Assen (The Netherlands) 14 April 2019
Round four of the FIM Supersport world championship sees Randy Krummenacher take to the podium once again. The Swiss rider, having scored pole position yesterday, made a good start to today’s race before moving into the lead and holding that position for a large part of the race. He was unable to hold off team-mate Federico Caricasulo on the final lap though, the Italian passing him to take the win. Krummenacher retains the championship lead with 90 points, followed by Federico Caricasulo and Frenchman Jules Cluzel, 17 and 21 points behind respectively. Krummenacher’s domination continues, the rider having scores two wins and two second-place finishes in four races, confirming his consistency and intention to fight for the world title.
The Team Bardahl Evan Bros rider, clearly pleased with today’s result, now looks ahead with confidence to the next race, at Imola, set to take place over the weekend of 10-12 May. In the meantime, the rider prepares for a test and the role of back-up rider for the factory YART Yamaha Team at the Le Mans 24 Hours, taking place next weekend.
#RK21: “Second is an excellent result and I’m pleased because I came to Assen with a 14-point lead over second and I go home with a 17-point lead. It was a very hard-fought race, I held the lead until the last lap when Federico Caricasulo got past me. I didn’t have any more to give. The points from this race mean I hold on to the championship lead and this is important. The goal is the title and I’ll do all I can, together with the team, to secure it. Now we look ahead to Imola and hope to solidify our position. Tomorrow, together with my family, I’ll head to France to carry out a test and then be a reserve rider for Team YART Yamaha at the Le Mans 24 Hours. I’ve never run that kind of race but I’m interested and new challenges really inspire me. Thanks to Team Yart for giving me the opportunity and thanks to Team Bardahl Evan Bros for giving me a bike that allows me to do what I’m doing.”