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Fabian Federer got an excellent result in KZ2 at Oschersleben's round of the German DKM Championship on CRG powered by Maxter prepared directly by the Italian firm. He won the second final after clinching the podium in race-1.

CRG and the new Maxter MXS engine secured another triumph in KZ2 thanks to the stunning performance put in by Fabian Federer in the third round of the German DKM Championship held in Oschersleben. The Italian driver and the CRG-Maxter pairing have been absolute protagonists in Germany with a great double podium: P2 in race-1 and victory in race-2!

The weekend of Oschersleben started with Fabian Federer under the spotlight since qualifying when he posted the fifth time behind the other two CRG drivers Maik Siebecke and Jorrit Pex, as the pole position was obtained by John Norris ahead of Simo Puhakka. In qualifying, the young driver Stan Pex of CRG Holland produced a good performance that earned him the seventh place, while the Japanese Fuma Horio secured a positive P10. The Venezuelan Sidney Gomez was also part of the CRG lot as he made his debut in the category with the shift with a 21st time.

Federer was the best of CRG drivers at the end of the heats, as he clocked a victory and a second place that earned him a front row start (from P2) in the two finals. In Final one, Federer placed again himself among the front runners and claimed the second position behind Norris, as Stan Pex crossed the finish line in a very good P4 and his brother Jorrit Pex was eighth, both on CRG-TM.

In the second Final Federer managed to give his best though and he unleashed all his competitiveness bringing a win to the CRG chassis pushed by the Maxter engine unit prepared directly by the company. He kept the lead throughout the race and fended off the attacks moved by Simo Puhakka all the way to the flag. All the other drivers were far from the leading couple and the third place was secured by Maik Siebecke on CRG-Modena, who proceeded the new KZ1 European Champion Rick Dreezen on Zanardi. Jorrit Pex ended fifth at the end of a good comeback race, while Stan Pex ended seventh. Fuma Horio was 19th in race two after starting from the last position due to a DNF in race-1, while Sidney Gomez – who ended 17th in race-1 – had unfortunately to retire in race-2.

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DKM - KZ2, Oschersleben, 17.08.2014
Finale-1: 1. Norris; 2. Federer (CRG-Maxter); 3. Puhakka; 4. Pex Stan (CRG-Tm); 5. Geurts; 6. Dreezen; 7. Tschentscher; 8. Pex Jorrit (CRG-Tm); 9. Schmitz; 10. Specken; ... 17. Gomez (CRG-Maxter); ... RT. Horio (CRG-Maxter).

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Finale-2: 1. Federer (CRG-Maxter); 2. Puhakka; 3. Siebebecke (CRG-Modena); 4. Dreezen; 5. Pex Jorrit (CRG-Tm); 6. Norris; 7. Pex Stan (CRG-Tm); 8. Geurts; 9. Di Martino; 10. Kooijman (CRG-Tm); ... 19. Horio (CRG-Maxter); ... RT. Gomez (CRG-Maxter).

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

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
17 August 2014

In the pictures: Fabian Federer on CRG-Maxter heading to the victory in race-2 of KZ2, and the two podiums of race-1 and race-2 (Ph. DKM).

 

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The new Maxter MXS engine unit that got the victory in the KZ2 European Championship is born from the collaboration with Savard and is already very competitive even in the “standard” customers version. It is ready for the charge to the World Championship.

The Maxter engine made his “reentry”, and it did it hands down. The engine's exceptional performance has been showcased in the most recent official races that ended up with the European CIK-FIA KZ2 Championship title won by Andrea Dalè on the Maxter MXS version prepared by Tec-Sav, but the strength of this new engine can also be appreciated in the standard version which is already very powerful.

The Maxter MXS unit developed directly by the Italian firm has always produced great performances with Fabian Federer, who has often been the quickest in the recent round of the European Championship held in Kristianstad. Figures are crystal clear: the Maxter MXS unit is getting solid results and is ready to charge in all the national and international championships first and in the most important appointments of the season next 12 October: the KZ World Championship and International KZ2 Super Cup CIK-FIA in Sarno (Salerno, Italy).

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CRG and Tinini Group – company that is leading Maxter – President Giancarlo Tinini commented the success at the KZ2 European Championship with the following words: “We won the KZ2 European Championship with Andrea Dalè and we had very good results also with all our drivers, both in KZ and in KZ2. The evolution of Maxter in the MXS version gave us a lot of satisfaction since its development, that has been done by Patrick Savard. In fact, the S in the acronym MXS stands for Savard, who has been developing our engines for several years now and he has also worked at the latest evolution, that features a modified sump. We homologated this latest version last year and now we started getting great results, drivers are really happy and production started strong. We are receiving a lot of interest which makes us hopeful for the future.”

- This success is a great relaunch for Maxter engines...

“I am really very happy on the performance and reliability of the engine – Giancarlo Tinini confirmed – we are on the right way. Maxter MXS is one of the quickest engines out there in the market, even in terms of customer engines. This is very important as the standard engine is already very quick when it gets out from the factory and it can be successfully employed in races straight away. The collaboration with Savard is great, we exchange information and interventions all the time which is producing stunning results, now even with the new peparator Lilio Frizzi. This year we have been racing with engines prepared by Savard and with those prepared directly by us, and the results are quite similar, which shows we made a good step forward in terms of quality as our company can now offer top level and very competitive products to its customers.”

