The seventh round of the 2021 World Supersport championship will be held at Magny-Cours in France. Dominique Aegerter is in excellent form, having won both races at the last round in Navarra. Galang Hendra Pratama is also on a good run of form and is keen to improve further in France.
The WorldSBK round at Magny-Cours is famous for a lot of wet track action in the past. This year the French round of the World Supersport championship is held a month earlier than in recent seasons. However, according to the weather forecasts, it could also rain during this edition at Magny-Cours.
Dominique Aegerter is in excellent shape in his debut season in World Supersport. The Swiss rider won eight of the twelve races in 2021. Aegerter has collected 257 points and has a 47-point lead in the world championship. Hendra Pratama was also strong in Navarra and scored an eleventh place. The rider from Indonesia has 21 points in total and is seventeenth in the standings.
The World Supersport races at Magny-Cours will start at 15:15 on Saturday and 12:30 on Sunday.
Dominique Aegerter: “Magny-Cours is a new track for me, but fortunately Ten Kate Racing Yamaha made the effort to test there during the summer break. It’s like a home race for me, because it’s about 500km with my car. I hope we will see a lot of Swiss and French fans there and hopefully we will have stable weather. The layout suits my riding style with some fast and slow sectors. We will start with a good feeling and we are well prepared. I’m ready for everything that will come!”
Galang Hendra Pratama: “I’m really looking forward to this weekend. Magny-Cours is one of my favourite tracks. There are a lot of stop & go corners, which I like a lot. I have good memories of his track from my time in the World Supersport 300. I’m ready for it. I’m aiming for a top-ten finish, because we were close in Navarra. I would like to continue this good flow!”
Team manager Kervin Bos: “Magny-Cours has been a good circuit for Ten Kate Racing in the past. In recent years we have had some great results with Loris Baz in World Superbike. Now we will start for the first time with our Yamaha R6 bikes at this French track. We tested with Dominique at Magny-Cours. Galang couldn’t join because of his visa, but he did ride with a Yamaha R6 there last year. The team is very motivated, because we are in an important phase of the season. The team has worked very hard again since Navarra and there are many new ideas to improve the bikes even more. Hopefully Galang can continue his positive trend. Dominique is in excellent shape and he will go for top results again. We’re looking forward to the weekend at Magny-Cours!”