Dominique Aegerter and Galang Hendra Pratama are keen to score great results during Ten Kate Racing Yamaha’s home round at the TT Circuit Assen. Aegerter starts the fourth round of the season as leader in the world championship. Hendra Pratama is seventeenth in the standings. Specifically for their home race, Ten Kate Racing Yamaha will launch a special project in Assen on Thursday.
Dominique Aegerter is on a very strong run in his debut season in the World Supersport class. The Swiss rider has won the last three races and now leads the world championship with 119 points. Aegerter is keen to go for the highest score again during the home races of Ten Kate Racing Yamaha at the TT Circuit Assen.
Galang Hendra Pratama recently returned to Europe from Indonesia. During the last races in Misano, Hendra Pratama managed to finish in the top-fifteen twice and now has 12 points. That’s the same number of points as the 22-year-old rider collected last year in a full season. Hendra Pratama wants to fight for the points positions again in Assen and is slowly trying to find the connection with the top-ten.
For the home race Ten Kate Racing Yamaha will launch a special project and this will happen on Thursday afternoon under the name #ProjectYellow. After practice and Superpole, the races will start Saturday afternoon at 15:15 and Sunday afternoon at 12:30 in Assen.
Dominique Aegerter: “We had a small summer break. My last race was also with the MotoE in Assen, but then I was unlucky with a crash in the first lap. In the meantime we tested at Most and Magny-Cours, two tracks I didn’t know. We also had a one-day test in Assen a few months ago with the Ten Kate Racing Yamaha R6. The feeling was very good then and I like this track. It is the team’s home race, they live about 30 minutes away from the track. It’s also very nice that the crowd will join us, so I’m looking forward to continue our good results in Assen.”
Galang Hendra Pratama: “I’m really looking forward to this round at Assen, it is the team’s home race. I have good memories of this track as I was on pole position in the World Supersport 300 class in 2019. I think it’s quite a challenging track with the 600. The first part is a bit more stop-and-go and the second part more flowing. I hope the weather stays stable, but that’s always unpredictable in Assen. I will give everything I have and try to get a top-ten result.”
Team manager Kervin Bos: “Race week in Assen, that’s a long time ago for Ten Kate Racing, as 2018 was the last time. In 2019 Assen came too soon for us as a new Yamaha team and in 2020 the event was cancelled due to Covid-19. It’s also the first time we’ll be competing as a Yamaha team at our home track, so we’re really looking forward to it. We’re also allowed to have fans in the stands again, which is cool. We would also have liked to have the paddock open for our partners, but unfortunately that isn’t possible yet. I think as a team we are in a very good shape. Dominique has had good tests during the summer break. Galang couldn’t be there, because he had to go back to Indonesia for his visa. That is all settled now and Galang is back in Europe until the end of the season. With Dominique we want to end on the podium, that is necessary if you want to fight for the title. With Galang we go for the points twice. Besides that we will do something special with Dominique in Assen with the introduction of #ProjectYellow. We’re ready for it: Let’s go racing!”