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Aegerter in Australia: crash and P7!

Dominik Eckerter is back in the Superbike World Championship: in Australia he was shot down in the sprint race but finished 7th in Race 2 past Petrucci and Rea.

In Saturday’s Race 1 in Australia, Superbike rider Dominik Eckerter (Yamaha) dropped from a sensational third place finish to 13th after deteriorating tyres. On Sunday, the two-time Supersport world champion got another chance to make the most of Row 1 in a dry Superpole race. The Swiss was fighting valiantly in a large group for the last place on the podium when he was shot by teammate Remy Gardner (Yamaha) after five laps and crashed out of the race.

Dominik Egerter was shot down by teammate Remy Gardner (87) in the Super Bowl.

He showed just how good Egerder is by burning the fastest race lap on the asphalt in the Superpole race.

Domefighter prevails

With a zero in the Superbowl race, however, Ekerter’s starting position in the second race in Australia was no longer so good: Ekerter had to line up in 10th place on the grid in 4th row! Ekerter lost positions in the first laps when world champion Alvaro Bautista (Ducati) pulled away to the front again. Behind Danilo Petrucci (Ducati) in 11th place he lost touch with a large group of followers.

Australia: Tommy Egerter closed the gap on the chasing pack after battling with Danilo Petrucci in Race 2 in his first Superbike race weekend.

Akerter finally won against the Italian. The Swiss made up two more places when Alex Lowes (Kawasaki) tore past Tobrak Raskatlioglu (Yamaha) in the gravel. After some time he was able to gradually close the gap to the group fighting for fourth place. On the last lap, Ekerter fought hard past multichamp Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) for seventh place – Ekerter has definitely arrived in the Superbike World Championship!

With his three wins in Australia, World Champion Bautista has already clearly separated himself in the World Championship and is already 28 points ahead of his closest follower, Andrea Locatelli (Yamaha)! Despite the annoying zero, Akerder is already ranked 11th.

Results, Phillip Island (AUS)

Race 1

Superpole race

Race 2

World Cup standings