DKM AMPFING 2017

DKM AMPFING 2017

DSKM – Course 1

1er CAMPONESCHI FLAVIO (CRG / TM)

2ème PEX JORRIT (CRG / TM)

3ème FEDERER FABIAN (CRG / TM)

6ème TUBBEN MAX (CRG / TM)

8ème SCHMITZ ALEXANDER ( CRG)

9ème PEX STAN (CRG / TM)

10ème PAUL MAXIMILIAN (DR kart)

DSKM – Course 2

1er PEX STAN (CRG / TM)

2ème PEX JORRIT (CRG / TM)

3ème CAMPONESCHI FLAVIO (CRG / TM)

4ème FEDERER FABIAN (CRG / TM)

5ème SCHMITZ ALEXANDER ( CRG)

8ème TUBBEN MAX (CRG / TM)

9ème Tschentscher Toni (CRG / TM)

DKM – Course 1

1er HAUGER DENNIS (CRG / PAILLA)

3ème VAN BERLO GLENN ( CRG / PARILLA)

4ème MAISCH LUCA ( CRG / PARILLA)

5ème MEYER KILIAN ( CRG / PARILLA)

DKM – Course 2

4ème MEYER KILIAN ( CRG / PARILLA)

5ème TROGER TIM (CRG / PARILLA)

6ème HAUGER DENNIS (CRG / PAILLA)

7ème ETEKI ADAM (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

8ème MAISCH LUCA ( CRG / PARILLA)

DJKM – Course 1

2ème Sasse Hugo (CRG / PARILLA)

3ème David Hadrien (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

4ème Troger Niels (CRG / TM)

5ème Zug Marius ( CRG / TM)

7ème Marseglia Leonardo (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

8ème Munding Donar Nils (KALIKART / PARILLA)

DJKM – Course 2

2ème David Hadrien (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

4ème Sasse Hugo (CRG / PARILLA)

5ème Troger Niels (CRG / TM)

6ème Zug Marius ( CRG / TM)

7ème Delli Guanti Pietro (CRG / PARILLA)

8ème Munding Donar Nils (KALIKART / PARILLA)

9ème Marseglia Leonardo (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

DSKC – Course 1

5ème Bos Jeroen (CRG / TM)

8ème Potman Mark (CRG / TM)

9ème Weisender Valentin (CRG / TM)

11ème Kramp Dennis (CRG / TM)

DSKC – Course 2

3ème Kamali Luka (CRG / MODENA)

5ème Bos Jeroen (CRG / TM)

7ème Weisender Valentin (CRG / TM)

8ème Potman Mark (CRG / TM)

10ème Van Berlo Kay (CRG / TM)

12ème  Kramp Dennis (CRG / TM)

ZANARDI kart / CRG kart / MARANELLO kart / DR kart – RENNESKART

PARILLA engines / TM engines – RENNESKART

CRG had a great start of the DKM in Germany at the circuit of Ampfing dominating KZ and scoring great results also in OK and OK-Junior.

The round of Ampfing has been the opener of DKM and CRG has been protagonist once again with its drivers, after last year’s very successful campaign in which the Italian make secured the title in all categories.
CRG kept its momentum in Ampfing especially in KZ winning Race-1 with Flavio Camponeschi as CRG chassis locked out the podium, and Race-2 with Stan Pex, as five CRG chassis completed the top five. This was an absolute dominant run.

CRG, CLEAR DOMINATION IN KZ

Flavio Camponeschi, back to KZ for the occasion with CRG Deutschland Rutsch & Herpich GbR, has been shining with the win qualifying heats and claiming an authoritative victory in Race-1 leading Jorrit Pex and Fabian Federer, while last year’s winner of the KZ2 Cup Max Tubben, closed his effort in P5. Alexander Schmitz and Stan Pex were also among the quickest of Race-1, ending respectively seventh and ninth for CRG Holland. Among the emerging talents, Alessandro Giardelli posted a great time in qualifying, posting tenth quickest laptime just one tenth off pole sitter Fabian Federer, but in Race-1 Giardelli has been forced to the retirement due to a contact early into the race. Mirko Torsellini had some problems and was 25th in qualifying and 18th in Race-1.

Flavio Camponeschi’s comment after Race-1: “I am really happy about the result of race one. A really good race, I did not make mistakes. It was really hard as the others were very close behind me and there was no room for error. I just focused on the race, I kept concentration high in every single corner. This championship is very competitive and I am happy for the result. It was a great team effort.”

