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Championnat d’Europe OK et OK junior PF International 2018

Championnat d’Europe OK et OK junior PF International 2018

OK – Finale




OKJ – Finale


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Pedro Hiltbrand and CRG got again on the podium in the second round of the European OK and OK-Junior Championship in England at PFI. This third place is great for the Championship. Bortoleto the best of CRG drivers in OK-Junior.

The second round of the European Championship of OK and OK-Junior has taken place at the spectacular circuit PFI. This difficult track has been quite well tested lately, especially in 2017 when it housed the World Championship. Pedro Hiltbrand has been excellent in OK, especially considering the Championship, and claimed the third place at the end of an exciting finale. This result earned him the classification lead.
HILTBRAND ON THE OK PODIUM. Three CRG drivers managed to qualify for the Final in the OK European Championship at PFI: Pedro Hiltbrand, Callum Bradshaw and Andrea Rosso. This has been a good race, exciting and spectacular, with a super Pedro Hiltbrand taking another podium, after the P2 scored in Sarno. In England, Hiltbrand was third after the disqualification of Travisanutto, who crossed the finish line as first, and the penalty handed to Hodgson, who was third at the flag. Hiltbrand managed to hold P3 during the Final, but then he had to give way to his rivals. This third place, together with the second place obtained in Sarno, boosts Hiltbrand’s confidence for the remaining of the European Championship that he managed to win back in 2016. Callum Bradshaw managed to end in the top-ten in tenth place, while Andrea Rosso was 14th. Hiltbrand was sixth after heats, Bradshaw 14th and Rosso 21st.

Pedro Hiltbrand: “It has been a tough weekend as always, we were struggling a bit after qualifying, but after the heats I was getting closer to the front-runners. I expected more from the Final, it worked quite well for the first six-seven laps but then I was loosing a bit. I want to say thanks to all my team CRG, to TM and my mechanic and congratulations for the fantastic work. We are now going to Ampfing to try and win, of course we need to think about the championship but there are still two rounds to be run. »

In OK, Franco Colapinto had been unlucky having to retire from the closing heat on Sunday and ending only 51st. He therefore could not qualify for the Final. Ayrton Fontecha (46th) could not recover as he would have deserved.

GOOD BORTOLETO IN OK-JUNIOR. It has been a real pity for Gabriel Bortoleto, who represented CRG in the OK-Junior’s final in this second round of the European Championship at PFI. He eventually secured a seventh place that is quite tight on him, considering his performance throughout the weekend. Bortoleto had managed to secure a front row start for the Final after a promising P8 in qualifying, two wins and three second places in the heats. These results were quite promising, but Bortoleto unfortunately lost some ground and had to settle for P8.

Among CRG drivers, Malaysia’s Adam Putera (36th after the heats) did not manage to qualify for OK-Junior’s final, despite some good placings, as happened to Enzo Trulli (37th), who was penalized by the 60th place in qualifying, Alfio Andrea Spina (43°), the Americans Tyler Maxson (56th) and Elio Giovane Gonzales (66th), Leonardo Bertini Colla (59th) and the Chinese Xizheng Huang (61st).

Championnat d’Europe KZ et KZ2 Salbris

Championnat d’Europe KZ et KZ2 Salbris

KZ – Finale



KZ2 – Finale


9ème PAUL MAXIMILIAN (DR racing)


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TM racing

The first round of the KZ European Championship in Salbris has had an exciting final, as Jorrit Pex ended his race in second place and Paolo De Conto in fourth. Pedro Hiltbrand forced to the retirement from the lead. Top ten finish in KZ2 for Benjamin Tornqvist.

CRG has been a strong protagonist during the opener of the CIK-FIA KZ and KZ2 European Championship in Salbris (France), where Jorrit Pex claimed a great P2 in the Final, after dominating the whole weekend, while Paolo De Conto was fourth. These results only partially rewarded the efforts of the Italian outfit, that could have obtained a more round result.KZ. The KZ final lived on an endless series of surprises and CRG drivers have been the the main protagonists throughout the race. A great Jorrit Pex got the lead of the race early on, after dominating practice and all the qualifying heats. He was followed by marque-mate Fabian Federer of team SRP, and by an excellent Pedro Hiltbrand, who has also been protagonist at the European Championship in OK and in Salbris had a great start from the third spot of the grid. Paolo De Conto in this occasion struggled a bit more instead. He started the Final from P6 due to several hiccups in the heats, while Stan Pex was seventh on the starting grid of the final, but recovering ground. Surprisingly, Pedro Hiltbrand installed himself on top early on and at that point CRG had five drivers in the top six.

