Team JiR and rider Randy Krummenacher Welcomed Back To Legendary circuit of Mugello
Mugello was first seen on the Grand Prix calendar in 1976 and has been every year since 1991. The challenging and dramatic 5.25km (3.26 miles) sweeps through the Tuscan hills and is always packed with passionate and adoring fans. Team JiR come back to their home track full of confidence following on from some big improvements in performance. They will be hoping for more of the same this weekend.
Gianluca Montiron, Team JiR team principal: “It’s always special to be at our home GP in Italy because to see the public and to see the champions in action is always something unique that justifies the price of a ticket and we have the privilege to be part of this world. I have great expectations from Randy and the team as Mugello must represent an important race for us to continue with our forward progression. The circuit layout characteristic in combination with the usual hot conditions will demand a big effort from the riders. Not just for them to be effective in terms of a single lap time but to be consistent during the whole race. This period has been used to analyse various aspects of our campaign so far: both from data and rider feeling. We know where the key points are where we have to focus our attention to make another progression forward.”
Andrea Viviani, chief technician: “So we are convinced that our rider will be in the condition to make an improvement and we are working together having a clear method of moving forward. This race will come after the great confidence we acquired in Le Mans and we have an extra motivation for Mugello. The process we started this year with Randy will need the necessary time but we have seen a new Randy Krummenacher with more confidence in his capacity that is well support by his JiR team. We are working close with our Partners and during this weekend we could test some evolution parts related to chassis components.”
Randy Krummenacher, #4, 2015 Team JiR rider: “I’m really looking forward to the Mugello weekend because I like this fast and cool circuit a lot and it is also the home race of my team. The track layout at Mugello suits my riding style well and I’m going there in a good shape, as I’m really well prepared for this all important race weekend. Anyway, I’m confident ahead of Mugello and I’ll try and do my best to improve in every way. But foremost importance is to find more quickly a fast rhythm and consistency during the very early stages of the race. But before that I also will do my best during qualifying and practice in order to make further steps forward compared to last time. These are my targets and I really can’t wait to swing a leg over my Kalex bike again and to race at the picturesque Mugello circuit.”
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