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MAXTER ENGINE PALMARÈS

2001
NICO HULKENBERG - Open Masters Championship - ICA JUNIOR CHAMPION
VITANTONIO LIUZZI - World Championship - FSA CHAMPION

2002
GIEDO VAN DER GARDE - World Championship - FSA CHAMPION
JONATHAN THONON - European Championship - ICA CHAMPION
SEBASTIEN BUEMI - European Championship - ICA JUNIOR CHAMPION
ALESSANDRO MANETTI - Asia Pacific Championship - FA CHAMPION
ALEXANDER SIMS - Monaco Cup Trophy - ICA JUNIOR CHAMPION
NICO HULKENBERG - Open Masters Championship - ICA JUNIOR CHAMPION
GIUSEPPE RENDINA - Italian National Championship - ICA JUNIOR CHAMPION
MAXTER - Italian Constructors Cup Trophy - ICA JUNIOR CHAMPION

2003
WADE CUNNINGHAM - World Championship - FSA WORLD CHAMPION
NICOLA BOCCHI - European Championship - ICA CHAMPION
KAZUMA KIMURA - Asia Pacific Championship - ICA CHAMPION
EYRLND BRYNILDSN - Viking Trophy - ICA JUNIOR CHAMPION
FABIO ONIDI - Italian National Championship - ICA JUNIOR CHAMPION
PASQUALE IEVA - Italian Cup Trophy - ICA CHAMPION
MAXTER - Italian Constructors Cup Trophy - ICA JUNIOR CHAMPION

2004
RYUJI YAMAMOTO - Asia Pacific Championship - ICA CHAMPION
HENKIE WALDSCHMIDT - Open Masters Championship - ICA CHAMPION
ALESSANDRO MANETTI - Open Masters Championship - ICC CHAMPION
SIMONE BRENNA - Italian National Championship - ICA JUNIOR CHAMPION
GIUSEPPE ANNUNZIATA - Italian National Championship - ICA CHAMPION
CLAUDIO BERTOZZI - Italian National Championship - 100 SENIOR CHAMPION
SIMONE BRENNA - Italian Cup Trophy - ICA JUNIOR CHAMPION
MASSIMO REGINATO - Italian Cup Trophy - ICA CHAMPION

2005
ARMANDO PARENTE - Open Masters Championship - ICA CHAMPION

2006
MIQUEL JULIA’ PERELLO - WSK International Series - ICA CHAMPION
JULES BIANCHI - WSK International Series - ICC CHAMPION

2007
JONATHAN THONON - WSK International Series - KZ2 CHAMPION
JONATHAN THONON - World Cup - KZ1 CHAMPION

2008
DAVIDE FORÈ - World Cup - KF1 CHAMPION
JONATHAN THONON - World Cup - KZ1 CHAMPION
JONATHAN THONON - European Championship - KZ1 CHAMPION
AARO VAINIO - European Championship - KF3 CHAMPION

2009
ARNAUD KOZLINSKI - World Championship - SKF CHAMPION
JONATHAN THONON - World Cup - KZ1 CHAMPION
AARO VAINIO - European Championship - SKF CHAMPION
AARO VAINIO - European Championship - KF1 CHAMPION
ANDREAS FASBERG - Viking Cup Trophy - KZ2 CHAMPION
ARNAUD KOZLINSKI - WSK International Series - SKF CHAMPION

2010
KIYOTO FUJINAMI - Asia Pacific Cup Trophy - KF2 CHAMPION
MATTHEW GRAHAM - Asia Pacific Cup Trophy - KF3 CHAMPION
JONATHAN THONON - WSK World Series - KZ2 CHAMPION
MAX VERSTAPPEN - WSK World Series - KZ3 CHAMPION
JONATHAN THONON - WSK Euro Series - KZ1 CHAMPION
MAX VERSTAPPEN - WSK Euro Series - KF3 CHAMPION
MAX VERSTAPPEN - WSK Nations Cup - KZ3 CHAMPION
MAXTER - Italian Constructors Cup Trophy - KZ2 CHAMPION
MAXTER - Italian Constructors Cup Trophy - KF3 CHAMPION

2011
JONATHAN THONON - World Cup - KZ1 CHAMPION
MIRKO TORSELLINI - WSK Final Cup - KZ2 CHAMPION
JORRIT PEX - German Championship DKM - KZ2 CHAMPION

2012
FABIAN FEDERER - Andrea Margutti Trophy - KZ2 CHAMPION
JORDON LENNOX LAMB - World Cup - KZ2 CHAMPION
JORDON LENNOX LAMB - WSK Master Series - KZ2 CHAMPION

2014
ANDREA DALE’ - European Championship - KZ2 CHAMPION

Ufficio Stampa
CRG SpA
www.kartcrg.com
05 August 2014

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In the pictures: 1) Andrea Dalè, KZ2; 2) The new Maxter MXS engine; 3) Patrick Savard and Fabian Federer; 4) Fabian Federer, KZ2. (Ph. Cunaphoto.it).

 

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The stunning victory in the European CIK-FIA KZ2 Championship achieved by Andrea Dalè is relieved by the Italian driver who has been racing as privateer in this season, exalting the quality of CRG chassis pushed by the new Maxter engine.

