The most successful manufacturer in KZ returns to win a World Championship in the most blatant way, imposing itself in the two categories and against the odds. The technical partner of a historic feat is the Italian tuner Galiffa, who has taken up the challenge and worked hard to reach a peak that is difficult to beat.
Remembering just the World Championships of the new millennium, from 2007 to 2011 CRG had pocketed the deadly sequence of Jonathan Thonon, winner of no less than 4 "World Cups" (so called the highest recognition in the category at the time) and then 4 more successes since 2013 to 2017 (when the title "World Championship" was restored) with Max Verstappen, Jorrit Pex and an encore with Paolo De Conto. Then a period of "abstinence" of which 2022 marked the end more than clearly. At Le Mans – where the World Championship should have been held in 2020 (moved to Lonato for Covid restrictions..ed.) and which from that date expected to host the most prestigious event in professional karting again – Gustafsson (an outsider, in predictions) dismantled the most ingrained forecast of the weekend in 20 minutes of Le Mans, which gave Simo Puhakka on Tony Kart/Vortex the super favorite, and rightly so, second best time behind his teammate Noah Milell, ruler of the heats and of the Super Heats and in pole position in the grid for the final. Instead the final revealed a different epilogue, with a Swedish driver on the top step for two years in a row, but this time in Black Orange colors. In KZ2 Arthur Carbonnel completes the picture of a perfect weekend for the CRG-Tm duo, dominating the final of the KZ2 World Cup unchallenged over two valid rookies in the shifter category, Bertuca and Lindblad.