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Very good performance for CRG drivers in Sarno's only round of the KZ World Championship and International Super Cup KZ2. Sabré Cook to the fore: the American girl made her debut in a World Championship race. Great runs for Federer and Hiltbrand in KZ2. Very good day also for Spinelli and Dalè, super Pex in KZ.

Sarno (Italy). The International Circuit Napoli of Sarno is housing the World Championship for categories KZ and KZ2. The event got to its heart with the selection performed by qualifying heats on Saturday. CRG colors hauled the first satisfactions mainly in the International Super Cup CIK-FIA KZ2, while a bit of bad luck played against CRG drivers in KZ, but the speed is there.
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KZ2 PROMOTES SABRE’ COOK

Good run in KZ2 for the young American driver Sabré Cook, the pretty and talented girl from Colorado "borrowed" from CRG USA that showed all her value in the first experience in Europe in a World Championship race. She conceded herself the satisfaction of keeping behind a lot of male colleagues fighting in the mid part of the group without any reverential fear.

The other CRG drivers also shone in KZ2, all on CRG-Maxter. Fabian Federer put his name forward for the victory taking two heats, as the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand. Good run also for the other American Joey Wimsett and for the Swiss André Reinhard, while the Venezuelan driver Sidney Gomez deserved a special prize as he had to start the heats from the last position due to an unlucky technical problem in qualifying held on Friday afternoon. CRG also fielded Giovanni Martinez in KZ2 but he slipped down a bit to the back of the provisional standings.

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Great protagonists on CRG colors as privateers have been the reigning European Champion Andrea Dalè (three heats won) and Loris Spinelli (a victory and two second places), both on CRG-Maxter.

The attention is now focused on the two Prefinals to be run on Sunday morning to name the 34 drivers partaking in the afternoon Final.

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CRG DRIVER READY TO COUNTER-CHARGE IN KZ

In KZ, Davide Forè unintentionally hit his team mate Felice Tiene in an excursion and stripped both drivers from some chances to shine more in the heats. Meanwhile, the Dutch Jorrit Pex of CRG-Holland on CRG-Tm -- fresh winner of the German Championship -- has been very quick displaying a good shape in Sarno too. Some setup problems affected Jordon Lennox-Lamb instead, but he is nevertheless awaited to a good race in the final stages on Sunday.

CRG WORKS TEAM

KZ1
5 - Jordon Lennox-Lamb (CRG-Maxter)
6 - Jorrit Pex (CRG-Tm) CRG Holland
16 - Davide Forè (CRG-Maxter)
36 - Felice Tiene (CRG-Maxter)

KZ2
103 - Fabian Federer (CRG-Maxter)
144 - Sabré Cook (CRG-Maxter)
145 - Sidney Gomez (CRG-Maxter)
146 - Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG-Maxter)
147 - Giovanni Martinez (CRG-Maxter)
148 - André Reinhard (CRG-Maxter)
149 - Joey Wimsett (CRG-Maxter)

THE PROGRAMME (GMT+2)
Sunday 12 October: KZ repechage at 10.15; KZ2 Prefinal-1 at 11.40, KZ2 Prefinal-2 at 12.05; KZ Prefinal at 12.55. Final KZ2 at 14.20; Final KZ at 16.05.
Live streaming and all results available at www.cikfia.com and www.cikfiachampionship.com
Motors TV will provide live TV coverage to the event.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
11 October 2014

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In the pictures:
1) Sabré Cook, KZ2; 2) Sabré Cook, KZ2; 3) Loris Spinelli, KZ2; 4) Fabian Federer, KZ2; 5) Jorrit Pex, KZ. (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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The unique round of the KZ World Championship and International Super Cup KZ2 is underway at the International Circuit Napoli of Sarno. CRG works team got there with high expectations in KZ, category in which it is reigning champion with Max Verstappen, but the Italian outfit will also have good chances in KZ2. The new European Champion Dalè at the start too.

Sarno (Italy). The last important CIK-FIA appointment of 2014 is started in Sarno. This is one of the most awaited races of the whole season: the KZ World Championship and the International Super Cup KZ2. A double world round involving the two categories that attract a lot of attention like KZ and KZ2, and two in which CRG has been reigning for the last 30 years since its debut, when these two categories had different names. This did not make the substance change though, and some of the names that made the history of karting have been battling in these series once called Formula C, Super-ICC, ICC or more recently KZ1.

The category with gearbox saw a renewed interest in the recent years due to its spectacle but also due to the missed take off of KF categories. In Sarno, 41 drivers will in fact be present in the professional category KZ and 96 in KZ2, as the latter category has been included in the World Cup three years ago and since last year this event has been denominated International KZ2 Super Cup. A lot of protagonists will therefore be on track and a lot of young names of national and international karting will hunt for a prestigious result.

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CRG works team got to the International Circuit Napoli with all its drivers ready to shine in such an important event. The chassis employed is the evolution named CRG Road Rebel, that is already World Champion with Max Verstappen who dominated the category in 2013 in Varennes sur Allier.

