Kart CRG interview: Viktor Gustafsson, the new KZ World Champion

Kart CRG interview: Viktor Gustafsson, the new KZ World Champion Read more

Swedish, 18 years old, Viktor Gustafsson is the new KZ World Champion, the top shifter class of international karting. He started racing in karting at the age of 5 and like many children who dream of becoming the best in this sport, he followed a path of sporting growth that soon took him outside the borders of Sweden, to face international competitions and this year, in his first season as a CRG official driver, on September 4th he has won the most important race of his career up to now at Le Mans: the FIA ​​World Championship KZ.

Podium in OK for CRG at the WSK Open Cup

Podium in OK for CRG at the WSK Open Cup Read more

It has been a positive weekend for the CRG drivers who took part in the WSK Open Cup in Lonato, a single-trial event that opens the end-of-season appointments, where you can already feel that the 2023 season is about to begin, after both the OK and the KZ categories have competed in the FIA ​​World Championships in September.

Kart CRG: Galli and Gomez in the top ten in the FIA World Championship OK

Kart CRG: Galli and Gomez in the top ten in the FIA World Championship OK Read more

The CRG drivers missed out on podium but there was no lack of speed for them while competing in the FIA ​​World Championship OK & OK Junior in Sarno. The most important weekend of the year for the direct drive classes confirmed the competitiveness of the CRG chassis and only a series of unfortunate episodes, decisive in a single round event, deprived the CRG drivers of a more important result.

CRG at the FIA World Championship OK & OK-Junior with 13 drivers

CRG at the FIA World Championship OK & OK-Junior with 13 drivers Read more

September is the month of the Karting World Championships and after the amazing Le Mans weekend at the beginning of the month, in which CRG won the FIA ​​World Championship KZ and the KZ2 World Cup, this week from 14th to 18th September on the Sarno track will take place the FIA ​​World Championship for the OK & OK Junior direct drive classes. All the best international karting drivers will compete for the titles that can open the doors to motorsport for them and guarantee a very important showcase from a sporting and commercial point of view to chassis and engine manufacturers. 93 drivers in the OK category and 111 in the Junior category will take part in the event, representing 49 different countries.

CRG is KZ World Champion and the winner of the KZ2 World Cup 2022

CRG is KZ World Champion and the winner of the KZ2 World Cup 2022 Read more

CRG gets back on top of the world of international karting and does it in the most beautiful and clear way ever, winning both the most important titles in the shifter categories: the FIA​​ Karting World Championship KZ and the FIA Karting World Cup KZ2. A perfect weekend for the CRG drivers at Le Mans in France, where the two most important titles were awarded in a single round.

Kart CRG - Tonteri (KZ) on the podium of the WSK Euro Series

Kart CRG - Tonteri (KZ) on the podium of the WSK Euro Series Read more

The 2nd Round of the WSK Euro Series which took place in Sarno has ended with a podium in KZ for Paavo Tonteri and a positive top ten in OK-Junior for Nikolas Roos. Beyond the sporting results, the weekend was very important for the work carried out, in OK Junior and OK in particular, to prepare for the FIA ​​World Championship, scheduled for September on the same track.

Competitive CRG drivers at the WSK Euro Series in Lonato

Competitive CRG drivers at the WSK Euro Series in Lonato Read more

The 1st Round of the WSK Euro Series which took place in Lonato from 14th to 17th July ended with a positive balance from the performance point of view. In the KZ top class, Jeremy Iglesias won the Pre-Final and started from pole for the Final, finishing the race in P2 after an unlucky start in which he lost 2 positions. On the podium with him was also Viktor Gustafsson, P3 at the finish line in front of Alex Irlando and Jorge Pescador, who finished the race in P4 and P5 completing the parade of CRG drivers in the top positions.

Positive feedback for CRG from the last round of the Euro OK & OK Junior

Positive feedback for CRG from the last round of the Euro OK & OK Junior Read more

The Franciacorta track in Italy has hosted the last of the 4 Rounds of the FIA ​​European Championship OK & OK Junior. After the races which took place in Portugal, Spain and Sweden, the Italian track awarded the titles to the Russian Khavalkin (OKJ) and the Japanese Nakamura-Berta (OK)

The 2022 European KZ and KZ2 titles have been awarded in Cremona (Italy)

The 2022 European KZ and KZ2 titles have been awarded in Cremona (Italy) Read more

The 2022 FIA European Championship has ended on the Cremona track in Italy where the 2nd and final Round of the Continental Championship for the KZ and KZ2 classes took place from 16th to 19th June. At CRG there were many expectations, especially in KZ2, after Jorge Pescador's beautiful and convincing test in the opening race, but on the Italian track, things did not go in the right direction, unfortunately. The results obtained on the track were below expectations and the potential expressed right from free practice. Certainly, the weekend was complicated by the high temperatures and tire management on a track that has gradually rubbed-in a lot, but above all it was some unfortunate episodes that affected the overall balance of the CRG drivers.

