Krummenacher turned down Triumph British Supersport ride due to Covid scares

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Krummenacher with our very own Gordon Ritchie, discussing the merits of raclette versus fondue
Krummenacher with our very own Gordon Ritchie, discussing the merits of raclette versus fondue Picture: GeeBee Images

Former WorldSSP Champion Randy Krummenacher says he turned down a ride on the works Triumph in this year’s Quattro British Supersport series after becoming scared that Covid would see him stuck in England.

The Swiss is based in Italy with his family and didn’t want to run the risk of having to stay away from them due to flight and quarantine restrictions. He eventually took the EAB Yamaha ride after Bo Bensneyder gave it up to remain in Moto2.

“It got very late for me to sign a contract. I think it was also because the situation really doesn’t help anyone at all in racing. I was really interested in the Triumph project, going to BSB for one year and then 2022, if the rules changed, in WorldSSP,” said Krummenacher.

“But then I was pretty scared of the situation in terms of travelling. At the moment, it’s very difficult and I have my base with my family here in Italy. I didn’t want to get stuck in England for a long time, not going back home.

“I had to quit that and at the same time, EAB had to find a new rider because Bo remained in Moto2. So, we started to talk, and we found a deal pretty quickly. The team bosses really pushed hard to give me the best package possible.”