A great result has been obtained by Andrea Dalè in the European KZ2 Championship that ended on Sunday 27 July at the Circuit of Kristianstad in Sweden, that was the finale of the International CIK-FIA Championship that also included the season opener held in Belgium at Genk and the race in Germany at Wackersdorf.

The result achieved by Dalè, 27 years old driver from Brescia, highlighted the qualities of the Italian pilot as well as the technical excellence of the material employed in the race, that is, the CRG chassis and a particularly victorious Maxter engine at the latest update released this year by the Italian company.

“Without a good engine – stated Dalè after his great victory – one cannot go anywhere. I have also to say that the chassis has been brilliant and its coupling with Bridgestone tires really worked for me. I would also like to thank my motorist Savard for this success, as well as my mechanic that follows me as a hobby, and, obviously, CRG for providing me with an exceptional chassis”.

Andrea Dalè won the title of European Champion as privateer driver, which gives further credit to the Italian that has always been bond to the CRG brand even after ending his experience as works driver in the CRG Racing Team that last from 2007 to 2011. The new mechanical engineer Andrea Dalè has always managed to be among the front runners, which shows once again that even private drivers can achieve good results.

“I believe that a limited number of races, no more than ten, is enough to keep fit and to compete at top levels – Dalè said. In this year I run the Winter Cup, the Margutti Trophy, the three rounds of WSK Super Master and those of the European Championship. In general I am quite happy on how things went, especially for the victory in the European Championship.”

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The path Andrea Dalè went through in the KZ2 European Championship has not been that easy as the Genk's opener would have made one think though. “In Belgium no one managed to stay close to me – the Italian driver admitted – and everything went smooth in Genk, as confirmed by my full haul. In Germany, at Wackersdorf, I had a lot of problems instead and did not score useful points, due also to very variable weather conditions. In Sweden I felt at ease since the beginning, especially from a technical view-point. I did not fit a set of new tires in the Prefinal and I paid this choice off with the ninth place. The start of the Final has been quite tricky but after the slow period due to incident I started to push as chassis, engine end tires responded at best. I climbed up to P5 which made me earn the points required to get the title. It has been a fantastic weekend.”

Andrea Dalè ended three points clear of Lundberg and five of Juodvirsis in the standings of the European Championship, with a perfect crescendo that gave him the title. CRG colors had an excellent epilogue in Kristianstad as Felice Tiene and Fabian Federer ended on the podium in second and third, both on Maxter engine.

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The next racing commitment for Andrea Dalè will be the International KZ2 Super Cup CIK-FIA, that is the KZ2 World Championship, scheduled in Sarno next 12 October. Who knows if the Italian driver will manage to get another stunning win...

CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATION

KZ2: 1. Dalè (CRG-Maxter) 55; 2. Lundberg 52; 3. Juodvirsis 50; 4. Federer (CRG-Maxter) 41; 5. Midrla 40; 6. Siebecke 32 (CRG-Modena); 7. Hansen 30; 8. Paauwe 27; 9. Norris 24; 10. Kooijman (CRG-TM) 22.

All results are available at www.cikfia.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
29 July 2014

In the pictures: Andrea Dalè (Ph. Cunaphoto.it)

 

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The European KZ and KZ2 Championships ended in Sweden with Andrea Dalè, privateer driver on CRG-Maxter, winning the title of KZ2 European Champion at the end of an exciting Final that saw Felice Tiene and Fabian Federer on the podium.
Jorrit Pex ended fourth in KZ, Lennox was ninth, while Forè had to retire.

The third and last round of the European KZ and KZ2 reached its conclusion in Sweden at the Circuit of Kristianstad. The balance for CRG has been really positive thanks to the performance of its drivers, to the competitiveness of the several-times victorious chassis of the Italian outfit, as well as to the excellent performance of the Maxter engine unit that allowed the privateer driver Andrea Dalè to be crowned as the new European Champion in KZ2.

DALE’ CHAMPION IN KZ2

The two CRG works drivers Felice Tiene and Fabian Federer, on CRG-Maxter,have been to the fore in KZ2, alongside the new European Champion Andrea Dalè. The two CRG drivers produced in fact a spectacular final stage where they respectively claimed the second and third place in the Prefinal. They also ended on the podium of a very tight Final as in the sprint to the line they followed the Swedish driver Douglas Lundberg, with Tiene second and very close to completing the decisive overtaking move for P1 and Federer ended third.

The Prefinal seemed to have elected the Lithuanian driver Juodvirsis, fifth on Maxter, as the main title contender but in the Final Juodvirsis has been forced to the retirement, while on the contrary Andrea Dalè ended ninth in the Prefinal, but managed to put in a comeback race in the Final reaching the fifth position that earned him the points needed to secure the European Championship. Dalè totaled in fact 55 points, while Lundberg ended second at 52 as he got past Juodvirsis who did not go beyond the 50 points mark.

PEX AT THE FEET OF THE PODIUM IN KZ

The Prefinal of KZ unfortunately staged an incident that involved Davide Forè who was flawlessly put off track when fighting for top positions. That was a shame as the Italian driver was stripped from the chance of showing all his potential with the Maxter engine unit. In Prefinal, Jordon Lennox-Lamb confirmed to be very quick as he was the first of CRG drivers in fifth place, setting also the fastest lap of the race. Jorrit Pex on CRG-TM ended eighth instead.

