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Aegerter Thrilled with Fourth and Top Independent Rider Status, Gardner Grabs Great Sixth

Aegerter Thrilled with Fourth and Top Independent Rider Status, Gardner Grabs Great Sixth

Dominique Aegerter and Remy Gardner enjoyed a good Sunday in Assen, as the Swiss rider impressed in Race 2 and managed an excellent 4th place – making him the Top Independent Rider of the race. While the Australian recovered six places to finish 6th in the feature race.

The day started with the usual Warm Up session, and the GYTR GRT Yamaha pair madethe final adjustments. Aegerter finished 7th with a 1’35.196, while Gardner was13th (1’35.608), both felt ready ahead the two remaining races.

In a shortened 8-lap Tissot Superpole Race, the #77 and the #87 enjoyed a decentstart. Aegerter was in contention for a Top 5 spot, with his teammate justbehind. Unfortunately, Gardner was forced to go wide on Lap 2, dropping to 16th. The Australian rider did his best to recover as much as he could, showing goodpace and eventually crossing the line in 12th. On the other side of the garage, Aegerter fought until the very end for a second-row start in Race 2, he managed 7th after fighting against Bassani’s Ducati.

The GYTR GRT Yamaha duo started from 7th and 12th on the grid in the finalfeature race of the weekend. Aegerter and Gardner got off the line well, gainingpositions at the start. The #77 installed himself in a solid Top 5 place in the early stages,while the #87 rider made his way through the field to find himself 7th on Lap 8, going past Honda’s Vierge and Lecuona and Ducati’s Petrucci. With seven lapsto go, Gardner made one final move on BMW’s Redding to take sixth position.Afterwards, he tried to close the gap with the guys in front to join the Top 5fight and despite showing promising pace throughout the whole race, he stayed in 6th until the end. 

Meanwhile, Aegerter tried to recover on Pata Yamaha Prometeon’s Locatelli andDucati’s Bassani for a podium place. The Swiss star showed great speed in the 21-lapbattle, staying in 5th for the majority of the race. In the latter stages, the #77rider impressed with blistering pace, eventually catching Bassani for a last lapshowdown. Finally, Domi crossed the line in 5th, before being promoted to 4thfollowing Bassani’s track limits penalty. This means Domi placed as the Top Independent Rider on the day.



Superpole Race: P7 / Race 2: P4 (Best Independent Rider)

Dominique Aegerter

That was a great Race 2, finishing 4th and getting top independent is nice. We had agood start and fierce battles until the last chicane. There are still aspects of thisbike that I can learn how to better exploit, we’re going step by step. We have agreat long-run pace and base setup, but we should be quick in the early stages too. I’mhappy with the package we have, Yamaha and the GYTR GRT Team are doing agreat job, plus it’s good we can share data with fast guys. We’ll keep workingfor sure, that is what has got us where we are today. We hope to be in the top group again in Barcelona.

Superpole Race: P12 / Race 2: P6

Remy Gardner

Not a bad Race 2, although unfortunately we had bad luck in the sprint race. For surewe need to work on our qualifying sessions, once again starting from behind didn’thelp. In the last feature race, our pace was fine and I enjoyed it. The tyre choicewas the correct one in my opinion, it was just a shame I lost a lot of time in theopening laps as I got forced wide, but we were still able to perform a goodrecovery. Let’s keep rolling and progress further, we know there’s potential.