Dominique Aegerter aiming for MotoGP move in 2015

By Matthew Birt -

MotoGP

 02 July 2014 11:26

Moto2 front-runner Dominique Aegerter is hoping he can secure a full-time switch to MotoGP in 2015.

The Swiss rider made his MotoGP debut recently when he tested the Avintia Kawasaki Open class machine at the one-day post race session in Catalunya.

Aegerter, who has finished on the Moto2 podium twice in 2014, is now hoping he can clinch switch to the blue riband class and he told MCN: “I would like to finish in the top three in Moto2 and then move up to MotoGP. I will see if we have good offers in MotoGP but if I don’t get a competitive bike then it will be better for me to stay in Moto2. You need to have a competitive bike and be in a very good team in MotoGP, otherwise I will stay in Moto2.”

Reflecting on his first taste of MotoGP in Barcelona, Aegerter said he was blown away by the speed of the tuned Kawasaki ZX-10R motor and he added: “The most impressive thing was the power because it was completely crazy. The Moto2 bike doesn’t have so much power but the carbon brakes I understood very well. The Bridgestone front tyre you can brake a lot inside the corner. For me the feedback was not so much but you can keep braking. And the traction control for helps in the corners and the riding style is a little bit different to pick up the bike and get on the power out of the corner.”

Aegerter is hoping he can get a further MotoGP test later in the season and he added: “I hope I can test some other bikes because I have learned about the tyres and the brakes and the power. I’d like to try something like the Forward Yamaha.”