EXPECTATIONS HIGH IN KZ

CRG's hopes in KZ are on Jordon Lennox-Lamb, who will be back to Sarno after winning the 2012 World Cup KZ2, on the 5 times World Champion Davide Forè, who won the Super ICC World Cup back in 2006, and on Felice Tiene, who has always been among the best interpreters of the gearbox category and won the 2012 KF2 World Cup in Zuera.

Jorrit Pex will also make it to the start with CRG among the ranks of team CRG Holland. The young Dutch driver is fresh winner of the fourth KZ2 German Title in a row and won the KZ1 European Championship in 2012 and the WSK Euro Series.

STRONG TEAM ALSO IN KZ2

In KZ2 Andrea Dalè has what it takes to confirm himself as the “king” of this category. The CRG privateer driver is very competitive on CRG-Maxter and this year he managed to win the European KZ2 Championship. Another European KZ2 Champion, Fabian Federer, who won the title back in 2011 will also get on track with CRG.

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The American driver from Colorado Sabré Cook will also have good chances for an important result, as the very good interpreter of USA races will make her debut in the KZ2 world championship. Another American will also be present in this event: Joey Wimsett will make in fact his debut in the world championship. The Venezuelan Sidney Gomez, the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand, the Swiss André Reinhard and Giovanni Martinez are also awaited to a good race with CRG works team.

CRG WORKS TEAM

KZ1
5 - Jordon Lennox-Lamb (CRG-Maxter)
6 - Jorrit Pex (CRG-Tm) CRG Holland
16 - Davide Forè (CRG-Maxter)
36 - Felice Tiene (CRG-Maxter)

KZ2
103 - Fabian Federer (CRG-Maxter)
144 - Sabré Cook (CRG-Maxter)
145 - Sidney Gomez (CRG-Maxter)
146 - Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG-Maxter)
147 - Giovanni Martinez (CRG-Maxter)
148 - André Reinhard (CRG-Maxter)
149 - Joey Wimsett (CRG-Maxter)

KZ PALMARES
2013 Max Verstappen (CRG-Tm) – KZ World Championship
2012 Bas Lammers (Praga-Parilla) - KZ1 World Cup
2011 Jonathan Thonon (CRG-Maxter) - KZ1 World Cup
2010 Bas Lammers (Intrepid-Tm) - KZ1 World Cup
2009 Jonathan Thonon (CRG-Maxter) - KZ1 World Cup
2008 Jonathan Thonon (CRG-Maxter) - KZ1 World Cup
2007 Jonathan Thonon (CRG-Maxter) - KZ1 World Cup

KZ2 PALMARES
2013 Dorian Boccolacci (Energy-Tm) (International Super Cup)
2012 Jordon Lennox-Lamb (CRG-Maxter) (World Cup)
2011 Joey Hanssen (Lenzokart-Tm) (World Cup)

THE PROGRAMME
Friday 10 October: Qualifying at local 17.05.
Saturday 11 October: Qualifying heats from 10.25 to 18.30.
Sunday 12 October: KZ repechage at 10.15; KZ2 Prefinal-1 at 11.40, Prefinal-2 at 12.05; KZ Prefinal at 12.55. Final KZ2 at 14.20; Final KZ at 16.05.
Live streaming and all results will be available at www.cikfia.com and www.cikfiachampionship.com
Motors TV will cover the event live on TV.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
10 October 2014

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In the pictures:
1) Jordon Lennox-Lamb, KZ; 2) Felice Tiene, KZ; 3) Sabré Cook, KZ2; 4) Andrea Dalé, KZ2.
Ph. Cunaphoto.it

 

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Jorrit Pex got a poker of wins in the KZ2 German Championship. The Dutch driver managed to win the fourth Championship in a row on CRG-Tm at the last round held in Genk, winning race-1 and getting on race-2's podium.

Jorrit Pex on CRG-Tm run by team CRG Holland won the fourth KZ2 DKM German Championship in a row on the soaking wet circuit of Genk (Belgium), thanks to a stunning double podium. Pex claimed in fact a great win in the first Final and then a third place in race-2, scoring a result that highlighted the speed of the young Dutch driver as well as the winning qualities of a competitive chassis like CRG's.

Jorrit Pex hit another success and made it four wins in a row in the DKM since the winning debut in 2011 on CRG-Maxter, success that was followed by two more titles in 2012 and 2013 on CRG-Tm. In this edition, he managed to close in on his main rival, Rick Dreezen on Zanardi, at the race held in Kerpen. Pex eventually pulled away in this final round of Genk thanks to series of bold performances. He set the pole position being 122 thousands quicker than Dreezen and scored a first and a second place in the two heats, which granted him race-1's pole position start.

Two starts were needed in race one due to the chaos at the green lights. Pex got the lead straight away though and kept it all the way through the 19 laps of the final, pulling away despite the treacherous wet tarmac, while his rival Dreezen lost some positions and eventually had to retire.

Pex settled then for P3 in the second race as he decided not to run unnecessary risks, finishing behind the two Dutch drivers Kremers and Geurts, while Dreezen collected another DNF that made him slip down to the fourth place of the final classification, falling also behind Puhakka and Kremers.

