist in the debut race of this season. Davide Forè will be quite motivated to get a good result, while Fabian Federer will be back among the ranks of CRG after the participation at the Winter Cup with Maranello. The team's lineup will be completed by two new entries: Simo Puhakka and the young Fabrizio Rosati.

The European KZ2 champion Andrea Dalè, will also race on CRG chassis pushed by Maxter engine, while Riccardo Negro, who won the WSK Euro Series in 2013, will debut on CRG-Tm run by Renda Motorsport.



Category KF will also be full of champions as CRG works team will field a quick driver like Felice Tiene, who did not miss out on the podium in the recent Winter Cup. He will be racing alongside some other talented drivers of the likes of the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand, the Romanian Dionisios Marcu and the British Archie Tillett, who has been at ease since the beginning in the higher category.

The Dutch team CRG Keijzer Racing will take on track the quick Martijn Van Leeuwen, who obtained a great P3 a few days ago in Adria at the WSK Gold Cup. Among the private teams, German team TB Motorsport will field Hannes Janker and Tom Lautenschlager.

CRG will also be represented by team CRG Keijzer Racing in KF Junior with the Dutch driver Bard Verkroost and by team Gamoto with the Malaysian Muizzuddin Musyaffa Bin Abdul Gafar.



Category 60 Mini will be particularly interesting too, as CRG drivers will be represented by team Gamoto that will line up a lot of very young drivers starting from the recent dominator of WSK Gold Cup of Adria and WSK Champions Cup: the ever stronger Norwegian Dennis Hauger, Leonardo Marseglia, third in the same race in Adria, and then Cenyu Han, Adam Putera, Souleimane Zanfari, Luca Griggs. Mathias Torreggiani of Elto Racing will also be racing with CRG colors as Max Burkinshaw of AB Motorsport.

All results, Live Timing and Live Streaming will be available in the website www.wsk.it

Friday 6 March: at 16.20hrs (local) free practice;
Saturday 7 March: at 10.40hrs qualifying practice;
Sunday 8 March: at 10.50hrs Prefinals; at 14.30 Finals.

The rounds of the WSK Super Master Series
1) 8 March 2015 – Adria International Raceway, Adria (I)
2) 22 March 2015 – Circuito 7 Laghi, Castelletto (I)
3) 12 April 2015 – Circuito Internazionale La Conca, Muro (I)
4) 26 April 2015 – Circuito Internazionale Napoli, Sarno (I)

Press Office
5 March 2015


In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ2 (CRG Press); 2) Martijn Van Leeuwen, KF (Ph. Cunaphoto.it); 3) Dennis Hauger (501), 60 Mini (Ph. Cunaphoto.it); 4) Dennis Hauger (center) recent winner of WSK Gold Cup in 60 Mini (Ph. Cunaphoto.it).



De Conto and Puhakka had good season opener as they came to the fore in KZ2, De Conto winning the Prefinal, while Puhakka ended fourth in the Final. Tiene on the podium in KF.

Great performances put in by CRG drivers at the first exit of the season with the complete works team taking part in the 20th edition of the Winter Cup held at South Garda Karting track of Lonato del Garda.

The new CRG material turned out to be competitive since the beginning, both in KZ2 with the newly homologated chassis and a performing Maxter engine - mainly with Paolo De Conto and Simo Puhakka as protagonists, and in KF where Felice Tiene got a podium after being with the frontrunners for the whole weekend.

This exit has been quite a challenging one also due to the changing weather conditions that was rainy on Saturday and Sunday morning, only to eventually get better in the final stages. A further difficulty came from the new regulations on the fixing of the nose of karts that are now designed in a way that a small contact causes the detachment of the front spoiler producing a sensible speed reduction and a 30 seconds time handicap to drivers that did not promptly pit to get it fixed. A lot of drivers (184) have been penalized at the 20th Winter Cup, some also for absolutely incidental contacts and not sought after ones, this is why a lot of people are calling for a revision of this new rule.