The situation changed two thirds into the race though, when De Conto, who was third, had to concede his place to Stan Pex, and then Hiltbrand had to retire when only five laps were left to go, handing the lead of the race to Iglesias, who meanwhile had recovered well from the starting P5. Federer also had to retire due to an incident, as happened to Stan Pex, and therefore CRG final result saw only Jorrit Pex closing on the podium in P2 and Paolo De Conto had to settle for P4. The challenge will resume from Lonato for the second and closing round to be held on July 15th with all results are still possible.

KZ2. The best of CRG drivers in KZ2 was the Swede of CRG Holland Benjamin Tornqvist, who has been second in International Super Cup last year and among the quickest in this opener of the European Championship with the final 10th place, while the French Arthur Carbonnel was 15th. Regarding the drivers of the Racing Team, the Swiss Jean Luyet was 18th and the Spaniard Kilian Meyer 24th, while Emilien Denner was handed a penalty on Kalì-Kart after winning the closing heat on Sunday morning. Despite a good result in the closing heat, Alessandro Giardelli missed out on qualifying for the final, as did Gerard Cebrian Ariza, Filippo Berto, Enrico Prosperi, Marco Valenti, Arto Ojaranta and Marc Lopez.


DKM Championnat d’Allemagne – Lonato

DKM Championnat d’Allemagne – Lonato

KZ2 – Course 1

1er Hiltbrand, Pedro (CRG / TM)

2ème Hold, Christoph (MARANELLO)

3ème Federer, Fabian (CRG / TM)

4ème Pex, Jorrit (CRG / TM)

8ème Giardelli, Allesandro (CRG / TM)

11ème Vasile, Daniel (DR racing)

KZ2 – Course 2

2ème Pex, Stan (CRG / TM)

3ème Pex, Jorrit (CRG / TM)

6ème Paul, Maximilian (DR)

10ème Luyet, Jean (CRG / TM)

11ème Peklin, Ivan (MARANELLO/TM)

DSKC/KZ2 Course 1

1er Denner, Emilien (KALIKART / TM)

2ème Mähler, Tobias (DR / TM)

6ème Neumann, Thomas (CRG)

8ème Amati, Giorgio (CRG / TM)

12ème De Santis, Raffaele (CRG / TM)

DSKC/KZ2 Course 2

1er Denner, Emilien (KALIKART / TM)

5ème Neumann, Thomas (CRG)

6ème Mähler, Tobias (DR / TM)

7ème Amati, Giorgio (CRG / TM)

OKJ – Course 1

1er Trulli, Enzo (CRG / TM)

7ème Spina, Alfio Andrea (CRG / TM)

12ème Bertini Colla, Leonardo (CRG / TM)

OKJ – Course 2

4ème Trulli, Enzo (CRG / TM)

5ème Spina, Alfio Andrea (CRG / TM)

9ème Bertini Colla, Leonardo (CRG / TM)

10ème Huang, Xizhang (CRG / TM)

OK – Course 1

4ème Haverkort, Kas (ZANARDI / TM)

5ème Rosso, Andrea (CRG / TM)

OK – Course 2

8ème Haverkort, Kas (ZANARDI / TM)

10ème Rosso, Andrea (CRG / TM)


TM racing

Châssis CRG 2018

Quelques photos des nouveautés du châssis CRG Road rebel KZ 2018 kit déco, peinture mat, réservoir et voir ci-dessous pour les nouveautés de tous les châssis.

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Suite à la nouvelle homologation (2018-2020) pour les systèmes de châssis, de carénage et de freinage, CRG a introduit plusieurs innovations techniques.

Alors que les travaux d’homologation concernant les châssis, les systèmes de freinage et les carénages pour les trois prochaines années (2018-2020) sont arrivés à leur terme, CRG a officiellement présenté sa nouvelle gamme Racing pour la saison 2018.

Le nouveau châssis CRG sera disponible dans le réseau de vente dans les prochains jours et les équipes principales connectées à CRG testent déjà le matériel sur la piste pour permettre à leurs pilotes de préparer la prochaine saison de course.

