Aegerter wins back-to-back World Supersport titles with Ten Kate Racing in Indonesia
Dominique Aegerter and Ten Kate Racing have won their second consecutive world championship in the World Supersport class in Indonesia on Saturday. The Swiss rider crossed the finish line in fourth place, which was enough to win his second world title in this class. For Ten Kate Racing, it is already the eleventh world title in the World Supersport class and the twelfth in total.
Aegerter did not let the nerves take over and rode an intelligent race from third place on the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit. Rival Lorenzo Baldassarri made a mistake early in the race which meant that things could hardly go wrong for the Swiss rider. Nevertheless, Aegerter wanted the maximum result and crossed the line in fourth place, securing his second World Supersport class world title in a row.
With 15 wins and 17 podium finishes in 21 races so far, Aegerter and Ten Kate Racing have dominated the 2022 World Supersport season. The Swiss rider and the Nieuwleusen-based team will do everything possible in the final three races of the season to bring this highly successful partnership to a fine conclusion after which new challenges await.
Leonardo Taccini had a difficult weekend so far in Indonesia and has not yet fully recovered from his wrist injury. However, the Italian managed to score another point for Ten Kate Racing in Race 1 and with that the team championship is getting closer.
Dominique Aegerter:“We did a fantastic job this year, three races before the end we have managed to take our second world championship in a row. It is a dream come true to be world champion again and I want to dedicate it to my family, friends, sponsors, Yamaha and of course the entire Ten Kate Racing team. They have helped me to get to where I am now and I feel ready to start the next chapter. The statistics look great with so many wins, pole positions and fastest laps but alone this wasn’t possible. Together with the team we have achieved greatness and I am very grateful for it.”
Leonardo Taccini:“It was a very hard day. In the race we managed to rescue a point so that wasn’t too bad, especially considering my physical condition at the moment. I want to thank my side of the team because they have helped me a lot. Congratulations to Dominique and the entire Ten Kate Racing family for winning the world title, let’s see what we can do tomorrow.”
Kervin Bos – Ten Kate Racing team manager:“This year has been historical with so many wins and pole positions. We feel like we are on cloud nine at the moment but we also know that in racing these moments can be short-lived. Therefore we try to enjoy the moment and this is the crown on an unbelievable season. We feel proud to deliver Dominique to the World Superbike class in this fantastic way.”
Aegerter wins second World Supersport race in Indonesia, Ten Kate Racing secures teams’ championship
Dominique Aegerter has won the second World Supersport race of the weekend at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit in Indonesia on Sunday. The Swiss rider experienced a tricky opening phase and fell back to ninth place but he did not let himself get beaten up and came back strongly. On lap eight, the two-time World Supersport champion took over the lead and managed to hold it until the red flag was waved, bringing an early end to the race.
Leonardo Taccini had a difficult race and realised that he is still not fully fit with the wrist fracture he suffered in Portimão. The Italian made no mistakes this weekend and finished the second race of the weekend in Indonesia in 18th place.
After Aegerter became world champion for the second time in a row on Saturday, Ten Kate Racing has also won the team championship for the second year in a row. With 16 wins and 18 podium finishes from 22 races so far, the Nieuwleusen-based team has proved to be supreme in the World Supersport class.
Kervin Bos – Ten Kate Racing team manager: “Today everyone saw who is the boss in the World Supersport class and that none other than current and two-time world champion Dominique Aegerter. We also secured the team championship, two years in a row we have had the most wins and pole positions and won the riders’ and team championship. It has been a fantastic weekend in Indonesia and we will definitely celebrate that tonight.
Leonardo was able to finish his race which is good, we know it is very difficult for him with his wrist. It was already better than yesterday and hopefully it will improve step by step towards Australia next week.”
Dominique Aegerter: “It was a very hot race, the temperature and humidity made it very difficult. I tried to push really hard because there was a lot less pressure compared to yesterday. Although we won the championship, I went to bed early to be ready for today. Ten Kate Racing did a fantastic job, we tried something different in warm-up and it was an improvement as I felt more safe.
It’s unfortunate that the race was red flagged but in the final part of the race I was pushing a lot. So far we have taken 16 wins and 18 podiums and this would not have been possible without the team, the technical support, my friends and family and the sponsors. Tonight we will celebrate this feat and then we head to Phillip Island to end the season in a good way.”
Leonardo Taccini: “Today was a very hard day but I think we did a little bit better compared to yesterday. After a good start I made some mistakes, especially in Turn 11 where I almost sent myself to the moon. Anyway, I managed to finish the race and my wrist starts to feel better and better. I cannot wait to go to Australia and hopefully we will be a bit better over there.”