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  • 8/14/2019 15. Winter Cup

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    [ D i g i t a r e i l t e s t o ]

    15. WINTER CUP

    SEASON OPENS AND CRG MAXTER IMMEDIATELY TAKES

    THE LEAD AT WINTER CUP

    DAVID FORE AND ARNAUD KOZLINSKI WIN THEIR HEATS AND WILL START TOGETHER WITH JONATHAN

    THONON FROM THE FIRST ROWS IN THE FINAL PHASE OF SUNDAY. IN KF3 GREAT DEBUTOFMAX

    VERSTAPPEN AND IN KF2 MICHELLE GATTING SURPRISES EVERYBODY WITH CRG JUNIOR TEAM

    Desenzano del Garda

    (Brescia Italy), 20th

    February 2010.The first

    signals are very positive

    indeed for CRG-MAXTER

    Team at the 15thedition of

    the Winter Cup, opening

    event of the karting season

    on the South Garda karting

    circuit at Lonato.

    I n t h e q u a l i f y i n g p r a c t i c e

    David Foref r o m B r e s c i a

    ( I t a l y ) l i t u p t h e c o l o u r s o f

    C R G - M A X T E R w i t h h i s p o l e

    p o s i t i o n i n S u p e r K F , b r i n g i n g

    i m m e d i a t e l y t o t h e g e n e r a l

    a t t e n t i o n t h e n e w l y

    h o m o l o g a t e d M a x t e r

    E n g i n e s . I n t h e S a t u r d a y q u a l i f y i n g

    h e a t s D a v i d F o r e a c h i e v e d a

    f a n t a s t i c w i n i n t h e t o p c a t e g o r y a s

    w e l l a s h i s t e a m - m a t e Arnaud

    Kozlinskiw h o m a n a g e d t o w i n t h e

    t h i r d h e a t . T h e F r e n c h d r i v e r ,

    r e i g n i n g w o r l d c h a m p i o n o f S u p e r

    K F a n d w i n n e r o f 2 0 0 9 W S K , w i l l

    s t a r t w i t h a s l i g h t d e l a y o n S u n d a y

    f i n a l p h a s e b e c a u s e o f h i s

    i n v o l v e m e n t i n a n a c c i d e n t d u r i n g

    t h e s t a r t o f h i s f i r s t h e a t . O n t h e

    c o n t r a r y , F o r w i l l s t a r t f r o m t h e

    f r o n t r o w , w i t h h i s r i v a l M a r c o

    A r d i g ( T o n y K a r t ) b y h i s s id e ,

    w i n n e r o f t h e s e c o n d h e a t a n d w h o

    g r a b b e d t h e p o l e o f t h e p r e - f i n a l

    b e c a u s e h e a c h i e v e d t h e o v e r a l l

    b e s t s c o r e . Jonathan Thonont o o

    g o t a g o o d p e r f o r m a n c e a n d w i l l s t a r t s i x t h .

    Upper picture: Davide For, winner of one heat at Winter Cup. Above:

    Max Verstappen, protagonist in KF3, together with his father Jos.

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    T h e n e w C R G - M A X T E R d r i v e r

    Felice Tiene, u n f o r t u n a t e l y ,

    h a d a b a d s t a r t . A n i n t e s t i n a l

    v i r u s p r e v e n t e d h i m f r o m

    p e r f o r m i n g a t h i s b e s t . A n y w a y , h e a c h i e v e d t h e

    q u a l i f i c a t i o n f o r t h e f i n a l

    p h a s e a n d w i l l s t a r t 2 3 t h .

    Eddy Tininit o o g o t t h e

    q u a l i f i c a t i o n , e v e n t h o u g h h e

    h a d g r e a t t r o u b l e s w i t h t h e

    r a c e t u s s l e .

    I n K F 3 t e r r i f i c d b u t o fMax

    Verstappena t h i s f i r s t

    e x p e r i e n c e i n t h i s c a t e g o r y .

    T h e s o n o f t h e f o r m e r F 1 d r i v e r J o s V e r s t a p p e n w a s

    s i m p l y u n b e a t a b l e i n t h e

    r a i n y h e a t o f F r i d a y a s w e l l a s

    i n a n o t h e r h e a t o n S a t u r d a y .