Lennox lost a few positions at the start of the Final and then he could not claim them back crossing the finish line in ninth place.

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On the contrary, Pex managed to put in a comeback race fighting for the podium. The final charts saw anyway De Conto on top, leading Hajek and Dreezen as the latter won the title of European Champion. Pex ended fourth, Yannick De Brabander was 14th, while Forè was eventually forced to the retirement after having recovered all the way to P12.

TILLET IN THE FINAL OF KF3

In KF Junior, Archie Tillett on CRG-TM, managed to gain access to the Final thanks to the seventeenth place obtained in the Prefinal. He later on ended 24th in the Final. The final round of the European KF Junior Championship is scheduled for next 31st August in England in a joint event with the last round of KF at the International PF Circuit of Brandon.

MAXTER READY FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

The competitiveness displayed by CRG in this European Championship is a good starting point for the most important appointment of the season of categories KZ and KZ2: the forthcoming World Championship of Sarno. The team will be heading there with the awareness of an excellent competitiveness of the latest update of the Maxter engine. This was proven in Sweden as Felice Tiene set the quickest time in KZ2 qualifying and in the Final Tiene and Fabian Federer put in very quick laps, while Jordon Lennox-Lamb turned out to be the quickest in the three qualifying heats valid for KZ and in Prefinal alike. Davide Forè set the quickest time in the free practice instead. In other words: stopwatches answers have been excellent for CRG.

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KRISTIANSTAD FINALS

KZ: 1. De Conto; 2. Hajek; 3. Dreezen; 4. Pex (CRG-TM); 5. Lammers; 6. Hanley; 7. Torsellini; 8. Camponeschi; 9. Lennox-Lamb (CRG-Maxter); 10. Thonon; 11. Kokko (CRG-Parilla); 14. De Brabander (CRG-TM); 23. Forè (CRG-Maxter).

KZ2: 1. Lundberg; 2. Tiene (CRG-Maxter); 3. Federer (CRG-Maxter); 4. Paauwe; 5. Dalè (CRG-Maxter); 6. Midrla; 7. Johansson; 8. Polsen; 9. Gudmundsson; 10. Zanchi; ... 12. Siebecke (CRG-Modena); 14. Tomqvist (CRG-Parilla); 27. Wernersson (CRG-Parilla); 31. Christensen (CRG-TM).

CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

KZ: KZ: 1. Dreezen 58; 2. Thonon 48; 3. Ardigò 43; 4. Lammers 43; 5. Lennox-Lamb (CRG-Maxter) 40; 6. Pex (CRG-Tm) 38; 7. De Conto 35; 8. Hajek 29; 9. Hanley 28; 10. Torsellini 20.

KZ2: 1. Dalè (CRG-Maxter) 55; 2. Lundberg 52; 3. Juodvirsis 50; 4. Federer (CRG-Maxter) 41; 5. Midrla 40; 6. Siebecke 32 (CRG-Modena); 7. Hansen 30; 8. Paauwe 27; 9. Norris 24; 10. Kooijman (CRG-TM) 22.

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

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
27 July 2014

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In the pictures: 1) Andrea Dalè, KZ2; 2) Jorrit Pex, KZ; 3) Felice Tiene, KZ2; 4) KZ2 Podium (Ph. Cunaphoto.it)

 

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The Circuit of Kristianstad is about to close the European KZ and KZ2 Championship campaigns on Sunday 27 July, with Lennox on CRG-Maxter among the absolute best in KZ as he set the quickest time in the three heats run on Saturday. Tiene, also on CRG-Maxter, is among the main protagonists of the KZ2's weekend. Dalè confirmed to be still in the KZ2 title hunt.

The Circuit of Kristianstad in Sweden is surrounded by the green and is characterized by several up and down-hill sectors with a “corkscrew” corner like Laguna Seca's. This is the stage of the third and final round of the European KZ and KZ2 Championship that will name the title winner of both categories with the shift on Sunday.

The Swedish track will also house the third round of KF Junior, but this category will reach its conclusion next 31st August in England at the PF International Circuit, in a joint event with the final round of KF.

CRG works team is aiming to a good result in Sweden but also to develop further some technical aspects like the renewed Maxter engine unit that is already delivering good performances and that will certainly give its contribution in the campaign for prestigious title that CRG is hunting: the KZ and KZ2 World Championship, scheduled for next 12 October in Sarno (Italy).

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CRG drivers have been quite strong and positive in Kristianstad. In KZ2 Andrea Dalè, privateer driver on CRG-Maxter that got full haul in Genk, is well within the title fight. Following the Belgian triumph, the Italian driver has then lived a troubled weekend in the second round held at Wackersdorf, but in Sweden Dalè will have all his chances of getting the title intact due to the joker available both for heats and finals.

The very good performance of CRG drivers in KZ2 has been highlighted by the pole position set on Friday by a stunning Felice Tiene, on CRG-Maxter, in 51.896s. This was actually the record time in qualifying, but Andrea Dalè followed him closely at just 16 thousands of a second!

KZ performance was not any worse as Davide Forè – on Maxter engine too – was the quickest in Thursday's free practice with a best lap of 51”247s. In qualifying, Jorrit Pex, on CRG-TM has been the best CRG driver as he posted a 51.729s, but Jordon Lennox-Lamb, on CRG-Maxter, put in a good performance too worth P6 in 51.825s.

