Despite the early title decision, Dominique Aegerter's hunger for success is far from satisfied. On Sunday, he added race win number 16 of the season to his record in hot Indonesia.
One day after winning the Supersport World Championship, Dominique Aegerter and his Dutch team Ten Kate Racing continued where they have spent most of the season: on top of the results. The ambitious team was not going to be satisfied with fourth place in the first race. Until Sunday morning, the technicians tinkered with the set-up of the Yamaha Supersport machine and landed a hit that enabled Aegerter to fight for victory in the race.
Starting from the front row, Aegerter did not get the best start and only finished the first lap in sixth place. He lost another position on the next lap before Aegerter then quickly worked his way to the front and took the lead on lap eight. Track conditions were far from ideal on Sunday as well, with only one narrow line that was clean and offered grip accordingly. Aegerter had to take some risks in his chase to catch up. The race was red flagged on the 14th of 19 laps when the motorcycle of crashed Finn rider Niki Tuuli had to be recovered from the track.
The 2022 FIM Supersport World Championship now travels directly to Australia for the season finale at Phillip Island.
#77 Dominique AEGERTER (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha, Yamaha YZF R6)
Grid position: 3rd / Race 2: WINNER
"The conditions today were the worst of the entire weekend. It was indescribably hot, the asphalt temperatures climbed up to 66 degrees and the humidity was almost unbearable. Nevertheless, I tried to push right from the start. After yesterday's title win, we had less pressure, and we all went to bed early to be ready for the second race. My Ten Kate team did a fantastic job. In the warm-up we tried something different and in doing so, the improved a lot. I immediately felt more comfortable and confident with it. It is a shame that we could not race the full distance, and hopefully Niki Tuuli is okay after his crash. All the best for him."
"Our hunger for success has not yet been satisfied, although we have now celebrated 16 victories and 18 podium finishes. It is simply indescribable what we have achieved so far this year. But it would not be possible without my team. That includes the technical support, the support of the tyre manufacturer and the fuel partner, but also the support of my family and friends and all the sponsors. Without them, we would not be able to do this fantastic job and win the world championship with three races to go. The weekend here in Lombok is now over, so there will be a celebration today. The team deserves this party and then it is on to Phillip Island where we will give it our all one more time to finish this Supersport season as nicely as it has gone so far. I am looking forward to returning to this beautiful track in Australia. After that, there will be the "Domi Fighters" party at my home in Switzerland in December. But first, a big thank you to my guys for their work."
#INDWorldSBK - WorldSSP Race 2 (13 Laps):
1 #77 Dominique AEGERTER / SWI / Ten Kate Racing Yamaha / Yamaha YZF R6 / 21´03.745
2 Stefano MANZI / ITA / Dynavolt Triumph / Triumph Street Triple RS / +0.470
3 Can ÖNCÜ / TUR / Kawasaki Puccetti Racing / Kawasaki ZX-6R / +4.461
1 #77 Dominique AEGERTER / SWI / Yamaha / 462
2 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI / ITA / Yamaha / 359
3 Can ÖNCÜ / TUR / Kawasaki / 248