    F o r t h e s t a r t i n g g r i d o f t h e

    S u n d a y a f t e r n o o n p r e - f i n a l , w e n e e d t o w a i t f o r t h e r e s u l t s o f t h e q u a l i f y i n g p r a c t i c e o f S u n d a y m o r n i n g .

    S a m e s i t u a t i o n f o r K F 2 , w h e r e t h e b i g g e s t s u r p r i s e o f t h e d a y w a s a n o t h e r m e m b e r o f C R G - M A X T E R T e a m :

    1 6 - y e a r - o l d D a n i s h d r i v e r Michelle Gattingo f C R G J u n i o r T e a m , b r i l l i a n t w i n n e r o f o n e o f t h e h e a t s .

    David For:I m s o g l a d . T h e w i n t e r c u p b e g a n v e r y w e l l f o r m e . I m v e r y s a t i s f i e d f o r m y p o l e p o s i t i o n i n t h e

    q u a l i f y i n g p r a c t i c e a n d f o r t h e w i n i n o n e o f t h e h e a t s . W e h a v e s o m e p r o b l e m s t o s o r t o u t b u t w e a r e s u r e

    t o r u n f o r t h e f i n a l s u c c e s s . O u r t e a m g o t a n e x c e l l e n t p o t e n t i a l a n d w e h a v e i m m e d i a t e l y t a k e n t h e l e a d .

    D o u b t l e s s l y I c a n s a y t h a t C R G s t a r t e d o f f w i t h t h e r i g h t f o o t .

    ArnaudKozlinski:I h a d a b a d s t a r t i n m y f i r s t h e a t , w h e r e I g o t i n v o l v e d i n a s t a r t a c c i d e n t . I s t a r t e d f r o m

    t h e l a s t p l a c e a n d I m a n a g e d t o g e t a f i n a l 1 0 t h

    p l a c e a n d a c h i e v i n g t h e f a s t e s t l a p . T h e n I w o n t h e s e c o n d

    h e a t o n d r y t r a c k , s h o w i n g I m c o m p e t i t i v e a l s o b e c a u s e o f t h e r e l i a b i l i t y o f t h e n e w e n g i n e a n d o f t h e

    e x c e l l e n t s e t t i n g o f t h e C R G c h a s s i s . I h o p e t o r e c o v e r i n t h e p r e - f i n a l b e c a u s e I w a n t t o a i m a t t h e f i n a l w i n .

    Jonathan Thonon:T h e q u a l i f y i n g p r a c t i c e w e n t w e l l f o r m e : I g o t t h e o v e r a l l t h i r d p e r f o r m a n c e . I m e t s o m e

    t r o u b l e s d u r i n g t h e h e a t s a n d t h i s m e a n t a 6 t h

    p l a c e i n t h e p r e - f i n a l s t a r t i n g g r i d . I m c o n f i d e n t I c a n g e t a

    g o o d r e s u l t f o r t h e f i n a l .

    W i n t e r C u p p r e - f i n a l S t a r t i n g g r i d S u n d a y 2 1 s t

    F e b r u a r y ( f i r s t t e n p l a c e s ) : 1 . A r d i g ( I ) ( T o n y K a r t - V o r t e x )

    p e n a l i t i e s 2 ; 2. For(I) (CRG-Maxter) pen. 3;3 . C a t t ( G B ) ( T o n y K a r t - V o r t e x ) p e n . 5 ; 4 . H a n l e y ( G B )

    ( M a r a n e l l o - M a r a n e l l o ) p e n . 8 ; 5 . C e s e t t i ( I ) ( B i r e l - B m p ) p e n . 9 ; 6. Thonon (B) (CRG-Maxter) pen. 10;7 .

    C h a m b e r l a i n ( G B ) ( T o n y K a r t - T m ) p e n . 1 0 ; 8. Kozlinski (F) (CRG-Maxter) pen. 10;9 . L i c h t f i l d ( G B ) ( A l o n s o -

    M a x t e r ) p e n . 1 0 . R e n a u d i ( F ) ( P c r - T m ) p e n . 1 3 .

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    T e a m a n d w i n n e r o f a h e a t o f t h e W i n t e r C u p a t L o n a t o .

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