LENNOX THE QUICKEST IN KZ

Saturday's heats confirmed CRG drivers role as protagonists in both categories, despite some hiccups like Jorrit Pex's retirement in the third heat of KZ after two fourth places in the first two heats.

Jordon Lennox-Lamb has been the quickest of the CRG lot in KZ, as he set the fastest lap in all three heats, finishing third in the second heat and fourth in the third one. His quickest loop was completed in 51.673s.

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Davide Forè harvested a 9th place and two seven places in the three heats Yannick De Brabander (CRG-TM) got a 12th, an 11th and then a 12th place again.

Lennox will therefore line up in the second row of the Prefinal's starting grid, as he currently stands fourth, Forè will follow him in fifth position, while Pex will get away from the seventh spot of the grid.

TIENE'S STAR SHINING IN KZ2

In KZ2 a 5 seconds time penalty stripped Felice Tiene from a second place obtained by the Italian in the first heat, which prevented him from getting an even better result. Started from the pole position gained in qualifying, Tiene on CRG-Maxter, has been the “star” of the weekend claiming P5 and the end of heats, where he also clinched the victory in the last race of the day and set the fastest lap of the race in 51.941s being the only driver breaking the 52 seconds wall.

Solid performance also by Fabian Federer (CRG-Maxter), who secured two fourth places, a third and a seventh posting also two fastest laps in the heats.

Andrea Dalè ended 4th after claiming a P2, a P4, a P3 with fastest lap of the race, and again a good P2 with fastest lap of the race in 52.119s. To cut a long story short, Dalè proved to be ready to pursue his dream of getting the title.

In KF Junior, Archie Tillett on CRG-TM defended himself quite well but the Prefinal on Sunday morning is going to be crucial for the young Briton to get access to Kristianstad's Final. In the 5 heats he has been racing in, the British driver ended 12th twice, he was then 16th and 17th twice.

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POSITIONS AFTER HEATS.
KZ: 1. Thonon; 2. Hajek; 3. Lammers; 4. Lennox (CRG-Maxter); 5. Forè (CRG-Maxter); 6. Dreezen; 7. Pex (CRG-TM); 8. Hanley; 9. Ardigò; 10. Torsellini; 11. De Brabander (CRG-TM).

KZ2: 1. Siebecke (CRG-Modena); 2. Lundberg; 3. Juodvirsis; 4. Dalè (CRG-Maxter); 5. Tiene (CRG-Maxter); 6. Kreemers; 7. Federer (CRG-Maxter); 8. Romkema; 9. Midrla; 10. Johansson; 11. Tornqvist (CRG-Parilla).

PROGRAMME.
Sunday 27 July: Repechage race at local 9.40. Prefinals: KZ2 at 11.05, KFJ at 11.30 and 11.55, KZ at 12.20. Finals: KZ2 at 14.15, KFJ at 15.10, KZ at 16.00.

All results will be available at www.cikfia.com and www.cikfiachampionship.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
26 July 2014

In the pictures: 1) Jordon Lennox-Lamb, KZ (Ph. Gaboriaud); 2) Felice Tiene, KZ2 (Ph. Cunaphoto.it); 3) Felice Tiene, KZ2 (Ph. Cunaphoto.it); 4) Andrea Dalè (369) and Maik Siebecke (324), KZ2 (Ph. Cunaphoto.it).

 

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Very good performance for CRG drivers in this start of the racing weekend at Sweden's third and last round of the KZ and KZ2 European Championship. Tiene has come to the fore on CRG-Maxter, as he secured the pole position in KZ2. Solid performance by Dalè too, who is fighting for the title. Pex under the spotlight in KZ, as Jordon Lennox Lamb and Davide Forè on CRG-Maxter.

The third and last round of the KZ and KZ2 Championship is underway in Sweden at the Circuit of Kristianstad. CRG works team with Maxter engine units has been strong since Thursday's free practice and kept their momentum in Friday's qualifying.

The weekend of Kristianstad has started on the right foot for CRG drivers as Davide Forè – who from this race on is back among the Italian outfit's works drivers with Maxter engine – set the quickest lap in KZ free practice posting a 51.247s, while Felice Tiene has been the quickest in KZ2 on the same day with a laptime of 51.143s, followed by Andrea Dalè (all on CRG-Maxter) in 51.256s, as the latter is still fighting for the European KZ2 Championship.

QUALIFYING REPORT. CRG and Maxter a winning pairing since the beginning and Jordon Lennox-Lamb is also ready to give his best in KZ. In Friday's qualifying the British driver shone in the first session posting the third quickest lap in 51.825s. In the same session Yannick De Brabander, on CRG-TM, set the 8th quickest time in 52.289s. The quickest of the second session was another CRG driver: Jorrit Pex (CRG-TM) who posted his best lap in 51.729s, while Forè was sixth fastest in 52.028s.

Felice Tiene put in another stunning performance in KZ2 qualifying, securing the absolute best time that awarded him with the pole position in 51.896s. Andrea Dalè followed him by just 16 thousands of a second, completing a CRG-Maxter one-two in qualifying. Fabian Federer has also been among the quickest, posting the best time in a session on Thursday, while he claimed P6 in the third qualifying session in 52.118s.

