How can Aegerter be crowned Champion in Argentina?

Friday, 15 October 2021 19:10 GMT

The Swiss rider can become the second rider from Switzerland to take the WorldSSP crown in Race 2 at San Juan Villicum


There is a possibility the FIM Supersport World Championship will be decided in Race 2 of the Motul Argentinean Round at the Circuito San Juan Villicum with Dominique Aegerter (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) looking to wrap up the 2021 title with a round to spare, with his current points margin at 52 points to title rival Steven Odendaal (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team).

For Aegerter to be Champion after Race 2 on Sunday in Argentina, he will need to be 50 points or more clear of his nearest rival. This means Swiss rider Aegerter, looking to become the second Swiss rider to take the WorldSSP title in three years, needs to lose two points or fewer to Odendaal on Sunday.

Aegerter will be crowned World Champion regardless of Odendaal’s results if he finishes ahead of the South African, as the gap will automatically be at least the current 52-point margin. If Aegerter finishes inside the top four and Odendaal is behind him, Aegerter will be crowned Champion on Sunday. If Aegerter takes fifth place and Odendaal is fourth place or lower, or Aegerter is sixth or seventh and Odendaal is fifth or lower, then Aegerter will be Champion.

If Aegerter takes seventh place, he needs Odendaal to finish either fifth or sixth, or behind him, to be crowned Champion. As Odendaal needs a minimum of three points to get the gap to 49 or lower, if Aegerter scores no points, any finish that is 14th or lower for the South African rider will mean Aegerter is crowned Champion.

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