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Limited test time no big issue for Krummenacher

Limited test time no big issue for Krummenacher

Swiss rider unveiled as DeGraaf Grand Prix Aprilia rider at Assen presentation.

New DeGraaf Aprilia signing Randy Krummenacher will have to hit the ground running in preparation for the 2009 season, with his preseason testing schedule set to be crammed into less than a month.

The Swiss rider was unveiled alongside teammate Danny Webb at the team’s official presentation in Assen, Holland on Wednesday afternoon, and carried out a brief function test on the wet Dutch track. His first real contact with the Aprilia RSA will come in two week’s time at Estoril, followed by the MotoGP Official Test in Jerez.

The bikes having only recently come into the DeGraaf team’s possession meant that proposed test rides at Barcelona, Jerez and Valencia were all cancelled, but Krummenacher is confident of a speedy adaptation to the RSA after some brief contact with the RSW version of the bike.

"I was able to use last year's RSW in Valencia and Jerez when I competed in the last two rounds of the CEV Spanish Championship,” he said of his last riding appearances, from which he picked up two pole positions and a race win. “Therefore I am confident that we can also find a good setting for the RSA relatively quickly. I was planning to take things slowly in the first two tests in any case.”

Krummenacher was plagued by injuries in 2008 in his final year for KTM, most seriously affected by a ruptured spleen suffered in a mountain bike training accident. His best result to date is a podium finish at the 2007 round in Barcelona.

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