Dominique Aegerter will ride for the Ten Kate WorldSSP team for 2021.
30-year-old Moto2 veteran Dominique Aegerter will move to the World Supersport series for 2021 riding a Yamaha R6 for the Ten Kate Racing team after their hiatus from the sport. The Moto2 and MotoE race winner boasts a weath of experience in his career in the MotoGP paddock starting in 2006.
He looks to fight for victories and is strong enough to put on a title challenge in only his debut season, continuing the era of fast Moto2 riders dominating in the Supersport class with Sandro Cortese and Andrea Locatelli both winning Supersport titles in their rookie seasons.
Dominique Aegerter: “I am very happy that I will be a part of the Ten Kate Racing Yamaha WorldSSP project in 2021. First of all I owe a lot to Gerrit – and Ronald ten Kate and Kervin Bos for all the faith they have in me and for giving me a chance in their professional and very experienced team. It is an amazing opportunity and it is my goal to be able to fight for the top positions in every race next season. It will be the first time for me to ride a Yamaha YZF-R6 but I have ridden a lot of different machinery in the last couple of months so I do not expect that it will be hard to change my riding style to this machine. Besides that, I will be entering a very experienced team and I am convinced that, together with my crew chief and mechanics, I will get used to this machine quickly and be able to go fast. I can’t wait to start together and I can finally get on this Yamaha YZF-R6 for the first time in early January. Finally, I would like to thank my brother and manager for creating this great opportunity for me. Also thanks to IXS Hostettler Yamaha in Switzerland for their support.
Kervin Bos, Ten Kate Racing Yamaha team manager: “Ten Kate Racing Yamaha back in World Supersport, how nice is that? We have started this project with only one goal in mind and that is fighting for the top positions. The first rider that we have signed an agreement with is Dominique Aegerter. He is a Moto2 winner, a Moto2 podium finisher, a multiple podium finisher in the famous Suzuka 8H World Endurance race, and in the past season a double winner in the MotoE World Cup. This means that he is very experienced but also fast, we are very proud to be welcoming Dominique into our team. We think that his experience, drive, and fighter’s mentality are a very good match with our new World Supersport project. But this announcement is just the start, in the coming weeks we hope to bring you more news regarding this new World Supersport project but definitely our World Superbike plans for 2021 as well.”
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