Dominique Aegerter (Kiefer Racing) was just majestic at Misano (ITA) for a stunning wet win. He mastered the soaking conditions to take his second ever Grand Prix victory, under pressure from title challenger and compatriot Tom Lüthi (CarXpert Interwetten) throughout until pulling away over the final laps to take the first win on a Suter since Valencia 2014.
After consistently strong performing during all practice sessions, with qualifying for third position on the starting grid as climax thus far, due to the rain he saw his chances of achieving a top result disappearing. But as soon the lights went out, the Suter rider from the canton of Bern showed great skills dealing with these extremely difficult track conditions. The two Swiss riders remained locked together for much of the race and Aegerter held firm under the pressure.
#77 Dominique Aegerter commented: “I’m so happy. I had to wait more than three years for this moment to finally be at the top again. I’m very happy for myself and also for my team, it’s such an important success. At this point, I would like to thank everybody for the great work we have done this weekend. But this morning, I did not trust my eyes when I woke up and saw that it was raining.
During the race, the conditions were very difficult. There was a lot of water in many places which made it very slippery. In any case, I definitely wanted to win this race and I would have done everything to make myself broad if Tom would have launched an attack. It was a huge challenge to stay calm and focussed. It’s a great feeling and I think Tom and I have written history today. For a small country like Switzerland, such a success does not happen every day, foremost because we have no race tracks. We all waited a long time for this moment. Thanks to my team, to Suter and to my other partners. They gave me a winning package this weekend.”