Giancarlo Tinini, president of C.R.G. S.p.A., announces an
agreement which concerns the creation of a new “CRG
Junior Team”: “An agreement has been reached between CRG and VDK for
the creation of a Junior Team which will have the
task to let the young drivers grow in competitions. The
selection of the best drivers it’s up to VDK, then they will
be proposed to the factory team for the continuation of
their activity at the highest levels”.
The CRG Group is going to extend its racing engagement in karting and will have a new “CRG Junior Team”
that will be side by side with the head office, with the main goal to let the new karting talents grow. The
“CRG Junior Team” will therefore have the mission to favour above all the young drivers competitive
activity towards the most important sports goals. It’s a clear sign of trust in the future, starting from the
youngest drivers, which involves an important brand such as the CRG Group, that confirmed itself also this
year as the most winning brand in World Championship titles.
The new “CRG Junior Team” will be managed by the two Belgian brothers Alain and Eric Verdaasdonk,
appreciated owners of the VDK Team and clever talent-scout like in the case of Jonathan Thonon, world
champion now for the third consecutive time with CRG-Maxter after having started his karting career in
1996 in the “mini” class of the Belgian Championship with the VDK Team. Among the drivers who are
followed at the moment by the VDK Team we need to mention the 17-years-old Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne
who is successfully racing in the WSK International Series.
The “CRG Junior Team” will take part in the international races of the KF3 and KF2 categories, in the
Belgian and French Championships and will avail itself of a suitable operating structure on the race tracks.
Press Office C.R.G. S.p.A.
Lonato (Brescia), November 6th 2009
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