44th Trofeo delle Industrie LONATO 2015

 

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44th Trofeo delle Industrie LONATO 2015

KZ2 – Finale

1er Puhakka Simo (CRG / MAXTER)

3ème Longhi Riccardo (CRG / TM)

4ème Dalè Andrea (CRG / TM)

5ème Pollini Giacomo (CRG / TM)

9ème Forè Davide (CRG / TM)

MINI 60 – Finale

2ème Caglioni Leonardo (EVOKART)

3ème Marseglia Leonardo (EVOKART)

5ème Anderruti Leandro (ZANARDI)

7ème Putera Adam (CRG)

9ème Balzarotti Alessandro (EVOKART)

11ème Majgaard Victor (CRG)

CRG LEADING KZ2 AT THE 44. TROFEO DELLE INDUSTRIE AS PUHAKKA TAKES THE WIN
Simo Puhakka dominated the Final of the 44th Trofeo delle Industrie on CRG-Maxter run by Renda at the South Garda Karting circuit of Lonato. Riccardo Longhi also on the podium in P3, leading Andrea Dalè and Giacomo Pollini. Another good win was scored by CRG in this season end that has already been made precious by several other wins, the most prestigious of which being the KZ World Championship secured by Jorrit Pex. This time around the Finn Simo Puhakka on CRG-Maxter run by Renda Motorsport secured the victory in a race that is part of the history of karting: the 44th Trofeo delle Industrie held at the South Garda Karting track of Lonato.

THE CRG “ARMY” OF KZ2 LED BY PUHAKKA
In Lonato, CRG private teams have been absolute protagonists of the whole KZ2 weekend, with an “army” of drivers that have been led by Simo Puhakka closing on the top step of the podium. Puhakka, 27 years old from Sastamala, has been the unquestioned dominator of the Trofeo delle Industrie’s Final on CRG-Maxter run by Renda, after being second in the Prefinal out of the more than 60 drivers that have enliven this KZ2 event. Puhakka’s victorious run has been excellent, but a lot of other CRG drivers deserved credit for the performance they have put in. The quickest time in KZ2 qualifying of Group 1 went to Andrea Dalè (CRG-Tm), who led Fabian Federer (CRG-Maxter) and Puhakka, while Fabrizio Rosati (CRG-Maxter) was fifth. Davide Forè (CRG-Tm) posted the quickest time of Group 2, while the Spaniard Enrico Prosperi (CRG-Tm) was fourth. In Group 3, Riccardo Longhi on CRG-Tm run by Modena Kart and the Rok International winner Giacomo Pollini on CRG-Tm run by Renda, were right behind Maranello’s driver Tommaso Mosca. A total of 5 CRG drivers led by Dalè were in the top 6 of qualifying. In other words, a lot of CRG drivers were among the protagonists and all were on the front line.
Longhi and Federer were the absolute quickest in qualifying heats. Longhi kept his momentum dominating the Prefinal ahead of Puhakka, Mosca, Federer, Dalè and Pollini, which confirmed CRG domination also in the top rows of the Final’s grid. In the Final, Puhakka moved a successful attack right away and secured a good margin to his rivals. Behind the Finnish driver, the young Leonardo Lorandi on Tony Kart, but CRG’s show continued with Longhi ending on the third step of the podium, Dalè was fourth and Pollini fifth. Federer was forced to an early retirement due to the failure of his chain, while Forè recouped well up to the ninth place after starting from the back due to an incident with Bernardotto in one heat.

GOOD PERFORMANCE FOR GAMOTO AND CRG IN 60 MINI
CRG and Gamoto Racing obtained a good seventh place in 60 Mini with Adam Putera, who confirmed the growth shown lately, as did the other very young drivers on track with CRG chassis. Among the finalists, Victor Majgaard was eleventh, while Alex Kattoulas ended 13th proceeding Mathias Torreggiani, while Cenyu Han ended 17th and Bohra Nikhil 22nd.