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HEATS RESULT. Friday racing action has been closed by the initial qualifying heats. In KZ, Jorrit Pex and Jordon Lennox-Lamb secured respectively a fourth and fifth place, with Lennox setting also the quickest lap of the race, as both CRG drivers ended very close to the leading trio made by Thonon, Lammers and Hajek.

In KZ2 Andrea Dalè claimed a very good P2. The other heats will see all CRG drivers on track on Saturday.

The circuit of Kristianstad is also housing the third round of the European KF Junior Championship. The young Briton Archie Tillett set the 20th time in qualifying's group 2, while he ended 12th in his first heat. Saturday's heats will therefore be crucial for him to earn access to the final stages.

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PROGRAMME. Saturday 26 July: Qualifying heats from local 11.05.
Sunday 27 July: Repechage races from 9.40. Prefinals: KZ2 at 11.05, KFJ at 11.30, KZ at 11.55, and KZ at 12.20. Finals: KZ2 at 14.15, KFJ at 15.10, KZ at 16.00.

KZ Standings: 1. Dreezen 58; 2. Ardigò 43; 3. Thonon 36; 4. Lennox-Lamb 34; 5. Pex 33; 6. Lammers 32; 7. Hanley 25; 8. Abbasse 18; 9. Kozlinski 17; 10. Torsellini 16; ... 17. Forè 6; ... 19. De Brabander 5.

KZ2 Standings: Juodvirsis 42; 2. Dalè 35; 3. Midrla 29; 4. Hansen 27; 5. Lundberg 26; 6. Norris J. 24; 7. Siebecke 22; 8. Kooijman 22; 9. Brenna 22; 10. Federer 16.

All results of the weekend will be available at www.cikfia.com and www.cikfiachampionship.com
CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
25 July 2014

In the pictures: 1) Felice Tiene, KZ2; 2) Jordon Lennox-Lamb, KZ; 3) Davide Forè, KZ.
Pictures by Cunaphoto.it

 

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Photo-finish end for Jordon Lennox-Lamb in Zuera who claimed third in the Challenge Euro Rotax DD2, result that placed him 7 points short of the classification leader. The final sprint for the title campaign will take place next 7 September in Salbris (France) as Lennox put his name forward for the title.

CRG Racing Team harvested another spectacular result in the third round of the Rotax Euro Challenge held at Zuera (Spain) thanks to Jordon Lennox-Lamb. During the race, the British driver has also installed himself in the lead of the DD2 Final and at the sprint to the line he ended only 43 thousands of a second short of P2!

The photo-finish end of the race highlighted the competitiveness of Jordon Lennox-Lamb, a driver that is always quick no matter what category he is racing in, be it Rotax DD2, KZ or KF. Lennox stands now in the second place of the classification only 7 points short of the leader and the final round of the championship to be held next 7 September in France, at Salbris, will be decisive. Lennox will have a concrete chance to get the title thanks also to the mandatory joker of a result of the Prefinals and one of the Finals out of the 8 results of the whole season.

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LENNOX PROTAGONIST IN ZUERA'S DD2

In Spain, Lennox started his weekend with a fifth place in qualifying, a result later on confirmed in qualifying heats. In Prefinal, he claimed a very good P2 securing therefore a front row start in the Final race. At the start of the Final he was on the dirty side of the track and had to concede a few positions, but he then managed to get them back installing himself in the lead of the race. In the duel for the victory Lennox had to concede the lead and then fought for the second place eventually crossing the line only 43 thousands of a second short of P2!

Regarding the other CRG works drivers competing in DD2, the Dutch rookie Milan Dontje ended 12th in the Final after gaining four places, while Alessandro Bizzotto ended in 23rd position.

The Final was won by Sean Babington from Ben Copper to Jordon Lennox-Lamb.

Euro Rotax Challenge DD2 Classification after 3 rounds:
1. Cooper points 247; 2. Lennox-Lamb 240; 3. Backman 232; 4. Babington 227; 5. Abbasse 215; 6. Christiansen 207; 8. Eerden 203; 9. Kalesis 188; 10. Kancsar 181.

BARTOSZUK AND MARCU IN SENIOR

The Polish driver in force at CRG Lukasz Bartoszuk obtained a very good 12th place in Rotax Senior, while Marcu Dionisios, had to retire in the Prefinal and later on ended 26th in the Final. The Rotax Senior Final was won by Harry Webb.

The Final round of the championship is scheduled for next 7 September in Salbris (France).

All results will be available at www.rotaxmaxeurochallenge.com

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

In the pictures: 1) Jordon Lennox-Lamb, DD2; 2) DD2 Podium; 3) Lukasz Bartoszuk, Senior. (Ph. Timo Deck)

 

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Right after the European KZ and KZ2 Championships held in Germany, CRG works team is already on track in Spain for the third round of the Rotax Euro Challenge. Among the main protagonists, Jordon Lennox-Lamb, second in the charts of DD2.

CRG Racing Team's on track commitments keep going full speed as the squad has moved from Wackersdorf in Germany, where the KZ-KZ2 Championship has been on stage last Sunday, to Zuera (Spain) for the third round of the Rotax Euro Challenge.
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From Wackersdorf to Zuera, a whole 1.800 kilometers in one breath, CRG and its drivers will get on track this coming weekend for another important international Rotax appointment, where the Italian firm is a protagonist of the classifications.