The second final saw Stan Pex coming to the fore dominating Race-2 after a recovery run started from P9, but Flavio Camponeschi has also been superb after a contact with Daniel Stell early on. Camponeschi lost a few places but then made up for the lost time climbing back to P3, engaging a battle for second with Jorrit Pex. CRG colors monopolized the five-places podium of DKM with Stan Pex, Jorrit Pex, Camponeschi, Federer and Schmitz closing in the order. Tubben finished in the top ten in eighth place, Toni Tschentscher was ninth with SRP racing Team. Giardelli has been quick and aggressive recovering 14 places to the 18th final place, Torsellini was still affected by some technical issues and ended 20th.

Stan Pex’s comment: “We did a good job in Race-2, while everybody chose to put on new tyres in the first final I went for the old ones. We won Race-2, so I think it was a good choice. I had a good start from P9, I got some positions back and then I passed the others, built a bit of a gap and it was easier in the end. I am happy for my brother Jorrit, he also run a good race, and scored some good points with two second places, but I am happier for my win! It was good racing especially in the front, high level, a lot of fans. We are very happy about this first race of DKM.”

In KZ2 Cup, the Dutch driver of CRG Holland Jeroen Bos was third in Race-1, while Luka Kamali and SRP Racing Team claimed P3 in the second race.

MEYER VERY QUICK IN OK

The young Spanish driver Kilian Meyer of CRG Holland has been under the spotlight in OK, taking a stunning pole position and showing a good confidence in his first season in this category. Among CRG drivers, the Dutch Glenn Van Berlo of CRG Keijzer Racing Team has been the best taking the second place leading team mate Luca Maisch, while Meyer closed his effort in P4. DKM 2016 Junior title winner Dennis Hauger was eventually seventh. He won the race leading the runner up by more than 2 seconds, but was then handed a 5s time penalty due to the front fairing dropped at the start from P10. Meyer confirmed to be among the quickest in Race-2 ending fourth, leading CRG TB Racing Team’s Tim Troger and Hauger. Maisch was eighth instead.

SASSE THE BEST OF CRG DRIVERS IN OK-JUNIOR

Following the pole position set by Fabian Federer in KZ and that of Kilian Meyer in OK, CRG has claimed another pole position in OK-Junior with the German of CRG TB Racing Team Hugo Sasse. Sasse confirmed his speed also in the heats and later on ended Race-1 in second place, as team mate Niels Troger was fourth and RL-Competition’s Marius Zug fifth. Sasse claimed a fourth place in Race-2 leading Troger and Zug, while Pietro Delli Guanti was seventh in Race-2 at the debut with the CRG colors of team CRG Keijzer, leading the Spanish driver Donar Nils Munding of Kalì-Kart Stern Motorsport. Luca Giardelli was twentieth instead in Race-1 and twenty-seventh in Race-2.

ZANARDI kart / CRG kart / MARANELLO kart / DR kart – RENNESKART

PARILLA engines / TM engines – RENNESKART

WSK – Super Master Series – Adria

WSK – Super Master Series – Adria

MINI – Finale

1er SPINA ALFIO (CRG / TM)

2ème GIARDELLI LUCA (CRG / TM)

3ème PUTERA ADAM (CRG / TM)

6ème KLEVE STENSHORNE (CRG / TM)

9ème BOHRA NIKHIL (CRG / TM)

10ème KUCHARCZYK TYMOTEU (CRG / TM)

OK – Finale

2ème TRAVISANUTTO LORENZO (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

4ème JONUSIS JUSTAS (DR kart / PARILLA)

7ème LIPPKAU LUCA (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

10ème ETEKI ADAM (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

KZ2 – Finale

3ème PEX JORRIT (CRG / TM)

11ème MAXIMILIAN PAUL (DR kart)

OKJ – Finale

5ème BIZZOTTO LEONARDO (CRG / PARILLA)

11ème MICHELOTTO MATTIA (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

CRG kart / ZANARDI kart / DR kart / RENNESKART

PARILLA engines / TM engines / RENNESKART

CHAMPIONNAT D’ALLEMAGNE DKM Oschersleben 2016

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CHAMPIONNAT D’ALLEMAGNE DKM Oschersleben 2016

OK – Course 1

1er Tonteri, Paavo (CRG / PARILLA)

2ème Tröger, Tim (CRG / PARILLA)

4ème Lippkau, Luca (CRG / PARILLA)

OK – Course 2

1er Tonteri, Paavo (CRG / PARILLA)

4ème Lippkau, Luca (CRG / PARILLA)

5ème Tröger, Tim (CRG / PARILLA)

OKJ – Course 1

3ème Hauger, Dennis (CRG / PARILLA)

7ème Maisch, Luca (CRG / PARILLA)

8ème Haverkort, Kas (CRG / TM)

OKJ – Course 2

1er Hauger, Dennis (CRG / PARILLA)

5ème Haverkort, Kas (CRG / TM)

6ème Maisch, Luca (CRG / PARILLA)

KZ2 – Course 1

1er Pex, Jorrit (CRG / TM)

