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2018/06/14 - GP de Catalunya / Preview

#CatalanGP: BARCELONA THE NEXT STOP ON THE WAY TO RETURN TO FULL COMPETIVINESS

BARCELONA THE NEXT STOP ON THE WAY TO RETURN TO FULL COMPETIVINESS

After a successful return to action two weeks ago in Italy, Dominique Aegerter headings with strengthened self-confidence to the next season’s classic event not far from Spain’s vibrant metropole Barcelona this weekend.

Swiss rider Dominique Aegerter worked hard on his fitness during the break after his unexpectedly strong comeback to racing in Mugello. After a short rest, the 27-year-old was finally able to start with a training program, specifically adapted to his injury regarding to gain back mobility and strengthen of the right leg. So, Aegerter feels in a better condition and therefore he is striving for a further step at this weekend’s round seven in the northern part of Spain.

The weekend at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, located approximately 20 kilometres northwest of Barcelona, got underway with a very emotional moment. In memory of Luis Salom who passed away two years ago, a graffiti portrait of the Mallorquin rider was revealed at turn twelve, at that place where Salom’s fatal crash happened during the second free practice session in 2016.

#77 Dominique AEGERTER (Kiefer Racing), Championship position 11th (20 points):

"With regard to my state of health, I can report positive progress. Obviously, I’m not yet the old one, but good physiotherapy helps me a lot because one week ago I was able to start working with my pelvic and right leg in order the re-gain more mobility and power which is increasing day by day though pain is still there as well as the stress at the end of a day I also feel. But I’m glad that I can continuously push my training. I’m therefore in a better shape than two weeks ago at Mugello. From that point I go with higher expectations into this weekend’s Barcelona Grand Prix where I like the track but at the same time I’m already excited to see the newly changed layout and to ride at the resurfaced track. From this, I only heard positive things after recently testing there. So, Barcelona should be the next step to come back to where we were before the injury. Therefore, I want to keep making progress on that level during the Mugello race already from the first practice."

Facts Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya:
First time to host the GP de Catalunya: 1995
Länge: 4.627 Meter
Breite: 12 Meter
Längste Gerade: 1.047 Meter
Linkskurven: 6
Rechtskurven: 8
Beste Moto2™ Pole-Position: -
Moto2™ Rundenrekord: -
Dominique Aegerters Resultate 2017: Startposition 18 / 16.

Moto2™ Time Schedule GP de Catalunya (MESZ):
Freitag, 15. Juni: 10:55 - 11:40 FP1
Freitag, 15. Juni: 15:05 - 15:50 FP2
Samstag, 16. Juni: 10:55 - 11:40 FP3
Samstag, 16. Juni: 15:05 - 15:50 QP
Sonntag, 17. Juni: 09:10 - 09:30 Warm-Up
Sonntag, 17. Juni: 12:20 Rennen (22 Runden - 101,794 km)

Moto2™ World Standing:
1 Francesco BAGNAIA / ITA / KALEX / 111
2 Miguel OLIVEIRA / POR /KTM / 98
3 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI / ITA / KALEX / 84
4 Alex MARQUEZ / SPA / KALEX / 78
5 Joan MIR / SPA / KALEX / 64
6 Xavi VIERGE / SPA / KALEX / 59
7 Mattia PASINI / ITA / KALEX / 58
8 Brad BINDER / RSA / KTM / 47
9 Marcel SCHRÖTTER / GER / KALEX / 37
10 Iker LECUONA / SPA / KTM / 26
11 #77 Dominique AEGERTER / SWI / KTM / 20
12 Fabio QUARTARARO / FRA / Speed Up / 20
13 Luca MARINI / ITA / KALEX / 19
14 Simone CORSI / ITA / Speed Up / 18
15 Andrea LOCATELLI / ITA / KALEX / 16