MotoE at Le Mans - Aegerter takes the lead in the championship

MotoE at Le Mans - Aegerter takes the lead in the championship
MotoE in Le Mans - Aegerter
Dominique Aegerter in France took the top of the championship

MotoE at Le Mans - Dominique Aegerter in the French GP takes the lead of the general classification by winning Race 2 after the podium in Race 1. The Swiss rider of the Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE team back to victory in MotoE after more than a year from the victory in the Emilia Romagna GP at Misano in 2020.

MotoE - The two races of the French GP, second round of the MotoE 2022 at the Le Mans circuit, once again showed how close the electric category of MotoGP is. After an exciting performance up to second place in Race 1, Aegerter took victory in Race 2.
For the Swiss rider, this is the third victory in MotoE after the 2020 Andalucia GP and the 2020 Emilia Romagna GP.
In both races, the Swiss rider was the protagonist, showing spectacular duels with Casadei, Ferrari and Okubo. On Friday, in qualifying, Aegerter had just touched the pole position, conquered by Kevin Zannoni with a single thousandth advantage over the Dynavolt Intact GP team rider. Aegerter leaves Le Mans as leader of the general classification with 78 points, eight more than Eric Granado and seventeen more than Casadei.

Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE) - 1st in the standings after the French GP of MotoE

“On Friday, the qualifying session went very well, as there was only a thousandth of a second left for the Pole-Position, but the second starting position on the front row was equally valid for the races on Saturday and Sunday. Since Friday, my Dynavolt Intact GP team did an outstanding job again because this morning here in Le Mans, we didn't feel too great on the cold track, with new tyres but they helped me gain my confidence quickly and so with every lap I built up my pace and got faster each time.
Saturday was fantastic to be back on the podium in second place. 20 points are very important for the Championship. I started from the second position and then I was expecting that we will have a little bit more fights, but there were not really big duels. For the first two, or three laps I didn’t feel so confident with the bike and I lost quite a lot to the first three. But after a few laps, I got confidence back and I could start to push. I was able to close the gap and overtake Okubo. In the end, for sure I was a little bit lucky that Zannoni crashed and I got the second place.”

MotoE in Le Mans - Aegerter

“Sunday was a fantastic race, my team did a great job as they made a perfect fine-tuning of the bike. After the start, we were straight in the leading group after I struggled to find the right balance of the bike yesterday. Today it was much better and so I quickly made my way up to Casadei in front. I had a much better speed today, so I planned my attack and finally overtook him on the last lap. I was able to push until the very end of the race so I am super happy to have crossed the finish line in first. These 25 points are really important as I am now leading the championship and I think I've had a fantastic start to the season so far with seven podiums in eight races in WSSP and MotoE combined. In only two weeks, the MotoE season continues in Mugello, which is a beautiful track but it will be our first time racing there on MotoE bikes.
It was great to see so many French fans cheering us. Now, without motors, we can really hear them. I was pleased that they waited late for that MotoE took to the track. The fans have been watching us after the MotoGP and I really appreciate that. See you next year!"

MotoE in Le Mans - Aegerter

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