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Less than a week ahead of his World Supersport debut, Randy Krummenacher has shown he could prove a worthy challenger to team-mate Kenan Sofuoglu by ending the first day of testing at Phillip Island fastest.

The Swiss rider, who ended Monday morning's session second, posted two late laps, the second of which was 0.09s quicker than Sofuoglu's fastest time of the day.

Both Puccetti Kawasakis made the early running and although reigning champion Sofuoglu could only lap within three tenths of a second of his morning time, both his and Krummenacher's personal best laps were close to half a second faster than Jules Cluzel in third.

Spits of rain peppered the track in the final half hour but the conditions did little to slow 25-year old Krummenacher, whose Kawasaki ZX-6R appears suited to the class regulations that are in place for 2016.

PJ Jacobsen ended Monday fourth, 0.7s slower than the fastest time ahead of Lorenzo Zanetti in fifth and the impressive Kevin Wahr in sixth.

A podium finisher here in 2015 and fourth fastest on Monday morning, Gino Rea experienced an eventful afternoon as he was forced to pick his GRT MV Agusta up in the gravel twice. The Englishman first fell at turn eleven before crashing again at turn six. Rea ended the day seventh overall.

Making his return to the class after three years in the FIM Superstock Cup, Ondrej Jezek was eighth with Rea's team-mate Aiden Wagner ninth.

Having encountered technical problems throughout the morning, ex-125cc world champion Nico Terol climbed the order to twelfth. Kyle Smith was 13th, three and four places ahead of ex-British Supersport rivals Kyle Ryde and Luke Stapleford.

 

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