Kamil Krzemień will stand in for the recovering Randy Krummenacher at the Wójcik Racing Team during the FIM Endurance World Championship season opening 24 Heures Motos in Le Mans.
With the 2019 World Supersport Champion still recovering from a recent Covid-19 infection, the Swiss rider will be unable to take part in one of the most difficult and physically demanding motorcycle races on the planet.
Sheridan Morais and Mathieu Gines will be joined onboard the no. 77 Wójcik Racing Team’s Yamaha R1 by Kamil Krzemień. The 22-year-old Pole will be making his return to the squad with which he raced in the 2018-2019 FIM EWC Superstock World Cup, taking a podium finish at Oschersleben along the way.
Meanwhile the PKN ORLEN backed crew no. 777 will include Marek Szkopek, Kevin Manfredi and Danny Webb racing the Superstock-spec Yamaha R1 with Hungary’s Balint Kovacs joining the Polish team again as a reserve rider.
The 24 Heures Motos will take place from 16th to 17th of April at the legendary Le Mans circuit in France.
“I’m very disappointed to not be able to race in Le Mans – says Randy Krummenacher. – I’m still suffering from “long covid” after having Covid-19 mid-March. I don’t have the strength and concertation yet for such a demanding race and was advised by the doctors to rest. It’s a difficult time for me, but I have to accept it and stay positive. My goal is to get back on a bike by the end of April and be able to race again in May. I wish all the best to the team for Le Mans. I will be cheering them on and following the race”.
“First if all I’d like to wish Randy a quick and full recovery – says Kamil Krzemień. – I wasn’t planning to race in the FIM Endurance World Championship this year but I’m happy to help my friends from the Wójcik Racing Team. With the race just a few days away it’s been an unexpected and spontaneous decision as well as a very big challenge. On the other hand it will be interesting to race a Yamaha with the Dunlop tyres again. We’ve raced together with the Wójcik Racing Team a few years ago with some great results so I’m looking to adapt quickly to the bike and have a strong weekend. With such strong and experienced teammates our goal will be to fight for the podium”.
“Randy was very excited to race in FIM EWC this year, particularly in Le Mans, so we’re very sad that he won’t be able to join us in France – adds Team Principal, Grzegorz Wójcik. – The entire team is wishing Randy a quick and full recovery. We’d like to thank Kamil for agreeing to help us in this difficult situation even if he wasn’t planning to race in FIM EWC and was aiming to focus solely on the IDM Superbike Championship. We’ve raced together in the past and have been in close contact ever since, so we have no doubts that he will find his feet quickly and will be a strong pillar of the team in Le Mans”.