After winning the 2019 WorldSSP championship at the very last round of the season in Losail, Randy Krummenacher had already made the decision to leave his then Bardahl Yamaha team for a quite different prospect – a three cylinder, 675cc MV Agusta Reparto Corse machine.
Not the fastest WorldSSP rider on show at Jerez, and with some old and new rivals about to make life a bit more difficult over the next season, Krummenacher was still happy enough with his new bike – and new style of bike - which will necessitate a different approach.
“Day one was positive for the fact we completed many laps, while today we tested many things and really worked hard, because we want to improve further,” Krummenacher told bikesportnews.com.
“I used a Yamaha for two years and that is a completely different bike. Although I completed less laps today, I improved on yesterday’s time and that’s significant.
The bike already feels like mine and I’m sure that, without the red flag that interrupted the final part of the session and didn’t allow us to use the fresh tyre, I could have set an even better lap time.”
There may be another test for the team to get them all clicking into top gear together, but Krummenacher – who took his Bardahl crew chief Manuel Cappelletti with him to MV – seems happy with the work ethic shown so far.
“I’m also pleased because I see a hard-working team that is doing all it can to support me and that really motivates me. We need to continue like this without forgetting that our goal is to win.”
As a package, Krummenacher sees future improvements after his first experiences, and in all areas.
“This bike has a lot of potential on every part - the chassis, engine we can do everything a bit better than it is now, but we have a great package already.” said the Swiss rider. “We just need time to understand the bike.
“I have much more torque on this bike, and this is something I really like. There is no problem to adapt for this, it is more the chassis which is completely different. But, more and more I understand this side. It feels more like a race bike.”