Randy Krummenacher was the undisputed star of this first round of the FIM Supersport world championship
Phillip Island (Australia), 24 February 2019 - With a strong performance, Swiss rider Randy Krummenacher wins the first round of the FIM Supersport world championship at Philip Island (Australia) in a superior way. With this great victory, Randy could make his own present for his 29th birthday at the same day. It was his second success at Philip Island and after 2016 his third victory overall at the Supersport world championship. By covering the fastest lap, Randy also won the «Pirelli Best Lap» award.
Randy, who finished last year in fourth place overall, started the race from the second position. Followed by perfect start he took the lead in the second lap already. When crossing the finish line, the rider of Team Bardahl Evan Bros gained a lead of 6,157 seconds, winning very confidently in the end. Randy relegated his immediate rivals to the following places: second went to Jules Cluzel (FRA) ahead of his teammate and pole setter Federico Caricasulo (ITA). Thereby the first five places where all reached by Yamaha riders.
#RK21: «It’s been a really exciting weekend. We worked hard during the tests and our efforts have clearly paid off. I know I was fast and that I had good pace, and so I knew I was in with a chance of winning, but it’s always emotional to reach the top step of the podium. Winning here in Australia is a dream as it all went perfectly, and my wife and kids are here with me. I have to thank my team for their impeccable work, and the sponsors who allow me to compete in such a high-level championship.»