CRG, MAX VERSTAPPEN « DRIVER FOR THE YEAR » AT THE WSK GRAN GALA

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CRG obtained the highest rewards for season 2013 with Max Verstappen at the WSK Gran Galà. The Dutch driver secured in fact the WSK Euro Series KZ1, the WSK Master Series KZ2 and also the trophy “Driver for the Year”. Teams and drivers victorious on CRG chassis have also been awarded as the companies of Tinini Group. CRG got the full haul once again in the WSK Gran Galà, the prize ceremony of the championships organized by WSK Promotion that closed the 2013 season at the conference room of the Adria International Raceway. A great final applause celebrated CRG’s most victorious driver of season 2013, Max Vertappen, who has also been received the very prestigious « Driver of the Year » trophy. The title of « Driver of the Year » went deservedly to Max Verstappen and the prize has been collected by Nicole Tinini who has been representing CRG and the Dutch driver that could not make it to this event due to a conflicting commitment in the United States.  It has been a very good reward for Max Verstappen’s incredible 2013 season that has been impressively full of success. Max Verstappen and CRG managed to put in a streak of record victories earning the victory of the WSK Euro Series KZ1 and WSK Master Series KZ2 titles as well as the KZ World Championship, the KZ European Championship and the KF European Championship. CRG obtained also some other prizes at the WSK Gran Galà held in Adria, such as the victory in the KZ1 WSK Euro Cup thanks also to the final third place secured by Jonathan Thonon, and the second prize in the WSK Master Cup.  Important results have also been achieved by the teams and drivers that had been competing on CRG chassis, like team Gamoto Racing that had a very good season winning 60 Mini’s WSK Euro Cup and WSK Master Cup thanks to the results of its drivers, or Eliseo Martinez who got the victory in the WSK Euro Series and in the WSK Master Series and Konstantinos who earned the third place of the WSK Euro Series.  Several prizes have also been collected by the other brands of Tinini Group like DR that celebrated Riccardo Negro’s victory in WSK Euro Series KZ2 and his third place in WSK Master Series KZ2, Maranello Kart that was second in WSK Euro Series KZ2 with Marco Zanchetta and then again DR and Maranello Kart that ended the WSK Euro Cup KZ2 respectively in first and second place.  Felice Tiene also took part in the WSK Gran Galà to represent CRG as he has been a very good protagonist of the International season of KZ (3rd in the European Champion) and KF (6th. in WSK Euro Series and 7th in the European Championship). All participants to the WSK Gran Galà have been given a very nice souvenir: the WSK Promotion volume that illustrates the CIK-FIA and WSK 2013 championships with 600 pictures and a cover dedicated to Max Verstappen and to his incredible season. The book has been produced by Vallardi in Italian and English with text edited by Fernando Morandi, Press.net and pictures provided by Cunaphoto and other important agencies. It will be available in specialized book stores in Europe, Canada, United States, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

CRG kart / ZANARDI kart / MARANELLO kart / DR kart / LH kart

CHIESA CORSE IS WORLD CHAMPION WITH TOM JOYNER

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ENGLISH DRIVER TOM JOYNER BECOMES THE 2013 KF WORLD CHAMPION THANKS TO HIS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN BAHRAIN

CONSIDERATIONS ON THE KF WORLD TITLE VICTORY

1. Winning the CIK-FIA World Championship was not just a stroke of luck. In England Joyner was running second when a technical problem put him out of the games (a piece of rubber got caught in the disc caliper and blocked the wheel). So if in this last round the misfortune of rivals turned into Joyner’s luck, back in Brandon the blind goddess surely was not working to help him!
2. All in all in the top non-shifter category Chiesa Corse has won three World titles in the last four years (in 2012 the team chose to sit out of the championship for a disagreement about some organizational aspects). The two previous titles were won with Nyck De Vries, one of the greatest karting talents of these past few years and now already a McLaren driver. This year, instead, Chiesa Corse wins with an outsider, a clear sign that its vehicles are able to adapt to the driving abilities of any kind of driver. Not perchance, Lance Stroll, the other driver racing with a Zanardi kart, closes the title hunt in 6th place, proving to be the best rookie of the World championship. Thanks to his performance (in Bahrain he was set back by a breakdown in the prefinal), the Ferrari Driver Academy driver has made a great leap towards an auto racing career. The two drivers are the best couple of the World Championship (with Zanardi chassis).