6ème Pex, Stan (CRG / TM)

7ème Stell, Daniel (CRG / MODENA)

KZ2 – Course 2

1er Pex, Stan (CRG / TM)

3ème Pex, Jorrit (CRG / TM)

9ème Tornqvist Persson, Benjamin (CRG / TM)

KZ2/DSKC – Course 1

1er Tubben, Max (CRG / TM)

2ème Witte, Yannik (CRG / MODENA)

3ème Weering, Max (CRG / TM)

5ème Potman, Mark (CRG / TM)

7ème Wiggers, Symen (CRG / TM)

8ème Hold, Christoph (MARANELLO / MODENA)

KZ2/DSKC – Course 2

1er Tubben, Max (CRG / TM)

2ème Weering, Max (CRG / TM)

3ème Hold, Christoph (MARANELLO / MODENA)

6ème Johansson, Andreas (CRG / TM)

7ème Potman, Mark (CRG / TM)

9ème Paul, Maximilian (DR kart / TM)

10ème Wiggers, Symen (CRG / TM)

CRG kart / MARANELLO kart / DR kart

PARILLA engines / TM engines

CRG-MAXTER AND DE CONTO STAR PERFORMERS OF THE WSK CHAMPIONS CUP

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De Conto on CRG-Maxter won a spectacular Final in Adria’s first international round of KZ. Positive performances put in by all CRG drivers. Good race for Pex, fourth. Great Camponeschi and Tonteri in OK. A technical problem slowed down Tiene instead. Lloveras had to retire. Joyner handed a 10s penalty, similar fate to Hauger in OKJ. Skocdopole excellent in Mini.

The first counter-charge after the World Championship of Le Mans. This is what the wet KZ Final of WSK Champions Cup looked like at the Adria Karting Raceway, as CRG driver Paolo De Conto took a fair and square win on CRG-Maxter by Renda Motorsport.
CRG had a crackling opening of 2016 in KZ keeping the same momentum shown at the end of 2015, when Jorrit Pex and CRG won the World Championship at the last lap on Paolo De Conto. The response from the Italian arrived timely in Adria in a race that was all bits as memorable as that run in Le Mans.

A STELLAR DE CONTO IN KZ AT THE WSK CHAMPIONS CUP

Paolo De Conto has been the ruler of the weekend of Adria thanks to his great driving skills and to the support of the competitiveness of the CRG Road Rebel chassis and of the new Maxter MXS-2 engine set up by Antonio Renda. De Conto scored an incredible victory this time in Adria. After losing some ground early on, he was about 3 seconds shy of the leader Marco Ardigò, but then he unleashed all his speed closing in on the leader. He was accidentally hit from behind by Patrick Hajek while he was ready to move an attack on the leader though. Things seemed to be completely compromised for the Italian driver, but De Conto managed to rejoin (from standing) and closed in again on the leading group, taking all of them one after the other like if they were… traffic cones. He eventually secured the victory of the race with a successful overtaking move on Rick Dreezen at the last lap, while Ardigò ended third on the podium. The fourth place went to CRG’s World Champion Jorrit Pex, who recovered well the delay accumulated in qualifying and heats. His brother Stan Pex ended the Final early, but up to that point he had produced a great weekend showing a solid growth.

CRG DRIVERS STRONG IN OK AND OK JUNIOR

CRG scored very positive performances, both technically and as regarding drivers, in OK and OK Junior, the two new international categories at their absolute debut in Adria. The new entry of CRG Flavio Camponeschi ended fourth and has always been among the protagonists, as did the young Finnish driver Paavo Tonteri, who was at ease in the higher category and pulled a great fifth place in the Final. Felice Tiene was also among the main protagonists but obtained the 11th place in the Final due to a technical problem to the axle shaft, after being fifth in the Prefinal and scoring a great second in one heat. A technical problem stopped the Spanish driver Xavier Lloveras in Prefinal instead. Tom Joyner, on Zanardi, was handed a 10s time penalty for the uncorrect positioning of the front fairing, after his victory in the Prefinal. The British driver of CRG group managed to put in a comeback Final taking the eight place. In OK Junior, the young Dennis Hauger, on CRG-Parilla, was also handed a 10s penalty and was excluded from the Final. Hauger was at the debut in the higher category, after dominating the past two seasons of 60 Mini. The Norwegian driver run a very positive maiden race anyway.

CRG BRAND SHINING ALSO IN MINI

Among the several 60 Mini drivers on track in Adria on CRG chassis, the Czech driver Dan Skocdopole of team Gamoto Racing showed the greatest speed. He secured the pole position, won heats and his Prefinal. Dan was eventually stripped from the third step of the podium in the Final as he was unfortunately penalized by 10s for the front fairing rule and was therefore relegated to the final eighth place. Riccardo Camplese (team Gamoto) has also been very competitive and obtained the sixth place in the Final. Very good race also for Federico Cecchi of team Morsicani, who was 14th in the Final after a good comeback as he was also handed a 10s time penalty in the Prefinal for the same reason of the others.