De nombreuses innovations ont été introduites, tant en ce qui concerne les solutions techniques que le design. Au niveau du design, CRG avait déjà donné un aperçu pour le nouveau look attrayant du châssis (qui sera personnalisable avec le nom du pilote) et le nouveau kit d’autocollants qui sera standard sur tous les produits.

D’un point de vue technique, la nouveauté principale est l’introduction de deux nouveaux châssis pour les classes à entraînement direct: les modèles KT4 de 30 et 32 ​​mm et le châssis Heron de 30 mm avec une géométrie spéciale.

En ce qui concerne le KZ, le succès du Road Rebel a été mis à jour avec quelques interventions techniques pour lui faire utiliser plus efficacement les pneus utilisés dans les principales classes KZ. Un travail important a également impliqué les systèmes de freinage avec l’adoption de nouveaux disques et plaquettes de frein, tandis que les carénages et les supports ont été mis à jour pour apporter d’importantes améliorations de poids. Toute la gamme est équipée de nouveaux volants d’un diamètre de 340 mm et de rayons relevés permettant une meilleure adhérence.
Les nouveautés les plus significatives:

KZ CHASSIS CRG. Le centre de gravité du modèle à succès Road Rebel a été modifié en fonction des pneus utilisés dans les principales catégories KZ, ce qui a amélioré le passage en courbe, le freinage et la motricité. La performance a également été optimisée par une légère modification de la voie arrière. Tous les modèles KZ de cette gamme sont équipés de la gamme R-line en magnésium, de roues en magnésium et de nouveaux systèmes de freinage CRG VEN 11 KZ.

CHASSIS À ENTRAÎNEMENT DIRECT. Le modèle KT2 avec des tubes de 30 mm est le point de référence pour les châssis à entraînement direct qui a été spécialement conçu pour l’OK et pour les principaux trophées de marque. Aucun gros changement important n’a été apporté au châssis. Les modèles KT4 et Heron sont nouveaux. Le premier a une tubulure de 30 mm et des traverses de 32 mm et un tube avant. La géométrie de la partie centrale du châssis converge vers le milieu, et la convergence devient plus prononcée en correspondance du réservoir de carburant. Le modèle HERON reprend les concepts d’un châssis CRG utilisé dans les années 90 en le revisitant avec la technologie actuelle. Ce modèle a une disposition particulière avec la traverse centrale fusionnée avec l’extrémité avant. Tous les modèles sont équipés de la gamme R-line en magnésium, de roues en magnésium et de nouveaux systèmes de freinage CRG VEN 11 DD.

SYSTÈMES DE FREINAGE KZ. À partir de 2018, les systèmes de freinage KZ produits par CRG seront identifiés par le code VEN 11 KZ. Les étriers de frein n’ont pas subi de grandes modifications, par rapport à l’homologation précédente, mais les disques, les plaquettes avant et arrière ont été mis à jour de manière significative. Le diamètre externe de la fonte, le disque d’auto-ventilation qui était auparavant en forme de marguerite est maintenant devenu linéaire, et la section des trous de refroidissement a été changée aussi. Le diamètre du disque arrière a été augmenté de 189 mm à 192 mm, tandis que le diamètre des disques avant est passé à 154 mm des 150 mm précédents. Les nouvelles plaquettes de frein CRG seront orange au lieu de rouge. Ces interventions ont produit un freinage plus efficace, une usure plus homogène des plaquettes qui se traduisent par une meilleure sensation avec la pédale de frein pour le conducteur.

SYSTÈMES DE FREINAGE À ENTRAÎNEMENT DIRECT (OK). Les systèmes de freinage pour les catégories à entraînement direct seront identifiés par le code VEN 11 DD. Ils sont identiques au système de freinage arrière KZ, avec toutes les nouveautés en termes de forme de disque et de coussinets orange. La mise à jour la plus importante pour les catégories sans boîte de vitesse est le choix optionnel d’un disque plus petit. Ce nouvel élément est toujours en fonte et auto-ventilé, mais a un diamètre de 181mm au lieu de 192mm standard et est plus mince. L’avantage de cette solution est une réduction de la masse en rotation, en particulier dans les classes Junior qui ont une plus faible puissance, avec une meilleure modulation de la force de freinage. Un kit d’adaptation spécifique a été conçu pour s’adapter à ce disque, qui comprend des moyeux et des supports spécifiques pour l’étrier de frein et des plaquettes légèrement plus grandes.