3. Chiesa Corse collaborates with TM Racing only from time to time. And it is in great part thanks to this partnership that TM has won its first World title of the KF engine era. Congratulations!

Joyner Tom – KF
At the beginning of the round the English driver’s qualifying time does not arouse expectations for a “world result”. Tom Joyner places almost mid-way down the charts (13°), then in the direct matches he doesn’t do bad (9th, 7th, 4th), but not that well either considering the field is made of experienced drivers. One wonders if his title victory is just a lucky strike. In a way it is, since for sure the elimination of Max Verstappen and Nicklas Nielsen in the final helps the English driver. Yet, if we look at the point charts carefully (numbers don’t lie), we will notice Joyner’ best lap in the first heat and his steady improvement throughout the other races. The driver, in fact, has the determination and grit to grab 4th place on grid for the start of the prefinal. Here he keeps his cool even after the havoc in lap one and climbs all the way to 2nd place. Then in the feature final, once his two rivals are out, he leads the race until the end – keeping an insane pace that others cannot match – and wins the world title, getting his due back from his unlucky race in Brandon.

Stroll Lance – KF
The position he starts from after the qualifyings (24th) is not good; it is tough to do well in these conditions. Through the heats, however, Stroll does a great job of rising (15th, 13th, 9th) and conquers 10th place on the start grid for the prefinal. Unfortunately, his engine fails on the very the first lap and forces him to withdraw, compromising the final outcome of his race. If it hadn’t been for the breakdown, in fact, the Canadian could have contended the title with his teammate. In the final, despite a start from the rear, Stroll displays all his talent anyways, climbing all the way to 10th.

Beckmann David – KFJ
He is 26th in the qualifyings and 25th after the heats. In the prefinal he opts for a new set of tires and this proves to be a winning strategy, since he scores the best lap. Despite a move that goes against the trend followed by most of the drivers on track, Beckmann also manages to be ultra-fast in the final, where he races with only two new tires. He again scores the best lap of the race. Unfortunately, confusion ensues in the rear of the field and relegates him to a twenty-second place finish.

ZANARDI kart

42° TROFEO DELLE INDUSTRIE LONATO 2013

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42° TROFEO DELLE INDUSTRIE

KZ2 – Finale

1er FORE’ DAVIDE (CRG / TM)

3ème MUELLER MARCEL ( CRG / MODENA engines)

4ème PEX JORRIT (CRG / TM)

5ème BERNADOTTO ENRICO (MARANELLO / TM)

6ème LAPINA LORENZO (MARANELLO / MODENA engines)

8ème DALE’ ANDREA (CRG / TM)

KF – Finale

1er ILOTT CALLUM (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

5ème KIM MAXIM (DR kart / TM)

6ème VAN LEEUWEN MARTIJN (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

9ème MASLENNIKOV ALEXANDER (DR kart / TM)

MINI 60 – Finale

5ème ABDUL GAFAR MUIZZUDIN (CRG HERO)

7ème WATT NOAH (CRG HERO)

8ème LAZZARONI FILIPPO (MARANELLO HERO)

11ème ANDERUTTI LEANDRO (CRG HERO)

CRG kart / ZANARDI kart / MARANELLO kart / DR kart

TM engines / MODENA engines / PARILLA

Programme chargé pour l’épreuve de Genk

Le fameux circuit belge Horensbergdam de Genk va révéler dimanche soir les noms des deux premiers Champions d’Europe 2013, ceux des catégories KZ et KZ2, tandis qu’il accueillera le lancement de la quatrième saison du Trophée Académie de la CIK-FIA, une compétition mondiale destinée aux plus jeunes espoirs du karting. C’est dire si le meeting à venir présente de nombreux centres d’intérêt pour les passionnés.

