Aegerter gains second place in the Catalan GP

Aegerter gains second place in the Catalan GP
The start of the Barcelona race of the MotoE

Dominique Aegerter's brilliant races guarantee him and the Dynavolt Intact GP team not only second place in the Catalunya Grand Prix, but also in the standings of the MotoE World Cup.

Anyone who regularly follows the MotoE World Cup knows sprint races are nerve-wracking, breathtaking, and action-packed. The third race of the season was in no way inferior to this reputation. The race started with a technical problem on Eric Granado's bike which led to a delay at the start.
When the lights finally went off, the Swiss GP veteran, coming from third, shot straight into the lead. This was followed by numerous changes of position, slipstream duels, and some hair-raising maneuvers, Aegerter always kept a cool head. When the fight for the podium reached the last lap and the gap from the first position was 0,531 seconds, Dominique Aegerter decided to defend the second place from the attacks of Jordi Torres all the way to the checkered flag.

Dominique Aegerter
“For sure, it was an interesting race as I was battling a lot with other riders. My heart rate went up before the race even started as the race start got delayed but I kept my concentration and went into the six lap race trying to lead as many laps as possible. I got overtaken and made a small mistake, which is why I wasn’t really able to fight for the victory, so I’ve put everything into defending the second place. The slipstream was pretty important, especially on these much heavier bikes. Barcelona is a special track to ride on with the MotoE bike, because you have a long home straight, hard braking points, and also quite some elevation. I am super happy about the 20 championship points and a huge thanks goes out to my Intact GP Team that set up the bike that helped me fight for the podium. Besides that, it was great to finally have some spectators back at the track, to feel the support from my fans out there with the Swiss flags, and to see that people stayed to watch our MotoE race. Still, it was a very sad and difficult week for everyone. We were all riding in Jason's memory."

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