After storming to his first WorldSSP pole position in only his third Superpole appearance, Aegerter took a commanding victory in Saturday’s race, in which he led every lap. On Sunday, the Swiss rider dropped to second at the start and was running third until debris following a crash brought out the red flag.
On the restart, the former Moto2 rider battled amongst the top six, and had moved back into the podium places with three laps to go, having dropped to fifth earlier in the race. On the penultimate lap, the Ten Kate Yamaha rider moved into second and chased down leader Steven Odendaal. Although he was unable to pass, he was promoted to victory after the Evan Bros Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team rider was handed a three-second penalty for track limits.
On both occasions, Aegerter finished ahead of bLU cRU graduate Luca Bernardi, with the 19-year-old taking his third consecutive podium finish in Sunday's race.
Having hung on to take fourth in the opening race, GMT94 Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team’s Jules Cluzel battled for the lead once again in Race 2. He was second prior to the red flag, and took the lead on the restart, but was unable to hold the position and eventually finished third, just 0.926s off the eventual race-winner.
ParkinGO Yamaha’s Manuel Gonzalez had set the pace on Friday and enjoyed his best qualifying session of the season in third. The Spanish youngster was fifth in the opening race after a battle with Cluzel, and was on a charge in Race 2. Over the final few laps he had moved up to second and was hounding Odendaal for victory, but went wide on the penultimate lap at Turn 13 and dropped back to fifth, which became fourth following the penalty ahead.
After improving from sixth on the grid to finish third in the opener, Odendaal led much of Sunday’s race after the restart and crossed the line just ahead of Aegerter, before a three-second penalty for track limits meant he dropped to fifth after the chequered flag.
GMT94 Yamaha’s Federico Caricasulo fell out of the race on Saturday, but was able to score a top 10 finish with ninth in Sunday’s race, ahead of Kallio Racing Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team’s Hannes Soomer, who had also fallen in the opener.
Ten Kate Yamaha’s Galang Hendra Pratama took his second double points finish of the season, matching his Race 1 result at Misano with a 13th-place finish on Sunday, both from 25th on the grid.
Elsewhere, Kallio Racing Yamaha’s Vertti Takala fell in Race 2, having finished a strong 14th on Saturday, while Biblion Motoxracing Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team’s Maria Herrera recorded DNFs in both races. Her fall on Sunday was what brought out the red flag, where she suffered a lower back contusion.
For Race 1 results, click here.
For Race 2 results, click here.