In KZ2 only the great final result has gone missing, but the two new entries at CRG, Paolo De Conto and Simo Puhakka, displayed a great competitiveness which injects a lot of confidence for the remaining of the season. Following the second place in the tight qualifying heats, De Conto authoritatively won the Prefinal but the CRG driver did not manage to pull a good result in the Final due to the failure of the chain of his kart when holding P2 at halfway through. Puhakka also run some solid races showing good things on the wet and ended the Final in P4 after a great third place obtained in the Prefinal.

The Winter Cup has been an important experience also for the 16 years old Fabrizio Rosati, who made his debut with CRG works team. Despite getting some good performance, Rosati did not manage to qualify for the Final mainly due to two 30 seconds penalties in the heats, consequence of the detachment of the front spoiler.

The KZ2 European Champion Andrea Dalè, also on CRG-Maxter, had a troubled weekend and had to settle for P11 after securing a promising third place in qualifying and being 5th after heats. Davide Forè could not make it to the final instead due to penalties and technical issues on CRG-Tm with the support of Renda. The three German drivers Luca Ficher, Niko Herpic and Marvin Langenbacher did not manage to qualify for the Final either due to some inconveniences.

The KZ2 victory went Flavio Camponeschi's ways, while Bas Lammers, second on the podium was later on disqualified due to an irregularity in the nose fixing. The second place was inherited by Zanchetta and the third to Paawe.




Felice Tiene has been a certainty again in KF. He put in great performances all the way to the final podium in P3. Tiene has been very productive also on the wet and obtained the third position in the heats thanks to a second and two third places. The Prefinal was won by the British driver Mark Litchfield on CRG-Parilla run by team PFI International, as Tiene ended third again after a long battle with Litchfield.

As regarding CRG drivers, the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand ended ninth after a good comeback following a difficult qualifying, while the British Archie Tillett, at the debut in the higher category and great winner of the second chance race, eventually ended in 22nd. Some bad luck hit Dionisios Marcu instead, as he had to face several problems in the final stages after an excellent P9 on the wet in the heats.

The Dutch driver Martijn Van Leeuwen of team CRG Keijzer Racing has been penalized by 30 seconds due to the detachment of the front spoiler and could not end within the top ten. The Final was won by Nicklas Nielsen.


The most productive driver on CRG chassis in Mini Rok was Leonardo Marseglia, on track with team Gamoto, who fought for the victory all the way to the final sprint as often happens in Mini. The victory went to Luigi Coluccio after the 30 seconds penalty handed to Giuseppe Fusco for the detachment of the nose of his kart. Marseglia was therefore promoted to P2. The other driver on CRG chassis Leandro Anderruti was also handed a 30 seconds time handicap and lost the tenth position with it.

All results and footage of the final stages of the 20th Winter Cup of Lonato are available at www.southgardakarting.it.

Press Office
26 February 2015

In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ2; 2) Felice Tiene, KF; 3) Simo Puhakka, KZ2; 4) Felice Tiene, KF; 5) Davide Forè, KZ2; 6) Pedro Hiltbrand, KF (Ph. CRG Press).





Giovanni Paterlini has left us, at only 57 years of age. His heart stopped early on Sunday 22 February, at the end of a series of prompt operations that unfortunately did not succeed in saving his life.

Giovanni Paterlini, 57 years celebrated last 5 February, was quite well known on the national and international karting scene, since when he started going to race tracks as a driver and then as a valuable journalist and photo reporter for important media.

He has been a collaborator of CRG S.p.A for more than 15 years with several duties, starting from communication and sporting photography and then on several primary technical sectors of the company, such has homologation and statistics, and then again still life photography of all CRG production. At CRG, he has managed and organized the Rotax Italy Trophy for many years.

In the 80s and 90s he has been CIK communication manager under the President Ernest Buser, and also collaborated with the Italian Federation. He has also collaborated for a long time with the weekly magazine Autosprint and with the monthly magazine Vroom since its first numbers. He produced countless articles on karting and his pictures have been published on the most important international magazines. In the past he also collaborated with Parma Karting to organize and manage the Andrea Margutti Trophy and the Industries Trophy and, together with Maurizio Flammini, Superbike's events.

