The 31-year-old Swiss was crowned overall winner of the electric bike series with second place on Saturday.
The tension before the race was tense to the breaking point. Dominique Aegerter started the penultimate race of the season with a 17.5 point lead over the Brazilian Eric Granado and would have had to collect eight points more than Granado to win the cup early. While Aegerter had the advantage of starting from the best grid position, Granado, starting from the second row, came to Misano with three straight race wins.
After a few raindrops during the qualifying sessions of the Grand Prix classes, the race took place under stable conditions. Aegerter lost a position at the start to Italian Mattia Casadei. Granado came in third, overtaking Aegerter on the second lap. A lap later the lead changed again as Aegerter took over the lead. This put Granado under pressure, who fell on the next lap and continued the race in a hopeless position.
From that point on, Aegerter had everything under control. He could have taken things more comfortably, but fought for the day’s win all the way to the finish line. After winning the Supersport World Championship last year, the MotoE™ World Cup is his second biggest success to date.
#77 Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP, Energica)
Grid: Pole position / Race 1: Second
“The relief is huge, I think we deserved this title. I would like to thank all of the sponsors who have supported me over the years. The same goes for all fans and supporters for their restraint. There will be a celebration, we’re going to really rock it. However, there won’t be much time for boisterous parties, as the Supersport World Championship continues next week. The season in this championship is still very long. But for now I’m happy about this success and I would also like to thank the entire MotoGP paddock for the congratulations.”