FOURTH CONSECUTIVE COUPE DE MONTREAL SERIES WIN FOR ILIE TRISTAN CRISAN LAST WEEKEND AT ICAR KARTING IN MIRABEL
The two drivers drove side-by-side nearly all race long before crossing the finish line 10 seconds ahead of third place finisher. The young eight-year old winner scored his second win with his new GRG Black Mirror kart imported in Canada by Alex Tagliani. Prior to the day's final Cadet event, Ilie had won the pre-final race. With four final Series wins this season, Ilie his first in Cadet Series standings. TAG Motorsport is now getting ready for the final two events of the season: September 5th at circuit Saint-Hilaire and September 19-20 at Jim Russell Karting Academy in Mont-Tremblant where Ilie will also compete in the Rotax Mini Max Canadian Championship.
According to Alex Tagliani, Ilie was in control of both his race and saved his tires very well, which enabled him to post fasted lap of the main race near the end of the event.
The Briggs & Stratton Cadet Class for novice drivers between 8 and 11 years old was created to help young drivers to debut in the Coupe de Montreal Series. The kart size is about two third of the size of a regular kart. This class is powered by a four-stroke Briggs & Stratton Racing Class LO206 engine that can reach up to 85 kph.
The number 20 CRG Black Mirror is a group 3 kart chassis homologated by CIK-FIA and powered by a Briggs & Stratton LO206 engine.
Upcoming Races in Quebec in 2020
Sept. 6 Coupe de Montréal - Round #5 SH Karting, Mont St-Hilaire
Sept. 19-20 Canadian Challenge Rotax MAX AKJR, Mont-Tremblant
About Ilie Tristan Crisan, driver of the #20 CRG Black Mirror kart:
Speaks: English, French and Romanian
Born in Montreal and lives in Valleyfield, Québec
Started Kart Racing: In 2018 with Ben Cooper Racing Academy in Mont-Tremblant
Current Class: Briggs & Stratton LO206 Cadet & Micro
Sponsors: Andy Transport, Gestion de flotte Tristan, Fast Wheels, Arai, CanTorque and CRG
About Alex Tagliani and TAG Motorsport: A business partner in the virtual amusement store TAG E-Karting, Alex also races in the NASCAR Pinty's Series with RONA, VIAGRA and St Hubert Restaurants sponsorships.
Alex is also one of the 230 motorsports personalities inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame, taking his rightful place alongside driving legends Jacques Villeneuve, his late father Gilles Villeneuve and Gilles brother Jacques Villeneuve, Quebec racing star Richard Spénard, the late Greg Moore and Formula 1 legends and World Champions Jackie Stewart and Nigel Mansell.
Photo 1 Ilie Crisan won two races last weekend at Circuit de karting ICAR in Mirabel
Photo Credit: Andy Transport
Max d'Orsonnens for Alex Tagliani