2022 Misano WorldSSP Race 2 Results: Hard-Fought Duel Decided On Penultimate Lap

Dominique Aegerter has extended his race winning streak to seven races in a row, taking a hard-fought win against Lorenzo Baldassarri in the second WorldSSP race. Baldassarri got a strong start, taking the lead on the first lap. Aegerter found himself stuck behind Yari Montella for the first third of the race, and finding himself with a second to make up on Baldassarri once he finally got through on Montella.

Aegerter hunted down Baldassarri over the next couple of laps, getting onto the back of the Italian and then biding his time as the pair broke away from the battle behind. Baldassarri looked to have the upper hand, easily controlling the Ten Kate rider. Aegerter launched his attack with two laps to go, firing his Yamaha up the inside of Baldassarri into Quercia, but running wide and letting the Italian back through. But Baldassarri had a moment on the exit of Tramonto as he tried to get the power down for the back straight, missing out on drive and allowing Aegerter to catch him down the straight and attack going into Turns 13 and 14, getting past to take the lead. From there, he held off the Italian to take victory and extend his lead in the championship.

Nicola Bulega finished third, after disposing of Yari Montella and the other riders battling for the final step on the podium. Stefan Manzi came out on top of that group, ending the race fourth, ahead of Can Öncü and Federico Caricasulo.


Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6  
2 7 L. BALDASSARRI Yamaha YZF R6 0.338
3 11 N. BULEGA Ducati Panigale V2 6.122
4 62 S. MANZI Triumph Street Triple RS 7.824
5 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 2.555
6 64 F. CARICASULO Ducati Panigale V2 0.645
7 55 Y. MONTELLA Kawasaki ZX-6R 0.359
8 27 M. CASADEI MV Agusta F3 800 RR 15.994
9 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 16.144
10 3 R. DE ROSA Ducati Panigale V2 6.139
11 94 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6 27.861
12 38 H. SOOMER Triumph Street Triple RS 28.553
13 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 28.862
14 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 0.128
15 99 A. HUERTAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 29.170
16 17 K. SMITH Yamaha YZF R6 31.734
17 73 M. KOFLER Ducati Panigale V2 1.973
18 54 B. SOFUOGLU MV Agusta F3 800 RR 35.534
19 28 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 36.326
20 90 M. PATACCA Ducati Panigale V2 1.127
21 29 N. SPINELLI Ducati Panigale V2 0.669
22 52 P. HOBELSBERGER Yamaha YZF R6 0.689
23 22 F. FULIGNI Ducati Panigale V2 3.151
24 50 O. VOSTATEK Yamaha YZF R6 43.728
25 36 S. KROEZE Yamaha YZF R6 49.908
26 21 B. CURRIE Kawasaki ZX-6R 4.757
27 6 J. BUIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 18.270
RET 24 L. TACCINI Yamaha YZF R6 7 Laps
RET 13 L. OTTAVIANI Yamaha YZF R6 8 Laps
RET 10 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 15 Laps
RET 32 O. BAYLISS Ducati Panigale V2 15 Laps
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Has Aegerter tasted from the same cup as A Espargaro?

Both have reached new levels at ages where it doesn't usually happen.

Aegerter has dropped from the GP classes to achieve results he would never have dreamed of. 17 Supersport wins in a year and a half plus a couple of MotoE wins. His previous results have been solid, two Moto2 season 5th places on Suters, one win, 2 and 3 at Suzuka but nothing to indicate he could dominate a class like he is doing.