Donington Park (UK) 7 July 2019
A bittersweet race at Donington Park today. Randy Krummenacher, who got away from eleventh on the grid after a Superpole session in which he was only able to complete four laps due to the rain, made an incredible recovery. The Swiss rider crossed the line in fourth place, behind Lucas Mahias, Federico Caricasulo and Jules Cluzel, the winner of this eighth FIM Supersport world championship round.
Randy Krummenacher proved once again that he is strong and consistent even in difficult conditions. In the first half of the race however, he unfortunately lost a lot of time passing riders further down the field and, once he reached the leading group, his tyre was too worn to allow him to attack for the podium.
The final race before the summer break sees Krummenacher retain his championship lead, with a 15-point advantage over the second-placed rider, team-mate Federico Caricasulo. Riders will complete a two-day test at Portimao in Portugal during August, in preparation for round 9, which will take place at that same track from 6-8 September.
#RK21: “It was a really hard race, I started eleventh and the riders ahead of me were very aggressive so it took me a long time to get past them. I would have preferred to start further ahead of course, but in Superpole I didn’t expect the rain to come on so fast and so I wasn’t able to set a fast time in the few laps I had, finding traffic each time. I think it’s only right to see the positive though and there were several in this race. The most important is that we’ve proved to be fast once more. If I’d started further ahead it could have been a perfect race. Another positive is that I’m still championship leader with a 15-point advantage over Federico Caricasulo. We still have four races in which to achieve our goal. Thanks to my team for having given me a perfect bike again today, allowing me to catch up and finish fourth. Now we have the summer break, during which I’ll continue to train and test at Portimao during August, a track I really like and where we will race in September”.