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2019/07/01 - Suzuka 8 Hours: Dominique Aegerter to race again

#Suzuka8Hours: Dominique Aegerter to race again at the «Suzuka 8 Hours»

The experienced Swiss motorcycle racer is looking forward also to be part of the 2019 edition at the endurance classic race in Japan.

It’s already for the sixth time that Dominique Aegerters will race at Suzuka. The 28-year-old from Rohrbach can look back on a nice track record, having already taken home coveted trophies from this race with second and third places. With his team from last year, Aegerter will make a new attempt to get back on the podium at Suzuka. It is well known that this series broke one year ago when his team-mate Ryo Mizuno was unable to bring the bike back into the pits by himself after a crash. This year the event will take place again on the last weekend of July. The event will be preceded by official testing, starting with the first official one next week.

The «Suzuka 8 Hours» has become a permanent entry to the FIM Endurance World Championship calendar since years. With the venue at the Suzuka Circuit, therefore, directly at the doorstep of all renowned Japanese manufacturers, this event is of particular importance.

Dominique AEGERTER (MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO.Honda, Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade):

"Of course, I’m very happy to race at the «Suzuka 8 Hours» for the sixth time. But I’m especially looking forward to working with the factory supported HARC-PRO team again also I’m even a little proud that they wanted me back in their team. The team’s racing number 634 has been become already legendary and together with Xavi Fores and Japanese rider Ryo Mizuno, we will form a powerful team for sure. After the Sachsenring Grand Prix I will go to Japan for a three-day test. Then I'll take one-week holiday at home in Switzerland and I’ll return to Japan the week before the race. For me, this race is a welcome opportunity so that I can also ride a motorcycle in race trim during the summer break. At the same time, Suzuka is an excellent training opportunity instead of riding my private bike anywhere else at a small circuit."

"As far as the results are concerned, there are nice memories of this race. It's also fun to ride the demanding Suzuka circuit. The many Japanese fans are the top of the list of all the attractions of this event. Many thanks to my team in the Moto2 World Championship for giving me the go-ahead for Suzuka. I feel ready for this challenge when it starts next week. But before that, all my attention belongs to the Sachsenring race this weekend. After the pleasant Assen-weekend I want to collect as many points as possible with my Forward Racing team and after Suzuka, I will change over to the MV Agusta in Brno as soon as possible."