Aegerter fifth in the friday free practice of the Spanish GP

Aegerter fifth in the friday free practice of the Spanish GP
Aegerter with the MotoE of the IntactGP team

After a strong second place in the morning FP1, the rising temperatures in the afternoon did not make the efforts of the Dynavolt Intact GP team an easy one. The leader of this first day of free practice at the Jerez circuit was Eric Granado, with the best time in both sessions.
Only Dominique Aegerter managed to keep up to the Brazilian on Friday morning. Merely 0,130 seconds separated the ambitious Swiss from the top position. The MotoE rookie demonstrated that he was already feeling comfortable on his Energica Ego Corsa machine, especially in the second and fourth sectors.

Dominique Aegerter's bike at the Jerez pitlane

Because of the extremely hot asphalt temperature, everyone knew that the times from the morning could hardly be improved in the second session of the day. Although the fifth place in the second session dampens the Swiss mood, the gap of 0,324 seconds is not an obstacle that cannot be overcome on the coolest Saturday morning.
An exciting and, above all, demanding day awaits the German Dynavolt Intact GP team, because, for the first time in his fifteen-year World Championship career, Dominique Aegerter will take part in the E-Pole procedure.

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Dominique Aegerter on track at Jerez

Dominique Aegerter
“The first two qualifying sessions of the new season are over and things went pretty well this morning. I rode constant times and was able to finish in second place, even with pretty identical times compared to Wednesday. I felt comfortable on the bike but of course, the conditions were really hot this afternoon. We had a little more trouble repeating the times from the morning, which is reflected in this fifth place. The gap is too big, so we have to see what went wrong. I gave everything, but the heat definitely plays a big role. Looking forward to Sunday, I am more relaxed because the race starts shortly after 10 am. Tomorrow morning we will use a new set of tyres and see where we can place ourselves for the E-Pole, which will then take place in the afternoon. It will be interesting to see how we manage this crucial one lap. All of us, the mechanics, the bike, and myself, have to cool down now but we will be ready to attack tomorrow and fight with the best."

Here you can find the time schedule of the Spanish GP in Jerez this weekend.

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