Gabriel Gomez - Photo Credit: Wafeproject

The 4th and final Round of the FIA ​​European Championship OK & OK Junior is scheduled to take place this week from 7th to 10th July on the Franciacorta track, in Italy.

The CRG Racing Team will be there with 6 drivers equally divided into the two categories: Gabriel Gomez, Olin Galli and Adrián Malheiro in OK, while in OK Junior there will be the comeback with the CRG Team of Nico Lahnalahti, who will be joined by Portuguese Francisco Macedo and Colombian Sebastian Garzón Orozco. Nikolas Roos, who got back to South Africa for Visa reasons, will not be racing in OK Junior and will get back with the team to prepare for the Sarno World Championship in September.

It will be the baptism for a race with an FIA title for the new Franciacorta track, but the drivers have already had the opportunity to discover it in the last Round of the Champions of the Future and all the feedbacks have been positive. Furthermore, the official announcement this track will host the FIA ​​World Championship for the OK and OK Junior classes in 2023 has also projected this structure into the top of karting.

International Karting will offer a spectacular and exciting challenge this weekend and it will also be a great opportunity for many Italian fans to get back to watch the races live. For those who cannot reach the track, on the other hand, Live Streaming will be active on the official website of the Championship ( from Saturday on, in addition to Live Timing from Friday morning on.


CRG drivers’ expectations


Nico Lahnalahti (OK Junior): “First of all I would like to say once again that I am very happy to be back with the CRG official team. I started my experience in karting at the age of 4 with a CRG Puffo and I also did my first international races with the Mini and OK Junior with CRG. The two years of Pandemic made my business a bit discontinuous and now I’m looking for stability also in view of 2023 which will be a very important season for me. In the race here in Franciacorta 15 days ago I learned a lot and immediately found the feeling with the team. I’ll do my best this weekend”.

Gabriel Gomez (OK): “In the Champions of the Future race which took place here 15 days ago we did an excellent job and this weekend we think we have everything to bring home a good result. With the KT2 chassis we are using we are fast, both with new tires as well as what concerns the race pace with used ones and also with regard to the Iame engines we use, we have excellent results. We are starting a phase of approach to the World Championship which will be held in September in Sarno and we are working on every detail to have continuity in our performances, so this race will also be a great opportunity to get useful data”.