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Max on the podium of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge

Published on 29 May 2013 by Niels Hendrix

Max Verstappen puts with CRG another great performance in one of the top events of the season: the Rotax Max Euro Challenge of Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia - Italy). The circuit of Castelletto was the venue of the second round of the International series, with more than 170 entrants taking part in the event. The Italian manufacturer participated in the race with Max Verstappen in the Senior category.

Max Verstappen put in a great performance on a CRG kart in the Rotax Senior category. He was always with the top drivers on the 7 Laghi Circuit, both under the rain in the qualifying heats and on the dry track of the final phase. For the Dutch driver it was like going back to the beginning of his career, when he was very young and started racing in the Mini-Max Rotax championships: he won the Benelux championship twice and the Dutch championship once.

Max on his CRG-kart

Despite the troubles he met in trying to adjust to the Mojo tyres - which he had never used before - Verstappen managed to be immediately among the fastest in qualifying, setting the fourth fastest time in his group and then achieving two first and two second places in the rainy heats on Saturday. In the prefinal, Verstappen placed second, behind the English Harry Webb, and set the fastest time. The Dutch driver achieved the same result in the final, always behind Webb and after losing ground in the first part of the race. The result, however, was satisfactory for the whole team confirming,once again, the great quality of the CRG chassis, performing with all track conditions.

Niels Hendrix