CRG in Genk for the challenge worth a season: the KZ-KZ2 World Championship

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The CIK-FIA KZ and KZ2 International Super Cup will take place in Belgium and CRG will field its best drivers, starting from the KZ World Champion of the past two editions Paolo De Conto. More than 30 CRG factory and private drivers on track in Genk.

The most important race of the KZ and KZ2 categories will take place at Genk in Belgium. This is the one-round CIK-FIA World Championship and International Super Cup, that will make a joint event with the fourth and closing round of the Academy Trophy for the youngest drivers.
In Genk, CRG will field its best drivers in KZ and KZ2, category in which the Italian outfit has the record of wins and titles. Paolo De Conto’s race is quite awaited in Belgium, as he is the reigning World Champion and winner of the two most recent world titles – Kristianstad  2016 and Wackersdorf 2017, that the Italian driver secured on CRG-Tm. The potential shown by De Conto is remarkable also in this season, and the Italian driver is resolute to hit the big target again after the big disappointment of the European Championship in Lonato, when he clinched the title, but was later on stripped of the win due to an  overtaking move deemed “irregular”. This gave the CRG driver further motivation to try and bounce back.
In 2018 CRG has secured the KZ European Championship with Jorrit Pex (CRG-Tm) and the third place in the KZ2 European Championship with Emilien Denner (Kalì-Kart-Tm). CRG has also won the German DKM Championship in KZ2 with Fabian Federer (CRG-Tm) and in KZ2 Cup with Denner (Kalì-Kart-Tm). Both titles were secured in Genk, on the same circuit that is about to stage the World Championship.
Pedro Hiltbrand is among the CRG drivers hunting for a good result in KZ as he came third in the OK European Championship this year and eighth in the KZ European Championship, after winning the KZ2 Super Cup on CRG-Maxter in Kristianstad back in 2016. The Spanish driver of CRG will be among the main contenders to the final victory in Genk, as his team mates Jorrit Pex (World Champion in 2015), Stan Pex (CRG Holland), Fabian Federer (SRP Racing Team) and Andrea Dalè.
The CRG lot for KZ2 includes Emilien Denner, the Swiss Jean Luyet, the Italians  Filippo Berto and Marco Valenti, the Spanish Gerard Cebrian Ariza and Enrico Prosperi, the Brazilian Gaetano Gomes Di Mauro, the Finn Arto Ojaranta, the Greek  Fotis Sotiropoulos, while CRG Holland will field the Dutch Benjamin Tornqvist (who was second last year) that will race alongside other team mates and all drivers of team SRP and private teams. A total of 25 CRG drivers (including the brands Kalì Kart and Zanardi) will make it to the track in KZ2. Virtually, one fourth of the entered drivers will be on a CRG chassis, which is the highest number among the constructors present in Genk. The total number of CRG drivers counting KZ and KZ2 amounts in fact to 32.
CIK-FIA KZ-KZ2 World Championship (and previous equivalent categories)
2017: Paolo De Conto (ITA), KZ, CRG / TM / Bridgestone
Wackersdorf, 10.09.2017
2016: Paolo De Conto (ITA), KZ, CRG / TM / Vega
Kristianstad, 04.09.2016
2016: Pedro Hiltbrand (ESP), KZ2 (Super Cup), CRG / Maxter / Vega
Kristianstad, 04.09.2016
2015: Jorrit Pex (NLD), KZ, CRG / TM / Bridgestone
Le Mans, 13.09.2015
2013: Max Verstappen (NLD), KZ, CRG / TM / Bridgestone
Varennes, 22.09.2013
2012: Jordon Lennox-Lamb (GBR), KZ2 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Vega
Sarno, 02.09.2012
2011: Jonathan Thonon (BEL), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Genk, 04.09.2011
2009: Jonathan Thonon (BEL), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Sarno, 06.09.2009
2008: Jonathan Thonon (BEL), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Varennes, 07.09.2008
2007: Jonathan Thonon (BEL), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Sarno, 02.09.2007
1993: Alessandro Piccini (ITA), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì-Kart / Pavesi / Dunlop
Val Vibrata, 05.09.1993
1992: Danilo Rossi (ITA), FC 125 cc, CRG / Pavesi / Dunlop
Mariembourg, 06.09.1992
1989: Gianluca Giorgi (ITA), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì-Kart / Kalì-Kart / Dunlop
Olomouc, 03.09.1989
1985: Piermario Cantoni (ITA), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì-Kart / Balen / Dunlop
Laval, 01.09.1985
1984: Gabriele Tarquini (ITA), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì Kart / Balen / Dunlop
Axamo, 09.09.1984
Wednesday, September 5th: Free practice.
Thursday, September 6th: Free practice.
Friday, September 7th: Free practice, Qualifying practice from 16:25.
Saturday, September 8th: Qualifying heats from 9:40 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 19:25.
Sunday, September 9th: Qualifying heats from 10:05 to 12:45. Final at 13:55.
Complete results, Live Timing and Live Streaming will be available at
Press Office
September 4th, 2018
In the pictures: 1) Paolo De Conto in action at the recent European Championship

Press Release by: CRG Racing Team - 06/09/18

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