Buriram (Thailand) 16 March 2019
The Superbike and Supersport world championships are in a searing hot Thailand, at the Chang International Circuit in the Buriram province for round two. The heat and humidity add an extra challenge for all riders this weekend, but Randy Krummenacher seems to be less affected by the extreme conditions than many, already setting very fast times in yesterday’s practices. He closed Friday’s sessions in second place, setting a best of 1’37.831 to finish just +0.190 of a second from his rival, Frenchman Jules Cluzel. Today, Krummenacher was back on track at 11.35am local time (GMT+7) for the final practice session, in which he once again scored the second fastest time. At 1.40pm local time the Tissot Superpole got underway, establishing grid positions for the race. Krummenacher finished second, stopping the clock on 1’36.855, just +0.029 from first-placed rider Cluzel. The Bardahl Evan Bros rider will therefore line up in second place on the grid. The second race of the Supersport world championship will get underway tomorrow, 17 March, at 2.15pm local time (GMT+7) running over 17 laps.
Krummenacher, having won round one in Australia, is once again feeling positive and hopes to be able to replicate the result he achieved here in Thailand last year.
#RK21: “I’m starting from second tomorrow and it will be a hard-fought race, but I really like the track and know I can do well. Today we improved further and in Superpole, the gap from Cluzel was slight. My feeling with the bike is good and so I think I can run a good race. Last year, I won at this track and also set the lap record. I don’t want to make any predictions, the race is 17-laps long and I’ll give it my all from start to finish. I want to thank my team for their hard work and professionalism.”