More points for Randy and Team JiR at TT Assen

Randy Krummenacher and Team JiR took more points today in the Moto2 World Championship at the Dutch TT Assen.

Following a steady start from 18th on the grid, Randy was involved in a number of battles in the middle of the pack and was able to take advantage of a few retirements to take the chequered flag in 14th place. The race itself was red flagged early on, meaning a re-start. In the second race, pole-sitter Johann Zarco had to make his way through the pack after a poor start to catch and pass leader Tito Rabat. At the flag it was Zarco from Rabat with Britain’s Sam Lowes in third.

Andrea Viviani, Chief Technician: “The race was difficult for us. We changed back to a previous setting as after warm-up Randy wasn’t 100 per cent happy with the direction we had gone in. The end result was that while we were fast in some sectors we were also struggling in others and as a result it made it difficult to get a good lap time. Another race means more information so this should help us better prepare for the Sachsenring.”

Randy Krummenacher, 14th position, best lap 1m 38.560s: ”We have to be satisfied with two points, but it’s fair to say we didn’t find the key we needed to move our performance on still further and improve the lap times. It was the right decision to move the set-up of the bike back to what we had in FP3 as it was the best the bike felt over the weekend and the best for the race itself. Now we have to look at all the data and decide which direction to go in. I am looking forward to the Sachsenring, in two weeks’ time, as I felt better at Assen than I did at Barcelona, but I feel also that the German track will suit my riding style.”

Dutch TT Assen, Van Drenthe Circuit – race results:

1. Johann ZARCO – 26’13.410s
2. Tito RABAT +0.757s
3. Sam LOWES – +2.080s
4. Alex RINS – +3.738s
5. Thomas LUTHI – + 4.530s

14. Randy Krummenacher- +20.468s

Moto2 World Championship standings after Dutch TT:

1. Johann ZARCO: 159
2. Tito RABAT: 114
3. Sam LOWES: 96
4. Thomas LUTHI: 89
5. Alex RINS: 87

21. Randy Krummenacher: