2018/09/06 - GP San Marino / Preview



Dominique Aegerter, however, still have an unfinished bill with Misano.

Going to this weekend’s round 13 of the season, Swiss Moto2™ star Dominique Aegerter and his Kiefer Racing team arrive extra motivated in Italy. The 27-year-old rider from the canton of Bern has, in hindsight, accepted the dismal of his last year's victory, which is still incomprehensible to him, but is now highly eagerly for a revenge. In addition, the good results on both days of practice last time in England are an additional boost for him and his German based team.

The San Marino Grand Prix at the Misano World Circuit saw its comeback to the calendar back in 2017. In the early 1980s, this Grand Prix was held in Mugello and Imola. Although the weather had not played along the at the return eleven years ago, the Misano round has won many fans straight away. The proximity to the popular holiday region at Rimini’s Adriatic coastline provides a very special atmosphere for this race. Therefore, the paddock arrives for this weekend with only one motto: sun, sea and bikes.

#77 Dominique AEGERTER (Kiefer Racing), Championship position 17th (24 points):

"The weekend has started with a funny pre-event. It is always a pleasure and at the same time a honor to be invited to such events even if, of course, I would like to have visited the pope together with the other riders. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed the kart race on Wednesday evening even if it wasn't enough to finish it on the podium. Apart from that, I always like to come to Misano. I have good memories of this track. The Misano circuit is really cool and I’ve always been fast here, both in the dry and in the wet. Beyond that, Misano is also like a home race for me. There are many fans coming from Switzerland who always support me loudly with the Swiss flag, embroidered with my 77 which is an additional boost, of course. Two weeks ago, in Silverstone, we were able to close the gap a bit to the top guys during free practice sessions. So, it was a clear increase in terms of our level of performance to see so, I hope to continue like this here in Misano too."

Facts Misano World Circuit:
Erstmals Austragungsort GP San Marino: 2007
Länge: 4.226 Meter
Breite: 14 Meter
Längste Gerade: 530 Meter
Linkskurven: 6
Rechtskurven: 10
Beste Moto2™ Pole-Position: 1´36.754 (2015)
Moto2™ Rundenrekord: 1´37.422 (2015)
Dominique Aegerters Resultate 2017: Startplatz 3 / 1. (nachträglich disqualifiziert)

#SanMarinoGP Moto2™ Time Schedule (CET):
Freitag, 7. September: 10:55 - 11:40 FP1
Freitag, 7. September: 15:05 - 15:50 FP2
Samstag, 8. September: 10:55 - 11:40 FP3
Samstag, 8. September: 15:05 - 15:50 QP
Sonntag, 9. September: 09:10 - 09:30 Warm-Up
Sonntag, 9. September: 12:20 Rennen (25 Runden - 105,650 km)

Moto2™ World Standing:
1 Francesco BAGNAIA / ITA / KALEX / 189
2 Miguel OLIVEIRA / POR / KTM / 186
3 Alex MARQUEZ / SPA / KALEX / 113
4 Brad BINDER / RSA / KTM / 111
5 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI / KALEX / 106
6 Joan MIR / SPA / KALEX / 103
7 Marcel SCHRÖTTER / GER / KALEX / 91
8 Xavi VIERGE / SPA / KALEX / 90
9 Fabio QUARTARARO / FRA / Speed Up / 84
10 Mattia PASINI / ITA / KALEX / 82
11 Luca MARINI / ITA / KALEX / 79
12 Sam LOWES / GBR / KTM / 46
13 Jorge NACARRO / SPA / KALEX / 42
14 Iker LECUONA / SPA / KTM / 41
15 Andrea LOCATELLI / ITA / KALEX / 32
17 #77 Dominique AEGERTER / SWI / KTM / 24