DINO CHIESA, CRG TEAM PRINCIPAL

“We are really happy for what achieved in this first international round of the year that saw the presence of nearly all the main teams and their works drivers. Paolo De Conto obtained a well deserved victory; he has been really superb in KZ. We ended close to the podium in the new category OK with Flavio Camponeschi, but rain often shuffles cards. Paavo Tonteri showed great speed both on the dry and wet. I am sorry for Felice Tiene, who could not show his potential in the Final due to a problem to the axle shaft that got damaged in a contact at the start. I am also sorry for the Spanish driver Xavier Lloveras who ended his run in Prefinal due to a technical problem. Dennis Hauger has been competitive in OK Junior despite being at the debut in this category. Unfortunately, a lot of penalties were handed due to the incorrect positioning of the front fairing also in consequence of accidental contacts. This stripped a lot of drivers from the chance of getting what they would have deserved on track. I do not think it is right to continue in this way. I do not have solutions, but this is certainly the wrong way.”

PAOLO DE CONTO’S SATISFACTION

This is Paolo De Conto’s comment as winner of the KZ Final: “I am really happy, I redeemed the World Championship lost at the last lap. In Adria I gave my best in the final lap. When I was hit by Hajek I did not give up, I digged deep into my energies instead. In the end I was very quick, as I started with a fairly low tyres pressure and this helped my comeback. I was expecting Ardigò to lose some ground after his initial advantage, and that is what happened. I learned to be fast also on the wet and I am very happy about this. It has been a good satisfaction also for Antonio Renda’s team. Everything was great, starting from the set up of the CRG Road Rebel chassis to the preparation of the new Maxter MXS-2 engine: super!”

CRG kart

MAXTER engines

FIA AWARDED THE STRONGEST PAIRING IN THE WORLD MADE BY CRG

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FIA AWARDED THE STRONGEST PAIRING IN THE WORLD MADE BY CRG
Jorrit Pex received the trophy for the victory of the KZ World Championship at the yearly FIA Prize Giving ceremony. Former CRG driver Max Verstappen received three prizes for his brilliant F1 season.

The yearly FIA Prize Giving Ceremony held on 4th December in Paris celebrated the 2015 champions. The young Dutch driver of CRG Jorrit Pex, 22 years old, got on the stage at the Lido on the Champs-Elysèes to receive the FIA 2015 trophy for his stunning victory of the KZ World Championship in Le Mans on 13th September.
Three awards were also given in Paris to the other Dutch enfant prodige Max Verstappen, 18 years old, who has been Jorrit Pex’s team mate at CRG until 2013 before becoming the Formula 1 rising star with Toro Rosso. Max Verstappen was celebrated for his excellent first F1 season receiving the FIA Personality of the Year (prize decided by a panel of journalists), the Rooky of the Year award (decided by the FIA Drivers Commission led by Emerson Fittipaldi) and he also was given the Action of the Year trophy, prize decided by fans for the best race action that he already received in 2014 for his great Formula 3 season. In 2013 Max Verstappen already won the Driver of the Year by WSK Promotion trophy for the victory, with CRG at 15 years of age, of the KZ World Championship, KF European Championship, KZ European Championship, WSK Euro Series KZ1 and WSK Master Series KZ2, all in the same year.

Verstappen and Pex, are a pairing of exceptional drivers born and bred at CRG, as other two stunning drivers awarded in Paris: the three times F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, now team mates at Mercedes after being team mates at CRG until 2000.

Jorrit Pex has been the jewel in the crown of CRG’s 2015 Karting season securing the victory in the KZ World Championship. Pex also has the European KZ1 and WSK Euro Series 2012 under his belt, as well as four German KZ2 Titles from 2011 to 2014 all won with CRG.

Among the most representative CRG drivers of 2015, Paolo De Conto (CRG-Maxter) was second in the KZ World Championship in Le Mans and has been fighting with Jorrit Pex until the very end. He also ended second in Euro Rotax Challenge, while Pedro Hiltbrand has been protagonist of the CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup and came second in the KZ2 European Championship. Felice Tiene was fourth in the KF European Championship and third in the WSK Super Master Series, Alex Quinn was seventh in the KF Junior European Championship, while the very young Dennis Hauger won the WSK Champions Cup, WSK Gold Cup and WSK Super Master Series with Team Gamoto. Simo Puhakka came second in the WSK Super Master Series KZ2, while Davide Forè was crowned US Open Champion and won the Race of Stars in Australia, was third in Las Vegas and second in the German Championship. Stan Pex (Jorrit’s brother) won the Rotax International Open in category Senior.

