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K1 RaceGearJuly 27, 2015 – For the fifth consecutive year, K1 RaceGear will continue their support of Team USA and the MAXSpeed Group for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF). Providing the American contingent with custom shoes, gloves and driving suits, Team USA is sure to step out in style, and safety, during the 2015 edition of the RMCGF in Portimão, Portugal later this year. With designs again coming from the innovative Brett King Design (BKD), this dynamic duo of MAXSpeed partners will ensure Team USA puts their best foot forward during the international competition.

“K1 RaceGear has been on board as Team USA supplier since 2011,” explains MAXSpeed Group’s Richard Boisclair. “We are pleased to welcome them back for 2015, and continue our great partnership. With K1 offering the utmost in style, design and safety, Team USA competitors will look to show as well on the track as they will off the track and in the paddock.”

“K1 RaceGear is very excited to continue our relationship with Team USA and MAXSpeed Group,” adds K1 RaceGear’s Richard Zimmermann. “The relationship has been rewarding for both and is a partnership for two U.S. based companies. With our updated suit homologation, K1 RaceGear is one of the few manufacturers to pass the more stringent testing process required by the CIK and FIA.”

Ten Team USA drivers have already earned their tickets to the 2015 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals, which will take place at the Kartodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão, Portugal November 8-14. Many opportunities to join Team USA remain, as the US Rotax MAX Challenge United States Grand Nationals and the Can-Am Karting Challenge will award 2015 tickets in the coming months. With K1 RaceGear back on board as official safety and gear supplier, Team USA is certain to look their best while competing on the world stage.

K1 RaceGear is a world leader in high-quality custom racing gear and apparel. More information on K1 RaceGear and their entire line of products can be found on their website at www.K1RaceGear.com or by visiting their Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/K1RaceGear.

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Ryan Norberg 2nd at FWT

K1 Racgear driver, Ryan Norberg, had a great showing at the second round of the Florida Winter Tour. After a disappointing first round, Norberg and team Checkered Motorsports knew they needed a top 5 finish to regain championship contention. Before morning practice Norberg said, “I know we have the speed to win. We just need to put the pieces together and have some luck on our side.”

On Friday morning, Norberg started practice of well, having some of the top lap-times. As Norberg and Mechanic Robert Bujdoso made more adjustments to the kart, his times just kept getting quicker. By the final practice, Norberg had set the fastest lap-time of the day, aboard his Super Strillo PCR powered by a BBS Vortex Rok.

On Saturday morning warmup, Norberg again set the fastest lap by two tenths of a second. Norberg had high hopes leading into qualifying, but unfortunately, Ryan fell victim to not having any clean laps and qualified six. On the start of the pre-final, Norberg was able to hold his position from the outside. Ryan worked his way into the second position by the end of the race. On the start of the final, Norberg was held on the outside of the start and fell back to the six position. Norberg was only able to move back up to fourth position by the end of the race.

On Sunday morning warmup, Norberg set the second quickest lap time. In qualifying, Norberg was not help up and qualified third. On the start of the pre-final, Norberg snuck into the second position on the start and help his position for the rest of the race. Unlike Saturday, Norberg got a great start from the outside and was able to steal the lead. Norberg led for eight laps but was then passed, and he could not regain the lead. He finished in second position.

Ryan would like to thank Checkered Motorsports, BBS engines, Rok USA, Razor Image, Waterline pools, Csaba Bujdoso, Robert Bujdoso, and K1 Racegear.

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It's now official.

Florian faces up against the USA one more time with Cape Motorsports (with Wayne Taylor Racing), for the  PRO MAZDA 2015 championship.
After his recent USF2000 title, the Cape brothers have expressed a huge desire to keep Florian in their team to win the very prestigious 2015 PRO MAZDA championship in just his second year of participation.
The challenge will be demanding and difficult but it doesn't put off Florian. The adaptation period for the new car is already over and the first official and private tests have already demonstrated that speed would be a priority.
 
"Thanks to Mazda, I can continue my path to Indy and I'm convinced that wth Dominic and Nicolas Cape, we are going to have great success. I think that we are going to be able to fight for the PRO MAZDA 2015 title."
 
