WSB: Randy Krummenacher returns to the World Supersport grid
2019 World Supersport champion Randy Krummenacher will return to the grid this season after signing for the EAB Racing team.
Krummenacher parted ways with the MV Agusta Reparto Corse team after just one round last year, crashing out at the first corner in the opening race, and despite testing for Barni Racing Ducati, the Swiss rider did not return to action.
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The opportunity to sign for EAB Racing came after their original rider for 2021, Bo Bendsneyder, opted to remain in the Moto2 class.
"I can finally put this difficult period of my career behind me,"Krummenacher said. "It's time to start over and I can't wait to get back on the bike. I've really missed riding to be honest and am keen to get back to it; I immediately felt good with Ferry Schoenmakers, head of EAB Racing Team, and know that, even if we'll have to work hard, we'll be working in the same direction, joining forces to achieve significant results.
"The year couldn't have started in a better way and this is thanks particularly to Ferry, who has considered me, all my sponsors and supporters, as well as my family that supports me in making the right decisions. I hope to be able to repay them all with my results on track and am looking forward to a full throttle '21!"
The 30-year-old made a fantastic start to his title-winning campaign in 2019, securing four victories and three second places within the opening seven races. Another podium followed at Portimao and Krummenacher eventually clinched the crown with a six-point advantage over Federico Caricasulo.
In 2021 Krummenacher will be back on the Yamaha R6, the same bike which took him to championship glory two years ago. Meanwhile, EAB Racing are two-time Superstock 600 champions.
“I'm really pleased," team owner Ferry Schoenmakers admits. "Randy and I immediately understood each other and realised we're on the same page. Destiny had it that our projects, both his and ours, took a change in direction so that we found ourselves in the same situation at the same time. We will now start work right away and hope that we'll soon be able to take to the track for some testing.
“I'm sure that we'll be able to do well with Randy, in the hope that the pandemic doesn't impact on the 2021 calendar as it did this year. I want to thank all our sponsors and everyone who has worked to ensure that this project could become a reality. Let's hope it's a very satisfying and successful 2021 for everyone!"
As things stand, the 2021 WorldSSP season will get underway at Assen on April 23-25.