The Misano World Circuit ‘Marco Simoncelli’ is the stage for round three of the FIM Supersport World Championship, today’s conditions even hotter than yesterday’s. At 9.25 am local time the riders were out for the warm-up, a session in which Krummenacher closed eighth with a best time of 1’38.666. The second Supersport race then got underway at 12.30, in very hot conditions with a track temperature of around 47C°.
It was a difficult race for several reasons, one characterised by red flags, a restart and multiple crashes. During the course of lap six, a red flag brought the race to a halt following an accident, while Krummenacher was lying ninth. The riders returned to the track a short while later for a quick restart, this second ‘heat’ of the race reduced to 12 laps. In these cases, the grid is based on the positions riders held when the red flag first came out. So a ninth-place start for the Team EAB Racing rider. Krummenacher held this position until lap five when he unfortunately suffered a crash at turn 13. The Italian weekend therefore comes to a bittersweet conclusion for the Swiss rider.
Although he returns home with a DNF in race 2, he and the team proved that they can run close to the front. At the time of the crash, Krummenacher was lapping with times in line with the frontrunners, his best lap completed in 1’38.874.
RANDY KRUMMENACHER: “It’s been a hard weekend but I always try to see the positives. I know we’re improving and working in the right direction. Unfortunately, I crashed through a fast turn and so scored no points in this race, but I realise just how fast we can be. The next step is to work on our consistency and then I think we can be there, fighting at the front. Thanks to my team, my sponsors, my family and everyone who supports me. We’ll be back on track at Assen over the weekend of 23-25 July and we hope to be able to demonstrate our full potential.”
FERRY SCHOENMAKERS: “Not a perfect weekend of course but we’re trying to learn from all we’ve done over the first three rounds. We now have more than a month’s break and we’ll have time to better analyse and understand how to take that last missing step, so that we can head out at the Assen circuit and show what we can do. Once again, my thanks go to everyone who supports us, the team and Randy for their constant, professional work”.