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Great impression on the new Adria Karting Raceway, a modern and functional circuit. CRG works team on track with Jordon Lennox-Lamb in KZ2, Felice Tiene and Dionisios Marcu in KF, Alex Quinn and Archie Tillett in KF Junior.

The last act of WSK season, the Final Cup, is underway at the brand new track “Adria Karting Raceway”, that is the 1289 meters long circuit built on the side of Adria's raceway.
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The track layout and design are really very good and is surrounded by concrete built run off areas which are great for safety. This is similar to what done in Bahrain, circuit that Adria has been inspired to. The circuit of Adria is built following a new concept of kartodrome, based on modernity and efficiency.

The structure devoted to race direction and services is quite important too, as it spans about 200 linear meters on two floors: the ground floor contains boxes, while offices occupy the first floor together with several meeting rooms. The screens room is great and press office spaces are wide and very functional.

CRG works team is present at this last WSK event with Jordon Lennox-Lamb in KZ2 on CRG-Maxter, while Felice Tiene and Dionisios Marcu will defend team's colors in KF, Alex Quinn and Archie Tillett in KF Junior, on CRG-Parilla.

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THOUGHTS ON THE NEW CIRCUIT OF ADRIA

Jordon Lennox-Lamb commented the new circuit of Adria in this way: “It is a fairly technical and driven circuit, one where chassis is very important. I like it a lot, it allows good corner turn ins and it is quite fast. I find at ease here. Kerbs are quite good, as the tarmac. I think that it is great for KF karts, as it is quite challenging to drive here on shifters”.

Felice Tiene: “The circuit is one of the absolute best, together with Sarno and La Conca. The layout is really great. In this event I will be racing in KF, which offers good driveability. Perhaps, what is missing is some more length on the main straight, but it is great as it is.”

QUALIFYING HEATS

Spectacular performance by Jordon Lennox-Lamb in the qualifying heats of KZ2, which anticipated the Finals scheduled for Sunday 2 November. The British driver ended second twice and fifth once in the three heats he partook in. He will be starting the Prefinal from the front row. Felice Tiene has been hit by bad luck instead, as he had to give up several times due to technical problems, while Dionisios Marcu could not show his best. Very good performance for Alex Quinn in KF Junior, Archie Tillett will be starting a bit more to the back.

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THE PROGRAMME

Sunday 2 November. Prefinals from 10.50 (local time); Finals from 14.00. Live results and TV feed, Live Timing and Streaming will be available at www.wsk.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
01 November 2014

 

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Davide Forè on CRG-Maxter took the victory in the Final of the “Race of Stars” KZ2 in Australia, leading Daniel Bray of GP Racing and Lorenzo Camplese, also on CRG.

Davide Forè got a very good result in the “Race of Stars”, the most significant and important event of the Australian karting season, that took place in Gold Coast (Queensland) last Saturday 18 October at the Xtreme Karting Complex of Pimpama. The event has been an International appointment organized for the first time with the presence of several European drivers of KZ2 in a joint round with other national categories.
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Among the European drivers invited to the KZ2 event in Australia, alongside Forè, Lorenzo Camplese has been also racing on CRG in this occasion, and then Jonathan Thonon, Simo Puhakka, Daniel Bray, Marijn Kremers and others partook in the event alongside several Australian interpreters of the category.

FORE’ SHINING IN KZ2

Five times world champion Davide Forè got to Australia with the multiple-times winner CRG chassis pushed by Maxter engine prepared directly by the company and completed a fantastic weekend whereby he set the pole position, claimed the victory in all the three heats and then won the Final.

The race at the very quick circuit of Gold Coast has been a great one, with Forè dominating the initial part and then the final stages at the end of a good duel with Lorenzo Camplese, who headed to Australia after the second place at the CIK-FIA KZ2 International Cup of Sarno on Maranello, but this time he has been racing on CRG too. Camplese managed to get the lead for a few laps, but then had to give way to Forè's recoup, before leaving the second place also to the New Zealand champion Daniel Bray, on GP Racing.