The most sincere condolences of family Tinini and of all employees and collaborators of CRG Group go to his wife Federica and to his 11 years old son Edoardo.

The funeral will take place on Wednesday 25 February in Reggio Emilia at 10.40 at the church of Rivalta, via S. Ambrogio, 1. His body is currently at the cemetery of Coviolo, via Martiri delle Foibe, Reggio Emilia.



CRG is ready to run another good race at the South Garda Karting of Lonato in the 20th Winter Cup, event where the team already won 9 times. An attack lineup to be fielded in KZ2 and KZ, CRG also present in Mini Rok.

The renewed CRG racing team is ready to face its first round of season 2015: the 20th Winter Cup of Lonato, an event that will have 250 drivers at the start among which the most representative ones on the international karting scene.

In the 20 years of the event, CRG secured 9 wins since 1996 when Tonio Liuzzi triumphed in 100 ICA on CRG chassis, at the time also by CRG engine. The most recent success obtained by CRG at the Winter Cup dates back to only two years ago when Max Verstappen dominated KF2 in 2013.

CRG is awaited as a protagonist in Lonato, especially in the most performing category, KZ2, but also in KF where the Italian outfit has high expectations.


CRG drivers will be at the start with the new chassis of the Italian outfit pushed by the latest evolution of the Maxter engine in KZ2. High hopes are put on the new CRG driver Paolo De Conto, who is ready to repeat the success obtained last year, and on the new entries Simo Puhakka and the 16 year old Fabrizio Rosati. The works team will also field three German drivers: Luca Ficher, Niko Herpic and Marvin Langenbacher.


The KZ2 European reigning Champion Andrea Dalè, will make it to the track with CRG as privateer, while Davide Forè will be supported by Renda Motorsport on CRG-Tm in this occasion.
Among the other private drivers racing on CRG, the Swiss Andrè Reinhard will be on track with team Berner Kart Racing, the American Christian Schureman, CRG Holland will field Lars Lamborelle, Modena Kart will line Mauro Simoni up, and Pujolar Racing the Spaniard Toni Forne Tomas.


Felice Tiene and Pedro Hilterbrand, both on the podium last year in the Winter Cup respectively in second and third place, will chase the success for CRG in KF. They will be joined by Dionisios Marcu and by the Briton Archie Tillett who will be at his debut in this higher category. The Dutch team CRG Keijzer Racing will also be on track fielding the Norwegian Lars Solheim and the Dutch Martijn Van Leeuwen, who ended second in KF3 in 2013. Team PFI International will also be on track on CRG chassis with the British driver Mark Litchfield.


Team Gamoto will field its full lineup in Mini Rok with great chances to make CRG colors shine. The team led by Vincenzo and Salvatore Gatto will line up the recent winner of the WSK Champions Cup Dennis Hauger, and then Leonardo Marseglia, Souleimane Zanfari, Egor Litvinenko, Mac Queen and Adam Putera. On track on CRG chassis also the Swiss Elias Peter and Leandro Anderruti, team AB Motorsport will field Francesca Raffaele and Leonardo Bizzotto, as well as the young and promising driver Mathias Torreggiani.

Friday 20 February: Qualifying practice from 12.15hrs (local time); Heats from 14.45hrs.
Saturday 21 February: Heats from 10,40hrs.
Sunday 22 February: Second Chance races from 10.40hrs; Prefinals from 13.00hrs; Finals 14.40hrs.

The 20th Winter Cup of Lonato could be followed through Live Timing and Live Streaming on internet at the website www.southgardakarting.it.

Press Office
19 February 2015


In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, KZ2; 2) Fabrizio Rosati, KZ2; 3) Simo Puhakka, KZ2. (Ph. CRG Press).



