Dominique Aegerter became a regular World Championship competitor in the 2007 season. The Swiss youngster started out in motocross, before switching his focus to road racing. In 2003 he achieved seventh position in the ADAC Junior Cup, subsequently competing in the German 125cc national championship until his Grand Prix debut appearances.
Aegerter rode alongside Raffaele de Rosa and Simone Grotzkyj in his rookie season, and had three point-scoring finishes before the end of the year. He rode for the Ajo Motorsport team in 2008 when, in just his second full season in Grand Prix racing, he achieved 16th in the final standings. In 2009 under the Ajo Interwetten banner Aegerter rose to 13th in the standings with a best finish of sixth at Le Mans.
in 2010 the Swiss rode a Suter prototype for Technomag-CIP in the Moto2 class and achieved more than several top ten finishes. On September 5, 2010, Dominique's teammate, Shoya Tomizawa, suffered a horrific, fatal crash at Misano. Dominique bravely maintained his composure for the rest of the season and finished an admirable 16th place in the final standings. Technomag has re-signed him for 2011 and he will ride with a new teammate, Kenan Sofuoglu.
Dominique Aegerter #77 - Technomag - CIP Racing
Born: September 30 , 1990
Dominique Aegerter 2011 Moto2 Results
Announced as a new 4-stroke MotoGP World Championship class in 2010, Moto2 replaced the 250cc category. Moto2 is intended to be a prestigious yet cost-effective accompaniment to the premier class of MotoGP. Some of the key characteristics of this category of Grand Prix racing are a single engine supplier and a single tyre supplier. Honda Racing Corporation was chosen as the engine supplier, while Dunlop, currently present in the 125cc World Championships provide the tyres.
Moto2 technical specifications - in a nutshell
Powered by a one-make 600cc 4-stroke engine, producing around 150hp, the Moto2 class will continue the 250cc series' pursuit of developmental excellence with the running of a prototype chassis -free from limitation.
No production bike parts will be permitted for the frame, swing arm, fuel tank, seat or cowling, meaning that these aspects of the machine will be left to the manufacturer and designers' discretion.
Electronic systems will be more limited than those previously permitted in 250cc, which had seen select factories bringing in traction control in recent years. Moto2 rules will allow for data loggers, ECU and timing transponders supplied by the organiser, with a maximum total cost of the ECU's components set at 650 euros. No other electronic control, nor datalogging systems, will be present on the bikes.
Experience the excitement of season 2 of Moto2 Racing as Dominique Aegerter rides to capture his first Moto2 Championship crown.