Promising Elio Giovane Gonzalez with CRG in 2018
The Italian-Spanish driver will race in the Junior class as official driver in a double programme between Europe and the US
CRG is pleased to announce the agreement with the young and promising Elio Giovane Gonzalez. Born in June 2005, Elio has both the Italian and Spanish nationality and he currently lives in Miami with his family.
The agreement signed with the CRG factory includes a double race programme: in the US with the main TAG Junior races with the CRG Nordam support and in Europe with the Cik-Fia European and World Championships as official driver in the CRG Racing Team.
Elio will also take part to a strong test programme and a few races besides the CIK-FIA, as the DKM or the WSK, in order to gain confidence with the technical equipment, tyres and European tracks.
His formation in the youth classes was full of successful results in the Micro and Mini Rotax in Florida and also in the Rok and Iame Swift championships. In the past season he did not make a full race programme due to school reasons, nevertheless he stood out with a 5th place in the Florida Winter Tour in the Mini Max category and with an 8th place in the WKA Man Cup Iame Pro Swift.
The CRG manager Euan Jeffery said about the new CRG driver: “Elio is very young, but he is a mature boy for his age and very prepared. He speaks English, Italian and Spanish fluently and has a very professional approach with the team. We’ve been observing him in America and we are sure of his potential and speed. The next season will be the first one at international level and for sure he will have to make experience before achieving important results, but we are sure that the working plan we made will allow him to be competitive in a short time.”