2019/03/31 - Moto2™ WM 2019: #ArgentinaGP / Race Report

Deserved fruits not taken

The first points with MV Agusta in mind, Dominique Aegerter make a rare mistake during Sunday’s race in sweltering conditions.

Dominique Aegerter’s uphill from and also that from his still all-new MV Agusta Moto2 machine was unmissable to see on race day in Argentina either. After a good start, the 28-year-old Swiss rider climbed up positions quickly to found himself battling for the points all the way. During the last lap, though, he obviously wanted a bit too much.

The championship remains for round three of the calendar at the American continent when in two weeks Austin’s massive Circuit Of The America awaits the series.

#77 Dominique AEGERTER (MV Agusta Idealavoro Forward, MV Agusta F2), 20th:

"The weekend reviewed in general, we’ve made progress again. During practice sessions as well as in qualifying, we’re much closer to the front. The race itself has started just as well. Right from the start, I was involved in a battle for the last points positions. Our pace was really strong today and so with increasing race distance, we didn’t lose so much to the leaders. That was our goal of course. Until my mistake in the last lap, we were able to lower our gap in comparison with the Qatar race by ten seconds. I pushed from the beginning to the end and I gave always more than 100 percent. At the end, however, I tried to win the one or another position. In doing so, I pushed the front a bit too hard at the end of the back straight and then I lost it. Luckily, I was able to re-start the bike and finish the race. That was certainly important too."

"But I wanted to bring home the first points for this project today. Without that stupid fall, P13 with just 16 seconds off the race winners time would have been possible at least. This is certainly a positive aspect and highly encouraging for all of us. On the other hand, I’m disappointed and I’m obviously sorry for the team as well. They’ve worked incredible hard all weekend long again. However, the same applies to the engineers in MV Agusta at home in Italy because they’ve brought a better bike in a short time. So, this is why we’ve to stay positive. I’m sure that we can bring MV Agusta back to its great success of the past. I won’t stop doing to work as hard as possible for that."

#ArgentinaGP Moto2™ - Race Classification after 23 Laps:
1 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI / ITA / Flexbox HP 40 / KALEX / 39´46.000
2 Remy GARDNER / AUS / ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team / KALEX / +1.244
3 Alex MARQUEZ / SPA / Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS / KALEX / +1.817
20 #77 Dominique AEGERTER / SWI / MV Agusta Idealavoro Forward / MV Agusta / +56.934

Moto2™ World Standing:
1 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI / ITA / KALEX / 50
2 Remy GARDNER / AUS / KALEX / 33
3 Marcel SCHRÖTTER / GER / KALEX / 27