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Jorrit Pex's winning season in DKM 2014 came after the double second place at Ampfing's opener, a double retirement in Wackersdorf where Davide Forè on CRG managed to win race-1, and two placings in Oschersleben, where Fabian Federer on CRG-Maxter scored a win and a second place. In Kerpen, Jorrit Pex hauled a victory and a second place that launched him on top of the classification equal on points with Dreezen, while a further victory and a third place in Genk declared him champion for the fourth time.

CRG is present in the hall of fame of the German Championship started in 2007 with DSKM for KZ2 with 7 wins in 8 editions. In 2007, 2008 and 2009 Rick Dreezen got in fact the title on CRG-Maxter, in 2011 Jorrit Pex won on CRG-Maxter, and then in 2012, 2013 and 2014 Jorrit Pex won it again on CRG-Tm.

The Final Classification of DKM 2014 KZ2:
1. Jorrit Pex (CRG-Tm) points 150; 2. Puhakka 129; 3. Kremers 111; 4. Dreezen 107; 5. Specken 92; 6. Norris 88; 7. Geurts 86; 8. Schmitz 81; 9. Kooijman (CRG-Tm) 81; 10. Siebecke (CRG-Modena) 65; ... 12. Federer (CRG-Maxter) 55; 16. Stan Pex (CRG-Tm).

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

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
8 October 2014

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In the pictures:
1) Jorrit Pex winner in Genk;
2) Jorrit Pex on the podium of the KZ2;
3) Jorrit Pex winner of the DKM Championship.

 

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Hauger confirmed to be among the protagonists of the Italian Karting Championship in the final round held at Precenicco and ended second in 60 Mini. Marseglia among the front runners too. Zanfari gained access to the Final. Good race by the young Japanese driver Shion Tsujimoto in KF3.

The final round of the Italian Karting Championship saw once again Gamoto and CRG chassis under the spotlight at the International Circuit of Friuli Venezia Giulia in Precenicco with the young talents of 60 Mini and KF3. Spectacular run for the Norwegian Dennis Hauger who has been involved in a good fight for the Italian title of 60 Mini.

HAUGER VICE-CHAMPION

Dennis Hauger on CRG chassis run by Team Gamoto confirmed to be among the protagonists of the Italian Championship also in the fifth and final round of 60 Mini held in Precenicco. The young Norwegian driver had to get some ground back from his main classification rival, Giuseppe Fusco, to get the Italian title.

After being the best in qualifying heats with a victory and a second place, Hauger kept his momentum in the first of the two finals but with a few laps to go, at the end of an infinite string of overtaking moves, he had to concede his position to Fusco ending therefore second. This marked the mathematical certainty of the top two positions with Fusco winner and Hauger vice-champion.

In the second final, Hauger started from the back due to the grid inversion and ended fourth behind Bogdanov, Skeed and Fusco. This was a good result anyway that awarded the qualities of a young talent like Hauger and highlighted the competitiveness of the CRG chassis also in this category reserved to children aged between 9 and 12.

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Hauger has been on the podium of the Italian Championship four times, with a victory and a second place in the opener of Muro Leccese, a third place in Ortona and the second in Precenicco.

Team Gamoto fielded also Leonardo Marseglia in 60 Mini, who has recently won the Rok Cup Italy, and the very young driver from Morocco Suleiman Zanfari, who was assisted in the occasion by the CRG champion Felice Tiene.

Marseglia slided in among the front runners and closed with a P7 in race-1 and a P6 in race-2 ending the Italian Championship in twelfth position.

Zanfari clocked another important experience and, after gaining access to the Final, he ended twice in P29.

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GOOD RACE FOR THE YOUNG SHION TSUJIMOTO IN KF3

Very positive race also for the very young Japanese driver Shion Tsujimoto in KF3, that made her debut in the Italian Championship at the third round held in Siena. In Friuli, Tsujimoto has been quick and competitive, ending race-1 in seventh place.

Started from the front row of race-2 due to the grid inversion, she was penalized by the start on the outside lane and could not close the trajectory losing several positions at the start. The Japanese girl managed to gain some ground back though and ended the race in P6.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
6 October 2014

In the pictures:
1) Gamoto Team in Precenicco; 2) Dennis Hauger, 60 Mini; 3) Shion Tsujimoto, KF3 (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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Sarno will house the KZ World Championship and the International Super Cup KZ2 next 12 October, in a world race that CRG has won many times. The first title dates back to Tarquini's success in 1984 and the last was secured by Verstappen in 2013.

The final round of the 2014 CIK-FIA World Championships season will involve the KZ World Championship and the KZ2 International Super Cup to be held next 12 October in Sarno. Among the main protagonists, CRG has always been a leader in this category taking on track a lot of champions, starting from Gabriele Tarquini back in 1984 to Max Verstappen in 2013.

CRG historically got a lot of success winning 11 titles including World Championships, World Cups with shifter karts in the categories Formula C, Super ICC, KZ1 and KZ2, plus 25 titles won with direct drive karts, setting the absolute record of 36 titles since 1984.

