Dominique Aegerter starts his pre-season preparations for the electric bike series today, Monday, in southern Spain.
31-year-old Dominique Aegerter has moved from icy cold of Sweden, where he participated in an event with icedrifting.ch last week, to the warm south to Spain. In Andalusia, the first official MotoE test will take place from Monday to Wednesday at the Circuito de Jerez.
The all-rounder in motorcycle racing will contest his third season with German based Dynavolt Intact GP team this year. With an upgraded Energica bike from Italy and a new crew led by South Tyrolean Patrick Mellauner and Spaniard Joan Thomas Salva as mechanic, there will be plenty of new things to explore during this test.
#77 Dominique AEGERTER (Dynavolt Intact GP, Energica):
"After a good and extensive winter training, I am now looking forward to the first test with aboard a proper race bike. Above all our first MotoE test will be very exciting in many respects. Since I have a new crew, we will start from scratch at this occasion. But the mood is already very positive, especially since the Energica technicians also had good news ready. They talked about a new drive unit that would be 15 kilograms lighter than the previous one. This advance would reduce the total weight of the bike to 255 kg. In addition, revs are also said to have been increased. This is certainly very encouraging news as far as the now four-year-old electric racing bike is concerned. In that time, as we know, there has been very little further development."
"So, over these three days we have an extensive program to reel off. The most important thing will be to get up to speed with the new crew as quickly as possible before we start trying out setting adjustments and fine tune the transmission. As there are again only two official MotoE tests this year, I will also use these days to prepare myself optimally for the season in the World Cup, so that we can play a role right from the beginning again at the opening round early in May."