Krummenacher and Caricasulo Ready to Resume Rivalry in Argentina

Courtesy of Yamaha Racing

With only two races remaining and just 10 points separating Randy Krummenacher and Federico Caricasulo at the top of the championship standings, this weekend’s penultimate race at Circuito San Juan Villicum in Argentina could prove pivotal in the battle for the 2019 FIM Supersport World Championship title for the two Bardahl Evan Bros. Yamaha Supported WorldSSP riders.

It is Krummenacher who leads the championship after an incident packed round in Magny-Cours, where both Bardahl Yamaha riders failed to score points after crashing out of the race in separate incidents. Krummenacher was first to go, crashing out of contention at Turn 11 on the opening lap. It looked like Caricasulo was set to capitalise on his teammate’s misfortune as he pulled away at the head of the race, only for the Italian to crash out of the lead at Turn 13 just three laps later.

Both riders were mystified as to the cause of their respective crashes, but the result was that they departed France with the Championship situation unchanged, with Krummenacher retaining his 10-point lead over his teammate at the top of the standings.

Krummenacher and Caricasulo will resume their rivalry this weekend in Argentina, with the Swiss rider now fully fit once again, after struggling in Magny-Cours with a knee injury sustained in his Portimão crash. The two Bardahl Yamaha riders will, however, be keeping a close eye on GMT94 Yamaha Supported WorldSSP rider, Jules Cluzel, who currently lies third in the championship standings and was the winner of the first ever WorldSSP race at Circuito San Juan Villicum 12 months ago.

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Randy Krummenacher

Bardahl Evan Bros. Yamaha Supported WorldSSP

“I’m feeling really confident for this weekend, as it’s the first time since my crash in Portimão that I’ve been back to full fitness. The injury was quite debilitating, with the cut in the knee reopening continually to the point where I was having to take antibiotics, which left me feeling quite down physically. But that’s all in the past now and I’m ready to race. I really like the track here; it’s going to be very slippery, but these conditions suit me so I’m confident for a good race.”

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Federico Caricasulo

Bardahl Evan Bros. Yamaha Supported WorldSSP

“The plan for this weekend is to make amends for my mistake and the crash in Magny-Cours by doing my maximum here in Argentina this weekend. I was fast in France and had a better rhythm than my rivals and I hope that I will have the same feeling here. I was maybe feeling a little bit of pressure in Magny-Cours because of the championship situation, but not anymore after the crash. Now my only thought is to make amends for the crash and that’s taken some of the pressure off.”

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