Aegerter was likely for a report-breaking 10th consecutive victory in the major aid series for the World Superbike Championship, acquiring been unbeaten considering that the next race of the period opener at Aragon.
But the Swiss rider was unlucky to be caught in a five-rider pile-up triggered by Puccetti Kawasaki rider Can Oncu at the start out of the Most double-header, leaving him out of the race even before he had produced his way by means of Transform 1.
While the DNF would have only occur as a slight blow to his title defence aspirations supplied the hefty advantage he had in the standings, it later on emerged that Aegerter had intentionally stayed on the ground in an attempt to prompt a crimson flag, quite possibly in the hope of rejoining at the restart.
The race, even so, ongoing as normal, enabling his chief championship rival and fellow Yamaha rider Lorenzo Baldassari to take his second earn of the time.
As a result, the Aegerter was banned from getting aspect in the next section of the double-header, with the stewards deeming that he had acted in an unsporting fashion in the speedy aftermath of the race.
Aegerter admitted to getting tried using to delay the restoration method and power a race stoppage in a doc submitted to stewards during the enquiry.
The 31-calendar year-aged also afterwards issued an apology to the community through his Ten Kate group, having full accountability for his steps.
“First of all, I am sorry about the whole scenario that arose immediately after the incident in Race 1,” he stated. “As it was a quite frantic predicament, I did not act effectively and designed faults. There was a great deal of stress, adrenaline and thoughts. I in no way wanted to place other men and women in danger I want to apologise for that.
“The championship is not concluded still, our emphasis now lies on the 2nd part of the season in which I, alongside one another with the team, will do the job pretty challenging to carry out in the ideal way attainable.
“I want to thank the staff and all the sponsors, my relatives, friends and fans and everyone else for their unconditional help. We will in no way give up, see you in Magny-Cours.”
Andrea Dosoli, Dominique Aegerter, 10 Kate Racing Yamaha
Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Photos
Ten Kate group principal Kervin Bos said “it is of system exceptionally regrettable what has happened” but backed Aegerter to bounce back strongly immediately after the summer time break in September.
“It is distinct that a great deal of variables motivated what inevitably led to this final result,” he extra.
“They contact Ten Kate Racing ‘Team Rocky’ for a purpose, since we often get back up and we will do so all over again this time. We accept this setback and will operate tricky to return to Magny-Cours more robust than ever immediately after the summer crack.”
Interestingly, the series’ Main Healthcare Officer declared that Aegerter was unfit for the 2nd race owing to a attainable concussion soon after inspecting him at the Healthcare Centre, whilst a re-look at on Sunday morning concluded that that he was in truth in good shape to ride – just before the ban was handed to him.
Aegerter’s main championship rival Baldassari went on to earn the 2nd race of the Most weekend in his absence, slashing his benefit by 50 factors to just 14 ahead of the 2nd fifty percent of the year.