CRG kart / ZANARDI kart

MAXTER engines / TM engines

World Karting Championship KZ and International Super Cup KZ2 Le Mans

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World Karting Championship KZ and International Super Cup KZ2 Le Mans

Finale KZ

1er Pex, Jorrit (CRG / TM)

2ème De Conto, Paolo (CRG / MAXTER)

9ème Dalè, Andrea (CRG / TM)

Chrono KZ – Serie 1

1er De Conto, Paolo (CRG / MAXTER)

2ème Pex, Jorrit (CRG / TM)

Chrono KZ – Serie 2

3ème Dalè, Andrea (CRG / TM)

7ème Puhakka, Simo (CRG / MAXTER)

9ème Fore, Davide (CRG / MAXTER)

Finale KZ2

5ème Pex, Stan (CRG / TM)

8ème Federer, Fabian (CRG / MAXTER)

Chrono KZ2 – Series 1

1er Hiltbrand, Pedro (CRG / MAXTER)

3ème Horio, Fuma (CRG / MAXTER)

5ème Mosca, Tommaso (MARANELLO / TM)

6ème Davies, Dylan (CRG / TM)

7ème Bernardotto, Enrico (MARANELLO / MODENA)

Chrono KZ2 – Series 2

3ème Tilloca, Luca (DR kart / MODENA)

7ème Di Silvestre, Moreno (DR kart / TM)

9ème Rosati, Fabrizio (CRG / MAXTER)

Chrono KZ2 – Series 3

9ème Federer, Fabian (CRG / MAXTER)

Chrono KZ2 – Series 4

1er Tiene, Felice (CRG / MAXTER)

3ème Van Leeuwen, Martijn (CRG / TM)

CRG kart / MARANELLO kart / DR kart / ZANARDI kart

MAXTER engines / TM engines / MODENA engines

Rotax Euro Challenge Salbris 2015

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Rotax Euro Challenge Salbris 2015

Rotax Junior – Finale

5ème QUINN ALEX (CRG)

Rotax Senior – Finale

7ème BRAND EDWARD (CRG)

Rotax DD2 – Finale

6ème VAN DEN BRAND MATS (CRG)

9ème DE CONTO PAOLO (CRG)

Rotax DD2 Master – Finale

2ème MUKHIN IGOR (CRG)

3ème GERMAIN TAMSIN (CRG)

CRG kart / Dr kart

ROTAX engines

CRG drivers got an overall positive result in all the categories at the first round of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge held in Salbris (France).

The French circuit of Salbris housed the first round of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge during the weekend of 5 April. CRG joined the event with its drivers partaking in all categories. This experience has been positive for the colors of the Italian outfit that obtained a podium in DD2 Master and a series of strong performances in all categories on track in this first of the four races in the calendar of the series.

DE CONTO UNLUCKY IN DD2

The biggest hopes in DD2 were on Paolo De Conto, but the Italian driver, after posting the second time in qualifying of his group on the wet and the third time in a heat, hit some troubles in the other two heats due to the slippery circuit and was forced to the retirement by a failure to the cabling of his kart. Paolo De Conto managed then to get some ground back in the Prefinal that he ended in P13 and closed his effort in the Final in seventh place. Eventually, he was pushed two positions down due to a contact with some rivals. Good race also for the German driver Luka Kamali, who managed to recover all the way up to his final P14.

MUKHIN ON THE PODIUM IN DD2 MASTERS

The Russian Igor Mukhin managed to get the podium with a great second place in DD2 Master, as he crossed the finish line behind Kawase Tomokazu and ahead of Tamsin Germain, also on CRG.

FIFTH PLACE FOR BRAND IN SENIORS

The Britons Harry Webb and Edward Brand, and the Spaniard Mauricio van der Laan represented CRG colors in Max Seniors. Webb has been the quickest in qualifying with the 19th absolute place, before putting in some great heats that gained him the absolute P6.
Brand put in a great Prefinal as he claimed a very good P4, while Van der Laan ended 12th and Webb was relegated to the back by a contact at lap one. Brand has been again among the quickest in the Final getting the 5th place, as Van der Laan ended 15th and Webb 22nd.

QUINN CLOSE TO THE PODIUM IN JUNIORS

The young British driver Alex Quinn, the Israelian Ido Cohen, the Germans Tim Mika Metz and Phil Dorr, the Swede David Rehme and the Spaniard Kilian Meyer represented CRG colors in Max Juniors instead. Alex Quinn has been very quick in the heats getting a good P9 after a stunning recovery from the 42nd place of qualifying, as did Ido Cohen, 14th after the 40th place of qualifying. The other CRG drivers did not manage to pass the qualifying hurdle and ended behind in the heats. Quinn ended fifth in the Final, gaining five places from Prefinal, but he could have finished on the podium. Cohen ended 19th at the end of a good recovery from the 32nd place of the Prefinal.

