Krummenacher reflects on "tough" Imola WorldSSP race!

Sunday, 12 May 2019 14:28 GMT

The Swiss rider took a third win of the season and extends his championship lead to 22 points!

In what was a thrilling encounter between teammates in WorldSSP, Randy Krummenacher (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team) came out on top to extend his championship lead over home-hero, Federico Caricasulo. The Swiss rider stalked his teammate in the closing laps before capitalising on an error by the Italian, to take a third victory of the season.

Going from pole position, Krummenacher didn’t reach the Tamburello chicane in the lead as Jules Cluzel (GMT94 YAMAHA) romped ahead from third on the grid. Soon enough, Krummenacher was leading, following a mistake by Cluzel. However, Caricasulo took the lead soon after and, until just five corners from a historic home win, had the measure of Krummenacher. The Swiss rider pounced with a daring move on the run down to Rivazza and despite a mistake in the final chicane, took the win!

An ecstatic Krummenacher stated: “It was a tough race, Federico was really fast today. I changed my strategy a bit compared to Assen and all went really well. I took that moment to pass him in the last lap and break really late and tight at the last chicane and that all went well too! It was a great race, so thanks to the team, but we need to continue to work, we can do better, and we have to do better. We are in a great way and the season so far has gone fantastic! I always want to win when it’s possible!”

With this latest victory, Krummenacher is now 22 points clear at the head of the pack, having not dropped below second position in any of the opening five races so far in 2019. However, his teammate is also just as consistent, with five consecutive podiums in 2019. All in all, times are good at the BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team!

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