Caricasulo Looking to Impress at Home in Imola
Evan Bros. Bardahl Yamaha Supported WorldSSP rider, Federico Caricasulo, took his first win of the 2019 Supersport World Championship season last time out in Assen and the Italian heads to Imola keen to repeat this success in front of his home crowd this weekend. Randy Krummenacher, the current championship leader, will be just one of the riders determined to deny his Bardahl Yamaha teammate a second consecutive race win in Italy.
The two Bardahl Yamaha riders have been in impressive form since the opening round of the season in Australia, with three wins between them and with both finishing on the podium in every race so far. With two wins to his name it’s Krummenacher who leads the way in the championship standings with 90 points, while Caricasulo, the race winner in Assen, lies second in the standings and just 17 points behind his teammate.
The only rider to deny the Bardahl Yamaha pairing a win so far this season is GMT94 Yamaha Supported WorldSSP rider, Jules Cluzel, who took victory ahead of Krummenacher and Caricasulo in the heat of Thailand. Having missed out on the podium in both Aragon and Assen, Cluzel heads to Italy determined to get his 2019 campaign back on track with a strong showing in Imola, a track at which he won a year ago.
Kallio Racing Yamaha Supported WorldSSP rider, Thomas Gradinger, made history last time out in Assen. Gradinger was the first Austrian rider to step onto the WorldSSP podium after racing to an impressive third place finish. The Kallio Yamaha rider heads into the Imola weekend keen to build upon this success and with another podium finish firmly in his sights.
GMT94 Yamaha’s Corentin Perolari will be looking to break into the top five this weekend in Italy, having finished sixth in Assen, while the Kallio Yamaha pairing of Isaac Viñales and Loris Cresson will be looking for significant improvements in Imola, having finished eighth and 13th respectively last time out.
Evan Bros. Bardahl Yamaha Supported WorldSSP
"It was good to get the first win of the season under my belt in Assen, although I had to work hard for it. I have been working hard since then to prepare for my home race in Imola and I can't wait to get out in track in front of the Italian fans. It's very close at the front this season in the Supersport World Championship, but I hope I can fight for the win once again and give the fans something to cheer for."
GMT94 Yamaha Supported WorldSSP
"I'm looking forward to Imola, a track where I won last year. So far, we've picked up good points in every race this season and, although I missed out on the podium by the narrowest of margins in Assen, I gained a lot of confidence in the race. Now the target is to make another step forward in Imola, make sure we're on the pace and to push for the best result possible and more points."