Florian will join the United States for a series of private tests in mid-January and will pursue the winter championship Winterfest that takes place from the 19th - 26th February on 6 tracks. The 2015 title will be handed out after 16 races - of which 2 oval tracks and two city circuits, beginning on 28th March. Let's hope for a second consecutive title on American soil, that would open the doors to IndyLight, the final hurdle to IndyCar.
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Tinini

Words from Giancarlo Tinini, CRG S.p.A. founder and president regarding the latest change of strategy in North America.


“I am pleased to announce that CRG will be adopting a new distribution and race development program for the entire North American continent with the K1 Speed organization. The choice to partner with K1 is based on the fact that they have demonstrated an exemplary and unique format on a national level like only few entities have done before them. Their system places brand awareness and service as a top priority accompanied by a well-structured program at all their locations. This is exactly what the racing segment of our business requires if we want to offer the same level of service, brand awareness and race support to all our CRG devoted clients. We will be working hard to achieve this goal through a well-structured and capillary distribution network as one of our short term objectives.”

Giancarlo Tinini
CRG S.p.A.


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Tinini-JourdainCarlsbad, California (December 24, 2014) – The K1 Group, including K1 RaceGear, Go Racing Magazine and K1 Speed the world’s largest indoor karting organization with 25 centers nationwide and growing, together with CRG, one of karting’s most prolific manufacturers,  have reached an historical exclusive importation and distribution agreement for the entire North American continent under the name CRG Nations. 

K1 together with Patricio Jourdain will be responsible for managing all importation and distribution rights for the CRG racing line karts starting January 1st, 2015.

This exclusive agreement will also include CRG’s R2R (Rent 2 Race) Centurion rental kart product line and program as another important part of this partnership offering greater structure and product awareness throughout North America. This accord marks the beginning of an historical agreement that will give the CRG kart racing community greater support and the sport of karting even more visibility.

As part of the rental agreement, the K1 Group is developing a program that will take the millions of indoor kart racers around the country and introduce them to the outdoor competition world. With the K1 Group’s expertise and success in the indoor market, this same mentality will extend into the outdoor karting world. The number one goal is to grow the outdoor karting market as a whole which will benefit racers, dealers, tracks, and manufacturers.

“We are very excited to announce this partnership, also very positive to work hard and bring the CRG brand even higher than it is already. We have an incredible group of people who will be working with us to make this happen. Our main focus is to serve efficiently to everyone in need for CRG products; we understand racing and its challenges, therefore we understand very well our customer needs.” said Patricio Jourdain, Director of Operations for CRG Nations.

CRG Nations will partner with CRG USA who will be responsible for the exclusive handling of the current and new CRG dealer network in both the U.S. and Canada along with operating the Official CRG Factory Race Team in North America. The goal for both will be to establish a strong dealer network that will provide a great support system for all CRG customers.  “Our goal is to support all existing dealers and offer them a more structured approach of selling and promoting the CRG brand.” said Richard Zimmermann, General Manager of CRG Nations. “We are excited to work with Stacey Cook and CRG USA as they have done such a superb job that it only made sense to continue with CRG USA’s winning ways.” New and existing dealers can order directly from CRG Nations or CRG USA. Both companies will provide the same level of high quality service and the same pricing. The benefits will be for the proximity of the dealers to either CRG USA or CRG Nations for better shipping options.

CRG Nations will offer an extensive inventory of chassis and parts in order to properly service all CRG dealers and customers in a timely matter while offering a well-defined dealer network across both Canada and the United States. CRG Nations will work closely with its official National team, CRG USA, as the CRG brand will compete in the entire national, regional and club levels across both countries.

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About CRG S.p.A.

CRG has always been focused on quality, detail and constant product improvement thanks also to the contribution of its own racing department and Racing Team and therefore can offer a wide range of products suitable for all karting drivers (young, rookies, professionals) through a solid network of importers and distributors placed all over the world. Always directed towards performance hunt and innovation, CRG is a leading, forward-looking company in the world of karting.

For more information on the CRG product line or to become a dealer, please contact CRG Nations at sales@CRGnations.com by email or phone (760) 690-7178. You can also visit www.CRGnations.com.  You may also contact CRG USA at (855) TEAMCRG (832-6274) or email sales@crg-usa.com

 

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