WorldSBK rookie discusses the step up from WorldSSP
Finishing third overall in the FIM Supersport World Championship last season, Randy Krummenacher (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) has made the move up to the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship for 2017, and he feels it’s where he belongs.
With four points scoring finishes so far this season, Krummenacher is taking each round as it comes as he understands it takes some time to learn how to ride a World Superbike machine. On board the powerful – and successful – ZX-10RR, the Swiss rider has been working to understand the difference with the power and electronics as opposed to his ZX-6R from last season.
Coming out at the Yamaha Finance Australian Round and securing a top ten finish in Race One, Krummenacher has been building on his previous pace and learning how best to handle the green machine. He explains his feeling with the season so far: “I have to say I’m very happy with the season so far in SBK, I don’t want to go back to WorldSSP as I have been really enjoying WorldSBK. I struggled a bit in Thailand and Aragon, but that’s just learning how to ride a Superbike. The test in Aragon went very well so I’m sure we can be back in the top ten in Assen.”
“The biggest surprise so far has been the electronics here in WorldSBK,” Krummenacher reveals. “I’ve never had electronic assistance so I have to get used to it but I really enjoy it, and this is for sure the biggest difference, as well as the power. My goals are very clear, I want to be as close as possible in the top ten and I showed that in Australia. Since then I have learnt a lot, but also struggled a bit.”
Excited for the remainder of the season, which you can keep up with on the jam-packed WorldSBK VideoPass, Krummenacher also has some personal positives in 2017: “I will become a dad in July and I am so happy, I can’t wait for it. It will be such a great season anyway and now we have this.”