Rain shuffled cards in Castelletto's finals of WSK

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After the splendid qualifying stages, the finals under the rain troubled a bit CRG drivers. Davide Forè has been the best in KZ2 and Pedro Hiltbrand in KF, both sixth. Victory to Dennis Hauger in Mini.

The onset of Spring in Castelletto has been an illusion of the calendar. Following a good Saturday 21 March, weather changed on Sunday and it turned to rain, wind and cold temperatures. This shuffled the cards of the second round of the WSK Super Master Series. 
After the highs in Friday's practice and in the heats on Saturday, when Paolo De Conto has been the best of KZ2 on CRG Road Rebel chassis pushed by a Maxter MX-S by Savard engine, together with Fabian Federer on Maxter prepared directly by the Italian outfit, Davide Forè came to the fore on Sunday after running a very good qualifying stage. In the Final, Forè managed to take a sixth place confirming in this way the competitiveness of the Road Rebel chassis and that of the Maxter MX-S engine. Forè has been proceeded at the flag by Ardigò, Abbasse, Camponeschi, Corberi and Lennox.
Simo Puhakka managed to recover up to P12 after a troubled qualifying. Fabian Federer had to settle for P18 voiding the stunning performance put in during the heats where he also took a win. Paolo De Conto had to retire due to a technical problem to the crown wheel. This was a real pity as the CRG driver had been among the absolute quickest early on in the weekend and was the best after heats with two wins. The European Champion Andrea Dalè was relegated to P18, while Fabrizio Rosati had to retire after a spin.
The situation did not go CRG drivers ways neither in KF after the great performance shown on Saturday's qualifying. The competitiveness of CRG Gem Star chassis has been great anyway. What went missing under the deluge was a bit of good luck on a soaking wet track. The Spanish driver Pedro Hiltbrand has been the best of the CRG lot in sixth, but he could have even closed better if he only had not been hit by behind. The Dutch driver Martijn Van Leeuwen of team CRG Keijzer found himself in the back and managed to get back up to P16, ahead of Felice Tiene, who was eventually handed a 10 seconds time penalty and relegated to the 23rd place. This result does not tell the truth on Tiene's competitiveness as he put in some spectacular comebacks in qualifying heats. Dionisios Marcu had some setup problems and ended 20th, as Archie Tillett who ended 22nd.  The Final was won by Basz.
In KF Junior, the Malaysian driver Muizzuddin Musyaffa Bin Abdul Gafar of team Gamoto, on CRG KT2 chassis, did not manage to capitalize on the good things done in qualifying heats when he ended 10th. A contact at the start of the Prefinal forced him to give up preventing him to be among the finalists.
Sweet news for CRG colors came in 60 Mini instead, where the young Norwegian driver Dennis Hauger of team Gamoto took a splendid win leading from lights to flag on CRG Hero chassis. Thanks to this result, Hauger is currently leading the classification confirming to be an absolute protagonist also in this category after already winning the WSK Champions Cup and the WSK Golden Cup in this season. Leonardo Marseglia ended 11th after being hit from behind.

Press Release by: CRG - 23/03/15

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