Aegerter ‘right on target’ for championship

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Friday, 24 May 2013

Dominique Aegerter was all smiles leaving Le Mans on Sunday, strengthening his championship position as most of his closest rivals slipped out of the race. The Swiss rider now sits only five points away from second place in the championship.

Although Britain’s Scott Redding triumphed and was thus able to leave France with a convincing lead in the title race, Aegerter was one of only three riders in the current championship top six who was able to score. He finished fourth, having risen by nine positions from 13th on the starting grid.

"My start was perfect – just as I had imagined before the race," the 22-year-old Technomag carXpert rider recalled. "Needless to say it was a very greasy track and the grip levels were more than precarious. When it started to rain a little, I knew that the race may be stopped and was trying in vain to pick up more places.

 "I eventually finished just 1.7 seconds away from victory and find myself (joint) third in the World Championship, so I’m right on target."

Sunday was also a good day for Randy Krummenacher, as the compatriot and teammate to Aegerter broke his duck by scoring for the first time; the ride to 11th place at the chequered flag was even sweeter when considering he had started 32nd.

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