CRG WINS WITH SHIFTER KARTS

The long series of CRG titles in World Championships with shifter karts started in 1984 with Gabriele Tarquini in Formula C on Kalì-Kart/Balen/Dunlop. The Italian driver claimed the first win for CRG on September 9th at the track of Axamo in Sweden, in the very same year that CRG and Jorn Haase won the world title with direct drive karts at the Formula K World Championship held in Liedolsheim (Germany), this time on Kalì-Kart/Komet/Dunlop.

The following year, Piermario Cantoni on Kalì-Kart/Balen/Dunlop, won the World Championship of Formula C in Laval, France, on September 1st 1985.

In 1989 Gianluca Giorgi awarded CRG with a nice Formula C win in Czech Republic on September 3rd in Olomouc, on Kalì-Kart powered by Kalì fitting Dunlop tires.

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CRG continued to be absolute protagonist. In 1992 the fourth world title of Formula C was brought to the team by Danilo Rossi, on CRG/Pavesi/Dunlop, on September 6th in Mariembourg (Belgium).

The following year, that is 1993, the three times world champion with other brands Alessandro Piccini, was victorious with CRG in the World Championship held at the Italian circuit of Val Vibrata, race run on September 5th on Kalì Kart/Pavesi/Dunlop.

From 2003 the title for shifter karts became World Cup but the substance did not change, the strongest drivers in the world kept challenging each other on shifter karts, that are the most performing karts and those with the highest number of fans.

In 2007 CRG started Jonathan Thonon's era in a winning CRG-Maxter couple on September 2nd at the KZ1 World Cup of Sarno.

Thonon repeated himself with another win in France in 2008 at the race held in Varennes on September 7th, again in KZ1, on CRG/Maxter/Dunlop.

Thonon won again in Sarno's World Cup of 2009 on CRG/Maxter/Dunlop, obtaining in this way the third world title in a row.

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The Belgian Champion in force at CRG secured the fourth win in the KZ1 World Championship in 2011 on September 4th at Genk (Belgium), at the end of a spectacular comeback race won at the sprint to the line by Thonon on CRG/Maxter/Dunlop.

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In 2012 Jordon Lennox-Lamb won the KZ2 World Cup in Sarno on CRG/Maxter/Vega, as CRG celebrated the 10th world title with shifter karts.

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2013 has been Max Verstappen's year. The young Dutch driver awarded CRG with the eleventh world title at the KZ World Championship on CRG/Tm/Bridgestone, on September 22nd in Varennes (France). In the occasion, Verstappen, not yet 16 years old, set a new record for being the youngest World Champion of the category.

2014 CRG TEAM IN SARNO

Edition 2014 of the World Championship is scheduled in Sarno from 9 to 12 October. CRG works team will be composed by Davide Forè, Jordon Lennox-Lamb, Felice Tiene and Jorrit Pex in KZ. The colors of the Italian firm will be defended by Fabian Federer, Pedro Hiltbrand, Sidney Gomez, Sabré Cook, Giovanni Martinez, André Reinhard and Joey Winsett in KZ2 instead.

CRG PALMARES IN KZ
CIK-FIA World Championship KZ (and similar categories)

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
www.kartcrg.com
2 October 2014

In the pictures: Gabriele Tarquini, 1984; 2) Danilo Rossi, 1992; 3) Jonathan Thonon, 2011; 4) Jordon Lennox-Lamb, 2012; 5) Max Verstappen, 2013.

 

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CRG works team and a big number of privateers will challenge each other in the KZ World Championship and in the International Super Cup KZ2 to be held in Sarno next 12 October. The works team will also field the American driver Sabré Cook, who will be at her debut in a CIK-FIA World Championship.

CRG works team will line up a great team in Sarno for the KZ and KZ2 World Championship, with several top-drivers and some interesting new entries. All the drivers are ready to showcase the quality of CRG material that has always been on top of the two gearbox categories KZ and KZ2, that are the most performing of karting and those that excite more interest among fans.

The official CIK-FIA entry list features a solid number of entrants in Sarno, as 43 drivers will be fighting for the KZ World Championship and 105 for the KZ2 Super Cup, in a challenge that announces to be again top class and that this year will be housed by an exceptional stage like the International Circuit Napoli of Sarno.

CRG WORKS TEAM

Among CRG top-drivers to compete in KZ, KZ2 2012 World Cup Winner Jordon Lennox-Lamb (#5) will make it to the start after being fifth this year in the European KZ Championship. The five times World Champion in direct drive karts Davide Forè (#16) and KF2 2012 World Cup Winner Felice Tiene (#36) will also partake in the race, both on CRG-Maxter.

CRG Holland will line up Jorrit Pex (#6), on CRG-Tm, who has been European KZ1 Champion in 2012 and sixth this year in the KZ European Championship, as well as the quick Henri Kokko (#18), on CRG-Parilla.

CRG works team KZ2 line up contains 2011 KZ2 European Champion Fabian Federer (#103), who has been fourth in the classification this year. He will be joined by the Venezuelan driver Sidney Gomez (#145), by the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand (#146) and by Giovanni Martinez (#147), all on CRG-Maxter.