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THE AWAIT IS MOUNTING FOR LENNOX

Expectations are high in Zuera for Jordon Lennox-Lamb, who has been a great interpreter of Wackersdorf's KZ race on CRG-Maxter as he has been fighting for the podium until the end crossing the line in fifth place, right in the slipstream of the top four. In Spain he will be competing in DD2 together with his team mates: the Italo-Canadian Alessandro Bizzotto and the new-entry from Holland Milan Dantje.

The CRG works driver Jordon Lennox-Lamb is currently second in the standings of DD2 Euro Rotax, after the stunning victory leading Thonon in the season opener of Genk (Belgium) and the fifth place clinched in Italy at Castelletto di Branduzzo. After the first two rounds, Lennox is only 7 points short of the lead currently held by Cooper.

CRG will also be competing in the Rotax Senior category in Zuera with the Romanian driver Dionisios Marcu, who is among the CRG works drivers in the European KF Championship, and with the quick Polish driver Lukasz Bartoszuk.

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THE PROGRAMME OF ZUERA'S WEEKEND

Friday 18 July: Qualifying from 14.20 (GMT+2).
Saturday 19 July: Qualifying heats from 10.00.
Sunday 20 July: Repechage race from 10.10. Prefinals from 11.10. Finals from 13.05.

CRG WORKS TEAM IN ZUERA

ROTAX MAX SENIOR
307 – LUKASZ BARTOSZUK (POL) (CRG / ROTAX MAX / MOJO)
308 – MARCU DIONISIOS (ROU) (CRG / ROTAX MAX / MOJO)

ROTAX DD2
665 – JORDON LENNOX-LAMB (GB) (CRG / ROTAX MAX DD2 / MOJO)
675 – ALESSANDRO BIZZOTTO (CAN) (CRG / ROTAX MAX DD2 / MOJO)
681 – DONTJE MILAN (NDL) (CRG / ROTAX MAX DD2 / MOJO)

All results will be available at www.rotaxmaxeurochallenge.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
17 July 2014

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In the pictures: 1) Jordon Lennox-Lamb (Ph. CRG Press); 2) Helmet by Lennox (Ph. Cunaphoto); 3) Alessandro Bizzotto, DD2 (Ph. CRG Press); 4) Lukasz Bartoszuk, Senior (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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Lennox has been protagonist of a good duel for the podium in the second round of the European Championship in Germany. Tiene has been hit from behind in the Final at turn one when in P3. Bitter end for Hiltbrand and Federer in KZ2. Dalè had to concede his classification lead.

Wackersdorf has not been so kind with CRG works team this year, despite the technical compartment of the Italian firm being particularly competitive and its drivers among the absolute quickest in the second round of the European KZ and KZ2 Championships. The best result of the weekend came thanks to Jordon Lennox-Lamb, who was fifth on CRG-Maxter at the end of a spectacular and exciting duel for the podium.
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TIENE SENT OUT IN KZ, LENNOX P5

The prize for bad luck went to Felice Tiene, on CRG-Maxter, who has harvested a very good third place in Prefinal after recovering three places in qualifying heats. Unfortunately, the Italian has been hit from behind at turn one of the Final. As happened a week before to Forè in the German Championship, Tiene had the same bad experience at the first hairpin which vanished his chances of a good result and probably – judging by the competitiveness shown throughout the weekend – of a victory. What a real shame!

Jordon Lennox-Lamb put in a good race instead, and managed to get a lot of positions back since qualifying, heats and Prefinal, where he ended seventh. The British driver produced a highly spectacular and correct duel in the leading group, holding the second position and the third. He ended his effort in fifth position, right in the slipstream of the leading drivers Thonon, Dreezen, Lammers and Camponeschi.

Jorrit Pex, on CRG-TM, has also run a good race ended in P8. Davide Forè, on track with team DTK on CRG-TM, ended 11th. Yannick De Brabander, on CRG-TM, ended 13th after a good comeback in the initial part of the race. Felice Tiene ended 17th.

In consequence to former classification leader Ardigò's retirement, Rick Dreezer on Zanardi, inherited the lead with 58 points, Ardigò follows him in second at 43 lengths and Thonon is third at 36. Lennox is fourth at 34 points, Pex fifth at 33. The third and final round of the Championship – race be held in Sweden – will name the winner of the European KZ Championship at the end of the month.

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BITTER WEEKEND IN KZ2

The best result for CRG in KZ2 came from the privateer German driver Maik Siebecke, who was third after the penalty handed to the Czech Midrla. All turned badly for the privateeer on CRG-Maxter Andrea Dalè instead, who, after his dominion in Genk, had some difficulties in Wackersdorf. Dalè has been handed a double 10 seconds penalty due to incidents that pushed him out of the points. In the Prefinal he slipped down from P10 to P25, while in the Final from the 14th to the 20th place.

Pedro Hiltbrand and Fabian Federer, both CRG-Maxter, went out due to incidents after a series of good races. Hiltbrand had a stunning comeback in the heats but had a contact in the Prefinal and then also in the Final. Federer had a similar fate after winning easily the repechage race. The Final was won by the Lithuanian driver Juodvirsis, who brought the consolation of the victory of a Maxter engine to Tinini Group.

2012 European Champion Juodvirsis earned the lead of the charts in KZ2 as he totalled 42 points so far. Dalè is currently second at 35. The race of Kristianstad scheduled for next 27 July will decide the title winner.

