WorldSSP heads back to Estoril as Aegerter's rivals look to close the gap

WorldSSP heads back to Estoril as Aegerter's rivals look to close the gap

13.05.2022: What to look out for in Assen Championship P1 – 95 points Dominique Aegerter (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha): “I claimed my first victory in Superport there, so I have great memories from there…”

What to look out for in Assen


 
Championship P1 – 95 points
Dominique Aegerter (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha): “I claimed my first victory in Superport there, so I have great memories from there…”


•    Aegerter took his first WorldSSP win at Estoril in 2021.
•    So far in 2022, he stood on the podium at every race, including three victories.
•    Aegerter leads WorldSSP standings by 30 points.


“Estoril is a very nice track. We tested there about a month ago, but the weather was really bad. We have some data from last year. I claimed my first victory in Superport there, so I have great memories from there. I’ll just focus lap by lap, from Friday to Superpole, Race 1, Race 2 … I’ll just focus on the race weekend.”
 




Championship P2 – 65 points
Lorenzo Baldassari (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team): “It’s going to be an interesting weekend…”


•    It will be his first time in Estoril with WorldSSP.
•    He raced there in 2011 with the Red Bull Rookies Cup with a second place as his best result.


“The year I won Red Bull Rookies Cup, my first two races where there and I think I was on the podium for both races. I like the track, it’s interesting the chicane and then up hill. I like a lot the last corner, it’s very fast. It’s going to be an interesting weekend.”
 




Championship P3 – 56 points
Nicolo Bulega (Aruba.it Racing WorldSSP Team): “The objective is to close the gap with our rivals…”


•    It will be his first time racing at the Circuito Estoril.
•    So far this season, he finished on the podium twice, both time in third place.


“I’m excited to go to Estoril. It’s a new track for me. I’m looking forward to being competitive like in the first two races. The objective is to close the gap with our rivals who are going really fast. I’m now third in the standings, I want to stay focused for the Championship and try to be fast at every race.”
 



To keep an eye on



Glenn van Straalen (EAB Racing Team) stands in fourth place in the Championship standings with 46 points. He had a solid start to the season and will hope to bounce back after not finishing Assen Race 2.



Niki Tuuli (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) is fifth in the standings with MV Agusta and only six points behind van Straalen. Having finished in the top ten for the first four races of the season, he will be looking at claiming his first podium of 2022.



In sixth place in the standings is Can Oncu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing). In Estoril his objective is clear: “I will try to win in Estoril” he said following his second podium of the season in Assen.




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Championship standings (after Race 2 - Round 2)


1. Dominique Aegerter (SUI) Yamaha (95 points)
2. Lorenzo Baldassari (ITA) Yamaha (65 points)
3. Nicolo Bulega (ITA) Ducati (56 points)



Full Championship Standings






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