DOMINIQUE AEGERTER TO STEP UP TO WORLDSBK WITH YAMAHA IN 2023
Yamaha Motor Europe is delighted to announce that reigning FIM Supersport World Champion and present collection chief Dominque Aegerter will step as much as the FIM Superbike World Championship with Yamaha for the 2023 season.
Aegerter loved an completely dominant maiden marketing campaign within the WorldSSP class final yr and has continued to be the rider to beat aboard his Yamaha R6 in 2022. Since his arrival within the WorldSBK paddock, the Swiss rider has demonstrated relentless tempo and consistency, whereas his work ethic and dedication make him the right match for Yamaha’s WorldSBK line-up subsequent yr.
Alongside this, Aegerter brings a wealth of expertise, having made his debut on the world stage again in 2006 with two wildcard 125cc World Championship appearances at Estoril and Valencia. Over the subsequent few years, he grew to become an everyday high 10 finisher and stepped as much as Moto2 in 2010.
His maiden podium got here a yr later within the Valencia ultimate, with Aegerter happening to attain sixth additional rostrums, together with a shocking victory on the German Grand Prix in 2014. ‘Domi’ twice completed fifth within the Moto2 World Championship standings, and in 2020 he joined the MotoE World Cup grid.
Aegerter demonstrated his capability to adapt rapidly to new equipment, ending third within the standings that yr. Then, in 2021, he debuted within the WorldSBK paddock, driving for the Ten Kate Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Group within the intermediate class.
Regardless of having to modify between the MotoE bike and Yamaha R6 all through the season, Aegerter loved an outstanding rookie WorldSSP marketing campaign, claiming 10 victories and 15 podiums on his technique to the world championship title.
After additionally ending second in MotoE that yr, Aegerter made one other step forwards in 2022, claiming the title within the MotoGP assist class with three wins and 10 podiums. The 31-year-old has continued to star in WorldSSP as properly this season and at present leads the championship with 12 victories from 16 races.
Aegerter will race a Yamaha R1 WorldSBK alongside the just lately introduced Remy Gardner for the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Group in 2023.
(Yamaha Motor Europe Highway Racing Supervisor)
“Ever since he entered the paddock, Dominique has proven that he is among the high skills, and it was clear from very early on that he was prepared for his WorldSBK probability. Sadly, there wasn’t a chance to provide him that probability in 2022, however when a seat grew to become accessible for 2023 then Dominique was the plain option to fill it. Not solely has he impressed along with his tempo, race craft and consistency, however he’s additionally proven the willpower and drive wanted to be aggressive at this degree. He’s proven all through his profession that he’s in a position to adapt in a short time to new equipment, and we’re certain that this capability pays dividends for him when he steps as much as race the Yamaha R1 WorldSBK subsequent season. We’re very a lot trying ahead to seeing what he can do. I’d additionally prefer to thank Kohta Nozane for his contribution over the previous two seasons. He confronted many challenges in WorldSBK, however he did so with a optimistic perspective at all times. We want him all the perfect for the long run.”
“I’m tremendous glad to hitch Yamaha within the WorldSBK championship subsequent season. It’s a nice alternative for me, and a unbelievable reward for the world championship title final yr and for main the WorldSSP collection this yr. I’m trying ahead to driving for the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Group, and racing alongside Remy Gardner who, as a former Moto2 world champion and present MotoGP rider, will likely be a powerful teammate. I can’t await the primary take a look at aboard the Yamaha R1 because it’s clearly a aggressive bike, with Toprak racing it to the world championship final yr and within the title hunt as soon as once more this season. I’m glad to have this chance, and I wish to thank Yamaha and the GYTR GRT Yamaha group for believing in me. I’ll give it all the pieces I’ve subsequent season, however for now my focus is on securing a second successive world title in WorldSSP.”
(GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Group, Group Supervisor)
“We’re happy to have the ability to welcome Dominique into the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Group for subsequent season. He brings with him a wealth of expertise, having proved himself in each the Grand Prix and WorldSBK paddocks with two world titles and a major lead within the FIM Supersport World Championship this season. We strongly consider that Dominique will likely be an actual asset, each for the group and for Yamaha, and can have the ability to present his potential on the Yamaha R1 from the start. We wish to thank Kohta Nozane for the time we spent collectively. We want him the perfect for his future challenges.”
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