Trofeo Andrea Margutti Lonato 2015

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Trofeo Andrea Margutti 2015

KZ2 – Finale

1er FORE DAVIDE (CRG / TM)

2ème DANTE MASSIMO (MARANELLO / TM)

5ème BERNADOTTO ENRICO (MARANELLO / MODENA)

MINI 60 – Finale

1er MARSEGLIA LEONARDO (CRG / TM)

9ème SOMMERLUND LUCAS (CRG / TM)

KF – Finale

4ème LESSENNES BENJAMIN (ZANARDI / TM)

KFJ – Finale

7ème WILSON TEDDY (ZANARDI / TM)

8ème SLUTSKIY ZAHAR (DR kart / TM)

CRG kart / MARANELLO kart / DR kart / ZANARDI kart

WSK SUPER MASTERS SERIES Adria International Raceway 2015

WSK SUPER MASTERS SERIES Adria International Raceway 2015

KZ2 – Finale

3ème PUHAKKA SIMO (CRG / MAXTER)

5ème FORE DAVIDE (CRG / MAXTER)

9ème DREEZEN RICK (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

KZ2 – Chrono Serie 1

1er DE CONTO PAOLO (CRG / MAXTER)

3ème FORE DAVIDE (CRG / MAXTER)

9ème PUHAKKA SIMO (CRG / MAXTER)

10ème IACOVACCI FRANCESCO (DR kart / TM)

KZ2 – Chrono Serie 2

7ème FEDERER FABIAN (CRG / MAXTER)

10ème MARTYNIUK MAXIM (CRG / MODENA)

KF – Finale

3ème VAN LEEUWEN MARTIJN (CRG / TM)

8ème JOYNER TOM (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

9ème JANKER HANNES (CRG / PARILLA)

KF – Chrono Serie 1

3ème VAN LEEUWEN MARTIJN (CRG / TM)

5ème JANKER HANNES (CRG / PARILLA)

7ème HILTBRAND PEDRO (CRG / PARILLA)

8ème JOYNER TOM (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

KF – Chrono Serie 2

2ème LESSENNES BENJAMIN (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

KFJ –  Finale

3ème PETROV ARTEM (DR kart / TM)

11ème VERKROOST BARD (CRG / TM)

KFJ -Chrono Serie 1

4ème VERKROOST BARD (CRG / TM)

5ème WILSON TEDDY (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

10ème BIN ABDUL GAFAR (CRG)

KFJ -Chrono Serie 2

3ème PETROV ARTEM (DR kart / TM)

MINI  – Finale

3ème HAUGER DENNIS (CRG)

5ème MARSEGLIA LEONARD (CRG)

MINI – Chrono serie 1

6ème ZANFARI SOULEIMANE(CRG)

10ème MARTINELLO RICCARD (ZANARDI)

MINI  – Chrono serie 2

1er MARSEGLIA LEONARD (CRG)

2ème HAUGER DENNIS (CRG)

CRG kart / DR kart / ZANARDI kart

MAXTER engines / PARILLA engines / TM engines

STARS OF KARTING LAVAL 2015

STARS OF KARTING LAVAL 2015

MINIME – Finale

1er DAVID Hadrien (ZANARDI)

2ème PADEZ Leandro (CRG)

3ème MALLET Evann (CRG)

4ème COSTET Enzo (CRG)

5ème GORGÉ Baptiste (CRG)

8ème SPENLE Evan (CRG)

CADET – Finale

1er PERRIN Sophie (ZANARDI)

2ème NOUET Théo (CRG)

3ème HENRION Gillian (ZANARDI)

5ème PICQUE Alexandre (ZANARDI)

9ème CLEMENT Thibaut ( CRG)

MINIKART – Finale

1er VAYRON Elliott (ZANARDI)

9ème CLOSMENIL Adrien (CRG)

KZ2 – Finale

5ème DORMOY Thomas  (CRG / MAXTER)

7ème LE BRIGAND Julien (CRG / MAXTER)

8ème DE GAYE Brice (CRG / MAXTER)

9ème SAVARD Yannick (CRG / MAXTER)

CRG kart / ZANARDI kart

MAXTER engines

SATISFACTION FOR CRG AT THE WINTER CUP IN KZ2 AND IN KF

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De Conto and Puhakka had good season opener as they came to the fore in KZ2, De Conto winning the Prefinal, while Puhakka ended fourth in the Final. Tiene on the podium in KF.