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SABRE’ COOK TO DEBUT IN THE KZ2 CIK-FIA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Alongside the top drivers on which CRG works team will place its bets to bring home another world success, the Italian outfit will also line up some new entries in KZ2, among which the beautiful and talented American Sabré Cook, who will make her debut in an international race of this level after several important results obtained in the US.
In Sabré Cook's showcase are the 6 wins in the Colorado's championship, two International USA TAG Junior titles, one TAG USA Iame Senior, one S2 title at the Skusa Internationals, the second place in Las Vegas' S2 and other strong results.

CRG will also take some other drivers at the debut with the works team in the KZ2 World Championship: namely, the Swiss André Reinhard and the American Joey Wimsett, both on CRG-Maxter.

THE FRESH EUROPEAN CHAMPION ANDREA DALE’ IN KZ2

A lot of privateers will also represent CRG. Among these, the new European KZ2 Champion Andrea Dalè will get on track on CRG-Maxter. Several other drivers will make it to the start at Sarno on CRG chassis and will play their chances to get the title, among which Loris Spinelli (#201 CRG-Maxter) who is one of the protagonists of the Italian Championship. The German driver Maik Siebecke (#105 CRG-Modena), the Dutch drivers Stan Pex (#122 CRG-Tm) and Symen Wiggers (#150 CRG-Tm), the Portuguese Rui Miguel Costa Carneiro (#174 CRG-Tm), the Canadian Phillip Orcic (#189 CRG-Tm), the Spaniard Oliver Enrico Prosperi (#194 CRG-Tm), the American Christian Schureman (#197 CRG-Tm), and the Italians Marco Pastacaldi (#190 CRG-Tm), Matteo Mazzucchelli (#178 CRG-Tm), Mattia Loddo (#185 CRG-Tm), Luigi Musio (#187 CRG-Tm) and Mauro Simoni (#200 CRG-Tm) will also be at the start of this important appointment.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
25 September 2014

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In the pictures: 1) Jordon Lennox Lamb (Ph. Gaboriaud); 2) Sabré Cook; 3) Felice Tiene and Fabian Federer (Ph. Gaboriaud).

 

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Felice Tiene ended 8th in KF after an unlucky Prefinal. Pedro Hiltbrand was forced to the retirement with two laps to go. Alex Quinn surprising in KF Junior with a spectacular comeback Prefinal.

Essay (France). The weekend just ended in Essay (France – Low Normandy) at the International Circuit Aunay Le Bois has been full of emotions. The venue hosted in fact the only round of the KF and KF Junior World Championship, as weather affected the finals held on Sunday. CRG drivers have been hit by some bad luck in this occasion and they could not live up to their expectations and get what was at their reach.

The two world titles have been won by the two Brits Lando Norris (KF) and Enaam Ahmed (KF Junior) in Essay, but the two CRG drivers Felice Tiene and Pedro Hitbrand could have also slided in the KF title contenders, should bad luck have not hit them.

FELICE TIENE EIGHTH IN KF

The weekend of CRG drivers started a bit steep since qualifying, exception made for Felice Tiene who was sixth, but then it got better in qualifying heats as the fourth place made the Italian driver quite hopeful ahead of the final stages.

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Unfortunately, the rain fallen on Sunday morning during the Prefinal and the wet tarmac made Tiene slip down to the 14th place. The Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand managed to get the most out of the wet tarmac instead, recovering from P18 to the 9th place in the Prefinal.

In the Final, Tiene has been hit at the start of the race, but then managed to close in with a streak of fast laps installing himself right behind the leading group. At the end, he had to settle for P8, showing anyway a crescendo of performance that was confirmed by the third fastest lap of the race. Pedro Hiltbrand placed himself close to the front runners but then lost some ground due to a technical problem to the engine and had to retire when only two laps were still to go.

Regarding the other two CRG drivers competing in KF, Dionisios Marcu could not get access to the final stages as he was P9 in the repechage race, while Sidney Gomez did not earn his pass to the final stages due to the results in the heats.

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EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE BY QUINN IN KF JUNIOR

In KF Junior, the very young Alex Quinn stunned everyone putting in a series of amazing and always positive results after finding the right setup. Following the 40th time in qualifying, he was 35th after the heats and then the young Quinn managed to complete a great recover in the wet Prefinal where he finished fourth! A technical problem in the Final, probably to the carburator, slowed down Quinn since the first lap and then made him retire from the race.

Archie Tillett did not manage to get any positions back after a series of unlucky heats and had to settle for 22nd in his Prefinal.

POST RACE QUOTES

Felice Tiene: “This time we were not at our 100%, but I had a lot more speed in the Final than in the heats, and I managed to post the third quickest lap. Unfortunately, we made a mistake with the tires pressure in the Prefinal and I had to settle for 14th. In the Final I just missed a tenth from the front runners, but starting from the 14th position I could not go beyond P8. I hope for a lot better in Sarno's KZ1 World Championship to be held next 12 October.”

Pedro Hiltbrand: “On the dry I have always been struggling a bit in this weekend, but I am happy as in the final stages I found a lot of speed. The chassis was perfect and in the Prefinal I completed a good comeback from P18 to 9th, but I was slowed down by a problem to the engine in the Final and I eventually had to retire. I am happy anyway on all the work done by the whole team.”

