WSBK Supersport Donington Race 2: Dominique Aegerter, who else?

At the end of a somewhat chaotic first Supersport race at Donington Park, the paradox is that the classification gave us a well-ordered list starting with two Yamahas, one Ducati, two Kawasaki and two Triumph – an almost perfect arrangement for defenders of the new regulations Next Generation!

If the public could appreciate the show without knowing the real reasons (increased engine speed here, opening of the butterflies there), we would have taken, however, the incidents that generated three exits and three reductions in race distance. , without even mentioning it. the bodily consequences of certain falls, beginning with the one that wounded the unfortunate Jules Cluzelagain seriously injured in the feet and forced to rest for several weeks.

For the second Supersport race in the UK, Dominique Aegerter (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) remains the undisputed favorite after getting her eighth win of the season in 9 tests yesterday! It should be noted, however, that if the Swiss rider’s stats are overwhelming, he often doesn’t have the easy part on the track and often has to resort to his resources of courage and talent to justify his well-deserved nickname “Dominator”!

During the race reduced to 12 laps on Saturday, he was among others against Lorenzo Baldassarri (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team), the only other rider to have won this year, the No. 1 race in Aragon.

For this 19-lap race that will take place with temperatures of 28 ° in the air and 38 ° on the ground under an overcast sky, the first row is made up of Dominique Aegerter, Nicolò Bulega (Aruba.it Racing WorldSSP Team) with his Ducati Panigale V2 and Dutchman Glenn Van Straalen (EAB Racing Team) that crashed without injuries in the first race with his white and red Yamaha. carry on Can Oncu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) on ​​his ZX-6R, Federico Caricasulo (Althea Racing) his Ducati, and therefore Lorenzo Baldassarri who wins a spot in the absence of Jules Cluzel while Andy Verdoia (GMT94 Yamaha) will start 11th after getting his best result of the season yesterday (8th).

When the red lights go out, Dominique Aegerter retains the advantage of its pole position while Yari Montella (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) makes a mistake in the first corner.

Lorenzo Baldassarri lost his start and is 7th while Nicolò Bulega harness the power of your Ducati to take the lead on the straight.

Bahattin Sofuoglu (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) lost control of his machine on turn # 11.

Dominique Aegerter he clings behind the V2 and the two men begin to widen the gap.

In the next pass, Glenn Van Straalen lives its second fall of the weekend, still without the slightest gravity.

Lorenzo Baldassarri produces its effort and returns to Federico Caricasulo which ranks third.

In your mind Niccolo Bulega manages to take three steps ahead Dominique Aegerter which, as a result, is not immune to an attack of Federico Caricasulo.

After a third of the race, Federico Caricasulo i Lorenzo Baldassarri get over it Dominique Aegerter while the four men are grouped in the lead, with a lead of more than three seconds in a stunning Stefano Manzi (Dynavolt Triumph), left 17th!

Nine turns of the checkered flag, Lorenzo Baldassarri took second place while Dominique Aegerter recovers the third at the expense of a Federico Caricasulo which widens and seems to let go of the leading group.

The podium therefore seems constituted, but the order is yet to be determined!

With Niccolò Bulega, Lorenzo Baldassarri i Dominique Aegerterthe podium therefore seems constituted, but the order is yet to be determined!

Lorenzo Baldassarri he took the lead four laps to the end, moments before Dominique Aegerter also surpasses the Ducati of Nicolò Bulega turn # 11.

The Ducati quickly grabs and Dominique Aegerterwhich he obviously had under his handle, he took command three laps from the finish.

Mass has been said! 9th consecutive victory in 10 races for the reigning world champion!

Championship status:

Next meeting in Most (Czech Republic) on the weekend of July 31st.

Race 2 Supersport results in Donington Park:

Rating credit: WorldSBK.com

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