Dominique Aegerter (l.) In action.
Yves Briguet (1994) and Randy Krummenacher (2019) were the only champions so far in the Supersport World Cup. Will the next one with Dominique be coming soon? Quite possible. But: In the first of two races in San Juan (Argentina) the man from Rohrbach missed the preliminary decision.
The 31-year-old finished fifth, just behind his biggest World Cup competitor, the South African Steven Odendaal. With this, Aegerter leads the overall ranking with a 52-point lead with three World Championship races before the end. He could make everything clear on Sunday. If he has 50 more points than Odendaal in the end, the title can no longer be taken from him. If the Bernese does not make it, the last two races will be in Indonesia in November.
At the foot of the Andes, Aegerter shows a solid race after a chaotic 30-hour journey. “I drive with my head,” he told SRF before the race. And that’s exactly what he does a short time later. After a good start he will soon overtake Odendaal, but then has to let the South African pass again.
But no problem, Aegerter will keep his blood and stay on course for world championship. By the way: As expected, the victory of the day goes to the 33-year-old Frenchman Jules Cluzel.