Simon Jespersen will replace Dominique Aegerter at the World Supersport round in Catalunya. Aegerter will compete in the final round of the MotoE championship. With the talented 20-year-old Jespersen, Ten Kate Racing Yamaha has an excellent alternative for the eighth round of the season, which takes place from 17th until 19th of September.
Dominique Aegerter leads the World Supersport Championship by 62 points. Unfortunately, the Swiss rider will have to miss the races in Catalunya. On the same weekend, the MotoE championship will have its final round of the 2021 season in which Aegerter still has a chance of winning the title. Ten Kate Racing Yamaha has found an excellent alternative in Simon Jespersen. The 20-year-old Danish rider rode as a substitute at the World Supersport round in Navarra and impressed by being able to fight at the front of the field. Jespersen is also a regular participant in the Spanish ESBK Supersport class and he is currently third in the championship.
Jesperen and Galang Hendra Pratama will ride for Ten Kate Racing Yamaha during the eighth round of the season (17-19 September) at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. One week later, Aegerter will return to the Dutch team, when they will compete at the circuit of Jerez.
Simon Jespersen: “To know that I will ride for Ten Kate Racing Yamaha in the next World Supersport round in Barcelona is probably one of the coolest experiences I have achieved in my career so far. I’m super grateful for this opportunity from the whole Ten Kate Racing Yamaha squad to let me replace Dominique, who is also the championship leader. I will take this opportunity as a big learning process througout all the weekend and I will do my very best. Recently I made my debut in this championship in Navarra. I was very positive about the results. For this weekend I will arrive with confidence in my mind that I can work with the Ten Kate squad. I have no expectations at all, I don’t want to put any pressure on myself, just enjoy and ride free. I want to be able to finish the weekend with saying that I have done my absolutely 100% and leave with a big smile!”
Team manager Kervin Bos: “We want to go for the team championship with Ten Kate Racing Yamaha. When we know that Dominique had to miss the Catalunya round, we went looking for the best possible alternative. I think we found it with Simon Jespersen. We were tipped before the Navarra round by our partner SBS Brake Pads about Simon. The recommendation was more than right, as Simon left a very strong impression in Navarra and even took the lead in the race. Simon gets full support from Dominique’s crew. We are also proud to announce that SBS Brake Pads is our special event sponsor in Catalunya. I think that with Simon and Galang we can go for good results in Catalunya!”