Dominique Aegerter ends glorious MotoE season with P4 in final race
One day after winning the MotoE title, Dominique Aegerter and his Dynavolt Intact GP crew had to fight one last time for victory in the final race at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. As always, the best MotoE riders in the world put up a fierce fight, which ended in fourth place for the Swiss rider after a near collision.
There was not much at stake, but Dominique Aegerter would not be the 2022 World Cup winner if he had not fought once again in the season finale as if the title decision was still to be made.
The start, as well as the formation in the first lap, seemed like déjà vu from Saturday, because again it was the Italian Mattia Casadei who grabbed the holeshot from pole setter Aegerter, while Eric Granado took up the chase in third position.
Initially, a thrilling duel developed between Casadei and the 31-year-old Swiss, in which it seemed as if the Dynavolt Intact GP rider could go a tad faster. A brilliant manoeuvre on lap five with a spectacular line choice briefly gave the World Cup winner the lead. But the danger was not yet banned with just under three laps remaining, as the interlude at the front not only brought Granado closer, but also Jordi Torres and last year's Misano winner Matteo Ferrari.
A braking error and a near collision between Casadei and Aegerter on the last lap decided this brilliant fight for victory, in which Matteo Ferrari finally rolled over the line as the winner, closely followed by Mattia Casadei, Eric Granado, and Dominique Aegerter in fourth position.
The finale of this superb MotoE season could hardly have been more exciting. With a lead of 34.5 points, Dominique Aegerter is the new and last reigning FIM Enel MotoE World Cup winner on an Energica bike, because from next season on, the bikes will be supplied by Ducati.
1. Matteo FERRARI/ ITA
2. Mattia CASADEI/ ITA – (+0.195)
3. Eric GRANADO/ BRA – (+0.673)
4. Dominique AEGERTER/ SWI – (+1.092)
MotoE World Cup
1. AEGERTER Dominique / SWI / 227 *WORLD CUP WINNER 2022*
2. GRANADO Eric / BRA / 192.5
3. FERRARI Matteo / ITA / 162.5
4. CASADEI Mattia/ ITA/ 156
5. PONS Miquel / SPA / 124
6. OKUBO Hikari / JPN / 95.5
7. CANEPA Niccolo/ ITA / 94.5
8. GARZO Hector / SPA / 86
9. ESCRIG Alex/ SPA/ 79
10. ZANNONI Kevin/ ITA/ 71.5