The first race of the second Supersport World Championship weekend played out today at the Estoril Circuit, located not far from Lisbon. The teams and riders have had no time to rest, having travelled directly from Aragón, in Spain, where round one was held last weekend. Krummenacher headed out on track yesterday for the first free practice sessions, working to improve the set-up of his Yamaha YZF R6 together with his technicians.
This morning the EAB Racing Team rider was out on track at 10.25am local time for the Tissot Superpole, the qualifying session that establishes grid positions for both of the weekend’s races. Krummenacher completed the phase in eleventh place, with a best time of 1’41.040.
At 3.15pm local time, the lights went out on the third race of the season. Having gained one grid position after Niki Tuuli received a penalty, Krummenacher lost several positions through the first laps before finding good feeling and pace once more in the second half of the race. The Swiss rider moved up to ninth place by lap twelve, a position he was able to hold to the line.
EAB Racing Team and the Swiss rider, who of course aim for better results, are starting to see the fruit of their work together. Krummenacher has stated that he definitely feels better than he did in the previous race, although he’s aware that there is still work to do.
#RK21: “I’m aware that we’re not showing our full potential but we’re working in the right direction and are starting to understand the problems we’ve had until now. At first, during the first part of the race, I couldn’t push as I wanted, then I found better feeling as the bike got gradually lighter. I was finally able to push and my best lap time also demonstrates this. Now we’ll get to work ahead of tomorrow’s race, in which I hope we can take another step forward”