Jerez de la Frontera 8 June 2019
The FIM Supersport 600 world championship returns to the Jerez de la Frontera circuit for round six of the season. Friday’s first practice, which took place in sunny conditions, saw Randy Krummenacher set the second fastest time, stopping the clock on 1’41.996, just 0.026 of a second behind team-mate Federico Caricasulo. In the second free practice, the two Bardahl Evan Bros., riders played a starring role once more, consolidating their earlier positions.
Krummenacher and Caricasulo were also both able to duck under the lap record.
The riders returned to the track this morning for the final free practice, which saw the Swiss rider score first place. At 11:40 am local time, the Tissot Superpole got underway, a session that serves to establish the race grid. Randy Krummenacher set his quickest time on lap eight, a 1’41.775 that gave him provisional pole. A small crash on his subsequent lap prevented him from completing the session but despite this, Randy Krummenacher still finished second overall, and will line up on the front row of the grid alongside team-mate Caricasulo.
Randy Krummenacher, the current championship leader, is very positive ahead of tomorrow’s race that will get underway at 12:15 local time.
#RK21: “We’ve had two positive days. Yesterday the team and I worked and tried some different solutions ahead of the race. I think the work has been effective and very useful. Today, in the final practice, I finished first. Then, in Superpole, I set a best of 1’41.775 which I perhaps could have improved upon but I was forced to return to the garage after I crashed. Federico Caricasulo made a very fast lap and took pole. Second on the grid is nevertheless a great stating point. I know I can do well and be consistent in the race, and hope to be able to consolidate my position in the championship”.