Le nouveau format des compétitions européennes organisées désormais en collaboration avec la WSK Promotion fait monter la pression entre les prétendants aux titres qui devront absolument réussir leurs finales pour marquer des points. A ce stade, le droit à l’erreur n’est pas de mise et toute contre-performance sera lourde de conséquences. La chasse aux décibels superflus fera partie des critères à prendre en compte dès les essais chronométrés, mais ce sont sans doute les spécificités de Genk, climat changeant, revêtement particulier et tracé très technique, qui risquent d’influencer le plus notablement les résultats.

Bataille de titans en KZ

Même s’ils sont 15 à pouvoir mathématiquement remporter le Championnat d’Europe, les vrais favoris de la compétition KZ ne sont réellement que 6. On risque bien d’assister à un duel entre Hollandais avec Max Verstappen (CRG-TM-B’stone) dominateur de l’épreuve d’ouverture à Wackersdorf, représentant de la nouvelle vague des stars du karting, et Bas Lammers (Intrepid-TM-B’stone). Du haut de ses 15 ans, Max possède de solides atouts pour s’imposer : des performances très élevées depuis le début de l’année, une connaissance parfaite du tracé et une combativité exemplaire. Mais l’incertitude de la course laisse de l’espoir à d’autres concurrents prestigieux comme l’Italien Marco Ardigo (Tony Kart-Vortex-B’stone), pointé troisième à 9 points du leader, le Britannique Jordon Lennox-Lamb (CRG-Parilla-B’stone) vainqueur de la Coupe du Monde KZ2 l’an passé et le troisième Hollandais, Jorrit Pex (CRG-TM-B’stone), le Champion en titre.

Duel au sommet en KZ2

La confrontation s’annonce serrée entre deux pilotes qui se partagent la vedette de la catégorie depuis plusieurs mois. Leader du classement provisoire avec 25 points, Riccardo Negro (DR-TM-B’stone) ici sous licence allemande, retrouvera sur la route du titre son adversaire le plus fidèle et le plus coriace, l’Italien Marco Zanchetta (Maranello-TM-B’stone) et ses 20 points. Plus régulier, sûr de lui, Riccardo ne manque pas d’arguments pour résister au retour de Marco, souvent plus rapide et habitué des belles remontées. Le pronostic reste très incertain avant le début des hostilités. Le Suédois Joel Johansson (Energy-TM-B’stone), qui peut lui aussi rêver de victoire, aura sans doute son mot à dire dans la lutte finale, alors que les places d’honneur motiveront des clients à suivre tels que le Norvégien Emil Antonsen (DR-TM-B’stone), l’Allemand Dominik Schmidt (CRG-TM-B’stone) ou le Suédois Douglas Lundberg (Maranello-TM-B’stone).

CAMPIONATO ITALIANO KARTING SARNO

MINI 60 – FInale 1

4ème MUIZZUDDIN MUSSYAFFA ABD (HERO CRG)

MINI 60 – FInale 2

4ème MUIZZUDDIN MUSSYAFFA ABD (HERO CRG)

11ème TRIPOLI FRANCESCO (HERO CRG)

KF2 – Finale 1

3ème ILLOT CALLUM (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

6ème TOMMASIN GIULIO (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

KF2 – Finale 2

4ème ILLOT CALLUM (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

KF3 – Finale 1

7ème DE FRANCESCO DEVLIN (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

10ème VAN LEEUWEN MARTIN (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

KF3 – Finale 2

5ème VAN LEEUWEN MARTIN (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

KZ2 – Finale 1

2ème DANTE MASSIMO (MARANELLO / TM)

KZ2 – Finale 2

4ème DANTE MASSIMO (MARANELLO / TM)

8ème GNUDI NICOLA (MARANELLO / TM)

ZANARDI kart / MARANELLO kart / CRG kart

PARILLA engines / TM engines

WSK Euro series SARNO 2013

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KZ2 – Chrono

1er Negro Riccardo (DR kart / TM)

2ème Zanchetta Marco (MARANELLO / TM)

10ème Antonsen Emil (DR kart / TM)

KZ2 – Finale 1

1er Negro Riccardo (DR kart / TM)

5ème Idzkowski Bartosz (CRG / MAXTER)

