Madrid, Aug 11 (EFE).- The Swiss Dominique Aegerter will continue until the end of 2024 as a rider for the Yamaha Superbike team, after the 32-year-old rider agreed to extend the existing contract for another year with Yamaha Motor Europe, which confirms it in an official statement.
The 2024 season will be Aegerter’s fourth as a Yamaha rider, after joining the Japanese manufacturer in 2021 to contest the Supersport World Championship with the “Ten Kate Yamaha” team.
The former Moto2 race winner made an immediate impact, winning ten races en route to the world championship title on his first attempt, and the following season finishing on the podium 17 times, successfully defending his title and becoming the third rider to the history of the intermediate category to be proclaimed world champion in consecutive years.
This is how Dominique Aegerter joined the Superbike team, with which he currently occupies the ninth position in the championship standings, having finished three races so far as the best independent rider.
“It has been a pleasure for us to see our double Supersport World Champion Dominique adapt so quickly to WorldSBK. He has impressed us all, starting with the first race where he put in a phenomenal performance in qualifying to secure a starting from the front row at Phillip Island,” recalls Yamaha Superbike Head of Competition Andrea Dosoli.
“I am happy and proud to have extended my agreement with Yamaha to continue in Superbike, I have two Supersport titles with Yamaha, but now my goal is to improve my results and be more competitive in the Superbike category, and I will do my best to achieve that goal,” Dominique Aegerter explained in the press release.
“My season started quite well as a rookie, and although I haven’t been on the podium yet, there are still a few races to go, and I’ve had some great battles on track that have taught me a lot, but I want to be in front regularly, and that will be my goal for next season. season”, added the Swiss.
“I would like to especially remember the recently deceased Mirko Giansanti who played an invaluable role in the GRT Yamaha team,” said Dominique Aegerter. EFE