News 30 Sep 2022

WorldSBK step for Aegerter with Yamaha in 2023

Swiss rider to join Gardner at GYTR GRT outfit from next year.

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Reigning Supersport World champion (WorldSSP) Dominique Aegerter will step to the Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) next year with GYTR GRT Yamaha, joining Australian Remy Gardner in the outfit from 2023.

Last season, Aegerter delivered a dominant rookie WorldSSP campaign and claimed 10 victories and 15 podiums en route to the title with Ten Kate Yamaha, on track to make it back-to-back championships in the category this year.

“I’m super happy to join Yamaha in the WorldSBK championship next season,” Aegerter shared. “It is a great opportunity for me, and a fantastic reward for the world championship title last year and for leading the WorldSSP series this year.

“I’m looking forward to riding for the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team, and racing alongside Remy Gardner who, as a former Moto2 world champion and current MotoGP rider, will be a strong teammate.

“I can’t wait for the first test aboard the Yamaha R1 as it’s clearly a competitive bike, with Toprak [Razgatlioglu] racing it to the world championship last year and in the title hunt once again this season.

“I am happy to have this opportunity, and I want to thank Yamaha and the GYTR GRT Yamaha team for believing in me. I will give it everything I have next season, but for now, my focus is on securing a second successive world title in WorldSSP.”

The 31-year-old boasts a wealth of experience, including a MotoE World Championship that he wrapped up this year, a Moto2 World Championship victory and recent laps spent testing Team Suzuki Ecstar’s MotoGP bike.

He effectively replaces Kohta Nozane in the squad from next season, as team regular Garrett Gerloff already confirmed he will move to Bonovo Action BMW for 2023.

Aegerter leads the 2022 WorldSSP standings by 36 points with four rounds remaining in the season.