Gabriel Gomez and the CRG Racing Team will get to the 3rd and penultimate Round of the FIA European Championship OK, scheduled from 15th to 18th June on the Rødby track in Denmark as leaders of their respective standings (drivers and teams). With 150 points Gabriel Gomez is leading the provisional Championship standings over Rene Lammers and Alex Powell, respectively at 136 and 96 points, while in the team standings CRG leads with 184 points.
After the excellent Champions of the Future weekend, just 15 days ago on the same track, a race that saw another victory for the Brazilian driver, there is a lot of optimism in CRG on the eve of this important appointment, which will be fundamental in view of the last and decisive round scheduled for July in Italy on the Cremona track. The goal will be to score points right from the qualifying races and make no mistakes, thinking primarily of the standings.
From a technical point of view, the CRG – Iame combination continues to prove to be very competitive, on all types of track and in all conditions, a factor that is proving to be decisive in such a long and demanding Championship. Alongside Gabriel Gomez’s ambitions, there will also be those of his fast teammates, such as Mark Dubnitski, who has demonstrated a top ten race pace, like Mattia Colnaghi and Simone Bianco, who will complete the line-up in the OK category. CRG colors also place many expectations in the OK Junior category where the Brazilian Gabriel Koenigkan is ready to aim for an important result, after having several times demonstrated a speed equal to the best drivers in the category. It will be important for him to capitalize on the excellent technical work done in the recent Champions of the Future event and make no mistakes in the qualifying stages, to then play his chances in the Final. An important outsider in the Junior class could also be Oliver Rasmussen, wild card in this event, who knows the track very well and has shown excellent potential in every race run this season. The Junior line-up will be completed by Javier Herrera, who will have as a priority objective that of increasing his experience in FIA meetings, while Klara Kowalczyk will get behind the wheel in the FIA Academy category.
The event program will be the usual one, with Qualifying Practice and the first qualifying races on Friday, the whole day of Saturday dedicated to the Heats and the final day of Super Heats and Finals on Sunday.
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CRG drivers’ expectations:
Gabriel Gomez (OK): “This race will be decisive for the economy of the Championship in terms of points to get to the last round in Cremona with what it takes to win the title. Maximum concentration will be necessary and limiting every little mistake, always thinking about the standings. We have an exceptional technical potential and the race we attend here 15 days ago confirmed it, so we will have to manage all stages of the race well and get the most out of it. I like the track and having won the Champions of the Future here gives us great optimism and motivation”.
Gabriel Koenigkan (OK Junior): “This weekend the goal will be to achieve a result after a few races in which we have always been fast, but for various episodes, we didn’t get what we deserved. Our race pace, like also in the Champions of the Future on this track, is top ten and we have to put everything together to achieve a good placement in the Final. My feeling with the team grows with each appointment and I can say the same in terms of feeling with the technical material. I’m sure we’ll soon reap the rewards of the job we’re doing”.