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BRAY AND CAMPLESE ON THE PODIUM

An excellent Davide Forè went on clinching the top step of the podium and was celebrated with a typical Australian gift: a splendid and precious personalized surfboard. The second place went Daniel Bray's ways and the third to Lorenzo Camplese, who pipped Jonathan Thonon at the sprint to the line, as the latter recovered a lot of positions lost at the start.

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QUOTES

Davide Forè: “We came to Australia to win and give the people a show, I think we did that. I want to thank my mechanic Mattia, CRG Australia, Maxter and all the people that helped me throughout this amazing weekend.”



Darren King, Team Manager di CRG Australia: “The opportunity to have a driver of Forè's calibre work with the team was inspirational. We pride ourselves on a high quality of work here and continually improving ourselves at CRG Australia, to be able to have someone of Davide’s experience work with us was just amazing.”

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

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In the pictures: 1) Davide Forè, KZ2; 2) Podium: 1. Davide Forè, 2. Daniel Bray, 3. Lorenzo Camplese; 3) Davide Forè, KZ2; 4) Team CRG Australia.
Images by Cooper Photography.

 

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She is the first girl gaining access to a world final in KZ2 karting. “I am not used to such aggressive racing: these guys are crazy, but are fantastic drivers.”

The American from Colorado Sabré Cook has been racing in Sarno on CRG-Maxter run by CRG works team at the CIK-FIA International Super Cup ZK2. She got the luxury of challenging the best kart drivers in the world of KZ2 and managed to qualify for the Final.
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Despite the Super Cup name, Sarno's event for the gearbox smaller category has been a real World Championship that has seen 96 drivers at the start, most of which entered by works teams, coming from 21 different countries. Most of these came from European countries like Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Holland, Sweden, Poland, Great Britain, Belgium, Spain, Austria, France, Estonia, Switzerland, Portugal and Russia, but others came also from other places where karting is not such popular like United States, Brazil, Venezuela, Australia and Canada.

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THE FIRST GIRL IN A WORLD FINAL

Since when KZ2 has had a World Cup back in 2011 and 2012 – race that has been renamed CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup in 2013 – Sabré Cook is the first female karting driver to earn a place among the top 34 drivers partaking in the world final.

Sabré Cook's comment at the end of her experience in the International KZ2 Super Cup:
“This weekend was definitely good learning experience and I was really excited I could make it to the final, even though I did not have the best starting position. I was just excited for being into the top 34 drivers. I think I could have given a good fight but unfortunately the motor blew up after the first lap and a half. You know, it happens sometimes, it is frustrating but I am really glad I could get the experience even though it maybe did not go the way I wanted. KZ2 is very difficult, very challenging. Racing mentality over here is very different from the US, it is a lot much more aggressive. It was a big adjustment for me. Drivers are crazy sometimes in Europe, but it is good because they pushed me to get better and I definitely needed that this year so I am glad I came here. This guys are just amazing drivers.”

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AN OVERALL VERY GOOD PERFORMANCE

The result obtained by Sabré Cook in Sarno highlighted the very good competitiveness shown since qualifying and heats. Prefinal has been crucial as the precious P17 allowed the American driver place herself into the top 34 drivers that got to compete in the Final. In other words, Sabrè enjoyed the luxury of sending “home” early 68 rivals, plus all those eliminated in the heats. Unfortunately, a trivial problem to the spark plug of her kart made Sabrè retire early on in the Final, but the overall performance still remains very good.

Sabré Cook has recently started competing in single seater racing and has already claimed several wins in US Karting with team CRG USA, among the others she won in S2 at Las Vegas, and now is the first girl gaining access to the Final in a world championship KZ2 karting event.

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

All results are available at www.cikfia.com

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In the pictures: Sabré Cook in Sarno's CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup, on CRG-Maxter.
(Pictures 1-2 Cunaphoto; Pictures 3-4-5 CRG Press).

