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Alex Irlando, born in 2000 in Bari, boasts a very important palmares in the gearbox classes, having won the 2017 International KZ2 Super Cup at Wackersdorf and having conquered the 2nd place in the FIA Karting European Championship – KZ this year.
In 2019, Irlando also achieved success in the Rotax International Finals in Portimao in the Senior category, as well as achieving many national successes. Although very young, he has a great experience in International Karting and he will be able to guarantee the official CRG team an important contribution, both from the point of view of sporting results and as regards technical development.
Irlando’s race program in the KZ category for 2021 will include the FIA Karting World Championship, scheduled at Kristianstad on September 5th, the FIA Karting European Championship and some international races in the WSK and Champions of the Future series. As for the engine partnership, the CRG Racing Team has confirmed the collaboration with TM, a brand with which Irlando also collaborated in previous seasons.
“The sporting results that Alex achieved are his best calling card and his arrival in the team will significantly strengthen us in the KZ sector, a segment market in which CRG has always been a reference player and in which we are concentrating many investments after a 2020 season that we can define as a transition”, comments CRG President Giancarlo Tinini.
“The sporting record of the CRG Racing Team in the KZ classes is incredible and I am sure that we will be able to be competitive from the first races of 2021”, says Irlando. I am in a moment of my career in which new incentives are fundamental and here at CRG, I have found a highly motivated technical staff and ambitious projects. As for the engines, I am also very happy to continue my collaboration with TM, which has given me direct support for years and with whom I have shared all my successes and sporting choices.”
Here’s CRG driver line-up for 2021 [update: January 7th]:
- Jorge Pescador (ESP)
- Giacomo Pollini (ITA) – NGM Motorsport
- Natalia Balbo (ITA) – NGM Motorsport
- Leonardo Bizzotto (ITA) – NGM Motorsport
- Paavo Tonteri (FIN)
- Arthur Rogeon (FRA)
- Rasmus Joutsimies (FIN)