Magny Cours, 29 September 2019
An action-packed weekend which began on Friday with very unstable weather and continued in a similar vein on Saturday, Krummenacher qualifying sixth in a wet Superpole.
The final European race of the championship took place today, the series set to move on to Argentina over the weekend of 11-13 October. The final round will then play out at Doha, in Qatar, the night-time finale taking place on 26 October.
Krummenacher, who came to France as championship leader, with a ten-point lead over team-mate Federico Caricasulo, will travel to Argentina in the same condition, having retained his lead. At 12.15 local time the tenth race of the season got underway but was almost immediately halted with the red flag following an incident involving three riders further down the field.
The riders returned to the track soon after, with the lights going out for the second time at 12.40, for a Supersport race reduced to 12 laps, with respect to the original 19.
Krummenacher, who got away from sixth on the grid, was unable to complete lap one. The swiss rider fell victim to a crash at turn 9 which forced him to retire. Krummenacher nevertheless remains championship leader, as team-mate Caricasulo, second in the standings, also crashed out, failing to score points which means Krummenacher retains his 10-point advantage.
The remaining rounds, which will serve to crown the Supersport 600 world champion, promise to be very exciting in light of how this weekend played out. Krummenacher will now focus on getting back in top shape in order to express his full potential on 13 October at the San Juan circuit.
#RK21: “It’s not the result I expected of course, I crashed on lap one and was unable to continue. A crash that is hard to explain but fortunately I came out of it with only some bruising. I was unlucky but also lucky in that my advantage over my team-mate remains the same as before and so I’m still leading the championship. Now I have around ten days before leaving for Argentina and I’ll focus on getting back into perfect shape as I’m still not 100% following the Portimao crash. Thanks to my team, my family and my sponsors for all their support, allowing me to continue to fight for the world title”.