Paolo De Conto claimed the second place in the DD2 opening race in Campillos. Very good P4 for Kamali. Some bad luck slowed down the other CRG drivers in Senior and Junior instead.

CRG's first exit in occasion of the Rotax Max Challenge of Campillos (Spain) has been celebrated with the first podium by Paolo De Conto in DD2, in a season opener that turned out to be quite handy for drivers to set up their machines ahead of the Euro Rotax races.


As expected, Paolo De Conto has been among the main protagonists of the Spanish weekend despite this being his debut race with CRG. In Campillos, De Conto did not manage to put in a great lap time in qualifying due to the traffic and he kept the sixth time set in qualifying after the heats too. He later on confirmed P6 also in Prefinal, despite setting the fastest lap of the race.

De Conto put in his masterpiece in the Final though, as he started an attack race following a not great start, closing his effort with a well deserved P2. He set again the fastest lap of the race, which highlights the competitiveness of the Italian driver and that of the CRG chassis he was on.

The German driver of CRG Luka Kamali also scored a great result in DD2. He took fourth in qualifying practice, was fourth again after heats and improved his position in Prefinal claiming an excellent P3. He put in a bold performance in the Final too, as he just missed out on the podium. In fact he had to settle for P4 crossing the line just two tenths shy of the Spaniard Oriol Dalmau. The race was won by the Hungarian Ferenc Kancsar. The two Russian drivers of CRG, Semen Ryasnov and Igor Mukhin (DD2 Master) ended the Final respectively in P22 and P26 after putting in some good performances in the heats.



In Senior, CRG drivers struggled to find the right setup in qualifying practice, which penalized the result of their heats as they were forced to start from the back of the grid. The British driver Ed Brand ended Prefinal in P16, proceeding team mates Mauricio van der Laan – the Spanish driver being at his debut in Senior – and the other Briton Harry Webb. The best result among CRG drivers was secured by Van der Laan, who crossed the finish line in 13th position, while Brand was 16th and Webb 18th. The Final went the Australian Pierce Lehane's ways.


In Junior, the young British driver Alex Quinn, the Spanish Kilian Meyer – at his debut in Junior – and the Israelian Ido Cohen managed to qualify for the final stages for CRG, while the German Phil Doerr had to conclude his effort after an unlucky second chance race. The Spanish driver Meyer was the best of this lot in Prefinal, as he ended 14th, while Cohen was 20th and Quinn was stopped by an incident at lap one.

He was then involved in another incident in the Final, while other inconveniences slowed down the other two CRG drivers as Meyer ended in 28th position and Coeh in 31st.

This Spanish exit has been quite fruitful for all CRG drivers though, as this has been a good test ahead of the four races of the Euro Rotax scheduled for next 5 April in Sabris (France), 31 May in Castelletto (Italy), 26 July in Wackersdorf (Germany) and 6 September in Genk (Belgium).

Press Office
17 February 2015


In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, DD2; 2) Luka Kamali, DD2; 3) Kilian Meyer and Alex Quinn, Junior; 4) DD2 Podium. (Ph. Timo Deck)



Team CRG-Rotax led by Martin Reuvers with the support of HRS Racing Engines for technical development of engines, has already given a first bite of the potential of the Italian outfit in the States in the opener of the Florida Winter Tour. CRG will now get on track in Campillos with the full lineup having great chances in all categories.


SENIOR. CRG will field the strong English driver Harry Webb in Rotax Senior, as the Euro Rotax Senior reigning Champion will be joined by the other British Edward Brand, who took the podium in Florida after a comeback race and ended third in the Euro Rotax Senior held last year. CRG will also line up the Spaniard Mauricio Van Der Lean in Senior.

JUNIOR. CRG team for Rotax Junior will be made by the Briton Alex Quinn, who was fifth last year in the Euro Rotax and among the protagonists of CIK-FIA international races, and by some other interesting youngsters like the German Phil Doerr, the Israeli Ido Cohen and the Spanish Kilian Meyer.

