Former 125GP podium finisher Randy Krummenacher will make the step from Moto2 to World Supersport for 2016, as he joins reigning champion Kenan Sofuoglu at the Puccetti Kawasaki squad.
The Swiss rider will join the team before the end of the month for his first test on the ZX-6, direct from this weekend’s Moto2 race at Valencia.
“For me it is the right decision to change to the WSS class and I cannot wait for the first test with Kawasaki Puccetti Racing. I did many years in GPs and I had some great opportunities as a young rider. I am older now and more experienced and I really think that I have to go in WSS with a team like Puccetti Racing and riding the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R.
“It will all be top level so I can really show the kind of talent I have. For me and the people around me it is important to have good results.”
And with teammate Sofuoglu keen to see the squad expand, he says that the 25 year old will be a valuable addition to the team.
“I am very happy and proud to continue with the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing team after our great year together. Manuel asked me about having a teammate and I told him I was happy to have one. Now they have signed Randy from the Moto2 class. I think it will be good for Randy, especially because the level of the bike is very good.
“I think Randy will arrive directly in the top five and maybe after a few races he could come to the top. He has a bike that is ready and a strong competitive teammate - this will help him a lot to be at the front. We will make a test at the end of this month and it will be incredibly busy because we have made a huge change on the bike. For me right now I have started my personal training.”