Having dominated in Australia, the WorldSSP championship pendulum swung the way of Jules Cluzel in Thailand!
Randy Krummenacher (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team) took his second consecutive podium of the 2018 FIM Supersport World Championship, with a second-place finish in Thailand. The Swiss rider, aiming to become the first Swiss WorldSSP champion, had a difficult Sunday in which he struggled to get a good start, leaving him to battle with riders throughout the majority of the race before finally reaching second.
After a bad start and only just avoiding some Turn 1 carnage behind him, Krummenacher found himself down in eighth place, whilst main championship rivals Jules Cluzel (GMT94 YAMAHA) and teammate Federico Caricasulo were in the leading group. Fighting his way passed riders, it was only on the final lap when he confirmed his second position.
Now joint championship leader with race winner Jules Cluzel, Krummenacher said: “I got pushed wide at the start, that is racing, and it can happen. Then, a few riders passed me, and they were really fast in the first laps with good corner exits. My bike was very constant, so with consistency I started to pass the other riders.”
The 3-time WorldSSP race winner continued, stating: “At the end, second was the maximum. I am very happy and thanks to the team; we achieved another 20 points and we are going in the right way.”
Krummenacher heads to MotorLand Aragon next, a circuit at which he has never won at, whereas championship rival Jules Cluzel has achieved a podium, with a third-place last year.
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