Krummenacher happy about 2017 WSBK ride

Former Moto2 and current World Supersport rider Randy Krummenacher will be competing in the World Superbike class with his current Puccetti Kawasaki team in 2017.

The 26-year-old Swiss rider is currently in second place in the WorldSSP Championship with a victory and three podiums under to his name.

The news could put Sylvain Guintoli future plans in jeopardy after he was favoured to join the Puccetti Kawasaki team until negotiations stalled around his salary demands. 

The 2014 World Superbike champion will be leaving the Pata Yamaha squad at the end of 2016, having been replaced by Michael van der Mark for 2017.

In an interview with the official WorldSBK site, Krummenacher said he is confident of holding his own in WSBK's next season.

"I’m extremely happy we’ve found an agreement with my team for the 2017 season," said Krummenacher. “This year a great feeling has developed between me and my Team, a feeling that have resulted in some big results in WorldSSP. 

"We’ve decided that we can do a great job also in Superbike. Thanks to all my sponsors and everyone who believed in me since the beginning,” he added.

Team Manager Manuel Puccetti confirmed that they would be back in WorldSBK's next year adding he felt that they were up to the challenges that lay ahead. 

"After a few months of preparation, we can finally say we will be in WorldSBK next year. It will be a great challenge and we will ride against the best riders in the paddock," said Puccetti. 

"Our team was born 20 years ago and after a few years in the Italian championship we landed in the STK600 championship with 3 consecutive titles, then with the triumph in the WorldSSP in 2015 with Sofuoglu, and finally this season with the first two places in the championship. 

"With Randy, there is a great relationship and now we are ready to face this new challenge. At the end of November, we will test our new Ninja SBK."