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Krummenacher Leads WorldSSP Day One | Sport | WSBK

The first day of the official WorldSSP pre-season tests was led by a former Phillip Island WorldSSP race winner, Randy Krummenacher (Bardahl Evan Bros Yamaha) from his own team-mate Federico Caricasulo.

Another potent Yamaha rider, Jules Cluzel (GMT94) was third quickest after two sessions.

The top Kawasaki Puccetti Racing rider, Lucas Mahias, was fourth as he embarks on a new role away from his previous Yamaha roles. Raffaele De Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) placed himself fifth and Hikari Okubo (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing).

Hector Barbera (Team Toth by Willirace Yamaha) was seventh and Thomas Gradinger (Kallio Racing Yamaha) eighth.

2018 season regular Corentin Perolari (GMT 94 Yamaha) was one place ahead of Isaac Vinales (Kallio Racing Yamaha). The top Honda rider was Hannes Soomer from the MPM WILSport Racedays team), in 11th place among the 24 riders on track.

1 21 KRUMMENACHER Randy SUI BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team Yamaha YZF R6 1’34.228 1’33.820 1’33.820 54

2 64 CARICASULO Federico ITA BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team Yamaha YZF R6 1’33.882 1’34.455 1’33.882 0.062 0.062 54

3 16 CLUZEL Jules FRA GMT94 YAMAHA Yamaha YZF R6 1’34.539 1’34.198 1’34.198 0.378 0.316 32

4 44 MAHIAS Lucas FRA Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’34.807 1’34.222 1’34.222 0.402 0.024 45

5 3 DE ROSA Raffaele ITA MV AGUSTA Reparto Corse MV Agusta F3 675 1’34.293 1’34.300 1’34.293 0.473 0.071 61

6 78 OKUBO Hikari JPN Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’34.584 1’34.880 1’34.584 0.764 0.291 55

7 80 BARBERA Hector ESP Team Toth by Willirace Yamaha YZF R6 1’36.636 1’34.751 1’34.751 0.931 0.167 38

8 36 GRADINGER Thomas AUT Kallio Racing Yamaha YZF R6 1’36.830 1’34.753 1’34.753 0.933 0.002 39

9 94 PEROLARI Corentin FRA GMT94 YAMAHA Yamaha YZF R6 1’35.696 1’34.850 1’34.850 1.030 0.097 52

10 32 VINALES Isaac ESP Kallio Racing Yamaha YZF R6 1’35.369 1’35.402 1’35.369 1.549 0.519 56

11 38 SOOMER Hannes EST MPM WILSport Racedays Honda CBR600RR 1’36.305 1’35.516 1’35.516 1.696 0.147 59

12 56 SEBESTYEN Peter HUN CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda CBR600RR 1’36.331 1’35.581 1’35.581 1.761 0.065 68

13 84 CRESSON Loris BEL Kallio Racing Yamaha YZF R6 1’36.313 1’35.588 1’35.588 1.768 0.007 62

14 7 TOPARIS Tom AUS Landbridge Transport Yamaha Yamaha YZF R6 1’35.725 1’35.690 1’35.690 1.870 0.102 52

15 22 FULIGNI Federico ITA MV AGUSTA Reparto Corse MV Agusta F3 675 1’36.313 1’35.762 1’35.762 1.942 0.072 55

16 86 BADOVINI Ayrton ITA Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’35.974 1’36.510 1’35.974 2.154 0.212 39

17 74 VAN SIKKELERUS Jaimie NED MPM WILSport Racedays Honda CBR600RR 1’38.576 1’36.150 1’36.150 2.330 0.176 53

18 6 HERRERA Maria ESP MS Racing Yamaha YZF R6 1’36.905 1’36.214 1’36.214 2.394 0.064 60

19 95 DANILO Jules FRA CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda CBR600RR 1’36.421 1’36.421 2.601 0.207 33

20 61 RUIU Gabriele ITA GEMAR – Ciociaria Corse WorldSSP TeamHonda CBR600RR 1’37.901 1’36.569 1’36.569 2.749 0.148 28

21 15 COPPOLA Alfonso ITA GEMAR – Ciociaria Corse WorldSSP TeamHonda CBR600RR 1’39.410 1’36.629 1’36.629 2.809 0.060 39

22 10 CALERO Nacho ESP Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’38.072 1’36.647 1’36.647 2.827 0.018 61

23 47 HARTOG Rob NED Team Hartog – Against Cancer Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’38.770 1’37.043 1’37.043 3.223 0.396 44

24 30 VAN STRAALEN Glenn NED EAB Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’37.273 1’37.312 1’37.273 3.453 0.230 35

By Gordon Ritchie

Photography WSBK