Pedro Hiltbrand ended close to the podium in the Final of the last round of the European KF Championship held at the PF International Circuit of Brandon. Felice Tiene was forced to the retirement instead after coming to the fore in the heats run on Saturday. CRG had quite an unlucky final stage in England’s fourth and final round of the European KF and KF Junior Championships, as only Pedro Hiltbrand kept the Italian outfit’s flag high ending close to the podium in the decisive race of KF, losing it only shortly before the chequered flag.
HILTBRAND SHINING IN KF
The Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand, shone in KF for CRG at the PF International Circuit of Brandon, at the end of a good comeback from the wet qualifying heat run on Friday where he ended 20th. Later on he has always been among the best in the remaining qualifying heats closing this stage with the 7th position. Hiltbrand placed himself in the group of front runners in the Prefinal and ended seventh after leading the race for a long time. In the Final, he managed to hold the third place until the final laps when, he had to give the podium position away finishing 5th. This has been a good result anyway for Pedro Hiltbrand that, thanks to this result, ended 7th in the final standings at 42 points. Felice Tiene lived an exit to be forgotten instead. Despite the excellent performance obtained in Saturday’s heats, where he claimed a win and put in several spectacular comeback races from the 24th time held on Friday’s qualifying. In the Prefinal, the Italian had a technical problem and his weekend virtually ended there. In the Final, an incident in the initial stages put the word end to his weekend. Tiene ended 8th in the classification as he totaled 39 points. Dionisios Marcu ended 22nd in KF after the retirement in the Prefinal.
The European Championship that was won last year by Max Verstappen on CRG, went this year to Callum Ilott (Zanardi), who also won the Final.
GOOD PROGRESS IN KF JUNIOR
The British driver Alex Quinn had to give up in KF Junior after suffering ribs problems on Saturday. His debut in KF Junior has quite been positive though, as he showed good speed especially in qualifying. The other CRG works driver Archie Tillett showed good progress and managed to get access to the final stages but a retirement in the Prefinal spoiled the result of the Briton’s Final that saw him crossing the finish line in 25th position.