Aegerter claims historic victory on Ten Kate Racing’s home soil at Assen

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The special Ten Kate Racing Yamaha livery enjoyed a successful first race outing at the TT Circuit Assen as Dominique Aegerter claimed his fourth consecutive WorldSSP Championship victory after a thrilling three-way battle at the front of the field in Race 1 for the Dutch Round.

Steven Odendaal (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team) got the holeshot into Turn 1 to take the lead but soon found himself down in third place on the opening lap as both Aegerter and Philipp Oettl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing). As seen before in 2021, the lead group contained plenty of riders all looking to break Aegerter’s winning streak.

After five laps, the lead trio of Aegerter, Oettl and Odendaal were the leading trio and all set fastest laps of the race to start pulling away from the chasing pack, with Aegerter continuing to lead the race despite Odendaal, in third, being the fastest rider of the three.

Oettl had been in the lead of the race before falling back behind Aegerter and Odendaal, with the pair running the SCX tyre while Oettl used the SC0.

Oettl was dropped by Aegerter and Odendaal as the race went on with Aegerter, riding a special livery for the Ten Kate Racing team, able to withstand the challenge from Odendaal as the Swiss rider extended his Championship lead over the South African, with Aegerter consistently on lap record pace including setting a new record of 1’37.688s.

After 18 laps, Aegerter finished three seconds clear of Odendaal with Oettl claiming third.

WorldSSP TT Circuit Assen - Race 1 

1. Dominique Aegerter (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha)
2. Steven Odendaal (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team) +2.846s
3. Philipp Oettl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) +8.871s
4. Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) +11.159s
5. Randy Krummenacher (EAB Racing Team) +11.276s
6. Manuel Gonzalez (Yamaha ParkinGo Team) +11.501s