Great performances put in by CRG drivers at the first exit of the season with the complete works team taking part in the 20th edition of the Winter Cup held at South Garda Karting track of Lonato del Garda.

The new CRG material turned out to be competitive since the beginning, both in KZ2 with the newly homologated chassis and a performing Maxter engine – mainly with Paolo De Conto and Simo Puhakka as protagonists, and in KF where Felice Tiene got a podium after being with the frontrunners for the whole weekend.

This exit has been quite a challenging one also due to the changing weather conditions that was rainy on Saturday and Sunday morning, only to eventually get better in the final stages. A further difficulty came from the new regulations on the fixing of the nose of karts that are now designed in a way that a small contact causes the detachment of the front spoiler producing a sensible speed reduction and a 30 seconds time handicap to drivers that did not promptly pit to get it fixed. A lot of drivers (184) have been penalized at the 20th Winter Cup, some also for absolutely incidental contacts and not sought after ones, this is why a lot of people are calling for a revision of this new rule.

DE CONTO UNLUCKY IN KZ2 FINAL

In KZ2 only the great final result has gone missing, but the two new entries at CRG, Paolo De Conto and Simo Puhakka, displayed a great competitiveness which injects a lot of confidence for the remaining of the season. Following the second place in the tight qualifying heats, De Conto authoritatively won the Prefinal but the CRG driver did not manage to pull a good result in the Final due to the failure of the chain of his kart when holding P2 at halfway through. Puhakka also run some solid races showing good things on the wet and ended the Final in P4 after a great third place obtained in the Prefinal.

The Winter Cup has been an important experience also for the 16 years old Fabrizio Rosati, who made his debut with CRG works team. Despite getting some good performance, Rosati did not manage to qualify for the Final mainly due to two 30 seconds penalties in the heats, consequence of the detachment of the front spoiler.

The KZ2 European Champion Andrea Dalè, also on CRG-Maxter, had a troubled weekend and had to settle for P11 after securing a promising third place in qualifying and being 5th after heats. Davide Forè could not make it to the final instead due to penalties and technical issues on CRG-Tm with the support of Renda. The three German drivers Luca Ficher, Niko Herpic and Marvin Langenbacher did not manage to qualify for the Final either due to some inconveniences.

FELICE TIENE ON KF PODIUM

Felice Tiene has been a certainty again in KF. He put in great performances all the way to the final podium in P3. Tiene has been very productive also on the wet and obtained the third position in the heats thanks to a second and two third places. The Prefinal was won by the British driver Mark Litchfield on CRG-Parilla run by team PFI International, as Tiene ended third again after a long battle with Litchfield.

As regarding CRG drivers, the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand ended ninth after a good comeback following a difficult qualifying, while the British Archie Tillett, at the debut in the higher category and great winner of the second chance race, eventually ended in 22nd. Some bad luck hit Dionisios Marcu instead, as he had to face several problems in the final stages after an excellent P9 on the wet in the heats.

The Dutch driver Martijn Van Leeuwen of team CRG Keijzer Racing has been penalized by 30 seconds due to the detachment of the front spoiler and could not end within the top ten. The Final was won by Nicklas Nielsen.

MARSEGLIA SECOND IN MINI ROK

The most productive driver on CRG chassis in Mini Rok was Leonardo Marseglia, on track with team Gamoto, who fought for the victory all the way to the final sprint as often happens in Mini. The victory went to Luigi Coluccio after the 30 seconds penalty handed to Giuseppe Fusco for the detachment of the nose of his kart. Marseglia was therefore promoted to P2. The other driver on CRG chassis Leandro Anderruti was also handed a 30 seconds time handicap and lost the tenth position with it.

CRG kart

MAXTER engines

WINTER CUP LONATO 2015

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Mini Rok Finale A

2ème Marseglia, Leonardo (CRG)

Mini Rok Finale B

2ème Litvinenko, Egor (CRG)

7ème Torreggiani, Mathias (CRG)

9ème Raffaele, Francesca (ZANARDI)

KF Finale

3ème Tiene, Felice (CRG / PARILLA)

6ème Lessennes, Benjamin (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

8ème Hiltbrand, Pedro (CRG / PARILLA)

KZ2 Finale

4ème Puhakka, Simo (CRG / MAXTER)

6ème Dreezen, Rick (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

11ème Dale’, Andrea (CRG / MAXTER)

CRG kart / ZANARDI kart

MAXTER engines / PARILLA engines