CRG is pleased to announce the collaboration agreement with former F1 driver Jaime Alguersuari, who will be competing with the official Racing Team of the Italian Factory in the FIA European Championship and in the FIA World Championship of the KZ class.
After the rumors of the past months, as well as some testing sessions together with the Spanish team of CRG (MDC Racing) and with the official one in Italy, the return to racing for the Spanish driver who, after his arrival in F1 and his experience in Formula E, had retired from motorsport when he was just 25 years old, is now a reality.
The program that CRG and Alguersuari have decided for the 2021 season includes the participation with the Official CRG Team in the European Championship and the KZ World Championship, where he will work alongside the CRG drivers Jeremy Iglesias, Alex Irlando and Paolo Ippolito.
On the sidelines of this international commitment, Jaime will also be competing in the Spanish Championship (CEK) with the support of the CRG MDC Racing Team and Karting El Vendrell of Carlos Gil, CRG importer for Spain. This program was thought to better prepare his return to top competitions.
Here’s how Jaime commented on the agreement with CRG:
“After a 5-year break from racing, I rediscovered the pleasure of driving on the track and the adrenaline of competitions, aspects that karting represents in an exceptional way. Driving a kart is fun, challenging and fascinating. The challenge I have before me is exciting and being able to share it with a prestigious partner like CRG gives me a lot of confidence. I have a very competitive streak and if I start this new project it is because I am determined to obtain important results”.
Marco Angeletti, CRG Marketing Manager, also commented positively on the agreement with the Spanish driver:
“The first time we spoke with Jaime we did it through Sete Gibernau, who uses our KZ karts on his private track in Barcelona. He told me that Alguersuari was training there and that he would have liked to do a test with our Official Team. We organized it in a short time, but we didn’t think we would find a driver so determined to return to racing straight away and above all immediately so competitive. After the test in Lonato, everything was very quick and natural because Jaime is perhaps more motivated and determined today than when he was racing in F1, so discussing sports programs and how to deal with them was very simple. The fact that he is a well-known character and that with his work in the music field he is also very popular among young people is an added value of this collaboration, but certainly not a determining factor behind our agreement. With him our KZ team has been further strengthened once the season has begun and we are all determined to ensure that this collaboration brings excellent results in a short time”.