CRG kart

CRG WORLD CHAMPION IN LE MANS WITH JORRIT PEX

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CRG WORLD CHAMPION IN LE MANS WITH JORRIT PEX
Jorrit Pex on CRG-Tm got the title of CIK-FIA KZ World Champion proceeding Paolo De Conto in a sprint to the flag. Pedro Hiltbrand on the podium of KZ2 but excluded at the end of the race due to a verbal reaction to a 5 seconds time penalty he had been handed.

The KZ and KZ2 World Championship in Le Mans has been quite tight until the last lap, thanks to the competitiveness of the drivers on track that was very high in the world CIK-FIA event and to the mixed weather that changed from wet to dry challenging technicians further in finding the right setup of karts, but also due to stewards interventions that enlivened a bit the final classifications.
One thing is certain, the KZ World Champion 2015 is Jorrit Pex, the quick Dutch driver that has recently returned to the “CRG family” together with his team Pex Racing that includes also his brother Stan Pex, who was on track in the International KZ2. The weather also eventually smiled to the event of Le Mans and, following the rain fallen on part of the Saturday’s programme and Sunday morning, the most awaited sun came out for the final stages of the KZ and KZ2 championships.

KZ, ONE-TWO FOR CRG WITH JORRIT PEX AND PAOLO DE CONTO

Jorrit Pex, on CRG pushed by TM engine prepared by Jos Verstappen and Franco Drudi, after winning the Prefinal ahead of Paolo De Conto, put in a great race in the Final keeping himself behind the Italian driver of CRG-Maxter first and then moving an irresistible attack at the final lap, inflaming the numerous fans present in Le Mans that lived a very exciting moment.
The fight for the world title has involved Paolo De Conto, who led the race from lap three to the penultimate lap with Jorrit Pex on his tail. Exiting world champion Marco Ardigò was the third contender after a great comeback. The duel that involved De Conto, Pex and also Ardigò at the last lap originated a melee that ended up with the victory going to Pex, while De Conto fought with all his energy Ardigò’s attack closing second in Pex’s slipstream.
At the end of the race, Ardigò lost the third place due to a 10 seconds time penalty for the dropped nose cone after a contact with Arnaud Kozlinski, who inherited the third place.
Among the other CRG drivers, Andrea Dalè was back into the top ten of KZ on CRG-Tm, in ninth place. Davide Forè ended 26th due to a contact, while Simo Puhakka had to retire.

GIANCARLO TININI’S TITLE DEDICATION

“I am really happy on the victory obtained by Jorrit Pex – declared CRG Spa President Giancarlo Tinini – also because he came back with us especially for this CIK-FIA World Championship after having already won the KZ1 European Championship in 2012 with out material. Paolo De Conto would have also deserved the win, but in the end we scored a great one two and we are happy for this. I would like to dedicate this CRG win to my mother-in low Rachele who passed away last week. She even had more passion that I do and I emotionally want to dedicate this 12th world championship in CRG’s history to her memory.”

THE FINAL SPRINT OF JORRIT PEX

The comment of the new KZ World Champion Jorrit Pex: “ We won a lot a lot in the past: 4 times the German Championship, WSK Championship, Euro Series, the European KZ1 Championship, the Grand Finals Rotax junior, but the world championship was the only thing that was missing and in 2015 we took it so I am really happy with it. For all the race the gap between me and Paolo was the same and a was waiting for a mistake by him, but he would not make it and I was only catching millimeters and centimeters. Then he went again and I closed in again. With six laps to go I said now I have to make a move or he is gone and then I went over the limit and with one lap to go I was very close to Paolo, he felt I was there and he started closing the gaps and we lost a lot of speed and then there was a gap for me to go inside and I took the inside line we nearly stopped. Meanwhile, Marco Ardigò closed in on us. He was on the outside, the next corner was to the left and I was in a good line for the chicane and out we came and I knew I was first and I knew no-one could take it from me”.

PEDRO HILTBRAND STRIPPED OF THE THIRD PLACE OF KZ2

In KZ2 the Spaniard of CRG, Pedro Hiltbrand tried his best to get the victory in the CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup on CRG-Maxter, but after being the best following qualifying heats and getting the second place in his Prefinal, he lost some ground early on in the Final. Eventually, Hiltbrand successfully put in an overtaking move for the third place, but stewards judged the move to be too aggressive. For this reason, he was first of all handed a 5 seconds time penalty, and then excluded due to a verbal reaction to the penalty.
Among the other CRG drivers of KZ2, Stan Pex (CRG-Tm) ended fifth, Fabian Federer (CRG-Maxter) was eighth after also fighting for the third place. The Dutch Martijn Van Leeuwen of team CRG Keijzer Racing ended 22nd due to a spin after a contact. His team mate Dylan Davies, after the great third place in the Prefinal, had to retire in the Final as did Fabrizio Rosati who had the merit of managing to qualify for the final stages.
Felice Tiene could not take part in the final stages due to the pain to his left hand and back, after the incident he has been involved in during the last heat on Saturday. Tiene tried to run the warm-up on Sunday morning, but could not continue also to avoid compromising his participation to the KF World Championship that will take place next 27 September in Italy at La Conca (Muro Leccese).

