With full throttle into the second double battle of the season at Le Mans
Dynavolt Intact GP Team rider Dominique Aegerter is chasing a total of 50 World Championship points up for grabs in France ahead of the third and fourth rounds of the season in a bid to put his biggest challenger to date, Eric Granado, in his place.
For Dominique Aegerter, the newly introduced double races in MotoE are already practised, after all, the reigning Supersport World Champion is familiar with this format from the WSSP category. The 31-year-old is, therefore, all the more pleased to have two chances to claim his first win of the season in the electric class from 13 - 15 May, after finishing second and fourth in the opening races in Spain a fortnight ago.
Only 17 points separate the Swiss from Jerez double race winner Eric Granado at the moment. When MotoE debuted at the 4.2km Bugatti Circuit 200 kilometres southwest of Paris in 2021, Aegerter finished fourth. Although a fourth place in this fiercely contested Cup is a strong performance, in the end, every point counts in the title fight.
For the SHARK Grand Prix de France, the 2021 Cup runner-up hopes for dry conditions, conditions that were comparatively rare on race weekends at Le Mans. One of the reasons why rain is so feared in MotoE is that the tight schedule and short sessions leave little time to find a rain set-up. However, the forecasts for the coming days could live up to the hopes of the title-hungry Swiss.
Whether Dominique Aegerter will manage to get an optimal starting position for the races on Saturday and Sunday will be shown in qualifying, which starts at 16:50 (CEST) on Friday afternoon.
FRIDAY, MAY 13th
08:25-08:45 MotoE™ FP1
12:35-12:55 MotoE™ FP2
16:50-17:00 MotoE™ Q1
17:10-17:20 MotoE™ Q2
SATURDAY, MAY 14th
16:25 MotoE™ Race 1 (8 Laps)
SUNDAY, MAY 15th
15:30 MotoE™ Race 2 (8 Laps)