6ème Zanchetta Marco (MARANELLO / TM)

10ème Antonsen Emil (DR kart / TM)

KZ2 – Finale 2

1er Zanchetta Marco (MARANELLO / TM)

2ème Negro Riccardo (DR kart / TM)

5ème Antonsen Emil (DR kart / TM)

8ème Idzkowski Bartosz (CRG / MAXTER)

KZ1 – Chrono

5ème Camplese Lorenzo (CRG / PARILLA)

9ème Pex Jorrit (CRG / TM)

10ème Verstappen Max (CRG / TM)

KZ1 – Finale 1

3ème Verstappen Max (CRG / TM)

9ème Thonon Jonathan (CRG / MAXTER)

10ème Lennox Lamb Jordon (CRG / PARILLA)

KZ1 – Finale 2

2ème Thonon Jonathan (CRG / MAXTER)

5ème Pex Jorrit (CRG / TM)

9ème Camplese Lorenzo (CRG / PARILLA)

KF – Chrono Serie 1

4ème Hiltbrand Aguilar Pedro (LH kart / TM)

KF – Chrono Serie 2

2ème Tiene Felice (CRG / PARILLA)

9ème Palou Alex (CRG / PARILLA)

KF – Finale

4ème Hiltbrand Aguilar Pedro (LH kart / TM)

5ème Stroll Lance (ZANARDI)

KFJ – Chrono serie 1

7ème Mazzola Pietro (LH kart / TM )

KFJ – Chrono Serie 2

7ème Beckmann David (ZANARDI)

8ème Van Leeuwen Martijn (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

10ème Machado Carrillo Alex (ZANARDI)

KFJ – Finale

6ème Beckmann David (ZANARDI)

7ème Van Leeuwen Martijn (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

MINI 60 – Finale

1er Konstantinos (HERO CRG)

2ème Martinez Eliseo (HERO CRG)

9ème Abdul Gafar Muizz (HERO CRG)

LH kart / CRG kart / MARANELLO kart / DR kart / ZANARDI kart

PARILLA engines / MAXTER engines / TM engines

Deutsche Kart Meisterschaft DKM 2013 Ampfing

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KZ2 – Finale 1

1er PEX JORRIT (CRG/TM)

2ème FORE DAVIDE (CRG/TM)

3ème OTT STEFAN (CRG/TM)

4ème JELENIOWSKI MARCEL (CRG/ ?)

6ème KOOIJMAN FINN (CRG/TM)

8ème HANSEN JONAS (MARANELLO)

9ème WIGGERS SYMEN (CRG/TM)

10ème ILLGEN KEVIN (CRG/TM)

KZ2 – Finale 2

1er PEX JORRIT (CRG/TM)

2ème FORE DAVIDE (CRG/TM)

3ème OTT STEFAN (CRG/TM)

5ème ILLGEN KEVIN (CRG/TM)

6ème KOOIJMAN FINN (CRG/TM)

7ème ROMKEMA RICARDO (ZANARDI/TM)

8ème HANSEN JONAS (MARANELLO)

9ème SZYMKOWIAK JULES (ZANARDI/TM)

10ème WIGGERS SYMEN (CRG/TM)

KF3 – Finale 1

1er BECKMANN DAVID (ZANARDI)

2ème VAN LEEUWEN MARTIJN (ZANARDI/PARILLA)

5ème KUIPER MICHAEL (ZANARDI/PARILLA)

7ème GESCHWIND MAURICE (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

8ème PEX STAN (CRG / TM)

KF3 – Finale 2

2ème VAN LEEUWEN MARTIJN (ZANARDI/PARILLA)

3ème BECKMANN DAVID (ZANARDI)

4ème GESCHWIND MAURICE (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

10ème KUIPER MICHAEL (ZANARDI/PARILLA)

KF2 – Finale 1

4ème OOMEN KIM (ZANARDI / TM)

7ème JANKER HANNES (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

KF2 – Finale 2

2ème JANKER HANNES (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

3ème OOMEN KIM (ZANARDI / TM)

CRG kart / ZANARDI kart / MARANELLO kart

PARILLA engines / TM engines