HAT-TRICK OF CRG-MAXTER ON THE WSK PODIUM IN THE STATES. THONON (KZ2) AND VERSTAPPEN (KF3) CLOSE TO THE WORLD SERIES IN THE SECOND EVENT OF THE WSK WORLD SERIES, THONON AND CARLTON DOMINATE IN KZ2 AND GET ON THE FIRST TWO STEPS OF THE PODIUM.
HAT-TRICK OF CRG-MAXTER ON THE WSK PODIUM IN THE STATES. THONON (KZ2) AND VERSTAPPEN (KF3) CLOSE TO THE WORLD SERIES
IN THE SECOND EVENT OF THE WSK WORLD SERIES, THONON AND CARLTON DOMINATE IN KZ2 AND GET ON THE FIRST TWO STEPS OF THE PODIUM. VERSTAPPEN WINS IN KF3. GOOD PERFORMANCE OF FORE' IN SUPER KF; TWO CRASHES STOP KOKO AND TIENE IN THE FINAL.
Millville (USA), 1st August 2010. Another great result for the CRG-Maxter Official Team in the "WSK World Series" in the second out of three events of the season, which took place in the USA on the hard and demanding circuit "F1 New Jersey" of Millville, in the beautiful complex of the New Jersey Motorsports Park. The track, quite narrow, anti-clockwise and with several ups and downs, strained the drivers physically but, in the same time, exalted the qualities of the CRG chassis and the competiveness of the Maxter engine, absolutely the most performing of all.
The "All Black" drivers of the Italian team literally swept the board, especially in KZ2 and in KF3, where the CRG's triumph was undisputed both in the pre-final and in the final. Excellent performances also in Super KF e KF2.
In KZ2, the leader of the ranking Jonathan Thonon was simply unreachable - despite an annoying flu. He won all there was to win: from the pole position to the win in all the heats. He finished winning the pre-final and the final, arriving before his teammate Gary Carlton. Great satisfaction for the American driver too: with his second place he was able to celebrate on the podium an outstanding performance in front of his own public.
Now Thonon, with full score after his wins in Portugal and the USA, has a great advantage in the ranking. With only a race of the WSK World series to go he has got 55 points more than his teammate Carlton and 56 than Dreezen (Tony Kart).
In KF3 the very young Dutch driver Max Verstappen confirmed his leadership in the category, after conquering the Euro Series Championship. Verstappen was always among the best drivers, and eventually managed to win both the pre-final and the final. With this double success, Verstappen too is battling for the championship, being 47 points ahead of the Rumanian Visoiu (Tony Kart) and 63 of the Spanish Oriola (FA Kart), who was a tough rival in the Amercan race.
In KF3 there was the good performance of the other CRG driver Antonio Fuoco "Speedy". After a rather unlucky start, the young and promising Italian driver achieved a terrific recovery in the pre-final (6th), which continued in the final till he reached the 4th place.
The driver who missed the final podium in the race of Millville -- but it was no fault of his -- was the French "Koko" Arnaud Kozlinski. The CRG driver was pushed off the track when he was third. In the pre-final, Koko had managed to gain an excellent second place, and in the final too was battling for the podium. Unfortunately he was involved in a crash during the fifth lap and obliged to restart from the last positions. Anyway, he was able to recover brilliantly and achieved a final 7th place. Among the CRG drivers, in the top positions in Super KF we find Davide Forè, excellent fifth in the final after battling to get on the podium.
Felice Tiene placed tenth in the pre-final but was then obliged to retire because of a crash when he was occupying the first positions. On the other hand Eddy Tinini was more constant: after a difficult start and after the 15th position in the pre-final, Eddy managed to recover until the 11th place of the final.
In KF2, the Danish driver Michelle Gatting had started her American adventure with a terrific second place in the official timed practice with a gap of only 64 milliseconds from the pole position; she then got an excellent third place in the first heat. She then got involved in a series of misadventures which did not let her express at her usual levels. Anyway, she arrived 8th in the pre-final and 12th in the final.
Among the other American drivers racing for CRG, in KZ2 good performance of Ron White, 7th in the pre-final but then obliged to retire.
Giancarlo Tinini, CRG S.p.A. Chairman: "This American meeting was absolutely positive for us. Our equipment was at its top level in all the categories. In KZ2 we won without any problem. Great result of Thonon and Carlton. In KF3 too we achieved very good results, both with Verstappen and Speedy; the latter could have managed to get on the podium if he hadn't been hit by another driver. In Super KF we were among the best: Koko was the runner-up of the pre-final, and he could have reached the podium if he hadn't had a contact in the first part of the race. Forè and Tiene's performances deserved the podium too, the latter unfortunately had to stop because of a crash. Eddy managed to do better in the final part. In KF2 too Michelle Gatting in the first phases of the race was able to show all the potentialities of our equipment."