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Aegerter to test Avintia MotoGP™ bike

Aegerter to test Avintia MotoGP™ bike

Moto2™ rider Dominique Aegerter will experience his first taste of MotoGP™ as he takes to the Avintia Racing machine on Monday’s day of post-race testing in Barcelona.

Recognised over recent years for his lightning-quick race starts and consistent performances, Aegerter has begun 2014 in strong fashion, with a front row grid slot in Austin and podium finishes in both the Texas and Jerez races. Riding for Technomag carXpert, the 23-year-old Swiss currently sits joint third in Moto2™.

“It’s nice to be able to test a MotoGP™ bike for the first time,” Aegerter stated at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Thursday. “Avintia gave me the opportunity to ride the bike and I’m looking forward to it. We had some contact with the team because some of our mechanics know some people there. When they started speaking about next year, I said I would like to test a bike at some point; so we asked the team, this test was coming up and I was able to do it with them.”

Asked whether this test could lead to a possible full-time MotoGP™ debut in 2015, Aegerter noted that he continues to keep a close eye on potential opportunities for the future.

“I think it’s too early to say,” he continued. “For sure, we will look at what is the best opportunity with team and bike in MotoGP™. Maybe I will stay again in Moto2™. I really don’t know, but for sure you need to check now about what could happen next year, because in one or two months everything will already be quite fixed. That’s why we are keeping our ears open to see what could happen.

“At the moment, I’m looking at it from race to race and concentrating on this year. My team and my manager will find the best way with me for next year. I would like to finish in the top three at the end of this season with more podiums and some wins; if I could do this and have a good chance to go up, then maybe I will move up.”

Aegerter has finished inside the top five at every Moto2™ race bar two so far this season. His campaign now continues with the Catalan Grand Prix this weekend.

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