Having been in full-time World Championship competition since 2007, Dominique Aegerter, at the age of 30, will step into World Supersport for the first time. Enjoying top ten finishes in the 125cc World Championship from 2007 to 2009, he moved up to Moto2™ in 2010. He took a first podium in the class in the final race of 2011 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia and had been a front runner in the class ever since, taking a historic first win in 2014 at the Sachsenring, on his way to fifth overall in the Championship.
Since that career high, Aegerter hasn’t been able to mount a Championship challenge and has struggled on comparatively uncompetitive machinery. The Swiss rider took his last Moto2™ podium in 2015 but did enjoy two victories in the MotoE™ World Cup in 2020. For 2021, he makes the switch to the World Supersport class with the most successful team in the Championship’s history: Ten Kate Racing. The Dutch squad want to return to winning ways and Aegerter may just be the rider to deliver their desire.