CRG kart

MAXTER engines / TM engines

PEX BROTHERS “BACK TO THE FAMILY”

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PEX BROTHERS “BACK TO THE FAMILY”: AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH CRG

Jorrit and Stan Pex will be back to CRG as they will partake in the forthcoming World Championship of Le Mans with the several times winner Italian make.
The two brothers Jorrit and Stan Pex will compete in the next KZ and KZ2 World Championship with CRG. The two very strong Dutch brothers will return to the important Italian make after a short experience with another brand early on in the season.

PEX IN LE MANS WITH CRG

During their career, Jorrit and Stan Pex obtained their greatest satisfactions with CRG and, at the eve of the World Championship to be held next 13 September in Le Mans, Team Pex Racing took the decision to bet again on the competitiveness of the victorious CRG chassis pushed by TM engines and on the technical assistance of Jos Verstappen.
The most recent KZ World Championship won by CRG was secured by Max Verstappen in 2013 (who also won the European Championship in that year) with the engine support by the father of the current Formula 1 driver.

JORRIT AND STAN PEX

Jorrit Pex and CRG won together the European KZ1 Championship and the WSK Euro Series in 2012, as well as four editions of the KZ2 German Championship, in 2011 on CRG-Maxter and in 2012, 2013 and 2014 on CRG-Tm.
The youngest of the two brothers, Stan Pex, is at his second year in KZ2 and has already shown an important growth. Stan is currently tenth in the German Championship after three rounds.
The two Pex brothers will debut on the CRG chassis next 6 September in Oschersleben’s fourth round of the German DKM Championship, where Jorrit Pex is currently holding the second position of the classification right behind the leader Davide Forè. The important appointment with the KZ World Championship and Super Cup KZ2 will take place only one week after in France at Le Mans.

Championnat d’Allemagne DKM Oschersleben

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Championnat d’Allemagne DKM Oschersleben 2014

DSKM KZ2 -Course 1

2ème FEDERER FABIAN (CRG / MAXTER)

4ème PEX STAN (CRG / TM)

6ème DREEZEN RICK (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

7ème TONI (DR kart / TM)

8ème PEX JORRIT (CRG / TM)

8ème PEX JORRIT (CRG / TM)

DSKM KZ2 -Course 2

1er FEDERER FABIAN (CRG / MAXTER)

3ème SIEBECKE MAIK (CRG / MODENA)

4ème DREEZEN RICK (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

5ème PEX JORRIT (CRG / TM)

7ème PEX STAN (CRG / TM)

10ème KOOIJMAN FINN (CRG / TM)

DKM KF -Course 1

1er SETTE CAMARA (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

5ème VAN LEEUWEN MARTIJN (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

DKM KF -Course 2

1er VAN LEEUWEN MARTIJN (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

DJKM KFJ -Course 1

5ème KUIPER MICHAEL (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

9ème VAN KALMTHOUT RINUS (ZANARDI / TM)

DJKM KFJ -Course 2

7ème KUIPER MICHAEL (ZANARDI / PARILLA)

CRG kart / ZANARDI kart / DR kart

MAXTER engines / PARILLA engines

 

DALE IS THE NEW EUROPEAN KZ2 CHAMPION ON CRG-MAXTER

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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.

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. 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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TRIPLE PODIUM FOR CRG IN GENK. DALE ON CRG – MAXTER « KING » OF KZ2

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Andrea Dalè, privateer driver on CRG-Maxter, dominated the Belgian weekend in Genk winning also the Final, after claiming pole position and victory in all four heats. Federer was also on the podium of KZ2. Felice Tiene stopped by an incident in KF. Jordon Lennox-Lamb on the KZ podium in third place, ahead of Jorrit Pex.The weekend in Belgium at the Circuit of Genk ended with a triple podium marked CRG-Maxter, thanks to a dominant Andrea Dalè, the third place of Fabian Federer in KZ2, and the third of Jordon Lennox-Lamb in KZ, who proceeded Jorrit Pex. Very tough luck for Felice Tiene in KF, who was involved in an incident when he was about to attack the front-runners in a Final whereby he would have certainly been among the protagonists.

