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Krummenacher Sets Early Pace in Indonesian WorldSSP Finale

Krummenacher Sets Early Pace in Indonesian WorldSSP Finale

CM Racing Team’s Randy Krummenacher was fastest of all on the opening day of the FIM Supersport World Championship finale, with recently crowned champion, Ten Kate Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team’s Dominique Aegeter, just behind in second.

The brand new Mandalika International Street Circuit welcomed the WorldSSP runners for the first time today, and Krummenacher was immediately amongst the front-runners in the slippery opening session, in which he placed third. As the grip increased for FP2, the Swiss rider was able to take a bigger step forward than those around him, topping the session with a 1’36.26, which was good enough for the fastest time of the day.

Having claimed the title in Argentina last time out, Aegerter continued to show strong pace throughout Friday in Lombok. The Swiss rider was second fastest in the morning, repeating his position in the afternoon, ending the day 0.182s off the top.

ParkinGO Yamaha’s Manuel Gonzalez was quickest out of the blocks in the morning session, going fastest by more than 0.5s over his nearest rivals. The Spanish youngster, who is in contention for second in the championship, improved his time in the afternoon, but with others finding more pace, he finished Friday in fourth overall.

Riding for the VFT Racing squad this weekend, Federico Caricasulo quickly gelled with the team and the new venue to go fifth on combined times. That was ahead of GMT94 Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team’s Jules Cluzel, fresh from his first double victory in the championship last time out.

Evan Bros Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team’s Steven Odendaal and Peter Sebestyen were ninth and 10th respectively, with the former hoping to find more pace tomorrow in order to hold onto second in the championship. 

GMT94 Yamaha’s Valentin Debise was 12th overall, ahead of Yamaha MS Racing’s bLU cRU youngster Unai Orradre and Kallio Racing Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team’s Vertti Takala. 

Hannes Soomer was just outside the top 15 in 16th, with home hero, Ten Kate Yamaha’s Galang Hendra Pratama, going 17th fastest. 

For Friday’s combined times, click here.