Randy Krummenacher managed to avoid any and all types of pit stop issues in order to win the first 2019 World Supersport race at Phillip Island.
At the start of the race weekend it was confirmed that a mandatory pit stop would take place for the World Supersport race because of tyre safety concerns.
The stop created a bunch of drama for Krummenacher’s front-running rivals, fact which offered him the chance to get clear of the pack and claim a comfortable victory.
His Bardahl Evan Bros Yamaha team-mate, Frederico Caricasulo, who entered the pits a lap later than Krummenacher, left the stop with the rear stand still attached to his bike, which left his crew scrambling to catch up to him in the pit lane in order to free him so he could continue.
The Italian rider lost over six seconds, fact which ruined his chanes for a victory in spite of the fact that he had been battling with Krummenacher for first spot towards the start of the race.
Jules Cluzel, who had been running in third before the stop, was penalized for leaving the pits before the mandatory pit time had run out, however, his post-race time penalty was not enough for him to lose his second position to Caricasulo.
Caricasulo finished third, followed by Hector Barbera, Hikari Okubo and Corentin Perolari. Peter Sebestyen took 8th place for CIA Landlords Insurance Honda, followed by Loris Cresson for Kallio Yamha and debutant Jules Danilo completing the top 10.
The remaining points positions were filled out in order by Tom Toparis, Lucas Mahia, Jaimie van Sikkelerus, Glen van Straalen and Ayrton Badovini.
Foto-credit: Bardahl Evan Bros Yamaha
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