CLASSIFICATIONS

KZ Final: 1. Thonon; 2. Dreezen; 3. Lammers; 4. Camponeschi; 5. Lennox-Lamb; 6. Hanley; 7. De Conto; 8. Pex; 9. Negro; 10. Torsellini; 11. Forè; ... 13. De Brabander; 17. Tiene.

KZ2 Final: 1. Juodvirsis; 2. Norris J.; 3. Siebecke; 4. Kremers; 5. Paawe; 6. Midrla; 7. Corberi; 8. Zanchi; 9. Piccini; 10. Carlton;... 20. Dalè; 28. Hiltbrand; 32. Federer.

KZ Championship: 1. Dreezen 58; 2. Ardigò 43; 3. Thonon 36; 4. Lennox-Lamb 34; 5. Pex 33; 6. Lammers 32; 7. Hanley 25; 8. Abbasse 18; 9. Kozlinski 17; 10. Torsellini 16; ... 17. Forè 6; ... 19. De Brabander 5.

KZ2 Championship: Juodvirsis 42; 2. Dalè 35; 3. Midrla 29; 4. Hansen 27; 5. Lundberg 26; 6. Norris J. 24; 7. Siebecke 22; 8. Kooijman 22; 9. Brenna 22; 10. Federer 16.

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

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
13 July 2014

In the pictures: 1) Jordon Lennox-Lamb, KZ; 2) Felice Tiene and Jorrit Pex, KZ; 3) Fabian Federer, KZ2. (Ph. Cunaphoto.it)

 

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Very good performance in KZ with Jorrit Pex and Felice Tiene after qualifying heats, but Lennox also started his comeback. Dalè and Hiltbrand protagonists in KZ2.

The challenge on track at the second round of the European Championship – race underway in Wackersdorf – highlighted the quality of CRG in qualifying heats held on Saturday after qualifying and practice on Friday. The two KZ drivers Jorrit Pex, on CRG-TM, and Felice Tiene, on CRG-Maxter, confirmed to be among the absolute quickest. Jordon Lennox-Lamb (CRG-Maxter) started his comeback and therefore he will be certainly pushing hard in the final stages on Sunday.
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GREAT STARTING POSITIONS FOR THE KZ FINAL STAGES

The two KZ qualifying heats took place today in the category with 32 drivers on track, after the excellent result put in yesterday especially by Felice Tiene, who was absolute second with the quickest time of his session. The Italian driver has been protagonist of the two qualifying heats where he clinched an 8th and 5th place, but a good leap forward was mainly made by Jorrit Pex, who claimed a 5th and 7th, positions built up on the seventh place in qualifying. This result earned him the fourth absolute place in the starting grid of the Sunday's Prefinal. Felice Tiene is currently sixth after qualifying heats instead.

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Eyes will also be on Jordon Lennox-Lamb, CRG-Maxter, who claimed the third spot of the podium in the previous race held in Genk and here is recovering from the P16 in practice. Thanks to a thirteenth and tenth place in the two heats, he climbed all the way to P11.

Davide Forè, on CRG-TM run by team DTK, ended 13th (11th and 15th his placings in the heats), while Yannick De Brabander (CRG-TM), has been relegated to the 27th position due to a retirement in the first heat and a P18 in the second one.

DALE’ AND HILTBRAND RECOUPING IN KZ2

In KZ2, category with 64 drivers on track, things did not go very smoothly to Andrea Dalè (CRG-Maxter), who dominated the first round held in Genk. Dalè obtained the 7th time in his qualifying session but then claimed very good placings in the heats (twice third, and then 6th, 17th and 5th) clocking also two fastest laps of the race in the 5 heats he run. He is now 16th in the standings.

Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG-Maxter) has been among the best too, as he claimed a third and two fourth places as well as other good positions (7th and 11th). In the classification he managed to climb from the starting P28 to the 11th place after the heats!

Fabian Federer (CRG-Maxter) has been fighting too, as he set two fastest laps of the race in the heats but then a retirement, a penalty and a 12th place will force him to run the repechage.

The Final stages will take place on Sunday 13 July starting from 11:10hrs (local time). First off on the schedule the two KZ2 Prefinals followed by the KZ Prefinal, while the Finals of KZ2 and KZ will take place starting from 13.50hrs.

Classification after the qualifying heats held on Saturday 12 July:
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1. Marco Ardigò pen. 0
2. Rick Dreezen pen. 4
3. Bas Lammers pen. 6
4. Jorrit Pex (CRG-TM) pen. 12
5. Anthony Abbasse pen. 12
6. Felice Tiene (CRG-Maxter) pen. 13
7. Arnaud Kozlinski pen. 13
8. Jonathan Thonon pen. 16
9. Thomas Laurent pen. 18
10. Riccardo Negro pen. 18
11. Jordon Lennox-Lamb (CRG-Maxter) pen. 23
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13. Davide Forè (CRG-TM) pen. 26
27. Yannick De Brabander (CRG-TM) pen. 50

All results and Live Streaming will be available at www.cikfia.com and www.cikfiachampionship.com
CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
12 July 2014

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In the pictures: 1) Felice Tiene e Jorrit Pex, KZ; 2) Jordon Lennox-Lamb, KZ; 3) Pedro Hiltbrand, KZ2 (Ph. Cunaphoto.it)

 
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