Competitive CRG drivers at Kristianstad in the Euro OK-OKJ

Competitive CRG drivers at Kristianstad in the Euro OK-OKJ Read more

Positive results in both categories (OK and OK-Junior), which were the protagonists of the 3rd Round of the FIA ​​European Championship held in Sweden from 2nd to 5th June. It was especially the Brazilian Olin Galli who stood out from the qualifying practice on the Kristianstad track, with the 22nd overall time, then continuing his qualifying path in the Heat with 2 second places as his best results, which guaranteed him to start from P4 on the starting grid in the Final.

CRG to attend the Euro OK & OKJ with 6 drivers in Kristianstad

CRG to attend the Euro OK & OKJ with 6 drivers in Kristianstad Read more

The 3rd Round of the season of the FIA ​​European Championship OK and OK-Junior will take place from 2nd to 5th June at the Kristianstad track in Sweden. Two weeks ago the same track hosted the two direct drive categories for the Champions of the Future event, which was a great test, just in view of this important meeting this weekend.

The 2nd round of the FIA European Championship OK & OKJ to take place in Spain

The 2nd round of the FIA European Championship OK & OKJ to take place in Spain Read more

International Karting will make a stop in Spain at the Circuito Internacional Zuera, where from 29th April to 1st May is scheduled the 2nd round of the FIA ​​European Championship for the OK and OK Junior categories.

Bad luck for Gustafsson and Gomez out in the Final in the Euro OK

Bad luck for Gustafsson and Gomez out in the Final in the Euro OK Read more

It was not a lucky weekend for the CRG Racing Team the one that has just ended on the Portimao track in Portugal, where Round 1 of the FIA ​​European Championship OK & OK-Junior took place. Gabriel Gomez' retirement in the OK Final due to a technical problem and the one of Viktor Gustafsson due to a race contact, heavily influenced the team's balance, partially saved by the good performance of Olin Galli, who started in the back of the grid due to a problem in the Super Heat, but able to recover positions with a great race pace up to P13, just out of the top ten.

Kart CRG - The 1st round of the FIA European Championship OK and OK Junior to take place in Portimao this weekend

Kart CRG - The 1st round of the FIA European Championship OK and OK Junior to take place in Portimao this weekend Read more

Everything is ready in Portimao, Portugal, in the Algarve region, for the first of the 4 rounds of the FIA ​​European Championship of the OK and OK Junior direct drive classes, which will take place from 7 to 10 April. After the preparatory events at the beginning of the year, now it’s time for the most important Championships of the season for International karting.

Kart CRG: The 1st round of the Champions of the Future is over

Kart CRG: The 1st round of the Champions of the Future is over Read more

From 24 to 27 March, at the Portimao track took place the 1st Round of the Champions of the Future, the Championship made of 4 events organized by RGMMC to allow the teams and drivers of International karting to prepare for the FIA ​​European Championship.

The last round of the WSK Master takes place in Sarno this weekend

The last round of the WSK Master takes place in Sarno this weekend Read more

The 4th and final round of the WSK Master Series, one of the most important international championships on the sidelines of the FIA ​​events, will take place at the International Circuit of Naples from 10th to 13th March. Actually, for the KZ category it will be the 3rd round as it was not scheduled for last week in Lecce, contrarily to the Mini, OK Junior and OK Senior classes.

Kart CRG: More than 300 drivers at the WSK Master next weekend

Kart CRG: More than 300 drivers at the WSK Master next weekend Read more

From 9th to 13th February the Lonato track will host the 2nd round of the WSK Master, which will be attended by around 350 drivers in the 4 international Mini, OK Junior, OK Senior and KZ categories. This large turnout is a positive sign and rewards the choice of the main teams and constructors involved in international karting, to jointly select the races to take part in, on the sidelines of the FIA ​​Karting events. In this way the commitments of the teams will be more manageable and the show on the track always at a high level.

LINE-UP CRG 2022! Season kicks of for the CRG RACING TEAM

LINE-UP CRG 2022! Season kicks of for the CRG RACING TEAM Read more

The Lonato track in Italy will host the first official 2022 appearance of the CRG Racing Team. The 1st round of the WSK Master is scheduled on the Lombard track from 26th to 30th January and it is one of the most important meetings for International karting on the sidelines of the FIA ​​Karting events.

MotoGP riders Marc and Alex Márquez will train with CRG karts

MotoGP riders Marc and Alex Márquez will train with CRG karts Read more

Brothers Marc and Alex Márquez, official Honda riders in MotoGP, will introduce karting into their training plan from this year, following the example of many F1 drivers. The Spanish brothers have chosen CRG as a technical partner, which through Carlos Gil, the Spanish importer of the Italian Factory and CEO of SportKart Vendrell, has supplied them with 2 newly approved KZ chassis.

