West third in Supersport race

West third in Supersport race

Australian wildcard Ant West has finished third aboard a privateer Yamaha in the world supersport race at Phillip Island.

Ex-Moto2 rider Randy Krummenacher made the perfect start to his supersport career by claiming victory in a dramatic race on Sunday.

The Swiss rider inherited the lead on lap 16 after teammate and world champion Kenan Sofuoglu unexpectedly crashed at turn six and he went on to claim the vitory ahead of Honda rider Federico Caricasulo and West.

Queensland’s West was sensational in his wildcard appearance on the locally prepared YZF-R6.

He came onto Gardner Straight for the last time ahead of Caricasulo but was unable to hold off his rival in the run to the chequered flag.

It was West’s second WorldSSP podium at Phillip Island after finishing third in the 2009 race.

Four other Australians finished with world championship points – Aiden Wagner (MV Agusta) in 10th, Glenn Scott (Honda) 12th, Alex Phillis (Honda) 14th and Mitch Levy (Yamaha) 15th.

Sixteen-year-old Lachlan Epis was 21st aboard a Kawasaki.

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