DD2. The Champion Paolo De Conto will defend CRG colors in DD2 this year: he will certainly be among the main protagonists of this season too. Together with De Conto, the DD2 lineup will also include Luca Kamali, who has been under the spotlight last year, the Russian Igor Mukhin in DD2 Master and his fellow countryman Ryasnov Semen.

After the Winter Cup of Campillos to be run next 15 February, the Euro Rotax Max Challenge will follow with its four rounds scheduled for 5 April in Salbris (France), 31 May in Castelletto (Italy), 26 July in Wackersdorf (Germany) and 6 September in Genk (Belgium).





Press Office
13 February 2015

In the picture: Luka Kamali (DD2), Ph. CRG Press.



The young Norwegian driver secured the title of champion in the WSK Champions Cup at the end of an exciting final. Good race for Leonardo Marseglia in 60 Mini and for Muizzuddin in KF Junior. Van Leeuwen and Team CRG Keijzer shine in KF.

Team Gamoto had a great start of the season for CRG colors as it won the title in 60 Mini at the WSK Champions Cup with the very young driver Dennis Hauger, who is getting more and more competitive and absolute protagonist of the category on the CRG/Hero chassis.

The International Circuit La Conca of Muro Leccese (Italy) housed the double round of the WSK Champions Cup on 1st and 8th February, races that crowned the Norwegian driver Dennis Hauger champion of 60 Mini thanks to the victory scored at the end of an exciting and decisive Final and to the third place obtained in the Prefinal. Hauger also ended third in Final and fifth in Prefinal of the first round held on 1st February.


Hauger showed great speed starting from qualifying, where he has been a strong protagonist setting the second time in the first round of the WSK Champions Cup and the fifth in the second. From there, he then recouped well in the heats claiming a victory and two second places that launched him on top of the provisional classification first and then to the deserved success in the Final and in the Championship's classification.



Among the other protagonists of team Gamoto on CRG chassis, Leonardo Marseglia came also to the fore thanks to the fifth place in the first round. He has been battling the victory out in the second round until the last lap when he eventually had to settle for P6 at the end of an heated final sprint to the line. Marseglia ended the WSK Champions Cup in fourth position.

The Malaysian driver Muizzuddin Musyaffa Abdul Gafar, on CRG, is doing a good apprenticeship in the higher category KF Junior together with the youngsters of team Gamoto. He defended himself very well throughout, ending the WSK Champions Cup in sixteenth place.




A great performance in KF has been put in by the Dutch Martijn Van Leeuwen, who has been fielded by Team CRG Keijzer Racing, in the second round. He ended seventh in the Final on CRG-Tm after battling for the top positions in Prefinal, when – while holding P3 – he has been involved in an incident that slowed him down.

The Romanian driver Dionisios Marcu, on CRG-Parilla, ended his effort in 20th place in KF after a quite unlucky double round.

Press Office
09 February 2015

In the pictures: 1) Dennis Hauger, 60 Mini; 2) Team Gamoto; 3) Leonardo Marseglia, 60 Mini; 4) Muizzuddin Musyaffa Abdul Gafar, KF Junior; 5) Martijn Van Leeuwen, KF. (Ph. Cunaphoto.it).



CRG’s Rent-to-Race forms partnership with Linde Material Handling, one of the world’s leading manufacturers in electric powertrain technology.

The new E-DRENALINE electric kart is at the apex of electric kart propulsion technology and was awarded critically acclaimed accolades during the 2015 International Kart Expo in Offenbach, Germany. The newly forged partnership between the Electronic Systems & Drives (ES&D) unit of Linde Material Handling, which is marketing the company’s expertise gained in more than 40 years of developing and producing electric propulsion packages under the label ‘eMotion’, and CRG, the legendary kart manufacturer, have raised the bar of excellence in the electric rental kart industry.

CRG, considered an institution in karting, having won more World Championships and produced more formula driving talents than any other kart manufacturer, contributes excellence in kart design and manufacturing, whereas Linde’s ES&D division provides its system integration expertise and proven electric drive systems deriving from the serial production of forklift trucks to create E-DRENALINE, the ultimate electric rental kart – German technology combined with Italian ingenuity capturing the best both companies have to offer. Additionally, E-DRENALINE operators can benefit from Linde’s world-spanning service network and the company’s connectivity know how.

