The CRG Racing Team is ready for the third round of the FIA Karting European Championship – OK/Junior scheduled on Kristianstad’s Asum Ring circuit this weekend. A particularly important meeting for the championship standings before the end of the continental series in Le Mans on July 21st.

In the first two rounds in Angerville, France, and Genk, Belgium, the drivers of the official team showed an excellent speed both in practices and race, but the final result didn’t repay the CRG drivers’ competitiveness, also because of several unlucky situations.

Especially Pedro Hiltbrand who wanted to claim victory in OK after his excellent performances in France with the Pole position and three victories in the heats, then in Belgium with the great results in the qualifying races that made him start from the Pole in the Final. The Spaniard will look for redemption in Sweden and finally conquer the podium that he already deserved, especially at the “Home of Champions”.

In OK, Gabriel Bortoleto also performed very well so far and he’s determined to reach the podium after the 6th place achieved in France and the 13th in Belgium where he recovered 11 positions. Ayrton Fontecha is constantly growing, despite the bad luck in Genk where he missed the qualification for the Final by a hair’s breadth.

In OK-Junior, Enzo Trulli and Lucas Pons are determined to prove their worth in the youngest category and scoring their first points in the championship.

The Qualifying practices are scheduled on Friday 31st since 5.00 pm, Qualifying Heats on Saturday and Sunday morning, whilst the Finals will unfold on Sunday 2nd at 1.35 pm for the OK Junior and 2.35 for the OK.

The drivers’ expectations:

Pedro Hiltbrand (OK): “In the first two races, we didn’t achieve what we deserved. So, here in Sweden, we will fight for sure for the podium. We are very happy with the performance of our chassis and the team deserves a good weekend as well for the excellent work done so far.”

Info: CRG SpA Press

Editing: Guillaume Alvarez