Randy Krummenacher believes he is well prepared to make a sizeable step forward in 2015 after a positive pre-season with Team JiR. The Swiss rider is set to embark on his fifth season in the intermediate class and is yet to finish on the podium but feels he is in much better shape heading into the upcoming campaign, whatever weather conditions he is faced with.
“It has been a busy week for us because in Jerez the various weather conditions confirmed a positive sensation in all conditions. The Almeria test was important for me to understand better the feeling with my bike and since we have tested a different set-up I’m now able to adjust my riding style based on the feedback. I worked hard during this winter, changing many aspects in my preparation, and now I’d like to transform my confidence into good lap times as I have done during the Jerez test. Even with very worn tyres I had good rhythm and I hope this will permit me to be optimistic for a season that will be important and make me step further forward.”
Team Principal Gianluca Montiron doesn’t expect the inclement weather to disadvantage Krummenacher in Qatar and is expecting regular points from his new rider.
“We tested for three days in Almeria before Jerez and this has permitted our rider to keep putting kilometres on the new bike to improving his feeling with the machine. This was going to be the most important time during the winter tests and everybody and every team and rider has been hit by these weather conditions. We’ll adjust some details at the first night in Qatar with the confidence that our target will be to score points finishing positions in the first three races and we hope this will permit to Randy to make a step forward with his confidence in the bike.”