Winner Domi Aegerter: “They passed me” / Supersport World Championship

On Saturday, Dominique Aegerter became the Supersport World Champion for the second time, in Sunday’s race the Swiss managed to break free – and impressively took his 16th win of the season!

Until Sunday, Dominique Aegerter and the Ten Kate team struggled with the Yamaha R6. The 32-year-old started from third place on the grid, finished fourth in the first race and successfully defended the title of world champion from the previous year.

Having completed his mission, he already said on Saturday night that there is only one goal for Sunday: to win!

The race was run under demanding conditions: it was 36 degrees Celsius in the shade, and the asphalt was blazing over 60 degrees. And the Mandalika circuit offers good grip only on the ideal line one meter wide. If you make a mistake, there is a high risk of falling.

Domi fell back to 7th place after the start, from the third lap Rohrbacher with – this time golden – starting number 77 was on the rise and took the lead in the 8th lap.

Aegerter was ahead of Stefano Manzi (Triumph) and Can Öncüe (Kawasaki) when the race was stopped and counted down to lap 14 after third-placed Niki Tuuli (MV Agusta) crashed. Domi took his 18th podium and 16th win in the 22nd race of the season! With two races to go, he is not only the champion, but also has a lead of 103 points over second-placed Lorenzo Baldassarri, who is already runner-up in the world championship.

“On Saturday it was my mistake not to pass, then they passed me,” Aegerter told SPEEDWEEK.com. “Every time you get pushed out and you lose a second on a dirty part of the track that you have to catch up again. Today it was clear to me that I had to take action and take advantage of the opportunity. I always attacked right away – I wanted to win! They really ran me over in the beginning. There were some moments where you don’t know what’s going to happen on this track. If you go off the ideal line, the rear wheel will immediately begin to lubricate. If you push too hard at that point, you’ll be exaggerating. I took it easy at times like this.’

Ten Kate is now 106 points ahead of Evan Bros Yamaha in the teams standings, with just 90 points to play for in the finale in Australia. This title also goes to Dominique Aegerter and his team. Out of the 499 points so far, the Swiss got 462, his teammate Leonardo Taccini 35 and two reserve riders Bradley Smith.

World Supersport Championship Result: Mandalika, Race 1
Pos Driver Motorcycle time
1. Niki Tuuli MV Agusta
2. Federico Caricasulo Ducati + 3.528 sec
3. Can Öncü Kawasaki + 4.226
4. Dominique Aegerter Yamaha + 6,029
5. Yari Montella Kawasaki + 6,037
6. Nicola Bulega Ducati + 10,034
7. Stefano Manzi Triumph + 20,344
8. Jules Cluzel Yamaha + 21,051
9. Raffaele De Rosa Ducati + 21,664
10. Adrian Huertas Kawasaki + 24,751
11. Thomas Booth-Amos Kawasaki + 29,205
12. Andy Verdoia Yamaha + 31 177
13. Petr Šebestián Yamaha + 32 438
14. Oliver Bayliss Ducati + 36,214
15. Leonardo Tacchini Yamaha > 1 min
16. Marcel Brenner Yamaha > 1 min
17. Ondřej Vostatek Yamaha > 1 min
18. Unai Orradre Yamaha > 1 min
out Luca Bernardi Ducati
out Lorenzo Baldassarri Yamaha
out Simon Jespersen Yamaha
out Glenn Van Straalen Yamaha
out Hannes Soomer Triumph
World Supersport Championship Result: Mandalika, Race 2
Pos Driver Motorcycle time
1. Dominique Aegerter Yamaha
2. Stefano Manzi Triumph + 0.470 sec
3. Can Öncü Kawasaki + 4,461
4. Raffaele De Rosa Ducati + 7,838
5. Yari Montella Kawasaki + 9,217
6. Nicola Bulega Ducati + 9,299
7. Federico Caricasulo Ducati + 9,568
8. Hannes Soomer Triumph + 10,071
9. Lorenzo Baldassarri Yamaha + 11,698
10. Jules Cluzel Yamaha + 12 159
11. Thomas Booth-Amos Kawasaki + 14,312
12. Adrian Huertas Kawasaki > 1 min
13. Andy Verdoia Yamaha > 1 min
14. Oliver Bayliss Ducati > 1 min
15. Simon Jespersen Yamaha > 1 min
16. Glenn Van Straalen Yamaha > 1 min
17. Luca Bernardi Ducati > 1 min
18. Leonardo Tacchini Yamaha > 1 min
19. Marcel Brenner Yamaha > 1 min
20. Unai Orradr Yamaha > 1 min
21. Ondřej Vostatek Yamaha > 1 min
22. Petr Šebestián Yamaha > 1 min
out Niki Tuuli MV Agusta
2022 Supersport World Championship standings after 22 of 24 races
Pos Driver Motorcycle Points
1. Dominique Aegerter Yamaha 462
2. Lorenzo Baldassarri Yamaha 359
3. Can Öncü Kawasaki 248
4. Nicola Bulega Ducati 210
5. Stefano Manzi Triumph 207
6. Federico Caricasulo Ducati 191
7. Niki Tuuli MV Agusta 152
8. Yari Montella Kawasaki 136
9. Raffaele De Rosa Ducati 127
10. Jules Cluzel Yamaha 127
11. Glenn Van Straalen Yamaha 111
12. Adrian Huertas Kawasaki 110
13. Hannes Soomer Triumph 94
14. Bahattin Sofuoglu MV Agusta 72
15. Andy Verdoia Yamaha 59
16. Oliver Bayliss Ducati 53
17. Valentin Debise Yamaha 43
18. Kyle Smith Yamaha 35
19. Leonardo Tacchini Yamaha 35
20. Petr Šebestián Yamaha 34
21. Marcel Brenner Yamaha 32
22. Simon Jespersen Yamaha 31
23. Mattia Casadei MV Agusta 25
24. Isaac Vinales Ducati 22
25. Patrick Hobelsberger Yamaha 21
26. Thomas Booth-Amos Kawasaki 21
27. Ondřej Vostatek Yamaha 20
28. Steven Odendaal Yamaha 16
29. Unai Orradre Yamaha 9
30. Tom Edwards Yamaha 7
31. Luca Ottaviani Yamaha 5
32. Maximilian Kofler Ducati 2
33. Bradley Smith Yamaha 2
34. Nicholas Spinelli Ducati 1
35. Benjamin Currie Kawasaki 1

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