RANDY KRUMMENACHER SCORED SECOND PLACE ON THE GRID AS HE DEBUTS WITH MV AGUSTA
Phillip Island (Australia) 29 February
The 2020 FIM Supersport world championship season has officially begun this weekend. As is tradition, the opening round of the production-derived series is playing out at the spectacular Australian track of Phillip Island in the state of Victoria.
The riders took to the track on 24-25 February for an official two-day test.
Randy Krummenacher used these two days to work in preparation for the race weekend together with his technicians.
During Friday, riders were back on track for the first free practice session. In the morning’s first session, Krummenacher made only four laps due to unstable weather conditions. Come the afternoon, the Swiss rider was able to complete 23 laps and set the fastest overall time, stopping the clocks on 1’32.894.
Today saw Krummenacher position third in the third and final practice. At 12:55 local time (GMT +11) the Tissot Superpole session got underway, the session serving to establish grid positions for tomorrow’s race. Krummenacher set a best of 1’32.323, securing the second spot on the grid for the race, which will get underway at 13:15 local time. A front row comprising three different manufacturers, with Andrea Locatelli on the Yamaha on pole, Randy Krummenacher second with his MV Agusta F3-675 and Mahias rounding out the front row aboard the Kawasaki.
The race is set to be an exciting one and Krummenacher cannot wait to begin, confident that he can score a strong result.
RK21: “I’m pleased with today’s result but even more pleased with the big steps forward we’re taking together with the team. Riding the MV Agusta is a new challenge for me and I think I’ve made the right decision. The FR-675 has great potential and my aim is to be able to harness that potential and really make the most of it. Second on the grid means I have chance to run up front right from the start but I’m even more confident to know that I can be consistent in the race. I cannot wait for the first race of the 2020 season to begin! Thanks to my squad and the entire MV Reparto Corse team. The technicians and mechanics are working hard to be able to achieve the best results and give me an increasingly high-performance bike.”