The third round of the FIM Supersport 600 world championship is currently taking place in Italy, at the Misano World Circuit ‘Marco Simoncelli’. The team was greeted with sunny weather, temperatures of around 30°C and humidity of roughly 60%.
Having completed yesterday’s two free practices in eleventh and eighth position respectively, Randy Krummenacher was back on track this morning at 10.25 am (CET), for the Tissot Superpole, a session that established the starting grid for the weekend’s races. Randy Krummenacher completed a solid qualifying session, earning the eighth spot on the grid, just +0230 from first.
Race 1 got underway at 3.15 pm local time on a very hot track (49C°). The Team EAB Racing rider lost two positions immediately off the line, placing tenth through the opening lap. A position that he maintained for a good part of the race, before making up some ground in the final stages. Krummenacher in fact set his best time, a 1’39.017, on lap sixteen. On the seventeenth lap, the Swiss rider moved into seventh place, a position he then held to the line.
RANDY KRUMMENACHER: “I’m pleased that we’re starting to travel the right path. Both yesterday and this morning in Superpole I had good feeling with the bike. To be honest, I thought I could do better in this race, as I felt ready to fight with the leading group but I wasn’t able to find the same confidence with the rear, probably due to the higher track temperatures. I finished in seventh place but I’m sure that the team and I are working in the right direction. Now we have more information with which to prepare for tomorrow’s race”.
FERRY SCHOENMAKERS: “As with every start, we needed a little time to find the ideal solutions for our rider. This weekend is very important for me because I know that Krummenacher is finding the right feeling with the bike, even if the race was a little tricky due to some issues with the rear. The team is working hard to provide the rider with the most high-performance bike possible and I think that we are testing to see the first results. I’m feeling very positive and confidence ahead of tomorrow’s race, I know that Randy can do well and I have faith in both his and the team’s decisions. I want to thank all our sponsors and technical partners, as well as the team and Randy of course”.