WSBK Supersport Australia: Dominique Aegerter and Ten Kate Racing look to end a record-breaking season at Phillip Island

WSBK Supersport Australia: Dominique Aegerter and Ten Kate Racing look to end a record-breaking season at Phillip Island

This weekend marks the last competition meeting of the 2022 Supersport World Championship on the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit in Australia. This is the twelfth round of a season in which Ten Kate Racing has dominated with Dominique Aegerter. The Swiss driver became world champion for the second time in a row last weekend in Indonesia and the Nieuwleusen-based team also once again won the team championship.

After the 16 victories of Dominique Aegerter and its 18 podiums in 22 races so far, its appetite is not yet satisfied and, with Ten Kate Racing having already won numerous titles with Fabien Forest (2002), Chris Vermeulen (2003), Karl Muggeridge (2004), Sebastien Charpentier (2005 and 2006), James Toseland (Superbike 2007), Kenan Sofuoglu (2007 and 2010), Andrew Pitt (2008) and Michael van der Mark (2014), the Swiss rider will do everything in his power to end this very successful partnership on a high note before moving up to Superbike in the Yamaha GRT team alongside Remy Gardner.
Before Australia, the 32-year-old driver has a 103-point lead over Lorenzo Baldassarri and 214 on Can Oncu.

It is the first time since 2020 that the WorldSBK Championship will be held at Phillip Island again, with the Australian circuit also being the venue for the new season to open in February 2023.

Dominique Aegerter: “This is my last round in World Supersport with Ten Kate Racing. It’s a great feeling to go to Phillip Island as world champion again, and we had a very successful weekend in Mandalika where I took the world title on Saturday and took the win on Sunday.
I know this circuit from my time in the Grands Prix paddock, it is fantastic. I hope the weather will be a little more stable than it is now with rain and low temperatures. It will be the first time for me with the World Supersport bike and Pirelli tyres, but my focus and preparation will be the same as throughout the season. On Friday we will focus on the race setup and then on Saturday we will try to qualify on the front row. Then hopefully we can fight for victory in both races and end this season in a good way. I can’t wait to be there. »

Kervin Bos – Team manager of Ten Kate Racing: “We are already in Phillip Island and after a very hot weekend in Indonesia, it looks like it will be a cold weekend with mixed weather, but so far we have already seen all the different weather conditions. The big awards were won last weekend, so the pressure is off, so everyone on the team is looking forward to racing at Phillip Island again. It’s still a magical place and I think it’s one of almost everyone’s favorite tracks.
Dominique is obviously at the top. We will aim for maximum points and hope to finish the season in a good way. »

After two free practice sessions on Friday and a qualifying session on Saturday morning, Race 1 on Saturday and Race 2 on Sunday will both take place at 2:30 p.m. local time, 4:30 a.m. French time.

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