The young Dutchman was quick to integrate with Intrepid / TM in KF2 whom he only signed for on January 10, on pole in front of Antonio Fuoco (Tony Kart / Vortex). The top five was completed by Christian Sorensen (LH / BMB), Dennis Olsen (Energy / TM) and Charles Leclerc (ART GP / Parilla). The first French driver, Nicolas Gonzales (GP-Racing/TM) was in 16th, just ahead of Erwan Julé (DR / TM), while Anthoine Hubert (Formula K / TM) finished in 21st place. 97 drivers are competing in KF2.
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Lonato is no longer blocked by snow! Sun shines on the Brescia region, at least on the Friday of the Winter Cup. 273 drivers took part in official qualifying in late morning, so the event is now started.
Arthur Lehouck (Sodi / Parilla) was a sensation in his first international race in KF3, coming directly from the Mini category. Already quick in free practice, he has simply been the fastest of the 104 drivers, leading Tony Kart driver Alessio Lorandi by 31/100. The KF3 hierarchy includes many little-known names in the top rankings, while some favorites are relegated to the back of the grid. The European champion George Russell (Intrepid / TM) is 6th, Julien Darras (Intrepid / Parilla), the second French driver in 12th, the beginner Lucas Marchi (ART GP / Parilla) in 16th, Connor Jupp (Energy / TM) 22nd, Luca Corberi (Kosmic / Vortex) 27th at his own track, Felix Nilsson (Energy / TM) in 30th, then Gabi Aubry (Birel / TM), Dorian Guldenfels and Jeremy Demarque (Sodi / Parilla), then Dorian Boccolacci (Intrepid / TM) in 39th. After a carburettor problem, Lance Stroll (Zanardi / Parilla) and Paolo Besancenez (Sodi / Parilla) followed...
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The new racing season is about to start and CRG is all set and ready to get onto the track for the first challenge of the year, the Winter Cup of Lonato. CRG official team has changed most of its members and its new drivers have all the characteristics and the talent to fight for the success, together with the "old" and already successful CRG champions. From the technical point of view, CRG can enjoy the potentiality offered by the brand new and just homologated chassis and by the more and more performing Maxter engines.
The Target is Victory. The Winter Cup of Lonato, as usual, is the first test for all the team. Good sports and technical responses are expected; then CRG will be full operating to face the 2012 season in the most prestigious international championships. For a winning team like CRG, world leader of the sector, the target is always the same: victory!
Great Potentiality in KZ2. In the Winter Cup, CRG fields its best drivers in all the three categories, from the most performing category, the KZ2, where the team is led by the new world champion Jonathan Thonon, four time winner of the category with gearbox and well motivated to achieve great results this year too. The great potentiality of CRG in KZ2 is completed by the five time world champion Davide Forè, by the young but already interesting protagonist of international karting Mirko Torsellini, winner in the recent WSK Final Cup, and by Fabian Federer, from this year a fully-fledged official driver after the titles he won in the KZ2 Italian and European championships on CRG.
Great expectations also in KF2 and KF3. Also in KF2 and KF3 CRG stands great chances for victory. The team aims at confirming and renewing its leadership also in this junior categories. In KF2 CRG fields its best drivers: the confirmed Jordon Lennox-Lamb and Felice Tiene, last year's protagonists in the KF1 world championship, and the new team member Luke Varley, a young English driver with great potentialities. Also the KF3 team is excellent, with the American Santino Ferrucci, the Spanish champion Alex Palou and the Brazilian Victor Baptista.
In this race, in KF2 also Alessandro Vantini and the French Ingrid Girard are racing for CRG.
In Lonato there is going to be also the debut of the LH Racing Team by Lewis Hamilton, with the chassis produced by CRG. In KF2 the English Tom Joyner and Shaun Slavin will be on the track, besides the Danish Christian Sorensen.
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Grande émotion dans le clan Tonelli avec les débuts officiels de Jean-Eric Vergne en F1 au volant de la Toro Rosso STR 7 lors des premiers tests de la saison 2012 à Jerez.
"Les couleurs de Julie en F1, c'est un aboutissement, un rêve qui se réalise." confie Gérard Tonelli très ému. "Quand on pense à toutes les étapes à franchir pour arriver en F1, penser à coller le papillon de la Fondation sur son casque est vraiment exceptionnel. Merci à JEV et à Renaud Derlot pour ce geste hautement symbolique, merci également aux milliers de pilotes de karting qui nous soutiennent sur tous les circuits !"
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