CRG Factory Drive For Podium Finishers


June 16, 2015 – Now that most of the dust has settled for CRG in North America, CRG Nations, the North American importer for CRG chassis, in conjunction with CRG S.p.A. have come together to provide a factory CRG drive in a European event for 2016. Any driver finishing in the top three in points, while driving a CRG, in either the US Open or SuperKarts! USA ProTour championship will be rewarded a 2016 European race under the factory CRG tent.


“Mr. Tinini approached us with the idea of supplying a factory drive, at no cost other than travel expenses, to a driver who finishes in the top three in points of the US Open and SKUSA ProTour championships,” explained Richard Zimmermann, General Manager of CRG Nations. “He wanted us to choose between one of the two championships. However this is impossible to do so we asked if he would be open to the idea of offering it to both. Mr. Tinini was gracious enough to agree under the full understanding that more than likely there would be more than one winner.” With both series already running one race each and with race number two fast approaching, drivers can continue to win on their CRG’s or if they decide to do so, they can race the remaining two races in each championship on a CRG, even though they may have been on a different brand on the first race. Just as long as the next two races are fully completed on a CRG and the driver finishes in the top three in points in any class, they now win a factory race in Europe as a factory CRG driver. “I am very happy to be able to help CRG Nations offering this prize to the up and coming talents from the USA and Canada,” explained Giancarlo Tinini, owner of CRG S.p.A. “This is a very good opportunity for certain drivers who have not have the budgets to be able to travel to Europe and participate in a big European event and to show that there are also many talented drivers in North America and if given the chance they can prove themselves against the best drivers in Europe. CRG SPA looks forward to having the guest drivers involved with the Official CRG Racing Team.”


As hinted by Mr. Tinini above, only non-factory sponsored or supported drivers of either CRG S.p.A. or CRG Nations are eligible. This way privateer drivers can experience the excitement of racing in Europe with a true factory team. If a driver currently races for a private CRG team, they are eligible as long as no support of any manner is received by CRG S.p.A. or CRG Nations.


To be eligible and win the award the following must happen:


  • Be driving a CRG chassis with CRG factory stock graphics in round 2 and3 of the either the SKUSA ProTour or US Open. (It does not matter what chassis the driver raced in the first event of these two championships)
  • The driver must have officially finish in the top three in the championship, in any class run by either championship.
  • Be a non-factory CRG S.p.A., CRG Nations, or CRG USA sponsored or supported driver


For more information regarding the CRG factory drive, please call 760-690-7178 or email