Euan Jeffery, team manager CRG: “We have been hit by bad luck in this weekend, especially in KF Junior, where we run a good Prefinal with Quinn but then have been penalized by a technical problem in the Final. In KF, we had good hopes even if weather conditions were difficult due to the mix of wet and dry tarmac. Felice Tiene has been hit from behind at turn two and therefore lost a lot of time, but then he managed to close in thanks to some great lap times which shows the quality of our material. Hiltbrand started well and managed to be close to the leading group, but a technical problem to the engine made him retire with two laps to go. Our two drivers have run a good Final though. Now we are focused on Sarno's KZ1 and KZ2 World Championship. We already started preparing the race and we are quite hopeful.”

All results are available at www.cikfia.com and www.cikfiachampionship.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
21 September 2014

In the pictures: 1) Felice Tiene, KF; 2) Pedro Hiltbrand, KF; 3) Alex Quinn, KFJ. (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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Qualifying heats have taken place today in Essay ahead of the KF and KF Junior World Championship. CRG has been under the spotlight in KF with Tiene, but a strong performance, though a bit unlucky, was also put in by Marcu. Good performance for all the other CRG drivers too.

Essay (France). The International Circuit Aunay Le Bois in Normandyis is currently housing the World Championship for categories KF and KF Junior, campaigns that today got to their heart with qualifying heats. KF has seen 72 drivers on track, while 89 pilots have been competing in KF Junior. Qualifying heats of Saturday 20 September gave the first verdicts, highlighting the protagonists of this weekend, run so far on a pleasant sun with a summer temperature after a not so promising early morning full of fog and threatening rain.

CRG works team obtained so far good results with Felice Tiene, Pedro Hiltbrand, Dionisios Marcu and Sidney Gomez competing in KF, while the young Alex Quinn and Archie Tillett in KF Junior.

POSITIVE START FOR FELICE TIENE IN KF

Good overall performance for Felice Tiene, who won the KF2 World Cup in an historic all-CRG one-two-three in Zuera back in 2012, as Max Verstappen was second and Jordon Lennox-Lamb third.

Tiene has been among the protagonists in Essay even if he had to concede some positions in a couple of heats, while trying to get to the best setup that he eventually managed to find in the last heats of the day when he got two second places.

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Very positive day also for the Romanian Dionisios Marcu, who has displayed good competitiveness. He only had an hiccup with an incident at the start of one heat which penalized his final classification though.

Good result also for Pedro Hiltbrand, who has always been close to the leading group, while Sidney Gomez experienced some difficulties.

QUINN AND TILLETT CHARGING IN KF JUNIOR

Alex Quinn and Archie Tillett have had a positive day too. The latter is growing sportively but also physically: he is in fact racing on a kart stripped from all its graphics to save one kilogram of total weight!

RESULTS
Qualifying Heats
KF Felice Tiene - P.4
KF Pedro Hiltbrand - P. 18
KF Dionisios Marcu - P.38
KF Sidney Gomez – P.64
KFJ Alex Quinn – P.35
KFJ Archie Tillett - P.58

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PROGRAMME (GMT+2):
Sunday 21 September: Prefinals KFJ from 11.10 and Prefinals KF from 12.00. Final KFJ at 14.45 and Final KF at 15.35.

Live streaming and all results will be available at www.cikfia.com and www.cikfiachampionship.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
20 September 2014

In the pictures: 1) Felice Tiene, KF; 2) Dionisios Marcu, KF; 3) Archie Tillett, KFJ (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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The World Championship KF and KF Junior is underway at the International Circuit Aunay Les Bois of Essay. Felice Tiene put in a very good performance in KF qualifying, as Hiltbrand and Marcu. Quinn kept his growing momentum in KF Junior.

Essay (France). Sun and warm temperatures blessed the Lower Normandy's region during the first official day of the CIK-FIA World Championship KF and KF Junior, event that is underway at the International Circuit Aunay Les Bois of Essay. Qualifying and the first heats have taken place today ahead of the final stages that will bring the event to its heart on Sunday 21 September.

GREAT START FOR FELICE TIENE IN KF

Felice Tiene is waving CRG works team flag high, as he set the second time in his qualifying group (sixth absolute), being only two tenths slower than the poleman Nicklas Nielsen. The Italian driver will therefore start qualifying heats from P3. This is not a bad start at all for Tiene, who has already won the World Cup in 2012 in Zuera, especially considering that he usually keeps improving the setup of his kart throughout the weekend. In this occasion, Felice Tiene already found the right setup settings for his CRG chassis. The only question mark is due to rain: let us hope that the foreseen rain for Saturday and Sunday is not going to ruin everything.

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Good start also for Dionisios Marcu, who was ninth of his group, while the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand was 14th and the Venezuelan Sidney Gomez was 22nd.

ALEX QUINN TO THE FORE IN KF JUNIOR

The very young British driver Alex Quinn, at his second experience in in KF Junior on CRG with TM engines by Gianfranco Galiffa, is exciting a lot of interest. In qualifying, Quinn posted in fact the 16th time of his group, being only slightly more than 4 tenths from the pole, while the other CRG's youngster Archie Tillett, was 20th of his group at a bit more than 6 tenths to the pole sitter. The quickest time was set by the Brit Enaam Ahmed.

