Domi Aegerter: “More chances as an American, Indian, Turk”

0

Supersport world champion Dominique Aegerter had an outstanding season in 2021 with ten wins and 16 podiums for the Ten Kate Yamaha team. Still, no factory Superbike team wanted him.

Although he drove two races less because of the overlap with the MotoE final in Misano, Domi Aegerter won the Supersport World Championship in his first year on the Yamaha R6 with a 94 point lead over Steven Odendaal from the Bardahl Evan Bros Yamaha team.

Aegerter captured ten victories, made it onto the podium 16 times, took first place four times and set the fastest race lap eight times. He brought the Dutch Ten Kate team their first world title since Michael van der Mark in 2014, at that time still on a Honda.

Although the Swiss showed some outstanding performances, he was not on the wish list of any of the Superbike factory teams for 2022.

Yamaha had already filled all of its four places at Pata and GRT, and Manuel Gonzalez (19) and Luca Bernardi (20), who were over ten years younger than him, would have been preferred there if necessary.

Honda also let Domi go, although he has already finished on the podium twice for the largest manufacturer in the prestigious eight-hour race in Suzuka, thus proving his skills on the superbike. Aegerter took his third podium in Japan with Suzuki. As for the résumé, Domi doesn’t have to hide behind this year’s Honda works drivers Iker Lecuona (22) and Xavi Vierge (24), but the two Spaniards are significantly younger than the 31-year-old from Rohrbach.

Ducati, BMW and Kawasaki did not even consider the Supersport Champion.

At the beginning of November, Aegerter extended his contract with Ten Kate Yamaha for the Supersport World Cup in 2022. In the following year, the joint promotion to the Superbike World Cup should take place, provided that enough sponsors can be found in the economy shaken by Corona restrictions.

“I couldn’t win much more and had a great season,” said Aegerter in a personal conversation with SPEEDWEEK.com. “Okay, two or three times I had bad luck with red flags and at the beginning of the season I stumbled a little because we didn’t have enough engine power and maybe there was a lack of experience in the team. But of course, I’m 31, an old man for a racing driver. But there were riders in the Superbike World Championship last year who were 36 and 38 years old, I’m a few years younger than them. Still, I didn’t get the chance and was always only the B option. That pissed me off a bit. Nobody is interested in me as a Swiss. If I were an American, Indian or Turkish, then I would clearly have more chances. “

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

© Gold & Goose

Domi Aegerter on the way to the 2021 World Cup

Previous Next

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.