Positive Signs for Randy Krummenacher and Team JiR at Assen

Randy Krummenacher and Team JiR are upbeat following the first day’s work at the Dutch circuit of Assen.

The Swiss rider is just one second down on fastest man Johann Zarco and is confident that there is much more potential to come from his Team JiR Kalex machine. The team will now explore various tyre strategies as momentum builds for tomorrow’s crucial qualifying session around the Dutch circuit.

Andrea Viviani, Chief Technician: “We were expecting different weather here with sun and rain but so far the weather is incredible it’s like summer with hot Tarmac in the afternoon. We have a better feeling than in Barcelona so far, so we will continue with the job in hand. We are testing both tyres with different strategies planned for the race, so we will check the compound and how it affects the bike during the race distance. Our rider is confident and his fast time was far from the limit and some of the riders were loitering on the fast line of the track which we consider quite dangerous and risky. So we will now aim for a good bike set -up from Randy’s feelings and our own data analysis. We are confident for tomorrow as we have areas to improve but we know the direction to work in.”

Randy Krummenacher, 16th position, best lap 1m 38.769s:

“It isn’t such a bad result for us today as we are running a pretty good pace so I’m confident we can improve. Today also we’ve realised that some more time would come from having less traffic out there on the fast line. I love this circuit – which helps – and we need to concentrate on our overall pace and consistency so I’m sure we will make improvements in both of tomorrow’s sessions.”