Paolo De Conto

The South Garda Karting race track in Lonato will host the much awaited FIA World Karting Championships in KZ and Super Cup KZ2. CRG is the manufacturer with the highest number of drivers. Live streaming at

It will be in Italy, on the renovated South Garda Karting race track of Lonato del Garda, where the international FIA Karting season ending event will take place, featuring the much awaited World Championships for KZ and Supercup KZ2. A highly competitive double header in which CRG boasts some of its most historic successes.

Lonato becomes the capital of karting this week-end, when itreturns to hosting this very important event again after last hosting it in 1996. Featuring a record number of 261 drivers in total, this event is already guaranteed a success with 48 entrants in the KZ class and 126 in KZ2. Two additional categories will be present at this event, the Academy Trophy for its last race of the season featuring exclusively young emerging drivers, and the Historic Super Cup with Go-Karts from the 60’s through the 90’s.

CRG establishes itself as the manufacturer with the highest number of drivers, boasting a total of 30 racers in the KZ and KZ2 categories, or 20% of the total participants.

CRG presents itself with a complete KZ team featuring the 2-times KZ World Champion Paolo De Conto (2016/2017), and the victor of the International Super Cup KZ2 and World Champion in the OK category in 2016 Pedro Hiltbrand. The American hopefuls Austin Garrison and James Myers, as well as the Croatian talent Jan Pokos complete the Italian team in the KZ category.

The CRG flock of KZ2 drivers include the Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto, who comes from an outing in the OK category in Alaharma Finland, and who will give his debut in the shifter class here in Lonato. Furthermore, there are the Italians Paolo Ippolito and Marco Valenti, the Spaniards Gerard Cebrian and Francisco Sagrera, the Greek Fotis Sotiropoulos, the Mexican Noel Leon, the Frenchman Arthur Carbonnel and the Australian Zac Zamprogno.

Among the many CRG drivers there are to be singled out the ones running in the CRG Holland Team, who present themselves with a truly large lineup. Amongst the most competitive ones you will find the Team Modena Kart with the newly crowned Italian Champion Simone Cunati and his team mate Luigi di Lorenzo.

Program and Schedule

Friday 20th September: Free practice 8:00–16:55, time trials 17:00–18:55

Saturday 21st September: Warm Up 8:00–9:55, qualifying heats 10:00–19:10, Historic Karts Demo 13:25-13:45 and 16:30-16:50

Sunday 22nd September: Warm Up 8:00-9:55, Historic Karts Demo 10:00-10:20, qualifying heats 10:25-12:40, drivers presentation and entertainment 13:15-14:30, Historic Kart Demo 14:40-15:00, KZ2 Final 15:00 + Podium, Academy Final 15:55 + Podium, KZ Final 16:45 + Podium


Live Streaming TV: The whole event will be transmitted live Saturday and Sunday on, Live Timing on

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CRG/Tinini Group Historic Successes KZ & KZ2 (or equivalent categories)

2017: Paolo De Conto (ITA), KZ, CRG / TM / Bridgestone
Wackersdorf, 10.09.2017

2016: Paolo De Conto (ITA), KZ, CRG / TM / Vega
Kristianstad, 04.09.2016

2016: Pedro Hiltbrand (ESP), KZ2 (Super Cup), CRG / Maxter / Vega
Kristianstad, 04.09.2016

2015: Jorrit Pex (NLD), KZ, CRG / TM / Bridgestone
Le Mans, 13.09.2015

2013: Max Verstappen (NLD), KZ, CRG / TM / Bridgestone
Varennes, 22.09.2013

2012: Jordon Lennox-Lamb (GBR), KZ2 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Vega
Sarno, 02.09.2012

2011: Jonathan Thonon (BEL), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Genk, 04.09.2011

2009: Jonathan Thonon (BEL), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Sarno, 06.09.2009

2008: Jonathan Thonon (BEL), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Varennes, 07.09.2008

2007: Jonathan Thonon (BEL), KZ1 (World Cup), CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Sarno, 02.09.2007

1993: Alessandro Piccini (ITA), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì-Kart / Pavesi / Dunlop
Val Vibrata, 05.09.1993

1992: Danilo Rossi (ITA), FC 125 cc, CRG / Pavesi / Dunlop
Mariembourg, 06.09.1992

1989: Gianluca Giorgi (ITA), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì-Kart / Kalì-Kart / Dunlop
Olomouc, 03.09.1989

1985: Piermario Cantoni (ITA), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì-Kart / Balen / Dunlop
Laval, 01.09.1985

1984: Gabriele Tarquini (ITA), FC 125 cc, CRG-Kalì Kart / Balen / Dunlop
Axamo, 09.09.1984