FULL HAUL FOR DALE’ IN KZ2, FEDERER THIRD

Andrea Dalè, privateer loyal to CRG colors since his involvement as works driver for the Italian firm, had the upper hand on all his rivals. The driver from Brescia, on CRG-Maxter, got full haul in Genk as he started from the pole position, kept his momentum with 4 wins out of four heats, won the Prefinal and then claimed a fair and square victory in the Final, setting also the fastest lap of the race. Nothing is left to say… “well done!” Really uncatchable by everybody, Dalè has been the “king” of the Belgian weekend winning the first of the three rounds of the European CIK-FIA KZ2 Championship.
Remarkably enough, Andrea Dalè has been the quickest of all the weekend, even compared to the racers of the higher category KZ, both in qualifying when he posted the laptime of 52”801 – that was the absolute record of the event – and in the Final where he posted a 53”017.
Fabian Federer has been very good in KZ2 on CRG powered by Maxter supported directly by the factory, as he ended third in the Final, after a stunning comeback started from P10 due to the fifth place in Prefinal-2.
Some tough luck hit the Costa Rica’s driver Daniel Formal, who was involved in an incident at the start of the Prefinal and then did not make it to the Final. Very good performance for CRG Holland’s Finn Kooijman, on CRG-TM, who was fourth in the KZ2 Final after also holding the second position. The German Maik Siebecke, on CRG-Modena, put in a good Final ended in tenth place. Good growth also for Stan Pex, who is the younger brother of Jorrit Pex, good 19th on CRG-TM.

TIENE STOPPED BY AN INCIDENT IN KF

Felice Tiene could not lunge in KF after starting from the eighth spot of the grid in the Final following a good comeback in Prefinal, where he was 19th on the grid due to an incident in one heat. The Italian driver – who has been racing with KVS engine for his title hunt – was quite ready in the Final to gain P7 at the start closing in on the front runners. Unfortunately, an incident blocked him at the start of the second lap. He then finished in 25th place. This was a real shame as Tiene could have certainly been capable of fighting for the victory to aim to the title in the final race scheduled for the end of August in England.
The Spanish CRG driver Pedro Hiltbrand, had a solid weekend in KF. He managed to gain access to the Final in the repechage race recovering from P20 to third! He later on ended 11th in the Final race. Dionisios Marcu also had a good comeback, as he finished 15th in the Final after getting off from P26.

LENNOX ON THE PODIUM IN KZ

Jordon Lennox-Lamb put in a good performance in KZ. The British driver, on CRG powered by Maxter with the factory support, managed to claim the third step of the podium recovering from the initial eighth position in a very good weekend for CRG.
Lennox proceeded Jorrit Pex on CRG-TM, as the latter ended fourth. The two drivers have been among the main racers of the highest category with the shift throughout the weekend. Davide Forè on CRG-TM run by team DTK ended 16th instead (+10”), while Yannick De Brabander also on CRG-TM could not materialize the starting seventh place and conceded some positions until the final lap when he was forced to the retirement. The Final was won by Ardigò, who has always been among the front runners and closed ahead of Rick Dreezen ZANARDI-PARILLA, while the third place – as said – went to Jordon Lennox-Lamb.

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CRG AND MAX VERSTAPPEN NEW WORLD CHAMPIONS !

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TRIUMPH IN KZ, JORDON LENNOX ON THE PODIUM TOO!
Another great team result has been achieved by CRG in France at the circuit of Varennes sur Allier. Max Verstappen won the KZ World Championship being now the youngest driver ever to win the title in the category with the shift. Lennox was also on the podium with an excellent third. Good performance by Tiene and Forè. Thonon forced to the retirement due to a technical problem. Varennes sur Allier (France). Another title for CRG and Max Verstappen that are unstoppable and unbeatable this year! Max Verstappen is the new KZ World Champion in the most powerful and with the shift category becoming the youngest driver in the history of this series to get the world title last weekend in Varennes, on the very fast Circuit Jean Brun.

The Italian firm and the young Dutch driver (16 years of age next September 30th) got the fifth title in 2013 after winning the KZ1 European Championship, the KF European Championship, the WSK Euro Series KZ1 and the WSK Master Series KZ2, as well as the KF Winter Cup at the beginning of the year. In France it has been a triumph again and one obtained by a very young driver like Max, which launches the chances of youngsters in a category that has traditionally been veterans field.

The 1.500 meters of the circuit of Varennes sur Allier, where slipstreams count a lot (the slipstream is worth 5km/h!), Max Verstappen managed to gain since the beginning those meters that did not allow his rivals to get close enough. The Dutch driver of CRG with Tm engine prepared by his father, former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, put in the perfect weekend that climaxed in the victory of his Prefinal and in the awesome victory in the Final, scored with a 3 seconds gap to Leclerc and on team mate Lennox-Lamb that secured in a sprint the other two steps of the podium.

