Dominique Aegerter is the 2022 champion of the MotoE World Cup. In race 1 of the San Marino GP of the MotoE World Cup, Eric Granado falls and gives the mathematical championship victory to Dominique Aegerter. The Swiss joins the winners' club of the MotoE together with Matteo Ferrari (2019) and Jordi Torres (2020 and 2021).
After Matteo Ferrari in 2019 and Jordi Torres in 2020 and 2021, it is Dominique Aegerter's turn to become the champion of MotoE World Cup for the 2022 season. The Swiss rider, thanks to second position in race 1 at Misano and thanks to the fall of his rival Eric Granado, gains the points necessary to win the title of the MotoE 2022 with a race to go.
For the Swiss rider of the Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE team, the title of champion comes in the third attempt, after the third position in 2020 and the second position in 2021. Aegerter this year had a fantastic season, taking three wins and finishing all races on the podium except for the first race of the year in Jerez, in which he finished fourth.
Since his debut in the MotoGP electric category, Aegerter had shown an exceptional feeling with the MotoE, conquering a podium in the debut race (Spanish GP) and winning the second career race in the MotoGP electric class (Andalucia GP). Aegerter could have fought for the victory of the MotoE already in 2020 if he had not been involved in two crashes caused by other riders in the Misano and Le Mans races. Despite two wins, two compromised races out of seven in the 2020 season prevented Aegerter from going beyond third final position behind Jordi Torres and Matteo Ferrari.
In 2021, the Swiss rider was more consistent even though he never managed to get on the top step of the podium. Last year Aegerter compromised his chances of winning the title in the Assen race, crashing on the first lap of the Dutch GP due to mistake under braking in the chicane before the finish. The zero in the standings cost Aegerter the victory of the MotoE 2021. Victory, however, only postponed because this year's impressive performance and three victories (Le Mans, Mugello and Assen), have allowed the Swiss of Dynavolt Intact GP to become the third rider to win the title of the MotoE World Cup.
These are the words of Domenique Aegerter at the end of race 1 of the San Marino GP.
Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP team) champion of the MotoE World Cup 2022
“Of course, I am very happy to have won the MotoE title in my third attempt after finishing third in my first season and second last year. Finally, I could take the title this season. We had an amazing season with 10 podiums in eleven races and only being off the podium with a fourth place in Jerez once. Tomorrow we have one more race to come and it will for sure be just as nice but also very special for me. The Dynavolt Intact GP Team did a fantastic job all year, constantly providing me with a perfect set-up bike. They were always improving the bike to match my riding style which they perfectly understood. It's a pleasure to work with them. Starting from pole position I was, of course, quite nervous, but I was able to ride some good first laps. Eric passed me quite on the limit and I tried to stay close to him but of course, I much rather wanted to be in front of him. Once I overtook him, I could set some pretty strong lap times. I saw that he crashed which made me even more nervous because it was not easy to keep my focus and stay in front. I couldn't relax although I knew that as long as I finish within the top 8, I would win the title. I tried to stay focused and push to the limit. In the end, I finished second and I think we all deserve this title, so a major shoutout to my team, sponsors, and fans who always supported me. We will for sure have a small celebration tonight but tomorrow we have a proper party. Although I need to recover quickly because already next week I am back at Magny-Cours for the World Supersport race where I will continue to fight for the title but for now, big thanks to all the MotoGP paddock.”
The standings of the MotoE World Cup 2022 after race 1 of the San Marino GP at the Misano World Circuit
|1||227||77||Dominique AEGERTER||Dynavolt Intact GP|
|2||192.5||51||Eric GRANADO||LCR E-Team|
|3||162.5||11||Matteo FERRARI||FELO Gresini MotoE|
|4||156||27||Mattia CASADEI||Pons Racing 40|
|5||124||71||Miquel PONS||LCR E-Team|
|6||95.5||78||Hikari OKUBO||Avant Ajo MotoE|
|7||94.5||7||Niccolo CANEPA||WithU GRT RNF MotoE Team|
|8||86||4||Hector GARZO||Tech3 E-Racing|
|9||79||17||Alex ESCRIG||Tech 3 E-racing|
|10||71.5||21||Kevin ZANNONI||Ongetta Sic58 Squadra Corse|
|11||65||40||Jordi TORRES||Pons Racing 40|
|12||58.5||34||Kevin MANFREDI||OCTO PRAMAC MotoE|
|13||46.5||70||Marc ALCOBA||Zinia Aspar Team|
|14||35.5||12||Xavi FORES||OCTO Pramac MotoE|
|15||31||18||Xavier CARDELUS||Avintia Esponsorama Team|
|16||25||9||Andrea MANTOVANI||WithU GRT RNF MotoE Team|
|17||21||6||Maria HERRERA||Zinia Aspar Team|
|18||12||38||Bradley SMITH||WithU GRT RNF MotoE Team|
|19||10||3||Lukas TULOVIC||WithU GRT RNF MotoE Team|
|20||9||72||Alessio FINELLO||FELO Gresini MotoE|
|21||6||55||Massimo ROCCOLI||Pons Racing 40|
|22||1||10||Unai HORRADRE||Avintia Esponsorama Team|
|23||0||28||Yeray RUIZ||Avintia Esponsorama Team|
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The gallery of the San Marino GP of MotoE 2022
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The report of Race 1 of the San Marino GP
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