Donington Park (UK), 6 July 2019
The eighth round of the Supersport world championship is taking place at the historic Donington Park circuit. The English track extends over a length of 4023 metres and comprises thirteen turns, six left-handers and seven right-handers.
Up until last year, the British “Prosecco Round” took place in May, while this year the SBK paddock arrives in England in July for the first time.
Yesterday riders were on track in warm and sunny conditions for the free practice sessions, in which Randy Krummenacher set the third and the second fastest times.
Today brought rain which started to fall during the morning causing a sudden drop in temperatures. In the final practice, which took place in wet conditions, Krummenacher set the ninth time. At 11:40 local time, the Tissot Superpole got underway. The first minutes took place in dry conditions but after only a few laps rain began to fall once more. Randy Krummenacher was unable to complete a fast lap due to traffic on track and then rain stopped the qualifying session. Eleventh place for him on tomorrow’s grid for the 20-lap race that will begin at 12.15 local time.
#RK21: “I tried various solutions with my team yesterday and we set up the bike in preparation for Superpole and the race. Today’s Superpole was unfortunately a tough one, as rain started to fall just a few minutes in, and this forced almost everyone back into the garage. I could only complete four laps and there was a lot of traffic which prevented me from setting a good time. Tomorrow I’ll start from eleventh on the grid, but I’m relaxed because I have a great bike and know I can be quick in both the wet and the dry. Thanks to my team for the work they do, giving me the best possible bike. I hope to be able to repay them with a good result tomorrow.”