This has been a team’s victory once again as CRG team has been compact and with several drivers in the hunt for the victory. Aside Max Verstappen, the success at CRG was also built by Jordon Lennox-Lamb (CRG-Parilla), third at the flag and very competitive as always, Felice Tiene (CRG-Maxter), seventh only due to a bumping at the start of the race and Davide Forè (CRG-Tm), poleman in qualifying and stuck in a couple of quite harsh duels that relegated him to the final P12. In other words, all drivers have been among the main protagonists.
Good performance also by Jorrit Pex (CRG-Tm), despite he could not get into the leading group due to several problems and finished 16th. He was followed by a very combative Fabian Federer (CRG-Maxter) in 17th. Alas, the Final missed the participation of 4 times world champion Jonathan Thonon (CRG-Maxter), who was forced to give up in the Prefinal due to a technical problem when he was counter-charging. Was it not for this, CRG could have scored a stunning hat-trick!

IN KZ2 SPINELLI ON THE PODIUM BUT SUB-JUDICE. In the KZ2 CIK-FIA International Super Cup, CRG got on the podium with Loris Spinelli (CRG-Tm), second at the flag after a spectacular recover in a race full of twists.
Unfortunately after the race the driver of team Modena Kart was penalyzed by 5 seconds for an overtaking move that was judged too harsh when he managed to get the lead. His team filed an appeal anyway and the classification is currently “sub-judice” with Boccolacci winner and Spinelli second ahead of Arrue. The sportive court will decide on the events validating or changing the final standings.
The two CRG drivers Xen De Ruwe – very good performance at the debut in the category after his good performances in Rotax Trophies – and Giovanni Martinez – for the first time in a world championship final – managed to get into the KZ2 Final. De Ruwe ended with a good P12, while Martinez had to retire one third into the race while setting good lap times. Positive results for both drivers that competed on CRG-Maxter.

SUNDAY QUOTES

Giancarlo Tinini, President of CRG S.p.A.: “Max Verstappen is in a very strong shape and is giving his best in all circumstances. This is going to be his last year in karting and he will move to motor racing at 99% therefore leaving this world with good memories is a good thing for him and for us. The target is widely met. From our side, I can just say that we are very happy for the result of this race but also for what harvested during the whole season. Besides the wins obtained by Max a lot of our drivers have often been protagonists which means we gained an high level of competitiveness that makes us hopeful to keep the momentum in the future.”

Euan Jeffery, team manager CRG: “We got also this very good result. Max led a stunning race. He did not start too well but then little by little he patiently built his victory. He showed his growth this year also in terms of race strategy. Building such a solid lead on a circuit like this shows his superiority. He did a very good race. As for the others, I think it is a pity that Jordon Lennox did not get the second place as it was at his grasp. We are sorry also for Davide Forè who has always been among the best as for Felice Tiene that was slowed down by a bumping. Good race for Fabian Federer, who did his best, while Jonathan Thonon has been quite unlucky for not qualifying to the Final due to an engine problem. I would like to highlight Xen De Ruwe’s performance. He is a very strong driver despite his little experience in this category. We are also happy for Giovanni Martinez, who got in the Final but was forced to the retirement due to a race contact.”

Max Verstappen:
“It’s amazing, I didn’t think it would have been so easy in the final as this track is all about slipstreaming, I have to thank CRG for the chassis, I was very happy with its balance as well as with my Dad’s engine that was perfect. I won all the championships it’s been a perfect season. Next November I will try to get the last International title of the season, KF World Championship in Bahrain. I am currently leading the standings and I hope I will manage to get such an important result to me and to the whole team”.

Jordon Lennox-Lamb: “I could have finished second but at the penultimate lap I put in the wrong gear and I have been taken. I recovered the lost ground but I could not get the position back. I have been waiting for this race for the whole season and was ready to challenge for the victory. I started from P10 and ended third, that’s not so bad but I wanted to win this race.”

Felice Tiene: “Unfortunately at the first corner of the Final I have been hit from behind and therefore and the back bumper was scraping on my wheel, which slowed me down for the whole race. On such a fast track I could not show all my potential. I was optimist ahead of the Final as I have been quick for all the weekend. This is a pity I certainly could have aspired to something more.”

Davide Forè: “Unfortunately in the Final I had a contact with Ardigò first and then with De Conto. I was close to the front runners and I think I could have got on the podium but I am quite happy anyway on how things went as we have always been among the front runners. It was great to get the pole position on Friday and I am happy for CRG’s victory. My compliments go to Max Verstappen, he won everything he certainly is the driver of the year. Very many compliments to him and CRG as well as to my team DT and my preparator Daldosso who gave his best for me”.

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