PROGRAMME (GMT+2):
Saturday 20 September: qualifying heats from 10.10.
Sunday 21 September: Prefinals KFJ from 11.10 and Prefinals KF from 12.00. Final KFJ at 14.45 and Final KF at 15.35.

Live streaming and all results will be available at www.cikfia.com and www.cikfiachampionship.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
19 September 2014

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In the pictures: 1) Alex Quinn, KFJ; 2) Felice Tiene, KF; 3) Pedro Hiltbrand, KF; (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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CRG will celebrate the 30th anniversary in World Championships at the forthcoming CIK-FIA World Championship to be held in Essay (France) next September 21st. The team's prize list features 36 World Championships won since 1984 with direct drive karts as well as with shifters.

The CIK-FIA KF World Championship will take place next 21 September 2014 in Essay (France) and this date will represent for CRG the 30th year of an history full of success since its first participation in a World Championship with direct drive karts that was won by the Danish driver Jorn Haase in Formula K on CRG-Kalì Kart/Komet/Dunlop. That race was held in Germany, at Liedolsheim on 16 September 1984.

CRG, 36 WORLD TITLES WON

Since then, it has been a history full of success that made CRG the brand that is today: a world reference point in karting. Regarding CIK-FIA World Championships and World Cups won with direct drive karts, CRG's palmares contains 25 titles secured from 1984 to 2013, as the latter was won by Tom Joyner on Zanardi by Tinini Group, that is CRG.

Some 11 further World Titles came CRG's ways in shifter karting series, including World Champoinships and World Cups in Formula C, KZ1 and KZ2. This success story starts from Gabriele Tarquini's title back in 1984 and gets to nowadays with the two titles won by Jordon Lennox-Lamb in the KZ2 World Cup of 2012 and by Max Verstappen in the KZ 2013 World Championship in 2013.

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CRG'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Regarding the direct drive karts and the 25 titles won by CRG in this category, following the victory obtained by Haase, the world championships record-man, Mike Wilson (6 titles in his career), won the title in 1985 and put his name under CRG's second win on September 22 in Parma in Formula K, on CRG-Kalì Kart/Komet/Dunlop. Wilson repeated the feat for CRG twice more in Formula K, in 1988 in Laval (18 September) and in 1989 in Valence (17 September). Meanwhile, the French driver Emmanuel Collard on CRG/Rotax/Dunlop also won the World Championship in Formula Super 100 in 1988 at Laval's circuit.

In 1990, the Danish driver Jan Magnussen – who then climbed up the motorsport ladder all the way to Formula 1 – won the World Championship in Formula K in Jesolo on 16 September on CRG/Rotax/Bridgestone. The same event held in Jesolo started also Danilo Rossi's era, as the driver won the Formula A World Championship on CRG/Rotax/Dunlop.

Danilo Rossi and CRG repeated their success in 1992 in Formula K on CRG/Rotax/Dunlop at Ugento (20 September). In 1994, Alessandro Manetti won the World Championship Formula Super A on CRG/Rotax/Vega in Cordoba (Argentine) on 18 September.

Danilo Rossi won again the World Championship Formula Super A on CRG/CRG/Dunlop in 1997, in Salbris (France) on 14 September. Danilo Rossi went then again winning ways in 1999 in the World Championship Formula Super A on CRG/CRG/Dunlop in Mariembourg (Belgium) on 19 September.

Vitantonio Liuzzi – who later on competed in Formula 1 – won the 2001 World Championship in Formula Super A on CRG/Maxter/Bridgestone. That championship for the first time was run in 5 rounds (Montreal 17 June, Salbris 29 July, Sarno 26 August, Mariembourg 23 September, Kerpen 28 October).

The following year, another CRG driver that afterwards went on to race in Formula 1, the Dutch Giedo Van Der Garde on CRG/Maxter/Bridgestone won the World Championship in Formula Super A, at the end of a 5 rounds campaign (Mariembourg 2 June, Alaharma 30 June, Braga 11 August, Salbris 8 September, La Conca 27 October).

CRG won another world title, for the third time in a row, in 2003 as the New Zealand's driver Wade Grant Cunningham on CRG/Maxter/Bridgestone secure the Formula A World Championship in Sarno (Italy) on 20 October.

The French Arnaud Kozlinski won hands down the 2009 campaign of the Super KF World Championship on 8 November in Macau on CRG/Maxter/Bridgestone.

A year later, the Dutch driver Nick De Vries, won the KF2 World Championship in Zuera (Spain) for Tinini Group on Zanardi/Parilla/Bridgestone on 19 September. De Vries repeated this success in 2011 winning the KF1 World Championship with Tinini Group on Zanardi/Parilla/Bridgestone. This edition of the championship was run again in 5 rounds (Wackersdorf 12 June, Zuera 24 July, Genk 4 September, Sarno 18 September, Suzuka 13 November).