 

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A series of negative episodes affected CRG's result in the KZ and KZ2 World Championship held at the International Circuit Napoli of Sarno, after the good things shown in both categories during qualifying stages.

Sarno (Italy). All what secured in the qualifying stages of Sarno's KZ and KZ2 World Championships by CRG drivers were unfortunately voided in the two Finals due to a series of really unlucky events, including incidents (a lot) and technical problems of various kinds, some even trivial.
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The final result awarded at least Tinini Group, that clinched a win in KZ2 with DR chassis led by the Dutch driver Ryan Van Der Burgt, while Lorenzo Camplese got the second place on Maranello. Tinini Group has also been represented on the podium of KZ by the European Champion Rick Dreezen, who was third on Zanardi behind the winner Marco Ardigò and Flavio Camponeschi.

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PEX EIGHTH IN KZ

Jorrit Pex raised CRG hopes in KZ, but the fresh winner of the German Championship could not find a good competitiveness level and had to settle for eighth in the Final. Davide Forè started from the last place due to a technical problem in the Prefinal, but managed to recover all the way to P15 in the Final.

Felice Tiene was forced to the retirement due to an incident at lap 11, when he seemed to have the speed to slide in the leading group though. Three laps before the same fate put the word end to Jordon Lennox-Lamb's race that was cut short by a technical problem.

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BAD LUCK IN KZ2

CRG has been quite unlucky also in KZ2 where a good result was at reach especially for the reigning European Champion Andrea Dalè or for Loris Spinelli as the two run very good qualifying heats. A lot of hopes were also put on Fabian Federer and Pedro Hiltbrand.

The most concrete driver was eventually the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand, who managed to get into the top ten with a good P9. Federer was instead stopped by an incident, that also involved Dalè.

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The American girl Sabré Cook has been a nice arrival for the whole team. She was at the debut in the World Championship after shining in USA races. Sabré managed to gain access to the Final with a very good P17 in her Prefinal, but, unfortunately, bad luck hit also the young driver from Colorado in the initial stages of the Final due to a trivial inconvenience to the spark plug of the engine which forced her to the retirement.

André Reinhard and Sidney Gomez could not earn the pass to the Final instead. The American Joey Wimsett ended 22nd.

Euan Jeffery, team manager CRG: “This has been quite a tough weekend in both categories. We were affected by a lot of bad luck in KZ2, mainly due to the incidents. We were up in front with Federer, Hiltbrand, Spinelli and Dalè but at the end of the day we did not manage to score an important result. In KZ our level was very high, but we have been stopped again by incidents. We have now to focus on the final races of the year and, most of all, on the next season.”

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

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

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RESULTS

KZ: 1. Ardigò; 2. Camponeschi; 3. Dreezen; 4. Torsellini; 5. De Conto; 6. Kozlinski; 7. Hajek; 8. Pex Jorrit (CRG-Tm); 9. Thonon; 10. Abbasse;... 15. Forè (CRG-Maxter); 29. (Tiene (CRG-Maxter); 31. Lennox-Lamb;

KZ2: 1. Van Der Burgt; 2. Camplese; 3. Paauwe; 4. Tilloca; 5. Celenta; 6. Hansen; 7. Pescador; 8. Fasberg; 9. Hiltbrand (CRG-Maxter); 10. Davies;... 12. Pastacaldi (CRG-Tm); 15. Musio (CRG-Tm); 19. Orcic (CRG-Tm); 22. Wimsett (CRG-Maxter); 24. Federer (CRG-Maxter); 25. Spinelli (CRG-Maxter); 26. Siebecke (CRG-Modena); 28. Schureman (CRG-Tm); 30. Cook (CRG-Maxter); 31. Dalè (CRG-Maxter).

In the pictures: 1) CRG Team; 2) Jorrit Pex, KZ; 3) Davide Forè, KZ; 4) Pedro Hiltbrand, KZ2; 5) Sabré Cook, KZ2. Ph. CRG Press

 

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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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