CARÉNAGES. Le plus grand changement concernant les carénages nouvellement homologués est à l’avant, qui a été mis à jour avec un nouveau dessin dans la partie centrale et élargi. C’est pour améliorer le coefficient de traînée et pour fournir plus de sécurité. Le pare-chocs avant en acier a également été mis à jour dans ses parties supérieure et latérale (plus léger). Le nassau panel CRG a également été légèrement modifié, tandis que les supports de pontons NA3 ont été modifiés pour obtenir une réduction importante du poids.


Qui est Max Verstappen ?



Desenzano del Garda (Brescia – Italy) 9th June 2010. Among the young drivers who have stepped to the fore in the WSK Euro Series in 2010, Max Verstappen, doubtlessly, tops the bill. He has immediately showed his qualities, despite his young age – he will be thirteen next 30th September and he can take part in the KF3 races thanks to the new international regulation.

Son of the former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, who was karting European Champion in the 100 ICA in 1989, Max definitely got the talent of a real champion. 

His professional attitude on the paddock is accompanied by a great confidence. He is very determined during the race, especially in the overtaking phase, but at the same time he is a skilful tactician, perfectly aware of how tricky scuffles can be –and scuffles are a staple ingredient in such a young and lively category like KF3. He is sensible and endowed with good manners, a great sense of respect for his competitors but at the same time he is an outstanding fighter. He is definitely a fully-fledged champion!
This is the year of his début in the WSK, after winning all the junior national championship he took part in in Belgium and the Netherlands: Mini, Rotax Mini Max, Cadets and KF5. In the WSK, in KF3, his pace gave his competitors no chances: he has practically always managed to step on the podium, both in the finals and the pre-finals, achieving 5 wins on 10 races, besides two second places and two third place.
These are outstanding results, especially in a tricky and demanding category like the KF3.
With Jos Verstappen as father, his future is already sketched: car-racing is just round the corner, then the next step brings directly to the F1. When we asked him about his dreams for the future, his answer was rather obvious and immediate: “Being a F1 driver!”

For the time being, he got his first International trophy and here is his first comment on the first part of the season. “Winning the WSK Championship was a great result – says a joyful Max Verstappen – and I’m very happy also because this is my first year of international competitions. I still have a lot to learn, but I’m glad of how things have been going so far.”

Did you expect to get such good results in KF3?
“Actually not from the first year, but after the winter tests I was aware that I could get good results and run my races at excellent levels Then the first wins arrived, and consequently I found myself battling for the championship.”

Which is your opinion on the CRG chassis and the Maxter engine that you are using this year?
“I think the CRG chassis is really good, as well as the Maxter engine. I’ve never had any problem. I feel I can give both the chassis and the engine an excellent mark: A+.”

What do you have on schedule now?
This year I’m taking part in the KF3 European Championship again. I qualified for the 11th July final at Genk; then there are the KF3 World Cup on 12th September at Braga and the three meetings of the WSK World Series. Next year I think I will take part in the KF3, because of my young age. Then I think that my father will take me directly to the Super KF”.

How important is your father for your results?
“He is fundamental. He helps him a lot: he is a rock! He assists me on the track during each phase of the race and gives me lots of advice.”

Which is the win in the WSK that you remember better?
“The one in Spain, at Zuera. It was a gripping race and it was fundamental for the Championship. It was really special: there I won the final and the pre-final after recovering from the back positions in both the races.”

How is school going?
“Fine. I’ve just finished my first year of high school in Belgium”.

Do you manage to have any hobbies?
“I like mini-motorbikes and football. But the races are really demanding in terms of time and are on top of my list ».”

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Max Verstappen’s results in the 2010 WSK Euro Series
WSK-1, La Conca (I): 1st Pre-final, 1st Final;
WSK-2, Lonato (I): 1st Pre-final; 2nd. Final;
WSK-3, Zuera (S): 1st in Pre-final, 1st Final;
WSK-4, Genk (B): 3rd Pre-final; 2nd Final;
WSK-5, Sarno (I): 11th Pre-final; 3rd Final.