The most advanced and innovative product the electric rental kart industry has to offer…
The new E-DRENALINE electric drive unit was designed and developed according to a specific set of parameters indicated by CRG on the basis of power, compact dimension, low consumption, durability and weight tolerances. Thus, E-DRENALINE is not a conventional industrial machine but was built with the specific intent of offering the indoor rental kart market the most easy to use, advance and robust product possible.

The performance characteristic of E-DRENALINE:
➢ 2.6 KW nominal power per engine
➢ 6,5 KW maximum power per engine
➢ Axle torque up to 180 Nm available from zero speed
➢ Electronic differential for easier steering and control in tight curves
➢ System control display screen incorporated in steering wheel
➢ Formula 1 battery recharge system with option for booster drive
➢ Reverse function
➢ Emergency stop option
➢ Battery nominal capacity 100 Ah (48 V)
➢ Battery guaranteed 3000 cycles (minimum)
➢ Battery autonomy up to 60minutes (1 cycle)
➢ Advanced diagnostic software system
➢ Program of IT apps in development
➢ Can be used also on outdoor tracks as the engine has an IP65 waterproof rating
➢ Programmable power curve based on type of track (short track bottom power / long track top power)
➢ Programmable rear engine sequential breaking power (no need for rear hydraulic brakes / required only on front)

GSM Remote diagnostics and impact automatic speed reduction

CRG will also deploy Linde’s remote diagnostic software tool which transfers relevant control data via the GSM network to a central server enabling CRG to monitor the state of condition of the E-DRENALINE fleets across the globe. This special feature will allow CRG to react within 24 to 48 hours to service the karts in a cost effective and diligent manner offering all Rent-to-Race track partners premium assistance.

Furthermore, the karts will also be equipped with a dedicated impact sensor. Depending on the level of impact the karts’ control unit can be programmed to automatically reduce the speed of the vehicle enabling the driver to safely return to the service area. This feature will assist the circuit operators to determine whether there was any negligence during the use of the karts and also prevents further damage to the kart itself.

Photos of E-DRENALINE at the expo:





Within the upcoming months CRG will be inviting rental track operators to Europe for a test visitation seminar, the date of the first official E-DRENALINE seminar will be disclosed soon.

By the mid 2015 CRG and Linde eMotion will organize a ‘look & feel’ event featuring a pre series fleet of 20 karts giving interested audiences the opportunity to drive the E-DRENALINE under normal track racing conditions.

For further information please contact CRG direct at the following contact info.

CRG S.p.A.
Lonato del Garda (I), 03.02.15


Tel: +39.030.9912604
Mob. +39.331.6305745
Skype: Christopher.r2r
E-mail: Chris.r2r@kartcrg.com
Web: www.kartcrg.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRbwPnjCuOA



The circuit Homestead-Miami Speedway (Florida) housed the opener – first of three rounds – of the American series Florida Winter Tour. Among CRG drivers, De Conto put in a great performance ending 5th after fighting for the victory. Forè ended 10th. Ed Brand confirmed to be among the main interpreters of Rotax Senior crossing the line in second place.

The first of the three rounds of the Florida Winter Tour took place in Homestead (Florida), near Miami. A lot of strong drivers did not miss this first chance of the year to challenge other top-drivers on track in the Rotax Max Challenge programme.

The Rotax weekend has been particularly exciting at the fast circuit Homestead-Miami Speedway. With 200 drivers on track, surprises have not gone missing. Paolo De Conto made his debut with CRG colors showing great competitiveness in Rotax DD2 and has been racing for CRG USA together with Davide Forè, while the British driver Ed Brand competed in Rotax Senior instead.