The latest KF World Championship won by CRG is dated 2013, as Tom Joyner on Zanardi/Tm/Bridgestone was victorious for Tinini Group after the two rounds of Brandon held on 1 September and in Bahrain on 23 November.

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WORLD CUPS

Some further world titles went CRG's ways from the World Cups. The circuit of Suzuka (Japan) has been the battle field for direct drive kart categories during 90s. In 1992 Danilo Rossi secured the title in Formula K on 31 May, then Alberto Pedemonte won it in the same event but in Formula A on CRG-Kalì Kart/Rotax/Dunlop. Paolo Moro on CRG-Kalì Kart/Italsistem/Vega won the Formula A World Cup on 30 May 1993. Luca Casazza won it again in Formula A on CRG/Rotax/Vega on 29 May 1994. In 1999, Vitantonio Liuzzi secured the Formula Super A World Cup on CRG/CRG/Bridgestone on 28 November.

In 2000 the Brit Lewis Hamilton – who also went all the way from CRG to Formula One – made the title his on CRG/Parilla/Bridgestone in Formula A, at Montegi's track (Japan), on 26 November.

Finally, in 2012 Felice Tiene on CRG/Bmb/Vega won the KF2 World Cup in an historic triplet for CRG in Zuera's race held on 23 September. In the occasion, Max Verstappen was second and Jordon Lennox-Lamb third.

CRG / TININI GROUP PALMARES KF
CIK-FIA World Championship KF (and similar categories)

2013: Tom Joyner (GB) (Tinini Group), KF, Zanardi / TM / Vega
Rd1 Brandon, Rd2 Bahrain

2012: Felice Tiene (I), KF2 (World Cup), CRG / Bmb / Vega
Zuera, 23.09.12

2011: Nick De Vries (NL) (Tinini Group), KF1, Zanardi / Parilla / Bridgestone
Rd1 Wackersdorf, Rd2 Zuera, Rd3 Genk, Rd4 Sarno, Rd5 Suzuka

2010: Nick De Vries (NL) (Tinini Group), KF2, Zanardi / Parilla / Dunlop
Zuera, 19.09.10

2009: Arnaud Kozlinski (F), Super KF, CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
Macau, 08.11.09

2003: Wade Grant Cunningham (NZ), Formula A, CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
Sarno, 26.10.03

2002: Giedo Van der Garde (NL), Formula Super A, CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
Rd1 Mariembourg, Rd2 Alaharma, Rd3 Braga, Rd4 Salbris, Rd5 La Conca

2001: Vitantonio Liuzzi (I), Formula Super A, CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone
Rd1 Montreal, Rd2 Salbris, Rd3 Sarno, Rd4 Mariembourg, Rd5 Kerpen

2000: Lewis Hamilton (GB), Formula A (World Cup), CRG / Parilla / Bridgestone
Montegi, 26.11.00

1999: Vitantonio Liuzzi (I), Formula Super A (World Cup), CRG / CRG / Bridgestone
Suzuka, 28.11.99

1999: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula Super A, CRG / CRG / Dunlop
Mariembourg, 19.09.99

1997: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula Super A, CRG / CRG / Dunlop
Salbris, 14.09.97

1994: Luca Casazza (I), Formula A (World Cup), CRG / Rotax / Vega
Suzuka, 29.05.94

1994: Alessandro Manetti (I), Formula Super A, CRG / Rotax / Vega
Cordoba, 18.09.94

1993: Paolo Moro (I), Formula A (World Cup), CRG-Kalì / Italsistem / Vega
Suzuka, 30.05.93

1992: Alberto Pedemonte (I), Formula A (World Cup), CRG-Kalì / Rotax / Dunlop
Suzuka, 31.05.92

1992: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula K (World Cup), CRG / Rotax / Dunlop
Suzuka, 31.05.92

1992: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula K, CRG / Rotax / Dunlop
Ugento, 20.09.92

1990: Jan Magnussen (DK), Formula K, CRG / Rotax / Bridgestone
Jesolo, 16.09.90

1990: Danilo Rossi (I), Formula A, CRG / Rotax / Dunlop
Jesolo, 16.09.90

1989: Mike Wilson (GB), Formula K, CRG / Komet / Dunlop
Valence, 17.09.89

1988: Mike Wilson (GB), Formula K, CRG / Komet / Dunlop
Laval, 18.09.88

1988: Emmanuel Collard (F), F. Super 100, CRG / Rotax / Dunlop
Laval, 18.09.88

1985: Mike Wilson (GB), Formula K, CRG-Kalì / Komet / Dunlop
Parma, 22.09.85

1984: Jorn Haase (DK), Formula K, CRG-Kalì / Komet / Dunlop
Liedolsheim, 16.09.84

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
18 September 2014

In the pictures: 1) Jorn Haase, CRG-Kalì/Komet/Dunlop, Liedolsheim 16.09.84 (Ph. Paterlini); 2) Mike Wilson, CRG-Kalì/Komet/Dunlop, Parma 22.09.85 (Ph. Paterlini); 3) Felice Tiene, CRG/Bmb/Vega, Zuera, 23.09.12 (Ph. CRG Press).

 
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