Giancarlo Tinini's 2021 review: "Close relationship with Max and Lewis as both raced for CRG"

Giancarlo Tinini's 2021 review: "Close relationship with Max and Lewis as both raced for CRG" Read more

Now that 2021 is definitely over, CRG boss Giancarlo Tinini draws up a sporting and commercial review of the past year, anticipating the most important themes of the upcoming new season.

Max Verstappen: From karting with CRG to the F1 title

Max Verstappen: From karting with CRG to the F1 title Read more

Max Verstappen won the F1 World Championship title at the age of 24 years only, after one of the most exciting seasons of all time.

Following the WSK Final the 2021 season is (almost) over

Following the WSK Final the 2021 season is (almost) over Read more

Even if the CRG team will take part in the XX Copa de Campeones in Zuera next December, the long competitive season of international meetings for the Mini, OK-Junior, OK and KZ classes has essentially ended with the WSK Final in Adria.

WSK Final: The last race of the year in Adria

WSK Final:  The last race of the year in Adria Read more

The last racing weekend of the year for International Karting has already begun with the first free practice of the WSK Final. The event scheduled in Adria will be the last competitive match for the drivers of the Mini, Junior, OK and KZ2 classes, after a long season structured on over 20 meetings which include FIA, WSK and Trophy events.

The 2022 edition of the 24 hours karting of Italy has been presented

The 2022 edition of the 24 hours karting of Italy has been presented Read more

The prestigious Endurance Karting event promoted by CRG will be back in 2022 and will take place on 26th and 27th March, on the Italian racetrack in Adria. After the limitations due to Covid this year, the organizers were convinced to move this event to June, but the 5th edition of the karting marathon that CRG organizes with its Honda-powered Centurion Rental Karts will be back to its usual timing at the end of March.

CRG presents the new FIA homologated chassis

CRG presents the new FIA homologated chassis Read more

Following the inspection by the FIA technicians at the Factory headquarters in Italy in October, CRG has officially presented the newly homologated chassis for the International categories and for the major Brand Trophies. The CRG range of chassis with FIA homologation, which we remind you is mandatory to participate in all the official International and National competitions for the OK, KZ categories and for the most important single-make Trophies such as Rotax, X 30 or ROK, will consist of 5 Racing chassis.

CRG among the big karting names at the FIA World Championship OK & OKJ

CRG among the big karting names at the FIA World Championship OK & OKJ Read more

By scoring the overall pole position and attending all the qualifying heats as protagonists with Gabriel Gomez, the CRG colors were among the great leads of the OK and OK Junior World Championship, which took place in Spain on the Campillos track from 27th to 31st October. Unfortunately, the excellent performances that led the Brazilian driver to start from P3 in the Final, did not brought to a place on the podium, due to a contact that took place immediately in the early stages of the Final.

Briggs Kart: How CRG is promoting the basic kart

Briggs Kart: How CRG is promoting the basic kart Read more

It is a common thought among professionals that practiced karting is increasingly becoming an exclusive sport for a few wealthy. This discipline is betraying its origins, a simple and ideal “racing” vehicle to offer the emotions of the track to a wide audience. Unfortunately, also thanks to the increasingly rapid path to motorsport that can be practiced at the age of 15, everything has become more competitive, extreme.

Champions of the Future: the trial run of the FIA World Championship OK & OKJ

Champions of the Future: the trial run of the FIA World Championship OK & OKJ Read more

The OK and OK-Junior categories will be the international karting’s protagonists for the next two weeks. All the teams and drivers of these preparatory motor-racing classes will in fact be in Spain at the Campillos racetrack, where the Champions of the Future will take place from 21st to 24th October and the FIA ​​World Championship the following week, from 27th to 31st October.

Kart CRG: The 1st round of the WSK Open Cup has been affected by the weather conditions

Kart CRG: The 1st round of the WSK Open Cup has been affected by the weather conditions Read more

The WSK Open Cup weekend in Lonato has been characterized by an important and productive amount of work for the CRG Racing Team. But it is also about lower results, compared to the expectations and the potential shown in many phases of the race weekend. The final day of the event was affected by the rain which, as we know, always generates a sort of lottery on the track, between driver mistakes and set up moves to be done in a short time, assuming the evolution of the track.

Kart CRG: The Mini and the OK Categories are back on the track for the WSK Open

Kart CRG: The Mini and the OK Categories are back on the track for the WSK Open Read more

The Lonato track will host the 1st Round of the WSK Open Series from 15th to 19th September. This event consisting in two appointments, will see its final test on 3rd October at the Adria circuit. For the CRG Factory Team it will be an opportunity to get back behind the wheel with the direct drive Mini and OK classes, after the long summer break, in which the action on the track was reserved for the KZ categories (to rest during this event as decided by CRG).