Paolo De Conto set the second quickest time in qualifying being only 22 thousands of a second shy of Lennox. He later on was third in Prefinal ending in Nick Neri and Jordon Lennox-Lamb's slipstreams. De Conto finally put in a great show in the Final fighting for the victory until when he was hit from behind and pushed down to P14. Nevertheless, he started a spectacular comeback setting the quickest lap of the race and crossing the line in fifth place. Davide Forè ended eighth after holding P6. The Final went British driver Lennox's ways who led his American team mate Nick Neri and the French Antony Abbasse. The fourth place went to the American Gavin Reichelt, who was fielded by CRG PSL Karting.

Behind Paolo di Conto, the sixth place was obtained by Douglas Lundberg, who was followed by Robert Wickens (Maranello), Arnaud Kozlinski, Nicholas Latifi and Davide Forè.




Great debut with CRG for the Briton Ed Brand in Rotax Senior. He closed his effort with the second place in the Final after being second also in the Prefinal, ending behind the American Kile Kirkwood in both occasions. Brand led the Final for the first 5 laps but then he slipped down to P6 due to a contact which forced him to start a comeback race eventually ended in P2. The third place went to Dan Roeper. The Canadian Christophe Paquet, also on CRG chassis, ended tenth after starting from P16 instead.

The next two rounds of the Florida Winter Tour are scheduled for March 1st in Orlando and March 29th in Ocala.

Press Office
27 January 2015


In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto, DD2; 2) Davide Forè, DD2; 3) Ed Brand on the podium Rotax Senior (left); 4) Ed Brand, Senior. (Ph. Cody Schindel / Canadian Karting News).



Large turnout for CRG stand at the Offenbach show in Germany. The new electric kart CRG E-Drenaline in collaboration with Linde eMotion was previewed in the occasion. The newly homologated CRG Racing chassis have also attracted a lot of interest as the Centurion rental range.

CRG recorded a stunning success with all its products at the IKA Kart 2000 Fair of Offenbach. The whole Racing line of new homologation was on show, as Centurion rental karts, and the new electric kart E-Drenaline was also previewed by the Italian company.

The attention of all visitors and staff at the Offenbach show was attracted by the new electric kart CRG E-Drenaline as the brand new product of the Italian company has absolutely unique features like the engine unit exclusively developed for CRG by the German manufacturing leader Linde eMotion in virtue of an important partnership.

The new electric engine unit E-Drenaline of CRG has been developed on the basis of the specs decided by the Italian firm (in terms of power, dimensions and weight) and its high level performances really push the envelope in the category. The new electric kart features cutting-edge specs and will certainly award satisfaction both on indoor and outdoor tracks. This innovative product benefits from all the experience gained by CRG in the past 30 years of success on the tracks all around the world.


Although the “pearl” of Offenbach has been CRG electric kart, the whole CRG stand, devised together with the German importer Prespo, has had great affluence and all visitors had the chance of admiring the whole production of the Italian firm.

Obviously, the Racing CRG chassis range has been very admired as the newly homologated products for Mini and for the two international categories KZ and KF that allowed CRG to secure an infinite series of International titles in these years. Special interest has also been recorded by Rotax engines and by the new Maxter motorization that is going to be CRG official engines provider for international competitions in 2015.


The stand also featured a track sector devised by 360° Karting, that has been the ideal place to showcase the beauty and the technical strength of the new rental karts Centurion, which are supported by a specific R2R-CRG programme led by Christopher Sparacino.

The Centurion Mini model with Honda GX120 dedicated to children, the Centurion Standard that can be powered by a Honda GX270 or GX390 unit, the quite admired Centurion Two Seats and the Centurion Big Foot for over-sized drivers, were also present with their captivating CRG look.


The Formula 5 by Maxter kart, produced by CRG with Maxter brand, was also on show.

Press Office
22 January 2015


In the pictures: 1) The new electric kart CRG E-Drenaline (Ph. Voltini); 2) CRG KZ; 3) and 4) CRG Centurion rental karts; 5) Formula 5 by Maxter. (Ph. www.kartfoto.de).

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