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Krummenacher relives Catalunya podium

Krummenacher relives Catalunya podium

On the back of his spectacular success at the Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya two weeks ago, 125cc rider Randy Krummenacher is one of the riders who seems to have come good in 2007.

On the back of his spectacular success at the Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya two weeks ago, 125cc rider Randy Krummenacher is one of the riders who seems to have come good in 2007. Up until his amazing third place, with the fastest lap of the race along the way, the 16 year old Swiss rider had been hovering around the top ten without truly breaking through, but a maiden podium could perhaps give Krummenacher the confidence needed to build on his success.

Having come up through the German 125cc Championship before some stand-in performances for the injured Julian Simon last year, the Red Bull KTM rookie notes that the world stage is an altogether different experience for a rider.

"The two championships have nothing to do with each other," says Krummenacher. "It was scary at first to see how fast all the other riders were going, and not just the leading few. In my first race I found it difficult to ride with all the riders taking advantage of any gap, and I was down in 29th by the end of the first lap."

On his Spanish sojourn, it was the youngster who made the most of space left by the top riders, culminating in his rostrum finish.

"We had some problems on the Friday, which we managed to fix on Saturday. It was Technical Director Harald Bartol's changes that really made the difference. Then we got to the race, and it was an unforgettable experience to do what I did in front of 110,00 spectators. I even led the race, which was a new experience for me and caused my heart to beat at 200 beats per minute!

"I wasn't thinking about the win, just telling myself to concentrate and maintain my pace; to not make any mistakes and not think of the names of all the riders that were alongside me."

Tags:
125cc, 2007, NICKEL & DIME BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Randy Krummenacher

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