The first round of the WSK Super Master Series takes karting action to Adria for the second weekend in a row this February 5th. Paolo De Conto and Simo Puhakka in KZ2 with CRG. A lot of interesting debuts to take place in OK and OK-Junior.
The Adria Karting Raceway is once again under the spotlight, this time around for the opener of the WSK Super Master Series, race that takes place one week after the Champions Cup that has seen CRG dominating KZ2 and scoring great results also in OK and OK-Junior. CRG Racing Team is about to field an increased number of drivers in Adria, some of which are at the debut and all set to run a strong 2017 season with the Italian outfit.
DE CONTO AND PUHAKKA IN KZ2
World Champion Paolo De Conto will be at the start of KZ2 on CRG-Tm. He comes from the victory taken in Guadalajara (Mexico) and is well motivated to shine again during this season. Alongside De Conto, Simo Puhakka will also make it to the track. He also has been competing in Mexico with CRG being among the quickest and claiming the fifth final position. CRG will also field again the winners of the recent WSK Champions Cup: in the order on Adria’s podium, Stan Pex, Flavio Camponeschi and Jorrit Pex, all on CRG-Tm. Taymour Kermanshahchi and Alessandro Giardelli will complete CRG’s drivers lineup. Regarding private teams, CRG Keijzer Racing will field the Russian Ivan Nosov, CRG Holland the German Alexander Schmitz and the Swedes Andreas Johansson and Benjamin Tornqvist Persson.
THREE EXCELLENT DEBUTS IN OK
The await is mounting at CRG for the debut of three particularly interesting rookies in OK. Expectations are high for CIK-FIA Academy 2016 Champion from Britain Callum Bradshaw, for the Spanish driver Kilian Meyer who comes from single make smaller categories, and for Davide Lombardo who is seeking a confirmation of his unquestionable talent in OK. All these drivers will compete on CRG-Parilla. The quick Norwegian driver Dennis Hauger will have another go in Adria, after the recent retirement from the Champions Cup due to a problem to the spark plug in Prefinal, hiccup that followed his pole position in qualifying. Matteo Nannini will also try to counter-charge after the technical problems he recently suffered in Adria. Team CRG Raceland will line up Michael Rosina.
FONTECHA NEW ENTRY IN OK-JUNIOR
CRG will also add another protagonist in the mix of OK-Junior, the Spaniard Ayrton Fontecha, assisted by Carlos Gil’s Sportkart will in fact strengthen the works team of this category. The brilliant French Gillian Henrion will be at the start after the recent second place on the podium in Champions Cup. The other French driver Evann Mallet, who was among the quickest in qualifying and heats recently in Adria, will also be part of CRG’s lineup, as the Spanish José Antonio Gomez, the Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto and the Malaysian Nik Zamir Zakwan. Among CRG private teams of Junior, RL-Competition will line up Marius Zug, who was among the protagonists of the WSK Champions Cup, M2 Racing Karts Javier Sagrera, Morsicani Racing Leonardo Bizzotto, SRP Racing Team Cherine Broer, CRG Keijzer Racing Kas Haverkort, WJS Racing Dilano Van T Hoff, CRG TB Racing Luca Maish and Hugo Sasse and CRG Holland Linus Janssen.
CRG CHARGING ALSO IN 60 MINI
A total of 90 drivers will partake in the always crowded 60 Mini, and CRG private teams are all set to confirm their place among the absolute protagonists. Team CRG Gamoto comes from the victory at the WSK Champions Cup with the very young Alfio Spina. Alongside him, Team CRG Gamoto will line up Martinius Kleve Stenshorne, Luca Giardelli, Marcos Flack, Adam Putera, Akshay, Nikhil Bohra, Christian Ho, Aidan Quek and Laurens Van Hoepen in Adria’s WSK Super Master Series. Expectations are high also for the other CRG-affiliated teams. EGP Racing Team will bring on track Ean Eyckmans, CRG Holland Justin Polman, Sa Aad Variawa and Saood Variawa, DCK Racing Lorens Lecertua, M2 Racing Kart Lucas Pons, CRG Keijzer Racing Bart Ploeg, RL-Competition Lilly Zug, Morsicani Racing Enzo Scionti, TBKart Kacper Sztuka and Tymoteusz Kucharczyk.
ADRIA’S PROGRAMME (local time) WSK Super Master Series, 2-5.02.2017
Thursday 2 February 2017: Free practice
Friday 3 February 2017: Qualifying from 13:40. Heats from 15:40.
Saturday 4 February 2017: Heats from 10:20.
Sunday 5 February 2017: Heats from 10:20. Prefinals from 10:50. Finals from 14:00.