Portimao (Portugal) 7 September 2019
With the summer break over, teams are back on track and ready for the final hard-fought part of the season. The stage for round nine is the beautiful but technical Portimao circuit, located in the Algarve in southern Portugal.
Yesterday, Krummenacher stood out in the first practice sessions, setting the fastest time. Unfortunately though, the Swiss rider also suffered a crash in the final minutes of that sessions, which left him with a fractured big toe on his right foot as well as some cuts and bruises. The Team Bardahl Evan Bros. rider nevertheless took part in session two, making the most of the time available to sort the bike and understand his physical condition.
The Tissot Superpole took place this morning, the session serving to set Sunday’s grid positions. The Swiss rider’s desire to fight for the title won out over the pain he is suffering post-crash and Krummenacher scored the second fastest time, securing a place on the front row of the grid.
#RK21: “Yesterday was a very hard day. Unfortunately, due to a suspension problem, I suffered a bad crash. These things are unpredictable and can happy, it’s part of racing and I know that everyone around me works impeccably so I have no complaints.
The things that’s bothering me most is my fractured toe. With the Clinica Mobile staff, I’m doing my best to limit the pain. Today I was able to find good feeling with the bike and I pushed as hard as I could, scoring second place. Tomorrow I will give it my all as always to try and score a good result. This is the final part of the season, I’m chasing the title and so I’ll grit my teeth, try my best and hope the desired results come.
I want to thank my team as they’re carrying out impeccable work and in just a few hours gave me a bike competitive enough to allow me to finish second.
Today I will try to rest up ahead of tomorrow’s race that will get underway at 12:15 local time (GMT+0).”