Ten Kate Racing’s Dominique Aegerter secured his ninth win of the 2022 WorldSSP championship this weekend, taking victory in the second encounter at Donington Park.
Starting from pole position, the Swiss rider made the perfect launch, holding position into Redgate. Slipping behind the Ducati of Nicolo Bulega at the Melbourne Loop, the defending champion settled into a rhythm, saving his tyre for a late charge at the sweltering British circuit.
However, the 31-year-old’s charge was briefly halted on lap seven as Federico Caricassulo and Evan Bros.WorldSSP Yamaha Team’s Lorenzo Baldassarri both passed Aegerter at the Melbourne Loop, demoting the Swiss rider to fourth.
With Baldassarri getting through on Caricasulo, the Ten Kate Yamaha rider wasted no time, clearing the Italian on lap 11. With the Yamahas catching Bulega at the front, the pair held position until former Moto2 rider Baldassarri took the lead with a neat pass at the Old Hairpin. Eager to not let his fellow Yamaha rider break away, the Aegerter flew in to second, passing Bulega at the Melbourne Loop.
Aegerter was keen to lead, passing Baldassarri a lap later. From there, he never looked back, pushing to the limit to secure his ninth consecutive FIM Supersport World Championship victory, extending his series lead to 64 points.
Andy Verdoia was flying the flag solo for the GMT 94 Yamaha team after Jules Cluzel was declared unfit following his race one crash. The French rider pushed hard to secure a top ten finish in ninth place.
Unai Orradre was determined to put yesterday’s difficult race one behind him to secure a strong result on Sunday. A positive start saw the Spanish youngster battling inside the top ten before slipping back to 12th in the closing stages, where he ultimately finished the 19-lap race.
Leonardo Taccini secured another double points finish for the Ten Kate Racing team, securing 15th place on Sunday.
After five rounds of the season, Yamaha lead the manufacturer championship with a 104 point advantage having scored 250 points in the opening ten races.
The Supersport World Championship paddock will enjoy a short break before returning to action in the Czech Republic for round six at Most across the weekend of 30-31st July.