Chiesa returns to CRG
The talent scout and karting guru Dino Chiesa will be the 2016 team principal of the CRG Racing Team. This is a return to CRG for Chiesa, as he was professionally born and bred at the factory led by Giancarlo Tinini in the 90s.
Dino Chiesa had then decided to move on taking an independent professional path founding MBM first, but there has always been a bond with CRG, with the Zanardi kart being manufactured by CRG.
CRG is evolving internationally with the opening of several strategically fundamental branches like CRG Nordam (the North American branch) and CRG Great Britain. CRG will also continue the activity of Maxter engines, as well as the brand new Centurion line that is revolutionizing rental karting.
Such a significant diversification demands a reorganization of the activities and a wise choice of key staff. For this reason, Chiesa has been chosen as team principal to oversee all the activities of the racing department, including on track duties at international races, management of mechanics and technicians, and selection of works drivers in all categories, keeping an eye on the development of chassis and all equipment by CRG that is destined to go to the mass-production market.
He will essentially be the link between Managing Director Giancarlo Tinini and the company’s racing activities.
Chiesa will continue to manage research and development at Zanardi, which basically means that nothing fundamental is going to change. The only change is that Zanardi’s racing department will be integrated within CRG. Chiesa Corse will still be the official distributor of Zanardi products, as it has been since the origin of the Zanardi brand.
Chiesa will be supported in his work at the racing team by some key figures like Glenn Keyaert, who has been in fact confirmed as team manager of CRG, after the great job done in 2015.
Racing duties in 2016 will not only be focused on CIK-FIA classes: the structure led by Chiesa under the supervision of Tinini will also compete in Rotax and Iame X30 with both the CRG and Zanardi brands.